United Kingdom

Support For Scottish Independence Is Higher Than Ever - But It's Not That Simple

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

Support for Scottish independence is higher than ever - but it still seems a Yes vote is far from certain. According to the latest ScotCen Scottish so...

New Trade Deals Are 'Far Beyond' Liam Fox's Department, Warns Lords Committee

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox does not have the staff to secure new trade deals while also negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU, a Lords rep...

Decide What The Best (And Worst) Names For The UK Without Scotland Would Be

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

After Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to give Scotland another vote on independence on Monday, many realised that we may not be known as the “United King...

Rejoice! It’s Going To Be As Hot As Ibiza Today

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

Get ready to bare that pallid flesh to the masses – the mercury is likely to hit a sweltering 18C on Tuesday. The hottest spots of Britain will be t...

Tories Served Crushing Blow By Lords Over International Students Immigration Vote

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The House of Lords has served a crushing blow to the Tories by voting in favour of removing international students from immigration figures. Currentl...

The UK Really Isn't Doing Very Well With Its Gender Equality Plans, According To MPs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

The UK is lagging behind other countries in setting out plans to achieve gender equality, MPs have warned. An influential cross-party committee called...

Cyber Criminals Will Start Holding Our Fitness Trackers To Ransom

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, TVs and fitness trackers are now all at risk of being held to ransom by cyber criminals. With almost every device ...

David Davis Says UK Will Not Deport EU Citizens After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has dismissed the suggestion the British government would deport EU citizens after Brexit. The landmark European Union (Notification of Wi...

Tweeters Are Suggesting Hilarious New Names For Britain As Scottish Independence Looms

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to give Scotland another vote on independence has got people thinking that “the United Kingdom” no longer accurately de...

Britain's Top Unis Face 'Brain Drain' Thanks To Uncertainty Over EU Workers' Rights

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Academics are already planning to leave the UK due to uncertainty over their rights following Brexit, leaders at Britain’s oldest university have wa...

New Immigration Charge Could Cost NHS Millions And Make Staff Shortages Worse

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK

A new immigration charge could cost the NHS millions of pounds and make staff shortages worse, leading healthcare professionals have warned. The healt...

Sunday Show Round Up: Government Are Preparing For 'No Deal' In Brexit Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Politics

Key points: David Davis and Liam Fox both say the Government are preparing for ‘no deal’ with the EU, but are confident one can be struck. Labo...

'Waffle, Charm And Delay' Lord Heseltine Tears Into Boris Johnson's Brexit Interview

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Politics

Fair to say Lord Heseltine is not impressed w/ @BorisJohnson's suggestion that the UK would be okay with no Brexit deal from the EU #Peston pic.twitte...

There's A 'Dangerous' Trend Of UK Politicians Imitating Trump's 'Fake News' Claims

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

British politicians aping Donald Trump by condemning established media as “fake news” is a “dangerous” trend that needs to be challenged, the ...

Craft Cannot Stand Still

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

There's no doubt that craft and the Crafts Council are in a state of flux. We've witnessed an unprecedented rise in the popularity of making, encapsul...

Navigating The Minefield Of US Travel Bans

Frank Brehany | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

The news that President Trump is about to sign yet another Executive Order, which will apparently reinstate the Muslim Travel Ban into the United Stat...

Nicola Sturgeon Ups The Ante On Second Scottish Referendum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out a second Scottish independence referendum in 2018. Pressed on the timing of a possible second referendum whil...

Question Time Pret Woman Proved Correct Over Dire Brexit Coffee Warning

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK

Last week, a BBC Question Time audience member was roundly mocked for wondering aloud who would serve her coffee at Pret a Manger stores in London if ...

Why Awards Matter

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

Throughout its long history, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has covered issues from 'how to hang your husband's suit' in its very first programme to the W...

Why I'll Sacrifice My Place In The UK For Hope, Progress And Equality For All In Northern Ireland

Jamie Baird | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Baird

The ballot boxes are empty, the votes have been counted and our voices have been heard. Young voters have weakened the DUP's version of unionism to create one of a different kind. For a union of love, communities and social progress. And that's the future we need in Northern Ireland.

Defeat For Dubs Scheme As Just Three Tories Defy Party Orders

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Politics

Plans to help unaccompanied child refugees in Europe were defeated by the Government today as just three Tory MPs defied party orders. Heidi Allen, Ta...

Leave.EU Are Still Falsely Claiming A 'Child Refugee' Is A Terror Suspect

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

The Brexit campaign group ran by Nigel Farage and Arron Banks is still incorrectly claiming a refugee let into Britain has been arrested on suspicion ...

International Students Generate Almost £26 Billion For UK Economy Each Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

International students help generate almost £26 billion for the economy and support more than 200,000 jobs, a new report has revealed. Between 2014-...

13 Tips To Help Your Kid Discover A Love Of Photography

Jen Barton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents

Holidays are one of the greatest things you can share with your children. Exposure to different ways of life, from Cornwall’s beach towns to the str...

Public Tip Offs Have Helped Thwart A String Of Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK

Information from the British public has helped thwart a string of terror attacks, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has revealed. Assi...