Memorial Tattoos: How Getting Inked Is Helping People Deal With Grief

Jessica Hanson | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hanson

"I wanted to get a tattoo, I think to have a physical connection still with him. Yes, I claimed a hoody and a favourite shirt of his, but I wanted something to represent the fact that our love never spoiled. Something that marked me as his. I think if I was thinking rationally at the time, that's how I would have put my feelings into words."

What Made Terry Wogan A Radio Great?

David Lloyd | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Lloyd

"They'll probably have to drag me away from the microphone when they decide to elbow me. I shall cling to it. There'll be a lot of tears and screaming...

The Digital Afterlife: How Technology Has Changed the Way We Grieve

Philip Ellis | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

There was a time when only two things in life were certain; death and taxes. Now there's a third certainty; that the imprint we leave online will last long after we are gone. By 2012, just eight years after Facebook launched, 30 million profile owners had died. According to some estimates, 8,000 Facebook users die every day, leaving behind profiles, photos, likes, and memories.

Things I Learned From My Parents' Deaths

Gill Paul | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Paul

No one loves you like a mother. One of the things that preyed on my mind after Mum's death was that I'd lost the person who loved me most, but then it came to me in a powerful flash of insight that I still have her love and always will do.

43 Pictures Of Sydney's Moving Makeshift Memorial To Siege Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Flowers have been left at the scene of the Sydney siege, creating a makeshift memorial within hours of the tragedy that left two hostages and the gunm...

Why We Need to Remember Srebrenica

Zarah Sultana | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The British government is funding 750 young Britons to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn lessons from the Bosnian war and recognise the dangers of what can manifest when racism, religious-hatred and discrimination go unchallenged and ethnic divisions are exploited by political leaders...

The Villagers of Leavesden unveil a new WW1 Memorial

Stephen Liddell | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Across the country and around the world, old and tired looking WW1 memorials are being repaired. Most places have refurbished their existing memorial...

Memorial or Ideological Advertisement? Lee Rigby and What We Should Actually Remember About Soldiers

Gregor Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

We're just over a week away from the first anniversary of the death of Lee Rigby. The soldier, wearing a Help for Heroes hoodie, was murdered in broad...

The Lascar Memorial - Ninety Years of Honour

Shahida Rahman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

The 90th anniversary of The Lascar Memorial in Calcutta, India takes place this month in 2014. Many people will not know who Lascars were or why they should be celebrated. By highlighting the anniversary of this Memorial, I will be able to shed some light on the sacrifices these brave men made for England.

Funerals: Where's the Meaning?

Poppy Mardall | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK
Poppy Mardall

It is interesting to find out that we don't have to hold a funeral at all. There is no legal requirement. Something has to be done with the body, but the funeral ceremony, celebration of life, memorial or thanksgiving - we hold these ceremonies because we want to, not because we have to.

When the Olympics Fail to Honour Olympic Values

Noam Schimmel | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Sport
Noam Schimmel

To its credit, the opening night of the Olympics honoured those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Britain in a moving video tribute to those killed in the bombings of the London Tube and buses in 2005.

Cameron Pays Tribute To Falklands Fallen

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron paid a personal tribute to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives to liberate the Falkland Islands. Making his first v...

First Anniversary Of Devastating Christchurch Earthquake (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2012 | Home

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, which killed 185 people and reduced the city to rubble. The...

Why Will This Forgotten Speech By Obama Be Remembered By Generations?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics
Sreedhar Pillai

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Still Standing Together: UK-US Solidarity ten Years After September 11th

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Politics
Nigel Sheinwald

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It has been a hard decade, at home and overseas, and one of sacrifice of too many lives.

Why you simply Must Save Every Step

Helen Spencer | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

My name is Helen and my mum died 5 years ago. So why haven't I changed my phone to read 'dad' instead of 'mum' against their number? I cannot bring m...