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Katie Hopkins; the Worst of Middle Class Britain

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Hopkins claimed that a child's name was an indicator of social class... tattoos are graffiti and those with tattoos will never be high achievers... She tweeted a cake in the form of an assault rifle, commenting it was the perfect thing for Muslims to eat when breaking their fast.

Newborn Baby Survives Crash That Killed Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

A mother has been killed and her newborn baby girl airlifted to hospital after the car they were in crashed into a lorry. The crash between a Peugo...

Don't Look Back (Too Much)

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Brace yourselves, this may come as something of a surprise. I've dropped out of Oxford. Yes, I know. It's something of an about face considering my previous posts but hear me out. I left, not due to egregious academic incompetence, lewd or licentious behaviour beneath hall tables or even to pursue a love interest. It's taken me a while to reflect on this but here I go. I'd welcome your thoughts.

On This Day In 1954: Bannister Ran The Four-Minute Mile (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Sport

Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes at Iffley Road, Oxford, 60 years ago today. It was on a wet, blustery spri...

Study Reveals Secret Of Improving Racial Tolerance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

It may seem like common sense that people can be made less racist by simply moving to live in more ethnically-mixed areas, but now research has proven...

Oxford: City of Dreaming Spires

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

It is an extraordinary day, when the reborn sunlight mercifully shone over this English town. When the constantly wet paths reunite with the plain warmth of care, the meadows and the soil tilt together... Dot, dot, dot.

Garden Cities Plan 'Kept Secret' By Tories, Says Top Lib Dem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have been accused of suppressing a report that calls for two new garden cities to combat the housing shortage. Liberal Democrat party pr...

Jayden Parkinson Detectives Find A Body In A Grave In Didcot

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A body believed to be that of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson has been discovered buried in a cemetery, police have said. Thames Valley Police said ...

Jayden Parkinson: Man Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man has been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson following her disappearance nearly two weeks ago, Thames Valley Police said. ...

Jayden Parkinson: Police Launch Murder Inquiry

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson in Oxfordshire have confirmed their missing person investigation is now a murder inquiry, despi...

Murder Arrest In Missing Teen Hunt

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Jayden Parkinson have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder. The 22-year-old man, from Readi...

Are Ed and David Miliband Really 'Best Friends'?

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Kallenbach

The most interesting aspect for me in Ed Miliband's appearance last Sunday on Desert Island Discs was the clearly uncomfortable discussion between him and Kirsty Young, the very excellent presenter of the programme, about his relationship with his brother David...

Coming Up to Oxford

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Waking up, totally disorientated, all I can hear is the peel of evening bells as the many college churches try to out-do each other in their enthusiasm. I venture out of my room and into the college hall, the place where I will be supping most nights with my fellow students. It's cavernous, dark and inviting at the same time.

Mystery Over Blaze At Immigration Detention Centre

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Two men are in hospital following a fire at an immigration detention centre, the Home Office has said. The cause of the blaze at the privately-run ...

Is an Oxbridge Education a Big Deal?

Anna Claeys | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Claeys

Widespread popular belief always told me an Oxbridge education opens more doors... Ultimately, a degree from any top university isn't enough these days. In many industries work experience, passion and determination count for more, and will take you much further.

What's That? Oxford Wants To Charge Even MORE Tuition Fees?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's vice chancellor wants to charge significantly higher tuition fees than other institutions to make up for a £7,000 per student sho...

Foodies Festival Festivities Fantastic Final Flourish

Judith Lewis | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

All over the UK, there have been a series of festivals hotly anticipated by the food-loving community in the know. Those uninitiated (and there are many) only hear hushed whispers of this Michelin-starred chef's new dish or that new wine tasting. I've taken a risk breaking the foodie code of silence to tell you about this festival... Well, not really but it does feel that way!

The Manor at Weston on the Green, Bicester - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

After passing down a lovely country lane, we arrived at The Manor at Weston on the Green and I instantly felt pleased I'd made the journey. The Manor is situated through some big iron gates at the end of a gravel driveway, next to plush and green gardens, and we were presented with a wonderfully inviting big country house that is The Manor.

How to Get Into Oxbridge

Julian Tan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

Every year, it gets tougher - students become smarter, the competition, stiffer and the expectations, higher. Nevertheless, there are a few constructive guidelines that aspiring applicants should consider if they have dreams of studying in two of Britain's greatest universities.

The Problem With 'Smart Drugs'

Fionn Shiner | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Fionn Shiner

What does the use of these 'smart drugs' reveal about the pressure students are under? Clearly, if students, not only at LSE, but at Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and many other well-known British universities are going to such lengths as taking Class B drugs (Ritalin is Class B), then what's driving them to do so must be serious...

Oxford Grooming Victims Get Their Day in Court

Javed Khan | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

There's often a lot of talk of victims 'having their day in court'. Sometimes, though, it's far easier said than done. On Thursday, six young women watched the men who subjected them to nothing short of modern day slavery go to prison for 95 years.

Oxford Paedophile Grooming Ring Sentenced To Life In Prison

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

Five members of a sadistic paedophile ring found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls were given life sentences for their "depraved" crimes, a...

Discovering Auden

Paul Guest | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

Wystan Hugh Auden, born on 21 February 1907 in England, later an American citizen, was regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th cen...

A Guide to Making a DIY Album (With Exclusive EP Stream)

Henry Dartnall | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Henry Dartnall

The first thing we wanted to do was just bash out some tracks that had been kicking around for a while which had trouble finishing. So we made an EP. The premise of this was not to give a damn about how we made it as long as it sounded good... And here it is, the EP we made. It's called Oh Happiness and it's out on 26 June.

Should I Just Sit Down for Good?

Joff Thompson | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Joff Thompson

It probably seems a little bit rich for someone who hasn't exactly made it as a stand-up (Hyphen? Space? One word? Who knows?) comedian to be blogging about what they think makes a good stand-up and passing judgement on the subject. But never mind...