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How People Power Forced Iain Duncan Smith To Release The Statistics He Wanted To Hide

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

The woman who started a petition for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to release the benefits 'death stats' has thanked everyone who signed ...

Victory! Petition For Stamp In Memory Of Nicholas Winton Gets The Go Ahead

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A petition for the Royal Mail to issue a stamp in honour of Sir Nicholas Winton has succeeded after receiving over 105,000 signatures. Winton passe...

There's A 365,000 Strong Petition To Stop The Animal Testing Beagle Puppy Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

A petition to reverse the Government's decision to approve a puppy farm in Hull has been signed by over 365,000 people. The Change.org campaign co...

Ginger Emoji Petition Arrives At Apple HQ... On A Carrot-Shaped Memory Stick

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech

The Change.org petition calling for Apple to introduce ginger emojis has surpassed 15,000 signatures and made it's way to Apple HQ... On a carrot-shap...

People Want Malorie Bantala's Attackers To Be Charged With Murder, Not 'Child Destruction'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

A petition has been launched calling for the laws on intentionally killing an unborn child to be changed, following the attack on Malorie Bantala. ...

Petition For Government To Release 'Benefits Deaths' Figures Reaches 133,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

The petition calling for the Government to release statistics showing how many people have died within six weeks of having their benefits stopped has ...

The Government Doesn't Want You To Know How Many People Died After Their Benefits Were Stopped

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

A petition has been launched after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) blocked the publication of statistics showing how many people have died ...

Simon Cowell And Brian May Support Petition To Get 12-Year-Old Girl Life-Saving Medicine

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents

Simon Cowell and Brian May have made public pleas to help save the life of a 12-year-old girl. Cowell tweeted a link to the girl's parents' Change...

Parents Petition David Cameron: Give Our Girl The Life-Saving Medicine She Needs

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents

A couple who are fighting for life-saving medicine for their sick daughter have launched a petition to ask David Cameron for help. Andy and Jo Long...

Why Politician Dream Girls Support 50:50 Parliament

Charlie Brades | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Brades

Life experiences really shape the way we see the world and Parliament needs to reflect a diverse range of experiences and worldviews. Women are a part of that. But this isn't just about women, it's about LGBT, race, disability and social economic back grounds. Parliament make and change our laws, it's not good enough to be waiting so long to finish the work of human rights campaigners. There is a very easy way to make sure our parliament is as current as we are, it is this: representation, representation, representation.

The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

Please, No More Broken Promises: No More Broken Families

Leo Andrade | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Politics
Leo Andrade

Even now, when I go to see my son, he falls asleep in my lap. His finer motor skills are totally lost, he trembles so much he can't even hold his fork and he drags his feet along because his body is so weak. To see my son so yellow and so sad is not the Stephen we know.

The Clarkson Fracas - An Idiot's Guide

Ben Morgan | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

in the face, so it was amazing that people even bothered to begin a campaign for Clarkson's dismissal. It's a given. You're wasting your time and clogging up my Facebook news feed. IDIOTS!

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Victory for New Era: Capping a People-Powered 2014

Kajal Odedra | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK
Kajal Odedra

Without the use of the internet and social media the New Era residents would have struggled to put pressure on a decision maker thousands of miles away. And without good old fashioned solidarity rallies, the campaign would have failed to capture the hearts of the public. That's how you win campaigns today.

No Adult Should Be Sending a Sexual Message to a Child

Claire Lilley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Claire Lilley

Earlier this year a conversation with an MP was the catalyst that led me to realise there was a major flaw in the laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse. The teenage daughter of a constituent had been sent a series of text messages by an older man. The messages had started off innocently enough but then became more sexual in tone...

What the Human Zoo Tells Us About Online Engagement

Kajal Odedra | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kajal Odedra

The web and sites like Change.org means that people can speak out and have more impact than ever before - proving wrong the assumption that the public don't care about politics. They care about the issues that matter to them and when institutions like the Barbican are challenged - we should celebrate that disruptive behaviour, whether you agree with Sara's campaign or not.

I Support Leo Andrade-Martinez, a Mother Fighting to Bring Her Severely Autistic Son Home

Jo Worgan | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Leo Andrade-Martinez is a mother of 3 from Islington, London and 16 months ago her world was turned upside down when her son, Stephen 19 who has severe autism was placed into a psychiatric unit at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islington home.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

Pistorius Advert Is Most Complained-About UK Advert Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained-about UK advert of all time with the Advertising Standards Authority...

Pendant In A Teacup

Nabila Pathan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nabila Pathan

Let's be clear, the man wearing the pendant, as part of the story plot in the music video, disintegrated. The pendant was not the target. Even the accusation that it could be covert targeting really does not convince. It was a fashion accessory, albeit a poor choice for an ancient Egyptian video shoot where Arabic was not even the language of the times being depicted.

Russell Brand Didn't Cave to the System, He Hacked It

Katherine Sladden | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

In Jon Snow's interview with Russell Brand last week the presenter accused the comedian of inconsistency for rallying against parliamentary democracy while asking people to sign a government e-petition. I think Jon missed the point. Russell Brand didn't play by the rules of our parliamentary system, he hacked it.

Distracted by a Big, Shiny Arms Deal - David Cameron Has Abandoned a British Citizen, Please Help

Alastair Sloan | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Alastair Sloan

The Brits are big in the weapons game too, in fact our tiny isle is second only to the mighty U.S of A in arms manufacturing and exporting.

Why Muslims Don't Like Cartoons

Sharmeen Ziauddin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sharmeen Ziauddin

When I hear the word 'cartoon' and 'Muhammad' in the same sentence, I cringe and prepare myself for a plethora of conflict and disharmony between Muslims and the rest of the world. To the West we Muslims may come across as over-zealous, overexcited and too defensive-but this is not without reason...

No2BedroomTax Campaigners Calls on the Scottish Government to Fund Bedroom Tax Shortfall in Scotland

Alan Wyllie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

On Tuesday 28 January, the No2BedroomTax Campaign will present our petition that calls for "the Scottish Government to make approximately £50 million available to mitigate all effects of the bedroom tax in Scotland" to the Welfare Reform Committee at the Scottish Parliament. This petition is not asking for changes in legislation but instead calls for a temporary funding measures that will protect tenants, Housing Associations and Councils in Scotland.