Protest Works: I Campaigned to Stop My Family Being Evicted Just Weeks Before Christmas, and It Was a Petition That Helped Us Win

Lindsey Garrett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Lindsey Garrett

Just over a year ago, Westbrook Partners bought the New Era Estate in Hackney planning to redevelop the homes into luxury apartments. Threatened with major rent hikes, ninety-three families were facing eviction from their homes before Christmas.

It's Time We Lifted the Lid on the Supermarket Supply Chain

Rosie Boycott | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Rosie Boycott

Many businesses waste more food in a day than a consumer wastes in a year. We need to stop the rot. Roughly a third of the food grown worldwide is wa...

My Sister Was Jailed for Attending a Protest - Without the 777,000 Supporters of My Petition, She Would Still Be There

Iman Ghavami | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Iman Ghavami

I was in London at the time, I think it was late evening, when my dad called and said that security forces had taken my sister. That was the first time I knew anything about her protest. My parents, who live in Tehran, were in shock. My sister had first been arrested outside the national stadium for protesting against an old rule that banned women from attending sporting events alongside men "for their own safety".

Who Cares About an Image on a Bit of Paper?

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK
Caroline Criado-Perez

With 36,000 signatories and £13,000 raised in readiness for legal action, we achieved success. On 24 July 2013, Mark Carney, the new governor, announced that from 2017, Jane Austen would appear on the £10 note. He also promised an extensive review of the selection process.

Want to Start a Petition? Here's How to Get It Noticed by the Media

Nadia Gilani | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Nadia Gilani

Starting a petition is the first step on a campaign's journey. The next is to build an army of supporters to help you take action, create momentum and make the change you want to see happen...

Teaching Young People About Mental Health Is the Key to Helping Them Understand It

Chris Lambert | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Chris Lambert

f we educate the next generation, we are not only promoting equality, but hope to dispel myths and stereotypes for mental health in a world free of discrimination, where bullying is a mere memory and we are prejudice free, over race, religion, gender and physical/mental health impairments.

Hundreds of Women Kidnapped by ISIS Need Britain's Help

Rozin Khalil | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rozin Khalil

Amid the trail of destruction, over three thousand daughters, mothers and grandmothers were seized and taken deep into Islamic State's heartland. Here, they were branded 'infidels', tortured, raped and sold into sexual slavery. I'm a British Yazidi teenager, determined to help these women.

Britain's Steel Industry Needs Our Support

Ben Johns | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

The Scunthorpe Steel Works have provided jobs and income to families in the town for over 150 years. The announcement of 2,200 job losses and the closure of the Redcar plant started speculation in Scunthorpe. The news today that over 900 jobs would be cut confirmed the town's worst fears. The possibility of the closure of the Scunthorpe Steel Works is becoming a reality. As a Scunthorpe resident, I'm worried about the future. What will happen to my town?

Free Speech Is Being Defaced - We Must Fight

Benjamin David | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin David

It is paramount because the fight against free-speech effacement cannot be cast aside - for the murky shadows of free-speech suppression will always be dwelling in the cusps of our democracy.

Paloma Faith's Rugby World Cup Song Is Annoying Fans So Much They've Started A Revolt

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

A disgruntled rugby fan has started a petition calling for ITV to drop Paloma Faith's "excruciatingly awful" Rugby World Cup theme music. Jonathan ...

My Cancer Journey

Amanda Adams | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Adams

It's funny how just when things are going well life decides to throw in a major curve ball. Well that's just what happened to me, and this is my story. On June 13th 2012 my life as I knew it changed forever. This was the day that I was diagnosed with colon cancer.

How Russia's Destruction of Food Led to the Birth of New Leaders

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Today is an important day in Russia: over 400,000 signatures will be delivered to President Putin in Moscow in protest of the Government's destruction of imported food.

60,000 People Want The BBC To Call David Cameron 'Right-Wing'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

The BBC has been forced to defend its reporters describing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as "left-wing" after a petition calling on them to call David C...

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 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 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.