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Protecting Cultural Exchange Will Save Our European Friendships

Ciaran Devane | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

The repercussions of Brexit have been measured almost exclusively in economic and political terms. Very little has been said about the impact on the country's reputation, particularly among young people in Europe and further afield.

Unveiling BBC Talent's Pay Is A Deliberate Attempt To Undermine A Great British Institution

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Professor Steven Barnett

For the right wing of the Conservative Party, there is a deep ideological conviction that private is always better than public, and only the market can deliver value - not to mention a passionate belief in the BBC's left-wing bias, despite clear evidence to the contrary.

How Can Parents Help Their Children Prepare For Secondary School Over The Summer Holidays?

Georgina Masefield | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Georgina Masefield

As parents glimpse the imminent arrival of the summer holidays with a mixture of relief, exhaustion and gratitude, they could be forgiven for not wanting to dwell immediately on the next school term. But for parents with children due to start secondary school for the first time in September that probably isn't an option.

At Least Two Women Are Stalked And Murdered A Week - What's Funny About That?

Laura Richards | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Laura Richards

At Paladin we take all threats to harm and kill seriously, including an alarming increase in threats to throw acid at a victim, which has happened in 12% of our recent cases. We know that 1 in 2 of domestic stalkers, if they make a threat will act on it and it's 1 in 10 of non-intimate stalkers, if they make threat, will act on it.

The 'Cuts' And 'Cutting' - And So Female Genital Mutilation Continues In The UK

Hilary Burrage | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Hilary Burrage

The 'cuts' and 'cutting'. Both should be bothering us Brits a lot right now. 'Cuts', of course, are austerity. And 'cutting' is what unsuspecting...

Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Katie Grace | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.

Stoke-On-Trent: City Of Comedy

James Morris | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Comedy
James Morris

As a Stokie, I know all too well the difficulties faced by the Potteries breed during the rare occasions we decide to grace the uncivilised world with...

Five Brilliant Family Days Out In The UK

Amanda Statham | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

A recent survey revealed an average family of four spends around £3500 on an annual holiday abroad (£860pp), that's an awful lot of days out back home...

Am I A Stranger In My Own Home? Reflections Of A European Student In Post-Brexit Britain

Andrea Carlo | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrea Carlo

My ultimate fear is that, in its process of leaving the European Union, the UK will ironically end up more similar to its continental neighbours, and lose what makes it so special. I hope that the country, in having made the decision to detach itself from the continent, does not compromise its identity in order to fit a cliché mould of nationalism.

Teaching Excellence Framework Results: It Is Time To Stand Up For Quality Teaching - Every University Should Be Going For Gold

Graham Galbraith | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Graham Galbraith

The release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has been met with mixed reactions. The new scheme was set up to recognise excellent teaching an...

For Children Caught Up In War, Empowerment Is The Key To The Future

Sophie Bray-Watkins | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Sophie Bray-Watkins

Many children we work with at War Child have known nothing but war.  Speaking of the conflict in Central African Republic, where violence between rival militias is inescapable for most, Stephanie, 15, says, "Pregnant women gave birth to a generation of kids that have war in their mind and spirit."

Sikh Representation - A Decolonised Perspective

Ranveer Singh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ranveer Singh

The only expectation the Sikh community have of the newly elected MPs, in terms of matters pertaining to the Panth, is the expectation of gaining an honest and upfront answer from the UK government on the Panthic objective; which for the Sikhs remains complete autonomy and independence from the Indian State.

The Election Results Is Much Ado About Nothing

Shudong Li | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shudong Li

For Labour, revel in your success, you have deserved it but be aware of why it tastes so sweet. Exceeding expectations has its own trappings. The fight is only just beginning, and it is only going to get dirtier.

MPs Are There To Serve The People - Their Oath Should Reflect That

Graham Smith | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Graham Smith

Millions of us are heading to the polls today to decide the future of our country - and to choose our MP. For all its flaws, this is a huge exercise in democracy, and one we can all be proud of. Too often we take for granted the power to change government peacefully and democratically. But it is a hard won right and one which too many people continue to have to fight for.

Labour's Promise Of A Better, Fairer Britain

Ian Hodson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Hodson

In recent times, I can recall no General Election holding as much importance as this one. This is an election which will define and shape the future of generations to come.

The Real LGBT Scene: What I Discovered As A Director

Chidi Nobi | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Chidi Nobi

With Gay Pride around the corner, pushing awareness around the LGBT scene is incredibly important. Not only is the Hu.mans documentary fitting to all LGBT's, because it does provide one silver lining to David's dire situation, but it also delivers personal experiences in order to open the eyes of young individuals in the LGBT community.

Let's Talk About 'Terrorism'

Priya Jasmin Begum | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Priya Jasmin Begum

People have created a "them and us" narrative. The media has painted a picture in everybody's heads of desert people thirsty for the blood of 'infidels'. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of ISIS', and other related groups, victims are Muslim which is conveniently forgotten by many.

Why Books And Reading Should Be At The Heart Of What The UK Does Next...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

And it all begins with the first stories we introduce our children to. The ones that open up the doors of possibility to what lies ahead and which stoke their imaginations. The inspiring, the educating and the delighting - as they learn to turn the pages one at a time.

No One Should Have To Choose Between Educating Their Kids Or Having Access To Medicine

Isabel Torres | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Isabel Torres

Isabel Torres has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly 20 years and is the Global Head of Access to Medicine at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Last week, Takeda hosted the 'Blueprint for Success' summit in Geneva - bringing together experts from government, industry, NGOs, foundations, academia, finance and the wider business world to explore how new partnerships and innovation can improve access to medicine for patients around the world.

Sweden's Success Is Down To Its Focus On People

Oskar Klingberg | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Oskar Klingberg

This mentality has been fundamental to Sweden becoming a bastion of entrepreneurship, with some of the hottest tech companies emerging, including Skype, Spotify and King (Candy Crush's parent company). If you delve into a number of typical Swedish companies, some key qualities recur that I believe we can all learn from.

Britain, Does Anything Actually Unite Us?

Toby Jai | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Jai

To argue our point and to grow as a nation. We have a lot to be proud of and at our core we absolutely have far more that should unite us than divide us if our democracy and core freedoms are taken into account.

Does Theresa May Understand The Scale Of The Air Pollution Problem?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

But for now, let's be clear about the urgency. London has serious air pollution problems, one of the worst in Europe. Action must be taken now. The government would be wise to back the Mayor of London's plans rather than fight them and extend it to other UK cities.

The Future Of Europe's Defence Policy Post-Brexit

Meriam Sabih | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

This also points many people may not be aware of the benefits of European integration because of the complexity of integration and thus steer away from integration even when it is of benefit to them.

We Need To Address 'Voter Apathy'

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

How far must turnout fall before we decide to take action? There needs to be a political awakening and a democratic drive by the next Government to undo this decline. Otherwise, year by year, election by election, we will slowly become a democracy in name only.

Eurovision 2017 - Ones To Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

Let's face it, nobody - neither record producers nor the record-buying public - is watching Eurovision looking for a global star.