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The Dark and Disturbing Tale of Winnie the Pooh

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Wrapped in a blanket, my brothers and I used to sit by the radiator and listen to my mum read children's classics. My favourites were Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. I remember revelling in the stories of a clueless bear, accompanied by excited and reluctant friends, wandering around Hundred Acre Wood in the perpetual pursuit of honey.

Read All About It

Susan Calman | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Susan Calman

I'm a 41-year-old depressive who has learned to live with, and embrace, the dark side of my nature. The most important part of conquering my mental health problems has been to talk about how I feel, and keep talking. We need to start being honest, all of us, with our friends, family and in the workplace. To stop being frightened about who we are and how we feel.

Lily Allen Urges Fans 'To Stop' Boris, Call Hunt An 'Insidious Prick'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK

Singer Lily Allen has hit out at Boris Johnson in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU, urging her fans to "stop him". Allen wrote on Twitt...

The Hole in the Fence

Dave Berry | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dave Berry

My father and I sit in the back room of my childhood home and stare out of the window at his small, well-maintained but very much a self confessed "work in progress" garden with highlights of The Chelsea Flower show whispering from the television set as we drink wine and reminisce.

Now It's All For Your Entertainment

Mark Eaves | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Eaves

In the same way that caterpillars want to be butterflies, good advertising aspires to be entertainment. That scroll-stopping, pupil-dilating, synapse-firing quality that things you genuinely choose to spend time with possess. Mostly, UK advertising fails at this.

EU Referendum: Break Up or Make Up?

Rick Edwards | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rick Edwards

With most of the polls saying it's too close to call, turnout is going to be a huge factor on Thursday. As I've spoken about many times before, there is a clear and alarming demographic divide, with young people much less likely to come out and vote than older people. For me the real fear is that the older generation will end up, by default, making this decision for the younger generation - on whose lives this referendum will have a far greater impact. I hope this show will provide all voters - of all ages - with the confidence to make an informed judgement for themselves come polling day. What it won't tell you is how to vote - that's up to you. Also, I still haven't decided. Must do that.

Glastonbury Traffic Is So Bad They're Telling People Not To Even Try To Get There For Now

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Glastonbury is open for business!— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 22, 2016 There are two kinds ...

Pharrell's Call for Freedom in Azerbaijan Gives Comfort to the Oppressed

Rebecca Vincent | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Vincent

Artists and athletes often claim to be apolitical. But they should remember that in countries such as Azerbaijan, where free speech is at a premium, their silence can be deafening, but their words can be powerful.

Big Brother 2016 - Week Two Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Like most first evictees, Marco, the uncontrollable wild child of Marco Pierre White was a key character during the first week. Despite being one of the most vulgar, unruly and infuriating housemates of all time, we've already lost one of the biggest characters this series.

A Note to Comedians Worried That 'PC Culture' Means They 'Can't Say Anything Anymore'

Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

If your comedy is so weak that you need to rely on slurs, derisions and out-dated tropes to get a laugh out of the lowest common denominator, then I don't know what to tell you, other than you clearly need to buck your ideas up.

Where the Hell Are My Friends?

Paul Klein | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Klein

Hi, my name is Paul Klein; and I'm in a band, that you've probably never heard of, called LANY. Recently, we wrote a song titled "where the hell are my friends." I knew that loneliness was a very #relatable sentiment, but it wasn't until we released the song that I understood its actual scope. Loneliness is an epidemic of the internet generation. It's sad, it's interesting, and it's very real.

Big Brother - Who's the Biggest Bore of Borehamwood?

Chris R Wright | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

With Marco gone, and his holiday fling with Laura over, she wasted no time in distancing herself from him, stating the house felt better in his absence. She knows she needs to undo the damage of her miscalculated romp with the dirty mop, and she seems to be taking the born again approach.

There Are No Handbooks for the Darkness Cancer Brings - But Music Helped Me Survive

Pepi Lemer | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pepi Lemer

There has been much written about mortality, but there are no handbooks to help the sufferer cope with the darkness that engulfs them through their treatment and after. I went through 10 months of life without colour or everydayness.

