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This Giant Robot Knows You Hate Parking So Will Do It For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone hates parking, everyone except Stan that is. Stan is a giant robot, and Stan loves parking. All day, seven days a week Stan pick up your car,...

The Refugee Community Kitchen

Arthur Peirce | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

We all believe it is a moral duty to help those in need. Indeed, when I was last in Calais, this was put succinctly by a fellow volunteer who said (paraphrasing): "Being in the position to help, is exactly the same thing as being obligated to".

Emmanuel Macron Inaugurated As France’s New President

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated as France’s new president, immediately launching into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics ...

After The Loss, What's Going On With Le Pen?

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

Keep your eyes on June 18. If the FN fails then, its internal pressures are bound to fire up to the surface. After its rise in the last few years, the far-right is not going anywhere, but the Front national as its unique voice may find itself either transformed or marginalised by a newcomer.

Le Pen Is Difficult To Erase

Joe Moore | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Moore

On Saturday 6th May 2017 Europe held its breath. The people of France were going to the polls, and in a matter of hours the results of the final round of voting in the French Presidential Election were to be declared.

Chris Froome Followed Onto Pavement And 'Rammed By Impatient Driver'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome claims he was followed onto the footpath and “rammed” by an “impatient” driver in an incident th...

Mistreatment Of Models Is Finally Being Taken Seriously

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Style

As France’s law banning super thin models comes into effect today (8 May), it is another step toward the protection of fashion models against mistre...

Why Macron's Win Against Marine Le Pen Will Not Spell The End Of The Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s trouncing of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections had some suggesting the Far-Right had suffered a fatal blow, but a...

Everything You Need To Know About France's New First Lady

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

Brigitte Trogneux, France’s soon-to-be First Lady, is expected to take on a prominent role championing education and working for disadvantaged child...

Macron Epically Trolled Brexit Voters After Winning French Presidential Election

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

France’s new President-elect, Emmanuel Macron, walked out to address supporters in Paris not to his country’s national anthem but to that of the E...

Le Pen's Loss - The Forward March Of Populism Halted?

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Maxim Parr-Reid

France rejected populism emphatically, but it also rejected the establishment. Both these facts must be remembered, especially when we attempt to lambast a prostrate Front Nationale.

Emmanuel Macron's Victory Over Marine Le Pen Prompts Wave Of Relief From UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Independent Emmanuel Macron has comfortably beaten far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the first exit polls suggest. ...

When Will The French Presidential Election Results Be Announced? Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the French presidential elections today. Here’s everything you need to know about the el...

Emmanuel Macron's Campaign Says It Has Been Hit By 'Massive And Co-Ordinated' Hack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist campaign has said it was the victim of a “massive and co-ordinated” hacking attack, as France prepares to choose its ...

Even As She Loses, Le Pen Has Normalised The Far-Right

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

Even as Sunday's ballot may in all likelihood reject a Le Pen presidency, it will reaffirm the normalisation of the European far-right. As this is a genie that will not retreat so easily back to its bottle, it is time for those who believe in parliamentary democracy to get used to fighting the far-right in a world where references to fascism and calls to stand up to it no longer hold.

Marine Le Pen Just Got Egged

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

Marine Le Pen has been egged during a public appearance on the French Presidential election campaign trail. The French National Front (FN) party candi...

Imagining Marine Le Pen Elected? 'I Find It Horrendous', WW2 Résistant Says

J.N. Paquet | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

When a WW2 Resistant tells a newspaper that in French politics, Le Pen represents the negation of all that the Resistance fought for and calls on everyone to vote Emmanuel Macron next Sunday.

Forget Skiing: Alternative Activities To Enjoy In The Alps

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Not a great skier? Or just sick of hitting the slopes? There's so much more to the Alps than just swishing, schussing and pivoting down the piste. Here are some fun activities that will get your adrenaline pumping without having to get those skis on. Including a few activities that are great in the summer sans snow, and activities that are kid friendly too!

Marine Le Pen's Most Controversial Election Pledges

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen will face centrist independent Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 run-off of the 2017 French presidential election. After sec...

Trump Denies He's Endorsing Marine Le Pen Then Basically Endorses Marine Le Pen

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has tacitly endorsed the far right Marine Le Pen for president of France, saying she is the “strongest” of the candidates. While the ...

Everything You Need To Know About The French Election

Jasper Cox | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jasper Cox

Jean-Luc is enjoying a late surge in the polls. Despite being on the other end of the political spectrum, like Le Pen he dislikes the EU and NATO, is generally pro-Russia, and wants more protectionism. He also backs a 100% wealth tax. It is hard to imagine Mélenchon reaching the second round, but in this campaign of boulversements, who knows anymore?

Dramatic Images Show Huge Fire Reduce Dunkirk Refugee Camp To 'Heap Of Ashes'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK

A French refugee camp housing around 1,500 people has burned to the ground. The Grande-Synthe camp near Dunkirk caught fire on Monday night. Dramatic ...

France Decides European Future

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Following Brexit and Trump's victory in the US, many feared Europe would fall prey to Eurosceptic, nationalist, and protectionist populists. The coming French elections should be regarded as the most important populist test and the defining European political battle this year.

Marine Le Pen Borders On Unhinged In Fierce Attack On BBC Presenter

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

Far-right French leader Marine Le Pen has accused a BBC presenter of warmongering, snapping at a question probing her resilience to Russian aggression...

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.