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Tim Peake Describes What Re-Entry From Space Is Really Like

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

British astronaut Tim Peake has given a fascinating insight into his journey back to Earth from the International Space Station and has confirmed that...

This Tim Peake 'UFO Footage' Has Stargazers In A Spin

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Tech

It's footage that will shock scientists and divide stargazers, but could the first British man in space have stumbled across one of the greatest ever ...

Interpreting Iain Duncan Smith's Resignation

Dan Holliday | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

The austerity narrative is finally being meaningfully punctured from the front bench of the opposition. If Labour maintains this level of pressure it can expect to do rather better than its critics predict in the upcoming local elections.

While We Talk About Tory Splits, Let's Not Forget How United They Are in Their Treatment of the Disabled

Dan Jarvis | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

After a litany of failure, it's now time that Osborne recognised the damage and pain these cuts will cause and end his targeting of disabled people. This is the right thing to do not just for disabled people - but for all of us who believe in a fair, decent and caring country.

Charities Cannot Ignore Political Events and Should Be Ready to Pounce

John Tizard | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Charities have rightly been arguing against specific benefit cuts on behalf of their members and their beneficiaries; drawing evidence from disabled people, carers and also from their own professional staff; and making the case for excluding some of the most vulnerable and poorest members of society from further cuts to their limited income.

People Power Forces MPs To Debate Reversing Osborne's Disability Benefit Cuts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

George Osborne faces a threat to his plans to slash disability benefits as MPs poise to re-debate the controversial cuts. A petition that has garnered...

Tory MP Forced Out As MS Charity Patron For Backing Disabled Cuts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has been forced to resign as patron of a Multiple Sclerosis charity after voting to cut disabled people's benefits by a third. Kit Malthouse...

How to Get Disabled People to Take the Government's Leap Into the Unknown After ESA Cuts

Vicky McDermott | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

In the next few hours the debate over the future of Employment and Support Allowance will be decided. The impact on many disabled people could be significant. The government's defeat in the House of Lords on Monday offered disabled people at risk of losing as much as £30 a week in benefit support, a temporary reprieve.

We Need to Support More Disabled People Into Work. Cutting ESA Isn't the Answer

Mark Atkinson | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Atkinson

Half a million disabled people will be affected by the Government's plans to reduce Employment and Support Allowance by around £30 a week.

Replace ESA With Basic Income Plus

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

The previous Government launched an all out attack on disabled people's income and support. They were the number one target for unjustified cuts. This...

Changes to Employment Support Allowance Will Only Push People Further Into Poverty - And Further Away From Work

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

There are strong feelings around the proposed changes to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for those who are in the Work Related Activity Group (those people found unable to work but able to take part in some activities that could move them closer to work). We strongly believe that rather than halving the employment gap it will push people further in to poverty and as such, further away from work. In fact a report recently published by Low Lord, Baroness Meacher and myself called 'Halving the Gap' found no evidence to suggest that reducing someone's ESA will provide the incentive that the Government believes it will.

Tim Peake Just Took One Giant Step For Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake has become the first official British astronaut to perform a spacewalk as he took his first steps out into open space. The ESA astronaut has...

LIVE: Watch Tim Peake Become The First Ever Brit To Perform A Spacewalk

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake has become the first Briton to perform a spacewalk as he joins fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra on a routine repair mission outside the Inter...

LIVE: Watch Tim Peake Become The First Ever Brit To Perform A Spacewalk

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake will today become the first Briton to perform a spacewalk as he joins fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra on a routine repair mission outside th...

How Much More Incompetent Can the DWP Get?

Sheila Gilmore | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sheila Gilmore

Just how incompetent does one Government Department have to be before change happens? The National Audit Office has just published yet another damni...

Tim Peake's Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully Docks With The International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake and his fellow astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft has spent the last...

Timothy Peake's Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake and his fellow astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft docked at 17.33, s...

Curious About The UK's First Astronaut In 20 Years? Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

As of 15 December, Major Tim Peake will become the first Briton to serve on a mission aboard the International Space Station. Starting his journey in ...

What's Wrong With the Welfare Reform Bill

Steve Ford | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Ford

'How long are you likely to have Parkinson's then?' Philip would have been pretty surprised if a friend in the pub asked him when he'd recover from ...

Suggested Shake-Up of Sickness Benefits Continues Two Decades of Attack on the Long-Term Sick

Stef Benstead | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

There is no evidence that the work ethics of people with long-term sickness are any worse than the average person, and in some respects they are better. Studies frequently find that the long-term sick want to work - which is not the same as being able to work, but does show that fecklessness is unlikely to be the problem here.

My Message to George - Protect Disabled People from Benefit Cuts

Mark Lever | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Lever

David Cameron has spoken of his belief in a 'compassionate nation' - one that protects the most vulnerable. If his Government is serious about this, they need to make sure that they protect all disability benefits and housing benefit for younger disabled people. Only then will people on the autism spectrum receive the support they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

On His Last Day In Space Terry Virts Captures His Most Stunning Picture Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Tech

NASA astronaut Terry Virts is finally heading home after spending a record-breaking 200 days aboard the International Space Station. During those 2...

After Record-Breaking 200 Days In Space, These Astronauts Are Finally Coming Home

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

After almost 200 days in space and a journey that has clocked 84 million miles, three astronauts have begun their journey home. The Expedition 43 c...

A Robot Shaking Hands With An Astronaut Is The Coolest Thing You'll See All Week

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two guys playing with joysticks have made it possible for earth and space to shake hands for the first time. NASA astronaut Terry Virts aboard the...

This Massive Rock Is Mysteriously Balancing On A Comet And No One Knows How

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Despite disappearing from the limelight, Rosetta is still tracking comet 67P through the far reaches of space. In fact the spacecraft has managed t...