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Over Two Dozen UK Students' Unions Backed BDS

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

The latest BDS victory in the UK was at the Sussex Students' Union on Friday the 27th of March. Sussex tried last year to pass an academic boycott motion that ended unsuccessfully with the majority of students voting against it.

I Hope Octavia Hill Would Be Proud of Her National Trust

Dame Helen Ghosh | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Dame Helen Ghosh

Fast forward to 2015, and what do we think is the biggest challenge the nation faces, in which the National Trust we can play a part? It's not saving great houses any more, though we need to make sure that people carry on enjoying them and feel that the past they represent is still relevant to their lives today. No, the threat is to the health and beauty of our countryside.

Does Questioning the Police Use of Intrusive Stop Search Powers Mean You're 'Anti-Police'

Nick Glynn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Nick Glynn

What makes them 'anti-police' (apparently) is that they challenge the misuse of those powers, sometimes emotionally, sometimes robustly, often persistently because they see that things haven't changed or they're not changing quickly enough. They're not waiting 30 years, they're raising it now, because it is happening now. If that's what makes someone anti-police then I, like 'them', am guilty as charged.

Charity Giving, UK and US Style

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.

Find Out If You Can See The Eclipse Here

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech

On the 20 March, the UK and much of northern Europe will be plunged into darkness thanks to the largest solar eclipse since 1999. While here in the...

Five Amazing Tours to Feel Like a Tourist in the UK

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

It doesn't take much to get a new perspective on a city and whether you know it like the back of your hand or are just visiting for a few days, an inspirational tour could help you see somewhere in a whole new light. Increasingly popular among tourists around the world, unique walking tours and niche guided tours can now be found in cities everywhere.

Have a Grand Hotel Stay in York

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you're after a trip away where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings in a city steeped in fascinating history - then head to York. The city offers every urban amenity possible but retains the feeling of being in a market town.

'The UK's Far-Right: Weakest for 20 yYars' - So Why Doesn't It Feel Like it?

Lewis Barton | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

There is no doubt that the decline of the BNP and the EDL is a positive development for the UK, however we shouldn't be popping the champagne just yet. There is still a lot of work to be done.

British Muslims Unify in Light of the CTS Act

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

As the number of Muslim signatories continues to increase, it will be interesting to see what tangible actions will be taken moving forward by the various figureheads to get their grievances taken seriously.

Whilst the Adults Continue to Fight in Their Country, Syria's Children Deserve a Future

Rob Williams | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rob Williams

Whilst War Child works desperately hard to raise the money we need to keep our education work going in Jordan, the United Nations have received zero % of the money they have appealed for to pay for education of Syrian children. Of all the statisitics I might give you to explain the human tragedy caused by the Syrian conflict, this is the most eloquent, and the most disturbing.

UK's Most Adulterous Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Infidelity is sweeping the UK, judging by data released by a dating site. Illicit Encounters, a website aimed at people who want to cheat on their...

Take a Chance, Chancellor: Let's Make London's Housing Market Work for Renters

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karim Goudiaby

The current housing and property crisis affects all Londoners and it is of utmost importance that the Chancellor addresses these issues. It is our responsibility as citizens and government officials to tackle this situation head-on in order to improve the quality of life for all Londoners.

The Woman With the 'Wooden Vagina'

Agnes Pareyio | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Agnes Pareyio

The changing attitudes have to do with FGM now being considered a form of gender based violence and a violation of human rights. Although it is not automatically understood this way in certain parts of the country where FGM is still deeply entrenched in culture, we see more people understand the concept that even young girls have rights.

Five Ways To Open Doors Using LinkedIn

Michelle Beckett | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Michelle Beckett

Now you have your dream list and you've found them on advanced search and groups - what next? Be bold. Introduce yourself. Send them a connection request, comment on their group discussion... I'm not a huge fan of cheesy quotes, but this one has always resonated with me: "Doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock."

The Unquestionable Benefits of Cannabis Legalisation

Richard Neil | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Richard Neil

As with other controlled substances like alcohol and tobacco, cannabis could also be taxed. With the NHS currently struggling, wouldn't this be an obvious solution and hopefully avoid the greedy grasp of privatisation?

Feminist and Fearless: in Praise of Refugee Women

Laura Padoan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Laura Padoan

Women seeking asylum in the UK can also potentially find themselves in detention whilst their claim is being decided. For women who are already traumatised, being locked up can have a further devastating impact on their mental and physical health.

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 13.03.2015 | 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.