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National Anthems Amalgamated To Form An International Anthem

By Anna Tobin | Jackie Gallego | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wondering why the national anthems of countries as diverse as Belgium, Japan and South Korea sound vaguely familiar? It’s probably because you’ve ...

'The Big Three': New Music From Ellie Goulding, Craig David And Mollie King

Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

I'm pleased to say that this week some artists you've actually heard of have released some new music. Would you like to hear this aforementioned music? Brilliant. Would you like to hear my musings on it? Well, you're getting them anyway. It's 'The Big Three'...

BBC Should Have Held On To 'Pungent' Jeremy Clarkson Says Ex Director General

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK

The BBC should have tried to keep hold of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson whose talent they could ill afford to lose, former director general Mark ...

Jeremy Clarkson Tries To Offer Helpful A-Level Advice, Fails

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Nervous teens across the country are on tenterhooks this morning as they await their A-Level results, hopefully buoyed by an outpouring of support on ...

Jeremy Corbyn Vows To 'Humbly Apologise' To Ant And Dec After This

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been doing his best to burnish his credentials as a man of the people: sitting for three hours on the floor of a packed commuter tra...

BBC Three And E4 Just Had An Epic Poetry Bust-Up Over Who Was The Better Channel

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Social media is a murky place for brands and companies; many have fallen foul of the dreaded Twitterstorm - a fierce backlash sparked by an ill-advise...

Kenny Baker, R2-D2 Star Wars Actor, Dies At The Age Of 81

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Tributes are pouring in for Kenny Baker after his niece confirmed the British actor, famous for playing such roles as R2-D2 in Star Wars, passed away ...

Author Writes Poignant Note On Depression To Remember Robin Williams' Death

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

Legendary actor Robin Williams, who tragically took his own life after a long-running battle with depression, has been remembered in a poignant note p...

What Orlando's Penis Tells Us About Equality

Emma Critchley | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emma Critchley

I have become alarmed by the sexist attitude towards Orlando. I have seen whole newspaper articles dedicated to Orlando's willy. There are wars going on; people being killed, but we all need to know if Orlando's willy is an aubergine or a chipolata - apparently he is an aubergine. The world has gone mad for Orlando's aubergine and that is sexist.

The Future of Education: We Should Help Children to Become Personable, Collaborative and Creative

Orlando Bloom | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Orlando Bloom

For a child to find their way into education and into learning the basics through play excites me - the idea that education is fun. So a great environment is one that you walk into and respond to based on what you are seeing around you - the colours, the drawings, the way in which children are inspired to do things. When I walk into my son's classroom, for example, it's a hive of creativity, play and fun - as if they are almost of tricking him into learning. He doesn't even know that he is learning when he is. They are very clever about that. That's an environment I find exciting and wish there was more of.

Jeremy Clarkson Reveals How He's 'A Better Foreign Secretary Than Boris Johnson'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has been busy on holiday burnishing his credentials as an international diplomat. But the ex-Top Gear presenter now believes he is a ...

11 Things You Should Know About Performing at Open Mic Nights

Claire Patel-Campbell | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Patel-Campbell

Nothing will happen unless you make it happen, and that means putting yourself up there on that teeny pub stage, in front of an audience who may or may not be drunk and who may or may not actually give a rat's arse about what they're seeing or hearing. You just don't know until you try.

Flagship BHS Store Just Got A Makeover Sir Philip Green Really Won't Like

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK

The flagship store of closing down department store BHS has been given a makeover by two pranksters poking fun at its owner Sir Philip Green. Oxford S...

The Real Hero of the Film World

Edith Bowman | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Edith Bowman

Can you think back to the first piece of music your remember hearing in a film? Was it in a musical, or a character singing a song, a pop song used in a particular scene or were you simply transfixed by the emotion conveyed in a piece of scored music?

My Edinburgh Festival Survival Guide

Matt Richardson | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Matt Richardson

I've been to Edinburgh many times. Some of it I know, some of it I don't. It's the most amazing and wonderful place during the festival. You'll see some of the best shows you've ever seen (and some of the worst - but that's all part of the fun!) please don't just take my advice below - you need to go and find out for yourself. So get your bum up here!

At Least No One Said You Were Pregnant, Mr Cleese

Kathryn Player | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kathryn Player

I loved the razor-sharp wit of John Cleese this week. In retaliation for being scorned for his 'paunched belly', Mr Cleese has hit back by reminding the Daily Mail editor about his head start in the heart attack stakes (currently standing at 5-0). But, John, at least no one said you were pregnant.

Finding Dory - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Anything centred around cute baby fish and lost parents is going to melt even the coldest of hearts on this exceptionally rainy August. Finding Dory truly is a recipe for waterworks, with the opening scene being pure Pixar magic.

5 Incredible Videos Of Ed Balls Dancing As Fans Celebrate New Strictly Star

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

The hotly anticipated rumours are true. Fans around the country have reportedly been swooning in delight. Ed Balls will be appearing on the upcoming s...

My Childhood Holiday Memories Mean I Can Never Take Clean Water for Granted

Nadiya Hussain | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nadiya Hussain

Lack of clean water and safe sanitation and its direct link to disease is the second biggest killer of children worldwide. That lack of clean water also keeps girls out of school and keeps women away from work, either because they are sick or because they are spending hours each day walking to fetch water leaving many in poverty. World leaders have pledged to end malnutrition and reach everyone everywhere with clean water and basic sanitation by 2030. If by giving children a start in life that includes access to clean water and decent toilets, then we are a step closer to a healthier, happier generation.

Why I Chose Porn

Jade | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Diving head first into the adult industry meant I had to grow up fast. It's helped me develop into a confident, well-rounded person. It's given me an understanding of life I would never have achieved by going down a different career path.

Book Review: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Robert Bradley | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart. it opens a very clever insight into the transition of Boyhood to Manhood and offers a clear explanation to the reader the importance of both.

Is Reality Television an Internship Into the Entertainment Industry?

Deirdre Collins | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Deirdre Collins

Now inevitably as it is a reality TV show individuals are chosen as characters and the more outspoken and quirky the better. But many of these housemates genuinely want a career in media and are using this as a stepping-stone to launch or re-launch a career.

Why It's Time to Talk Openly About Miscarriage

Anna Foster | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Foster

I always planned to make a programme about the dark times, but I don't think I realised it'd take me five years to feel strong enough to do it. Now, after so many supportive and heartfelt messages, I'm glad I did.

Fans Of Shawshank Redemption Will Be Heartbroken At This News

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Film fans are in mourning after an iconic white oak tree, known for its appearance in classic film Shawshank Redemption, was brought to the ground. St...

Wrestling vs Reality: Athletes, Entertainers or Both?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Wrestling's relationship with reality is a curious one. Prior to the 1980s, competitors and promoters alike protected 'kayfabe' - the convention of presenting staged performances as authentic- with their lives.