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Keep Your Democratic Power and Hold it Close

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I never thought I'd see so many people so willing to surrender the only power we have to protect ourselves from tyranny.

Quicker, More Skilful, More Spectacular! Rugby Sevens Is the Perfect Sport for Olympic Inclusion

Thomas Castaignède | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Sport
Thomas Castaignède

There are currently 7.6million people around the world playing rugby and an HSBC Future of Rugby Report predicts that with rugby sevens as the spark, it will ignite significant growth that will double this number to 15million over the next ten years.

Terrorism 'Most Likely' Cause Of EgyptAir Crash That Left 66 Feared Dead

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

Terrorism is feared to have brought down an EgyptAir passenger plane that crashed into the eastern Mediterranean with 66 people - including one Briton...

EgyptAir Passenger Plane Crashes In Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

An EgyptAir flight that crashed while travelling from Paris to Cairo was subject to a "brutal event" according to the former head of France's national...

The Brits Abroad And Why We Believe the UK Belongs in the Heart of Europe

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jennifer Morgan

We shouldn't shy away from saying that that the greatest reason to stay is that the UK simply belongs, now more than ever, with her allies in the heart of Europe. We should commit to stay and we should commit to improving the European Union.

Body Of Girl, 5, Found In Sewage Pipe In France

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

An investigation has been launched after the body of a five-year-old girl was found in a sewage pipe just 20 metres from her home in northern France. ...

Chic Retreats: Chateau Saint-Martin Hotel & Spa, France

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Everything about this hotel says French Riviera - the chateau, the sophistication, the period furniture, the magnificent wines (there are over 12,000 bottles in the cellar), the 300 century old olive trees, and its location - nestled between the mountains and sea...

A Classy Response to The Khan-Hate Campaign.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"

Triple Amputee ‘Humiliated By Police Who Forced Him To Remove Limbs’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

Distressing footage of a triple amputee with his prosthetic limbs and belongings strewn around him after a reported police check has caused outrage in...

Understanding 'le Brexit'

Stephen Clarke | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Stephen Clarke

The clichéd view of the French is that they are hostile towards new English words trying to migrate into their language. But this hasn't been true for quite a while now, as lovers of les smoothies (pronounced "smooty") and les wraps ("vrap") will confirm.

The Road to Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

Where it all began I started karting when I was eight years old, racing for Andy Cox Racing. At that stage it was nothing serious and I just did for...

The Best of Bordeaux: A Guide to Indulging

Krissie Rogers | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

I love France. To me, the country holds a sort of magic. Its architecture, its way of life, its language; these elements never fail to create quite the memorable experience. In the south west of the country, Bordeaux is brimming with a magic all of its own; and it's of the indulgent variety. Take note of these top tips for an utterly pleasurable getaway.

Tributes For Father And Children Killed In Crash After He 'Fell Asleep At The Wheel'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK

A toddler is seriously ill in hospital following a horrific crash in France which killed his father and his older brother and sister, police have said...

Horrific Car Crash Kills British Father And Kids After He 'Fell Asleep'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

A crash on a French motorway which killed a British father and two of his children may have been caused by him falling asleep or being distracted, inv...

Sun, Snow and Learning to Ski

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

If you've watched series four of Made In Chelsea, you might remember a ski trip to Verbier. If you look closely you'll spot pure terror - and some tears - in my eyes when I was forced to ski. Big thanks to a very patient crew (and to Francis Boulle who was even worse than me).

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Paris

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Matt Spiro is the English voice of French football. He's the go to guy whenever your club buys a player from Ligue Un. Therefore he's the man we're tu...

France Bans Purchase of Sex

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jacqui Hunt

On Wednesday, France voted for gender equality by making the purchase of commercial sex illegal, while decriminalising and providing exiting services and support to people in prostitution. It was a conclusive verdict, with 64 politicians voting in favour and 12 voting against the new bill.

If Muslim Women's Clothing Makes Them Consenting Slaves, who are Their Slave Masters?

Shohana Khan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Shohana Khan

So I have a final plea to such individuals - if we, Muslim women, decide to continue with our self-inflicted slavery, would you at least please let us be? As the only individuals trying to tug the chains on our supposed shackled necks it seems, has been you.

D-Day Landing Pictures That Bring The Past And Present Together

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

As the world lines up in June to mark the 72 years since the launch of the D-Day mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during Worl...

Your Bigotry Enslaves You

Fariha Khan | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Dear Rossignol With all due respect who gave you the right to speak on my behalf when you said There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], th...

Man Jailed For Six Months For Sending Gun Emoji Text To Ex

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

A man has been jailed for six months in France for sending his former girlfriend a text message featuring a gun emoji. A french judge ruled the cartoo...

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Lens

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In just over two months the Euros will be upon us. Alongside my special guests I've shown you Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse but currently you have no i...

Students Riot In Nantes Over Labour Reforms

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

A student demonstration in France turned violent on Thursday forcing police to respond with tear gas. The protest was held in the city of Nantes over ...

That First School Trip Abroad

Kathryn Berens | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

In approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes my son will land back at Gatwick after his first trip abroad with the school. Approximately is not accurate, in exactly 1 hour and 27 minutes my son will land - how do I know this? Because I am his mother and I have been counting down the minutes until his return. I am under no illusions that he has been doing the same.

University Campuses Do Not Belong to the Activist Left

David Browne | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Any critic of the student activist left will be more than familiar with what can only be described as the clear distortion of the ordinary meaning of certain words, a distortion which does not appear to be accidental