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The Whole Country Has Been Swallowed By Fog And It's Beautiful (Unless You're In An Airport)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Almost the entire country awoke on Monday to an eerie but beautiful blanketing of fog. Unless you were in an airport that is, in which case it was ...

This Debate Is About the EU, Not About Europe

Rob Comley | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

If you take a look at the pro-EU StrongerIn website, the first thing you will read is the following message - blurting out of the screen in big, bold, white letters: "Britain is stronger, better off and safer in Europe than we would be out on our own." Let's set this record straight - we love 'Europe'. We just hate the EU!

UK Solar Subsidy Cuts: How to Kill an Industry

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Due to proposed subsidy cuts, the future for the UK's solar industry looks extremely dire. In other countries, the economics of solar energy is rapid...

Give a Little Love and It All Comes Back to You

Matt Streuli | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

I write this because I am scared we are forgetting our humanity. Last night, someone called me asking for my support as they were being admitted to hospital. I did not think I should stay in bed and protect my assets.

Following the Evidence to Reduce Reoffending

Jerry Petherick | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Jerry Petherick

From Texas to Tasmania, penal systems around the world are asking profound questions about the purpose of prisons and the balance that society demands between punishment and rehabilitation.

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

Can I Ask Where You're From?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

I'm extremely proud of my mixed heritage, and everything both it, and I, stand for. It's taken me a good few years of diversions and confusion to get to this point. But I'm here and I'm proud. I would happily talk about my history and my family until the cows come home, and then when they've bedded down, too. But that isn't what the cashier is asking for.

European Events No Traveller Should Miss

Frontier | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Being a traveller, you have probably seen a lot of Europe already, but seeing a city and a country is simply not the same as experiencing local culture and events. If you have found yourself in the middle of a festival or religious celebration in a foreign country - even by accident - you will know the feeling of being emerged in the culture!

Britain's Steel Industry Needs Our Support

Ben Johns | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

The Scunthorpe Steel Works have provided jobs and income to families in the town for over 150 years. The announcement of 2,200 job losses and the closure of the Redcar plant started speculation in Scunthorpe. The news today that over 900 jobs would be cut confirmed the town's worst fears. The possibility of the closure of the Scunthorpe Steel Works is becoming a reality. As a Scunthorpe resident, I'm worried about the future. What will happen to my town?

Technophobia: The Real Threat to Our Future Wellbeing

Paul Flatters | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Flatters

Though a long tradition it is one that has been proved wrong so many times and perhaps represents a greater threat to our future well-being than the technologies of which it is so fearful.

Xi Jinping's Visit to UK - Respect Over Politics

Cohan Chew | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Cohan Chew

In any case, the Xi's visit to the UK is clearly received as an opportunity to demonstrate respect, even though it is packaged as a political trip. Then again, respect in politics is crucial, especially in soft power. So, bring on the ceremonies, banquets and processions! Thanks taxpayer.

VW Emissions Affair: UK Drivers are being left in the dark due to mixed messages from Ministers

Richard Burden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The UK Government must come clean on what they knew and move quicker to end uncertainty for drivers.

10 Vital Things to Do if Your Bike is Stolen

Richard Cantle | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cantle

If your bike has been stolen there are 10 vital things you should do quickly to maximise the chances of seeing your ride again.

Women Are Part of the Solution to Extremism

Deeyah Khan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Women in the Muslim world have been resisting extremism on the ground for decades - as community members, as family members, as professionals and as activists (which they often do so at grave personal risk) - and as those with the most to lose from the rise of extremist religion. Often, the first we hear about such brave women is when they are assassinated, and it is too late to support them.

What's Next for the UK Minimum Wage Increase?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

The minimum wage has long been controversial. This week, workers in the UK will be the latest to join the debate.

Watch What You Say

Duncan Craig | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Duncan Craig

The headline in Wednesday's Manchester Evening News read "Glamorous teaching assistant escapes jail despite admitting having sex with teenage pupil" ...

Ten Tips for Britons Joining Aid Convoys to Europe

Dilly Hussain | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dilly Hussain

PHOTO: Dilly assisting Waseem Iqbal distribute aid in the Sudanese quarter of "The Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. After reading and seeing the media...

A Beginner's Guide to Going Vegan: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned to the Dark Side

Kate Menear | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Menear

In this piece I volunteer myself as your plant-based sensei. If you're thinking about going vegan or have done so recently, here are 10 helpful insights I wish I knew before I turned to the dark side...

Time for the EU to Embrace Change

Julia Pamilih | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Pamilih

It is time for the EU to be brave. Greek tensions may be simmering under the surface for now, but the EU should pursue a policy of debt relief and take decisive action before the Greeks once again teeter too close to a Grexit. It's in everybody's best interests for the EU to be strong, and further prolonging Greek suffering is not conducive to a happy union.

Is It a Compliment or Is It a Bit Sexist? Flowchart Diagram for Dummies

Kate Menear | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Menear

COMPLIMENT-GATE! At least that's what the Daily Mailers are already calling it. (By the way when exactly did the suffix 'gate' become a way to belit...

Pensioner Prisoners - New Regimes for an Aging Population

Jerry Petherick | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Jerry Petherick

The prison population, in common with the rest of the UK, is aging. Recent figures show that in 2002 just over one in 20 prisoners was aged 50 or ove...

The Coming Syrian Regional War? A Full Briefing

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.

Calling Palestine 'Palestine' in the European Parliament is actually quite important

Alyn Smith | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Today marks a symbolic victory for those who believe that an Israeli-Palestinian peace is only possible if both sides are treated as equals. The European Parliament voted yesterday to change the name of its "Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council" to the "Delegation for Relations with Palestine" by 344 votes to 282.

Take Pride in Sexuality AND Religion

Jonny Freeman | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

When I speak to people about religion and sexuality, the most common response is "its okay, I have no problem. People can be who they want to be". Bearing this phrase in mind, it got me wondering why religion can't become a passionate part of Pride.

Debate Rages on in Nevada Over "Groom Mine" Beside Area 51

James Mahon | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
James Mahon

35,000 Britons are employed in mining. An industry with a strong industrial past that still remains a major contributor to the British economy estimat...