UK Summer

Mr Bigz Releases S.U.M.M.E.R EP

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Mr Bigz London's rap supremo returns to the music scene with his latest S.U.M.M.E.R EP which aims to brighten your mood throughout the forthcoming autumn months. Pulsating with nothing but good vibes for all seasons, we caught up with the man himself to get the low down on his latest offering.

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 08.09.2014 | 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.

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

Hurrah! Autumn Might Actually Be Quite Nice

PA | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK

Summer might be over but the first week of autumn is set to be warmer than average with temperatures hitting as high as 25C. As many children retur...

Unicef School Clubs Help Syrian Children Catch Up During Summer Break

Razan Rashidi | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

For thousands of children in Syria, summer vacation is no longer about taking a break from their hectic school lives. On the contrary, with displacement and violence regularly interrupting normal classes, many children around the country used their summer break to visit school clubs and catch up on lost school days.

Tote Bags: Why Do We All Carry Them?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Cotton tote bags are every woman's very public fashion faux pas. We're all guilty of carrying them, all obsessed with their practicality and ALL in denial over just how old and grubby they look... this whole secondary black tote bag trend has completely taken over. Even Lena Dunham is doing it.

Duagh Summer Festival

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Duagh is a little village situated in Kerry in Ireland with a population of around 400 people. On the weekend of the 9th of August the size of the town more nearly doubled as close to 2,000 people turned out to attend the Duagh Summer Festival.

Making the Most of Time Off Work

John Coldicutt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Coldicutt

As Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining tells us "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and this still rings true today; employees that spend too much time at work will find their social lives suffer.

Reading and Leeds 2014: A Modern Flavour to the Veteran Festival

Olly Hunter | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

It's the pinnacle of summer. The final bank holiday hurrah for the U.K. A chance for many to bid farewell to their barbeques, paddling pools and take their tops off in public one last time. For over 150,000 people though it's the annual celebration of getting rowdy in a field to one of the biggest bills of music in the world at Reading and Leeds Festivals. What is often forgotten is that it's been this way for over 30 years.

Suntan Transvestite

James Conmy | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Immediately I began to draw a fair amount of attention, I could see people sniggering, actually sniggering at me. I tried to act normal whilst flexing biceps and breathing in. People looked up from books and stared, a group of young girls looked at me then hid their mouths behind conspiring palms... "What the hell is wrong with these people? ... What's so damn funny?"

The Kimono: One Top Three Looks

Louise O'Reilly | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise O'Reilly

Kimonos have been a popular number this year, one that I have underestimated in the past in terms of versatility. It works from day to night, whether you're in the city or escaping on a holiday of sun, sand and cocktails. A big factor to working a kimono is choosing the right style, one which you feel you can work into your wardrobe easily.

These Londoners Were Really Not Prepared For That Amount Of Rain (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

It rains on just over one in four days in Britain, so you think these Londoners might have been better prepared. Perhaps we'd all been lulled into ...

Salmon and Asparagus Quiche

Holly Bell | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's a really lovely quiche recipe. It's not that hard, but if it's a bottle of wine day then maybe buy the pastry...

Secrets of a Summer Scorcher

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

We had some pretty decent weather in July 2014, making it the 8th warmest July in our national records, and it was also sunnier than average. It might not have been as warm as last July (3rd warmest) or indeed July 2006 (1st), but it's interesting to note that this July was the eighth month in a row with warmer than average temperatures for the UK. Will this warmer weather last for August, and could we get another scorcher?

5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Anja Brierley | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

In Ayurveda summer is associated with Pitta and its qualities of heat and the element of fire. Although we need fire to digest, transform and metabolise, too much fire can literally cause burned-outs, anger, stress, heat rash and heart burn. When the external fire, the sun, is excessively hot we can try to create balance by reducing other sources of heat and embracing cooling practices.

9 Rules For Having A Great Summer Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Off on your summer hols? Follow these nine rules make sure you have a great one... (Video for HuffPost UK Comedy by Amanda Wilkie and Handface) ...

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

High Energy Learning: Six Educational Days Out For Boisterous Kids

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

If you have particularly excitable or boisterous kids with short attention spans, there are plenty of educational attractions that will keep even the most hyperactive child amused this summer. Here are some fun, child friendly days out in the UK where there's plenty to learn about: but there's also plenty to see, play with and do.

Travelling the Côte d'Azur by Yacht

Ceri Tinley | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

There is a certain je ne sais quoi about the Côte d'Azur that makes it a luxury destination for all yacht lovers year upon year. Perhaps it is the tropical climate, the turquoise waters or cerulean sky? Whatever it is, here is our guide to where to moor up your yacht when sailing this stretch of sumptuousness coastline and what to do on dry land.

5 Point Guide to Making Your First Graduate Summer Incredible

James Howell | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Let's be fair, it is about the last time it is officially acceptable to sponge off your parents for a week jaunt to sunnier climes without having to put your hand in your own pocket. Enjoy it, spend some quality time with your family that you've not had since the odd week at Christmas or since you left for uni.

Summer Lovin' Five Budget-Friendly Dating Ideas

Chenice Clarke | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

I'm a big advocate for continuing to make an effort in your relationship, after you've made it "official", and I love finding new, fun, and most importantly budget-friendly date-night ideas. Here are my top five money-saving tips for dating on a budget.

Five Things I Haven't Learnt at All About Holidaying With Kids

Andrea Mara | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Every year, bright-eyed and innocent, I look forward to going on holidays with my kids. And every year, I am taken by surprise to find that the holiday isn't quite the restful experience I expected. Here's what I have, in theory, learned this year - but will forget all over again by next year.

No-one Knows Gran Canaria Beaches Like Mr Gran Canaria Local

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Moving to Gran Canaria as a parent has turned me into a beach lover. There are 80+ beaches on the island and I'm determined to visit them all. Currently, my tally's just above the 50 mark.

How to Survive the Summer Holidays: 10 Simple Steps

Jeff Brazier | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Now how on earth am I going to juggle my work, the mountain of life coaching coursework AND entertain the children for the next six weeks?! As I pondered the enormity of the situation it struck me that I knew exactly how to cope.

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.