UK Community

Only By Working Together Can We Make Sure the Voices of Street Children Are Heard

David Schofield | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
David Schofield

There are many millions of children living or working on the streets. They are found in every continent and every country. But whether they live in Mumbai, Manchester or Mexico City, they can face many of the same daily risks and lack of opportunities often going unseen and unheard.

What I Might Have Said If I Had Been on Newsnight...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The Muslim community is far from perfect, but our misrepresentation as ‎squabbling men who need reforming through those who have themselves rejected the faith is ‎palpably absurd. Who speaks for Muslims? How about the myriad Muslims doing the hard graft on ‎the ground.‎

The Death of Multiculturalism?

Iram Sarwar | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
Iram Sarwar

Multiculturalism is dead in the UK. Or, that seems to be the message delivered by some of the highest figures in British politics...

Pharmacists: Ready, Willing and Able to Improve Patient Care

Ash Soni | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Ash Soni

For a long time awareness of what pharmacists do (in addition to dispensing medicines) and how they can help patients has been low. Yet pharmacists can support better patient centred care within health and social care, particularly with the support of other NHS colleagues. And that support is building.

It's Time to Be Brilliant

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Morrissey

As February draws to a close, most of our new years resolutions have stalled and it's clear that 'being the best version of yourself' isn't a big enough motivation. So how about changing the world?

Renewables: The Opportunity for Communities

Green Futures | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Greg Barker, the Conservative energy and climate minister, has championed the idea that more of our energy should be decentralised and low-carbon. With "sufficient financial rigour, affordable expansion [of local energy schemes] is achievable", he says.

Why Kick It Out Is My Valentine

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

In the year or so that I've been an Ambassador for Kick it Out I've seen them reach out to people of all ages, from incredibly challenging socio-economic backgrounds. I've seen them give hope.

Gain From Greening Your Lifestyle in 2014

Rob Crumbie | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Rob Crumbie

For those looking to gain more from going green in 2014 and help reduce the 171 million tonnes of waste produced in Britain every year, below are some quick and easy changes you can make:

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

Can National Voter Registration Day Spark a Revitalisation of Politics

Alvin Carpio | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alvin Carpio

Don't let politics die. Let this be the generation that recognises the value of politics as a change maker. Today marks one spark in what must be the revitalisation of politics. The health of our democracy depends on it.

In This World Cup Year, Remember the True Football Heroes

Sir Geoff Hurst | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport
Sir Geoff Hurst

I, of course, realised my ultimate dream in 1966. But this would not have been possible were it not for the volunteers who helped me play football when I was growing up and then later at my first club Chelmsford Boys, now known at Chelmsford City Youth FC.

Why Are We Ignoring the Human Cost of Benefits Street?

Louis Degenhardt | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Degenhardt

Benefits Street has provided a unique opportunity - it has made the nature of our welfare state an unprecedentedly hot topic. That chance needs to be seized upon by progressives everywhere. They must not get lost in the smaller picture, but change the nature of the debate itself.

San Patrignano UK - Now a Charity

Danny McCubbin | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Danny McCubbin

This week we are off to San Patrignano with a special team of volunteers who are going to work with me and be responsible for the admissions process here in the UK. This will mean that we will be able to support more people who are dependent on drugs and looking to enter the community in Italy.

Who Will Be Clever Enough to Be Britain's Next Mark Zuckerberg?

John Nickson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
John Nickson

We are suffering from a lack of leadership, something the Victorians had in spades. By failing to give significantly, the new rich are failing to set an example and inspire those who will follow them. Government makes noises about encouraging more philanthropy but most politicians follow focus groups rather offer leadership...

There's More to Shops Than Shopping

Jonathan Schifferes | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Jonathan Schifferes

In 2013 national retailers faced public and political scrutiny over supply chain practices, pay conditions and tax payments. In 2014, High Streets will continue to adapt, and new retail businesses will show us products and producers in new ways...

Police! Stop and Search - Finding a Solution to Duggan's Injustice

Ayesha Carmouche | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Ayesha Carmouche

Why is there such a divide between many communities and public institutions? And why is it that young people, particularly those with the extra complication of ethnicity, are still not treated as individuals deserving of equal status to that of the average middle age, white citizen?

A Good Deed in a World of Austerity

John Nickson | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
John Nickson

Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook's founder, is a billionaire twenty times over and you might think he could spare the odd billion. He clearly agrees but what is significant about this donation is that it is the first time that a philanthropist under the age of 30 has made such an enormous gift...

Around the World in 14 Days

Max De Lucia | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

The idea is simple. We're on a mission to bring people all over the world together through the power of music and the human voice. We've asked you to help us make it happen and you haven't disappointed.

Do Food Banks Have a Silver Lining?

Alastair Sloan | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Here's a cracking social enterprise model - big name retailers need to get rid of old stock at minimal cost - so they give it to a "social" supermarket who only sells to those living locally, on welfare and at significant discount.

Community Matters to Me, and It Matters to You

David Sheepshanks | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
David Sheepshanks

In recent years, the debate around how to tackle critical issues such as youth unemployment, homelessness or poverty, has often ignored the role that community can play. Whether due to the rise of social media or fragmented work and home life, community spirit was seen to be in decline and engagement on the wane.

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

Spitting In North London Could Cost You £500

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Anti-social spitters could be fined up to £500 if they sully the streets of Enfield, after the first law of its kind is introduced to ban the habit. ...

A home of One's Own

Helen Chandler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Chandler

Property prices are ultimately going to kill London. I've got nothing against bankers, lawyers and management consultants per se, but a city populated entirely by these professions wouldn't be able to lay any claim to being the greatest in the world. What makes London so intoxicating and fascinating is the mixture

London Battlehack

John Lunn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Lunn

110 developers rocked up to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf recently for the London-leg of the PayPal search to find the best hackers across ten of the world's coolest cities.

Naked Students Run Amok In Community Maze

PA | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A community maze dubbed a waste of taxpayers' cash is to be locked at night after dozens of naked revellers were caught using it as a party venue. ...