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Why Aren't More People Going Green?

Joel Durston | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

The Scottish independence debate prompted numerous claims from the left of the Scots actually having a chance to decide their own future. This isn't a new complaint - many groups, Occupy and the People's Assembly among others, have been posing it, especially since the economic collapse.

Going Global in a Digital World

Andrew Miller | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Andrew Miller

Adopting a digital-first strategy has helped drive continuous innovation and improvement of our editorial content. It has given us the chance to develop new, immersive ways of storytelling. Doing so has required the development of new technologies, like our recently launched new Guardian app or our award-winning interactive features, to improve how our content is delivered to readers and to ensure that our editorial teams have the best tools to bring their stories to life.

'ISIS Flag' Flies Above Gate To Housing Estate In East London, Guardian Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

A flag similar to the standard flow by the Islamic State, formerly ISIS, has been spotted flying above the entrance of a housing estate in East London...

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

GCHQ 'Harvested Webcam Images' Of Millions Of Internet Users

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

UK spy agency GCHQ has reportedly harvested webcam images - including sexually explicit material - of millions of internet users. In its latest rep...

Toxic Fame Living on Benefits Street

Mark Borkowski | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Mark Borkowski

I'm no opponent of fantasy, or of shock value. I also don't believe McKerrow or his company set out to deceive or mislead anyone. I do, however, know first-hand the disconnect between us media folk, who are comfortable living our lives as a dance of smoke and mirrors, and ordinary people, who assume that when they say things they will usually be taken as meant. The problem here isn't any kind of sinister right-wing agenda (as critics of Benefits Street allege). Rather, the media's fluid reality has clashed against the more unyielding reality known to most people, with uncomfortable results.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Jack Straw Attacks Guardian For 'Adolescent Excitement' Over Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics

Former Labour home secretary Jack Straw has accused The Guardian of behaving like a naive and excited teenager in its decision to publish information ...

When Secrets Mustn't Be Kept Secrets

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It's not often that top spooks emerge from the shadows, and on those rare occasions when they do, they tend to choose their words very, very carefully. That's why we need to be just as careful when we examine what they say...

Jessica Elgot

'A Hysterical Attempt To Exploit Newspaper Rivalry To Shut Down Debate' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Two issues dominated Wednesday's news agenda - state regulation of the press, and the "dangerous" Guardian reporting of far-reaching surveillance, whi...

Destroyed Guardian Files 'Mainly Contained Articles About Middle-Class Problems'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Light has been shed on the contents of the hard drives destroyed at The Guardian offices by intelligence officials. It is believed that the drives ...

Police Probe Twitter Bomb Threats

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Police are investigating bomb threats made on Twitter against female journalists. Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, Independent columnist Grace De...

The Masculinity Debate Is Not One-Sided: You Just Aren't Listening

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

O'Sullivan writes about wanting a space where men feel comfortable to speak, and I can sympathise - feminism exists, in part, to give women the voice that they were so sorely lacking in mainstream society.

Aids 1: Guardian 0

Scott Capurro | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

Maybe Glenn Greenwald can stop blaming gay people for the merchandising of America's Left, and find his own progressives who don't mind being ostracized or murdered. Short of that, a radical makeover of SF Gay Pride is necessary, if only so Glenn has something to strum about when he's musing on his acoustic Gibson after one too many Starbucks cappuccinos from his Notting Hill local.

Did You Spot Them? Britain's Best April Fools' Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

In a year when our weather has gone topsy-turvy, former top politicians have ended up in jail and polls show that Boris Johnson could wipe out Labour'...

When Did 'Freedom of Speech' Become a Cover for Bigotry?

Alex MacDonald | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

What really worries me here is that a self-confessed feminist is actually resorting to the same tactics used by the likes of Ann Coulter and Nick Griffin to justify her hateful beliefs.

Why You NEED to Listen to This American Life

Pete Strauss | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Pete Strauss

Perhaps what I personally respect about this podcast above all else is that it tip toes the line of respecting its audience and not simply patronisingly spoon feeding knowledge. It doesn't acquiesce to the demands of dumbing down nor does it hold any pretence about itself.

Boris Johnson Defends 'Our Imperilled Press'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has leapt to the defence of Britain's free press, emphasising his support for "our imperilled" media by saying it would be a national tr...

Why the Self-Serving Wimmin Who Want to Ban Page 3 Are So Wrong

Neil Wallis | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

They're the sort of people who would never dream of reading the Sun in the first place, and have no real idea of the people that actually do. Well, the Sun is a largely working-class newspaper that approximately THREE MILLION women choose to read every day.

We Should Not Rest On Our Laurels When It Comes to Sport In Schools

Jake Richards | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Politics
Jake Richards

Labour should be making the argument for school sport - pointing out the remarkable achievements of the last Labour government in this area, the cuts this government has introduced and the work that has to be done.

James Mullinger - 'The Man With No Shame' - Etcetera Theatre - Third August

Pete Strauss | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Every year for about a month, London gets a lot less funny. Vast swathes of the nation's favourite comedians all flock up to Edinburgh for the month of August. However, a few valiantly stay behind to participate in the ever growing Camden Fringe and one man gallantly at the forefront of this years fringe is James Mullinger.

Private Schools vs State Schools: A Student's Riposte to Murray and O'Farrell

Tom Davies | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Davies

At present, state education does not match up to private schools in terms of academic provision. Until they do, parents who are lucky enough to be able to make the choice must make a value judgment. However, once you've made your choice, don't let your decision distort your take on reality à la Murray and O'Farrell.

Labour MP Lambasts Jubilee 'Slave Labour'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour MP is demanding answers from a security firm and charity after reports they bussed jobless people into London to work under appalling conditi...

Kofi Annan Must Announce the Failure of His Syrian Plan

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Bashar Al Assad must be rubbing his hands with glee. His heavily armed security forces and henchmen are killing the Syrian people right under the noses of the UN observers and the noses and ears of the silent witnesses Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon. The UN and NATO are unwittingly providing cover for the massacres in Syria.