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Bad Work Is Worse Than No Work, So Why Should Unemployed People Take Any Job?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Nick Stephenson

If we want the kind of economy and country where all are empowered to make the most of their careers and lives, and where the needs of the many are prioritised over those of the few, we need to understand the real story behind the coalition 'recovery'.

Mind the Gap

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

European funding might not be a regular topic of conversation over your breakfast table or in the pub. But when you look closely there are European funded projects all around us. In a region like the North East cash from the European Union (EU) is absolutely vital.

The Apprentice 2015: Guess Who Next Year's Contestants Are?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We get an exclusive look at the contestants who'll be in Alan Sugar's firing line next year... (Video made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Amanda Wilkie,...

Decades of Not Understanding Mental Health Has Left Too Many Unhelped - But We Are Getting There

Norman Lamb | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

There is a welcome change happening in the way we talk about mental health and the amount we are talking about it. The stigma of mental health problems is still stubbornly there but I see so many reasons to be positive because things are changing. Yes, we need to go faster and decades of not understanding enough about mental health has meant too many people haven't been helped. But we are getting there, changing attitudes and revolutionising a system set up solely for physical health.

'Foreign Fighters': Different European Responses to the Same Threat

Tanya Silverman | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Many communities that foreign fighters come from have a troubled relationship with the police and a mistrust of the government. In response to this there have also been a number of civil society-led hotlines to report prospective travellers without the need to involve law enforcement.

Why It's Time to Destroy Parliament

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

In return for so little power we elect a small group of people who often have no expertise in government to run a country. In no other field of endeavour would we allow someone with no experience to take control of something so important.

George Osborne's Autumn Statement - The Key Points

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Thanks to our parliamentary advisors Robin Flavell, Stephen Grant, Handface and David Beresford for this summary of the chancellor's autumn statement ...

Changing the Future for Those With Disabilities

Dominic Haslam | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Dominic Haslam

Of the billion people worldwide who have a disability, the vast majority live in developing countries. People with disabilities represent some of the most excluded of all groups in the community. They are less likely to have access to healthcare and education, and in turn find making a livelihood and escaping poverty that much more difficult, if not impossible.

Can You Spot George Osborne's Autumn Statement Face?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Hard to know where on the scale George Osborne was during today's Autumn Statement, though we're erring towards 'Repugnant'... Thanks to @Quant...

Why We Need to Remember Srebrenica

Zarah Sultana | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The British government is funding 750 young Britons to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn lessons from the Bosnian war and recognise the dangers of what can manifest when racism, religious-hatred and discrimination go unchallenged and ethnic divisions are exploited by political leaders...

Keeping Dyslexia Relevant - How the Government Can Give More Support to Schools and Teachers

Alex Dyer | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Dyer

Finding out your child has dyslexia can be an overwhelming experience, and the importance of trying to learn, understand and empathise with the condition should not be underestimated.

David Cameron Has Made A Facebook 'Thanks' Video For Nick Clegg, And It's Truly Touching

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister has joined the craze for Facebook 'Say Thanks' videos, and paid tribute to Nick Clegg. Aww! (Facebook admin for David Cameron by...

Local Councils Must Stand Together to Resist the Cuts

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

The political elite might be able to ignore or shut down a few exasperated councillors. But they could not ignore a surge of localism and defiance from councils up and down the country who have had enough of watching this government place us and our residents in straitjackets.

Why the 'Publish What You Pay' Bill Matters

Anas Sarwar | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics
Anas Sarwar

Yesterday something big happened in Parliament. Not many people will have noticed it, and not many words have been spoken or written on it either.

Scientists Want To Turn The UK Into A Giant WiFi Hotspot

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have proposed the idea that old unused TV spectrums could be turned into a massive 'Super WiFi' ...

Always Late to the Party: Are We All Now Late-Adopters?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

My Granddad loves Sudoku. A few years ago he was given his very own tablet with pre-installed Sudoku challenges to push him into the 21st century... two months later it was hardly used, but many Sudoku books had been scribbled in and completed. He was dedicated to pen and paper.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

Government Promises To Cut Time Taken For Life-Saving Drugs

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Government officials have promised to cut years off the time it takes for NHS patients to receive life-saving drugs. They are to launch a health re...

10 Extreme Examples of Propaganda

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Battles have been fought and cities have been built in the name of propaganda. From a fake invasion to a horribly homophobic film, these are some of t...

10 Weird Things Banned By Governments

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

If you thought the ban on smoking in cars was bad, at least we haven't been banned from playing Scrabble or being emo....

10 Disturbing Government Cover-Ups

AllTime10s | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

From missing bombs to nuclear incidents, these are just a few of the most worrying things governments have tried to hide....

10 Secret Facts About The CIA

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

From lost nuclear devices to undercover cats, what has the US government been hiding from the world?...

Why Does The Government Have A Zombie Apocalypse Plan?

Alltime Conspiracies | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The government has a step-by-step plan which describes how to survive a zombie apocalypse. But why? Is it just a joke or are they hiding something mor...

If The Government Was Honest About How It Spent Your Taxes, It Might Look Something Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The government has sent out 'Annual Tax Summary' letters showing voters exactly how their tax money is being spent. We have to say, it's pretty honest...

Change Is Unavoidable - And There's No Excuse for Not Doing It Well

John Tizard | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
John Tizard

Whatever sector and level you identify yourself with (public, social, voluntary, community, social enterprise, voluntary, NGO or business sectors), it is a given that leaders, managers, employees, service users and customers are facing the fastest pace of change in their lifetimes, with only two certainties ahead - still more uncertainty, and more change.