Community Service

A Controversial Proposition - An Honest Day's Work for an Honest Day's Pay

Michael Havis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Havis

The life of a jobseeker is not that of a bon viveur. It wasn't when I graduated amid a deep recession, nor is it today. Still, there was once a basic dignity in it if you were making an effort. Not for much longer it would seem.

Long-Term Unemployed Wombles ‘Still Picking Litter 45 Years Later'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Comedy

The Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the long-term unemployed to carry out community service work such as picking litter have been attacked after...

Vengeance in the Guise of 'Justice' Must Be Resisted

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

Vengeance is the darkest of human emotions. It is the belief that any injury that a person deals to you must be returned in kind. At its worst, it leads to feuds and atrocities; reprisals on top of reprisals. The Troubles in Northern Ireland could have ended so much sooner had it not been on for the desperation of either side to let no slight go unpunished. Yet for all this, it is surprisingly common for it to be glorified in the most unlikely of places.

Academics vs Community Service and Intercultural Engagement: Is One More Valuable Than the Other?

Shanna Engelhardt | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shanna Engelhardt

One thing that any student has to remember is how to manage time, and when your school places equal weight to academics and community service, it can feel somewhat overwhelming at times.

Driver Sentenced To Four Years After Killing Family In Crash

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

A driver has been convicted of causing the deaths of four people by careless driving after hitting a car which plunged into an isolated reservoir. ...

How Broad Beans Help Combat Social Isolation

Harbir Kaur | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Harbir Kaur

Today, there is a paucity of our more tangible community galvanisers, such as gathering at church or community events, which could ameliorate the risk of social isolation. Perhaps, for the digital natives, social isolation need not be an issue as these physical gatherings are digitally dissolved by global online communities.

Jeremy Kyle Guest Jailed For Going On Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

A guest on the Jeremy Kyle show has been jailed after he absconded from community service in order to appear on the talk show. 23-year-old Alister ...

Benefit Charges Simply Don't Suit a Country Like Britain

Phil Shanks | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

As 2011 gave way to a new year it seems the fireworks also reignited the debate on the cost of care provided by local authorities, and the issue of who pays.

Jacqui Smith's Home-Painting Is Probed

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has defended using day-release prisoners to paint her home, claiming they "didn't have anythin...