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Education: Career Politicians Fail the Test Again

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

For how long will we say that our educational system is our country's greatest failing? It won't surprise you when I say for as long as our inadequate career politicians are in charge

Why Doctor Who in 3D Still Isn't Enough for Me to Invest in 3D TV

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

The news that Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special would be broadcast in 3D should, given my interest in 3D media and my long-term fandom of the Doctor and his TARDIS, be the final tipping point that pushes me over the edge into investing in a new 3D TV.

Vladimir Putin - What a Guy

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

For anyone who hasn't been paying attention, Russia has been sliding back to authoritarianism over the last dozen years. The military-industrial complex is extensive; cronyism in politics is king.

Highway to the Danger Zone: 48 Hours in Tignes, France

Brandon Hartley | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brandon Hartley

I'm in a rumbling SUV on an icy highway somewhere in the French Alps. Margot, a pig-tailed PR rep, is behind the wheel. She navigates a series of high-elevation twists and turns like a veteran fighter pilot.

Squash's Olympic Hurdle

Joel Durston | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Squash has no Olympic funding from UK Sport, because, despite great efforts, it is still not an Olympic sport - something most in the sport consider a travesty. As such, squash receives no UK sport funding.

Adlington Announces Retirement

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Sport

Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. The 23-year-old under-performed at the London 2012 Olympics as she took b...

Olympic Bottle Thrower Gets Eight-Week Community Order

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Sport

The man who threw a plastic beer bottle at competitors at the start of the men's Olympic 100m final was sentenced to an eight-week community order tod...

London Theatres Defying Economy And Olympics To Increase Takings

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2013 | Home

Audiences and box office takings in London's theatreland were up in 2012, despite competing with 'Olympics-mania' throughout the summer. Although t...

Drugs in Sport, Part I: The Inconvenient Truth

Marek Doyle | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Sport
Marek Doyle

Regardless of what you have heard since Lance Armstrong staged his confession on Oprah, drugs are everywhere in sport. And regardless of where you stand, they're not going anywhere. And there's a good reason they're not going anywhere either: drugs work and they work very well.

Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnancy Sparks Boom In Sales Of Fertility Products

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Sales of home fertility monitors and pregnancy tests have soared by 60 per cent since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her baby news. As Kate an...

Six Months on From London 2012: How Local Communities Can Benefit From the Games Maker Legacy

Sir Charles Allen | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Charles Allen

They say time flies, but it is almost unthinkable that it was six months ago that the Olympic Games opened so spectacularly. The memories will live on for years to come, a summer which saw the best of what the UK had to offer, magnificent sport, an organisational triumph and of course an abiding memory of the team in purple and red: the Games Makers.

Are We Snuffing Out the Olympic Flame?

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Sport
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

Maybe it was naive. Naive to believe that things would be different. That we weren't going to be back in exactly the same place four months on.

Labour To Call For Investigation Into 'Blacklisting' Of Construction Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for an investigation into the blacklisting of workers by construction firms involved in major projects, including the Olympics and C...

Lance and Oprah: Can Cycling Hope to Benefit?

Cycling News HD | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Sport
Cycling News HD

If Armstrong names names, at the UCI or elsewhere, then those who at best turned a blind eye - and at worst colluded - during the sport's darkest days will find themselves held to account. If the World Anti Doping Agency allows for a 'truth and reconciliation' process to emerge from the fallout, then those who always avoid the bullet may finally be caught in the sights:

WPP's Ronaldo 'Signing' Shows That Shift Happens

Vic Davies | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport
Vic Davies

Move over Roman Abramovich. Make way Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. There is a new club buying up all the Brazilian football talent, namely the world's biggest marketing communication group, WPP.

The Olympics 2012 Lesson: Unity Is The Way Forward

Rob Atkinson | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Benjamin Franklin memorably stated "Gentlemen, we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately". The message that no group of people can succeed and prosper who are divided against themselves, applies equally to society at large.

'The Beckhams Are Insufferable & Should Be Flogged'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

He's most recently taken aim at the Royal Family, Sir Paul McCartney and the London Olympics. Now Morrissey has another target in his crosshairs -...

Why Can't Our Olympians Just Be... Olympians?

Sammy Sultan | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Sport
Sammy Sultan

With Tom Daley as the face of Splash!, we are perilously close to a terrain where our Olympic generation is immersed with second-rate celebrities. Louis Smith recently won Strictly Come Dancing, and whilst I accept the importance for these athletes to cash in whilst they can, I cannot help but feel disappointed.

10% Off Wine For Mothers, Journalists, Bankers, Germans & Gingers

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Are you ginger? A mother? A journalist? A banker? German? Perhaps a ginger German journalist? Do you drink wine? Well you're in luck, for if you f...

Welcome to London's Latest Music Venue: The Olympic Stadium

James Peckham | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Sport will inevitably be the true home of the Olympic stadium. But while contracts are negotiated and decisions made, live music needs a change in London from the unsatisfactory venue of Hyde Park.

McIlroy May Not Play At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy has admitted he may not play at the 2016 Olympics. Golf will be making its debut at Rio in three-and-a-half-years' time and McIlroy is...

Kicking 2012 Right Up The Bum On The Way Out

Ronnie Joice | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Here we are, at BBC Television Centre. It's New Year's Eve, so sadly everybody is off still for Christmas, but we thank-you for tuning in for a celebration of the worst yet most important moments of 2012.

Pictures Of The Year 2012: A Month By Month Guide

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: The Associated Press (AP), one of the world's foremost news agencies has compiled it's most iconic images from 2012. AP Dir...

2012: A People Powered Year

John Coventry | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics
John Coventry

As a memorable year draws to a close, I thought we'd get in the end-of-year-review spirit and look at some of the biggest people-powered campaigns of 2012.

Pictures Of The Year: The Best Photos And Images From 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

It's been an incredible year for photography and over the past 12 months we have been fortunate and also unfortunate enough to witness some of the mos...