UK Death

Why Is The Coalition Planning To Tell You When They Think You'll Die?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics

Pensioners could get a government estimate of when they might die in a move to help them better manage their savings, ministers have suggested. Pe...

Peaches Geldof's Instagram Shut Down: What Should Happen to Your Social Media When You Die?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

While the exact reason for the request has not been disclosed, I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with the somewhat inappropriate and at times trollish comments left by users alongside pictures of the 25-year-old and her family.

When We Die: A Story of Naked Humanity and the Unanswerable

Jordan Bates | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bates

Call it evolutionary instinct, or reduce it in some other way if you like, but in my skull, every one of us is utterly brave to slide out of bed each morning and face the daily challenge to hold onto hope and meaning despite the inevitable demons that waylay us all.

Ageing Isn't Something to Be Feared, It Is a Privilege

Rebecca Sparrow | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Sparrow

I applaud Diaz for drawing a line in the sand and flipping the bird to anyone who expects her to cross it. Here's the thing though: we all need to draw that line in the sand. We all have a role to play in this anti-ageing crap and we need to stop buying into it. What do I mean? We need to stop whinging, whining and despairing about getting old. So it's at this point that I want to talk to you about my friend Emma.

The Art of Loneliness

Aaron Vallely | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

Having a friend die young, one realizes that their own existence is not guaranteed simply because of their youth. It might seem obvious, but it can be easily overlooked. Friendship is a quintessential and resplendent activity for each of us all, indeed, a luxury for the living. T

Brit Dies In Paris After Falling Into Moat, While Stopping To Urinate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

A British businessman who went sightseeing in Paris after a boozy work dinner died after he stopped to urinate and fell into a moat. An inquest hea...

Tony Benn Dead: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Former Labour MP

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Benn - rightly described by Labour leader Ed Miliband as an "iconic figure of our age" - has passed away, aged 88. But how much do you really kno...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: RIP Tony Benn

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here is the one thing you need to know on Friday 14 March 2014... RIP TONY BENN Tony Benn, socialist, diarist, anti-war activist and former Labo...

We Need to Talk...

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

Many assume I must be angry to be facing a premature death, questioning why did this have to happen to me? I am not angry, it's not a case of why me, but why not me? Cancer is often indiscriminate. I didn't smoke, take drugs or drink excessively. Yet I still have it in my lungs and liver.

"All of Us Are Dying, Some Just Don't Realise It"

Canon J.John | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Canon J.John

Death is serious and solemn. Yet the message that triumphantly echoes throughout the pages of the New Testament is this: the destroying power of death has been defeated. Hear what Jesus himself said: 'I am the resurrection and the life.

Love When Cancer Calls

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

On our second date he told me he had cancer. Three weeks later, it turned out to be a false alarm. But after that we lived on borrowed time.

Family Dogs Put Down Following Baby's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Two dogs, an Alaskan Malamute and a dog, and collie-cross breed have been put down following the death of a six-day-old girl, in her home in West Wale...

'Suspicious' Death Of Naked Man, Whose Body Washed Up On Cornwall Beach

PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

The "mystery" death of an unknown man whose naked body was washed up on a beach is being treated as suspicious by police. The unidentified man's bo...

Neknominate Death In Cardiff Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Police investigating the death of a 29-year-old man from Cardiff today said they had received information "regarding the so-called neck and nominate g...

The Daily Mail Doom

Sophie Turton | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

I have discovered the nation's worst kept secret: The Daily Mail, that ubiquitous entity that follows your sorrow like a jewel hungry magpie, has a long-standing and ferocious bout of panphobia - the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of each and everything.

US State Could Bring Back The Electric Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Virginia could revive the electric chair as a method to execute prisoners, as European companies and one major distributor in the US block the sale of...

A Note About Philip Seymour Hoffman: Addiction Is Not Selfish

Corrigan Vaughan | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Corrigan Vaughan

Anyone who thinks dying from an overdose is selfish has a weird idea of what an addict wants out of life. There comes a point at which drinking, drug use, all that - they're not fun anymore. Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't out partying. He was alone in his bathroom, compelled. Cory Monteith in his hotel room. Chris Kelly in his living room.

Unusual Funeral Ceremony Requests On The Rise Including 'Wild West' Themes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought your friend or family member's wedding was the last time you'd have to wear an uncomfortable outfit or bite your tongue at the question...

Air From Another Life...

Caragh Little | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I can never sleep on Sunday nights. I've tried it all - within reason. Dimmed lights. Extinguished screens. Abandoning 'real' coffee for decaff, from midway through the afternoon. Music. Relaxation exercises - learned strategies of breath.

The Untimely Death of BBC World's Komla Dumor

Karin Sieger | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
Karin Sieger

I did not know Komla Dumor personally. But I remember hearing his baritone voice for the first time on the BBC World Service, full of self-confidence, energy, intelligence, passion and personality that suggested a rising career path.

Two Men Arrested For Racist Tweets

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Two men have been arrested over racist tweets sent about the missing Scottish toddler. Derbyshire Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspic...

Mikaeel Kular Death: Mother, Rosdeep Kular, To Appear In Court

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The mother of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular will appear in court tomorrow after being charged in connection with the death of her son. Altho...

George Osborne Plans Another £25billion in Cuts, and Wants to Take Around Half of It From Welfare

Lisa Egan | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

So I'd like to introduce Mr Osborne to few people: Shaun Pilkington shot himself after his Employment and Support Allowance was stopped. Tim Salter ...

Family's Grief At British Man Mark De Salis Shot Dead In Libya

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The family of a British man who was shot dead on a beach in Libya said they are "shocked and devastated" by his killing. A graphic picture of what ...

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.