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British Gas Plans To Give Away Free Power At Weekends

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays. The energy firm has announced plans to tri...

Hague Urges Egypt To Free Morsi

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today made a direct appeal to the Egyptian authorities to release ousted president Mohammed Morsi. In a phone call ...

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Rima Amin | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.

The Silent Death of the British Remittance Industry

Hugo Winn | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugo Winn

In the next couple of weeks a prosperous British industry will be reduced to ashes. The industry in question is the remittance sector - a vast and growing area made up of hundreds of Money Service Businesses (MSBs) - local, generally small businesses which provide diaspora communities with a means to remit money back home.

Royal Baby: Prince Harry Relishing Uncle Role

PA | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Prince Harry declared tonight he was ready to play the proud, protective uncle for his new nephew Prince George and "make sure he has fun". Harry c...

Which Tube Line Has The Worst Fungal Spores?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Commuters travelling on the London Underground Jubilee Line inhale more fungal spores than those on the Central and Bakerloo lines, according to new r...

Hard-Up Lotto Winner Feared Claim Call Cost

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A hard-up mother-of-two has admitted she is so money-conscious that she had concerns about phoning the hotline to claim her £5.8 million lottery win....

Last Minute Holiday Essentials - The Ultimate Summer Holiday Kit for Him

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Style
Jerrine M Lowe

Whether you're planning a guy's trip to Marbs or a city break with the lady this summer, I've picked out a couple of holiday essentials to ensure you don't come unstuck.

What Is an Immigrant Anyway?

Anya Woolliams | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Anya Woolliams

Whatever image the word 'immigrant' conjures in the mind's eye, what it never seems to draw up is an English speaking person despite there being countless immigrants from English speaking countries residing in the UK, such as Canada and Ireland.

LONDON: Protest For Trayvon Martin

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Sofiya Ballin

"There's no justice! There's JUST US!" "In order to not charge George Zimmerman they had to criminalize Trayvon Martin!" "They must deal with us as hu...

'Mosque Bomb' Terror Suspect Charged With Murder Of Mohammed Saleem

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has been charged with murdering an 75-year-old grandfather as he walked home from a mosque, police have said. West Midl...

London 2012 - One Year On...

John Worne | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK
John Worne

It's a bit 'last year' in 2013 to talk up 2012 but, as we approach the first anniversary of the London Olympics, there's good evidence that 2012 has changed what the world thinks about us.

Woman Charged In Relation To EDL Rally

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

A 20-year-old woman has been charged with violent disorder after police came under attack from demonstrators at an English Defence League rally. We...

Heatwave To Subside...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

The glorious heatwave which has seen some of the hottest weather since 2006 will peak in the next couple of days then give way to humidity and thunder...

The Week That Was: Something to Celebrate

Carla Buzasi | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

July 2013 is most likely to go down in history as the month the heir to the throne was born (it can't be that much longer, can it?), but this week delivered plenty of other reasons to pop the champagne corks. Whether it was England's cricketers keeping the Aussies in check at Lords, the glorious weather continuing to toast the country from top to toe, or the historical moment when gay marriage finally became legal, cracking a smile hasn't been difficult these past seven days.

Terror Suspect Held In Murder Probe

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

One of two Ukrainian men being held over bomb attacks near three mosques has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 75-year-old Asian man. West ...

Mel Smith Obituary: More Than Just A Comic

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Mel Smith, who has died of a heart attack at the age of 60, was part of one of television's best-known double acts as well as a successful actor and d...

Police Make Arrests After English Defence League Rally

Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

Police made 20 arrests today after bottles, cans and other missiles were hurled at officers during an English Defence League rally. West Midlands P...

Cloudy Weather Offers Respite From Heatwave

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

The heatwave took a day off in some parts of the country today, as cloud covered many eastern areas giving respite from the recent high temperatures. ...

British Men 'Tortured' In Dubai Return To UK

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

Three men who allege they were tortured in Dubai have been released and are back in the UK, campaigners Reprieve said today. Prime Minister David C...

Transparent Banking? I Can't See it Vince

Jane Sparrow | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jane Sparrow

There's been a major breakthrough in the financial sector this week, as Vince Cable announces a panacea for the long-term woes that banks have been facing. All they need to do, apparently, is 'get people to trust them'. That, seriously, is what Vince's big announcement boils down to.

Mental Help on Campus Is a Vital Service for All of Us

Ben Ramsdale | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Ramsdale

As the President of my Students' Union, and a University Governor, I know more than most the huge financial pressures on Universities right now. With the budget cuts of the Coalition's HE funding policies beginning to really bite, University managers are facing impossible choices about what services they can continue to fund (or at least fund to the same level).

Syria: Samantha Cameron Is Right, UK Defence Chiefs Are Wrong

Nehad Ismail | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I don't believe David Cameron is blind to what is happening in one of the most strategic part of the World? The West's lack of clear decisive strategy has emboldened Iran, Russia and al Qaeda to operate freely in Syria.

A Country So Hot the Roads Are Melting

Meredith Berman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Meredith Berman

What's the moral of this story? The UK loves a good panic. More than that, they love a good panic over weather. Nothing is more headline grabbing than 'Met Office puts UK on heat wave alert as temperatures soar to 32C'.

Britain's Human Rights Shame

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Here's what I find hard to understand: that a country that supposedly prides itself on its sense of justice is ruled by a government that has so little comprehension of what basic human rights involve that they are now talking, in all seriousness, of ripping up the UK's adherence to the European convention and going back to ... well, who knows what they want to go back to?