England

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 26.03.2014 | 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.

Becoming Cultured

Janey Lee Grace | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Janey Lee Grace

'Cultured Food for life - How to make and serve delicious probiotic foods for better health and wellness' by Donna Schwenk has been published by Hay House. It knocks on its head the understanding that pickles can be bad for us and that only raw and fresh is ever good when it comes to our veggies

British Ghost Towns

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Anthony Jones

It's tempting to think of ghost towns as nothing more than a cliché of horror films or a stereotypical image of the American Wild West, but in fact abandoned towns and villages that have simply dropped off the map can be found much closer to home than that.

Of Bagpipes and Burns - Scottish Stereotypes

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Every country and culture has stereotypes that go alongside it, some truer than others. Scotland of course, is no different. However, what I have noticed is that while Scotland is part of the UK British stereotypes tend to be more closely associated with the English portion of the country. It is a common mistake to think of the U.K. and England synonymously, when this is not true. As a Scot, I have no objection to being called British, but I am certainly not English.

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

Six Potential Replacements for Theo Walcott at the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

Who could replace Theo on the wing? Since the days of David Beckham, England have longed for a creative player who can produce magic at any moment. Read on to find out which six players could take Theo Walcott's place on the plane to Brazil in June.

Society Is Failing Children Who Are Forced to Leave Care Too Soon

Jacob Tas | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Jacob Tas

Today is a momentous day for children in foster care in England. The Government is bringing in a new law that will give young people the chance stay with their foster parents until their 21st birthday, so they aren't forced to leave as early as 16.