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How to Solve 'the NHS Problem', Part Four

Hugh Salmon | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

There is still time for all the parties to invest in original thinking and creative advice at a more upstream level. But not much.

In Pictures: Police Clear Final Umbrella Movement Occupy Outpost in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Police dismantled the final umbrella movement protest encampment in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong on Tuesday morning. Traffic was restored around lunchtime as police made 20 arrests. After 79 days of protest, pro-democracy demonstrators were given 30 minutes to pack up and leave. Most left the area, but around 17 people remained at a sit-in awaiting arrest.

Things to Do on a Hong Kong Layover

Marc Harris | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

No one looks forward to a layover and there are some real howlers out there; think Tashkent and Kabul! However Hong Kong is one of the best cities in the world to spend a couple of days in-between flights ...

Protesters Spell Out Ominous Warning In Rubbish-Strewn Hong Kong Camp

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong wrote the words "We Will Be Back" in tarpaulins before police moved in to shut down their main camp on Thursday ...

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

Hong Kong Demonstrators Clash With Police As They Vow To 'Escalate'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Pro-democracy protesters have stormed to the periphery of Hong Kong government headquarters in an attempt to revitalise their flagging movement for de...

In Pictures: 'Creative' Hong Kong Democracy Occupiers Reconvene to 'Watch TV Billboard'

Tom Grundy | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

A day after one of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps was cleared by police and bailiffs, hundreds of pro-democracy activists returned to Mong Kok's main shopping thoroughfare on Thursday evening. Instead of erecting tents, activists convened to collectively watch movie trailers and adverts on a cinema billboard.

In Pictures: 80+ Arrests, Pepper Spray and Scuffles As Occupy Clear Outs Begin in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

At least 80 people were arrested, according to police, as part of one of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps was cleared on Tuesday. Bailiffs were on site to enforce a court order to clear obstructions from a relatively small part of the encampment on the Kowloon Peninsula. Most of the clearance was performed by an agency with bailiffs and police on hand to assist.

In Pictures: Hong Kong Democracy Activists Protest at the British Consulate

Tom Grundy | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Dozens of protesters gathered at the British consulate in Hong Kong on Friday demanding that Britain does more to prevent China influencing elections in the city.

In Pictures: Hong Kong Democracy Camp Shrinks as Barricades Cleared

Tom Grundy | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

An area of protester barricades was cleared at the main Umbrella Movement protest camp this morning in Hong Kong...

Pictures Capture Fresh Clashes As Violence Returns To Hong Kong

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

Tensions are again mounting in Hong Kong as a group of activists clashed with police in fresh violence after nearly two months of pro-democracy protes...

These Selfies Are Way Better Than Your Selfies

The Huffington Post UK/Caters | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you want to put that selfie stick you bought to good use, consider booking a flight to Hong Kong. These high altitude snaps were taken by vetera...

'Insane Psycho Murderer' Smiles In Prison Van

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

British banker Rurik Jutting has been pictured in the back of a prison van appearing to smile after attending a short court hearing on Monday morning....

This Week I Ate... Hong Kong and Hix at the Crown

William Sitwell | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

We waved to a waiter who came and removed the garbage and wiped the table clean - they didn't mop the floor - and then we pondered how best to get something to eat. We soon figured out that you need to help yourselves from the trolleys that come from the kitchen, and you need to get to the trolley soon before the hoards take the first pickings.

'Insane Psycho' Banker 'Was In Love Triangle' With Murdered Women

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

A Cambridge-educated investment banker who referred to himself as an "insane psychopath", was reportedly involved in a “love triangle” with the wo...

Chilling Last Words Of 'Insane Psycho's' Alleged Victim

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

The haunting last words of one of the alleged victims of British banker Rurik Jutting, who has appeared in court on two counts of murder, were: "I'm g...

If a HK Banker Murdered Two Women, It's Probably Another Woman's Fault

Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Jessica Elgot

The reporting of this tragedy has been almost exclusively focussed on how the two women were purportedly sex workers, although Hong Kong police have not said as much. The killings are immediately characterised as American Psycho-style murders, giving them an aura of glamour. And predictably, within hours of his arrest, there was another woman in Jutting's life to cast blame on.

'Insane Psycho' Banker Appears In Court Over Women's Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

ON THE BLOG: If a HK Banker Murdered Two Women, It's Probably Another Woman's Fault A Cambridge-educated investment banker, who refers to himself a...

'Kim Jong-Un' Pays a Visit to Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement Camp

Tom Grundy | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

The main Umbrella Movement 'Occupy' site in Hong Kong received an unusual visitor, on Friday, in the form of a Kim Jong-Un impersonator.

'British Banker Held Over Murder Of Two Sex Workers In Hong Kong'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

A British man has been arrested over a double murder in Hong Kong. Police in the former UK colony said a 29-year-old man was held after the bodies ...

Occupy HK Has Been Going So Long It's On Google Maps

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Occupy HK, the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, is still filling the streets of the city kinda-state even as the torturous process of negotiation and...

Hong Kong Activists Demand Negotiations With Chinese Communist Party

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist P...

Violent Clashes in Mong Kok, Hong Kong During Pro-Democracy Protests

Tom Grundy | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

There were violent clashes, scuffles and brawls in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong last night as police deployed pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters. Police say 9000 demonstrators were present and 26 people were arrested.

Hong Kong's Mong Kok 'Occupy' Camp Shrinks After Police Clearout

Tom Grundy | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, swooped into Hong Kong's Mong Kok Occupy encampment in the early hours of this morning. Police and street cleaners removed barricades and tents, leaving pro-democracy protesters restricted a smaller area of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, occupying the southbound side only.

Umbrellas vs. Riot Shields as Hong Kong Protesters Expand Occupy Camp

Tom Grundy | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

'Umbrella Movement' activists in Hong Kong clashed with riot police on Tuesday evening in an attempt to expand an area near the city's government headquarters currently being occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators.