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Soldiers Armed With Machine Guns Descend On Parliament As UK Adjusts To New Threat Level

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

Armed soldiers began their patrols of UK streets and high-profile targets on Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Manchester Arena bombing. Monday’s ...

Kicking the Kyriarchy Episode 11: Clothing

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Style
Elena Guthrie

We are used to clothing defining us. You only have to pick up most mainstream magazines to be told that the brand, the fabric, the cut of the clothing and how you wear it make an instant impression.

Nicki Minaj Receives Support From An Unlikely Fan After Westminster Bridge Music Video Scenes

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Nicki Minaj has received support from a perhaps unlikely place, following scrutiny over whether she was right to feature scenes filmed on Westminster ...

MPs' Children Cared For In Creches Just Yards From One Of The UK's Most Polluted Roads

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics

Children of MPs are being cared for within yards of some of the most polluted roads in the country, new analysis of the UK’s air quality has discove...

Body Of PC Keith Palmer To Lie In Chapel In The Palace of Westminster

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK

The body of the policeman murdered in the London terror attack will lie in a chapel in the Palace of Westminster before his funeral on Monday. Pc Keit...

Westminster Attack Death Toll Rises To Five

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

Romanian national Andreea Cristea who was injured in the Westminster terror attack, has died, Scotland Yard said on Friday. The 31-year-old’s death...

Westminster Attack Victim's Wife Has An Incredible Message About Her Husband's Killer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

The injured wife of a man killed in the Westminster terror attack has said she does not hate the assailant, and even pities him. Melissa Cochran had b...

Royals Among Those Paying Tribute To Westminster Attack Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among those paying their respects at a service of remembrance on Wednesday for those who lost their lives in th...

A Love Letter From LA To London In The Face Of Terror Attacks

Caroline Feraday | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Caroline Feraday

I may be living 5000 miles away now from London but I still feel it's part of my family - part of the fabric of who I am. Je suis London, indeed. So ...

Amidst Post Tragedy Criticism Of Open Gates And Daffodils: "All We Are Saying Is Give Police A Chance."

Chris Hobbs | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Less than a week after tragic events on Westminster Bridge and within the Palace of Westminster the story of a police officer mildly rebuking the pare...

Widowed Westminster Terror Attack Survivor Smiles From Her Hospital Bed

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

A woman who was seriously injured and lost her husband in the Westminster terror attack has been pictured in hospital with a defiant smile on her face...

We Stand Together

Fariha Khan | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Fariha Khan

As the news of London terror attack unfolded my initial thought of pain and anger and frustration made me think that I am disappointed in humanity. La...

Westminster Attack Victim Aysha Frade Was 'Our Guardian Angel', Say Family

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

The family of 44-year-old Aysha Frade, who was killed in last Wednesday’s Westminster terror attack, have paid tribute to their “guardian angel”...

Thousands Gather On Westminster Bridge For Vigil One Week After London Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK

Thousands of people gathered on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday to mark a week since the London terror attack that killed four people. Police officers...

Man 'Jumps' Off Westminster Bridge Hours Before London Terror Attack Vigil

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

A search is underway on the River Thames after a man is believed to have “jumped” off the Westminster Bridge, just hours before a vigil is due to ...

Shared Values And Identity Can Help Us All Stand Up Against Terror

Qari Asim | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Qari Asim

We often talk about counter-narratives but that is not enough: counter-narratives do have an important role to play, when seeking to re-engage those already susceptible. But 'Don't be an extremist' is too passive. We need a positive call to action - a clear articulation of a shared identity and sense of belonging. The response to Wednesday's cowardly attack gave a taste of what that could be - proud, inclusive and resilient.

Brexit And The March For Europe: Maybe You Had To Be There To Appreciate It

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Wish you were there. Really do. But since you couldn't make it, no problem. Here's what to appreciate: It's believed there were more than 50,000 peopl...

There Is No Correct Reaction To Terror Attacks

Stephen Mayne | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Stephen Mayne

Nothing shocks like events that seem to recast our world. Therein lies the great power of terrorism. Last Wednesday brought this to my mind in a way t...

Terrorism Has No Religion

Molly Thompson | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

Unfortunately in every group that holds a particular belief system, there are always those who take the messages too far or make their own definitions...

Those Who Propagate Hate Will Not Defeat Us - Our Values Will Prevail

Seema Kennedy | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Seema Kennedy

So as we continue to go about our normal lives, in the face of this attack, whether you're celebrating Nowruz or marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination these values of tolerance and openness should stay at the forefront of our collective consciousness.

Westminster Attacker's Mother Breaks Silence To Condemn His 'Atrocity'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK

The mother of the Westminster attacker has released a statement condemning his “atrocity”, saying she “shed many tears” over it. Khalid Masood...

Family Of Westminster Terror Attack Victim Share Emotional Details Of His Trip To UK

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK

Kurt Cochran, one of the four victims of the Westminster terror attack last week, had never been out of the US and “loved” London so much he “fe...

Restaurateur's Kindness Praised After Feeding 300 Emergency Service Staff For Free

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK

A restaurant owner has been praised for his kindness after feeding hundreds of members of the emergency services for free during the aftermath of the ...

'Atheist Prayers' - When 'Thoughts' Are Not Enough

Kester Brewin | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Kester Brewin

Prayer is really no more than focused hope; the real question is, on what does that hope focus? For the true believers, to hope that God will step in is too often an abdication of any responsibility for action. We pray for the hungry, but refuse to offer them bread from our own loaded plates. When hope is located in the heavens, the earth is left to perish.

In The Face Of Fear, We Will Continue To Build Bridges And Walk Them Every Day

Jamie Baird | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Jamie Baird

When the attack on Westminster started to unfold, my work office was put on lockdown. Staff were briefed on the situation outside and we were advised to stay away from the windows until we knew exactly what was going on. In the uncertainty, many of us sent messages to loved ones to say we were safe.