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Blown Away

Verity Smith | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Sport
Verity Smith

My horse Szekit and I recently had our first competition for the National Summer Dressage Qualifiers, and the fact that the date of the competition was Friday the 13th did set off a few alarm bells in my head. Nevertheless putting superstition aside and with entry fees paid, my final preparations began.

P&O Ferries Ban Cardiff Uni Rugby Team After Student 'Urinated On Family's Dinner Table'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A rugby team at Cardiff University has been banned from P&O Ferries after one of its members reportedly urinated on a family's table while they were e...

It Wasn't Me, It Was My Chimp

Katie Leach | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Leach

This model explains why you react a certain way in certain situations. It's not how you the human would behave, but the inner chimp or computer takes over and you carry out an action based on jumping to a conclusion rather than the human side of the brain that would look for facts.

Adventure 78° North in Spitsbergen

Kerry Christiani | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

Named after its characteristic pointed peaks, Spitsbergen is riven with fjords, covered in two thirds ice and buckled with mountains bare of vegetation. Beyond the main settlement of Longyearbyen lie epic landscapes and wildlife ripe for the discovery.

This 'Sexist' Washing Label Will Make Your Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sportswear company has come under fire after printing a "sexist" message on its clothing labels. Indonesian clothing company, Salvo Sports - who ...

As Rio 2016 Draws Closer, When Will Discrimination End For Sportswomen In Saudi Arabia?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lacking the motivation to partake in an active lifestyle? Spare a thought, then, for women in Saudi Arabia who are actively discouraged - and even...

Risk and Reward: A Sliding Scale in Sports

Will Ross | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Sport
Will Ross

As professional sports continue to enter new realms of performance, a priority of safety is more pressing than ever. Emphasising athletes as people both ensures their welfare and introduces a new mould of performer, one that is already being filled by influencers and the secrets behind baked goods.

I Will Not be Labelled a Lazy Student

Katie Palmer | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Palmer

As far as some people believe, when students are not studying they are reclining back watching Netflix with a large sharing bag of crisps, which they definitely aren't sharing. You are most probably right, in some cases.

Ok, This Is Definitely The Most Ridiculous Dive Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Sport

Can you even call it a dive if it's this bad? During last night's African Cup Of Nations final, Ghana defender John Boye and Ivory Coast player Eri...

8 Incredible Sporting Comebacks

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Sport

As coach of the Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers led his team to the 2008 championship in what became the greatest comeback in the history of the NBA Finals...

Diving Is Making It Ridiculously Difficult for Defenders to Do Their Job

Joe Difford | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

You cannot deny how talented the likes of Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling are, however, their ability to run rings round defenders with the ball stuck to their feet has only been emphasised due to their exploitation of the 'if there is contact go down' penalty system.

Watch Neville Give Wilshere A Telling Off For Listening To Some Tunes

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Sport

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere was strutting around Celtic Park wearing earphones ahead of last night's England match against Scotland. Assistant coach...

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?

Oscar Pistorius and the Fault in Our Sports Stars

Libby Blanchard | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Libby Blanchard

Everybody likes a good story of courage and overcoming the odds. But we are misguided to assume that excellence in a sport or in a public forum also means excellence in life, in living, and in the task of being human. What is truly courageous, basketball star Charles Barkley once said, is "a father or mother who gets up every morning to go to work to put food on the table for his family."

Royal Ramblings Meets Sheamus

Danny Stone | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

As WWE began their UK tour, the Royal Ramblings team was fortunate enough to be granted some time with "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus. Intelligent, passionate and determined, the superstar shared his thoughts on WWE's future and his hope that Wrestlemania might one day come to Dublin...

Attention Every Student Ever: There Is Now A PES University League

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Finally, university students have something to put all those spare hours outside of lectures into, as Konami has announced a Pro-Evolution Soccer (PES...

Just How Outdoorsy Is London?

Will Ross | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Will Ross

It's 8pm on a Thursday night and on the ninth floor of 207 Old Street, the Jaeger bombs have just started to drop. This 'Street to Peak' fixture is one of kind, held in the clouds at one of London's newest tech spaces to exhibit several successful outdoors startups.

This Is What You Should Do If You're Bored At A Game

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Watching sport can be one of the most exhilarating, electrifying, fingernail-biting things ever. But.. *whispers* it does get kinda boring sometim...

65 Glorious Pictures Of Arsène Wenger

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Sport

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger celebrates his 65th birthday today. The Frenchman can also celebrate being the club's longest-serving manager and mo...

One Year of Sportswomen

Anna Edwards | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Sport
Anna Edwards

As we head towards our first anniversary, Sportswomen returned to the all new Sky Sports News HQ studio for a third series today at the new time of 11.30am. This series of the show promises to showcase the very best in women's' sport and there couldn't be a better time for us to return! This summer produced some of the best ever results in women's sport and we're excited to be able to celebrate key successes.

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.

Regardless of GCSE Results There's Now a Real Opportunity for Educational Reform

Charlie Rigby | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Rigby

GCSE results alone provide a narrow and confusing measure of success with no real consideration of the overall benefits to children of their time at school... under new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, there is a real opportunity to take an approach which not only provides a strong academic grounding but also instils character values in students.

RIP James Alexander Gordon, The Man Whose Intonation Made Your Weekends

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Sport

James Alexander Gordon, the BBC broadcaster whose voice was synonymous with the classified football results on the radio, has died at the age of 78. ...

The Gender Gap in School Sport: The UK Needs Transparency, Not a Title IX

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

School sport is exactly where we should be looking to address the discrepancy between male and female participation rates... We know that participation rates among girls are lower, but until we use data to identify and clarify the reasons behind this imbalance, it is difficult to address the problem.

Big Season for Lamela

Jamie Currie | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

He is Tottenham's club-record signing, but his first season at White Hart Lane didn't go to plan for himself or the club... he's yet to get off the mark goalscoring wise in competitive action, he certainly has a point to prove - not only to the fans but maybe even to himself as next season fast approaches.