North Korean Defector's Appeal to Kim Jong-Un's Regime: Free My Father, Is That So Much to Ask?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Last Friday I went to Ealing, a London suburb, with a friend, to a very normal residential street to deliver two letters with one of the most basic requests any human being could make: for a son to be allowed to meet his father.

Starlite Demolition: More British Musical History Bites The Dust

Mark Hillary | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Today, the planning committee at gave approval to a proposal by property developer Jones Lang LaSalle to knock down the entire building. They want to build 39 flats on the site. It's all over for the rich musical story of the Starlite ballroom.

Sexual Ealing: Was Rock Music Born in London W5?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

What's the most important music venue or historic location in London? The pedestrian crossing used by the Beatles in Abbey Road? Or maybe The Sex Pist...

Cinema in Ealing: Will the Tragedy Finally Return to Comedy?

Mark Hillary | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

It's a tragedy that Ealing has no cinema of its own, as this is the neighbourhood of London that has created some of the most treasured British films.

London Riots One Year On - The 'Affluent' Areas And Their Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Politics

One aspect of the riots in London in August 2011 which made them distinct from previous moments of unrest was how they happened not just in poor inner...

Ealing Tweetup Shows London How to Go Social

Mark Hillary | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I started the Ealing Tweetup three years ago as a meeting where a few local neighbours, who all used Twitter, got together to talk about their online experiences - it was initially no more than a single table of people chatting together.

6 Terror Suspects Held In London

PA | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK

One of seven people being held in an investigation into a suspected terror plot has been released without charge. A 30-year-old woman who was arres...

Ealing Shooting Kills One, Leaves Another In 'Critical Condition'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

A shooting in Ealing, London has left one man dead and a woman in critical condition on Wednesday. The man is being reported as 32-years-old. A ...

Do Twitter Users Ever Meet in 3D?

Mark Hillary | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

For as long as I can remember some people have suggested that the use of computers to communicate with others is anti-social and leads to the decline of in-person socialisation, like having a pint in the pub with friends.

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 48: The Halfway House (1944)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Halfway through The Halfway House was, technically, halfway through my Ealing marathon (47.5 films out of 95) so this blog entry feels suitably celebratory. Six months on from the start of this mad idea, I am keeping to my schedule - approximately two films a week - and still have a stack of known and unknown films ahead of me.

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 47: The Goose Steps Out (1942)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

When British Military Intelligence realise William Potts (Will Hay) is the double of German spy Mueller, Potts reluctantly agrees to take on Mueller's identity and position at the German university where inventor Professor Hoffman (Frank Pettingell) is working on a secret new bomb.

Michael Rundle

Christmas Spirit Is Just One More Thing London's Rioters Took Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Alf Biber ran his barber shop in Tottenham for almost 40 years. His wife died in 2010 but he kept coming to work every day, often arriving before sunr...

A West London Tweetup with Eastern Promise

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Over two years ago now I started the Ealing Tweetup in London. It's a regular social media get-together in west London that has always been marked out from the usual social media fan-boy events by involving people who are not involved in the IT industry. It is true, real people do use Twitter.

Headmaster Apologises For 'Past Failures' At West London Sex Abuse School

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The headmaster of a Catholic school in West London has apologised for “past failures” that resulted in decades of sexual abuse. The headmaster ...

Boy Due In Court Over Ealing Riot Murder

Posted 15.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A 16-year-old boy is due to appear in court charged with the murder of a man attacked during the London riots, Scotland Yard said...

After the Riots: A Mothers View

Mags Allmark | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Mags Allmark

I am a strong believer that children are not born bad, they learn what is right from wrong from those around them, which starts with their parents.

London Riots: Last Night and its Backlash

Jonty Langley | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

Why London is not Tahrir Square, how Ealing became a little scary and the practicalities of making new friends in a riot.

Paul Vale

London Suffers Third Night Of Violence With Looting In Many Areas

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

London has suffered a third consecutive night of widespread violence and looting, while similar scenes in Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol have resul...