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Did The BofE Make Jane Austen Look Like A Dim-Wit?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Jane Austen has been airbrushed to look 'dim-witted' on the Bank of England's new £10 banknote, according to Oxford fellow and Austen biographer Paul...

'It's Easier To Start A Business In Afghanistan Than Britain'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Afghanistan, Mongolia and Armenia are easier places to start up a business than Britain, according to a heavyweight study by the World Bank. Accord...

Edward Snowden A 'Hero' In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Sunny Freeman | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

The majority of Brits believe surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero, according to a survey, and have a far more favourable view of the f...

Would ‘Consumption Rooms' For Drug Addicts Reduce Crime?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Addicts should have access to drug "consumption rooms" where they could inject heroin legally, a police crime commissioner has said. The facilities...

Energy Giants Blame Price Rises On Green 'Stealth Taxes'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giant bosses blamed controversial rises in customers' bills of over 9% on green taxes in a tense confrontation with MPs of the Commons Energy a...

Squatters Take Over £3m Council Home

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Squatters have moved into a London council home hours before it was sold off at auction for £3m, in protest at Southwark Council selling properties t...

Tony Urges The UK To 'Stick Together'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has called on the United Kingdom to "stick together" as debate mounts over Scotland's potential future as an independent nation. The fo...

How Many Were Jailed For Not Paying TV Licence Fines?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has come under fire after official figures showed that 107 people had been jailed in just over two years for failing to paying fines for not h...

VOTE: Was Gaga's Performance Really Too Racy For TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

While Lady Gaga may have settled her feud with Sharon Osbourne, she has been plunged into a fresh controversy, after her half-naked 'X Factor' perform...

Banksy: The New World Trade Centre Is 'Evidence The 9/11 Terrorists Won'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

British graffiti artist Banksy has described New York’s new World Trade Center as evidence “the terrorists won”. In a scathing critique of t...

Movember Styles And Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you're taking part in this year's Movember - either as a Mo Bro or Mo Sista - good on ya'. Give yourself a big pat on the back. Not only are you...

Labour Contemplates Bringing Back The EMA

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Labour would bring back the Educational Maintenance Allowance for England's poorest pupils if voted into power, the party's shadow education secretary...

Would You Pay More Than £120,000 For This Tiny Garden?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A 440 sq ft garden plot on London's Fulham Road was snapped up for over £120,000 last week. The plot, measuring 0.1 of an acre, was sold for an ef...

Is This Man Wreaking Football? Platini Wants To Expand World Cup To 40 Teams

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport

Uefa president Michel Platini has risked the wrath of football purists again after he called for the World Cup to be expanded from 32 to 40 teams. ...

BBC Uses Porn Actor Mark Sloan For Madeleine McCann Crimewatch Reconstruction

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has raised eyebrows after casting a porn actor in a Crimewatch reconstruction of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Mark Sloan, who ha...

School Makes Students Sign 'Anti-Twerking' Contract Before Their Prom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A US school has made its students sign a contract promising they will not twerk, grind, or dance sexually at their prom - and if they break it, they'l...

Jo Brand's Prince Harry Joke Branded 'Outrageous'

Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has defended a joke about Prince Harry that has seen a comedian accused of an "outrageous" slur. Jo Brand made the quip on Have I Got News ...

'Stop It'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

Danny Alexander has sent a tough message to energy firms over their tax avoidance, telling them: 'Stop it.' The Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Trea...

Tories Take On The BBC

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

The Tory chairman has threatened the BBC with a cut in its licence fee if it doesn't become more transparent. Grant Shapps said the corporation had...

Did You Remember?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

It's that day when people either forget the clocks go back, remind everyone else about the clocks going back, make jokes about the clocks going back, ...

Free School Subject To 'Financial Irregularities Running To Tens Of Thousands Of Pounds

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One of the government's much-vaunted free schools, which was visited and praised by David Cameron in March 2012, has been accused of "financial irregu...

Sarah Palin Responds To Piers Morgan With A Picture Of A Freshly Killed Bear (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Sarah Palin, erstwhile vice presidential nominee and subsequent darling of the Tea Party, has responded to a request to appear on Piers Morgan's CCN s...

Top LibDem Urges Clampdown On Foreigners Buying London Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

Simon Hughes has called for a clampdown on wealthy foreign investors buying up London homes in order to stop property becoming "a mere commodity for t...

Tory MP Urges BBC To Play National Anthem Every Night

Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A Conservative MP has launched a campaign for the BBC to play the national anthem every day. Andrew Rosindell said God Save the Queen should play e...

How Do We Respond to the Niqab Ban Supporters?

Alison Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Walsh

I'm not saying that I know the answers to the questions of multiculturalism, and whether the niqab has a place in modern British society... But I also think that we need to have a proper, open discussion about the state of our society and its values, and to outline exactly what the effect of this kind of legislation would be.