'I Can't Go To Your Birthday Party Because You're Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A father has revealed the shocking RSVP his daughter received to her birthday invite, where a young classmate explained she might not be allowed to at...

Open Letter To The Lady Who Tutted At A Woman For Using The Disabled Loos...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At first glance, Samantha Cleasby looks like your average 33-year-old. But in 2003 she was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The mot...

An Open Letter to Mum, Three Years Since You Passed

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

I was once torn apart by nightmares that would haunt me night after night. Waking up from those was like losing you all over again. But, in the past year I have started to dream about you - beautiful you. Now there are times when I wake up and I feel like you have been right there beside me.

This Nine-Year-Old's Passive Aggressive Note To The Tooth Fairy Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This letter acts as a valid warning to tooth fairies out there - be vigilant, don't miss tooth collection opportunities and if you do, run for the hil...

Hook the Customer Up to the Machine, Please

Neil Taylor | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Neil Taylor

They say you should never meet your heroes. Well, a couple of weeks ago I did. In fact, I got to interview mine: Professor Steven Pinker, Harvard's b...

When Email Becomes Efail

Paul Marshall | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Marshall

The first thing we do when we wake up is to check our emails. The last we do before going to bed is to check our emails. In the middle of the night we check our emails. Yes, sleep checking is the 21st century's sleep walking. Funny how you don't remember responding to that particular call to action. Sorry, but it's too late now. T

Memories of Us Not Enough? What Legacy Can the Single or Childless Leave?

Paula Coston | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I'm 59, the eldest of four siblings, but have no partner and no children. A sense of inadequacy grows: what can I leave my nephews and nieces, and their children? I don't mean memories; I mean, what that is tangible and lasting, that I can equitably share among them? It's like feeling a phantom limb, a shadowy disconnect with future generations that I so ache to put right.

Paper Chase

Clare Finney | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

"You can't cancel!" shrills the voice on the phone. "It's in the diary. That's final!" Though I'm hardly a model of reliability, it is my friend who flakes on our arrangements most, and I'm offended by the implication of her words. What does she mean 'I can't cancel'? Why does she care suddenly?

Last Letter Written Aboard Titanic Sells For Record Sum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The last letter known to be written on the ill-fated Titanic sold for a world record £119,000 at auction today. The letter was penned by second cl...

Letter to My 10-year-old Self

Lucy Karsten | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Firstly, congratulations on making it this far, what with your little sister hurling a metal bin at your head when you mocked her dolls and your even littler brother spending most of his time crawling about at the bottom of stairs, meaning that you've tripped over him and smashed your head on the marble floor more often than advisable.

Why Love Letters Belong on Paper

Sue Moorcroft | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Moorcroft

In the aftermath of the Second World War Tom had to return to his family after spending the duration in Polly's tiny rural village. Circumstances and parents didn't allow the young couple to meet for a year. It was their daily love letters on cheap lined paper torn from exercise books that kept their love alive.

The Second Coming of Letter Writing Is Upon Us

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

In today's world everything is recorded. Every little thing is captured, monitored, kept and stored, but none of it is special, none of it is treasured and kept for a reason. So instead of traipsing through conversation and email histories to find those moments that matter just write a letter, and you will say more and it will mean more to the person that you are saying it to.

An Open Letter to My Bras

Sarah Kwong | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Man, what a rollercoaster. You've known me since I was a kid, desperate to fill out a cup, any cup. ('Does an AAAA exist?') You were there, in your soft, first bra material, noble and strong, even when I was forcing tissue paper into your lungs, believing you weren't enough.

The Round Robin Re-Write

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Dear friends, family and rivals, Merry Christmas! My fabulous family and I will be dominating the next A4 sheet of paper, more if I can think of enough ways to make unemployment sound smashing. Anything for you, cherubs.

An Audience of One - Why Letters Rock

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

I put aside one Sunday every month to write letters to loved ones. Yup you read that right. I pick up a pen (usually a fountain pen or a very nice biro) and put said pen to paper and write full English sentences on said paper with the aforementioned pen. There isn't a piece of technology in sight. Well ok, when I Instagram what I'm doing to show off the fact that I still write letters to people.

Boy Writes Letter To Nasa Asking To Go To Mars...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

Those chaps at Nasa are a good bunch. Not only do they dedicate their lives to exploring the cosmos for the advancement of mankind but they also ta...

Inappropriate Correspondence: The Patronising Plan of the Tory Government.

Jacob Fritz | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Fritz

In what has been labelled as a step to encourage those from poorer backgrounds to attempt to attain places at highly ranked universities; it seems to me that the Conservative Government are effectively saying congratulations for achieving something that has been made considerably easier for the wealthy.

Forty Years of Amnesty International's Urgent Action

Kate Allen | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Kate Allen

The tenacity and forthrightness of Amnesty's founding members is truly remarkable and admirable. These were ordinary people with ordinary jobs, who appointed themselves as moonlighting human rights defenders. They picked up their pens and wrote to heads of state, demanding that they release prisoners.

Descartes' Dogs

Robert McNamee | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robert McNamee

It is striking just how similar Descartes' theory on 'reflex' is to Pavlov's theory of 'conditioning'. Just as in Pavlov's conditioning experiment, performed two hundred and seventy one years after Descartes' letter outlines his theory of 'reflex', the two stimuli necessary for conditioning, the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli, are paired causing the 'planned conditional response'.

Is Saying Thank You Considered Rude?

James Emtage | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

One thing is for sure - saying thank you is a nice thing to do. It makes you feel good, and makes the receiver feel valued. We may not subscribe to the hand written parchments of old, with ruler straight lines and wafty words of gratitude penned from inky quills, but we do still subscribe to basics of liking to give and liking to be thanked.

RIP HMV: Is the Digital Age the Death of Personal Legacy?

Leila Monks | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Monks

When I imagine my own kids one day going through my "box" of memories I realise that there is no box. Even my inbox they won't have access to. Emails have replaced letters, pictures on facebook have replaced photographs, iTunes downloads have replaced CDs which in turn have replaced tapes and records - and then there's the Kindle.


Harry Deansway | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

Any landlord who thinks a customer should be subjected to a roast potato curry whilst listening to a full Sterophonics album should be frog marched out of the hospitality industry and into a mental institution.

First-Class Move? Royal Mail Cut 6,500 Post Box Collections

PA | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

Royal Mail cut nearly 6,500 post box collections last year, figures have revealed. The postal service also brought forward final collection times a...

Joe's Letters from WWII: Ten Fillings and the Browning Machine Gun

Helen Spencer | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

A bit of background This emotional journey will revisit the stories of my Uncle Joe once again. I hope you will enjoy them, and think of your family a...

Letters Home from WWII. High jinx and punishing parades

Helen Spencer | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

A bit of background This emotional journey will revisit the stories of my Uncle Joe once again. I hope you will enjoy them, and think of your family ...