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Art Dealers Are Trying To Make A Killing On 'Worthless' Rolf Harris Art

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Ghouls are trying to cash in on Rolf Harris' convictions for sex offences by snapping up his paintings at all-time-low prices in the hope they later r...

Sea Air and Simplicity in St Mawes, Cornwall

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

An unassuming seaside village on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes reminds me of my childhood. I go there regularly to pick up shells and sea glass from the pebbly beaches, paddle in the sea, walk along the coastal path, have picnics and stare for hours at the changing colours of the ocean.

Book Review: Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam by Innes Bowen

Faisal Hanif | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Faisal Hanif

The author has called it a "labour of love". Seven years of painstaking research and interviews all done alongside a full-time role at BBC Radio. The result of it all should prompt future generations as well as those alive today to show a debt of gratitude to Innes Bowen...

I Support Leo Andrade-Martinez, a Mother Fighting to Bring Her Severely Autistic Son Home

Jo Worgan | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Leo Andrade-Martinez is a mother of 3 from Islington, London and 16 months ago her world was turned upside down when her son, Stephen 19 who has severe autism was placed into a psychiatric unit at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islington home.

9 Reasons Why Canada Is Better Than Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy Canada Day, Canadians! While you get hopped up on Labbatt's and McCain oven chips, we're celebrating it in the most British way possible: by put...

Wedding Photography Myths or How Not to Brief Your Wedding Photographer

Laura Babb | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

There's a LOT of information around about the sort of questions to ask your wedding photographer, what to tell them and how to make sure they get the shots you want.

Across the World, Girls' Lives Are Being Wasted in a Cycle of Violence and Poverty - What You Can Do to Help

Hugh Dennis | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Hugh Dennis

I was horrified to hear about the recent attacks in the coastal town of Mpeketoni - it just highlights how vulnerable poor communities are in the country and, in particular, women and girls. With the ongoing plight of the 300 abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria and the horrific killings of two teenage girls in India and now Pakistan, never before has there been a greater time, to raise funds and awareness to put a stop to such cruel practices and to safeguard the lives and education of girls across the developing world.

Social investment - Simpler Than You Think

Helen Stephenson | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Helen Stephenson

As a concept, social investment can be hard to get your head around. For the UK Government however it has quickly become a credible and important way of helping charities and social enterprises increase their impact in communities, helping them to grow and support more people in need. The concept is simple.

Tradition or Travesty: China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival - I Say 'NoToDogMeat'

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

As a dog lover I cannot imagine anything worse than my best friend used for food - and the thought of her being beaten, hung, skinned, blowtorched or even boiled alive leaves me frozen and distressed. Imagine then an entire festival devoted to eating dog as part of a trade where such methods are commonplace. This is not a myth created to shock - it's a fact.

WATCH: One Woman, 17 British Accents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Siobhan Thompson, we salute you. With our bowler hats, umbrellas and sporrons. For your guide to the accents of the British Isles - including the cele...

A New Way to Talk About Slavery

Misan Sagay | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Misan Sagay

Much has been made of how the two girls in the Zoffany painting inspired my writing of Belle. As important to me was the invisible third person in the painting, the man who put them there in terms of such equality: Lord Chief Justice Lord Mansfield. From the outset I went in search of the historical Lord Mansfield and I found him between two judgements....

Where Do You Think We Rank On The Happiness Scale Compared To Europe?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Happiness, it seems is becoming a much more respected and valued measurement of a nation's wellbeing than money and power. According to the Offiic...

Environmentalists Welcome UK Deal With China To Build Consensus On Climate Change

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Environmentalists welcomed agreement between the UK and China to work together to build consensus on international action to deal with climate change ...

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

Not Very British #BritishValues: How David Cameron Is Silencing Minorities

George Iordanou | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
George Iordanou

David Cameron not only misrepresents minority groups and the nature of the demands that they make, he is also skewing the whole debate on minority rights.

Why Iran And Britain Became Sworn Enemies.. And 6 Reasons They're On The Path To Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Iran may have referred to the USA as "the Great Satan" but there is just as much (if not more) bad blood between Tehran and Britain. Foreign Secret...

What US Refused to Believe: Without Saddam Iraq's Fate would be Sealed

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Iraq it was a case of naivety, blind stupidity or a gamble that has been first gradually and now speedily evolving the wrong way thanks to a new player the Syrian war created called ISIS. It's an extremist pan Islamic war machine determined to create a Mid East wide caliphate. And it may force NATO back into this land...this time oil is at stake...the magic phrase for military action.

Why Does Our Collective Empathy So Often Fail to Manifest in Our Treatment of Refugees?

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Shami Chakrabarti

Refugees consistently face some of the toughest choices imaginable - whether to stay where they are and face rape, torture or death or leave behind their family, everything they have and know to embark on a dangerous - all too often fatal - flight into the unknown. Here's where I'm supposed to say: 'Imagine if it were you, facing such a choice. Imagine if it were your mother or brother". But you don't need to be patronised. We're all more than capable of empathy. Yet we continue to treat refugees with ignorance and even contempt. Why does our collective empathy so often fail to manifest in our treatment of such a vulnerable group?

A Fictitious ISIL to Scare Us Away From the Truth in Iraq

Lord Maginnis | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

We need to be careful not to be duped again by Maliki and his Iranian masters. Let us put aside the ISIL and focus on what Maliki has done and is doing to that country. Iraqi people have been victimised for more than 11 years.

My Thoughts on 'How Was Your Day Joe?' on BBC Radio 3

Jo Worgan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Worgan

When scrolling through my twitter feed yesterday evening I came across a tweet by the lovely Mike from Talk About Autism, he was sharing the BBC Radio 3 program, "How Was your Day Joe?" that was available to listen to again via the BBC website.

Let's Make It British

Mary Portas | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

Supposedly manufacturing-free regions of the UK seem to actually have rather a lot of people making things. I know it's frustrating for the headline writers who would rather it wasn't the case, but the North West employing 340,000 people and making £20billion of goods in 2013 just doesn't follow the narrative does it? And what are 125,000 Geordies doing making £6.4 billion of stuff? I thought the paper said they were all strolling around the Quays pissed up and half naked in all weathers. British manufacturing is alive, it's well, it's kicking and it's cool.

Sexual Violence, the Weapon of War That Has Ceased to Die

Anita Tiessen | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anita Tiessen

A critical component in addressing sexual violence is to build a protective environment to prevent children and women for being exposed to violence. In the midst of crises, even the most basic risk-mitigation efforts that can be life-saving are often deemed non-essential and overlooked.

If You Want to Understand Pakistan, Talk to its Bus and Ambulance Drivers

Salman Shaheen | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Every day, Zahir braves the bedlam of Karachi's bustling streets, driving one of the city's iconic technicolour busses bedecked with peacocks and Urdu scrawlings. His concerns about the country he's living in and what can be done to fix it are among those told by Asad Anees of the University of Karachi...

Taking a Bullet for Your Boss

Richard Hytner | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

You had better choose your boss carefully. Your reputation and your future job prospects are inextricably linked to that boss' integrity, quality and loyalty. In Cunningham's case, it is not yet clear whether she acted with her boss' consent or prior knowledge. More likely, Cunningham acted out of her own, misguided loyalty to her leader.

The Real Skills Shortage in UK Manufacturing is Leadership

James Burwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
James Burwood

"UK Manufacturing growth threatened by skills shortage" screeches the boringly repetitive and lazy headline. I keep seeing this story and I take issue with it for a number of reasons...