Iron Curtain

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

When Will Tony Blair Stop Beating the War Drum?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

There is no denying the fact that violent extremism and terrorism - caused by a tiny section of extremists - has been a blight on Muslims in recent times. Their actions are totally unacceptable and have been rejected by the overwhelming number of Muslims here, from all traditions of the faith. These faceless and nameless violent extremists are a major thorn to Muslims worldwide.

Winston Churchill, Putin's Russia and Ukraine: Timeless Lessons from the 'Iron Curtain Speech' 68 Years On

Philip White | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

Can a speech made by a former Prime Minister 68 years ago still be relevant today? When we're talking about Winston Churchill's Sinews of Peace address (aka 'the Iron Curtain speech'), the answer is a resounding "yes."

Planet Appetite: Poznan and Wielkopolska, Poland

Rupert Parker | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

When it was behind the Iron Curtain, Poland used to have an image of a rather dull dour country where people turned to vodka to brighten up their lives. Of course all that has changed, and the fairy-tale towns and cities, many rebuilt after the war, are bright and colourful, and there's a surprisingly vibrant food scene.

Behind The Iron Curtain: Rare Photographic Artworks From The Former Soviet Union (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

Two baby faced marines pose with a teddy bear, while a shorts-clad chimpanzee holds a camera in front of the Kremlin. They make up a collection of...

Peace Through Strength and David Cameron: Not a Love Story

Philip White | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

Surely a Conservative Prime Minister has preserved Britain as a global force to be reckoned with, even after the follies of his predecessor in Afghanistan and Iraq? Not so much. Despite William Hague's belief that a strong, capable Army, Navy and Royal Air Force is necessary to protect us from traditional threats and combat the malevolence of terrorists, the Conservative Party seems to have either disregarded Reagan's theory or confused it for "strength through weakness."

Revealed: The Story Behind Winston Churchill’s Iconic Bulldog Scowl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Famously gruff and tenacious, Prime Minister Winston Churchill earned a deserved reputation as the ‘British Bulldog.’ The cigar-chomping, hard-...

Tennis Legend Regrets Parents' Absence At Wimbledon Final

PA | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Sport

Martina Navratilova broke down in tears as she described her "regret" that her parents missed her first Wimbledon win and described how the Duchess of...

Winston Churchill's Short-Lived VE Day Victory, and His Memorable Comeback

Philip White | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Politics
Philip White

May 8, 1945. London. Winston Churchill stands alongside King George VI and other members of the Royal Family on a Buckingham Palace balcony, waving to a crowd of thousands who've gathered to celebrate with him the fall of Germany, and victory in Europe.

Bringing Down The Iron Curtain

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

During the 80s, with artists I managed, I visited most of Eastern Europe's capitals. All of them smelt of decay. Buildings were dilapidated and hotels grubby. You could be arrested for taking a photograph where you shouldn't, or walking down the wrong street. In Moscow, the hotel staff were indistinguishable from police. "Your flight is cancel. You will delay 48 hours. We will retain your passport. Eat in the designated place."