England

I Went Back to My School After 12 Years and Shone a Light in a Dark Place

Jojo Furnival | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I didn't have a happy time at school. I was clever, and bored most of the time so I became rebellious. Smoking became interesting, as did drinking. After my GCSE's I changed schools, being awarded a music scholarship to a well-known boarding school.

Top Five Musicals in London

Ceri Tinley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ceri Tinley

MUSICALS IN LONDON "Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to." These are the ...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

Should England Have a National Anthem, and Which one?

Matthew McCormack | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK
Matthew McCormack

MPs are debating whether England should have an official national anthem. At present, when English teams line up at international sporting events, they sing the British national anthem 'God Save the Queen', but should they have one of their own?

Does the UK Really Want to Face the True Issues of Flooding?

Louis Sherman | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK
Louis Sherman

Instead of learning from nature many want to ignore it and say those want to use nature for flood protection are 'leftie environmentalist with no real-world idea'. The environment has provided us a lot so far, maybe if we allowed it some land it could help us a bit more.

Mapping Trans in England's LGBTQ Heritage

Sasha Padziarei | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Sasha Padziarei

Since completing an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London, I have become increasingly interested in LGBTQ+ histories both as a researcher and as a member of queer non-binary trans and, through my friends, a bigger LGBTQ+ community. I am especially interested in how our histories are written and who by.

My First Footballing Memory: Gazza 96.

Luke Chandley | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Sport
Luke Chandley

All I have left is to say "thanks Gazza, you crazy bastard."

Great Weekend Getaways - Ascot and Windsor, Berkshire

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

On the borders of Windsor Great Park, less than an hour from London, Coworth Park, a luxurious Georgian country house hotel, was the ideal base for our hiking and history mini-break. And, if we'd been in the mood for a horsey weekend, there's an equestrian centre on site where we could have arranged an escorted horseback ride or lessons. Or just up the road is the famous, 300 year-old Ascot Racecourse.

Biology of Breaking News

Matthew Smith | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Wednesday December 2, around 10am. The mood changed perceptibly in the Sky Sports newsroom. The producer of the upcoming noon to five shift had just r...

This Is How England Fans Are Paying Tribute To The Paris Attacks Tonight

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

England fans are marking the visit of the French national football team in a poignant way. The teams will play a friendly game tonight at Wembley,...

The Northern Girl's Guide to Moving Down South

Anna Gillespie | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gillespie

So you've decided to move down South - or should I say 'Saaaath'. Congratulations. You are stepping out of your comfort zone and about to embark upon far away lands with tropical climates, you can even take your July to August wardrobe with you in March. Be careful though, you are saying goodbye to anything battered.

The NHS: It's Time We Started Paying For Health Care

Holly Alsop | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Holly Alsop

We need to make the system accessible for everyone that uses it and I believe this is where privatisation would help. If we are financially able then we should be taking responsibility for paying for our healthcare - ultimately this would reduce the burden, provide funding for better quality care and still support a system whereby people who are on benefits receive free or discounted healthcare.

Looking Outside the Valley: Why British Tech Companies Can Make It Outside the US

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

Most businesses dream of going global, and British tech companies are no exception to the rule. But while it seems obvious that the latest crop of Silicon Roundabout trailblazers (tech firms based in London's Tech City) should expand to their Silicon "sister" in California, that might not always be the right choice.

The Problems With Rugby, Football and Cricket Are...

Kathryn Berens | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Sport
Kathryn Berens

So yet again England has disappointed in sport. This time it is the Rugby World Cup and our humiliation is compounded by the fact that we are hosti...

'This Is England': Sins of the Father

Ed Cripps | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

This Is England is the most important British drama of the century so far. Following the M*A*S*H model of the film-turned-TV series, writer-director Shane Meadows has fashioned a blood-boltered, tonally infinite epic poem of Thatcherite Britain.

Why England is Such a Pleasant Place to Visit

Julia Burness | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

Having just returned from a wonderful twenty-four hours at Cliveden House in Berkshire, I was reminded why England remains to be such an incredibly popular tourist attraction. Other countries absolutely have their own unique selling points but England easily competes for the tourist trade despite our propensity for rain, unfriendly prices and bad traffic.

A Daily Mail Reader Took England's Rugby Defeat REALLY Badly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: The comment was actually posted after England's defeat to Wales - point still stands though... England are out of the rugby World Cup - t...

England's Rugby Team Is Now As Bad As The National Football Team

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Sport

The England rugby team crashed out of their own World Cup in the group stages on Saturday. The national team was mauled by Australia 33-13 in a stunni...

Rugby World Cup: The Importance of Leaving a Legacy

Steve Grainger | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Sport
Steve Grainger

We want rugby to be among England's strongest sports, with clubs thriving and participation at an all-time high, to create a lasting legacy for generations to come. We have spent the last three years putting clear foundations in place to make the most of this opportunity.

Guardi for England? I'd Rather Have Gary

Matthew Smith | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Gary Neville should be the next England manager. He might not have the experience managing at club level, but has nearly four years on Hodgson's coaching staff to back him up, plus two decades of playing under Sir Alex at Manchester United. You learn a thing or two in a situation like that. His punditry is one piece of evidence in that regard.

Celebrations Continue Over Wales' 'Courageous And Historic' Win Over England

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

Wales' victory over England in the Rugby World Cup is being heralded as one of the greatest ever wins for the nation. The Welsh underdogs came bac...

Paloma Faith's Rugby World Cup Song Is Annoying Fans So Much They've Started A Revolt

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

A disgruntled rugby fan has started a petition calling for ITV to drop Paloma Faith's "excruciatingly awful" Rugby World Cup theme music. Jonathan ...

Celebrate Good Times: Watching England Win The 2003 Rugby World Cup in Kingston, Jamaica.

Chris Hobbs | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Hobbs

Post match celebrations (indentities obsured for security reasons) Our pleasure at being back in Kingston, Jamaica back in November 2003 was temper...

After David Cameron Slagged Off Yorkshire, Here's 6 Reasons Why It's The Best Place To Live In Blighty

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Patrick Stewart, Brian Blessed, Jarvis Cocker and the man who invented the toilet; Yorkshire has a lot to boast about. But David Cameron's only gon...

What I Learnt From Spending Time Away From the Internet

Lizzie Davey | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

It was almost 11pm and I was responding to a client offer after a day spent hiking, eating, and dodging the rain. I never worked this late at home, so why was I still tapping away on my tiny keypad as it was nearing midnight?