England

It's Not OK To Be Racist

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Lisa Francesca Nand

I can count on two hands the amount of times I've been subject to direct racist insults. It's always a terrible shock. It takes my breath away and stays with me forever. The sense of injustice, of prejudice, the realisation that people judge you as different.

Lack Of Sex Education In Schools Is A 'Ticking Sexual Health Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The su...

Retired Bishops Criticise Proposed Changes To Church of England’s Guidance On Homosexuality

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK

Proposed changes to the Church of England’s guidance on homosexuality fail to recognise gay people’s “authentic voices”, retired bishops have ...

Tory MPs Back Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education For Teens

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenagers in schools across the country could be set to receive compulsory sex and relationships education after a group of Tory MPs back...

Snow Expected To Hit The UK As Temperatures Plummet

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

Temperatures are expected to plummet this weekend as Britons are being told to brace themselves for snow. Friday will be “particularly cold” in ...

Wales v England: 70 Years Ago, A Rivalry Resumed

Joe Hall | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Sport
Joe Hall

It's January 1947, and 21-year-old veterinary student Micky Steele-Bodger has just found out he's been picked for England. "I heard it on the wireless", he recalls. He would be playing against Wales - and it would be a match with extra special meaning.

Weather Warnings Issued As Snow Predicted Amid Freezing Conditions

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for ice as temperatures are set to drop. Some isolated areas could even see snow fall over the ...

Going Against The Grain With Manchester's Newest Law Centre

Frankie Leach | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Frankie Leach

After the hard work of countless activists across Greater Manchester, on the 11th of February, the doors will open to Greater Manchester's newest law ...

Colleges Forced To Send Students To A&E Due To Lack Of Mental Health Services

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost three-quarters of colleges in England have been forced to send students with mental health issues to A&E in the past year due to a lack of comm...

Street Homelessness Soars To Six-Year High As Tory Cuts Blamed

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

The number of people sleeping on Britain’s streets has increased to a six-year high, new official statistics have revealed. Ministers were accused o...

Thick Fog Causes Flight Cancellations And Delays Amid Freezing Temperatures

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

Flights have been cancelled at London airports as thick fog swathes parts of south and south east England on Monday. Around 100 flights were affected ...

Freezing Fog And Frost To Cause Travel Chaos As Deep Freeze Continues

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK

The deep freeze hitting Britain is poised to cause travel chaos in the morning as temperatures that have fallen as low as minus 8C are to continue. F...

Sub-Zero Temperatures And Freezing Fog Set To Grip Uk Next Week

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Sub-zero temperatures and freezing fog will grip parts of the country as the cold weather continues into next week. A low of minus 8.1C (17.4F) was re...

System 'Fails' 200,000 Children As One In 10 Secondary Schools Under-Perform

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost one in 10 secondary schools are under-performing, new analysis has revealed. Statistics show that almost 300 secondaries in England - teaching...

Every Constituency In England Will Lose Money Under Schools Funding Plan, Unions Reveal

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics

Every MP in England will see their local schools lose money under Theresa May’s new funding plans, unions have revealed. Even the Prime Minister’s...

Theresa May To Push Ahead With 7-Day GP Services Amid NHS Crisis

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK

Theresa May has expressed frustration at the failure of more GP surgeries to offer extended opening hours amid intensifying pressure on NHS hospital s...

Tory Backlash Grows Over New Schools Funding Deal

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics

Tory tensions over new school funding plans boiled over at Prime Minister’s Questions as Theresa May was urged to reconsider deep cuts in cash. Eddi...

Snow Forecast For UK And London Amid Wintry Polar Blast

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

Snow warnings have been issued across much of Scotland and the north of England for Wednesday, with a chance of the white stuff heading south on Thurs...

Arctic Blasts Could See Snowfall In Britain This Week, Met Office Warns

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Snowfall could hit many parts of Britain later this week, as cold air blasts in from the arctic regions of Canada, according to weather alerts. Snow s...

Here's The Full Story Behind Those 'Michael Fish Error' Brexit Headlines

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

Newspapers have pounced on comments made by the Bank of England’s chief economist as evidence economists were wrong to predict financial gloom in th...

Farage, Bercow And Murdoch Walk Into A Bar: "I Once Had A Pint With Nigel Farage"

Liam Evans | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK
Liam Evans

Way back when in 2012, before Brexit, before Trump, and before Honey G, a politics conference in Westminster Hall hosted 800 young, plucky eyed, enthu...

London Flights Cancelled As Thick Fog Descends On The Capital

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

A number of flights from London City airport were cancelled today because of thick fog. By midday, 22 arrivals and 29 departures had been cancelled. A...

Severe Weather Warnings In Place As Storm Barbara Batters UK On Christmas Eve

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

Britain has been battered by high winds as Storm Barbara sweeps over the country, causing disruption to travel and power supplies. Severe weather war...

Bird Flu Cases Confirmed In Wild Ducks In England

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Three wild birds in Scotland and England have tested positive for a dangerous strain of bird flu. Two wild wigeon ducks from Somerset and Leicestershi...

Corporate Parenting: What Can The Westminster Government Do Better?

Chloe Cockett | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Chloe Cockett

About three years ago, I went to an awards event at a local authority. There were local councillors there, including the cabinet member with responsibility for looked after children and care leavers. That cabinet member stood up and said to the care leavers there that the councillors were their corporate parents.