England

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 11.01.2017 | 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.

How Employers Can Support Volunteering In The UK

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Nicholas Mazzei

As we approach Christmas, employers need to think hard about giving their employees time to volunteer and ensuring they are free to serve these causes. The Skills Exchange is an excellent organisation to work with, and BT are keen to help employers learn about effective ESV.

'The Simpsons' Predict Scotland Not Very Pretty In Pink

Chris Darwen | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

I tell you what, you've got to be a good side to wear pink haven't you? The nation of Scotland would have been pumped full of national pride, ready t...

This Poppy Protest Is An Empty Gesture

Kerry Barrett | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

Wearing a poppy is, for some, a nice gesture. But if it's done mindlessly - poppies handed out on an armband as the players wait in the tunnel, just for show, just so they can be seen to be wearing one without the accompanying donation - it's essentially an empty gesture. As empty as the outrage over the ban.

Seven Reasons Great Britain Is Truly Great

Cheryl Muir | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Cheryl Muir

I know we've had a tough year. Brexit is nothing to be sniffed at. But our country is beautifully unique. From the woman who didn't think twice about waving goodbye to England seven years ago, I would like to remind us all of what makes our country truly great.

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

Sam Allardyce Gets Slaughtered After Blaming Media 'Entrapment' For Downfall

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

Sam Allardyce has been widely condemned after blaming press entrapment for his downfall as England manager. A row on the ethics behind a sting broke o...

11 Things That Lasted Longer Than Sam Allardyce

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

Sam Allardyce has become England’s shortest-serving full-time manager, stepping down after just 67 days in the top role following a newspaper sting....

From A Native Londoner To A Berliner: An Expat's Perspective On Germany's Capital

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

Although I have to say, after having lived in Berlin for eight months, this isn't something that I have personally noticed. I have met a lot of lovely Berliners and of course some not-so-lovely ones. So just putting it out there, Berliners are no more or less rude than Londoners, I would know, being the overly sensitive soul that I am.

Brexit Britain: A Foreign Student's Blues

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.

Should LGBT-Exclusive Environments Exist?

Mitch Price | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mitch Price

For many young people, self-identifying themselves in an unfriendly atmosphere swirls them into a state of disarray. Places for them to go, meet similar people and to feel comfortable are still massively important. In schools and universities, LGBT clubs and societies exist as a good network. If you are gay and don't enjoy going to gay clubs, it can be really hard to meet other gay people...

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

St George and The Last Resort

Simon Sapper | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Simon Sapper

(Lyme Regis, 2016. Photocredit: Richard Bridges) This photo caught my eye. "So crowded" was my first thought. I looked again. Felt uneasy. Felt guilt...

The Importance of Paul Pogba

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

If Mourinho can rectify what was Ferguson's greatest mistake at Manchester United, he can save the season before it starts. The pill of a potentially controversial and trophyless year is far easier to swallow when accompanied by the sugary return of a prodigal son. And not just any prodigal son, but one that could quite conceivably go on to become the best player in the world.