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Why Breastfeeding Is Not Like Peeing - At All

Sophie Brown | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

We're still puzzling out what ostentatious breastfeeding might look like - flashing bosom beacons? Blinged-up breasts? A regal wave of a tiny hand? Whatever he had in mind, the act of feeding an infant is as likely to be ostentatious as the act of feeding oneself: which is to say, very unlikely.

Rabbits: I Can't Fix This With a Wave of a Wand...

Evanna Lynch | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Evanna Lynch

Sometimes, I do get overwhelmed by this stuff and it's hard to see so much cruelty and know that you can't just fix it all with (forgive me) a wave of your wand. But the only way you can really fail is by failing to try to make a difference.

We Must Not Continue to Let the Poorest Suffer the Effects of Climate Change Alone

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

The people of dryland Africa are not responsible for climate change. Yet they are being asked to pay the price with their lives... At the same time we have a duty to help those who are suffering the worst impacts of our actions.

Lizzy Clothing: #GetLizzy Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

LIZZY is a street wear brand that carries the mantra, aspire to inspire, a fundamental part of its design and represents its place of conception, Lon...

What Does God Want at Christmas?

Canon J.John | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

Although there are an infinite number of stupid answers there are far fewer stupid questions and sometimes the most childlike questions are actually vitally important. Asking the question, 'What does God want at Christmas?' is therefore not as childish as it sounds.

Do You Know What a Christmas Cracker Is?

Roobla | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roobla

Apparently, on most of the rest of this planet, Christmas crackers aren't a thing. Nobody knows what they are, and nobody much cares either. Crackers are a thing in the UK, Ireland, and a few commonwealth countries like Australia, South Africa, and Canada. Nobody else has a stocking-stuffing CLUE what they are.

Russell Brand's Daily Mail Tweet Is An Epic Moral Dilemma

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK

Twitter may well fall over backwards in confusion after polarising comedian Russell Brand tweeted the mobile number of a journalist from polarising ne...

The Terror Case of Ryan McGee That Never Was

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Not a single article in the British press mentioned the word 'terrorist' in reference to McGee's case. The hypocrisy and double standards of the British justice system and the media is as clear as daylight.

Getting Back to the Future of Voting

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

So yes, it is fair to say that our current methods of voting in the UK are incredibly out-dated and simply do not reflect the culture change that has occurred in the Google Generation.

The Bubble Won't Pop

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Karim Goudiaby

Concerns of a real estate bubble in London are overblown - in fact, we must not be concerned, we must change our perspective. We should be thrilled by the multiple benefits and opportunities that London's housing boom has provided and will continue to provide.

Things You Shouldn't Send In The Post No. 192: Anthrax

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech

There are some things that you should just double check: whether it's making sure that you've locked the door, seeing if that shirt actually fits or m...

Pre-Charge Police Bail: An Assault on Liberty

Peter Tatchell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Peter Tatchell

70,000 people are languishing in a form of legal limbo in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - neither charged nor free. More than 5,000 of these people have been on police bail for more than six months. Indeed, some entirely innocent people have been left on pre-charge bail for years before their cases have been dropped or thrown out of court.

Just Say No! to Ouija

Canon J.John | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

Who, in an age of the Internet, online gaming, Facebook and 3-D televisions would want to move a pointer around on a board in the hope of getting messages from the spirit world? The astonishing answer is, quite a lot of people!

Please, No More Awards for Tony Blair

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

As it happens, I'm not one of those who believe that Blair is evil incarnate. I met him on only a handful of occasions during his time as prime minister, and I was always left with the impression of a man possessed of almost messianic certainty that he was put on earth to make it a better place and rid it of bad people. I do believe that he made an appalling error of judgement in backing President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003. It was an error that involved the UK in one of the biggest foreign policy blunders of recent times...

Here We Go Again... It's Time to Get Serious About Our Flood Defences

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's time to stop idly watching the decimation of our communities, and instead look to implement a multi-billion pound, long term water management infrastructure plan that will safeguard these wet little isles for decades to come.

How to Turn Mindless Shop-Fest Into Mindful Adventure

David Pearl | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

Are the wide open spaces of Nature intrinsically more inspiring than urban landscape? No doubt Machu Pichu, the Himalayas and the Okavango are uplifting but they're also thousands of expensive, carbon-spewing miles away. Can't we find the miraculous on our own doorstep?

The Impending Crisis, Swept Under the Carpet

Paul M. Davies | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Paul M. Davies

At 19 years old I was hideously unprepared for the caring role thrust upon me. Yet, when my girlfriend's health deteriorated overnight, I willingly stepped up to meet the challenge. We're now married and I give my wife full-time, around the clock, care. Along with millions of other carers in the UK, the avoidable cost of caring has changed my life beyond recognition.

Why Europe Must Now Support Tunisia More Than Ever

Alyn Smith | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

We Europeans did nothing to help Tunisia achieve its revolution in January 2011. Yet, today, we can and must support the most successful of the Arab Spring countries - because we know that democracy can never be taken for granted.

Religion, War and Atheism

Canon J.John | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

Precisely because it is such a frequently used criticism of religious faith, the argument that war is a product of religion is worth considering. After all, we have recently had some horrific imagery from the Middle East that seems to suggest that religion is a bad thing. Nevertheless a number of points strike me.

Jessica Agombar Goes BAM BAM!

Bwoywonder | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Hailing from London E3, Jessica Agombar has rid any notion of Grime being entirely by males. Having rolled deep (pun intended) with Dizzee Rascal and Ruff Sqwad, this young lady has entered the Grime arena to add a fresh approach to the genre she grew up on. Here, he tells us more about her jouney so far.

Treating a Giant Bull Elephant Named 'Tim'!

Rob Brandford | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

It was Monday 10 November when we heard the news, Tim the famous Amboseli Tusker had a serious injury and ground teams had been unable to locate him. It is the type of news you dread, and immediately brings to mind two other mighty Tuskers of Kenya, Mountain Bull and Satao, both killed this year by poachers.

Detained for a Tweet, But We Have No Fear to Speak Out!

Nabeel Rajab | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nabeel Rajab

Human rights defenders are not against the British, European, or American interests in Bahrain. Their interests align with a democratic Bahrain, and we should strive to have business relations which take into account human rights. We would just like these countries to hold Bahrain accountable for human rights violations and to urge the Bahraini government to reform and adhere to democratic ideals.

This Isn't Just About Ched Evans: It's About a Culture of Misogyny in Football

Louise Pennington | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Louise Pennington

This isn't just about asking Sheffield United to take a stand on violence against women and girls. This is about demanding that every single football club stand up for victims of sexual violence and refuse to work with players who commit rape and condemn those who harass, abuse and stalk a victim of sexual violence.

Now the Storm Has Passed

Nigel Chapman | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Just over one year ago a storm of epic proportions devastated the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, thought to be strongest storm to ever make landfall, took the lives of more than 6,200 people and affected over 14 million people across 44 provinces. This included some 5 million children, out of which 1.7 million were displaced. A matter of weeks after Haiyan had wreaked havoc across the country I went to visit the affected areas on behalf of Plan International. Driving out of Tacloban airport, the scenes left an indelible and vivid impression.

The Demise of the Payday Loan?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Sarah Willingham

So many vulnerable people have fallen victim to payday loan companies and if these proposals stop that happening in the future, then I for one will be very happy. Payday loan companies need to be more careful about who they lend to so that those most in need are not punished.