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UK Parliamentary Delegation Urges Caution and Realism on Iran

Lord Maginnis | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Several days ago a man with a neatly trimmed beard wearing a white turban, and professorial-looking rimless glasses featured prominently in Davos. Was it really Hassan Rouhani? Of course Rouhani is Iran's current Ayatollah-sanctioned President and should have every good reason to be at such a prestigious forum; however the man addressing Davos appeared only to share the real Rouhani's appearance.

Are French Attitudes to Politicians' Private Lives Healthier?

Megan Hughes | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

If you've been reading the papers in Britain over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard about Francois Hollande's turbulent private life. The French President's exploits have been reported, analysed, and subjected to the scrutiny of public opinion on a fantastic scale in the UK.

Britain Neglecting Citizen in Unfair Congo Murder Trial, Lawyer Says

Simon J Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Simon J Clark

The UK government is neglecting a British former soldier who is losing an unfair murder trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the suicide of his cellmate and friend, his lawyer said.

Sexual Media and the Young

Verity Nelson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Verity Nelson

During the Christmas period, the number of sexually suggestive perfume advertisements doubles in number. Such famous examples are Jean Paul Gaultier whose naked vixen wakes up alone after a night with a sailor suggests that sex with an unknown companion is perfectly acceptable. At least over 75% of perfume adverts give that same message to young people.

'Go Work In Costa..' (Even If You'll Fight Hundreds For Each Post)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Employment minister Esther McVey has been accused of peddling "fact-free nonsense" after urging young people to apply for entry-level jobs like with t...

Job-Seeking Audience: A Truth

Verity Nelson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Verity Nelson

To all of those who are part of the job seeking audience and every graduate who feels worthless, hold on. When we get jobs, we will be so happy we will become fried eggs, not hard boiled. I feel better having written this. I will eventually get a job and then I will be able to humblebrag and moan just like everyone else on Facebook. Until then, I'm avoidng eggs......

Winter Floods: Innovation at Route of Preventative and Protective Work

Simon Thomas | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

With the extreme winter weather and ongoing flooding events continuing to dominate media schedules across the UK, measures must now be taken to minimise and prevent such scenes of devastation occurring in the future...

Our Hypocrisy When It Comes to Immigration

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Beattie

As a child I was always told not to have double standards, as it wasn't only impolite, it was plain stupid. But that's exactly what's happening with how with the tone of debate that some in the media are pushing, downright idiotic and based on mere scaremongering.

Asa Bennett

Meet The 25-Year-Old Who Quit Her Job To Open Her Own Deli

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

One day 25-year old Charlotte Bowers decided to pack in her cushy job as a management consultant and strike out on her own, setting up her own fine fo...

Behind the Headlines, a Nation Divided Over Immigration

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Many headlines suggest the British public is implacably opposed to migration, and demand radical action from the government to bring down migrant numbers. The true picture, however, is more complicated

Most BNP Voters 'Will Back Ukip'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip is on track to pick up most of the votes from the British National Party in upcoming elections as Nick Griffin's party is set for a disastrous pe...

'100-Year Sentence' Dodges Euro-Law

PA/Huffingtonpost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Murderers and those convicted of other serious offences could be given sentences lasting hundreds of years to sidestep European regulations that ban w...

Soft Play Session for Children with Special Needs

Jo Worgan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

We recently attended a private play session at a local soft play centre; this was for children with additional and special needs, their siblings and parents. My youngest son Tom, aged 5 has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

High Court Fire Cuts Challenge Fails

Gareth Milner | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Despite 94% of Londoners opposing cuts to the fire service, it looks like the closure of 10 fire stations and over 500 front line firefighters will be cut. The closure of these stations is expected to take place in January. In the high court, seven different local authorities argued that the planned cuts were "dangerous, irrational and unlawful". It was this high court challenge that failed.

Abbey Clancy Wins Strictly Come Dancing

Huffington Post / PA | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Model Abbey Clancy has tonight won the 11th series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. She took the crown ahead of BBC presenter Susanna Reid and soap ...

XO MAN Releases 'Calm EP'

Bwoywonder | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Last week we got the chance to sit down with the 7 ft British rising rapper XO Man to find out exactly how well his musical career is going so far. Following on from the excitement of the newly released 'The Calm EP' we ask him about where he sees himself in the next few years and this is exactly what he had to say about it...

Britain's Top General Warns Over 'Hollowed Out' UK Forces

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Britain is in danger of being left with hollowed out armed forces, with "exquisite" equipment but without the soldiers, sailors and airmen needed to m...

Girl, 11, Killed After Pensioner's Car Mounts Pavement

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An 11-year-old girl was killed while waiting with her mother at a bus stop when a pensioner's car veered on to the pavement and crashed into them. ...

Northern Ireland City Mayor Refuses to Open Nelson Mandela Book of Condolence

Jason A Murdock | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

The Mayor of Lisburn, the third largest city in Northern Ireland, Margaret Tolerton has refused to open a book of condolence after the recent passing of Nelson Mandela meaning that unlike those in Belfast City Council and Derry City Council, the people of Lisburn City will be unable to formally pay their respects to this much respected man.

The Week That Was: Best of All

Carla Buzasi | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

It's mid-December, which must means it's... end-of-the-year, round-up time! This week you couldn't turn a page or click a link without stumbling upon best of' lists, reader votes and the like, and I'm afraid at HuffPost we couldn't resist joining in. Rather than select our own favourites, however, we teamed up with Ogilvy PR to crowd-source hundreds of recommendations for the accolade of best content of the year, and then asked a panel of experts to judge the final lists.

LOOK: Nelson Mandela's Final Journey

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

Nelson Mandela's body is being taken on a final journey to the Eastern Cape ahead of his funeral on Sunday. Members of the African National Congres...

Government Plans Could See a Quarter of Punters Drift to the Black Market

Peter Howitt | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Howitt

The only real winner under the current proposals would not be the consumers who need protecting, nor the government wishing to raise revenues, but instead the unscrupulous black market bookmakers capitalising on the misfortune of firms currently championed for their regulatory excellence.

Is a Child's Future Determined By Their Background in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a time of economic austerity it is hardly surprising that public opinion has turned to those receiving benefits from the state, particularly those who do not work. Repeated stereotyping and manipulation of statistics in the media have painted many of Britain's poorest citizens as lazy good-for-nothings living a life of luxury at our expense.

Pipeline Politics and Benefits to Europe and the UK

Gary Kent | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Last week's large Oil and Gas conference in Erbil, which I attended, marked the probably inexorable progress of the Kurdistan Region to economic independence and better and more reliable relationships with the rest of Iraq and with Turkey...

Are Private Schools Undermining State Education in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

A child's background, and particularly their economic situation, should never determine their education and ultimately their future. Sadly, for many young people in modern Britain, this is still very much the case.