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A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

Today's Big News Story Is On Page 57 Of The Times

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Have you read the big news on page 57 of today's Times? Yes, yes, we all poured over the transcript of The Supreme Court judgment's on a judicial r...

Has Salmond Just Revealed His 'Plan B'?

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

Alex Salmond has said that keeping the pound without the backing of the Bank of England is a viable "transitional option" for an independent Scotland,...

Bolt 'S**t' Storm Transcript Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt said it was "nonsense" he had called the Commonwealth Games "a bit shit" and accused a journalist of "creating lies to make headlines". ...

Scrap the BBC Licence Fee: Pay More, Get Less

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

As a sales pitch, perhaps it leaves something to be desired. "Pay more, get less." Who could resist? Yet for reasons that I have never understood, that's exactly what's on offer from those people who argue that it's time to scrap the BBC licence fee and switch to some form of subscription-based financing.

Uruguay 2-1 England: What The Papers Say

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Sport

You have to admire the Sun's optimism. Their front page splash consists of an upset Kai Rooney sat beside mum, with the opening "Don't cry, Kai. If It...

Frogs Turning It Into Princes 'Statistically Improbable', Richard Dawkins Warns Nation's Youth

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Fairytales are "statistically too improbable" and parents should consider not telling them to children as they "do not foster a spirit of scepticism",...

'Ukiperred!' What The Euro Election Front Pages Say

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has spent most of the election complaining about hostility from the media, but on Monday nearly all of front pages carry triumphant headlines abo...

How Depression Forced Me to Seek a Balanced Life

Rachel Kelly | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

I didn't know that this kind of depression could happen so swiftly, least of all to someone who seemed to have no right to an illness associated with unhappiness. I went from supposedly 'having it all' to 'having a breakdown'. It took me six hard months to climb back.

'Were You Abused By Jimmy Savile?' Newspaper Ads Ask

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Newspaper adverts have been published telling people who claim they were sexually abused by television presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compens...

Ukip Draws Up Times Journalist Hit List: 'Tories Inventing More Erroneous Shite'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has not taken kindly to today's story in The Times that raises questions about how Nigel Farage has spent his European Parliament allowances. ...

Nigel Farage Says Expenses Story 'Another Political Attack On Ukip'

Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has insisted reports he siphoned off nearly £60,000 of EU money into his personal account are "yet another politically-motiv...

Paxman, Livingstone And Finkelstein Assess The Legacy Of Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

"As a middle class Jew from Pinner I found him quite aggressive," joked Times Columnist Daniel Finkelstein during a fascinating Newsnight piece on the...

Teen Writes Brilliant Letter To The Times

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

"We're not as irrational and immature as adults seem to think," 16-year-old Jenni Herd tells The Times. Couldn't have put it better ourselves, really....

Are Men Afraid of Therapy?

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

As a couple's counsellor, I find that it is mostly the women who bring their husbands or male partners along with them, often pulling them by the scruff of their neck through the door. But once settled in, and a therapeutic alliance is formed between the therapist and the couple, work can begin in earnest.

The Table of Statistics the Press Complaints Commission Would Rather You Didn't See

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

It's not an oversight or an accident that the PCC fails to spell out to the public which newspapers attract the most complaints and which papers breach the code most often. Look at this table of complaints about UK national daily and Sunday newspapers for 2013, compiled by Hacked Off from the PCC Monthly Complaint Summaries, and you will soon get an idea of who benefits if the public doesn't see these figures...

Happy 100th Birthday, Crossword Puzzle: The Funniest, Silliest Part of the Newspaper

Alan Connor | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Alan Connor

The crossword celebrates its 100th birthday this week. I had been looking for a book about how the humble puzzle has crept into strange places over the past century - espionage, say, and artificial intelligence. But I couldn't find one, so I wrote it myself.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Decide You Have a Sex Addiction

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Sex addiction seems to be the topic du jour in Hollywood these days. Stuart Blumberg 's Thanks for Sharing is the latest movie to broach the thorny issue that was first tackled, rather more successfully, by Steve McQueen in Shame. The jury is still out on whether sex addiction is a legitimate diagnosis or an excuse for bad behavior... but here's 10 facts to help you decide for yourself.

Syria: Seven Questions the Saudis Should Ask John Kerry

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The U.S. recognizes that defeating the Syrian regime and the toppling of Bashar al Assad is an important Saudi strategic objective to protect Saudi regional interests. The recent spat between the two allies over Syria is still reverberating and has not died down yet...

Newspapers Thrown Out By Court Of Appeal

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Newspaper and magazine publishers have been refused an urgent injunction to stop ministers going to the Privy Council to seek the Queen's approval for...

Jeremy Browne Poses a False Dichotomy

Naomi Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Naomi Smith

Jeremy Browne, like Nick Clegg so many times before him, poses a false dichotomy when he says the Party must choose whether to be a party of protest or of Government. Liberal Democrats want the Party to be an effective Party Government, which upholds the principles it says it stands for, not to be hijacked by those seeking a mid-career boost...

Jessica Elgot

'A Hysterical Attempt To Exploit Newspaper Rivalry To Shut Down Debate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Two issues dominated Wednesday's news agenda - state regulation of the press, and the "dangerous" Guardian reporting of far-reaching surveillance, whi...

Papers Scale the Height of Hypocrisy

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

We are asked to believe that while the poor newspapers have been hounded over phone hacking, 'blue-chip companies' of all sorts are getting clean away with paying private investigators to break the law on a vast scale. What is striking about this claim is not the fragmentary evidence on which it is based nor the way it has been overblown in the newspapers (and we will return to those matters soon), but the breathtaking hypocrisy of it all.

Forty Feels Good, Famous or Not

Jan Shure | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

According to Times columnist Sarah Vine, "forty only feels good if you're famous". "Hollywood does not reflect the real world" and, in essence, that an invisibility cloak surrounds older women who are civilians rather than movie icons. Much as I admire Sarah Vine as a writer, my response to her theory is, "oh, purleeese. Sarah", it's simply not true,

Ned Simons

Rupert Murdoch Should Own Fewer Newspapers, Says Harriet Harman

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman will use a speech on Thursday to suggest limiting the share of the newspaper market one person is allowed to own to below the "damaging...