Catherine Dyer Fights For Autistic Daughter to Return to Swansea

Jo Worgan | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This story touched me completely, as a mother of an autistic child. Why is this allowed to happen? Why are so many of our young people who are on the autistic spectrum placed under the Mental Health Act, sectioned and then put into psychiatric units were the individuals looking after them have very little training with regards to autism?

Living Costs: My Disability Shopping List

Martyn Sibley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

If anyone narrow minded goes crazy at you about the costs of disabled people on the government, please tell them this: unless death or social isolation is your thing, investing in us is not just right, but also better for everyone.

'A complex cultural form of child abuse'

Huffington Post/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

Police are investigating rising numbers of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases without charging people with offences, according to new figures. D...

Hurricane Bertha Set To Bring Dramatic End To UK Summer Sun

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The remains of hurricane Bertha, which has been pounding the Caribbean leaving thousands of homes without power, are set to hit England in the next fe...

America and the Kurds: A Case for Fresh and Urgent Rethinking

Gary Kent | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Fresh thinking is required. The KRG is operating a twin track policy of seeking to defend itself against Sunni extremists and helping build the democratic capacity of Baghdad while also pursuing the course of independence. The two go together.

Consumers Cutting Back Less, But Remain Cautious

Matthew Oakley | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Matthew Oakley

One of the areas to see the biggest falls in proportions of consumers cutting back is holiday spending. This time last year, over half (53%) of consumers said they would be cutting back on holiday spending in the coming months. That figure now stands 15 percentage points lower at 38%.

Is the UK Heading for a Skills Crisis?

Martina Milburn | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Martina Milburn

We know that unemployed young people want to work and that employers have vacancies they want to fill. In fact, our report highlights that 72% of business leaders see the recruitment of young people as vital to averting a skills crisis.

2014 Michelin Restaurant List: Cream of the Crop

Tom Rokins | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

Sometimes it feels fantastic to splurge on an experience with all the finer trimmings. As we are gradually moving out of the recession, spending on luxury items and days out is increasing, so let's look at what's on offer for the discerning palette!

Celebrating the Freedom of the World War One Centenary

Alastair Macartney | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Macartney

We remembered too not just those from the First World War, but all wars past and present including those serving right now in Afghanistan and other Operations around the world. And, of course, it's not just the soldiers themselves but the families that give their all in support of those brave men and women.

Internet Trolls: Mind-Numbing Onslaught of Sadists

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The internet turned out to be the most democratic space which can be accessed by everyone who can use a bit of tech to better their lives and knowledge base... Suicides, depression, anxiety, and humiliation - all these and more are associated with the internet, what with some people using it to vent their sadism out.

Degrees and Decrees: Divorce More Common Where Woman More Educated

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

Divorces over here amongst highflyers have never been so acute. This in turn has led to many counsellors actively advising women to try to dumb themselves down in their relationships because men are finding women who are more intelligent and earning more than them entirely threatened to their psyche and male ego.

How to Undermine Your Gender in One Easy Step

Sophie Pope | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

You know what's cool? Sticking together as a gender and showing our strength through our ability to support and encourage each other. Not bitching each other out by posting a picture on the internet, encouraging outsiders to laugh at the fact that women died so that we have rights.

Help! Loom Bands Have Taken Over the World

Carina Maggar | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

Tiny neon-coloured rubber bands; 'looms' are a little girls' ultimate delight. Worn as bracelets, key rings, charms or necklaces they're available in a range of eye-watering neon colours and are like, totally accessible with your outfit of the day.

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.

Is the 'Made in Britain' label driving the 'march of the makers'?

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

"I want Britain to be the place international businesses go to, not the place they leave. Let it be heard clearly around the world - from Shanghai to ...

The UN Wants to Eradicate Extreme Poverty by 2030 - Let's Make Sure It's Up to the Task

Ian Richards | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Ending extreme poverty or getting an agreement to reduce climate change means creating complex trade-offs between the interests of countries, companies and citizens and civil society. It involves detailed forecasts, legal texts and new ideas that will galvanise negotiators to agreement. It means putting the UN back in a position of international leadership.

The Costa Concordia Is About To Embark On Its Final Voyage

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

The rusted remains of the Costa Concordia are almost ready to be towed from its watery resting place of two-and-a-half years. The doomed liner is ...

Palestine: Something Must Be Done, But What and By Whom?

Gregor Cubie | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

As Israeli military operations reignited in Gaza on July 8, the familiar indignant echo of "something must be done" rang out around the liberal and non-interventionist quarters of the Western world in a show of solidarity with the trampled Palestinian people that, while admirable, all too often fails to delineate exactly to whom the appeals for reason should be addressed.

The High Court and the Unfair Detention of Asylum Seekers

Jerome Phelps | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jerome Phelps

They are locked up for days or weeks without access to a lawyer, not knowing what is happening... They receive the decision the next day. The refusal rate is 99%... "I was lucky... Many more have not been lucky. And justice should not depend on luck."

South Sudan Is Locked in a Cycle of Violence

Elizabeth Ashamu Deng | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Elizabeth Ashamu Deng

On 9 July, South Sudan will mark three years as an independent state. But the growing pains of the world's newest country are evident as millions are trapped in a vicious cycle of violence. Amnesty International's Elizabeth Ashamu Deng looks at some of the problems facing South Sudan today.

Over 3.2million UK SMEs Are Ignoring Mobile - And Will Lose Over £50bn in the Next 12 Months

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Daniele Pelleri

There are about 4.9 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK: a huge and lively ecosystem corresponding to 99.9 % of private sector busin...

Things You'll Miss About Student Life

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Leimon

You now wander past costume shops and realise that events nowadays rarely require costumes for no good reason... At this post-graduate stage of your life having at least three bottle openers in any given handbag is seen as excessive rather than handy... You're a grown up now.

Without Safe Water or a Toilet It's No Fun Being a Girl

Samantha Barks | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Samantha Barks

Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to also cope with the impacts of drinking dirty water and not having somewhere to go to the toilet or manage your period. I know now why WaterAid's work is so vital.

This Week I Ate...Barnyard

William Sitwell | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The walls are clad in corrugated iron. There's rustic wooden panelling too. The staff wear checked shirts and have beards (which come to think of it is rather more Shoreditch than Northamptonshire). The food is also a kind of mythologised offering. I mean where else would you put 'lard on toast' on the menu?

Improvise Your Way Through Life

Lynne Parker | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

I cannot actually remember where this particular bit of advice began and believe it to be deep rooted in my childhood somewhere. It is very simple - 'improvise your way through life'. I remember my late father saying things like 'You hum it and I'll sing it' when I came to him with a challenge. This was his way of reiterating the art of improvisation and no task was ever too large.