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Plastic Bags and the Ecological Revolution at Hand

Julian Vigo | Posted 05.08.2017 | 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...

Baffled By The New Revenge Porn Laws? Here's What You Need To Know

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New revenge porn laws have come into effect meaning those who share private, sexual images of someone without consent, and with the intent to cause di...

Assisted Dying is Just Wrong

Simon Stevens | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Simon Stevens

When a sick or disabled person commits suicide, the rules change. There is an unspoken assumption they had a valid reason to do so with people remarking they are probably better off now.

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

A Huge Step in Civil Rights for Our Country, and an Acknowledgement That Love Conquers All

Jonathan Simpson | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Simpson

It is astonishing to think how far LGBT rights have moved in this country. Just 47 years ago - homosexual relationships in the UK could end in imprisonment or a life of psychiatric care. This was a reality - with many such as Alan Turing choosing to sadly take their lives rather than live in fear of persecution. Since then we have slowly but surely seen a change...

As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate Change?

Andrew Hammond | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.

Divorce Law Should Make Reason For Financial Settlements Clearer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

Judges and couples should be told what they are aiming to achieve with any financial settlement after a divorce, the body that recommends law reform h...

Scrap Law Banning Ins*lt**g L*ng**ge, Says Tory MP

Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

A law banning "insulting" language and behaviour is strangling free speech and should be scrapped,a senior Tory MP has demanded, after a student was h...

15 Of America's Craziest Laws

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Comedy

So in a specific borough of New Jersey, it's a finable offence to walk while you text. This means you can't be playing Words With Friends as you're ge...

Smoke 'Em if You've Got 'Em: Why the Netherlands is Rethinking its Marijuana Policies

Brandon Hartley | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Politics
Brandon Hartley

Abraxus is a three-story "coffeeshop" located in Amsterdam's De Wallen red light district. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the mood inside is mellow....