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Community Work: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Unemployment

Michelle Wheeler | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Wheeler

Every year in August, thousands of students across the country wait for exam results to determine what their next step will be. But qualifications are...

10 Amazing Things About Notting Hill!

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

I normally switch it up depending on whom I'm talking to and how posh I want to sound (naughty I know). But they all equate to the same thing- the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea!

David Cameron's Strategy on Extremism - The Way Forward?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

In short, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community supports the Government in its genuine efforts to curb extremism and we pray that their efforts are successful so that the evil of extremism and terrorism is finished and so that all people of all faiths and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony.

Volunteers Make The World Go Round

Frontier | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Frontier

Around the world volunteers are making a real difference, reaching places where their services are truly needed. Whether they are helping in wildlife ...

Voices From the Ground: How Tech Can Help Services Respond to Citizens

Loren Treisman | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

Understanding context is key. Interventions run entirely by or in strong partnership with local organisations are more likely to be successful, as they are better able to navigate local nuances and political structures and understand the public's needs.

Greening Grey Britain

Sue Biggs | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Biggs

At the RHS we believe a balance can be struck between the needs of motorists to pave and park, and the benefits front gardens bring, that's why we're providing advice, guidance and tips on the plants and paving that can be used in conjunction with the needs of motorists.

How Can Technology Bridge Existing Gaps, Not Create New Divisions?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.

Let's Give More Control to Residents and Local Volunteers to Help Create Positive, Lasting Change for Our Communities

Debbie Ladds | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Ladds

Volunteering to help others can have diverse benefits both for us as individuals and for those we volunteer with. It can increase people's confidence, boost wellbeing and help strengthen the fabric of society. There is increasing recognition of this from policy makers too. Take for example, the Government's pledge to offer up to three days' paid volunteering in companies employing over 250 staff - a move which could provide new opportunities to around 15 million staff.

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.

Why a Grateful Goodnight Is the Best Part of My Day

Ceri Gillett | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Gillett

When I sit at the end of my day, regardless of how that day has gone, what I am searching for is a true feeling of gratitude. "I got to live today through", "I communicated with my parents", "I had enough".

Not Rugby Songs as You Know 'Em!

Helen Astrid | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Sport
Helen Astrid

I've always loved creating unique combinations. Whether it's my own cooking (I've collated cookbooks from every country ever visited) or my wild (and sometimes wise) wardrobe or mixing my home décor with the old and the new. I love being individual.

Is Litter Too Boring for the Environment Movement?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Another general election slides by with barely a murmur about environmental issues despite growing evidence that we are placing increasing strains on the earth's capacity to provide the resources desired by modern lifestyles.

I'm Not Good Enough

Bev James | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Bev James

As the world of business evolves at rapid speed, it's not uncommon to find yourself feeling overwhelmed with eager competitors. The initial enthusiasm and determination chips away and it can become a challenge to re-motivate yourself, even more so when plagued with doubts on whether you or your business is good enough.

Be Planetary: Compassion And Community

Jojo Furnival | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a company is a living thing; it's a body made up of human beings like you and me that love their families, fear losing loved ones, have insecurities, hopes and their own bills to pay. They all have a moral compass; they know right from wrong.

The Struggle to Survive

Marcelle Speller | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Marcelle Speller

There are some people in this world who are true inspirations to us all. You might not have had the honour of meeting one of these people yet, but they won't be far away. They'll be quietly and diligently going about their business without you even noticing - but they'll be making a big difference to a lot of people who really need the help.

Getting to Know Your Neighbours Is Good for Your Health: Five Ways to Make the First Move

Sir Tim Smit KBE | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sir Tim Smit KBE

I'm always interested in how people connect with one another. So it worries me that, in some UK villages, towns and cities, getting to know our neighbours seems to have fallen out of fashion. It should, in fact, be a priority.

The Beauty of Battersea: Lessons From the Battersea Arts Centre Fire

Deborah Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Deborah Bull

But what has been remarkable about the BAC fire is not the extent of the damage, or the disruption to performances, or the loss of a space for South London communities. What is remarkable is the opposite: the spontaneous outpouring of love, compassion and support for BAC, the heartfelt warmth and goodwill that confirms the special place of this special organisation.

We All Need Friends

Richard Kramer | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Richard Kramer

Our friendships are among the most valuable relationships we have. This is the same for people young and old. We are all social beings and require one another. However, many people with disabilities are facing major challenges in making and sustaining friendships.

Ofsted Criticism Shows Growing Importance of Anti-Radicalisation Provision for Our Young People

Charlie Rigby | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Rigby

Ofsted has received criticism from two committees of MPs this week, who have slammed its failure to highlight the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal and the 'Trojan Horse' plot in Birmingham schools, after allegations of attempted takeovers by individuals looking to impose a view of radical Islam on the students.

Radio Station Offers To Pay A Grieving Mother's Mortgage, This Is Her Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three months ago, Michelle went through something no parent should ever have to go through. Her 19-year-old son Blaine died after falling off the back...

Why This Woman Set Up A Kindness Initiative To Help Strangers In Need

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a country where food banks are a necessity for thousands and the poverty gap is ever-widening, it can be easy for those who need an occasional help...

A Cup of Tea and a Text Message

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

Walking into a heavy silent house lit by golden waving glass shadows, one full cup of tea sat on the kitchen counter. It was the cup of tea he never finished when we rushed into hospital two days before. Stale, cold and miserable it had spent 48 hours unaware of its fate.

I Know Your Fear Anti-Vaxxers, But This Isn't Your Choice

Lucy Unwin | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Lucy Unwin

The crux of my problem with the current debate is that this just isn't one of those decisions we make for our families alone. This isn't one of the times where you get to weigh it up and make the call. This isn't about your individual freedom, its about basic community responsibility.

Inequality Corrodes - Equality Must Be Pursued With Passion and Vigour

John Tizard | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Inequality is growing nationally and globally. It is corroding social cohesion and democracy. It is creating division. It is also holding back economic development and growth. However, too few politicians seem to regard inequality as important. Indeed, some of the Coalition government's policies have directly increased inequality and there is no indication that the Government has any strong desire to reverse this trend.

Why I'm Fleeing the Country This Valentine's Day

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

February is traditionally the month for celebrating romantic relationships, while the single ones get pissed and end up being sick into a bin or in the bed of some stranger, but at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we're tired of it.