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Birmingham Students Forced To Petition Police To Help Curb 'Daily' Muggings

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University Of Birmingham have been forced to petition the police after claims a "drastic" increase in crime has failed to be taken ser...

When It's More Than 'Just' Being Double-Jointed

Natasha Lipman | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

My pain started when I was nine. We don't really know why (that's the nature of the thing, I guess) and I went from being a normal child, running around with my friends, to one that couldn't do that because of the terrible pain that had developed, especially in my knees.

I Started a Petition to Get David Bowie on the £20 Note

Simon Mitchell | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Simon Mitchell

Bowie was an outsider. Some have suggested that the man who refused a knighthood would be unlikely to want to feature on currency - perhaps the ultimate symbol of the establishment. But he also made the music and imagery of a cult artist part of the mainstream by sheer force of talent.

It's Time That Mental Health Was Taught on Education

Matt Clifton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

I remember back at school, the thoughts continuously just appear in my head now and then. However, what I remember most was that there was little unde...

Acid Attack Survivor Has One Very Important Wish This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An acid attack survivor has used the power of her singing voice to ask for one very important gift this Christmas - to end the sale of acid to normal ...

We Owe Britain Better Than to Try to Ban Donald Trump

Alan Grant | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Essentially, the desire to ban Mr Trump says nothing about him and says everything about the signatories. It's not that we owe him and his unconvincing hairpiece a single damn thing, we owe him no respect nor do we owe him any pleasantries... However, we do owe centuries of well-developed British principles and traditions, built on free speech and robust debate, better than taking the easy way out.

Donald Trump Showed Why We Need Unlimited Free Speech

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Next time you'll hear somebody urging to censor free speech out of the fear of giving the platform to hateful views, please point to Donald Trump. How else, if not by allowing someone to speak their mind, would we know that somebody is a complete tool?

Petition To Make Donald Trump King Of England Reaches Five Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A petition calling for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to be made King of England has reached five signatures on the UK government's ...

Might Canterbury West Be Renamed Kanye West? Of Course Not, But You Never Know Until You Try

Mark Kilner | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Mark Kilner

I've signed petitions on Change.org before but until one apparently unremarkable morning earlier this year, I'd never imagined I would write one mysel...

Girls on Their Period Forced to Sleep in Cold, Wet Huts

Celia Pool | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Celia Pool

K Fayaz Ahmad In the western world record numbers of women are CEOs, the pay gap is narrowing, and in the UK the tampon tax has just been neutralise...

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...