Safety

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

Alcohol Is Good for You?

Mandy Townsend | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Whiskey can help prevent cancer according to the Telegraph. I'm sure you've heard that a lot of things do, but this brown drink is high in anti-oxidants which help to assist in containing the growth of cancerous cells. According to Food to Fitness, it reduces the oxidation process in the body which results in a chemo like effect.

Government Must Do More to Protect Consumers From Faulty Products

Fiona O’Donnell | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Fiona O’Donnell

The Government's Consumer Rights Bill currently making its way through Parliament aims to consolidate, simplify and modernise consumer law to make it fit for the 21st century. Its failure, however, to cover the recall of electrical products - a long-ignored issue that has impacted significantly on consumers and businesses alike - is a major flaw.

Safety and Preparation for Travel in India

Lauren Razavi | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

In just a few weeks, I'll be heading to India for the very first time. I know that I already love the people, the food and the culture, so even with a lot of other things to do in the period before I go, my excitement is already reaching a huge peak.

You Wouldn't Sell Guns To Just Anyone - So Why Do It With Dangerous Gas Equipment?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

The reason you can't wander into a gun shop and buy a gun, unless you have a licence, is because the thing is a lethal weapon, and in the wrong hands will kill. So why can anyone walk in off the street and buy gas equipment, boilers, valves the lot?

Please Take Care With Your Dog

Andrew White | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

If you can keep your dog in sight at all time, be aware of what they are doing and be confident your dog will come back to you promptly when you call, then there is no need to put them on a lead. But if you can not be confident they will return when you call, then a lead is the safest option for everyone.

Finding the Right Student House

Danielle Lowe | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Time at university flies by for most students. Days blend in with the next as we stay up late reading for tomorrows class, getting that essay written, preparing for that exam next week or having a good time with friends.

Sharing Medical Data Is Not Okay

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There are many issues about sharing a persons personal medical data with other organisations and companies, some issues are big and others are much smaller. For me, it causes many issues. I'm not afraid to share with the world that I have a heart condition, caused by a lack of fibrillin gene meaning my aorta just keeps expanding. In fact, that's pretty rare in itself, admitting it can stop people wanting to hire me, because even though it's controlled - I pose too much of a risk.

Scandal of Cornish Primary School Ignored in Push to Build Coyte Farm Out-Of-Town Retail Centre

Lenny George | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Lenny George

The primary school at the centre of Cornwall's controversial Coyte Farm shopping centre development have written to Cornwall Council complaining that ...

Make Cities Safer for Girls

Angela Singh | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Singh

One year ago, a young woman was repeatedly gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi, India. The student, who had hopes of becoming a doctor, died two weeks later.

Masked Man Terrorises Female Students In Canterbury, Kent

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Female students have been warned to stay alert after a masked man followed several women, and attempted to attack one late at night. There have bee...

Shetland Helicopter 'Suddenly Lost Power', Says Survivor

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

Survivors have described the terrifying moment a helicopter "lost power" and ditched into the sea off Shetland, an incident that trade unions called "...

Ryanair Sacks Pilot For Questioning Airline's Safety On Channel 4 Documentary

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

Ryanair has sacked a pilot and issued legal proceedings against him after he appeared in a documentary which questioned the airline's safety. Capt...

Keep Your Home Safe While You're on Holiday

Lauren Razavi | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

In the excitement of preparing for a holiday each year, it's easy to forget about the important measures everyone should take to protect their home when leaving it empty for a long period. Between January and December 2012, a total of 3,700,349 crimes were recorded by police, with burglary standing as one of the largest contributors.

Has Copenhagen Found the Formula for a Safe City?

Lizzie Davey | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

Does this mean Copenhagen has got it just right then? By working together, helping each other out, and trusting those around them, the citizens of Denmark's capital may have discovered the formula for an enviously safe city.

Is Boeing Big Enough to Say It's Wrong... Or Is It Too Big to Do So?

Jane Sparrow | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK
Jane Sparrow

"We stand behind its overall integrity" declares the official statement from Boeing regarding the grounding of its fleet of 787s. This brings images to my mind of 'Chemical Ali' - the Iraqi minister who declared that they were winning the war, as Baghdad burnt behind him.

How to stay safe while banking: the double standard for women

Jane Fae | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fae

Now listen very carefully - lawyers especially - I shall say this just the once: this is not incitement. Oh no. Definitely not. If, in any way, you sh...

Getting to Grips With Winter Driving

Andy Dingley | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Dingley

With plunging temperatures and bursts of sleet and snow working their way across the UK, making driving conditions at best unpredictable, and at worst, treacherous, tyres are more important than ever. Standard tyres fail to get to grips with the change in conditions. What can be done to combat this and keep us all moving?

Drugs at Work? Social Experiment Gathers Pace

Josh Barrie | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Last year the Press Association reported a study that suggested at least one million Brits go to work with drugs in their system. The study carried ...

If Olympic Cyclists Aren't Safe, Are Any of Us?

Ayesha Khan | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ayesha Khan

Although it's a sad fact that every cyclist has to expect to be involved in the odd incident now and then, many have undoubtedly been shocked to see these cycling heroes knocked from their saddles.

Case For Protection? Spraytect's Pepperspray For iPhone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

From texting your housemate because you've got no money for a taxi to calling 999 if you are in serious trouble, having a mobile phone to hand in cas...

National Ugly Mugs Scheme - Protecting Sex Workers From Predators

Alex Bryce | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK
Alex Bryce

Nobody should be denied the basic human right to police protection and access to the justice system.

Ad Review: Volkswagen - A Crash Course to Shine

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK
Josh Okungbaiye

In order to channel a message effectively, sometimes the hard-hitting approach is needed to shake the audience into paying attention. 'A Crash Course ...

Safer Cycling - It's All Our Responsibility

Adam Stones | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Adam Stones

My bike has a new bell. It sounds a bit like a 1950s telephone; ringing loudly and insistently. At every reassuringly annoying 'ding-a-ling', pedestrians decide not to walk out blindly in front of me and even drivers abort unplanned turns. In short, it's fantastic.

Protecting Children Online

Dr. James Lane | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Tech
Dr. James Lane

The crucial point is that simply learning about internet safety is not enough, children need to practise it. With the right nurturing, guidance and practice, children can then have the best possible preparation when the time comes to make the transition into more grown up social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.