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Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

Being Jean Paul Gaultier

Iain R Webb | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Iain R Webb

At the opening reception for the The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows.

Dropping Winter Weight, à la Française

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

One thing that always impressed me about springtime in Paris is how comfortable women here seem to be with peeling off the winter layers of clothing. All of a sudden, like tulips in the Tuileries, pencil skirts, nude legs in sling-backs and sleeveless arms crop up everywhere. It's like they have nothing to hide. How liberating that sounds.

A Language Assistant's Life in La Réunion

Ben Dalton | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Climbing down the plane steps, Reunion has clearly pulled out all the stops. It's like one of those ridiculous Hollywood tropical islands, like Spooky Island from Scooby Doo, when you arrive to postcard palm trees, people flinging flower necklaces around your neck (this of course didn't actually happen) and with 'Pass the Duchee on the Left hand Side' playing as the soundtrack.

French Obsessions With Sophie Delila

Liza Bel | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Liza Bel

She applies her rich jazzy voice to catchy pop tunes with a touch of soul. She already has two albums to her credit and several appearances alongside prominent contemporary musicians. She agreed to give me a sneak peek into her rehearsal and her studio.

Jessica Elgot

French Spies 'Planned To Assassinate Abu Hamza'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The French government became so infuriated with London's refusal to deal with its hotbeds of extremism that they plotted to assassinate extremist prea...

Lilly Zazou and Other French Cabaret à Londres

Will Noble | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Noble

A couple of weeks back I was in the bowels of Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead for an evening of French jazz, courtesy of Lilly Zazou. Lilly, aka Elise Lefay is an extraordinarily accomplished mademoiselle, able to turn her vocal cords to anything from Piaf to Poulenc.

Time to Shake Off My Language Shame and Get Back to the Classroom

Liam Beattie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

In a previous article for the Huffington Post I went public about my language shame; well I am pleased to announce that I am (hopefully) on the course to rectifying this rather embarrassing situation. I have decided to start taking language classes so I should be able to speak something other than English...

Parler L'anglais? My Language Shame

Liam Beattie | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Having recently moved overseas to work as an intern, I have been spending some time pondering what have been the most awkward moments of adapting to life in Belgium. Now I have given this some serious thought...

Why Parisians Need to Laugh More and Shrug Less

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

You can always gauge the happiness level of a country when you step into one of their taxis. "'Ello love" is the genuine greeting from any London cabbie who then natters about the weather and thrusts the Currant Bun/Sun in your hands. You'd be lucky with a grunt in Paris.

Populaire (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Populaire boasts an offbeat premise. In the 1950s bright, ambitious Rose Pamphyle (Deborah Francois) wants to be a modern woman. There's just one prob...

Anti-Racism Group Back French Man 'Attacked For Being White' On Metro

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

A leading anti-racism group in France has for the first time backed a defendant who claims to have been assaulted for being white on the Paris metro. ...

Parisian Dream; My French Double Life

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

I often think I should have been born in a different era. In 1920's Paris or a little town in the French countryside. I would have been the young wom...

Could British Intervention In Mali Be A Bad Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Britain's announcement confirming the deployment of 330 military personnel to assist French military intervention in Mali has been met with a noticeab...

Felicity A Morse

Child Soldiers, Torture, A Humanitarian Crisis And An 'Invisible War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

As Britain prepares to send hundreds of troops to West Africa to support French forces fighting Islamists in Mali, charities and human rights groups h...

Hundreds Of British Troops Could Support France In Mali

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Britain is sending up to 330 military personnel to help train a West African intervention force in Mali, Downing Street has said. The move was anno...

The Many Miserable Faces Of David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

David Cameron was "very sad" on Wednesday at the Church of England's decision not to accept women bishops. If there is one lesson that the PM is le...

Australian Passengers Tell French Women 'Speak English Or Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

This video shows the terrifying moment that white passengers on a Melbourne bus threatened to "f***ing boxcutter" four French women- just for singing ...

REVIEW: Philippe Shangti 'From Saint Tropez to London'

Kate Lawson | Posted 20.01.2013 | Home
Kate Lawson

Shangti's work aims to be erotic, but in handing it ('it' meaning sex) to us all on a visual plate, it loses a lot of the evocative and daring side of presenting the sexualised female form on camera.

Gove: 'French Lesbian Poetry Is Important'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK is suffering from a "bias against knowledge", Education Secretary Michael Gove has claimed. Certain subjects - like French lesbian poetry - ...

SHOCKER: Michael Gove Apologises For Being A 'Clever-Dick'

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It may be 30 years too late, but Michael Gove issued a heartfelt apology to his former French teacher today for misbehaving in class. In an open le...

Injunction on Topless Kate Photos Is a French Farce

Stephen Clarke | Posted 18.11.2012 | Home
Stephen Clarke

Here in Paris, the most common reaction to the topless photos that I've seen has been a typically French squint. They furrow their brow, raise one side of their mouth as if to show off a newly capped incisor, and exhale noisily. The English-speaking equivalent of the expression would be "duh". The subtext is, what did you expect? The second a famous woman takes off her bikini top anywhere in France, she is going to hear the click of a camera and the patter of tiny fingers emailing the photo to a magazine editor.

Action Needed on Modern Languages

Neil Jeffery | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Neil Jeffery

Beneath all the traditional media publicity and right-wing outcry about public examinations results in England this last Thursday, there was one statistic that for me was very worrying indeed.

Weekend Shopping: French-Inspired Lady Fashion from Garance Dore and Kate Spade New York

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.

New Civil Religion Versus the Old: Olympics and Ramadan

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

Olympics, a mega scale sporting event that unites the spirit to compete and push the boundaries of human endeavour witnesses much coveted participation from all nations in the world.