UK Summer

Which MPs Are Keenest To Haliday Abroad?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Welsh MPs are more likely to want to take a holiday abroad this summer than politicians from any other part of the country, a poll published today has...

Pictures Of The Day: Friday 2nd August 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Britain Basks In 'Mini Heatwave'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Sunlovers were told to soak up Britain's heatwave today - because it's not set to last. After several days of rain and falling temperatures, the na...

I Can't Wait for Summer to End So I Can Be Sexy Again

Pete Cashmore | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Cashmore

I don't much care for summer. It makes me hot (as summer is prone to do), bothered, sweaty, and limits my fashion options to ghastly shorts and T-shirts that tend to be figure-hugging nowadays whether I want them to be or not. Meanwhile, on holidays or even in the parks of London, I am confronted at every turn by figures of youthful nubility, all tight and toned and blemish-free, and given constant opportunity to envy them for their beauty.

Spain's Balearic Islands: Exploring Mallorca

Lauren Razavi | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

Belonging to Spain, the Balearic Islands - Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera - are among Europe's most popular tourist destinations, welcoming a cumulative 2.5 million visitors in 2013 so far. With incredible natural beauty, excellent weather and Mediterranean coastlines, it's hardly a surprise that these Spanish islands are popular as holiday destinations.

Blogger's Block?

Caragh Little | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It felt like a hundred years of news coverage. As the commentary and the endless, pointless interviews grew ever more banal, I began to hope for a live feed to the Royal Nursery, where the paint might still be drying on the walls.

Chub Rub v Hoof: Summer YAY!

Sadie Brown | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Ah! This feels good, sun, heat, light, everyone's happy, but wait - something feels wrong, painful, oh no - it's upper thigh chub rub, f**k. The bitch is back to ruin my summer fun just because I don't have Alexa like thighs, I am set to suffer this disease a la chubby yet again.

Just In Time For Summer Holidays..

PA | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning is blighting the first weekend of the school holidays, as thousands set off across the UK for their summer brea...

How Much of a Risk is the Recent Heatwave to Health?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

The vast majority of deaths during heatwaves are among the eldery and other 'at-risk' groups, which includes the very young and people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some medications can make your skin especially sensitive to sunlight or reduce your body's ability to regulate its own body heat.

2 Million Brits Set For Summer Getaway

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Around two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the school summer holiday getaway begins in earnest. Spain and its islands, including...

Five Ways to Truly Embrace the British Heatwave

Emma Rose Black | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Hot hot heat in a country which is known for being covered in a year-round overcast blanket, is kind of blowing our minds right?! I mean we are loving it but you know us moany-Brit types, we just aren't used to this sort of thing on our home turf.

Portable Is Good

Tim Manton | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Tech
Tim Manton

There's no escaping the heat for the average gamer, it seems. Short of holing up in the garage all summer, gaming for any period of time longer than half an hour is like going for a jog. You sweat buckets. Even at night.

The Maths Behind the Heat Wave

Ian Roulstone | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Roulstone

If temperatures remain high, health risks and environmental hazards, such as crop failure, wildfires, and water shortages, become a real concern. So how good are we at predicting heat waves? Are they related to global warming? And do we know when it will rain again?

Most Of Us Think It's Too Hot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

Having spent most of the past year complaining about the cold and wet weather, most Britons now think it's too hot. In a survey that confirms every...

LOOK: Which UK Beaches Came Top In Facebook's Most Checked-In List?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Gone are the days when all you had to take to the beach was your towel and your book - these days sunseekers take to their smartphones to 'check in' t...

Arm Yourself: Avoid A Sleeve Meltdown

Lydia Smith | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Style
Lydia Smith

The pinnacle of anxiety when shopping for summer clothes, I have found, is the issue of sleeves. Short, long, spaghetti or strap, there is a lengthy list of what the desired arm coverage is. My current concern, though, is that the UK is in the middle of a heatwave.

Who's Having Hot Sex?

Joe Mott | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Joe Mott

As the scorching UK heatwave turns Facebook, Twitter and all other known social media into one big sweaty groan of status updates, I wonder - who's having sex in this heat? The nation's grinding must surely have, er, ground to a halt.

PLAYLIST: 20 Songs For The Great British Heatwave

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Comedy

In the words of Irving Berlin: we're having a heatwave! In case you hadn't noticed. (Note: that second sentence was just a scratch lyric.) And ever...

Ten Ways to Feel Amazing This Summer | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you have been toying with the idea of going on a learn-to-surf weekend, treating yourself to a spa weekend or taking up yoga then just do it! Summer is the perfect time to fulfill your health and fitness goals with warmer and finer weather, so there really is no excuse not to get into healthy, active living.

Send Workers Home If It Gets Too Hot, Say MPs..

PA/The Huffington Pos UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Staff should be sent home if their workplace gets hotter than 30C, according to a group of MPs. Labour MP Linda Riordan has tabled a petition calli...

Boys Don Skirts As School Refuses To Let Them Wear Trousers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A petition has been launched on behalf of schoolboys who have been forced to either stay at home or wear skirts to school after they were told off for...

Too Hot? Here's Our Best Tips On How To Handle The Heatwave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With the 2013 summer heatwave set to shine on for the foreseeable future, it's more important than ever to keep safe in the sun. HuffPost UK Lifest...

A Guide For Festival Virgins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Festival fever is stronger than ever. And this year thousands upon thousands are donning wellies, unrolling sleeping bags and glugging cider all over ...

Body Bigotry on the Today Programme

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Balaji Ravichandran

Nobody, not even the clinically obese, should be forced to feel ashamed of their body. If anyone tells us otherwise, the shame must be theirs, not ours.

Summer's Here! But Do You Need to Worry Hair Loss in Hot Weather?

Jonny Harris | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Harris

At this time of year I see many patients who are trying to distinguish old wives' tales about hair loss in the summer months from anecdotal truths and plain facts. So, what should those wary of thinning hair be aware of?