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Challenging Homelessness by King's College London Muslim Students

Faisel Alam | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Faisel Alam

The most recent data published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a very ominous rise in homelessness, now for the t...

Selling Out to China

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

We've got used to the fact that our car industry is no longer British-owned; that much of our electricity, gas and water is provided by non-UK companies, and that Heathrow airport is owned by a consortium made up of Spanish railways, a Quebec pension fund, and a Singaporean sovereign wealth fund. But how do you feel about Britain's nuclear power stations being owned by China?

Exposing Britain's Booming Cannabis Industry

Conor Woodman | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Conor Woodman

Over the last three months, I've been making a film for ITV's Exposure strand on Britain's cannabis industry. I wanted to take a different approach to the usual 'blue light', following the police style of law and order programming that we've seen a lot of on our screens in recent years and get inside the cannabis business to see it from the criminals point-of-view.

Sweetpins Appeals Australians to Kick Cancer: Will National Stockings Day Catch Hold of the Breast Cancer Awareness?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Till the sultry Angelina Jolie looked at the world in its eye and revealed she had just undergone double mastectomy to reduce her chances with developing cancer, discussions about the killer disease were more done in apologetic tones.

The European Debate

Emily Annear | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Annear

A cross-government audit is currently under way looking at where the EU has powers in the UK. The idea is that each will be examined to see whether it is necessary or whether the power could be "brought back" to the UK. This is Mr Cameron's proposed stance on Europe: take back control while still maintaining EU membership...

A Man For All Seasons (Or How to Dress For British Weather)

Ravi Grewal | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

The well-dressed man on the street increasingly needs a versatile wardrobe that can cope with everything the British weather system can throw at him. Days like that one in March, where we had blazing sunshine, which turned to hail, and then to snow.

The US-Iranian-Syrian Diplomatic Dance

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The destruction of Syrian chemical weapons (CW) has started. In a breakthrough moment in Iran-US relations, the two Presidents talked on the phone and the foreign ministers sat down to discuss Iran's nuclear programme. Though the connection has received little comment in the western news media, these two welcome developments are deeply linked and close to inter-dependent.

OSCE Report Links Human Trafficking and Torture

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

The shadowy world of human trafficking is one area where such outrages still occur, with victims raped, imprisoned, held against their will and abused in a number of ways such that we can compare it to, and even consider it to be, a form of torture.

Inequality Is Tearing Apart Our Society

Deborah Hargreaves | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Deborah Hargreaves

Inequality has been rising rapidly in Britain for the past 30 years. The gap between rich and poor has widened and the share of income going to the top 1% has doubled, from 6% to 14%. If the growth in inequality continues at its current rate, we are heading towards Victorian extremes in the next 20 years.

'Crime Wave' Reports Are 'Ruining Romanians Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Hardworking Romanians in Britain are having their lives and reputations ruined by misleading statistics and "scaremongering" rhetoric from the media a...

Robin Hood in Reverse

Horace Trubridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Then there are the many, many people who still think it's OK to use file sharing and pirate sites to download music for free with the justification that the record labels have been ripping us off for years. This "justification" conveniently side-steps the fact that if the record company doesn't get paid then neither does the artist...

The Importance of Recognising Success

Andrew Devenport | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK
Andrew Devenport

Youth Business International's 2013 Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit has come to an end after seeing more than 300 people from over 40 countries join together in London to discuss youth entrepreneurship with the aim of creating a blueprint for a global partnership.

Not All Misogynists Are Men

Jilly Luke | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

I know so many great women. I have incredible female mentors, friends, family members and role models. If you asked me to name 10 amazing women in my immediate acquaintance you'd have to stop me at 50 before I drew breath. By acknowledging the impact that our misogynistic culture has had on the way I think about women, I hope that I can one day be in some way worthy to count myself their friend, sister and student.

A Historic UK Commitment to Make Three Diseases History

Aaron Oxley | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
Aaron Oxley

HIV, TB and malaria are three of the deadliest diseases in human history. Even today, in the 21st Century, they still claim more than three million lives a year and afflict the health of hundreds of millions of others.

Labour, Careful What You Wish for - And Remember Gordon

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Although Miliband and Labour are keen to make the economy the main thrust of the conference, redefining the party's relationship with the affiliated unions will dominate the proceedings. In Bournemouth the hopes of a u-turn were not realised; instead Miliband showed a dogged determination to forge ahead with plans to reduce union influence over Labour and its policy-making....

Five Years On, Financial Crisis Has Transformed China's Reputation as a Global Power

Andrew Hammond | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

Five years on, the dust is still settling but it is clear that the consequences have been more than financial. In terms of perceptions, many international publics believe the economic balance of power has swung sharply toward China.

Rap Battle Champ, Luna C Talks Mixtapes, Eminem & Music For The Masses.

Bwoywonder | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Luna C, the young celebrated UK battle emcee, who has done away with many of his opponents with his lyrical prowness, humourous delivery and downright hurtful bars, steps into a new realm of music with the release of his anticipated EP, Good Times And Dead Brain Cells. I went toe-to-toe to find out more about the microphone meddler.

The Bear Is Back!

David Ramsden | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
David Ramsden

Last week marked the official launch of BBC Children in Need's Appeal and the Charity is getting geared up for another fantastic year. The launch featured Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who have given their time and talent to kick-start our campaign and inspire thousands of people to get involved. Being part of Appeal every autumn is an amazing experience as people come together to have fun with the simple aim of giving children across the UK a better childhood. The need for our funding is real and urgent, importantly our ability to make a difference is all down to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters.

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.