England

David Gedge of The Wedding Present: 'We Were Destined To Be a John Peel Band'

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"People still try and emulate John Peel," says David Gedge, leader of The Wedding Present and one of the last true survivors of the British music scene of the 1980s. "His work as a musicologist put everything into context."

A Federal UK: The Rise of England

Sean Howlett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

So how do we stop these ancient divisions opening up and tearing apart a nation? Well for starters, the English need enfranchising with politicians to represent them directly. Many options are on the table to achieve this.

Grieving From a Distance: Another Perspective

Sonja Lewis | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Expat-living raises many questions... coping with loss from a distance is one of the most challenging aspects of expat-living.

Mehdi Hasan

What Is The West Lothian Question And Is There An Answer To It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

In a parliamentary debate on devolution to Scotland and Wales on 14 November 1977, the then Labour MP for West Lothian, Tam Dalyell, rose to his feet ...

An Entrepreneurial Scotland May Not Be a Scotland for Entrepreneurs

Doug Richard | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." Scotland is free to choose its identity; but the rhetoric in support of the Yes vote conflates two very different courses of action, which are at odds with one another.

Portuguese Professor Writes Book Calling English 'Disgusting Wild Beasts'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One professor is sure to be met with stony silence from his students when he returns to university after penning a book describing English people as "...

Scotland Went Out to Buy Cigarettes and Never Came Back

James Dann | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

If Scotland break free from the UK, where are they going to go? This week will see an important checkpoint in the game of life, and Scotland could potentially be leaving the UK. But with a country packed with over 78,000 acres and 5 million people, where will they go?

Mehdi Hasan

England Cricketer Moeen Ali's Message To British Muslims: Don't Go And Fight For ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

England cricket star Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims thinking about joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group "not to go". Speaking ex...

Mehdi Hasan

Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

In an exclusive and very personal interview, the new star of England cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan about sport, faith and being Bri...

The Case for an English Parliament Is About to Become Unanswerable - The Left Should Support It

Paul Embery | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

The Left should be out of the blocks quickly when the debate over devolution for England begins in earnest after the probable no vote next Thursday. And we should shape the campaign for a new settlement in our own image - an image that draws on every democratic and radical movement England has produced from the Levellers and Diggers to the Chartists, from the early Christian socialists to the Jarrow marchers, from Tolpuddle to the Suffragettes, from Wat Tyler to the pioneers of the New Unionism.

Predicting How England's Euro 2016 Campaign Will (Probably) Unfold

Graham Matthews | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

England go off to the Euros and rather than the media being overly optimistic or pessimistic they choose a new tack of just focusing on it being the youngest England squad ever. Alan Hansen's famous comment "you can't win anything with kids" is reiterated thousands of times. Unfortunately, in this case the Scot is right as another quarter-final exit beckons.

Great Big Stride Towards a Footpath Around the English Coast

Mike Collins | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

As a nation shaped by the coast and drawn to the sea the news, announced by the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, that a coastal footpath around the shores of England will be completed ten years early by 2020 represents one great big stride to opening up access to a remarkable coastline.

Watching England is Like Watching a Train Crash Dubbed With Fart Noises

Alfie Evers | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alfie Evers

So here we are again; downbeat, un-romanced and underwhelmed by our nation's football team... Shit at the Euros; Shit in World Cup Qualifiers, Shit at the World Cup. Uncle Roy needs to go, and he needs to go now.

Cool Britannia: The Best of British History in Nine Museums

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The UK is well-known for its amazing museums. Drawing in over 92 million visitors a year, they are popular among tourists and Brits alike.... the UK's variety of museums reflects the diversity of British history - from the influence of the Fab Four to the time of Viking invasion.

Team Focus: New Signings Provide Early Encouragement for West Ham

Martin Laurence | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

With the relationship between Sam Allardyce, the West Ham board and fans forced to near breaking point at the start of the year the future at Upton Park didn't look too bright. The club stuck by the manager and Allardyce eventually steered the Hammers to a 13th placed finish, but rumours of unrest behind the scenes persisted going into the summer.

Player Focus: Newcomers Impress on the Premier League's Opening Weekend

Ben McAleer | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

England's top tier is regarded by many as the best in world football, so the chance for any player to ply their trade in the Premier League is often too hard to turn down... adjusting to the rigours of English football is often easier said than done, there were plenty that impressed in the opening round of matches.

The Myth of Britain's Social Recovery

Tom Johnson | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In the first wave of 'problem families', 32% had a disability or long term illness and 82% had a problem related to education, while 15% had children with a problem of substance abuse. This suffering can not be combatted by slashing budgets, but investing time, care and resources into tackling the root causes of these problems, as well as their aftermath.

Why Is Women's Sport Less Important Than Men's? Women and Young Girls Deserve Better

Casey Stoney | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Casey Stoney

What happens if England win the World Cup next year? That's right; as the men's World Cup enters a four-year hiatus, the women's World Cup is still to come... Women's sport makes up just 2% of all sports coverage in the UK. It's a shocking statistic, but I hope it's something that can change over time... There is an appetite for the game and in some countries women's football is huge.

9 Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Britain! Land of thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Hugh Grant. OR IS IT? Not exactly, no. Whilst we hate to rain on anyone's parade, w...

High Energy Learning: Six Educational Days Out For Boisterous Kids

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

If you have particularly excitable or boisterous kids with short attention spans, there are plenty of educational attractions that will keep even the most hyperactive child amused this summer. Here are some fun, child friendly days out in the UK where there's plenty to learn about: but there's also plenty to see, play with and do.

Player Focus: Villa Must Be Prepared to Receive Concrete Offers for Vlaar

Ben McAleer | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Villa have won 30.5% of the 59 league matches Vlaar has started since signing in 2012, compared to just 11.8% of the 17 he missed, so it's of great importance Lambert convinces him to remain in the Midlands. That, though, is easier said than done when considering the teams taking an interest in him.

Player Focus: Five Championship Stars Hoping to Make the Premier League Grade

Martin Laurence | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

The transition between the Championship and Premier League is a tricky one, and one that Leicester, Burnley and QPR will be looking to cope with this season following their promotion into England's top-flight... Here we look at five that impressed in England's second tier last season hoping to prove that they can make the grade at the very top.

What Is the True Cost of Being a Football Supporter?

Alex Jones | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

Buying a replica club shirt is only the beginning of a long list of expenses that go along with being seen as a loyal supporter... football inflation is rising faster than the Government's Consumer Price Index... One thing's for sure, fans are still paying out to show their allegiance, no matter what the cost of being a football supporter is.

Team Focus: Lack of Summer Investment May Hinder Everton's European Hopes

Ben McAleer | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The microscope will be firmly fixed on Everton in the upcoming campaign to see if they can match, or better, their exploits from the previous year. In a way, MartĂ­nez faces the prospect of enduring his own form of 'second season syndrome'.

Why Must It Be Left to Players to Call Time? Is the National Set-Up Too Weak

Aaron Gratton | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Steven Gerrard announced his international retirement to a chorus of fans and experts claiming he did the right thing, but why is it left to players to make the call? After captaining England at their most disappointing World Cup, Gerrard has opted to call time on his international career, just as he was expected to do.