UK Olympics

Four-Time Gold Medallist Ainslie Retires From Olympic Sailing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Sport

Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete at Rio 2016. Ainslie, 35, has decided to call time on his gl...

Danny Boyle And Dame Judi Dench Triumph At Theatre Awards

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.11.2012 | Home

HuffPost UK Culture was on the star-studded red carpet of the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday night, talking to the finest theat...

Bolt May Play Football Or Cricket After Rio 2016

BBC Sport | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sprint star Usain Bolt will not appear in this year's Big Bash Twenty20 League but may consider switching to cricket or football after the 2016 Olympi...

Olympic Stars Set Regent Street Alight (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

A string of giant gold discs flicked into life in mid-air as a team of British Olympic and Paralympic athletes switched on the Regent Street Christmas...

Ian Thorpe: 'I Was Surrounded By People But Had This Intense Loneliness'

The Guardian | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Sport

Following the return of a former great sportsman is always poignant but, with the Australian Ian Thorpe, there is a sense that swimming also provides ...

A Day for Remembering

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

I'm sure many soldiers had opposition to the arguments politicians were making when they were being shot to pieces in horrible battlefields. But that's not what Remembrance Day is about; it's a neutral showing of respect for those who have died in conflicts, whether or not the conflicts themselves were agreed with.

All Time 100 Greatest Photos

Sports Illustrated | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport

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My Chemotherapy Diary: Part I

Laura Price | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

It takes every ounce of strength in my body not to vomit. I hum and sing to myself as I try to get through the constant waves of nausea and the pounding in my head. The feeling of not knowing what's next is the worst, and I keep a bucket by my bed lest I puke in the night.

Charlie Thomas

You'll Never Guess Who I Had In The Back Of My Cab... (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Rachel Lowe is a mum to two children who took up cab driving to make ends meet while studying as a law student – a decision which led to her first e...

Labour Demands Investigation Into Olympic 'Blacklist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is calling on the culture secretary to answer allegations that Olympic contractors used blacklists on London 20...

NFL Franchises In Talks Over Becoming 'Anchor Tenants' Of Olympic Stadium

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Sport

NFL franchises are in talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson about becoming anchor tenants of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Accordin...

Try a Dance With 'Delilah': Emerging Icons Star Annaca Collaborates With Stereophonics Producer on New Sexy Track

Kat Jackman | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When she took to the stage in the Olympic Park this summer, it was near impossible to take your eyes off her. She almost melts into her own music, living and breathing each word and note like a one-woman theatre company. It's really quite incredible what this lady can do.

Double-Dip Recession To Be Declared Over

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

The longest double-dip recession since the 1950s is to be declared over by official figures amid warnings about the underlying health of the economy. ...

Two Great Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Rachael Simpson | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech
Rachael Simpson

Social media enthusiasts, particularly those who work in the field, are often referred to as 'social media geeks'. In fact various members of my family are pretty sure that is my actual job title.

(PICTURES) Olympic Gold Heroes Celebrate At The Palace

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes have been honoured at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen. Star sportsmen an...

Pendleton Reveals Dramatic Change In Shape

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Victoria Pendleton has revealed she is having to dump her old clothes barely three months after quitting cycling due to h...

Channel Tunnel Feels Olympics Boost

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Olympics helped boost revenues of Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel this summer. A 10% rise in passenger traffic and a 17% increase in trucks l...

G4S 'Used Force On Pregnant Woman'

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A pregnant woman in a wheelchair was tipped up and had her feet held by staff from the firm behind the Olympics security shambles as she was forcibly ...

Ennis And Weir Voted Olympian And Paralympian Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Sport

Heptathlete Jessica Ennis and wheelchair racer David Weir rounded off a golden year of success by being voted British Olympic and Paralympic Athlete o...

STRICTLY: What Could Help Victoria Pendleton Win?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

What is she famous for? Cycling around at lightning speeds. Olympic Gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton MBE is the golden girl of British cycling....

Ricky Hatton's Comeback - Worth the Weight?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

So, the only question he needs to answer now is this time, during his comeback, however long it lasts; will he keep control of his weight between fights?

If You Are Bored to Tears of X Factor Here Is Something New: Emerging Icons Featuring Erin K

Kat Jackman | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

A song by Erin K is like no other.

Brrrr! Winter Is Coming, But Did We Really Learn Anything From the Summer?

Alfie Evers | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

Summer is over. My big brown winter coat twinkles at me. But, I ignore his advances. As I explain to him, Jack Frost isn't exactly banging on my windows shouting obscenities. I have not yet walked outside and quivered the words "Cor blimey guvnor". No doubt I will, but not yet my big brown friend. You stay where you are. Oh, you heard me. Back to the coat hook. Off you go.

Property Values Divide the Nation

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

We live in a society where, potentially, a totally useless person who has achieved nothing at all in their life, not worked hard or succeeded in anything, has done not a jot for their fellow man, and may even have lived it on benefits gets £3million because daddy bought a house in the 1960s.

What They Really, Really Want? Divorce 'Penalty' for Women's Success At Work and Home

Fiona Wood | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Wood

Sometimes women find it difficult to accept that courts do not take into account housework and childcare - what has been described by some as "marital minutiae" - when deciding what a fair settlement would be.