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Business Education Could Reboot the UK Economy

Michael Mercieca | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Enterprise and financial education in schools is vital if we're to have a chance of improving our economic prospects. If implemented now, a national initiative for enterprise and financial education could help us to produce future generations of motivated, confident, work-ready young people with the skills to succeed, innovate and increase the UK's productivity. Surely this is an investment worth making.

Student Disunion

Chris Whiting | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Recently the National Union of Students (NUS) released their pre-general election campaign for 2015, a tradition that is supposed to mobilise the youth vote and champion student politics on a national stage - however this year's campaign is less remarkable for the promotion of student involvement in the democratic process and more for partisan alienation of those who don't subscribe to a very specific ideology.

Promises, Promises... How Are We Doing on Malnutrition?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

In the UK this has been a week of big promises. With the general election just around the corner, we saw the launch of the manifestos of all three major political parties setting out what they will do to make life better if they are elected...

20 Seats Nick Clegg Says Could Fall To The 'Blukip' Right Wing

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

There is a "right-wing threat to Britain" from the prospect of David Cameron being "held to ransom" by Ukip, the DUP and his own backbenchers, Nick Cl...

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.

Incredible Picture Shows How Plane Wheels Snapped Off During Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK

This incredible image shows how wheels snapped off a plane as it landed at East Midlands Airport. The plane skidded 370ft (115m) along the runway a...

Should Britain Have Joined the Euro?

Sarah Willis | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Willis

We should look to the biggest economic of recent events to find our answer. The 2008 crash and following recession is still shaping the economic situation across Europe. The Euro is struggling against the sterling, so does that mean we made the right choice?

The Soft Power Behind Devolution

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE

Creating strong identities for regions through outstanding tourism experiences can deliver a lot more than more visitors. A strong identity can provide soft power support for regions in their struggle for self-determination by building strong local economies.

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 13.04.2015 | 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.