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UK's Most Adulterous Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Infidelity is sweeping the UK, judging by data released by a dating site. Illicit Encounters, a website aimed at people who want to cheat on their...

Take a Chance, Chancellor: Let's Make London's Housing Market Work for Renters

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Karim Goudiaby

The current housing and property crisis affects all Londoners and it is of utmost importance that the Chancellor addresses these issues. It is our responsibility as citizens and government officials to tackle this situation head-on in order to improve the quality of life for all Londoners.

The Woman With the 'Wooden Vagina'

Agnes Pareyio | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Agnes Pareyio

The changing attitudes have to do with FGM now being considered a form of gender based violence and a violation of human rights. Although it is not automatically understood this way in certain parts of the country where FGM is still deeply entrenched in culture, we see more people understand the concept that even young girls have rights.

Five Ways To Open Doors Using LinkedIn

Michelle Beckett | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Beckett

Now you have your dream list and you've found them on advanced search and groups - what next? Be bold. Introduce yourself. Send them a connection request, comment on their group discussion... I'm not a huge fan of cheesy quotes, but this one has always resonated with me: "Doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock."

The Unquestionable Benefits of Cannabis Legalisation

Richard Neil | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Richard Neil

As with other controlled substances like alcohol and tobacco, cannabis could also be taxed. With the NHS currently struggling, wouldn't this be an obvious solution and hopefully avoid the greedy grasp of privatisation?

Feminist and Fearless: in Praise of Refugee Women

Laura Padoan | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Laura Padoan

Women seeking asylum in the UK can also potentially find themselves in detention whilst their claim is being decided. For women who are already traumatised, being locked up can have a further devastating impact on their mental and physical health.

Thank You to Liberia's Women as Ebola Shown the Door

Korto Williams | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Korto Williams

When Ebola struck it was our women who were hit first and worst. Women are the traditional caregivers in our communities, so when people got sick, it was the mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers who tended them, often paying the ultimate price.

We Are Part of the Generation That Says No to FGM

Lisa Zimmerman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Lisa Zimmerman

Through their dissemination, the young people have reached over 1,000 girls directly, and many, many more through their films, educational resources and music videos. In the last 12 months, we've provided training and advice to over 2,400 frontline professionals and other adults across the UK. Raising public awareness is key to all this change and media plays a critical role. The Comic Relief documentary for BBC Three, Stop Cutting Our Girls: A Comic Relief Special is an excellent example of this and we are all hoping it will reach a new audience.

Jobseekers are People, Not Just Statistics

Teresa Scott | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Teresa Scott

I believe that now the economy is back on track and the statistics consistently tell a positive story, perhaps it is time to remember that people are people, and to really think about what is holding back those who remain unemployed and what we all can do to help them.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Use Legal Solutions To Solve Emotional Problems

Suzi Godson | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Law practitioners who were interviewed for the study also reported that dominant characters, usually professional men, often deliberately chose mediation because they believed that they would be able to control their partners best in this process.

The Real Reason why British Childcare Costs Have Risen by 33% for Children Under Two During This Government

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Purnima Tanuku

The average hourly rate received by nurseries is £3.80 per child per hour, though this varies between local authority areas. That doesn't cover the cost of providing the high-quality care that's expected of them - and it hasn't done for years.

Homo Economicus: A Terrible Economic Theory

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

People spend money on things they don't need, drink themselves stupid at prices they can't afford and perhaps worst of all, offer charitable donations and expect nothing in return.

Squadron Leader Les Munro and His Extraordinary Gift

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

In an incredible act of generosity the last surviving Dambuster pilot, Squadron Leader Les Munro, has decided to auction his medals in tribute to the ...

How Can Billionaires Be a Force for Good?

John Low | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
John Low

In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.

Mary Seacole - International Woman

Elizabeth Anionwu | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Elizabeth Anionwu

What on earth motivated this Victorian woman to trek thousands of miles from Jamaica, her country of birth, to the wretched battlefields of the Crimea? Mary's feistiness and self-confidence leap from the pages of her book. As does the disdain displayed to anybody who dared to consider her inferior due her skin colour.

When Can You Watch The Total Solar Eclipse?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech

When Is The UK Solar Eclipse? The question everyone is asking... With Europe's largest solar eclipse since 1999 about to descend on the UK it's li...

EU and Britain: Together or Apart?

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nikolaos Dimou

In my view, the EU would be a better place, if the plethora of its policies were not defined as an outcome of the everlasting conflicts between a humanitarian but unrealistic France and a productive but austere Germany, but if they were rather set by a pragmatist Britain. This outcome might as well be the best choice possible for Europe's -and Britain's- future.

Whistleblowers: Heroes Not Traitors

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Whistleblowing can be discouraged in subtle ways to do with working culture in an organisation: Fear of being exposed as a 'grass' or not a team player. All these can chill a career and make a working life hell on earth.

Feminism Is a Global Issue, and Our Solidarity Does Not End at the Shores of Our Own Country

Dr. Helen Pankhurst | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Dr. Helen Pankhurst

As women, we now have the power to influence the outcome of the election, and a responsibility for it.  We need to translate equal rights to vote into equal representation. Without this, policies are skewed in the interests and the image of those that govern - it is government of the few, by the few, for the few.

It's Clear That Our Current System of Immigration Detention Isn't Working

Sarah Teather | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Teather

At the end of 2014, there were 3,462 people in detention. 397 had been detained for more than six months, 108 for longer than a year, and 18 for longer than two years. This is an incredible waste of human life and potential.

You Must Stand Up for What You Believe - But First of All, By God, Believe in Something

Michael Sheen | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

No one says they want to get rid of the NHS. Everyone praises it, across all parties. It is about as powerful a symbol of goodness that we have, so it would be too dangerous not to. But for decades now, there has nevertheless been a systematic undermining of its core values.

Should the UK Introduce Online Voting in Elections?

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

In a country where 38million of us are socialising online, 36million of us are shopping online, 26million of us are banking online, and 4.5million of us are dating online; it is perhaps unsurprising that 65% of the public are in support of being able to cast their vote online. But what would be the benefits of such a move?

Feminism Is on the Move Again, But There Is Still a Lot of Work to Do

Natasha Walter | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Natasha Walter

The way that we speak about women's experiences from female genital mutilation to pornography to sexual violence to street harassment has undergone a profound shift as feminist ideas have moved more firmly into the mainstream. But that doesn't mean that it's time to rest on our laurels.

A Coast Full of Memories

Mike Collins | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Mike Collins

These memories of days at the seaside as children are part of our national DNA. Millions of Brits head to the coast every year. And there is a rich social history of the connections between the big cities and the nearest stretch of coastline.

Pegida Is Not Welcome on the Streets of Great Britain

Akeela Ahmed | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Akeela Ahmed

As a child, I experienced directly the violent consequences of prejudice and hatred, and understand all too well the serious effects of keeping silent in the face of bigotry. So I stand united with the people of Newcastle who are coming together positively to show that there is no place for Pegida on the streets of Great Britain.