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This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

England Must Consider the Psychological Impact of Penalties

Natalie Walker | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Sport
Natalie Walker

Whilst England have won only 17% of their penalty shootouts, Germany and Argentina have won over 70%. Even Denmark and the Czech Republic have higher success rates. So why is it that even these smaller footballing nations have significantly more penalty success than England? Jordet identified an "ego-threat" which can cause athletes to change their behaviour when they perceive a situation as being potentially harmful or threatening to their status.

Top Five Moments of Euro 2016 Group Stages

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In what has already been possibly the most entertaining Euros to date the competition has already brought us a shed load of hilarious moments. In conclusion of the group stages here are my Top 5 moments from the 2016 Uefa European Championships so far...

England Are Still Failing on the International Stage But at Least It's a Different Way of Failing

Jamie Spencer | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

They could yet go far, but as things stand it is still relative failure from the under-performing English at a major tournament, again. However, this is different failure and that in itself is actually a silver lining of sorts - literally just because it isn't the same as countless times before

Operation Croissant Is France's Last-Ditch Attempt To Get UK To Stay In The EU

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

If you pay any attention to stereotypes, you will have been led to believe there’s no love lost between the French and the British. But as Britons p...

Brexit Explained to My Four-Year-Old Daughter: Elsa and the EU

Pervenche Berès | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Pervenche Berès

Of course, the United Kingdom is not Elsa, the queen in Disney's Frozen. However several similarities can be drawn between the United Kingdom's choice over leaving the European Union and Elsa's flight from the kingdom of Arendelle.

Why Belgium and Republic of Ireland Fans Are What the Euros Is All About

Laura Woods | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Woods

When the extent of violence you have witnessed is an Irishman trying to impale Red Devils with their own inflatable tridents and you've spent the day dancing with people you have never met while singing the OG lyrics of Gala "Freed From Desire," where Will Grigg isn't on fire and no one's defence is terrified yet you start to realise these fans transcend the game of football for the better....

Hundreds Of Police Deployed To Combat 'Hyper-Violent' Russian Fans At Wales Clash

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK

The match between Wales and Russia on Monday night has been upgraded to high risk following violent scenes in Marseille and Lille. More than 600 ext...

The Hashtag Football Hooligans of Euro 2016

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

I just wanted to impress my new French friends I like kick-offs. In football stadiums. Where they belong. It's the unofficial ones where people kick...

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

Russian Ultras 'Attack On England And Wales Fans' in Lille

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

Russian Ultras have reportedly attacked England and Wales football fans in Lille. First reports of trouble in Lille with group of black-clad Russian...

Britain First's Video Blaming Muslims For Attacking Welsh Couldn't Be More Wrong

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

Britain First has been called out for posting a video purporting to show a group of Muslim men attacking Welsh pub-goers. The far-right group publish...

Forget the Euros, For the Best Football Look to the Americas

Matthew Smith | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

If you get a chance to stay up after the Euro games are done and catch the Copa America, or to see some of the highlights, I strongly urge you to do so. It's the best the beautiful game currently has to offer.

Rooney Just Play Anywhere? #MyEuros

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

We're in France and #MyEuros show looks at all things EURO's including dumb things you've been saying online and flight prices if England were to go h...

Travelling With Young Children: It's Not to Make Marvellous Memories‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Why do I choose to travel so much with my young children? I want to share this love for what is available and possible in the world. I want to see their already big and sparkly eyes widen at brickwork bridges to admire river views upon, to share in their choices as they salivate over fabulous flavours in a gelato parlour.

Shocking Scenes As Euro 2016 England Fans Clash With Police In Marseille. Again.

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

England football fans have clashed with police for a second day in the French town of Marseille ahead of tonight's Euro 2016 match. Police fired tear ...

A Linguist's View on the EU Referendum

Matty Edwards | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

In the face of problems like the refugee crisis, Europe must return to these founding values. If countries adopt the egotistical mentality of the Leave camp, then the major humanitarian crisis of our time will never be solved.

England Fans Chant 'Isis, Where Are You?' As Pre-Euro Clash Turns Violent

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

England fans chanted "Isis, where are you?" during a pre-Euros clash with locals in Marseille prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them. Two...

Rain Has 'Saved France'

Stephen Clarke | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Clarke

I was having a drink with a Socialist the other night (it's something that can easily happen in Paris), and naturally we got on to the subject of wate...

'Immigrant Hating' Euro 2016 Attack Suspect Found 'Armed To The Teeth'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A Frenchman arrested for allegedly planning 15 attacks on the Euro 2016 football championships was "armed to the teeth" with an arsenal of weapons, in...

The Home Straight to Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

I'll be doing quite a few hours to help me prepare mentally and get used to the track before my debut. Because Le Mans is a street circuit, I've only been able to drive the rack in a simulator before, because it would be impossible to drive around in a racing car outside of testing or the race itself.

There's Good News About The Paris Flooding - But Don't Jump On A Eurostar Just Yet

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Flood waters in Paris are starting recede, French authorities have said, after the they rose to their highest for nearly 35 years overnight, plunging ...

If You're Visiting Paris This Weekend, You're Going To Need To Avoid The Louvre

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK

Tourists visiting Paris this weekend are being warned to brace themselves for a potential weekend of misery as flooding and transport strikes continue...

Here's How The Huge Protests in France Could Affect Your Bank Holiday Trip There

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

A dispute over labour reforms in France has led to blockades in towns and cities, and on motorways and bridges, leading to a fuel shortage. Six of Fra...

New Brexit Hooligans

Stephen Clarke | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Clarke

In short, the eurocrats are scared of a fight. They're as unlike Hitler as you could get. But European pacifism is apparently not something that Messrs Cameron and Johnson want to hear about.