#Italy

Politics In 2017 And The Rise Of Populism

Diane James MEP | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

It seems that we are being told, across Europe, that we should not support populist movements because they are not in the interest of the elite.

I Can Vote In Italy's Referendum - Why Are So Many Others Still Disenfranchised?

Sabina Frediani | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Sabina Frediani

With the postal deadline for the Italian referendum looming, I weigh up the moral question of to vote or not to vote. And as I do, I will remember that unlike many others, at least I have a choice.

Why The Haitian Hurricane Barely Graced Your Newsfeeds: Bad Timing Or Do We Simply Not Care?

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

This remains a recurrent problem for Europe. We'll undoubtedly see this combination of bad timing, aid fatigue and an empathy gap rear its ugly head the next time disaster strikes in the developing world. The age-old blame game between journalists and readers cannot continue in this vein and Europeans must proactively step outside of the bubble. If not, we risk losing our sense of humanity altogether.

Water Scarcity - A Crisis In Happening

Alexander Cairns | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Alexander Cairns

Water, as we understand it, is the most important resource for the human race. It provides the ability for humans to survive, for crops to grow, for humans to clean (you get the picture), but with current research showing that the world has a real liquidity crisis, its time to act!

Italian Priest Blames Rash Of Earthquakes On Gay Civil Unions

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

The Vatican has condemned a Catholic radio station after an Italian priest claimed recent earthquakes in the country were “divine punishment” for ...

The Neo-Realism Of Italy Today

Julian Vigo | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Vigo

For what I was to learn in my years of living in the country is that Italians thrive at dialogue of all sorts--from discussing food while eating a meal (even planning the next meal) to debating every subject under the sun.  These representations in cinema of this aspect of Italian culture are replete in the films following neorealism, from Lina Wertmüller to Nanni Moretti.

A Child Of Berlusconi's Italy Reacts To Trump's Interview With Jimmy Fallon

Carolina Are | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

It doesn't matter whether you support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Malcolm Tucker or Kermit The Frog. No politician should receive such a favourable treatment at such a crucial time, when an interview like that can seriously shift the balance in the electorate.

Suicide Of Sex Tape Leak Woman Who Was Abused Online Shocks Italy

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

An Italian woman who endured months of abuse and mockery after explicit images and footage of her were shared online has died by suicide. Tiziana Cant...

Penis Protests

Ashley Hames | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Now that legal repercussions are out the window, The Don of Bunga Bunga is surely already brandishing his pleasure pump in preparation for a grandiose public celebration of wrist aerobics.

'Three Britons Among At Least 267 Killed' In Italian Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Three Britons are among the 267 people killed in the devastating earthquake in Italy, it has been reported. The BBC quoted an official from the centra...

A Roman Adventure: Pasta al'arrabiata & Baked Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

There is truly no place like Rome. It's history, culture, sunshine and sheer beauty make it one of the world's most romantic and educational cities. E...

Italy's Threat to Vegan Parents Is an Attack on Human Rights

Elena Orde | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Elena Orde

Vegans are used to having their beliefs challenged, to having to work harder to get other people and institutions to accept their child's needs. As it is this needs to change, but threatening parents who are trying to give their children the best start in life with imprisonment is unacceptable.

Plastic Bags and the Ecological Revolution at Hand

Julian Vigo | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

A report published in the journal Science in 2015 estimates that about eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in global waters each year:  "We calcu...

Why Antonio Conte's 'Under the Radar' Chelsea Are on Their Way Back to the Top

Scott Saunders | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

You can't help but think this new Chelsea will be far more 'together' than they were in the opening months of last season. Mourinho's Chelsea were fractured; he'll have learned from his mistakes in his new role, but there'll be no more "palpable discord". Conte drives a hard bargain, and yes he's a little crazy, but he's respected.

Driving Through Europe With My Thumb

Martyn Sibley | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK
Martyn Sibley

At the end of April, Kasia and I left the United Kingdom on a big adventure. Due to my disability the vehicle we took had a ramp for access and hand c...

What Happens to Foreigners in Britain Now?

Nada Giuffrida | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Nada Giuffrida

Friday morning has been an historical date and a sad one at the same time, for me and for the other 600,000 Italians currently living in the UK. Obviously none of us were allowed to vote for Remain or Leave.

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

Italian Couple Living In London Feel 'Less Lost' Thanks To Neighbour's Heartwarming Letter

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK

Two young Italians received a heartwarming letter from their neighbour telling them that they are "so welcome" in London after Britain voted to leave ...

Belgium at Euro 2016 - More Lame Donkeys Than Dark Horses

Chris Deeley | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

There's still time for Belgium's overhyped team to succeed in a way that England's never did. But the sand is running ever-faster through the hourglass - and Wilmots is not the man to flip it over.

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

Travelling With Young Children: It's Not to Make Marvellous Memories‏

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Why do I choose to travel so much with my young children? I want to share this love for what is available and possible in the world. I want to see their already big and sparkly eyes widen at brickwork bridges to admire river views upon, to share in their choices as they salivate over fabulous flavours in a gelato parlour.

The EU: More Important Than Nato

Federico Moscogiuri | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics
Federico Moscogiuri

I am Italian by birth, but I have lived in the UK for nigh on 23 years. I have been working, paying taxes and doing voluntary work in this country for 16 of those. My wife is British, and both of my children were born here. The UK is the place that I and my family call home.

Top Five Things to Do in Milan

Charlene Flash | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Flash

Compared to England, the cost of eating out is cheaper, although glasses of wine tends to be cheaper from soft drinks. Great if you love wine. Here are my top 5 things to do in Milan.

La Dolce Vita

Catherine Davies | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

I worked really hard at that law firm, along with everybody else, and just scheduling in normal holidays could be challenging enough. Just before I got married and started a family, I left my law firm and moved into the public sector. While working life there was slower and gentler, long periods working from home in Italy definitely weren't on the cards.

More Than 700 Migrants Are Feared Dead Trying To Cross The Mediterranean Sea

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK

More than 700 migrants may have died in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks in the past week, humanitarian organisations said on Sunday. The shipwrecks appea...