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Investor Money Leaving City 'Bigger Risk To London's Status Than Bank Moves'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

Investors pulling money out of The City pose a greater risk to London’s financial dominance than banks exiting the UK because of Brexit, according t...

The Expat Label: Swapping Countries... And Lifestyle?

Emily Abbey | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Abbey

The internet is awash with wild tales of expat life, all the money and glamour and luxuries, but we were (and still are) entirely disinterested in becoming the stereotype. We just wanted to take a great opportunity, save a bit of cash (hopefully), and set our family up for a more secure future than the UK was able to offer us.

Culture Shock And Special Treatment: Raising Kids Overseas

Emily Abbey | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Abbey

If you were to grow up being placed on some sort of pedestal, being admired and photographed for no reason other than existing, wouldn't you have a warped sense of your place in the world? It's no wonder the term used here so often is "expat brats".

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Grandmother Irene Clennell Deported With £12 In Her Pocket After 27 Years In UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

A grandmother has been deported from Britain with just £12 in her pocket despite living in the UK for 27 years. Irene Clennell, who is married to a B...

Why Timing Is Everything When You're An Expat Moving Back To The UK

Sorcha Derkx-Mullan | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sorcha Derkx-Mullan

What we hadn't put much thought into at all was the seasonal timing of the move. In hindsight, moving from a warm climate like Singapore to a Scottish city at the start of at least six months of cold, grey, dreary weather was never going to be ideal. Here are my top five things to consider before moving from a warm climate to a cold Scottish winter:

Teen Rape Victim Told By Agony Aunt She Had 'Acted Like A Girl Who Has Been Around'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An agony aunt in a teenage magazine has been widely criticised after appearing to blame a teenage rape victim for her assault and telling her to “be...

Five of the Best Places for a Layover in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

"Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer"; if you're nodding your head at this statement then you're probably the type of traveller to embrace your flight stopovers rather than see them as an inconvenience. After all, why pass up a chance at discovering a new place, right? If this is you, here are 5 of the best layover destinations to explore in 2016.

Israel and ASEAN Relations: Opportunities and Obstacles

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite a lack of publicity, for several years Israel has silently and cautiously cultivated deep-running political and economic cooperation with ASEA...

Looking Outside the Valley: Why British Tech Companies Can Make It Outside the US

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

Most businesses dream of going global, and British tech companies are no exception to the rule. But while it seems obvious that the latest crop of Silicon Roundabout trailblazers (tech firms based in London's Tech City) should expand to their Silicon "sister" in California, that might not always be the right choice.

Singapore Teenager Convicted Over Image Of Margaret Thatcher In Compromising Position

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager has been convicted of distributing an image showing Singapore's former prime minister in a compromising position with Margaret Thatcher. ...

Nigeria 2015 - Valentine's Day Blues

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

And so on the very day the rest of the world will be celebrating love, some bright sparks in Nigeria decided it was the perfect day for the country's two main political tribes to go to war. Surprised? Well, not really, I guess. We are Nigerians after all and everything we do must have our stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

Best in (Boozy) Travel 2015

BarChick | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

A week into Jan and already planning how the hell to get outta here? Nothing gets you through the January blues like booking a trip, even more so when there are bangin' beaches, bargain booze and world class bartenders waiting.

Did AirAsia Plane Manage To Land Safely At First?

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

The pilot of the missing AirAsia flight may have managed to avoid a serious crash, making a successful emergency water landing in the sea, only for th...

Search For Missing Plane Suspended

PA | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

Search and rescue crews looking for passengers - including a Briton - on board missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have suspended air operations due to poor...

Flight Carrying 162 People Vanishes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The search for the missing plane has ben suspended. More details here. A flight carrying 162 people, including a British national, has gone...

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

Should the Private Tutoring Industry be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

What Are The Odds Of That? Worst Anti-Gambling Advert Ever Really Backfires

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

It was, ironically, a bit of a gamble. An anti-gambling poster campaign and TV advert saw a young boy called Andy telling his horrified friends that h...

9 Glorious Pictures Of Singapore's 'Pink Dot, In Country Where Gay Sex Is Banned

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Amid threats of violence and protest, a gay rally in Singapore has drawn 26,000, an unprecedented number of people for the 'Pink Dot' pride parade. ...

Singapore Twitterati Reveal the Island-Country's Best Kept Foodie Secrets

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

There are many reasons to go to Singapore. In fact, there are so many that people are now moving out there in droves to live the expat life. The No.1 reason to at least visit the city-state is food. Eating is a big part of the Singapore lifestyle, because anything you decide to order is bound to taste incredible.

Teaching Needs to Be a Career as Well as a Calling

Ben Nicholls | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Nicholls

"Oh, God, not another one!" shrieked my friend, draining her drink in what should probably have been two gulps. I'd just told her, very tentatively, that whilst I hadn't considered teaching seriously as a career when I was younger, I can now see its appeal...

The Figures Are In: Here Are The Ten Most Expensive Cities In The World To Live In

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

And Here Are The Ten LEAST Expensive Cities In The World To Live In... Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city to live in 2014. ...

Science Needs Ethics

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In his opening plenary, the Nobel prize-winning biologist Aaron Ciechanover suggested obesity is a behavioural issue by showing a photo of an obese woman eating a large cake by herself. To me, this suggested an incredibly narrow box from which he considered his remedies for global health. Scientific and medical research cannot stand in isolation from social science on this issue.