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UK Deputy PM Celebrates Gay Marriage With Stephen Fry and Hugh Grant

Gareth Johnson | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Johnson

Nick Clegg was in a relaxed and welcoming mood as he greeted guests at Admiralty House in the heart of London's Westminster parliamentary precinct.

Growing Support for Scottish Independence... In England

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The introduction of devolution in Scotland and Wales and its re-introduction in Northern Ireland was one of the major achievements of the Labour government. Yet its aspirations for fostering devolution in England largely came to naught.

The Case for Cyber Capacity Building

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy aims to increase the scale and impact of these efforts by building resilience globally and assisting those countries that lack the infrastructure and expertise to protect their cyberspace, while also working to ensure cyberspace supports innovation, economic growth and social benefits.

A Nepali Mother and Her Child in the World of Down syndrome in Wales

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Since 2007 Puspa Shahi has lived in the UK presently in Wales in an army accommodation with her husband, Mr Kaushal, a Gurkha and two young children. The Nepali community in her area is quite close.

Chaos and Cruelty in Our Countryside as Badger Cull Begins

Mark Jones | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

The government has declared war on England's badgers. The shameful, politically motivated slaughter has begun. Far from the controlled, humane and science-led cull the government promised, what we have is fast-developing chaos, division and suffering in our countryside

Music Duo Star One Tell Us Why Two Bass Heads Are Better Than One

Bwoywonder | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Star One, the musical siblings who started their production project two years ago, have since achieved incredible results including being hailed as 'one of the most exciting producers to emerge in 2011' by Red Bull Music Academy.

Britain Has Failed the Citizens of Syria

James Snell | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

As a country, we have shirked this challenge. We have ran and hid from that bully Assad, far away from his Sarin strikes, and his blatant disregard for both human life and the tenements of International Law. We should not be running scared, we have both the means and the morality to stop him in his evil re-conquest of a former fiefdom.

Intervention, and How to Swing It

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The anti-intervention left and right have totally given up on the idea of the most powerful countries in the world being able to have any positive effect upon the world at large. In addition the anti-war movement claims to be on the side of peace, as if we occupy a world created by Disney, where the world is a simple choice between peace and war.

The Week That Was: A Sense of Opinion

Carla Buzasi | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

War, twerking, the poor and their big screen TVs... nothing was off the agenda as summer drew to a close. Let us start with the serious. Countries going to war, in their own backyard or further afield, deserve debate. David Cameron may be ruing the day he decided that that debate extended to a free vote in the Commons. However, 'the heir to Blair' (as news organisations, ourselves included, labeled the PM this week), may also be wiping his brow that the anti-war marches Blair himself had to witness, will not haunt his legacy.

"City Employs 'Culture' to Tackle Division - and Wins" - According to the Irish Times

Graeme Farrow | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Graeme Farrow

We implore anyone with an interest in the visual arts to make a journey to the very edgiest edge of Europe this year. There will never be a better time to visit Derry and you will not be disappointed.

UK Automotive Industry Is Constructing a Comeback

Peter Rolton | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK
Peter Rolton

What do a Range Rover Sport, a double-decker bus, and a Jaguar F Type all have in common? The answer is surprisingly straightforward.

Man Cashes In On Cold Caller Pests

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A man who got annoyed by cold callers interrupting him while he was watching Coronation Street has got his own back by setting up his own premium rate...

Spain 'Bans Exports To Gibraltar'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Spain has been accused of introducing an export ban on construction materials destined for Gibraltar. The government of the British Overseas Territ...

Syria: The Pace Quickens - But Towards What?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The prospect of military action against the Assad regime by western powers has become increasingly real. Soon it may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy? All this remains obscure.

We Need to Know Who's Really in Charge

Rachel Baird | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Rachel Baird

One of government minister Vince Cable's first headaches this autumn will be to decide whether to allow the public to find out who really controls 2.5 million companies in the UK. You could be forgiven for thinking that such information is already out there, perhaps on the internet or from Companies House - but you'd be wrong.

My Life: Maxine Hargreaves-Adams, Business Superwoman

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maxine Hargreaves-Adams is one of those seemingly impossible women - the type you regularly see on power women lists - utterly glamorous, strong as st...

Argentina Envoy Alicia Castro Denies 'Dumb' PM Insult

Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Argentina's ambassador to the UK has denied insulting David Cameron in a fresh spat between the countries over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands...

First House Price Rise Since 2007

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

House prices in Northern Ireland have increased for the first time since 2007. Between the start of this year and June, residential property prices...

The Week That Was: The Likeability Factor

Carla Buzasi | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

David Cameron will be planning more holidays if things carry on like this. While the PM has been out of office for the summer, his popularity ratings have taken an unexpected turn for the better, leaving poor Ed Miliband with egg on his face... quite literally this week. With the housing market on the up, and the entire country enjoying the kind of feel-good factor only a summer of sun and a royal baby can muster up, a survey this week by the ICM and the Guardian showed 40% of the electorate have economic confidence in the government, while only 24% have the same trust in Miliband and Ed Balls.

High Streets: Six Feet Under?

simon baldwin | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK
simon baldwin

The government has given up on English High Streets. Despite all their show, sending Mary Portas out with the defibrillator to breathe life back into our ailing towns and cities, they now have the tape measures out and are dialling the undertakers.

Qatada Family Members Leave UK

PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The family of radical cleric Abu Qatada has followed him out of the UK, it has been revealed. The Home Office said Qatada's wife and children had f...

Things to Do in Liverpool

Emma Rose Black | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Have you ever been to Liverpool? Well it's the place to go if you're looking for a weekend break that may be that little bit closer to home...So what can you do to let your hair down in this fine northern city?....Well, there's a whole A to Z of things to do...but here are a few of my favourites:

The Government Should Support the Governor of the Bank of England With New Policies to Promote Jobs and Growth

Darren Caplan | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Darren Caplan

The aviation sector and the airports that the Airport Operators Association represents are important economic players in their own right, but they are also crucial to the economic success of the UK, providing connectivity for UK Plc and enabling job creation and growth.

Is Ask.fm Really to Blame?

Gareth Milner | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Gareth Milner

If you receive a malicious phone call, would you demand that the phone company be banned? If you receive a malicious or threatening letter, would you demand that the postal service be shut down? The problem in cases like this isn't always the medium which is used, but the horrid and twisted people who carry out these disgusting acts.

National Retail Rescue - A Tonic for Our High Streets?

Darina Kerr | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK
Darina Kerr

Every time a retailer keels over, you wonder momentarily when you last shopped there. And often you can't remember even going into one of their stores, never mind buying something.