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The Misleading Research at the Heart of Disability Cuts

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

In the wake of the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, the UK Government's attack on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream cov...

The Era of Working for Free

Julian Vigo | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

I remember from the mid 1990s while teaching at New York University I started receiving approximately a half dozen requests each year to write letters...

Carol Vorderman Slams Cameron As A Hypocrite Over Panama Papers Scandal

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Presenter Carol Vorderman has labelled David Cameron as a "hypocrite" in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal. The leak of 11 million documents which...

Achieving Your Dreams in Your Twenties

Katie Craven | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Craven

I am 26 and I often feel like I have no idea what I am doing or what my life will look like a year from now. I do this to myself because I was brought up to believe I could do anything I wanted, so I chose to pursue my passion...

Technology and the Loss of Time

Julian Vigo | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

In recent months I have begun to notice in precise detail to what extent the Internet and information technology has helped me manage my time and to w...

Living With the Living Wage

Beth Britton | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Beth Britton

Wait and see if social care providers fail, or put in some extra money to help councils pay the true cost of care. There is precious little understanding of what care provision really costs, and regardless of whether a provider has a profit making model or a not-for-profit model, the true cost of care is one that is greatly undervalued. The living wage will help to ensure that staff are more valued in the future, but without providers to work for that will be irrelevant.

It's Time We Reconsider What We Define as Humane

Louise Mead | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Louise Mead

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'll keep saying it until people choose to listen. None of this is necessary. We have no need to use and kill animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other reason. To harm and kill another being without necessity is profoundly unjust, no matter how you paint it. There is only one way to bring this injustice to an end; and that is, my fellow animal-lovers, for each of us to be the change by being vegan.

Royal Ramblings Meets Kevin Owens on the Road to Wrestlemania!

Danny Stone | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Kevin Owens is one of the most exciting Superstars on the WWE roster. It's amazing to think that Wrestlemania 32 on 3 April 2016, will be the first time that he has performed on 'The Grandest Stage of Them All'.

The Google Tax is Not for Google, says Google

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

In the latest example of the impunity Google acts with in its dealings with governments, it has declared that the UK's recently created "Google tax" i...

Disabled Access Day 2016 - A Day To Say 'Yes We Can'

Mik Scarlet | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last year saw the first event in an annual day to mark a special day for disabled people through out the UK. Disabled Access Day was not set up to shout about what is wrong with our society but instead to highlight what is possible and to get disabled people out and about.

The De-Commodification of Death and Funeral Rites

Julian Vigo | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and who is also the person in charge of funeral arrangements can relate to the feeling of having t...

Rotherham: Never Again! ... If We Listen to Children

Gerison Lansdown | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Gerison Lansdown

We need to make a commitment to children that it is them, not the abusers who will be protected from hereon. Within all cultures, and for children of all ages, the belief that if you are young you should be seen and not heard, with all that it represents, must finally be laid to rest.

China Is a Bully We Need to Stand Up To - Because No One Is Safe in China Today

Benedict Rogers | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Like all bullies, China will respect us more if we do so - and perhaps then, there is a chance of China changing. For at the moment, twenty years after Amnesty International's report, no one is safe in China.

Action on Womb Cancer

Debra Parry | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debra Parry

I knew nothing about womb cancer before diagnosis. There had never been an awareness campaign for it in the UK, I didn't know anyone else who'd been through it and I had difficulty finding out anything about it. It felt as though I had a cancer that didn't exist.

Why the EU Debate Is Worth More Than Personal Ambitions

J.N. Paquet | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Some people have a deep reason to wish for the UK to leave the European Union, whether it is a frustration at the way the European institutions work, or the way they feel Brussels gives the orders and Britain just obeys, or maybe it is because they feel the government has no power to limit EU immigration...

Mental Health Services - Is There an Issue?

Lucy Roberts | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

If you asked this question to the group of individuals who are launching their campaign "Hope At Hand", there is. Especially with the lack of continuity of care for students who live in different locations throughout the academic year.

Brexit Risk Sparks UK Gold Rush

Adrian Ash | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

The Brexit debate has sparked a surge in the number of UK investors choosing to buy gold or defence. Whatever you think of staying or leaving, that looks a smart move as the uncertainty rises.

Are You Ready to Eat 'Wonky' Fruit and Veg?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

Most of the time we start with the recipe and then collect the ingredients to fit around what we need. But its time to start thinking about what we have in our fridge, what's best in season or what is there an abundance and how can we can incorporate it into a recipe - or how we make it the best it can be!

British Sex Education: Dangerously Out of Date

Miriam Brittenden | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brittenden

Yes, teen pregnancy is a massive issue, as are STDs, but just talking about these is giving only a small piece of the bigger picture. Porn, healthy relationships, sexual pleasure and that most fundamental of c-words, 'consent' are all noticeably absent on the current menu.

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

Assange Attacks 'Insulting' UK Response To His UN Support

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley & Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has condemned the "insulting" British government response to the UN ruling that he is being "arbitrarily detained" by...

Making Your Adventure a Reality

Laura Maisey | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

1. Find a place you are interested in I am fascinated by Italy's history. Who doesn't love a good Roman?! I mean, apart from the sanitation, the medi...

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

Indonesia and the UK: A Growing Relationship

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite the lack of publicity, the ties between Indonesia and the United Kingdom have witnessed a remarkable growth in the last few years. Last year, the two governments inked four agreements in the fields of maritime, civil aviation, counter-terrorism and transnational crime, in addition to research and innovation.