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Teen's Heart-Rending Message Exposes 'Ridiculous' Pressure New GCSEs Are Putting On Kids

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager’s passionate post about how the government’s new GCSE grading system has put so much pressure on students they are “crying in the toi...

You're Getting A Mixed Bag Of Weather This Bank Holiday Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK

We wish we could promise you this bank holiday weekend will be a glittering jewel of sunshine and warmth, we really do. And after the chilly, wintry b...

Theresa May Thinks The EU Is Ganging Up On The UK Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May has signalled she thinks European Union members are conspiring against the UK over Brexit, accusing leaders of preparing to “line up to ...

Brexit Briefing: French Disconnection

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to you...

Technology Sector Has The Largest ‘Like-For-Like’ Gender Pay Gap In UK

Press Association Technology Correspondent | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech

Women in the UK technology industry are paid on average 16% less than men, new research into the wage gap claims. A survey across more than 750 organi...

130 Refugee Kids Were Stopped From Coming To UK Because Of Home Office Botch

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK

The Government has admitted the UK will accept a further 130 child refugees through the Dubs scheme after miscounting how many places were available. ...

Students Across The Country Will Soon Be Able To Get Free Tampons

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the UK will soon be offered free tampons after the NUS vowed to tackle the “classist” price of female sanitary wear. Delegates at...

Labour Peer Tables 'Regret Motion' In Final Act Of Defiance Against NHS Cuts

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will use the final day of Parliament before the general election to stage a last-ditch attempt to protect student nurse bursaries from Tory cut...

No, Production Of Blue Riband Chocolate Biscuit Is Not Moving To Poland Because Of Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

Confectionery giant Nestle has dismissed claims that it is cutting almost 300 jobs in the UK, and moving production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscu...

Ukip MEP Resigns As Spokesman Over Pledged Muslim Face Veil Ban

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

Ukip’s foreign affairs spokesman has resigned over the party’s pledge to ban the Muslim face veil, saying: “No-one has the right to dictate what...

Poorest Households Pay More In Taxes Than The Richest 10%, New Figures Reveal

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics

Britain’s poorest households pay more of their incomes in taxes than the very richest, official figures reveal today. The latest release from the Of...

Labour Unveils Brexit Plan: Rights For UK Workers And EU Citizens

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour government would bring in new laws to protect the rights of workers and EU nationals under Brexit - and give Parliament a possible veto on an...

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About This Illegal New Sex Practice

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Every week there is a new trend in the bedroom that we haven’t encountered before, and with the growing prevalence of the digital world entering our...

Sex-For-Rent: Not A Scandal, Just A Rinse And Repeat

Julian Vigo | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

The larger question that we must ourselves as a society is why so many walk into our friend's second, third, or fourth home, gasping in awe and admiration. Why do we value that which hurts so many of our brothers and sisters? It is time for us to have a frank discussion about greed and exploitative economic practices.

There's No Turning Back On Brexit, And Our Loss Is Profound

Quora | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Quora

We would also need to transcend our condescending attitudes towards Europe and abandon our sense of god-given self-importance. In short, if Britain wants to be independent, we needed to realise first that we are not "special" unless we put in the thought and effort that is required to make ourselves so.

Paul Nuttall Says Burka Ban Reversal Is Not An Attack On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK

Paul Nuttall has denied Ukip’s reversal on pushing for a public burka ban alongside proposals against Sharia law amount to an “attack” on Muslim...

Tory MP Ridiculed For Brexit Advice On What Car, Wine And Cheese You Should Buy

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK

A Tory MP has been roundly mocked for suggesting the British public will be well-catered for by UK-produced cars, wine and cheese in the event the EU ...

Theresa May Commits To Spending 0.7% Of GNI On Development Aid

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has pledged to maintain the government’s commitment to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on international development aid sho...

Britain's Set For Its First Day Without Coal Since The Industrial Revolution

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech

This story has been updated. Friday (21 April) is set to be the first day since the industrial revolution that the UK won’t generate any electricity...

We'd Still Take You Back If You Dropped Brexit, Says European Parliament President

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK

The UK would be welcomed back by the EU if it abandoned Brexit following the general election, the European Parliament’s president has said. Antonio...

Theresa May Accused Of Manipulating Immigration Figures Over Potential Student U-Turn

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The Lib Dems have accused Theresa May of manipulating immigration figures after it emerged she could be about to make a U-turn over foreign students. ...

Corbyn Hits Back At 'Smear' That Putin Wants Labour Victory

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at a Tory “smear” that Russian President Vladimir Putin would welcome a Labour general election victory. Labour sources...

UK Teens 'Among The Most Miserable In The World'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

UK teens are among the most miserable in the world, new data has revealed. The UK was ranked 38th out of 48 countries based on how satisfied 15-year-...

UK 'Ill-Prepared' For Post-Brexit Future Due To Chronic Under-Investment In Skills

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A chronic under-investment in skills means the UK is “ill-prepared” for its post-Brexit future, a leading HR body has warned. Young people are la...

How To Register To Vote In The General Election: Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

On June 8, voters will head to the booths to decide which political party should lead the UK, Theresa May announced this morning. The snap general el...