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Let's Knock Down Walls, Not Build Them

Anton Georgiou | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

Peace in Cyprus, has the opportunity to show the world that there is another way. We don't always have to point fingers and seek out a scapegoat. Even where there is little hope, and after 42 years, many Cypriots had lost hope, with determination and drive, anything is possible. I wish the leaders and those involved in the final stages of these peace talks endless luck. If they are successful, it will not only mean a great deal to my family and fellow Cypriots, it will also mean a lot to a world that at times feels like it has lost all hope.

Cyprus Peace Process: Failure To Launch?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS: FAILURE TO LAUNCH? Will a settlement be in line with EU constitution in absence of compliance with the mandatory EU Gender Act...

Ben Needham’s Mother Kerry ‘To Be Sued By Children Of Digger Driver’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

The mother of missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham could face legal action from the children of a Greek digger driver who is alleged to have accident...

Give Girls A Voice And Let Them Change Their World

Anita Tiessen | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anita Tiessen

In 1909, a group of young women marched on a rally in Crystal Palace, London, calling to be part of the newly formed Scout movement. These girls were bold; their actions transformative. Anything boys could do, girls could do too - and these girls believed they could do anything.

Agony For Ben Needham’s Mother As Police Search For Son ‘Buried In Rubble’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK

Ben Needham’s mother Kerry has told of her pain as police search a second site for her missing son. A 19-strong team of officers from South Yorkshir...

Greece Can't Deal With Thousands Of Refugees Alone - Every Country, Including Britain, Must Step In

Elliott Williams | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Williams

It's clear that Greece can't deal with tens of thousands of people alone. Every country has to step in and share responsibility, including the UK. The pressure is growing - our leaders need to welcome more people and help families to stay together. Barzani, Yazan, Jamila and others in a similar position deserve a decent life beyond a 'refugee' camp. I hope they get the chance to enjoy the life they should.

Ben Needham Cops Search Second Site ‘Where Digger May Have Deposited Earth’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

The hunt for clues in the disappearance of Ben Needham has been extended to a second site on the Greek island of Kos. The area is around ten minutes w...

Ben Needham’s Grandfather Visits Excavation Site In ‘Nightmare’ Search For Missing Toddler

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK

Ben Needham’s grandfather Eddie has visited the site of excavations where police believe the toddler may be buried. Eddie Needham was renovating a p...

Could Ben Needham Be Buried Under This Farmhouse?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK

Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham have been granted permission to demolish part of a farmhouse. A specialist team has begun a ninth day...

Farmhouse May Be Demolished As Hunt For Ben Needham Steps Up

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

British police teams searching for Ben Needham are appealing for permission to knock down part of a farmhouse on the land they are currently excavatin...

Life's A Beach So Save The Sea Turtles

Sasha Govor | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sasha Govor

I don't know how many turtles I actually saved and I'll never know. But for a few months of my life I donned the cape, picked up the nunchucks and lived the life of a real superhero.

Finding Missing Ben Needham Could Lay 25 Years Of Theories To Rest

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

A tragic mystery could finally come to an end today as a dig begins on the Greek Island of Kos in an attempt to find Ben Needham, the British boy who ...

As Europe Fails To Act, 60,000 Refugees Are Living In Appalling And Unsafe Conditions In Greece

Ghias Aljundi | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Ghias Aljundi

Theresa May talked about the importance of a global response to the refugee crisis but she did not offer any more resettlement opportunities and of course, the UK is playing no part in this emergency programme to relocate refugees from Greece... I saw too much suffering in Greece and this pain shatters my heart. I do not like to be angry but I am full of anger and I am disgusted by this terrible indifference. The people I met last week were full of warmth, compassion and dignity, despite their despair and exhaustion, and they deserve so much more.

Ben Needham ‘May Have Been Crushed To Death By A Digger’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

The mother of missing toddler Ben Needham has been told to “prepare for the worst” by detectives who suspect he died 25 years ago. British investi...

A Doctor's View From a Refugee Camp in Greece: The Refugee Crisis Is a Moral Crisis for Europe

Andrew Moscrop | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Andrew Moscrop

Outside the clinic, bleaching beneath the Greek sun, there are rows of tents; accommodation for almost two thousand people. Refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan have lived under these canvases for months already. They have been stranded after Europe closed its borders and the EU devised a controversial and morally compromising plan to return refugees to Turkey. There are more than fifty camps like this in Greece, for tens of thousands of refugees. In this camp, like most others, roughly a third of the inhabitants are children, and many are unaccompanied by family.

The Disheartening Death of the European Left

Jo Simmons | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Copyright: Flickr via thierry ehrmann The European Left is in a parlous state. France's Socialist president, Francois Hollande made history in 2014 w...

British Airways Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing After 'Cannabis Smell' Fills Cabin

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

A British Airways flight travelling to Greece was forced to turn back to Gatwick on Thursday after passengers complained of a foul smell which was com...

Greece Recruits Sniffer Dogs To Help It Overcome The Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK

Greece is hoping to solve its cash crisis by policing its currency like drug crime. In an effort to stop cash flows from further crippling its bankin...

Mykonos: Mind Body Beaches

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Newman-Young

On our last night, we ditched the sports bras, dusted off the glad rags and treated ourselves to a farewell meal in the old town. It was the perfect ending to the trip - even the part where we ended up in the nightclub, Toy Room. It was so nice to spend the trip surrounded by such lovely people and leave with new friends.

I Voted Leave, I'm Scared, And I Don't Know What Brexit Looks Like - But At Least We're Going in the Right Direction

Georgina Edwards | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.

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.

Why 'Lexit' Is the Best Option for Labour Voters

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

23rd June represents a rare chance for the British people to exercise actual democracy with regards to the EU. While the 'official' Leave campaign has...

Step by Step the Gates of Europe Closed

Zoe Gilchrist | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Gilchrist

The only thing certain about the refugee crisis in Idomeni, Greece is you never know what is going to happen next. Idomeni was the first official land border crossing for Afghani, Iraqi and Syrian refugees traveling from the Greek islands to Northern Europe. And after two months of working in Idomeni everyday (bar one) I thought I understood the situation. Nothing however prepared me for the crisis that unfolded next.

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.

The Best Kind of Crazy.

Natasha Freidus | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Natasha Freidus

A few months ago, another volunteer told me "We're all a little bit of the best kind of crazy." She was right of course; it takes a certain lack of co...