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Leaving Footprints of Generosity in Our Travels

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

There is encouragement and gratitude born when looking back on a life shift to see the pieces that created the first steps. Sometimes it is one large event that forces a redirection and other times it is a subtle series of events that can often be overlooked when viewed on their own.

Let's Not Rush Into the Cap

Sue Brown | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

With the budget fast approaching, the funding of social care should be uppermost in the Chancellor's mind, and in particular the proposed cap on the cost of care.

People Are Posting Incredible Selfies With This Street Art To Raise Money For LGBTQ Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At last -- a social media campaign for the greater good! Fitness brand Equinox have teamed up with artist, David Flores, to create amazing interactive...

It's Not Too Late to Heal Our World

Jared Joffe | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

'Survival of the fittest' That's the best way to describe life in the jungle, with animals doing whatever they need in order to stay alive. Apart from some unique mammals, morals are practically non existent in the wild because it's a 'kill or be killed' environment.

Pensioner 'Thrilled' As Late Wife's Wedding Dress Is Sold To Charity For £3,000

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A pensioner who donated his late wife's wedding dress to a charity shop has said he feels "proud and elated" that it sold for almost £3,000. The d...

26 Long Years Have Passed - Lee Is Still Missing

Peter Boxell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Boxell

At the time Lee went missing, there existed no organisation to provide counselling, support or guidance for families who were going through the turmoil of having a loved one missing. It wasn't until five years later, in 1993, that the National Missing Persons Helpline was founded in response to the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.

Against FGM:The Gutsy and Determined Girls Standing Up for Their Rights

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

I interviewed girls and young women who ran through wastelands climbing trees to hide from wild animals, who survived by eating shrubs and even dirt in order to escape. But, why am I talking about this now? Well, it's what's called the 'the cutting season'.

Ramadan Spirit Can Heal Our Fractured World

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this year's month of Ramadan, which is only a few days away, Muslims in the northern hemisphere will have very long days of fasting. In London it is expected to be around 19 hours of voluntary 'starvation' from food, drink and physical intimacy. This annual month-long fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam aimed to create 'God-consciousness' (taqwa in Arabic) amongst believers.

What Is It Like Being a CEO at 17?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

As you may already be aware I am part of the World Youth Organization, however, I am not just 'part' of it- but one of the CEOs. My partner Maliha Reza is also a CEO of the organisation and we both work tirelessly each day striving to make the World Youth Organization one of the best global youth charities.

What I Mean When I Talk About Boarding

Gerri McAndrew | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Gerri McAndrew

Is boarding the right choice for a child's development and overall well-being? When is it right for a child to spend most of the week at a school instead of at home? These are questions that often come up when discussing whether or not boarding is the right option for a child.

Real Life Forrest Gump Runs 42 Back-To-Back Marathons

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man dressed as Forrest Gump has ran the equivalent of 42 back-to-back marathons over 42 days. Ewan Gordon, from Oxfordshire, ran 26 miles a day ...

'Summer Is No Holiday For Some Kids' Says Charity Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

David Walliams is the voice of a new charity campaign, which aims to help children living in "poverty and abusive homes" enjoy their summer holiday. ...

Teen Teased For His Long Hair Set To Donate His Locks To Help Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

A teenage boy who has been "bullied" for having long hair has decided to donate his locks to a children's cancer charity to make wigs. Charlie Mars...

It's Not Easy Being a Young Carer but What's the Alternative?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicky Goulder

Young carers already face barriers in accessing support: not seeking help for fear of family breakup is a common occurrence. No one should be made to feel ashamed to be a young carer, just as an unwell or disabled family member should never be made to feel guilty about their condition.

Running for More Than Yourself

Lisa Regan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Sometimes we look to the wrong things to fulfil us or make ourselves happy, I believe happiness comes from simplicity. Look at your life and see what really has made you feel good and in a place where things are balanced and content.

Is Religion the World's Largest Social Enterprise Accelerator?

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Religion and its role within business is something which fascinates me and is not a topic I feel is widely discussed.

Can We Help Boardrooms Find an Untapped Reservoir of Talented Women?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

I'm an old-school feminist. I joined the workforce a week after my 16th birthday, less than two years after the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act hit the statute books. Although we had an Act of Parliament to say that we couldn't be discriminated against, I'm not sure that everyone believed it. Certainly my dad didn't.

Cheap Textiles Come at a High Price

Ruby Wright | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Ruby Wright

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These People Are Making The UK Happy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Britain's oldest female triathlete and an artist who turned a phone box into a library are among 100 people being celebrated for making the UK a happ...

Louise Ridley

This Anonymous Guy Helps Anyone, With Anything, For Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

[Picture: Ruth Hogben] I'm in a cafe in central London to meet a man who has just flown from the capital to Dublin. When he got there, he turne...

Beyoncé Sells 'BeyGOOD' T-Shirts To Help Haiti

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Style

Wanna dress like Beyoncé? Well now you can, and help save children's lives in one stylish swoop (trust Queen B to make this happen). During her tr...

An 8-Year-Old Boy Spent Two Years Growing His Hair For Charity. Then Chopped It Off.

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy who spent two years growing out his hair for children in need has finally had the chop and donated the ponytails to Children Wit...

This Despicable Scourge Needs to Be Taken Off Our Streets

Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ryan Barrell

In any other country someone who waves their arm in your face or shouts at you while you're trying to get somewhere would end up tasting a knuckle sandwich, but no. We're British, so we let it happen.

Mourning on Wheels

Jo Ivens | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Ivens

A year ago this week our mum died after she lost her third bout with Lymphoma. Today, in her memory, I set off on a 153-mile charity bike ride with one of my sisters, from the London hospital where mum had life-saving treatment in the 1980s to the Norwich hospital where she was cared for at the end of her life.

This Crackdown Could Signal The End Of 'Chuggers' Charity Street Collectors

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

One hundred towns have now limited the movements of charity muggers - "chuggers" - in a bid to prevent the street collectors hassling the public. C...