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Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

A Decent World Cup, But a Great One?

Phil Jones | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Sport
Phil Jones

Has FIFA's latest offering really been the free flowing celebration of the game that the pundits and wider media would have us believe? ... has there been anything even close to epic encounters such as Brazil v Italy in '82? or France v Germany that same year?

Umbria Rock Festival: Sunshine, Good Wine and Power Chords

Janis Curry | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Janis Curry

Set in a magical ancient walled town of Massa Martana in sunny Umbria, the inaugural Umbria Rock festival is set to be a weekend to remember, and I am thrilled to have been asked to work with them to help make the first year a big success.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be in Rome Right Now

Adam Bown | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

With so many great reasons to visit Rome, it's a task in itself to narrow down the must-see attractions. With more than 900 churches alone - that's more than two church visits every day for a year - it's unlikely that you will fit everything into one visit. So, don't try and rush around the city to see every ruin or piazza - save it for your next holiday to Rome!

21 Pictures That Show The Scale Of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

It is one of the most perilous journeys on Earth, risking drowning, starvation, rape and exploitation. Yet 60,000 make the journey from sub-Saharan Af...

Why Feminists Owe Amanda Knox Nothing

Selene Nelson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Her "Foxy Knoxy" status is an irrelevance. No one has "failed" her. She has failed herself, and she fails the Kercher family each and every day she protests her innocence. There is only one female victim here - Meredith Kercher - and how dare Basile allow Knox's PR spin, and her own wilful ignorance, to conceal that.

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

Suarez Bites Italy Player During World Cup Game, Twitter Has A Field Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Now here was something for Twitter to get its teeth into (geddit?!). Uruguay's star player Luis Suarez biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during ...

How An Elastic Band Saved My Italian Bike Race

Clayton Hirst | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clayton Hirst

With a click of the gears it was over. Six months' training in rank British weather, the long solitary rides, the flight, the drive, the 4am alarm call, the force-fed pasta breakfast. For nothing, or so I thought.

10 Ancient Ruins That Can't be Missed

Adam Bown | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Imagine bustling streets, silks and spices, man-eating lions and mad emperors. Ruins aren't dead - they're your keys to the intriguing past of your holiday spot, so don't pass them up. Here are 10 sites you can't fly home without seeing.

Turns Out Towing Away The Rusting Hulk Of The Costa Concordia Isn't Great For Tourism..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

The sodden, twisted wreck of the ill-fated Costa Concordia could strangle the tourism on the island of Giglio, as it is towed away next week at the st...

Terrifying Diamond Robot Cuts Through Marble Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

When robots eventually become sentient (and they will) this is the robot we'll need to make sure is well and truly locked away in a giant vault made o...

Italian Tactics and (a Flawed) British Strategy

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

As the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, heads to Rome for a spot of lunch with Matteo Renzi on Wednesday, I've been sounding out Italian journalists, academics and apparatchiks about what we can expect from Italy's PM and David Cameron's supposed New Best Friend, as the Great EU Junckernaut rumbles ominously on...

England Vs Italy: A Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to @CenaSarda for summing up the differences between the England and Italy teams as they arrived in Brazil for the World Cup: Engl...

Ballad of a D-Day Dodger

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Stefan Simanowitz

"I'm not bitter about the D-Day celebrations at all" says 90 year-old Ivor Gaskill. "I just wish they'd give us the same recognition because if hadn't been for us there probably wouldn't have been a D-Day, at least not on 6th June."

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Six Nations That Lurched Left, Not Right, At The EU Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming top of the poll in the UK...

My Date With Italian Royalty‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

As Cannes Film Festival opens in true style this week, I'm invited for afternoon tea with HRH Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, the grandson of the last king of Italy, and heir to their dynasty. The encounter left me charmed, shocked, impressed, but above all lost for words at how he, like Prince Harry, just wants to be one of the lads.

Five Top Tips for an Italian Summer Getaway

Travelzoo UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," goes the saying. That's all very well, but when the Romans flee the city in the summer, we recommend you do just the opposite.

Amanda Knox 'Delivered Fatal Blow To Meredith Kercher'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Amanda Knox delivered the fatal knife blow to UK student Meredith Kercher, the Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against her have said....

Man Crushed To Death By Giant Crucifix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A man has been killed after giant crucifix, erected in honour of the late Pope John Paul II, toppled on top of him. The 30-foot 600kg wood cross fe...

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Visiting Verona - Are You a Sucker For Love or Just a Sucker?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

There is a humorous sense of irony surrounding the amount of visitors that Casa Di Giulietta attracts each year, especially considering that Shakespeare's famous play was a fictional concept, and the balcony in Verona wasn't an original feature of "Juliet's house".

Far-Right Activists Almost Drown Attempting To Prove How 'Easy' Illegal Immigration Is

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Doubts have now been cast about the veracity of the story, with the secretary of the Modena Lega Nord saying he had not heard of the men invol...

Never Mind Scotland, Where Is London's Independence Referendum?

Matt Lacey | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

But I hear you cry "Scotland was an independent nation for centuries between around 843 and 1707, and Venice was an independent state from around the seventh century right up 1797, whereas London has pretty much been at the heart of England since its foundation!"