Sex and Great Britain

Lily Lovett | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lily Lovett

The average British woman spends £140,000 on hair and beauty products throughout her lifetime. That's a lot of money to spend on drawing male attention only to then be punished and frowned upon for enjoying the result of it.

How Not to Lose Friends and Alienate People at Glastonbury Festival

Olivia Petter | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

It's the pinnacle of the musical calendar and the unofficial stomping ground for the devastatingly cool and famous. Thanks to the other 200,000 mortal attendees, it's also one of the most overtly stereotyped and satirised events of the year where you're only ever one floral headband away from a cliché. Follow these rules to ensure you don't make a tit out of yourself.

43 Things Everyone Going To Glastonbury Is Thinking Right Now

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

There may be just days to go till Glastonbury, but let's be honest: nobody's ready. Here are 43 - yes, 43 - things everyone who's going is thinking ri...

How to Be Creative

Tom Harvey | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Our challenge is that if our work isn't seen, we don't feel creative. Is a performed play any better than an unperformed play? A film unseen any worse than one seen. Well it might be, but the play is still a play, the film a film, the novel and novel, the song a song, even if it is not witnessed. A creative act has still taken place.

I Love Kaiser Chiefs' Parachute

Jane Ireland | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

Yesterday I heard (in full, for the first time) the Kaiser Chiefs' new single, Parachute from their long awaited sixth album, Stay Together which is due out in October. I'd seen YouTube clips of Parachute over the weekend so I had an idea of what the song would sound like but I was blown away by the dance style sound of the single. Blown away as in not expecting it but really loved it. Judge for yourselves:

GDIF: A European Outdoor Festival in London

Bradley Hemmings | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bradley Hemmings

Whilst GDIF has been delighting audiences with free outdoor arts over the last 20 years, a wider revolution in the use of public space has been taking place. Twenty or thirty years ago, it was often quite difficult to find an outdoor table at which to eat, but, it's hard to imagine that now, with al fresco dining everywhere and an expanding street food industry an everyday part of our working and social lives.

Former 'Buffy' Star Recreates Celeb Fashion Looks Using Stuff From Around His House

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Actor Tom Lenk, who played Andrew Wells in 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', has found an exciting way to fill his time. He's been recreating iconic celebri...

'Big Brother': The 2016 Housemates Who Let the Dogs In?

Chris R Wright | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

Reporter and real earthling, Andy West took to the diary room at the weekend feeling defeated at the realisation that he is emotionally on his own in there. I hope he finds some meaningful friendship soon, because seeing him diminished by a wall of vapidity is not something I'll take any pleasure in viewing.

London Musings

Amelia Amin | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Amin

A few weeks ago, after a stressful day at work in the city I came home to find Ed stretched happily across the sofa like a contented cat who'd got the cream. He told me he'd realised that in London you can do literally anything you want. And I guess that, funds allowing, that's pretty much true.

Young People's Votes Remain Up for Grabs - Here's My Case for Why We Should Stay in Europe

Jamie MacColl | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie MacColl

What's that you cry? 'Please no, not another overly earnest op-ed from an ill-informed minor celebrity about how nice the EU is'. Fair enough, I mostly feel the same way when I see these articles, but I'm going to try and convince you nonetheless... Our generation is going to face a huge array of issues in the coming years, both at home and abroad, and while I am of positive of our ability to overcome them, we give ourselves a greater chance of success by working closely with our European counterparts. Much as we told our friends in Scotland in 2014, we are better together. We would do well to heed our own advice.

'Big Brother 2016 - Week One Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Gone are the days where regular people from the marginalised walks of life enter the Elstree compound, as now Big Brother needs "somebodies" and established personalities that are used to performing on camera already. I completely get that in recent years, housemates have under-delivered by not showing anything reminiscent of their VT's, but isn't the principle of Big Brother to bring 'ordinary' civilians into the house?

Isle Of Wight Festival Fans Tribute To David Bowie

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Thousands of revellers donned David Bowie masks in tribute to the pop giant during the first major music festival of the summer. The show of remembran...