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Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Broadband - Not Always the Speed You Would Expect

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

A full fibre optic connection into the home is the future and there is no doubt of that. But with coverage in the UK standing at under 0.1% (FTTH Council Europe 2014 figure) we are a long way from embracing what is seen as the ultimate destination for broadband.

The Folly of the Government's Current Internship Scheme

Raj Dhonota | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raj Dhonota

While I certainly don't agree with exploiting graduates and other interns I'm not convinced the whole concept of companies having to pay graduates minimum wage across the board - especially when it comes to micro businesses and small businesses - is a good one.

It's Never Too Late to Start Up

Doug Richard | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

You absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. Anything to the contrary is nonsense. There'll always be those who point to age as a reason not to try something new, but this is terrible advice. When the entrepreneurial bug bites, age should be no barrier.

Our Position Has Not Changed - Girlguiding Stands Behind Its One Promise for All

Gill Slocombe | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Gill Slocombe

I am very proud of the decisions we have made. I hope that they can be respected, because I, and our Board of Trustees, are absolutely clear that the words of the Promise, and our commitment to one Promise for All, have not changed. To me, this is what being "true to myself" is all about: standing up for what we believe in even when it might seem hard.

Why It's Important to Learn From Your Business Mistakes

Jon Jorgensen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jorgensen

As the economy picks up businesses across the UK will have strong growth plans, but as my own experience shows, sales and growth alone do not automatically create a financially sound business.

We Should See the Economic Potential of Dealing With UK Floods

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

The UK Chancellor, George Osborne, said in the Conservative Party Conference in 2011 that we would deal with climate change and reduce emissions, but not faster or slower than other EU countries, saying that we will not save the world by putting our country out of business...

Crowdsourcing: Just a Trend of a Real Game-Changer?

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Mark Esposito

Last June, David Cameron announced a £1m Longitude Prize for the invention of the next penicillin, airplane or world wide web. The name, Longitude Pr...

Britain's Least Romantic Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a certain amount of scoffing that follows a story after it's revealed "2,000 people have been polled", but most of us aren't surprised that in...

LOOK: This £1m London Flat Is Smaller Than A Tube Carriage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

London's notoriously expensive property market continues to thrive as a tiny flat in ultra luxurious Mayfair has gone on sale for £1 million. The ...

How to Protect Pets During UK Floods

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

The RSPCA have even made reports of cats being lifted up and carried off by the wind. Cats and small dogs could easily be carried away by rushing streams caused by flooding. Here are some ways to help provide for and protect pets in your area.

The UK's Epidemic of 'Lad Culture' Is Not Only Damaging For Women, But Also For Men

Thom James | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thom James

The marginalisation that occurs due to this amplified culture plays on the mind of men. Even if they're usually confident individuals, this subculture will cause them to deliberate over their own identity, to question their own masculinity. The fact that these lads parade as a group and promote themselves as 'real men' gives a reason for young men to think they aren't men at all.

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

Does 'Neknominate' Represent The Very Worst Trends In Student Drinking Culture?

Megan Hughes | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

Safety aside, as student attitudes to drinking would have it, there is a more basic problem with the kind of drinking exhibited in Neknominate videos. All of those who take part are drinking simply for the sake of drinking, rather than because they want to enjoy a drink.

Getting Angry About Billionaire's Row Won't Solve the Housing Crisis

Rebecca Winson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

Get involved with your community and get it back. It will mean tiresome public meetings in dusty social centres, aching arms from holding placards in the rain, and - even if you're not a big shot landlord - being a bit less selfish, which is never easy. But it sure as hell beats sobbing over click-bait photo galleries of some millionaire's busted up ballroom.

Visas and Cultivating UK Links With the Kurdistan Region?

Gary Kent | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

One of the most persistent points made by government officials, business people and others we have met on our parliamentary delegations to Kurdistan in the last six years has been the British visa system.

Should the MOD Take UFOS More Seriously?

Neil Spring | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Neil Spring

Lights in the sky are one thing, near misses quite another, and as much as the MOD is happy to publicise the dubious (and often humorous) reports from members of the public, they aren't nearly as forthcoming as to remind us that the National Air Traffic Control Services detect around one unidentified flying object every month.

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Beyoncè made front pages the world over this week, thanks to her seriously raunchy Grammys' performance with husband Jay-Z, with columnists getting their knickers in a twist (pun intended) over the appropriateness, or not, of her La Perla ribbons and Saint Laurent sparkly tights. On the HuffPost blog, however, the heat wasn't about Bey's outfit, but the lyrics instead. Writer and rape victim charity worker Ellie Slee demanded to know why a reference to Tina Turner suffering domestic abuse at the hands of Ike Turner wasn't omitted for the performance...

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.