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I Know You Got Soul: How Volunteers Are Helping Refugees

Leigh McAlea | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK
Leigh McAlea

In the face of political inertia, rising xenophobia and hostility, and the abandonment of legal obligations to support refugees under existing international conventions, volunteers have transcended their traditional roles of providing add on support for 'professionals' and 'experts'. Instead, in many cases they are the main and only actors helping refugees and migrants not only to survive, but also to stop their humanity being stripped from them.

Refugees Got Talent

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Theopi Skarlatos

When I first decided to make this film the one question that kept repeating itself in my head was this: what does a person do, when they feel like the...

Meeting Plyto And Dafni On Crete

Mike Gerrard | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The Cretan wine business is booming, a fact that was recognised last year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. It nominated Crete on its shortlist for Wine Region of the Year, along with Champagne, Provence, Sonoma County and the eventual winner, Oregon's Willamette Valley. Illustrious company indeed.

Athens Greece: Best Spring Holiday

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

According to National Geographic Traveler Magazine, spring is one of the best times of the year to visit gorgeous Greece. It is the time of year when you will find magical blooming wildflowers, wonderful weather, great options for hotel accommodations and not too many crowds. You can enjoy exploring this vibrant country comfortably by foot or car, and in March and April the temperature will feel just right.

The Time Has Come To Cut Greece Loose

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

The Greece I grew up in was a very different place form the one you see today. I will not bore you with statistics that you can easily see elsewhere, but I can tell you this: It did not feel like Northern Europe. Things were basic, but progressing steadily during the 1980s, and despite the occasional hiccup, people got progressively richer and life was gradually becoming easier.

Grexit Or Not? The Agony Of Choice Facing The Birthplace Of Democracy

Diane James MEP | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

With debts cut by a sufficient amount, Greece should then incrementally exit the Euro at a stable rate, probably having a dual currency for a time. Markets do not like shock, and a progressive exit is, for me, the logical and reasonable solution. The alternatives are just too hideous to contemplate.

Gary Lineker Leads Calls To Take More Refugee Children With Open Letter

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

Gary Lineker is among the celebrities who have signed an open letter to Theresa May telling her not to stop letting in lone child refugees under the D...

How To Make Petimezi

Mike Gerrard | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'We're looking for the house with a big cactus outside,' our guide Isi tells us. We're driving through the little town of Kounavi, about nine miles so...

Ten Simple Political Predictions For 2017

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Boris Johnson won't last another six months as Foreign Secretary. There will be too many conflicts between himself and Theresa May and something will have to give. Mrs May isn't going anywhere, so it'll be Boris. Where he'll go though is anyone's guess...

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...