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Living With Tourettes Syndrome

Katy Mann | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Mann

Last year I spent a lovely couple of weeks in France with friends. Thankfully friends who understand that I shout at them and their children. My current shout-ism is "c**k", which we've managed to pretend is "cake", "cot" and "cod" amongst many others.

French High School Shooting Injures Three Including Principal

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

A high school principal and two others were wounded in a shooting in France but there is no reason to suspect terrorism, a police official said. Peopl...

Family Holiday Ideas For The Whole Year

Amanda Statham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

I was going to write a 'great places to go this summer' feature, but I'm a parent, I know the reality. There's actually a whole year spreading out before us, full of half term breaks, the occasional non-pupil day, a vast summer vacation and plenty of sneaky bank holidays.

Avalanche Hits Popular French Ski Resort Weeks After Deadly Slip Nearby

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
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An avalanche struck the French ski resort of Tignes on Tuesday, just weeks after a deadly slip in the same town. Initial reports said several skiers w...

The Mayor Of Calais Has Banned Food Distribution To Refugees - A Response And A Plea For Harmony

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I feel the resolution to this refugee crisis, and all global crises is with kindness. There ultimately needs to be infrastructure to provide for the care of the refugees. Whether this is with the full support of major NGOs or the UN, or simply local communities welcoming refugees in with arms open.

The Virgin Mary Was A Genius

Katie Lodge | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

My friend George loves the Virgin Mary. He thinks she looks very pleasant, caring, sexy, in a mother-sexy kind of way. He also thinks her name is genius. The Virgin Mary. It's a reminder to strive to be something you're probably not. Like a tax-dodger being called Honest Pete.

Europe's Man Of The Moment, Emmanuel Macron

Anton Georgiou | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

As I left Westminster Hall, with the chant, 'Macron, Présidente!' ringing in my ears, I proudly grasped my EU flag whilst walking past Parliament, and once again felt what I had felt before last year's setbacks - inspired by politics - inspired by the possibility politics brings, let's all keep our fingers crossed and hope he pulls this off - En Marché !

Emmanuel Macron Signals Raid On UK Talent After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

The French Presidential hopeful seen as the great liberal hope in Europe has attempted to woo UK talent to attract them across the Channel after Brexi...

Avalanche At Popular French Ski Resort Leaves At Least Four Dead

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

At least four people have been killed and five others are missing following an avalanche in the French Alps on Monday. Emergency services are searchin...

Finding That First Grey Hair

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

Embrace the grey or dye. It's up to you. But go do something you love. Be someone you love. Move furniture around, set fire to things, chuck out the unwanted, find music in silence. Find truth. No one's truly happy being a mortal, sensing the final stop. So a grey hair, a crappy diagnosis, a simple wake-up call, remind you your days are numbered, and that it's what you do or don't do that defines you.

Louvre Terror Suspect Named And Pictured For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK

The machete-wielding terror suspect involved in Friday’s attack at the Louvre has been named as Abdullah Reda Refaie El-Hamahmy and pictured for the...

French Soldier Shoots Machete-Wielding Attacker Who Tried To Enter Louvre

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

A man wielding a machete who attacked a soldier at Paris’s Louvre museum is a “terrorist in nature” France’s Prime Minister said on Friday. Th...

Student Tries To Prevent Launch Of Alt-Right Breitbart Site In France By Buying Domain Name

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student claims to have bought the domain for Breitbart France to prevent the alt-right news website from launching in the country ahead of president...

The Best Kept Secrets In Paris

Varsha Patel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Once you've endured the painfully long queues for the Eiffel Tower, got your selfie with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and 'Instagrammed' the Arc de Tr...

Roman Polanski Heading French Film Panel Is 'An Insult To Victims Of Rape’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

The minister for women’s rights in France has branded the decision to appoint filmmaker Roman Polanski to helm a panel for the country’s version o...

Can Marine Le Pen Become The First Woman President Of France?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was spotted last week at Trump Tower, in New York. Whether she was there to meet with President-elect Trump or not, which she and Trump's team declined to say, it is important to understand the danger she and her party represent in Europe.

Jeremy Corbyn Slams Boris Johnson For Comparing French President To A WW2 Prison Camp Guard

Paul Waugh | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has slammed Boris Johnson for “wild and inappropriate” remarks after he compared France’s President to a Nazi prison camp guard. ...

The Unbearable Ennui Of Email

Monica Parker | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

This is not to say that the relationship between email and the average knowledge worker doesn't need a bit of rapprochement. Workers in the UK are using almost the equivalent of their paid leave, 29 days, on sorting through their inboxes.

Europeans Say Thanks For The Profits From Britain's Privatised Railways

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

A tongue-in-cheek video highlighting how profits from Britain’s railways are flowing to Europe has been shared thousands of times. The clip by the T...

British Freerunner Dies In 'Train Accident' On Paris Metro

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

A British freerunner who died in a “train accident” in Paris has been remembered by friends and family as “inspirational”. Nye Frankie Newman,...

7 Times Sir Bradley Wiggins Delivered Comedy Gold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from competitive cycling. The 2012 Tour de France champion, who is also Britain’s most decorated Ol...

Box Trees

Katie Lodge | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

A girl steps into a big house and won't nod in agreement with her mother who thinks the kitchen unit is absolutely stunning, is it IKEA? She won't look at surface, at cut-glass vases, at paintings of gravy-faced aristocrats holding guns - she'll look inside things. Cupboards, boxes, locked-up doorways, cellars. Or he will, if he's a boy.

France Unveils The World's First Solar Panel Road

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

France has unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first solar panel road. The 1km stretch of road can be found in the Normandy village of Tourouvr...

François Fillon: The Long Distance Driver Of French Politics

Lord Ricketts | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Ricketts

What did the voters see in Fillon? I think it was partly his reputation, straight-talking and honesty. Partly his style: he looks presidential and exudes calm and confidence. And partly his programme, crafted during his long road trip around France. He is the only presidential candidate I can remember who has had the courage to tell French voters that France needs serious economic reform.

Boulangerie Creates 'Bent Baguettes' To Solve Most French Problem Ever

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A boulangerie has come up with the perfect solution to the most French problem ever: how to get a baguette safely home on your bicycle. Usually, the F...