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Clive James Says Defiantly 'God Has No Leg To Stand On' Despite Terminal Illness

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 20 March 2015 | UK
There will be no deathbed conversion for Clive James. The author and poet, who is terminally ill with emphysema and leukemia, gave an extraordinary interview to Channel 4 News on Friday, telling the broadcaster that lingering on his own mortality would be "indulgent." While discussing his latest...

Alex Salmond's Scottish Referendum Book Decried As A 'Long Exercise In Literary Masturbation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 20 March 2015 | UK Politics
Alex Salmond’s account of last year’s Scottish referendum was described on Friday as “the longest exercise in literary masturbation since politics began.” Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown gave Salmond’s recently-published opus the sour review during a briefing at the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Aberdeen.

Ukip Candidate Quits, Accuses Nigel Farage's Party Of 'Open Racism'

PA | Ned Simons | 20 March 2015 | UK Politics
Ukip has been plunged into turmoil after two parliamentary candidates were suspended and one quit within hours. Detectives were brought in to investigate an allegation of fraud following the suspension of Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson over claims that a member of staff attempted to overcharge EU expenses. Ukip...

Madeleine McCann 'Troll' Brenda Leyland's Sky News Doorstepper 'Devastated' By Her Death

PA | Louise Ridley | 20 March 2015 | UK
A journalist has spoken of his devastation at the death of a Twitter "troll" who took her own life after featuring in a television news report. An inquest in Leicester was told that Brenda Leyland was found dead two days after her involvement in online abuse of

North Korean Ambassador Reveals Country Has A Nuclear Missile And Is 'Prepared' To Launch It

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 20 March 2015 | UK
The North Korean ambassador to the UK has claimed that his country could launch a nuclear missile "anytime," while decrying defectors fleeing the hermetic state as "animals." In a rare interview with Sky News on Friday, Hyun Hak-bong told the broadcaster "we are prepared… that is what I...

This Solar Eclipse Picture From Space Is Stunning And Very Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 20 March 2015 | UK Tech
THIS is the solar eclipse from space, and as you can imagine it's every bit as impressive as you were hoping. It's a stunning image, with the Sun's flares lashing out around the jet black shadow of the Moon. The time-lapse images were captured by the European Space Agency's Proba-2...

International Day Of Happiness: HuffPost Editors Reveal What Makes Them Happy

Poorna Bell | 20 March 2015 | UK Lifestyle
With happiness recognised by the UN as a 'fundamental human goal', we thought it high time to check in with the things that make us smile, ahead of the International Day of Happiness on 20 March. Last year was the first official celebration of the day, with...

David Cameron Just Compared Himself To Tom Cruise In Mission Impossible

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | 20 March 2015 | UK
David Cameron believes he will prevail in the rewriting EU treaties just like "Tom Cruise", as the president of the European Council Donald Tusk said Conservatives' task was "close to Mission Impossible. Undeterred by the warning of the Polish EC president about redrafting agreements...

Millionaire Cheryl Cole Hints At Ditching Labour Over Mansion Tax

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | 20 March 2015 | UK Politics
Lifelong Labour supporter Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has become the latest millionaire celebrity to hit out at the party's plans for a mansion tax, claiming it would "fuck her over". In an interview with the Telegraph to be published in Stella magazine on Sunday,...

'Sometimes It Just Hits You': Photo Shows Doctor's Emotional Break Down After Death Of 19-Year-Old Patient

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | 20 March 2015 | UK Lifestyle
A photo of an ER doctor breaking down after the death of a 19-year-old patient is touching people around the world. The image, which was posted to Reddit on Friday morning, shows the doctor crouched on the floor holding on to wall and offers an insight into the...

The Best Images From Around The World: Here's Our Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | 20 March 2015 | UK
Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland and Tahira Mirza.

Ukip Suspend PPC Stephen Howd Over Alleged 'Workplace Incident'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 20 March 2015 | UK Politics
Ukip has suspended Stephen Howd, its parliamentary candidate in Scunthorpe, following "allegations of an incident at his workplace", the party confirmed on Friday afternoon. It is the second Ukip suspension in under 24 hours. The suspension of Howd comes as Nigel Farage is grappling with a police probe into

'Battlefield: Hardline' Review: License To Slaughter

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 20 March 2015 | UK Tech
'Battlefield: Hardline' is out now on old- and next-gen consoles and PC. EA's latest Battlefield - while at its core a spin-off cops and robbers take on the established Look Now There's A Tank!!! formula - is essentially an enjoyable, straightforward first-person shooter with standard mechanics, plus some new wrinkles...

Calais 'Migrants' Smuggled In Lorry Are Brutally Beaten In Horrifying Footage

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | 20 March 2015 | UK
Horrific footage purporting to show immigrants being dragged from a truck and beaten at the port of Calais has emerged. The film was posted to Facebook by a Romanian truck driver, who tagged himself as being in Calais on Sunday. The unverified film apparently...

'Fortitude' Producer Patrick Spence On Swapping Film For TV, And Where The Town's Snow Really Came From...

Caroline Frost | 20 March 2015 | UK Entertainment
‘Fortitude’, currently thrilling and perplexing viewers on Sky Atlantic as it ebbs towards its series finale, was originally intended to be a film, until the show’s producer persuaded his writer to swap genre. Patrick Spence tells HuffPostUK: “There were 25 returning characters in this script, and...

Texas Set To Allow Students To Carry Concealed Guns On Campus

Lucy Sherriff | 20 March 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Texas looks set to pass measures which would allow students to carry concealed guns on college campuses, mere days after passing proposals allowing the open carrying of guns in public. Despite various student groups and Texas college leaders vetoing the proposal, it was, unsurprisingly, supported by gun rights groups and...

Nike's 'Just Do It' Motto Was Inspired By Utah Murderer Gary Gilmore, Designer Reveals

Ryan Barrell | 20 March 2015 | UK Sport
One of the world's most recognisable and iconic marketing slogans was inspired by the last words of an infamous killer, it has been emerged. We are, of course, talking about Nike's "Just Do It". Dan Wieden, co-founder of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, said he had a brainwave...

Sun Journalists Not Guilty Of Paying Officials For Prince Harry, Defence Ministry Scoops

Jessica Elgot | 20 March 2015 | UK
The Met's multimillion-pound Operation Elveden received yet another blow on Friday, as four senior Sun journalists were cleared of paying public officials for scoops, including titbits on the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. So far, just one News of the World reporter, who cannot be named for legal reasons,...

The 18 Best Female TV Cops: From Helen Mirren To Sharon Gless, Did Your Favourite Make Our List?

Dave Leonard | 20 March 2015 | UK Entertainment
Scott and Bailey are the latest recruits in a fine tradition of female TV cops. Scott and Bailey are worthy collectors of the female TV cop baton Since they debuted on screen in 2011, the popular duo played by

Matt Diaz Crowdfunds Money For Excess Skin Removal Surgery Following 270 Pound Weight Loss

Ryan Barrell | 20 March 2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Diaz, who captured the hearts of people across the globe with his weight loss story, has already received enough money to get the skin removal surgery he needs. It only took one day for thousands of kind-hearted strangers to donate the $20,000 Matt needed, and the money continues to...
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