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Austerity Will Not Get Us to the Future We Deserve, but Creative Entrepreneurial Expression Will

Alan Moore | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Moore

It has become clear that austerity alone cannot create a roadmap for a better future, in which we need organisations that can perform at a higher level for much lower input costs whether they are in the commercial or non-commercial sector.

Margate's Top 10 Award: Cruel Joke or Optimistic Appraisal?

Emily Buchanan | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Emily Buchanan

After a series of mysterious fires and the unrelated launch of a mega-mall nearby, Margate turned from beloved tourist destination to ghost town - practically overnight. Despite the efforts of high-street hero Mary Portas and the valiant rejuvenation of the Old Town, Margate continues to reek of recession and disrepair.

Government Warned Against 'Wholesale' NHS Changes

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

The Government must "avoid wholesale reorganisation" of the NHS following the damning report into failings of care at Stafford Hospital, according to ...

Horse Meat Found In Findus Lasagne

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Testing on Findus beef lasagne has revealed some of the ready meals were made entirely from horse meat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said tonight. ...

Two Seriously Injured In Fall At Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

PA | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Two men are in hospital after one fell from the upper floor of a shopping centre and landed on the other, Scotland Yard said tonight. Emergency tea...

Freed Killer Nicola Edgington Found Guilty Of Murder

PA | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

A killer who was freed to kill again was today found guilty of the murder of an innocent stranger. Nicola Edgington, 32, pinned grandmother Sally H...

Lorry Driver Admits Killing Girl, Aged Four, In M6 Crash

PA | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

A lorry driver who smashed into a line of slow-moving motorway traffic, killing a four-year-old girl, has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous...

Flag Protests Put Northern Ireland Hotel Deal In Doubt

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

A major French hotel development in Belfast city centre could be abandoned due to the loyalist flag protests. Hospitality firm Accor is trying to g...

Britain Needs to Think Hard About Its Future and Leave the Past Behind

Nick Jones | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Jones

We are now over a decade into this new century and Britain needs to redefine itself and figure out where we're going to go next. The issue of Europe is the best example of how we are still letting old attitudes and events shape our place in the world and it needs to change.

Disgraced Politician Chris Huhne, As Remembered in Poems and Diaries By His Teenage Girlfriend

John Fleming | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

In my daily blog last May, I posted a peice which was headed: Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne and the Convent-Raised Comedian in which comedienne Charm...

Weather: More Snow And Biting Winds To Hit Britain

PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

More snow and biting winds will again hit parts of Scotland and northern England today, continuing a bleak week for Britain. Scotland and north-eas...

WATCH: Government's Video To Warn Off Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The British government is considering a poster campaign to put off all new would-be immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria. In the meantime, they have p...

Man Tasered Outside Buckingham Palace

PA | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK

A man has been Tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard said on Sunday. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the incident took pl...

Man Arrested As Nine-Year-Old Killed In Road Collision

PA | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy who suffered multiple injuries when he was in collision with a car. The boy was pron...

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling Admits Smacking His Children

PA | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Politics

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has defended parents' right to smack their children and admitted he did it to his own, it emerged tonight. The Tor...

Three Men Survive 150 Metre Avalanche Fall In Scotland

PA | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK

Three men have survived falling 150 metres in an avalanche in the Scottish mountains. The incident happened shortly before 11.30am in the Coire an ...

Teenager Arrested After Man Killed By Van In Salford

PA | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police were called to Liverpool Road in Irlam, Salford, at ...

Thieves Steal Cerebral Palsy Girl's Walking Frame

PA | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been left unable to walk after "heartless" burglars stole her made-to-measure walking frame. Tyla Angui...

Prison Supplier Suspended After Pork DNA 'May Be In Halal Meats'

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The Ministry of Justice is suspending one of the suppliers of meat to prisons after it discovered that Halal pies and pasties sourced from a properly ...

Celebrity Team Completes Comic Relief Zambezi Challenge

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A celebrity team including Dara O'Briain and former Spice Girl Mel C has completed its tough Zambezi challenge for Comic Relief - with even their supp...

Man Jailed For Sex Attack On Boy In Shopping Centre

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

A man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in the toilets of a shopping centre. Matt Tyler, 31, str...

'Depressed' Man Jailed For Killing Wife With Garden Gnome

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

A former RAF sergeant who bludgeoned his wife to death with a garden gnome before stabbing her repeatedly was today jailed for four years. Frederic...

Schizophrenic Marc Carter Jailed For Bristol Samurai Sword Killing

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

A paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed a man to death with a samurai sword before walking in to a police station and confessing has been jailed. Marc...

Female Police Officer Arrested Over Andrew Mitchell 'Plebgate' Affair

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

A female police officer tasked with protecting Government officials was today arrested over alleged leaks to the press about the so-called "plebgate a...

Teenage Hacker Spared Jail Over 'Anonymous' Cyber Attacks

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

A teenage "hacktivist" was spared jail on Friday for his part in a plot to carry out cyber attacks with the notorious Anonymous group. Jake Birchal...