Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

Rugby Sevens World Series Feels Olympic Fever

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

If Rugby Sevens continues to grow on this trajectory, we might even see more numbers from the host nation follow in the tradition of William Webb Ellis and pick up a ball and run with it, rather than kick it, by the time the Olympics comes back around.

'I Love You Mummy' The Text From Terrified British Malaysia Airlines Passenger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

A daughter sent her mother a text telling her how much she loved her as she feared she would die on her Malaysian Airlines flight, after it was forced...

If You Can Whistle, You're Not Tone Deaf

Hugh Salmon | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hugh Salmon

My late father's only sister, my Aunt Hetty, died last month. My earliest memories of her are of Kenya and a different world. For the first 17 years of my life, 'home' was Hong Kong where I was born.

WATCH: Jamie Oliver Opens A 'Very Slippery Italian Submarine'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Jamie Oliver. A man of many talents, like cooking blokey cuisine, double-entendre book titles and a perfected *concerned* face. Speaking Cantonese, ho...

Moving to Hong Kong: Lost in the Red Light District

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

With space finite and demand for it high, the city's towers are not only for banks and flats, but often host a hotchpotch of tailors, jewellers and iron mongers living harmoniously side by side. As the number of red lanterns decorating the city increased in anticipation of Chinese New Year, the possibilities for urban exploration seemed endless.

Eight Things to Do in Hong Kong in 48 Hours

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

Within minutes of arriving in Hong Kong, I was told my home town of Shanghai was only 'almost as good' as this former British colonial town. I wasn't surprised by the comment. The Chinese are very competitive when it comes to their cities and Hong Kong is fighting to maintain her lead over the fast-growing economic hubs of mainland China.

The Money Is Off The Table: Billionaire Withdraws £72m 'Marriage Bounty' For Lesbian Daughter - For Now...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

A billionaire who offered a “marriage bounty” of £72m to the man who successfully wooed his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his proposition after ...

Moving to Hong Kong: Jet Lag, Duck Tongue and the Great Outdoors

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

Moving abroad can be stressful, that much is obvious, but when you're about to leave home some arrangements come more naturally than others. While I managed to hold a leaving party before moving to Hong Kong, some things, such as organising the shipment of important possessions, fell by the wayside. Oh well - who needs a change of clothes anyway?

Dear Daddy, You Must Accept I Am A Lesbian

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE The Money Is Off The Table: Billionaire Withdraws £72m 'Marriage Bounty' For Lesbian Daughter - For Now... The lesbian daughter of a Hong K...

'World's Largest' Shark Slaughterhouse Found In China

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Environmental activists claim to have to discovered the world's largest shark slaughterhouse, providing meat from the endangered animals for soup, hea...

Hong Kong Billionaire Doubles Marriage Bounty For Man Who Woos Lesbian Daughter

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A Hong Kong billionaire who announced a £40m “marriage bounty” to the man who successfully woos his lesbian daughter has almost doubled his offer...

Hong Kong Should Destroy Its Ivory Stockpile

Mark Jones | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

China's ivory stockpile destruction was significant because it is the world's largest ivory marketplace. Ivory carving and sales are legal in China and this has provided a cover for the trade there. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were illegally killed last year for their tusks; at this rate, the remaining 400,000 African elephants will be wiped out in two decades.

Christmas in Hong Kong

Sarah Kwong | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

My dad makes the trip every year to see family, and with a wedding invite for 28th December, we decided it made perfect sense to go during the festive season. Aside from gasps of 'won't that be weird?' (answer: I don't know yet), the main question people asked when I told them of my travel plans was: 'do they celebrate Christmas in Hong Kong?' Embarrassingly, I struggled to come up with a solid answer.

Mind the (Education) Gap

David McGuire | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
David McGuire

It's important to point out that this is a huge generalisation and, of course, there were/are exceptions to the rule. However, I think, overall, the gap is not an educational one - or level of smartness even - but rather one of attitude. As long as that factor remains, the UK hasn't got a hope in hell of climbing the table, never mind becoming number one.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 45 - Poached Eggs and Cold Feet

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

Some weeks start on Sunday, some on Monday, and every now and again you encounter a rogue week. This was one of those. Last week obdurately hung on until Tuesday night when I landed back in London from Hong Kong.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 44 - Fine Art Asia

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

A seven hour time difference and an eleven hour flight can mess with your head. I am in Hong Kong and the boxy red taxi is speeding me to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. I'm in a state of confusion about what time it is and how hungry I am.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 43 - 6000 miles apart

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Week 43. 6000 miles apart. Battersea Park in South London is approximately 6000 miles from The Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Cunningly, I have arra...

WATCH: Fugitive Edward Snowden Nominated For Human Rights Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, considered Europe’s top human rights award, could go to the fugitive US defence contractor turned whistl...

Phone Cams and Hate Speech in Hong Kong

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In Hong Kong, antagonisms toward mainland Chinese are at a fever pitch. From mass to digital media, political debate to everyday talk, ordinary people from mainland China are targets of intense yet also unthinking ridicule and criticism.

Exploding Phone 'Burns Down Man's House'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

The perils of smartphones stretch far beyond RSI and 'Bejewelled'-inspired frustration it would appear - they can also set fire to your life's possess...

The World's Tallest Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Have you got a head for heights? What better way to begin your exploration than from one of the world's tallest hotels, offering a bird's eye view over the bright lights of your destination.

Travel Eye: Making the Most of a Hong Kong Stopover

Karen Edwards | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

I'm on a stopover and I have just two days here. Having dropped my bags off at my hotel - the famous Peninsula - I head off on foot; my first stop being Victoria Harbour, where I take in Hong Kong's most spectacular and famous view.

Erotic Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Meadering through the train station, clutching a carton of coffee, most commuters glance upwards expecting to see the train times or a fast food adver...

Breaks With a Buzz: Eight of the World's Best Theme Parks

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Are the little ones tugging on your sleeve for a trip, or is it just your nerves they're pulling to shreds? Perhaps you're just a big kid at heart, with a burgeoning need for a buzz! I for one fall into the latter category: I'm absolutely terrified of roller-coasters and rapids, but for me, that's what makes them so gut-wrenchingly addictive.