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England Fans Sing 'F*** The IRA' At Celtic Park

PA | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Sport

Tensions ran high as Scotland played rivals England in Glasgow amid reports of anti-IRA chanting by some fans. Each side booed the respective singing ...

A Tour of South Devon

Lucy Self | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Despite feeling very strongly about it (note the exclamation points!) - I'm not going to say it's the best place in the UK. Just thank it profusely for being my own personal spur to start exploring this brilliant land we live on. So before I exhaust my store of superlatives for South Devon, here's some things you should definitely take note of if you're planning a trip down there...

England Could Be Out Of The 2018 World Cup In Record Time...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport

The whole of Europe should boycott the next World Cup if Fifa does not root out the corruption that makes it "beyond ridicule", the former head of the...

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?

Fifa's Whitewash Report Won't Convince Anyone

Damian Collins | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Allegations have been made of millions of dollars of improper payments to Fifa officials who were involved in the process of voting for the winning bids. We are no closer today to knowing whether or not these allegations are true or false. Fifa has investigated itself and not surprisingly found itself to be not guilty.

How to Choose the Right Hotel Wedding Venue

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When it comes to planning the big day, there's nothing so hard as choosing the wedding venue. get it right and the day runs smoothly - get it wrong and you can land yourself with an expensive bill for mediocre service.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Solving the Problem (Part Two)

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

I think it is vital that we involve those directly at the centre of the issue - we must include women in discussions, and even in leadership roles, centred on the issue of sexual violence against women.

When Did Patriotism Become Synonymous With Persecution?

Jake Warren | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jake Warren

Nationalism, patriotism and conservatism (with a small c) are principles that have been influential throughout British History. They have helped shape our sense of identity and define our culture, despite the argument as to what that exactly constitutes.

Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

Eight Players to Watch in the Four Nations

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

With the 2014 Four Nations starting on Saturday with a double header of England vs Samoa and world champions Australia vs New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium it feels as good a time as any to have a look at some of the players to keep an eye out for over the next four weeks.

Get on Course for an Ace Golfing Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you've been toying a round for a while with the idea of a golf break, then don't putt it off any longer! You'll go a fairway to match a golf weekend - as it's likely to be tee-rific. Even if you're a bit green at the game, this won't handicap the enjoyment you'll get if you pitch in and have a go.

Rooney's Waning Performances a Worry for Both England and United

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

So is he really worth it all?... If Rooney continues to score it will remain tough to drop him, but if his performances continue to wane his managers' hands may well be forced.

Change Is Good: Euro 2016 Qualifiers Benefit From Expansion

Jack Target | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

What we didn't expect was for the qualifiers to become something more than a formality. The big teams may still qualify with ease, (four more wins, all their home games, should be enough to see England qualify), but the competition for those extra places has brought life back into what was quite a dull part of international football.

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

Jason Holmes | Posted 24.11.2014 | 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 23.11.2014 | 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 22.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 15.11.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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.