These 13 MPs Voted Against Holding A Snap General Election On June 8

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics

MPs this afternoon voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing Theresa May to hold a snap general election on June 8. While 522 MPs decided to allow th...

Let's Start With The Children

Shahida Rahman | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

Not bad... for a girl. It almost sounds like a compliment, doesn't it? We have all heard comments like this and, whether we bristle at the low bar ...

Making Sunday A Fun Day - When You're Billy No Mates

Lisa Ives | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I found myself at a bit of a loose end on Sunday; I thought I should do something completely different (usually Sunday afternoon is spent in the pub). I would learn how to survive a Sunday on my own, not just survive but enjoy, without the pub.

Five Of The Best Art Spaces In Cuba

Flo Simpson | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Simpson

The artwork you are most likely to stumble across in Cuba is the ubiquitous and eye-watering acrylic of an American car. Yet Cuba, both in and outside...

Calling For 'Progressive Alliances' Is Brave - But It Should Never Be Necessary

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week, three Labour MPs did something that takes courage. In calling for Labour to stand aside in Richmond Park, they were pushing for a more coll...

Join the Revolution!

Lucy Tammam | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

The industry is changing, slowly, and at last consumers are starting to demand change - especially through glorious campaigns like #FashRev and #WhoMadeYourClothes. Really the only way to change the big bad industry is to talk through our purses. If we all start to consume more ethically, and less, then big businesses will have to take notice.

Bye Bye Indie

John Watson | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
John Watson

The numbers are striking enough. Circulation down from 428,000 at its peak to a current 28,000. No wonder that the broadsheet version of the Independent is being withdrawn. Figures at other newspapers tell much the same story.

How The Image Of A Dead Syrian Child Divided Britain's Press

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Picture Of Drowned Syrian Toddler Unites Media To Take On Prime Minister The image of a dead Syrian three-year-old boy, who drowned trying ...

The Independent Seem To Have Forgotten They Backed A Tory Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK

Remember last week when The Independent caused a bit of a stir by backing a Tory-Lib Dem coalition? Well, it looks like they don't - but the intern...

Independent Pulls Bizarre Article Saying White Men Should Be Banned From Student Unions

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The Independent was criticised for an article published on its website by an anonymous reporter which advocated for white men to be banned from univer...

Vice... Stop Prostituting Yourself to Islamophobes...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Zahid Ayden

31 European countries haven't made prostitution illegal, which reiterates it to be a global problem, free from association of colour, creed or nationality, rather than the actions of the 'insidious Muslims in the far East'.

Bristol Fashion Update: 'bakedd.' Big Boys, Big Ideas

Spencer Turner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Spencer Turner

The dynamic of 'bakedd.' which has made the brand notable around the university campus is its plans for the future. It's 'in vest in art' concept is genuinely exciting and ambitious, especially for a 'start up' company...

Independent Calls Students With A 2:2 'Slackers' Who Shouldn't Be At University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The Independent newspaper has been heavily criticised for labelling students with 2:2 degrees "slackers", and questioning whether they should attend u...

Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

If LFF is the Glastonbury of film festivals, then Sundance London is becoming the Latitude or Bestival. It is more intimate, cosy and it feels uniquely special. It provides an important distillation of the best of the independent scene and deserves to remain an annual event in the coming years.

Is Your Music Organic?

Fiona Brice | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fiona Brice

Up and down the country, well-heeled consumers are scrutinising labels in shop aisles, or selecting individual vegetables at farmers' markets, ethical latte in hand. But what about your mental nutrition? What are you feeding your brain and where is it coming from? What about the music that you listen to?

AIM Independent Music Awards Winners: Alt-J, Adele, Wiley, First Aid Kit, Enter Shikari and The Prodigy

Lara Baker | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

The second AIM Independent Music Awards took place last night in London, the culmination of a year's worth of work for myself and the AIM Awards team.

AIM Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced

Lara Baker | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

Since starting to work on the AIM Independent Music Awards a couple of years ago, it hasn't escaped my attention that every time a list of music award nominees is published, a large-scale debate and healthy amount of criticism and cynicism inevitably follows. I suspect this is because of the subjective nature of music; the concept of judging it is arguably flawed.

IoS Editor Defends Coulson Article

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

The editor of the Independent on Sunday, John Mullin, has been forced to explain his decision to publish a story about Andy Coulson that contained det...

Why I Buy the Brand 'George Galloway'

Hugh Salmon | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Although I do not agree with a lot of what George Galloway says and certainly never want to meet the man, I do think the brand that is George Galloway is a force for good in this country.

Why Did So Few Women Make It on to the Twitter 100? And Does It Matter?

Julie Tomlin | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Tomlin

Amid all the complaining and bragging about who was ranked higher than who when it was published last week, some women on Twitter pointed out that "only one woman made it into the top 20 at all."

Who Says the Music Industry Is On Its Knees?

Peter Grant | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Peter Grant

Artists like Lana del Rey and Ed Sheeran fill me with confidence that the negativity written about this industry is rubbish. Ed Sheeran selling 58,000 copies of his single in week one and close to a million copies of his album, the dude is rockin' it!

Johann Hari Will Not Return To The Independent

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

Disgraced columnist Johann Hari will not return to his job at the Independent newspaper. Hari took the decision not to return after his suspension ...

Disgraced Columnist To Return To Independent 'Next Month'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Disgraced columnist Johann Hari is set to return to his job at the Independent newspaper in 'four to five weeks', the Leveson inquiry into press stand...

Westminster Council's Phoney Parking Policy Should be Paid for Personally by the Councillors and Officers Implementing it

Peter Martindale | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

Westminster City Council is stubbornly implementing charges for late evening, early night-time and Sunday parking in the West End, against the advice of residents, businesses, the entertainment industry, and churches.

We Really Need Transparency in Lobbying

Iain Anderson | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

I'm a lobbyist. I'm really proud to be one.After the last few days of headlines you would have thought I would want to keep my head down. Not at all. Now is the time to stand up for transparent lobbying and to drive out of the industry once and for all those who not prepared to stand up for transparency.