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'Fake Life' Scam Sees Thousands Use Loophole To Bring Non-EU Family Members To UK

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

Thousands of people are using a scam to secure residency for non-EU family members in the UK by creating false “lives” in Ireland, it has been rep...

Exclusive: UK Will Be Trump And Putin's 'Hapless Pawn' If We Copy 'Sycophantic' Gove, Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg believes the UK could become a “hapless pawn” in attempts to destroy Europe if British politicians ape Michael Gove and “sycophantica...

'Shameful' Social Mobility Means Thousands Of Talented Young People Miss Out On Top Jobs

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out on top jobs, a parliamentary inquiry into social mobility has found....

Liam Fox 'Doing Nothing' To Help UK Businesses Over Brexit, Exporters Warn

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics

Brexiteer Liam Fox’s new Government department is “doing nothing” to help UK firms to export, a British business group has warned. The UK IT Ass...

May Threatens Brussels With UK 'Hard Brexit' Tax Haven Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics

Britain is ready to become an aggressive tax haven if the EU fails to agree the right Brexit trade deal, Downing Street has warned. Theresa May’s of...

A Woman Has Died From An Unstoppable Superbug

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

A woman has died after being infected by a strain of bacteria resistant to every antibiotic available in the US. The patient, who was in her 70s, acqu...

Public Don't Trust Boris, Fox And Davis To 'Do What Is Right' Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK

Less than a third of voters trust the Government’s so-called “Three Brexiteers” to “do what is right” regarding Brexit, a poll suggests. For...

Pound Falls Again Following Latest 'Hard Brexit' Reports

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK

The pound has dropped to its lowest point for more than three months following reports that Theresa May is heading for a “hard Brexit”. Sterling f...

Pound Falls As Theresa May To Signal 'Clean Break' From EU In Brexit Speech

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK

The pound looks set for another battering ahead of Theresa May finally setting out her Brexit plans, which appear to embrace a ‘hard’ exit from th...

EU Negotiator Wants Special Deal With The City Of London Post-Brexit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK

The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit has offered the first hint of a compromise from Brussels to ensure member states continue to have easy access to...

Record Numbers Of Students Are Getting Top Degrees - But Employers Think It's Irrelevant

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Record numbers of students are now leaving university with top degrees, with almost one in four graduates (24%) achieving a first. Nearly three quar...

Nintendo Switch: Here's Literally Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech

The Nintendo Switch is officially here, unveiled to the world at a special event held in Japan. Nintendo’s sequel to the Wii U has been designed as ...

Labour Must Stop Undermining Its Own Brexit Policy In Public, Warns Leading Trade Union Backer

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour needs to privately agree its immigration policy before saying anything that could “undermine” its Brexit position, a leading trade unionist...

Brexit Briefing: Michael Fish, Apologetic Experts and Jenga

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.01.2017 | 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 your ...

Flight Cancellations, Road Closures And Evacuations Begin As Snow And Gales Arrive

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Gales, snow and heavy rain have brought traffic chaos to Britain, as Londoners marvelled at snowfall. Fights were cancelled, roads were closed due to ...

The Cost Of A Brexit Crackdown On Foreign Student Numbers In Britain Is Staggering

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Britain could lose up to £2 billion a year if the government takes a tougher stance on international student numbers after the UK leaves the EU, new ...

What Is Thundersnow And Where Will It Hit In The UK?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Thundersnow is a term you’ll be hearing a lot of in the winter months, but aside from sounding pretty damn cool, what exactly is it? Well it kind of...

In The Name Of Confucius: How China Is Invading Western Universities With Communist Propaganda

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Fifteen years ago, I travelled to Qufu, the birthplace of China's most famous philosopher, Confucius, who lived from 551-479 BC. I had lived in and travelled around China, including Hong Kong, for much of the previous decade and wanted to learn more about the source of so much of Chinese culture's ancient wisdom before returning to Britain.

UK Business Could Pay £1,000-A-Year Levy To Employ EU Citizens After Brexit, Says Immigration Minister

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics

Companies could be forced to pay £1,000 a year for every skilled EU worker it employs after Brexit, the Immigration Minister revealed today. Robert G...

What Makes People Happy? Education Policymakers Must Prioritise Emotional Health

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Haisman-Smith

What is it that makes you happy? For many people, life satisfaction will be influenced by many different factors, including their family and education. For those working in the education world, the aim of achieving happiness for pupils once they leave school and become adults may be a motivating factor, but rarely something they can focus on day-to-day...

Hard Brexit Would Be The 'Biggest Disaster In Years' For Universities, Say Academics

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A hard Brexit could cause the “biggest disaster” in higher education for many years, academics have warned MPs. Leading professors told the Educa...

Corbyn: UK Should 'Ratchet Down' Tensions With Russia

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK to “ratchet down” military tensions with Russia after a fresh war of words erupted between London and Moscow. ...

Snow Forecast For UK And London Amid Wintry Polar Blast

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

Snow warnings have been issued across much of Scotland and the north of England for Wednesday, with a chance of the white stuff heading south on Thurs...

'Grow up!' Tory Peer Launches Extraordinary Attack On His Own Party Over Social Care Funding

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond’s Treasury should “grow up’”and properly fund social care, the Tories’ most senior council chief has declared. In a witherin...

Councils Could Lose Out On A Fund Worth Billions Unless They Let The Tories Build On New Land, Says Government Source

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

Councils which fail to free up extra land for new homes could miss out on a £4.8 billion Government fund, The Huffington Post UK has learned. The Tor...