Winston Churchill

Churchill's Grandson Takes £850k-A-Year Serco Top Job

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Shares in troubled private security firm Serco rose sharply today after the company hired a respected FTSE 100 boss to lead its turnaround. Rupert ...

Who Lost Out To Jane Austen On Our New Banknotes?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Bank of England officials considered featuring Admiral Horatio Nelson and Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, on future banknotes instead ...

Cleaner And Longer Lasting: Plastic Banknotes Given A Launch Date

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Plastic bank notes are to be issued by the Bank of England for the first time when the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill appears in 2016. A ...

Where Is the Next Nelson Mandela?

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

It's absurd, I know, but wouldn't it be nice to think that one day another Mandela figure will emerge, someone with the same burning sense of justice, unquenchable courage and personal integrity? Absurd, yes, but we can dream, can't we?

Unlikely Tattoos: David Dimbleby Has A Scorpion, What Did Churchill & Orwell Have?

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: David Dimbleby's Scorpion Tattoo Doubles As An HIV Symbol In The Gay Community (PICTURE) You’re never too old to be inked. And at the age...

Facebook Humblebrags Throughout History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to College Humor's Will Stephen and Nathan Yaffe for these - a collection of Facebook status humblebrags from historical figures... ...

'In The Morning I Will Be Sober & You Will Still Be Ugly': Churchill Tops Best Insult List

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

Winston Churchill's scathing put-down of Britain's first female MP has seen the war-time Prime Minister voted king of the witty insults. Churchill...

Tattoos and Careers - Will They Ever Get Along?

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

Whilst having a tattoo could land you that job in a bar in east London, if you're applying for the Metropolitan police you can't have any visible unprofessional tattoos. And rules in the NHS tend to vary but are generally around not having any visible 'offensive' tattoos.

Creativity as a Salve for the Mind and Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When life's burdens weigh too heavily on my shoulders, I have found that the creation of art frees me from my struggle. In the focused tranquility of painting and sculpting, my mind cannot wander to worries.

LOOK: Charlie Chaplin In Colour

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

We're all familiar with portraits of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Mark Twain, but with crumbling monochrome photos we can only guess at what th...

On the Passing of Giants

Grainne Gillis | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK
Grainne Gillis

There were a number of news items that caught my attention this week: the vote in parliament on "intervening" in Syria; the anniversary of the March on Washington; and the passing of the great Irish Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney.

On A Roll: Winston Churchill's Great Granddaughter Lands 11 A*s..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Winston Churchill's great-granddaughter really has got something to smile about: just after being signed by modelling agency Storm she discovered ...

Can't Touch This: MPs Told To Stop Rubbing Thatcher And Churchill Statues

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Historic statues of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher could be roped off to stop MPs touching their feet for luck. There is a tradition of po...

Underground Station Used As Blitz Command Bunker Up For Sale

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

A disused London Underground station is to be sold after the Ministry of Defence (MOD) declared it surplus to military requirements. Brompton Road...

Still Waiting in the Wings

Judi Sutherland | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

The Women's Room campaign to continue to have images of women on banknotes has succeeded. Not immediately, of course, because Elizabeth Fry will be taken off the £5 note and replaced by Winston Churchill. Jane Austen still has to "wait in the wings" for another four years to become the new face of the British tenner.

LOOK: ‘He's Giving The Victory Sign Already': Baby Cambridge Is An EDL Supporter, Tweets Tommy Robinson. Sigh

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

EDL leader Tommy Robinson has jumped on the Royal baby joke bandwagon with a contribution of his own. Robinson tweeted a photograph in which two of...

Jessica Elgot

Victory For Common Sense And Sensibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Money "is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of," says Mary Crawford in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Now Austen herself is the source of happ...

Sir Edgar Speyer - Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy?

Ellee Seymour | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

Have you ever heard of Sir Edgar Speyer? The chances are that unless you have stayed at his former sprawling home on the North Norfolk coast where his story and sad demise is displayed in the lobby - now the splendid Sea Marge Hotel where I first heard of him - it is unlikely that his name will be familiar to you.

POLL: Who's The Liar?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

Updated 2 July 2013: rephrasing of opening paragraph to remove suggestion that Tony Blair may have lied over the Iraq war. Removal of word 'illegal' i...

'Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes' Campaign Launches Legal Challenge Against Bank of England

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the Bank of England decided to replace the only woman on British bank notes with a man, ...

'One Man Can Make All The Difference'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is planning to write a book on Winston Churchill - to show that "one man can make all the difference". In an announcement that will n...

Brogan Driscoll

Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes: HuffPost UK Support The Petition With Female Alternatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Bank of England's decision to replace Elizabeth Fry, the only woman on British bank notes, with yet another man has given many modern feminists a ...

The Winston Churchill Fiver, David Downing and the Berlin Blockade

Philip White | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

I was delighted to read last week's news that from 2016, Winston Churchill will be the new face of the fiver (five pound note, about $7.50, if you're reading this in the US). Now, my reaction isn't surprising, given that I wrote a book about Sir Winston. But it goes far beyond my appreciation for the man who led Britain through her darkest hour and into her finest.

The Week That Was: Icons

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

I've nothing against Winston Churchill popping up on our money - it's not actually the first time, having previously appeared on 1965 five-shilling pieces. Although it seems a little rude he's kicking off the only woman, the Queen not withstanding, who currently appears on any British banknote, social reformer Elizabeth Fry. Still, if the public had its way, it could be David Beckham staring back at us as we fork over our fivers, or even Robbie Williams. Those being just two of the more contemporary figures offered up by well-meaning Brits.

Churchill Replaces Elizabeth Fry On £5 Note

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Sir Winston Churchill is to appear on the next £5 note, the Governor of the Bank of England has announced. The wartime leader will become the firs...