England

Know Thy Neighbour

Meredith Berman | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Meredith Berman

A huge Happy St. George's Day to everyone who loves their country. Or not. England has been branded as the least patriotic country in the world. Apparently only one in three English citizens or residents even know the holiday exists - with 40% unsure of why St. George is their patron saint to begin with...

Should We Be More Patriotic About Our Patron Saint's Day?

Penny Fordham | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Penny Fordham

Personally, I'm not sure of the reason, but I believe people should be proud of their country - both by birth and the one they choose to live in. For me, to celebrate St George's Day is not about conflict or competition, but about having pride in our 53,000,000+ strong community and the rich history of this place we call 'home'.

Is Britain a 'Christian Country', or Not?

The Rev'd Patrick Morrow | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
The Rev'd Patrick Morrow

To think the question can be answered yes or no is surely to keep the analysis at Sunday school level. How to describe a country is always going to be complex. A 'Christian country' might be many things...

WATCH: Rudyard Kipling's 'If' Gets A Reworking For St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

We give Rudyard Kipling's classic poem a modern-day - and thoroughly English - slant to celebrate St George's Day. (Created by David Schneider, Ver...

Just Who Is Massimo Cellino?

Ball Street | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ball Street

It has been 10 years since Leeds competed in the Premier League. Desperate to return to a league they had become so accustom too, the hope remains that Cellino can orchestrate a return to the top flight, and with it restore Leeds United back to the place they feel they belong.

The Religious Evangelism of the Easter Bunny

Rod Macfarlane | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rod Macfarlane

As we approach the Easter weekend and the most significant time in the Christian calendar, my thoughts have been divided between David Cameron proclaiming to all his Christian faith and the matter of Scots Independence.

Team Focus: Norwich's Decision to Sack Hughton Justified

Ben McAleer | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The sacking of Chris Hughton came as a shock. With five games to play, beginning with a relegation six-pointer at Fulham this weekend, the disruption in the dressing room could have an adverse effect as Norwich look to ensure survival...

UK Smog Cloud Is the Same Old Pollution With a Saharan Twist

The Conversation UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

It might seem strange to some that dust from the Sahara is falling on their cars in England. Stranger still, that Saharan sand is mixing with general air pollution from both Europe and the UK to bring about the maximum possible health warning for air quality to parts of the country. But air pollution is hardly a new phenomenon...

Player Focus: England Should Progress Without 'Archetypal Striker' Carroll

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Carroll is indeed a typical English number nine. But England have failed at every tournament since 1966 and will continue to do so unless they adapt to the constantly evolving nature of the modern, foreign-dominated game.

England World Cup Kit: The Pants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It's the missing piece of England's all-white Nike kit... as revealed by David Schneider and David Beresford. ...

First Woman Organist at London's St Paul's Cathedral

University of Toronto News | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
University of Toronto News

When University of Toronto alumna Rachel Mahon takes up the position of William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar at St Paul's Cathedral in London, U.K. for the 2014/15 academic year, she will be the first woman to hold any organist post at the Cathedral.

My Mother. My Inspiration.

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Elizabeth Kucinich

It was the early 1990s. The recession had hit. Our house was in foreclosure, but mum was determined to make things work and to save our home. And she did! She established a healing practice and I watched the archetypal journey of the wounded healer unfold before me.

12 Reasons Why England Is Great

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Being based in little ol' England, we thought it was only right to make a contribution to English Tourism Week. So here it is: 12 extremely good reaso...

This Is the Time for Terry to Come Back

David Mellor | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport
David Mellor

England have as much chance of winning the World Cup as Nick Clegg has of winning the General Election. But why not improve those slender chances by bringing John Terry in from the cold. After another magisterial performance at the Bridge on Saturday, it takes a particularly perverse England manager to keep him out.

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Give Scotland Back to the Scottish

Mark Piggott | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Piggott

Ever met a nice Scotsman? Me neither. I mean Armando Iannucci, Lou Macari and Wattie out of Exploited (get well soon) seem okay, though I wouldn't want to live next door to any of them, but the rest? Buckfast-slurping, sheep-stomach-scoffing, heart-attack-having, currency-stealing cry-babies.

League Focus: The Battle to Avoid Relegation in the Premier League

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The Premier League title race took another twist at the weekend, but a win for table footers Fulham closed the gap between themselves and 14th placed Swansea. Just five points separate seven teams at the bottom of England's top tier, with the battle to stave off relegation expected to go down to the wire.

The Google Autocomplete Map Of English Counties

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Thank you, @TechnicallyRon, for creating this marvel - a map of England according to the results you get when you Google in '[Name of county] is': ...

Player Focus: Adam Lallana - The Right Man for England

Martin Laurence | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

With the injury to Theo Walcott in mind there is currently a space up for grabs on England's right flank. He faces competition for a place in the starting XI but Lallana's performances of late should certainly have seen him jump to the front of the queue.

Strategic Myopia in the Fight for Scotland and the UK

Tim Oliver | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Oliver

On 18 September the inhabitants of Scotland go to the polls to decide whether to end their 300 year union with the United Kingdom and instead become an independent state. Whatever the result of this historic vote, a lack of strategic thinking means the vote looks set to raise more questions than it will settle.

Fortune Favours the Brave

Tony Jimenez | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

Based on England's most recent performance, they are certainly going to need a hefty slice of fortune if they are to reach the knockout stages of this summer's World Cup. That underwhelming 1-0 defeat of Denmark last week was an outing which raised left us with more questions than answers.

'I Don't Know A Whole Lot About Politics'

PA | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics

Andy Murray will not make his views on Scottish independence known because he does not want a repeat of the furore that followed his comments about th...

Parts of Britain To Be Hotter Than Greece And Turkey This Weekend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

Parts of Britain will be hotter this weekend than in Mediterranean countries such as Greece and Turkey, forecasters have said. The mercury is due ...

The Future of Cypriot Football - A New Hope, or a False Dawn?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The stage was set. The headlines were all but written. It was supposed to be an historic announcement with positive and profound implications for the future of Cypriot football. But instead, last week turned out to be yet another blot on the copy book of the island's national game.

Mark Noble - England's Invisible Man

Dominic Antill | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dominic Antill

Despite it being clear that Noble is a better-rounded midfielder than he gets credit for, without perhaps excelling specifically in one of these departments - he's effectively played himself into Hodgson's blind spot, in-between positions.