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How It Feels To Be Worth Less

Mik Scarlet | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Our labour is worth just the same as anyone else's. Don't let society carve into to stone what we know to be wrong by allowing this opinion to go unchallenged...

Made In Chelsea Series 8 Episode 1 Review

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

The Chelsea bunch are now all back in London and with the return of series 8 comes the return of our very own heartthrob, Andy Jordan. He makes it clear to, well, everyone that he is "gutted" that Louise has found herself a new beau.

Why I'm Supporting Stand Up to Cancer

Andy Murray | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andy Murray

It's been well documented that one of my best friends, Ross Hutchins, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma a few years ago. Ross and I had grown up together on the tennis circuit, and his diagnosis was devastating. He was treated with chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital and a year after his diagnosis, his cancer went into remission. He's now fit and well to this day - a testimony to the crucial advances we've made in cancer treatment thanks to ground-breaking research into the illness. But not everyone is so lucky. At the beginning Elena Baltacha, the former British number one, was diagnosed with cancer of the liver. She died in May, at the age of 30.

Peter Andre - My View on Modern Beauty

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Antonia Mariconda

I caught up with the lovely Peter Andre at the launch of his new perfume Scarlet. Peter revealed the metrosexual in him and discussed his views about modern beauty in a refreshingly candid interview.

How Come the BBC Was Right to Show a Rape Scene in Eastenders?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lykke Scheel Lyons

If you choose to watch the soap with your child, you should be willing and able to discuss any issues the programme brings up, including that of sexual violence. If your child is old enough to understand that the implied rape scenes depict a rape, then she is old enough to be taught that rape does not just happen on an unlit path at night.

Ailing 'X Factor' Needs Help! Let the Bring Back the Christmas Tree Campaign Begin!

Christian Guiltenane | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christian Guiltenane

So what's gone so wrong? Has the public grown tired of The X Factor? Why hasn't the dream panel managed to revive the shows fortunes? More importantly, can it be saved before it's too late?

Who You Gonna Call? - Nine Hilarious Women Perfect for 'Ghostbusters 3'

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Lindlar

Rumours of a Ghostbusters reboot, starring an all-female team, were confirmed on Wednesday when director Paul Feig tweeted: "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters" with screenwriter Katie Leppold. Feig added: "It will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call." But who should he call? Here's a quick list of some of the best candidates.

The Great British Bake Off Final: 10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Series Five

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

It's been a vintage year for The Great British Bake Off, and as an avid cake-maker myself, I've watched the contestants produce outstanding show stoppers, inventive signature bakes and mind-boggling technical challenges in awe every week. The programme never fails to help me improve my baking skills, but this year, it's also taught me 10 valuable life lessons...

Is Immigration Needed If British People Won't Do Tough Jobs?

Lee Dalloway | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Lee Dalloway

The influx is placing a strain on our healthcare, welfare and housing systems. But there's also arguments that without immigrants our NHS in particular would collapse. Are we a nation of people too good for tough or 'menial' jobs? Or are we just letting in too many people to do them for us?

The 'X Factor' Final 12 Get Their Makeovers

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year's 'X Factor' finalists have been revealed after a nail-biting triple dose of the ITV show over the weekend, and we all know what that means ...

The X Factor 2014 Judges Houses Show One

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Now it's down to Louis and Tulisa to pick their three favourites....After loads of tears, (Louis) and flashing back and forth camera shots, the three groups going to the lives are: Only The Young, Eight piece boy band and Blonde Electra. Well done everyone.

Infectious Channel 4 Rom-Com 'Scrotal Recall' Has the Balls to Tackle Chlamydia

David-Andrew Taylor | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
David-Andrew Taylor

Channel 4 have a new romantic comedy on at 10pm tonight called Scrotal Recall, charting the mission of a young man tracking down his past sexual contacts when he discovers he has chlamydia. Though it's clearly a rom-com at heart, the show also doubles as a pretty good way to remove the stigma often felt around STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

'Great British Bake Off 2014' Episode Blog - Week Nine

Joe Rivers | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

It's semi-final time, with just three challenges standing between Richard, Chetna, Luis and Nancy, and a place in the final. However, as well as three challenges, there are also only three places available in next week's show.

