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Happy Fifth Birthday Huffington Post!

The Huffington Post | Stephen Hull | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Today The Huffington Post UK celebrates an important milestone. It's our 5th birthday. We've come a long way since 2011 and were recently named the 3...

Introducing HuffPost Thrivers

Stephen Hull | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Hull

In recent months we've felt so strongly that there had been a huge shift in reader habits that we commissioned You Gov to complete a research project examining in detail the new digital audience and its habits. What they've proved is that a completely new type of audience has developed. They are a distinct, articulate, aware group of smartphone readers, for whom news is. We call them Thrivers. Thrivers, quite simply, are flourishing in the UK. They are self-aware, inquisitive and enjoy new experiences. Thrivers are also tech savvy and media literate. They seek deeper brand relationships in exchange for experience and knowledge.

Have Scientists Found Time Travellers On The Web?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

Think 'science experiment' and you'll probably imagine sombre looking men and women in white lab coats peering into microscopes. Or a wild-haired prof...

This Year In Eight Amazing Online Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie, Greenpeace's Lego protest video and images of the Tower of London poppies installation lead in The C Word list 2014, t...

How To Create Digital Masterpieces At The Click Of A Pen

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

The obvious answer may well be “I can’t draw”, a resignation that ended most people’s artistic aspirations at school age, literally leaving th...

The Nomadic Team Of Azusa Murakami And Alexander Groves Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Design

Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

Studio Swine, (a.k.a. Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) are a nomadic design studio who travel the world in search of vernacular designs, wh...

Prepare Ahead Before You Set Off On A Drive In Snowy, Wet & Icy Winter Conditions

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're travelling home for Christmas or embarking on a family holiday this winter, it's important to keep safe on the roads. Coping with co...

Jack Sommers

Journalist Turned Down Chance To Stand Against Nick Clegg | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

Left-wing polemicist and author Owen Jones turned down a request to stand as an MP - against Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg - he has told the Huffington Po...

Today's Top Blog Post Picks - Wednesday 26 March

Jody Thompson | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Jody Thompson

Today, we're leading with Aaron Eccles, head of social media of Cancer Research and how they turned around a meme that wasn't even theirs and have raised £8m so far off the back of it. We've then got comedy legend Ruby Wax with a fantastic post on how to use mindfulness as an internal weathervane to predict depression...

So What Was The Best Of 2013?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Have you heard the one about the Pope, a goat and some kids... Ok, just to reassure you, it's not the start of a questionable joke. So, just what d...

VOTE: What Was Your Content Favourite In 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

What was your favourite piece of content during 2013? At HuffPost, we love great content, whether it’s a must-watch viral video, a brilliantly wr...

Easy BBQ Recipes: A Welcome Break From Charred Sausages And Burgers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's something about barbecues, especially British ones. Perhaps it's childhood memories of singed burgers and the novelty of al fresco dining. Or ...

HuffPost Wins Consumer Website Of The Year Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post UK is celebrating after fighting off stiff competition to win a major media award. Just weeks before the website celebrates its...

Ten Years On, Was The Iraq War Worth It?

Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the historic and record-breaking demonstrations against the Iraq war, the Huffington Post UK is asking "Was It Worth It?" at a publi...

Was It Worth It? Iraq, Ten Years On

Gary Kent | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

We are not only marking the tenth anniversary of the fall of Saddam but the 50th anniversary of the beginnings in 1963 of a campaign of demonisation of the Kurds that proceeded to full-blown genocide, most notably at Halabja where 5,000 people were killed and many more hideously injured by Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Huff Post UK Editor Scoops Top Media Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post UK's very own Carla Buzasi was named Online Editor of the Year at the prestigious Online Media Awards on Thursday night. Carla,...

The West-End Siege - Can We Learn to Bargain Better if We Use Hostage Negotiation Techniques?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

On Friday swathes of the West-End of London were closed off, causing traffic chaos throughout the city, in a highly unusual incident for the UK. The authorities were dealing with a man who appeared to have taken an office hostage, and seemed to be threatening to blow up the building.

Tottenham Court Road Offices Evacuated Over 'Bomb Threat'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

UPDATE: A man has been arrested. More soon. Police said: "We have made an arrest. A man has been arrested and a search of the buildings is underway...

Introducing HuffPost UK Sport

Carla Buzasi | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Sport
Carla Buzasi

Today I'm delighted to announce the launch of HuffPost UK Sport, the latest channel on our ever-expanding site. With London gearing up for the Olympics and Euro 2012 only a few months away, it couldn't be a better time for us to add Sport into the mix of topics we cover. Being British, we fully expect there to be plenty of footie written about in our blogs, however, we're also aiming to be a destination for niche sports, where everyone from synchronised swimmers to curling champions can debate the merits of their favourite pastime with other dedicated fans. In keeping with this wide range of sports, we have a real mix of voices from different walks of life blogging for us today, including Lord Coe on the Olympics, Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet on cycling, and Kevin Cahill - founder of Sport Relief alongside Will Carling and Andy Murray.

Sunday Roundup

Carla Buzasi | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK
Carla Buzasi

After watching Occupy Wall Street from afar since mid-September (and being kept up-to-date on Twitter thanks to HuffPost US senior editor Craig Kannelly's constant stream of tweets), last weekend saw the protest move to London. We had editors there throughout the week (Business Editor Pete Guest even turning photographer for us while on the scene), but unsurprisingly many of our bloggers had opinions to share on the topic, too.

Sunday Roundup

Carla Buzasi | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Mining accidents, such a regular part of life in industrial communities in decades gone past as to provide perfect plot twists in modern-day novels, became headline worthy again this week due to the tragic events in Swansea. I'm sure I wasn't the only one somehow naively expecting a repeat run of the jubilant scenes played out in Chile almost exactly a year ago. If only real life ran with such Hollywood-perfect endings. Calls for an enquiry have already been made, while Neath MP Peter Hain is appealing for donations to help the bereaved families of those brave men who lost their lives.

What Is the Gauge?

Alister Morgan | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK
Alister Morgan

We've always been social creatures. Social networks and the web have not changed human nature, but they have provided a swifter delivery system for news and an engaging platform for discussion.

Introducing HuffPost Tech UK

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech
Arianna Huffington

The US and the UK may be, as George Bernard Shaw once said, two nations "separated by a common language," but they're definitely joined by a set of common problems: economic crises that have left millions unemployed or underemployed, an economic debate that has been hijacked by deficit and austerity hawks, and politicians with a remarkable ability to propose solutions that are actually making the problems worse. Yet in both countries, there is a movement fueled by social media, community engagement, and the growing understanding that real solutions aren't going to be coming from our politicians any time soon. So, in the meantime, millions of people in thousands of communities are taking the initiative to connect, engage and solve problems themselves.

A Typical* day in the Life of a TV Presenter (With Apologies to Sue Townsend)

Rick Edwards | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Rick Edwards

*Probably not that typical, actually.

Sunday Roundup

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As I type this, the British government has just pledged to financially support the International Committee of the Red Cross as it steps up essential help for those injured during Libya's week of conflict, with aid for up to 5,000 wounded, along with food and household essentials for another 690,000. The announcement comes as a quiet reminder that in amongst the headline-grabbing images of rebels waltzing their way round Gaddafi's glitzy mansion, this uprising, like the others that preceded it across the Middle East and Africa this year, this has not been a conflict without horrific casualties.