Great Britain

Hubble Discovers A Planet So Dark It Absorbs 94% Of All Light

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers, using Hubble’s Space Telescope, have discovered a planet outside of our solar system so dark that it absorbs almost all the l...

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Lucy Fisk | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Fisk

The world we live in is fast, busy, stressful and full of technology, so really it is no wonder so many adults are looking at going back to basics and living simpler lives. This has been hammered home to me all the more over the summer school holiday when my sons ages six and seven want to sit in front of iPads and watch the television much of the time.

For Those Working The 'Gig Economy', One Simple Idea Would Make A Big Difference

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK

A government review into practices in the so-called ‘gig economy’ could see tougher measures to prevent the exploitation of workers, reports sugge...

Britain First Leader Steals Tory MEP's Tweet, Fails To Notice Embarrassing Errors

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

Tuesday was Independence Day and the perfect opportunity for many Brits to have a light-hearted dig at our American cousins. 241 years since USA deci...

Waugh Zone Special: Queen's Speech 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. OTHER THERESA “There is no Mayism!” She got that right, alright. The PM’s irritated riposte, at the launch of her ill-fated Tory manifesto ...

Brexit Prompts More Brits Than Ever To Turn German

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

What do you do if a slight majority of your compatriots at home decide to throw your future into uncertainty and make you and your family feel less secure living abroad? You'd probably take matters into your own hands by double-voting Brexit and adopting a foreign EU nationality in time.

Sir Richard Branson Says This 'Disaster' Could Warrant A Second Referendum

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said a hard Brexit would be a “disaster” for the UK and could warrant a second referendum. The billionaire claimed it was ...

Britain's Set For Its First Day Without Coal Since The Industrial Revolution

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech

This story has been updated. Friday (21 April) is set to be the first day since the industrial revolution that the UK won’t generate any electricity...

Team GB's Germaine Mason Dies After Motorcycle Accident, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK

Team GB high-jumper Germaine Mason has died following a motorcycle crash in Jamaica, police announced on Thursday. According to reports the 34-year-o...

Paul Ryan Praises 'Bold Leadership' Of Theresa May

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics

Paul Ryan, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, has praised Theresa May’s “bold leadership” ahead of the snap general election. The s...

Britain First 'Invaded' An Islamic Bookshop But It Backfired Wonderfully

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK

Britain First has “invaded” an Islamic bookshop in Birmingham prompting local Christians, politicians and the police to spend Easter Sunday “uni...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

Brexit Is 'Mission Impossible' And Will Damage Britain, Warns Leading German MEP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit will cause a “lot of damage” to the United Kingdom and the negotiations look like “mission impossible”, a senior MEP has warned. Manfre...

13 Times Donald Trump Wrote Completely WTF Tweets About Britain

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has used his Twitter account air his views on everything from rivals like ‘Crooked Hillary’ and birth certificates to “F**kface Von...

Triggering Article 50 Could Be 'A Flashpoint' For Hate Crime, Polish Community Leader Warns

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

A “wave” of hate crimes against European migrants could follow the start of Britain’s exit from the EU, a Polish community leader has warned. Tr...

Britain’s US Ambassador Hails Trump Amid Farage Threat

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May and Donald Trump are to forge a relationship similar to that enjoyed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, Britain’s ambassador in the...

My Great British Oath To Sajid Javid MP

Maria Munir | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Munir

Words will not make me authentically British. Am I converting to Britishianity? (I coined that phrase, because apparently we can coin entire value systems by copying global ones nowadays). If we are truly moving towards advocating secular systems, why this strange fundamentalism?

Why We Should Look Closer To Home For Adventure

Charlie Hainsworth | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Hainsworth

Every year many Brits travel abroad in search of the beauty in our world. As the very fortunate individual chosen as 16-25 Railcard's first Chief Adventure Officer, it is my job to show the Great British public why they should be looking closer to home, embracing a staycation, and exploring all our nation has to offer.

Seven Reasons Great Britain Is Truly Great

Cheryl Muir | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Cheryl Muir

I know we've had a tough year. Brexit is nothing to be sniffed at. But our country is beautifully unique. From the woman who didn't think twice about waving goodbye to England seven years ago, I would like to remind us all of what makes our country truly great.

Studying The Kiwis: Could Britain's Junior Doctors Learn From New Zealand?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

Based on their track record, would they have hesitated to legally challenge the UK government: particularly on Jeremy Hunt's early assertion that we do not already have a seven-day emergency NHS, a proclamation which has already led to well-documented patient harm?

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

Brexit Aftermath: Flipping the Bird at the Elite?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

The decision to Brexit is one of the most irrational collective decisions in recent history, because those already feeling the heat have turned it up even higher, proving to be their own worst enemy. It was a destructive move, but it wasn't a bolt out of the blue either.

Brexit: There Is No Right or Wrong Way

Jojo Furnival | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jojo Furnival

WRONG WAY, GO BACK. I walk underneath this sign every day. Every day, on my way to work in marketing and communications for a charity, I look at this sign.

An Open Letter to Brexit

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rohan Banerjee

Dear Brexit, Congratulations on a hard if not well-fought victory in the EU referendum. I write to you with my heart as heavy as the pressure that now falls on your shoulders to make good of the biggest political and economic gamble in Britain's history.

Keep Quiet and Carry On: The EU

Chris R Wright | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics
Chris R Wright

You are not wrong for holding a legitimately cultivated opinion, and you are not bad for saying so, or changing your mind. But together we must stop allowing a fear of offense to legitimise folly. As long as ignorance is bliss, the opposite is also true.