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An Average Person's Guide to Fashion Revolution Day 2014 - It's Not Primark's Fault, It's Yours

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

MADE in Europe's campaign 'Every Garment has a Name' seeks to campaign for the rights of workers on campaigning days like these. They aim to humanise the high street by changing attitudes of clothing retailers in the long run, and looking for long term solutions of lacking development through education. Check them out, and get involved!

The UK Launches Its Computer Emergency Response Team

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The UK was delighted to host at the launch Larry Zelvin, the Director of the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC). The NCCIC is CERT-UK's natural US counterpart based in the Department of Homeland Security. The UK welcomed Director Zelvin's US perspectives and the emphasis he firmly placed on the importance of close collaboration between the UK and US.

Why the Internet Is Like 'Mean Girls'

Barbara Speed | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Speed

Two Facebook groups have been rocking the internet-boat over the past couple of weeks with their contributions to spring 2014's biggest trend - Stranger Shaming.

Atletico Madrid: A Side Made In Their Manager's Image

Tony Jimenez | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

It took 70 long minutes, via a missed penalty from David Villa and a few hairy defensive moments, for Diego Simeone's side to finally edge ahead of their opponents on Friday evening - and those three points leave the hosts sitting pretty atop the table at Easter.

Why Wealth Inequality Does Not Matter Any More - But Should

Roifield Brown | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Roifield Brown

Since the global crisis of 2008 there has been much talk about the widening wealth inequality gap throughout all Western nations. This debate is most pronounced in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which uniquely amongst the developed Western economies have traditionally had the widest disparities.

It's the Fact That Suicide Is So Highly Stigmatised That Underlies the Unhelpful Response

Steve Annett | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Steve Annett

I am convinced that it's the fact that suicide is so highly stigmatised that underlies the unhelpful response that suicidal individuals often evoke from others. After centuries of being branded as sinful, the shame and guilt attached to suicidal thoughts, feelings and actions have a powerful persistence. More than 50 years after suicide ceased to be illegal in the UK we continue describing those who take their own lives as having 'committed' suicide, as if it were still a criminal act. It's little wonder therefore that those who fall victim to this distressing and life threatening mental health issue tend to keep their darkest thoughts and feelings to themselves.

How to Tax the Rich - in 10 Easy Steps

Joseph Finlay | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Whatever the make up of the next government - one thing is for certain - it will need to find more revenue. All parties are committed to deficit reduction, and as services and benefits have already been cut to the bone, the only way is to increase taxes on those who can afford it most. Raising taxes is always politically tricky.

On the British media coverage of the attack on the three UAE tourists

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

It was interesting to observe how the British media dealt with last week's "hammer attack" against three Emirati women at a Central London hotel. O...

Why Every Eye Clinic in the UK Should Have Access to a Sight Loss Adviser

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

It changes your life when you are told 'You are losing your sight and there's nothing more we can do'. Imagine hearing this news and then being left to get on with your everyday life without any extra support.

Why Would Amazon's First Smartphone Have Six Cameras?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Excited about the iPhone 6? You might want to wait. If 3D screens and Amazon Prime are your thing, you might actually want to wait for something else:...

If Churches Paid Taxes

Sophie Turton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

In a world where money is power, any organisation that makes that much profit - whether it's a church or not - needs to be held accountable somehow. The absence of data, especially in comparison to the Church of England's detailed accounts, poses the question - what is the US Catholic Church hiding? And at what point are world governments going to start holding them to account as they do with every other massive institution?

Robin Hood 2.0: A New Hope for Cancer Patients?

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Dr Penny Woods

It is estimated that more than 60,000 people will die from this dreadful disease over the next 30 years unless new treatments are discovered. Yet research into meso - the only thing that is likely to find those treatments - is shamefully underfunded, receiving a fraction of the investment received by diseases that kill similar number of people, such as skin cancer.

David Cameron Wants to Make You Happy

Andy Parsons | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Andy Parsons

David Cameron said when he came to power he wanted to improve people's happiness - that government policy was to be more focused on those things that make life worthwhile. To this end, the Cabinet Office has recently revealed which jobs in the UK give us the most satisfaction. Top of the list, of 274 job titles, is vicar; bottom of the list, is pub landlord. It is perhaps a surprise that these two jobs should be at opposite ends of the table given that they share many similarities: they both have dwindling regulars, both dish out wine and nibbles and if you spend a long time in either's establishment, you can think imaginary people are talking to you.

