England

The Tale of 'Whacker' Reid

Sean O'Callaghan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Sean O'Callaghan

The Easter Rising that took place in Dublin in 1916 was organised by a small group of conspirators in the Irish Republican Brotherhood; a secret revolutionary movement which was founded in Ireland and America in the mid-nineteenth century. The actual Rising was carried out by a group of the Irish Volunteers, without the knowledge of most of its leaders or members, in alliance with the small citizen army led by the revolutionary socialist James Connolly. Close to 500 people died in the Rising, mostly Irish civilians - fifteen of the leaders were executed in Dublin...

People Are Celebrating St George's Day By Taking The Piss Out Of England

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.04.2016 | UK

Ah, St George's Day. The one day a year when the English feel even more uncertain about whether it's OK to be #ProudToBeEnglish. just clicked on the ...

23 Fascinating Facts for St George's Day

Katie Rowe | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
Katie Rowe

We're not usually the type to boast. England is where the show simply goes on, come rain or shine. Just think of all those bodies dancing in the mud at Glastonbury or the theatregoers in their transparent rain ponchos gasping at the last scenes of an outdoor performance of Othello.

Five Fab Feminist Acts From Our Nation's Sweetheart - Queen Elizabeth II

Nell Grecian | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
Nell Grecian

She is not the first Queen of England (albeit arguably our best) but sadly, after her reign, will be the last for at least three generations. Happy 90th Birthday to our brilliant, stoic, and wonderfully feminist Queen Elizabeth II.

Neville for England? Not Any More

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

People continue to parade Hodgson's constant selection of Rooney as evidence he is out of touch - ignoring the fact he also gave England debuts to Kane, Vardy, Drinkwater, Shaw, and Stones. And the fact Rooney is captain, and really quite good. If it ain't broke, don't fix it - particularly if you have some fairly stable glue to hand already.

Do Young People Care About the English Local Elections?

Nathan Coyle | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nathan Coyle

Apparently 2015 was the year that young people started to get into politics and as statistics would suggest, that is true with the turnout being as high as 58%, up from 52% in 2010 and 38% in 2005.

England Launch New Kit For Euro 2016 And Twitter Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Sport

England and Nike have unveiled their new strip for Euro 2016 and Twitter can't handle it. The Three Lions will stick with the traditional white home ...

A Hedgehog Howdedo ~ Tiggywinkles, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

One of my twin boys is completely head-over-heels about hedgehogs. He was born in Mexico, and his love affair with Britain's best loved prickly creatu...

Rugby's Most Anticipated Match-up: Billy Vunipola v Taulupe Faletau

David Ready | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

What makes this year's Six Nations so exciting is match-ups like these, match-ups that will potentially go down in rugby folklore, and I personally cannot wait for the theatre, the action to begin. A world of pain lies in wait for the defences of both teams and when these two titans have the ball, prepare for the ground to shake.

Late to the Party: Five Outside Bets for England's Euro 2016 Squad

Matthew Smith | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

With this uncertainty, there is more space than ever for a rank outsider to make a charge for the squad. Here, I pick my five men right on the fringes of national duty that I am backing to impress the grand owl of England in these crucial months:

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 hosting...

'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.