Safety

A London Council Is Getting Tough On Nightclub Bum Pinchers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most women, being groped or hearing sexist and threatening comments in a nightclub is simply an unpleasant norm. How many of us would think to rep...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

'Paedophile Hunter' Proves Just How Dangerous the Internet Can Be for Children

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

tinson Hunter's vigilante methods of catching sexual predators may divide opinion; but there is no denying that he has raised awareness of an issue we should all be concerned about.

The Joy of Christmas Shopping -Without Being Scammed!

Jacqui Hames | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Tech
Jacqui Hames

We've had black Friday, Cyber Monday and still the online shopping spree goes on, but in our haste to nab bargains we need to stay vigilant and take great care with what were buying, who we're buying it from and how we pay. So for me there are 3 golden rules.

YouTube Fans in Love

Harry Hitchens | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hitchens

Striking a balance between a relationship that's both sustainable and commercially beneficial is something all creators should consider deeply. Increasingly YouTube creators are non-controversial, jolly and relatable which acts as a death trap for misunderstanding and disappointment for beloved fans.

Millions of Recalled Electrical Products in Our Homes

Phil Buckle | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Phil Buckle

There have been seven different types of fridge, four types of washing machine, seven types of hairdryer, 25 lighting products and 72 different chargers and adaptors - and these are just some of the 228 electrical products that have been recalled by manufacturers in the past four years, with faults that include a risk of fire or electric shock.

Fireworks Night - Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Pets and Wildlife Safe

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Remember the good old days when Fireworks Night lasted for just two or three nights? Nowadays it seems to last from mid-October until way past New Year's Eve, with fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, readily available on most street corners.

'Dumb Ways To Die' Should Replace All Safety Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we're all worried about how we'll pop our clogs one day - will it be cancer? Or a hairdryer in the bathtub? - there are lesser known ways to die...

Blind Cord Safety: You Now Have a Clip, Use It!

Karl Young | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

The tragic news of a blind cord death has always met with such compassion and frustration by the public. The media coverage of each and every individu...

That Night on the Streets of England

Shweta Kothari | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

On my way back home from a party around half past one in the morning, I thoroughly looked for a cab, but couldn't find one. So I decided to walk some distance. Scared out of my wits, I could never imagine doing anything like that in India. Unfamiliar with the roads, I kept walking.

We Must Change the Law to Better Protect Tenants

Phil Buckle | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Phil Buckle

Homes in the private rented sector in England are worse than in any other, with a third of properties failing to meet basic standards and a sixth of renters, or 1.2 million adults, reporting problems with electricity in the last year...

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

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

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | 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 02.06.2014 | 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 17.05.2014 | 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

Zahra Razavi | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra 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...