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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.

Talking Shop: Are We Worried About The Wrong Things?

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Bronwyn Kunhardt

CC0 Public Domain (Source: Pexels) "People become attached to their burdens," wrote George Bernard Shaw in 1910, "sometimes more than the burdens are...

British 'Ignorance' About The EU Is Nothing New - The Trouble Is, We Don't Even Realise It

Natasha Tierney | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Tierney

In the same way that every spat that happens in PMQs is splashed across the media and discussed endlessly by politicians, so too should we cover and scrutinize EU politics in a way that leaves the public informed.

Please Don't Step On My Yoga Mat: How To Play Nicely In Your Yoga Class

Melanie Swan | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Swan

* Please don't step on my yoga mat - I feel there is a sacred quality to a yoga mat. I feel my mat carries so much energy, experiences from my yoga journey. To me, stepping on my mat is like someone treading on my sofa with your shoes, so please treat other people's mats with respect and walk around them.

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.

Meet The 42-Year-Old Skateboarder On A Mission To Conquer Her Fears

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

Eeva-Mari is a 42-year-old skateboarder on a mission to conquer her fears by tackling them face on. To follow more of Eeva’s journey follow her blog...

I've Got Hope For The Starving People Of South Sudan - Because They Still Have Hope

Andrew Horton | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Andrew Horton

Even in the nine short months I've worked in the aid sector I've seen horrendously sad and difficult situations in the countries we work in, as well as hearing stories of unbelievable hope and courage in the face of adversity. But nothing could prepare me for visiting South Sudan.

Littering As A Problem In The United Kingdom

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Stuart Forster

Tolerance is all well and good in society but the United Kingdom has a problem. It's rubbish. Literally. I believe the nation should crack down on lit...

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

Passion For The Job? No, But I Do Work Hard - Is That Not Good Enough?

Matthew Sanders | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Sanders

A standard interview for a role that, at best, can be described as functional. For a position that most people do not understand or care for fully. Ac...

Five Love Myths Modern Women Have To Let Go Of

Melanie Swan | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Swan

Expectation can lead to even greater disappointment than heartache alone and learning to manage those expectations has, over the last couple of years, been the one thing which has brought me greater peace in myself and my relationships.