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Sky Reporter Who Rifled Through MH17 Victim's Suitcase Has Fresh Headache

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Sky News is being investigated by communications watchdog Ofcom after more than 200 people complained about one of its reporters rifling through a vic...

Tech Is Changing The World. This Is How.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

The devastating impact digital technology is wreaking on the traditional book has been revealed in a new study. The average adult now owns three fe...

A Range of Voices in the Press Is Not Enough, We Need a Range of Pictures, Too

Clare Finney | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK
Clare Finney

Like many journalists, I revel in the cacophony of voices our papers present - but that is not enough. Humans see as well as listen. To ensure balance - of news, comment or of features - we need a range of photos too.

Why Has Krusty Landed Channel 4 In Hot Water?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

One of 'The Simpsons' best-loved characters, Krusty The Clown, prompted several complaints to Ofcom after an episode that included swearing was aired ...

Changing Values and Internet Versus TV Watershed

Pippa Smith | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

While the watershed does usefully remind us that there is offensive and harmful material on our screens after 9.00pm, with the challenge posed by the internet and on demand TV is the watershed past its sell by date?

Ofcom Has Decided Which Soap Is The Most Violent

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Hollyoaks’ is the most violent soap on television, according to an Ofcom study. The Channel 4 show has overtaken ‘EastEnders’ as the soap...

Ofcom To Probe MP's 'F***wit' Outburst On BBC Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

Ofcom is to probe whether the BBC breached broadcasting standards after a Conservative MP used the word 'fuckwit' during a live TV show. The invest...

Nuisance Calls Are Like Moles, Knock One on the Head and More Appear

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The most bizarre thing just happened. I sat down to write this blog on nuisance calls, and I received a PPI text message.

Is Football Experiencing a Crisis of Moral Responsibility?

Hamish Mackay | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

Is this really what football has been reduced to? A means of peddling crap we don't need, laundering the reputations of morally questionable companies and encouraging us to gamble away what little money we have left at the end of it all?

Cheltenham's Upcoming Monopoly; In This Digital Age Can We Still Not Resist a Good Old Board Game?

Hannah Brooks | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Brooks

The digital age is upon us, and has been upon for us for quite some time. No longer do we communicate with our mouths as we type down in a tiny messaging box the words that no longer reach our eardrums.

Ministers Refuse To Ban Payday Loan Ads On Kids' TV

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ministers have declined to back MPs' calls for a ban on payday loan adverts on children's television despite admitting there had been a "concerning" r...

Ofcom's Ukip Decision Will Shape, Rather Than Reflect, Public Opinion

Matt Hawkins | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

Ofcom stated that Ukip's electoral performance in the past two European Elections demonstrates that they represent a growing segment of public opinion and that ought to be reflected in their media coverage. The media's own watchdog are, though, modestly underplaying the role that the press can play in influencing public opinion and falsely creating a black and white split between television's role in "reflecting" and "influencing" public opinion.

What's Worse Than a Tube Strike? Nuisance Phone Calls and Texts

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

Cold calls annoy the hell out of us, and we like automated messages and numerous unsolicited texts that we can't opt out of even less. Worst of the lot are nuisance calls and scams that swindle the elderly or vulnerable out of money. Frankly, despicable.

A 'Crummy, Misleading' Series

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Former MP Clare Short has criticised Benefits Street - the Channel 4 show filmed in her former constituency - calling it "crummy and misleading". T...

Children & ICT - The Global Village In Action

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Digital subterfuge and parental disapproval are at times inevitable. In effect, many teens are using digital media just as they previously used music or fashion; as a means to help define their identity and facilitate their transition into adulthood.

Inspector Schofield

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Phillip Schofield spent two hours googling paedophile rumours before his bungled attempt to ambush David Cameron live on air, it has emerged. Almos...

If Your Phone Contract Rises In Price, You Can Now Leave For Free

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Tech

If the cost of your landline or mobile phone deal increases in price mid-contract, you will soon have the right to cancel it at no charge. Communic...

No One Has a Clue What They Pay for Mobile and Broadband

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

If you pay your monthly bills by direct debit, chances are you'll be guilty of rarely (to never!) checking how much leaves your account each month. You just pay it. And that means you probably haven't the foggiest whether you're paying for what you actually use.

The Gentrification of ChoiceFM Killed It

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This past week, much of the nations black music lovers and music industry has debated about the sudden; shocking (to some) news that Choice FM was no longer. It has been rebranded by its owner GLOBAL, who also own Capital Radio, and been resurrected with great imagination, as Capital Xtra.

'Since When Have Nazi Outfits Been A No No?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Matthew Wright has sparked fury on Twitter after asking his followers "since when have Nazi outfits been a no no?" The controversial question on th...

A Good Day for Bankers, a Bad Day for Customers

Mario Dunn | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mario Dunn

Privatising Royal Mail fires the starting gun on the race to end the universal postal service as we know it. A privately owned Royal Mail will not want to maintain loss making rural deliveries. Once the new owners of Royal Mail, armed with a new obligation to maximise shareholder returns, look at the areas of the business that lose money, they will want to act.

Superfast Broadband on Planes? What About Here on the Ground First Please?

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

For those who have ever tried to use Wi-Fi on a plane or train, I've no doubt you'll be jumping around in the aisles at the mere suggestion of super-fast broadband on super-fast transport. That's if this page has even loaded of course. But what about those with their feet firmly on the ground?

O2 Unveils Its 4G Plans

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech

O2 has announced that it will launch its 4G LTE mobile network on 29 August, becoming the first competitor to EE to roll out the service in the UK. ...

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Rima Amin | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.

We Can't Protect Children From Foreign Porn, Says Watchdog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Porn-on-demand services available to British internet users are mostly operated from outside the UK putting them beyond UK regulation, a regulator has...