#Safety

Summer Surge In 'Tombstoning' Craze That Claims Two Lives A Year

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

Young people who jump from high bridges and harbour walls into water unsupervised are dicing with death, council bosses have warned. The Local Gover...

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

65 Years of Saving Refugees' Lives

Maurice Wren | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Maurice Wren

The refugees' stories I've told here are truly heart rending, but they also fill me with pride and with hope. This is who we are as a country. This is who we must remain. This is Britain at its best.

British Pupils are Leaving School (Tech) Illiterate

Mark Murphy | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Murphy

Teenagers really don't know it all. We think that because they spend all day on the computer that they understand tech, but many leave school with an insufficient understanding of basic security measures or what software or "code" even looks like - let alone how to write it

Why I Don't Walk Home Alone at Night

Emma Critchley | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

Age and children have made me more fearful. I have been changed by the constant news stories that detail women being attacked at night. Their stories have seeped into my skin and become a part of me.

Ten Things You Should Know About Anti-Abortion Protestors Before You Go for an Abortion

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Genevieve Edwards

Let's get this straight: you have the right to use legal abortion services free from harassment or intimidation. And while not everyone who sees the protesters is upset by them, we know that their activities can add to the stress some women feel about having an abortion, and that's just not on.

Dramatic Moment 5-Year-Old Saves Drowning Mum's Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

The incredible moment a five-year-old rescued her mum from drowning in the family pool has been caught on camera. Allison Anderwald, from Portland, wa...

Someone Will Hurt Me Because I'm a Muslim... Am I Being Too Paranoid?

Teuta Hoxha | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Teuta Hoxha

I leave my bag open on the train so people can see that I only have books inside, and they do look. The question I keep asking myself is - am I being too paranoid?

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

Jeremy Hunt's Latest Flight of Fancy

Rachel Clarke | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Clarke

As a junior doctor who's married to a pilot, I'm perhaps more intimately acquainted than Jeremy Hunt with what airline safety entails. The Health Secretary might like to know that my husband, an ex-RAF fighter pilot turned civilian pilot, is so aghast at the hours and shifts I work, he says they would turn his plane into a "a lethal weapon".

Lumiere London - Shining Light on Pedestrianisation

Joe Irvin | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK
Joe Irvin

Lumiere London has shown what is possible - and desirable - when streets are closed to traffic and walking put first. It is a great example of how we can bring the magic back to our streets and show how our streets can be enjoyed when they are not traffic-dominated.

Reclaiming the Commute: Dealing With Unwanted Attention on Public Transport

Rosie Driffill | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Driffill

I love my commute. There is always a seat, the ticket inspectors make friendly conversation and the view frequently yields animals I've only ever seen in books. This time last year, however, the thought of taking the train would fill me with dread.

Woman Pretends To Be Drunk In Middle Of Day To See How Men Will React

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you spot a person drunk, alone, lost and without any battery on their phone, the decent (read: normal) thing to do would be to offer them help. ...

Stopping Clocks Going Back Could Save Hundreds of Children's Lives

Paul Singh | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK
Paul Singh

The clocks going back on Sunday could cost hundreds of children's lives on UK roads in winter. Research by road safety company SmartWitness has shown that if we abolished putting the clocks back and persisted with British Summer Time throughout the whole year we would significantly reduce road casualties to pedestrians, cyclists and especially school-children.

National Burns Awareness Day: Raising Awareness To Save Lives

Lucy Wilson | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Some people can't resist the strong taste of coffee in the morning or the tender smell of a Yankee candle in the evening. We all come into contact with hot substances on a daily basis. However, it is estimated that over 121,000 people are seen by burns services and emergency departments each year...

IKEA Cot Warning After Baby Dies In 'Tragic Accident'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents

IKEA has issued a warning about attaching hooks to their cots after a 14-month-old baby died when her pyjamas became entangled on a plastic hook. V...

Mum 'Finds Razor Blade' In 18-Month-Old's Nappy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

A young mother has claimed she found a razor blade in a nappy, moments before putting it on her 18-month-old daughter, Eliza. Josie Gordon, 21, fr...

Parents Warned About Dangers Of Kids' Costumes After Claudia Winkleman's Watchdog Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

Claudia Winkleman's daughter was left badly burned after her Halloween costume caught fire last year. And now Watchdog has revealed the reason why ...

'Homophobic' Rant Goes Viral But Not For The Reasons You'd Think

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK

A somewhat unremarkable photo of people waiting for a train on a subway platform has gone viral for a very remarkable reason. The image was posted...

How Safe Is flying Really?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK
Jakub Kotan

The following statement won't surprise many. Flying is the safest way of transport. Worldwide statistics show that we undertake much greater risks while getting into our cars and on busses. Yet, air accidents receive most publicity. Plane disasters carry the biggest headlines due to the one-time volume of victims.

Dangers of Solo Female Travel - A Response

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

If I've learned one thing while travelling solo, it's that the majority of people are good, honest and helpful. I've actually felt less safe in areas of my home city of London than places people would often be nervous about visiting like Honduras or Brazil.

No Compromise

Judith Hackitt CBE | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Judith Hackitt CBE

Cutting costs where there seems to be least tangible day-to-day effect is obviously tempting but leaders and senior managers need to pass the stress test on knowing where health and safety - and particularly process safety and asset integrity - sits in this mix.

One Million Older People Live in Non-decent Homes

Phil Buckle | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Phil Buckle

These people are some of society's most vulnerable, and yet they are living in homes that are not warm enough, do not contain modern facilities or are in a general state of disrepair. The chances of getting ill or having an accident are huge.

Which is Better... Running or Walking?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that adding exercise to your lifestyle is one of the biggest steps you can take in improving your health. And one of the simplest (not to mention cheapest) forms of exercise is to go running or walking.

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...