India Five Weeks From a New Promise

Jeremy Cook | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

The figures of this election are mind-boggling. By the time that the election is over, as many as 815million votes could have been cast between six national parties - the main two being the Indian National Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party - and around 50 separate individual state parties with voting taking place at more than 925,000 voting stations.

Why We Should Celebrate May Day - International Workers Day

Alan Wyllie | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

May Day has been a traditional holiday for the UK stretching back hundreds of years evolving from the Celtic festival of Beltane into a celebration of workers and worker's rights throughout the world.

How to Solve a Problem Like Maria

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Less than a quarter of Britons trust MPs. This worrying fact was published in an IPSOS/Mori poll in December 2013. If you polled the same people today, that figure would be below a fifth, thanks to the renewed scandal Maria Miller has brought to the Commons.

Support for Children in the UK on Their Own Is Needed Now

Matthew Reed | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Matthew Reed

By providing children with a guardian in law, the government could guarantee that any child who arrives in the UK on their own would have one trusted adult in their life who has their best interests at heart. Someone who understands the complicated system they will have to face...

The Little Girl That Nobody Wanted

Rosie Waterland | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Waterland

I'm sorry that when the DOCS ladies dropped us off at Grandma's, you weren't allowed to stay because you were too much for her to cope with. I can't imagine how awful it must have been to watch your sisters get smaller and smaller in the distance as you were driven away in a car you didn't recognise.

Len McCluskey Is Right to Threaten Miliband With Disaffiliation From Labour

Salman Shaheen | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Time after time, the once and never "Red Ed" goes out of his way to prove just how right-wing he is. He's signed up to Conservative spending plans, he's backed the welfare cap, he's supported workfare and he's backed the mantra of austerity. It's little wonder the unions are getting anxious about Labour's rightward drift.

Its Footsie Again!

Bwoywonder | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Footsie, one half of the Newham Generals and a music veteran with his name firmly etched in the Grime hall of fame, released his latest EP King Original 3. We grabbed an interview with the artist slash producer to see how far his beloved genre has come and speak on new fans he hopes to win with his latest offering...

For Sea Shepherd - A Vindication

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Captain Paul Watson

We have been opposing the Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean since 2002 and we have undertaken ten campaigns with numerous ships and more than a thousand volunteers to non-violently intervene against what we have always insisted is illegal whaling. Japan filed suit against Sea Shepherd USA in the U.S. courts and had Sea Shepherd and myself charged with numerous counts of contempt for which we were found not guilty. Japanese whalers destroyed a Sea Shepherd vessel and injured numerous Sea Shepherd crew-members.

The Power of Thank You - Whether You Want a Job, or Whether You Want a Lover

Bill Coles | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Thank You letter doesn't need to be much longer than two sentences. If it's some great screed over two pages saying "Thank you, thank you, thank you," then it gets a bit saccharine. Starts to cloy. Like having to swallow a whole mouthful of Old Nurse's Fudge.

Global Tax Reform Needs Sense and Sensibility

Alex Malley | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a large multinational enterprise in possession of large global earnings, must be in want of a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' tax arrangement.

London Live - the London-Only Mandate Is Clear

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Stefano Hatfield

If you've read the London Evening Standard recently, or seen any of the weekend media you can hardly fail to have noticed that this evening sees the launch of London Live, the first 24 hour a day, seven day a week general entertainment channel devoted exclusively to the capital.

Until More Disabled People Are in Position of Authority, We Will Not Reach Equality

Julie Fernandez | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Julie Fernandez

It is wonderful to see how much more confident young disabled people are today as they expect equality and rightly so. But in reality, these young people are not out and about in society yet. As a disabled adult, it is very hard to get a job, and very hard to access benefits. In fact, I would say that many disabled people in the UK still feel like second-class citizens. I am still shocked that for many people I meet, I am the first disabled person that they know. And often they start out with lots of negative stereotypes. I think that although we are definitely in a better position than we were twenty years ago, we are still fighting society's attitudes towards us.