UK Death

Failings in Care Should Not Pave the Way for a Physician Assisted Dying Bill

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Baroness Ilora Finlay

There is no excuse for turning a blind eye to distress; those providing care, whether care assistant, family, nurse or doctor need to know they are supported in doing what the patient needs, not shackled by risk averse attitudes that paralyse common sense and hinder care provision.

Can we really mourn the deaths of people we barely know?

Dale Lately | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Lately

My dad passed away last night, the post in my newsfeed said. I stopped and looked it over. Should I comment? Was that appropriate? Part of me was begi...

'Too Many People Are Dying Without Dignity' Harrowing Report Finds

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A report into end of life care has offered an insight into "appalling" incidents of patient neglect during the final moments of their lives. These ...

Man Kills Girlfriend's Young Son With 'Reckless' WWE-Style Wrestling Move

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK

A 20-year-old man is due to appear in court after killing his girlfriend's son while "recklessly playing WWE wrestling", police officials said. Bra...

You Can Now Put Your Dead Lover's Ashes In A Dildo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your loved one pops their clogs, you can now keep the good times rolling in an Addams family kind of way. In what is probably the most warped (y...

Why You Don't Have to Be a Professional to Try Taxidermy

Margot Magpie | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I make taxidermy for art, novelty and fashion. I'm not fetishising death, but starting a conversation around it. I've never claimed to make anything anatomically correct and I think the pieces that more traditional taxidermists do are really impressive and beautiful.

What Happens When We Die? People Who've Done It Reveal All

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What happens when we die? It's a question that has divided scientists and religious leaders for centuries, not to mention groups of friends down th...

Why We Should Talk More About Death

Jonathan Jong | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

We are all going to die, but we barely want to think about it, talk about it, or prepare for it in any way. Only three in 10 people in the UK have prepared their wills, and probably fewer still have made any decisions about how they want to die.

There Are Always Options for Compassionate End-Of-Life Care

Leigh Kendall | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

The distinction in Hugo's care between 'there being no hope' and 'no further treatment' being worthwhile with 'nothing more can be done' is crucial. Nothing more could be done to save Hugo's life, but we were able to give him a good death.

Woman 'Hooked On Booty Shots' Dies After Fourth Buttock Enhancement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

A 34-year-old mother has died after allegedly receiving her fourth illegal buttock enhancement. Dallas Police are investigating the death of Wykesh...

My Dead Brother....

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I often feel a connection to people when I find out they have lost a sibling. Its the forgotten thing. We talk about people losing their parents or children, but we don't really discuss what its like to lose a sibling.

Death Becomes Us: Why We All Need to See Death and Decay

Carla Valentine | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Carla Valentine

I've worked with human remains in various guises for over 10 years and the idea of interacting with them, for example at medical museums, is currently particularly contentious.

R.I.P. Our Beloved Irish Wolfhound

Anna Roth | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Today I wanna write about Zozo, our Irish wolfhound. She died last year at the age of 11, and since days constantly she comes to my mind. Now she is laying under the earth on a hill, side by side with Mikroula, her best dog friend.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

US State Plans To Reinstate 'Wild West-Style' Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Utah's state government has voted to resume firing squad executions while the state struggles with a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drug pent...

This Is Why Vegetarians Could Live Longer

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Veggies could be destined for longer innings, if this new research is anything to go by. A study has found that a diet which is 70% vegetarian can ...

Home-Made Religion

Kai Humphries | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

It's all an assumption based on some-one else's assumption based on someone else's assumption dating back to when people were more ignorant than we are now, if you believe that's possible.

Terminally Ill Man Dies Two Weeks After His Miracle Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A terminally ill man who wed his childhood sweetheart in a race against time has passed away. Paul Williamson, who had cancer, only had one wish wh...

Grief at 50,000 Feet: When Your Dad Dies and You're On Honeymoon

Laura Zito | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

"Dad had an accident." At this point, I prayed so hard her next words weren't what I feared they would be. "Dad's died." I screamed, making a noise that had never come out of my body before. David was sitting on the bed. I ran through the balcony doors and told him dad was dead.

What Happens When We Die, According To A Man Who's Done It

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

What happens when we die? Is there such a thing as life after death? These questions have divided opinion for centuries, but one man who claims to ...

The Number Of Children Being Tasered By Police Is Very Troubling...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The man who put stun guns in the hands of British police has called for their use to be questioned following the release of new statistics. Former ...

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.

Is God a Monster? A Response to Stephen Fry

Madeleine Davies | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Madeleine Davies

I think we're a bit embarrassed about talking about the actual experience of faith here in the UK. But surely it's this that enables people to struggle with theodicy but believe in, love, and even trust in God anyway.

A Letter

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

From the moment I was handed your death certificate, I have had to reluctantly crawl and claw my way back to what non spouse bereaved members of society would call 'normal' whilst crippled by nerves and anxiety, my physical and mental health continually hanging by a thread during a drunken haze of euphoric reflection.

'You Will Not Surely Die' - Art, Consciousness and Immortality

Kester Brewin | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

In the face of abundant evidence that we clearly do die and rot and decay, we surmised that a) we must have offended God in our hubris and have been subject to a great 'fall,' but b) there remains in us a spirit that aches to lift back up and rejoin the divine.