Making a Killing... The Old Way

Jonathan Sothcott | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Sothcott

They say that the jobs you have the most fun on are the ones the public enjoy the least but early word on WSKTOW is very positive and I have to say I'm incredibly proud of it. Of course, making a good film isn't enough. The press usually give my films a mauling but then I don't make them for the press.

'Transparent': A Reason to Get Amazon Prime

Lucy Karsten | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Transparent is ostensibly a sitcom about Mort, a father of 3 who is transitioning into being a woman, Maura. Whether you are someone who is thrilled that an entire TV series is being made about a transgender journey, or someone who thinks that you'd like to watch nothing less doesn't really matter.

Why The 'Paedophile Hunter' Is Britain's Most Devisive Vigilante

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

A controversial new documentary following the actions of a so called “paedophile hunter" who publicly shames men he accuses of grooming children has...

Chasing Shadows on DVD - A Chat With Alex Kingston

Roger Crow | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

When I found out ITV were releasing a DVD of their new drama series Chasing Shadows, I rolled my eyes (having seen 60 whole seconds of the show the week before). However, I was curious to give it a look from the start, not least because it stars three of my favourite actors, Alex Kingston, Reece Shearsmith and Noel Clarke.

The X Factor 2014 Bootcamp Show Two

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Friday night saw Cheryl picking her six girls for judges houses, to say it was like a rollercoaster is an understatement. In fact I think a rollercoaster is less stressful. Thankfully though, Team Midas' Lola Saunders made judges houses, along with Lauren, Stephanie, Emily, Kerrianne and Chloe Jasmin.

How to Make a Hidden Camera Prank Show

Stuart Laws | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

Due to animal handling laws and prohibitive costs we decided that we shouldn't involve any cats, but we wanted to see if it's possible to make a complete failure of a hidden camera prank show. That's where David Trent came in.

The X Factor 2014 Bootcamp Show One

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Deep breaths everyone. If you thought the room and arena auditions were intense, you've seen nothing yet. 12 acts just 6 chairs. Ladies and gentlemen... it's time to face bootcamp.

Is TV Making You Fat?

Karen Pine | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

This week a government body finally woke up to the fact that TV makes us fat. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is drafting recommendations that people cut down on their TV consumption. Having ditched the box myself ten years ago, I wonder why it took them so long to switch on to something so obvious.

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 8

Joe Rivers | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Making a sweet fruit loaf may not initially seem like the hardest task in the world, but we're at the quarter-final stage of this year's Great British Bake Off, and things aren't as simple as they first seem. So, not only do our five bakers have to make their loaves with enriched dough - notoriously tricky to work with - but also have only two and a half hours in which to complete the task...

The Mindy Project cont.

Lucy Karsten | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Successful TV shows are powered by conflict. The characters face difficult decisions, or impossible situations, both externally and internally, and we tune in to see how they grapple with them. The irony of The Mindy Project, a series about an eponymous New York based doctor, who, the website tells us, is 'a skilled OB/GYN trying (and failing!) to navigate her romantic life with dignity and grace', is that there is no sustained conflict.

Working in Tinseltown

Rachel Shenton | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

The first thing that hits you when you step off the plane in LA is just how eager people are to help you out here - or at least that's what I've found. I've been perpetually impressed with waitresses, bar tenders, shop workers - pretty much everyone I've come across in the service sector, have all been exceptionally polite and almost too eager to help.

Forensic Files

Naomi Hefter | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I'm back in London now, jet lagged but ready for some good stand up gigs coming my way. And as you have guessed, I'm spending my evenings watching Forensic files on YouTube. If you have a morbid curiosity for murder and odd, moustached people from Texas, give it a whirl.