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Thank You to Liberia's Women as Ebola Shown the Door

Korto Williams | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Korto Williams

When Ebola struck it was our women who were hit first and worst. Women are the traditional caregivers in our communities, so when people got sick, it was the mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers who tended them, often paying the ultimate price.

We Are Part of the Generation That Says No to FGM

Lisa Zimmerman | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Lisa Zimmerman

Through their dissemination, the young people have reached over 1,000 girls directly, and many, many more through their films, educational resources and music videos. In the last 12 months, we've provided training and advice to over 2,400 frontline professionals and other adults across the UK. Raising public awareness is key to all this change and media plays a critical role. The Comic Relief documentary for BBC Three, Stop Cutting Our Girls: A Comic Relief Special is an excellent example of this and we are all hoping it will reach a new audience.

Jobseekers are People, Not Just Statistics

Teresa Scott | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Teresa Scott

I believe that now the economy is back on track and the statistics consistently tell a positive story, perhaps it is time to remember that people are people, and to really think about what is holding back those who remain unemployed and what we all can do to help them.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Use Legal Solutions To Solve Emotional Problems

Suzi Godson | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Law practitioners who were interviewed for the study also reported that dominant characters, usually professional men, often deliberately chose mediation because they believed that they would be able to control their partners best in this process.

The Real Reason why British Childcare Costs Have Risen by 33% for Children Under Two During This Government

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Purnima Tanuku

The average hourly rate received by nurseries is £3.80 per child per hour, though this varies between local authority areas. That doesn't cover the cost of providing the high-quality care that's expected of them - and it hasn't done for years.

Homo Economicus: A Terrible Economic Theory

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

People spend money on things they don't need, drink themselves stupid at prices they can't afford and perhaps worst of all, offer charitable donations and expect nothing in return.

Squadron Leader Les Munro and His Extraordinary Gift

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

In an incredible act of generosity the last surviving Dambuster pilot, Squadron Leader Les Munro, has decided to auction his medals in tribute to th...

How Can Billionaires Be a Force for Good?

John Low | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
John Low

In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.

Mary Seacole - International Woman

Elizabeth Anionwu | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
Elizabeth Anionwu

What on earth motivated this Victorian woman to trek thousands of miles from Jamaica, her country of birth, to the wretched battlefields of the Crimea? Mary's feistiness and self-confidence leap from the pages of her book. As does the disdain displayed to anybody who dared to consider her inferior due her skin colour.

When Can You Watch The Total Solar Eclipse?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

With Europe's largest solar eclipse since 1999 about to descend on the UK it's likely that you're going to want to see it. You're in luck. Read...

EU and Britain: Together or Apart?

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nikolaos Dimou

In my view, the EU would be a better place, if the plethora of its policies were not defined as an outcome of the everlasting conflicts between a humanitarian but unrealistic France and a productive but austere Germany, but if they were rather set by a pragmatist Britain. This outcome might as well be the best choice possible for Europe's -and Britain's- future.

Whistleblowers: Heroes Not Traitors

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Whistleblowing can be discouraged in subtle ways to do with working culture in an organisation: Fear of being exposed as a 'grass' or not a team player. All these can chill a career and make a working life hell on earth.

Feminism Is a Global Issue, and Our Solidarity Does Not End at the Shores of Our Own Country

Dr. Helen Pankhurst | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Dr. Helen Pankhurst

As women, we now have the power to influence the outcome of the election, and a responsibility for it.  We need to translate equal rights to vote into equal representation. Without this, policies are skewed in the interests and the image of those that govern - it is government of the few, by the few, for the few.

It's Clear That Our Current System of Immigration Detention Isn't Working

Sarah Teather | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Teather

At the end of 2014, there were 3,462 people in detention. 397 had been detained for more than six months, 108 for longer than a year, and 18 for longer than two years. This is an incredible waste of human life and potential.

You Must Stand Up for What You Believe - But First of All, By God, Believe in Something

Michael Sheen | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

No one says they want to get rid of the NHS. Everyone praises it, across all parties. It is about as powerful a symbol of goodness that we have, so it would be too dangerous not to. But for decades now, there has nevertheless been a systematic undermining of its core values.

Should the UK Introduce Online Voting in Elections?

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

In a country where 38million of us are socialising online, 36million of us are shopping online, 26million of us are banking online, and 4.5million of us are dating online; it is perhaps unsurprising that 65% of the public are in support of being able to cast their vote online. But what would be the benefits of such a move?

Feminism Is on the Move Again, But There Is Still a Lot of Work to Do

Natasha Walter | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Natasha Walter

The way that we speak about women's experiences from female genital mutilation to pornography to sexual violence to street harassment has undergone a profound shift as feminist ideas have moved more firmly into the mainstream. But that doesn't mean that it's time to rest on our laurels.

A Coast Full of Memories

Mike Collins | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Mike Collins

These memories of days at the seaside as children are part of our national DNA. Millions of Brits head to the coast every year. And there is a rich social history of the connections between the big cities and the nearest stretch of coastline.

Pegida Is Not Welcome on the Streets of Great Britain

Akeela Ahmed | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Akeela Ahmed

As a child, I experienced directly the violent consequences of prejudice and hatred, and understand all too well the serious effects of keeping silent in the face of bigotry. So I stand united with the people of Newcastle who are coming together positively to show that there is no place for Pegida on the streets of Great Britain.

The Economic Lessons the British Left Can Learn From the US

Dan Holden | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Holden

The citizen's income, the idea of a guaranteed basic income for all citizens has been in the news in the UK a fair bit recently due to the rising profile of the Green Party of England and Wales, who have pushed it as a key policy. It's a brilliantly utopian idea, but surprisingly a form of it has emerged in the US whilst it hasn't in the UK.

The Last Flight of NPAS

Mike Pannett | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Mike Pannett

When a proposition is put to the police, that something that they consider critical is about to be reduced but 'will be more efficient' those who actually need and use the service are understandably sceptical.

Is It Ever OK to Ask About Parental Leave in a Job Interview?

Leigh Lafever-Ayer | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Lafever-Ayer

Recent legislation has introduced shared parental leave but women are as worried as ever about the impact of parenthood on their job and still believe having children will affect their career progression.

Where Is British Food in the Election Debate?

Meurig Raymond | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics
Meurig Raymond

The next few months will see the closest fought election in a generation. Already the economy, welfare, health and education have been occupying headline space as some of the most important issues which affect people and therefore their vote. But where is food in this debate? More importantly, where is safe, secure, traceable British food?

Come on Mr Cameron, Keep Your Promise!

Simon Hawkins | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Simon Hawkins

The Cancer Drugs Fund gave me access to the drugs I needed to shrink my tumour and enabled a team of highly skilled and courageous surgeons to prolong my life not just for a few months but for many years... So how do you think I felt when I discovered that the drug that saved by life would, along with a number of other drugs and treatments, no longer be available to cancer patients?

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.