The Times

Our House, Our Rules

Toke Dahler | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

The Times is under no obligation to publish every bigot with an opinion piece, and The Times are not suppressing free speech every time they choose not to push forward a 'controversial' agenda. When students' unions decide not to wear sombreros for a club night, they are not banning anything. They are not infringing on anyone's right to free speech.

Please Don't Ignore the Real Story Behind Nick Cave's Son's Death

Louise Ridley | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

The inquest into Arthur's death reminds us of the same thing: this was not some shadowy death of a rock star's son, fated for tragedy because of his links to fame, but a heartbreaking experience of drugs by young, naive person.

Rebekah Brooks' First Day in the Office

Ian Kirby | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Ian Kirby

As News UK's new chief executive officer settles herself under her new desk at the Baby Shard it is a good time to ask which Rebekah Brooks started work today? Was it the flame haired networker of the early Noughties with a contact book to die for

M&S And WH Smith Under Fire For 'Morally Wrong' Hospital Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

WH Smith and Marks & Spencer have been accused of taking advantage of sick patients and their loved ones by charging more for cards and flowers in hos...

'The Times' Review Of Cumberbatch's Hamlet Has Annoyed Pretty Much Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch’s first preview performance of ‘Hamlet’ has caused controversy after a spate of reviews were published two weeks ahead of t...

In Defence of 'Lazy' British Universities

Katie Beswick | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Katie Beswick

On Saturday, Dr Anthony Seldon, Master of the elite UK independent school Wellington College and newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Britain's first independent university, the University of Buckingham, accused British Universities of laziness.

Pillorying the Very People Working Hard to Maintain a Safe Service Should Be Beneath a Secretary of State

Cathy Warwick | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Cathy Warwick

This kind of language, pillorying the very people working hard to maintain a safe service, is bad enough when it appears in a shoddy piece of journalism, but should simply be beneath a secretary of state. I know I am not the only one who reacted in this way. A great many midwives and people working in and around our profession have been in touch to express similar thoughts.

Consider Evidence, Not Emotion or Off-The-Shelf Opinion, on 'Right to Die'

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Baroness Ilora Finlay

I don't bulk-buy my opinions. I don't rely solely on emotion, polls of the general public or even the views of "people like me", to determine my position on where the balance of the law should rest. I consider the evidence.

The Press Hysteria Continues On Election Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

Election day is upon us and, predictably, so are a number of hysterical front pages. The Mirror’s offer of a removal van for the Tories, alongsid...

Telegraph Peddles Giant Conspiracy Theory In Response To Accusations

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

The Daily Telegraph has blamed its own inability to cover stories that affect the newspaper’s marquee advertisers on a giant conspiracy to remove Da...

'Accidence Will Happen' - A Brilliant New Grammar Book for Anyone Who Loves English

Bill Coles | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

What is so insufferable about the sticklers is that they will brook no argument. They primly purse their mouths. They stop you mid-anecdote and then they trot out this mealy-mouthed line that they have been using for decades and decades: "I think you mean 'fewer' rather than 'less."

Page 3 - Not Dead, Merely Buried

Ian Kirby | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Ian Kirby

It may surprise some people, but the future of topless models is not that important an issue for the paper at the moment. It is in the middle of a series of massive criminal trials. The majority of its senior staff are in the dock over alleged payments to public officials.

8 Better Choices For 'Briton Of The Year' Than Nigel Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

So this happened today... Despite all, The Times has named me Briton of the year. Attacks aside, I am grateful. Thank you.

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Duke | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

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...