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Vampire Hunting? Dog Food Tasting? Running From The Law?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

Fancy hunting vampires in Romania, or think France is lacking foot models? These are some of the weirdest reasons given by those making visa applic...

An Outsider's Perspective on the Deterioration of The Obama Administration

Jason A Murdock | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

It is never easy to admit you were wrong, but today I can draw the courage to type the words I have been thinking inside my liberally infused brain for a while; I was wrong about the Obama administration.

Mark Bridger Attacked In Prison

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

Child killer Mark Bridger, who abducted and murdered five-year-old April Jones, has been attacked in prison. Bridger, who is serving a life sentenc...

The Week That Was: Summer Spirit

Carla Buzasi | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

If Instagram is to be believed, there wasn't a single person not drinking Pimm's or tanning their pasty legs on a small patch of grass in the UK on Saturday. Without making excuses, the Pimm's consumption was only fair given the frayed nerves of the nation at large. Westminster might like to think the population cares deeply about the Falkirk saga, but what most people cared about this week, when it came to domestic issues at least, was a slender 26-year-old and his tennis racket.

UK Producer, Show N Prove To Release Debut Summer Anthem 'Zimma Frame'.

Bwoywonder | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

I caught up with the Highland music producer to find out how he found the urban, Afro and London sound.

Syria: We Were Many People, Where Are They Now?

Cat Carter | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Cat Carter

The crossing point is metres away from where I'm standing and I can see into Syria. Vicious clouds of sand and grit surround us, and the sun is beating down - the average temperature here is 40 degrees. Trucks stream past us, crammed with sacks of food and desperate refugees...

From a Whisper to a Shout

Alam Ghafoor | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
Alam Ghafoor

As a young lad growing up on the streets of London my father taught me many things one of the things that he most pressed upon me was the quality of ...

Adult And Child Found Dead At House

PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

An adult and child have been found dead at a house, police said. Officers were called to the home in Church Street in Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, a...

UK National Service 2013?

Tom Walters | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Walters

We need to ensure the young population are secure in a renewed sense of national identity, saved from the ill effects of marginalisation and apathy. It is not all about getting young, unemployed and disaffected young people out of a life that is spiralling into worthlessness, more a different approach to other schemes that, quite frankly, do very little.

BIDs able to save Britain's High Streets?

simon baldwin | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK
simon baldwin

Research in Q1 of this year by DestinationCMS looked at a range of major shopping destinations in Britain. Over 90% have websites that do not function properly on a mobile (despite more than 50% of all online traffic being from hand-held devices). Not one has a comprehensive listing of their businesses' offers and promotions - and not one operates effective social media engagement seven days-a-week

14 Reasons Why America Is Better Than Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK, we confess we have a deep affection for the good ol' US of A. Indeed, we'll readily admit that there are some things which make i...

EU Roaming Charge Caps: Beneficial for the Consumer

Richard L Wood | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard L Wood

This week has seen a lot of news on the EU, and has split opinion between those pro-EU and those sceptical of it. It seems that all EU news these days is negative, particularly since the financial crash and the rise of UKIP. But there is one piece of news from the EU that is positive and benefits the consumer...

Jeremy Forrest's Wife 'Launches Divorce Proceedings'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

The wife of runaway maths teacher Jeremy Forrest has launched divorce proceedings against him, his sister said today. Carrie Hanspaul said: "Divorc...

In Defence of David Cameron

James Snell | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

David Cameron's premiership is not an unmixed success, and he needs to focus on tacking the deficit, rather than merely appearing to do so. Once he has made a concerted effort to regain control of the nation's finances, then we will be able to properly evaluate his legacy.

The Removal of Teenage Kicks Tribute Graffiti in Northern Ireland Highlights Cultural Ignorance

Jason A Murdock | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Jason A Murdock

The faded words 'Teenage dreams, so hard to beat' will soon be gone completely. The tribute to John Peel that was spray-painted onto a busy motorway f...

'Friends Of Syria' Group Pledge Support To Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague and counterparts from 10 other nations have agreed to "provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment" to r...

Why the UK Should Avoid Arming the Syrian Rebels

Peter Little | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Little

As the Syrian conflict rages on the European Union took the significant decision in recent weeks to lift the arms embargo on the beleaguered country, paving the way for the Governments of major European countries to send weapons to rebel forces (a.k.a. the Free Syrian Army) fighting against the Assad regime.

Romanians in the UK

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

For Romanians living in the UK it is hard to understand why they have became targets in a political and media game they neither want nor need to play. Anti-EU rhetoric and misleading predictions from nearly a decade ago have combined to create a culture of blame which allows misguided stereotypes of 'bad' Romanians to flourish, unchecked.

What Do Communities Really Think About CSR?

Jonathan Welsh | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
Jonathan Welsh

So can private companies play a positive role in communities? Half of people polled believe a company can improve its national image through positive work locally, yet 37% think such work is just a stunt to receive good PR.

Salmond's Scotland: Independence Without Independence

Richard L Wood | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Richard L Wood

It is clear that the SNP's version of independence is not full independence and that could be detrimental to Scotland. The report supported by the Scottish government to retain the same welfare set-up with the UK has been the latest report to exemplify this point.

English Devolution - The Next Step Towards a Fairer System?

Richard L Wood | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard L Wood

The stories of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolution have generally been successful. But is it time to take a step further and give England its own parliament? Should we take a another leap down the road to federalism? And what will its repercussions be?

Generation Rent: Wipe Your Shoes on the Way In

James Coe | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Coe

First-time buyers face an average deposit of roughly £26,500. This is all only made worse by the fact that renting is now actually more expensive than paying a mortgage in all but five UK cities, so actually saving for a deposit is increasingly difficult as well.

How Many UK Counties Do You Know?

Benjamin Skinner | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Skinner

Though it seems like one of the simplest tasks, us Britons struggle to name all the counties of the UK and are left a little clueless when it comes to the more obscure. Think you can do better? Try the quiz below from Quizfactor.com and see if you can name all 90

The Speaker's Corner: Romania's BFF

Zrinka Bralo | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Zrinka Bralo

The Speaker was within his parliamentary and moral right to speak and make the comments he made and in the context he made them. We should praise his courage and leadership in being truthful about issues that are unpopular.

After Leveson, Is Citizen Journalism the Answer?

Deborah Hobson | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK
Deborah Hobson

Lots of journalists and politicians have had their say about the bad state of the British tabloid press after the phone hacking scandal that closed do...