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Help Us Make a Very Real Difference to the Lives of Those Ex-servicemen and Women Struggling on Civvy Street

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

In Russia, where I was born during the Soviet war with Afghanistan, we were taught to unconditionally respect our returning veterans - regardless of whether we agreed ideologically with the reasons they had been sent to war. It's an axiom that has stuck with me ever since.

Extraordinary CCTV Footage Shows The Moment Moped Gang Rips £60,000 Watch From Man's Wrist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

These incredible CCTV images show the moment a gang of robbers on mopeds pulled a £60,000 watch straight off a man's wrist - in an attack so terrifyi...

Why I'm Launching High50 - The Online Community for the Over-50s

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Stefano Hatfield

What do the the following have in common: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Elle McPherson? Yep, they are all 50. Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves? They will be 50 sometime this year. 50+ are getting younger, not older.

London Live TV Confirms All Our Delusions

Paul Blanchard | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

London Live is great - if you watch telly. And these days most of us... don't. If I'm representative of Mr Average Londoner, when I get home all I want to watch is escapist catch-ups of the blockbuster shows I'm continually missing. I swear one day there will be so much TV I need to catch up on that I'll never have time to see a current show.

London Live - the London-Only Mandate Is Clear

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Stefano Hatfield

If you've read the London Evening Standard recently, or seen any of the weekend media you can hardly fail to have noticed that this evening sees the launch of London Live, the first 24 hour a day, seven day a week general entertainment channel devoted exclusively to the capital.

Your Guide to Annoying People on the Bus

Fez Sayed | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fez Sayed

Like Spike Lee's aptly titled movie, 'Get on the Bus', I've decided to examine the random characters I always come across on my weekday commute home from making an honest buck. I say honest buck. I mean expenses only internship. (Just kidding London360, I love ya really).

Fire Breaks Out On London Double Decker

Amelia Amin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

A London double-decker bus caught on fire outside London Waterloo, one of the city's main transport stations on Tuesday night. The London bus drive...

The Rich Should Just Keep Quiet

Ed O'Meara | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

On one drunken night in a club, he said to me: "Ed, you know what your problem is? You have a chip on your shoulder." Now, he was probably right. Living on my £13,000 researcher's salary, I'd probably heard enough about his frequent trips to Val d'Isere and his worldview and had grown weary of his relentless brown-nosing of the senior producers.

Women In Media Have to Sell Themselves as Well as Their Stories

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

A very elite set of leading women, from the world of UK media gathered at the grand stationers hall in St Pauls this week, to debate the experience of 'WOMEN IN MEDIA'. In association with Huffington Post and the London Evening Standard, leading figures from TV, print and online addressed the role of women in media.

London YouTube Series Set for Mainstream Television

Zaneta Denny | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zaneta Denny

The show, scripted and produced by Samuel Benta, follows the life and times of the McKenzies, a nuclear family living London. Benta plays Samuell McKenzie, the eldest sibling, who wants to be a star.

Tory Press Plays Islamophobic 'Dog Whistle'

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

Recently the Cross Government Group on Anti Muslim Hatred reported a growing and disturbing trend of hostility towards British Muslims. One statistic stood out in particular - namely that a quarter of young people apparently "do not trust Muslims". I was not surprised in the slightest by the group's further findings.

The Private Tuition Boom, What's the Fuss About?

Alex Dyer | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Working together is the best option, it would benefit children, teachers, parents and schools, cohesive learning is the best way forward! Regardless of all the changes that are taking place, parents wouldn't be scared any more if we work together, they'd be happy.

Independent Appoints First Non-White Editor Of A UK National

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

The Independent's Amol Rajan has become the first non-white editor of a British national newspaper, and one of the youngest ever, aged 29. Evgeny L...

Why It's Right to Hold Paolo Di Canio to Account Over Fascism

David Hobbs | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Whether or not Di Canio verbally or physically expresses extreme views is not really the point. Why should someone whose political leanings give credit to those who support intolerance to the point of persecution be allowed to operate unchecked? So what if Di Canio's previous right-wing rhetoric might be deemed 'soft-core'?

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Yes, that was the week that was. The week that George Osborne produced his red briefcase once again - and also joined Twitter. The week that the Po...

Mehdi Hasan

Norman Lamont: Cutting Spending Does Hit Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics

One of the chancellor's closest allies has said that George Osborne "should stick to the strategy" of deficit reduction, despite admitting that auster...

Mehdi Hasan

Norman Lamont: Cutting Spending Does Hit Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics

One of the chancellor's closest allies has said that George Osborne "should stick to the strategy" of deficit reduction, despite admitting that "no on...

'Very Serious Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. The political ed...

The Subway vs. The Tube: Which Is Better?

Corinne Purtill | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

The London Underground system turns 150 years old this month. In honor of this occasion, I'm publishing the results of a five-year independent study of the Tube and its 108-year-old American cousin, the New York City Subway.

A Brave New World for the British Press

Joel Durston | Posted 23.01.2013 | Home
Joel Durston

Whatever happens, it seems the days of buying a paper for the daily commute, or buying a Sunday paper in the morning to read leisurely in the garden, are dying. And I think that's a shame.

Where Is The Impotence Capital Of England?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Westminster has been named the impotence capital of England in a study by an online health clinic. Famed for it's big bell and honourable members, ...

Under the Influence

Michael Volpe | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Michael Volpe

The resurgent Evening Standard newspaper in London, which still manages to look and read like a real newspaper whilst being a "free-sheet" held its an...

Music and the English Language: I Don't Mean to Sound Slutty, but Please use Me Whenever You Want. Sincerely, Grammar

Matthew Phillips | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

What vexes me most is not that these artists are indolently committing crimes against the English language, but that they are wasting a hallowed opportunity. Words add depth, colour and personality to a song. In fact, they become even more powerful when projected onto a musical backdrop, which is why I shudder when lyricists make a conscious decision to rhyme nonsensical syllables.

Tough And Smart, But Out Of Touch

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is viewed as tougher, smarter and more eloquent than Ed Miliband, but the Labour leader is seen as more likely to protect jobs and under...

Get Over Colonial Guilt? Not So Fast Mr Hague

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

William Hague argued that Britain needs to get ‎over its feelings of "post-colonial guilt", stating that we have a "new and equal partnership" with ‎countries unburdened by our colonial past history. Apparently we all need to 'relax', because ‎Britain's empire history is "no longer an issue for the rest of the world." Is that so?