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Pictures Of The Day: Photos From Thursday 17th July 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Cripps | 17 July 2014 | UK
Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images, from around the world chosen and created by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps.

UK Weather: Public Health Alert Issued Ahead Of Heatwave That Will Make Britain Hotter Than Hawaii Or The Bahamas

PA | Jack Sommers | 16 July 2014 | UK
Parts of Britain have been warned to brace themselves for heat that could harm your health amid predictions that temperatures could be warmer than Hawaii and The Bahamas. Health officials issued a heatwave alert following forecasts that the mercury may reach 32C (90F) in London and East Anglia on Friday....

Tesco Apologises After Muslim Worker Refuses To Serve Ham And Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 16 July 2014 | UK
Supermarket giant Tesco has rushed to apologise after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer seeking to buy ham and wine saying he was fasting for Ramadan. Shopper Julie Cottle complained after the Tesco cashier at a manned till at the supermarket's Express branch in Neasden Lane asked her...

Dale Bolinger, Nurse Accused Of Planning To Behead And Eat Teenage Girl, 'Had Cannibal Fantasies Aged Six'

PA | Jack Sommers | 16 July 2014 | UK
A nurse who allegedly arranged to meet a 14-year-old girl he planned to behead with an axe and eat, started having fantasies about cannibalism aged just six, his trial has heard. Dale Bolinger, 57, was first arrested in February last year for attempting to sexually groom a girl under the...

5 Quotes That Make Cameron And Osborne Sound Like Harriet Harman On Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 16 July 2014 | UK Politics
The Tories are very excited after Prime Minister's Questions, as David Cameron tried to sink Ed Miliband with a quote from Harriet Harman suggesting that Labour would raise taxes for middle earners. Cameron seized on Harman's remarks on the radio, with Labour's deputy leader quoted as saying: "I think...

Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel Scores Overhead Stunner (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | 16 July 2014 | UK Sport
Leicester City join the Premiership this season with the usual predictions of ex-championship clubs finding it tough. But if they keep scoring goals like this one from Kasper Schmeichel - their goalkeeper - then they could do alright. As long as he does his job at the other...

Woman Dies After Refusing Life-Saving Cancer Treatment To Protect Her Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | 16 July 2014 | UK Lifestyle
The lengths mothers will go to to protect their children is extraordinary - Nicola Cockx made a remarkable sacrifice for the baby she hadn't even met yet. New mother Nicola, 35, has died after she delayed ‘toxic’ but potentially life-saving cancer treatment to protect the health of her...

Royal Mail Risks £160m Fine In French Anti-Competition Probe

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 16 July 2014 | UK Politics
Royal Mail is facing a fine estimated by analysts at up to £160 million after it announced that its loss-making French parcels operation is being investigated by competition authorities. The FTSE 100 firm, privatised last year, disclosed that it was facing allegations of "breaches of antitrust laws" by...

Reshuffle: 6 Ways Cameron's 'Rise Of The Women' Is A Damp Squib

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 16 July 2014 | UK Politics
David Cameron's reshuffle this week aimed to sort out the Tories' "women problem" once and for all, with the "pale, male and stale" ministers shown the door and rising female stars brought to the cabinet table. Despite Nicky Morgan taking the education brief and Liz Truss becoming environment...

French Supermarket Launches Brilliant Food Waste Reduction Campaign That Celebrates Ugly Fruit And Veg

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | 16 July 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ever sifted through apples trying to find the most shiny one or turned your nose up at a bent carrot? You're not alone, many of us recoil at the sight of ugly fruit and veg. But with 40% of fruit and veg wasted because of the way it...

Israeli Shells Hit Group Of Children 'Playing Football On Gaza Beach', Four Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 17 July 2014 | UK
Four Palestinian children were killed in Gaza on Wednesday, after Israeli shelling struck a group playing football on a beach. The attack was witnessed by scores of foreign journalists. Reported by The Telegraph, some of the children that survived were rushed to nearby hotels to shelter from the...

Arsenal Fan Ian Poulter Gets Gooner Send-Off For The Open (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | 16 July 2014 | UK Sport
Most football clubs have their celebrity fans - and some are more authentic than others - but there's no doubting golfer Ian Poulter's allegiances. The Arsenal fan has often been seen sporting his club's colours and this year is no different as he revealed his golf bag design for this...

The Dangers Of Dehydration: It Could Make You Put On Weight Or Get Sick

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | 16 July 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Feeling thirsty is your body's way of saying you are already dehydrated. The trick is that you want to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day so that you don't get to this point. "When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance...

Owning A Dog Can Make You Appear 10 Years Younger, Research Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | 16 July 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dogs are great for fireside snuggles, beach walks and of course, making you appear younger than you are. Yep, you read right: a new study has shown that owning a dog can turn back the ageing clock, with dog owners acting 10 years younger than their biological age....

20 Sex Myths Debunked: Including Penis Size, Pubic Hair, Oral Sex And Cheating

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | 16 July 2014 | UK Lifestyle
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of large feet must also have a large penis. Actually, scrap that. According to one expert (and a lot of studies) shoe size has absolutely nothing to do with penis size. And this isn't the only...

15 British Phrases That Confuse Americans

Andrea Mann | 16 July 2014 | UK Comedy
Siobhan Thompson of Anglophenia is back! Yes, the woman who brought us the brilliant 17 British accents video is now edumacating our American friends on British phrases that they might find confusing. Blimey! As we say over here. But not as they say over there....

Protests In Arizona Over Immigrant Children Show The Ugly Side Of American Populism

Paul Vale | 17 July 2014 | UK
NEW YORK -- Following the noxious scenes in Murrieta, California earlier this month in which women and children from Central American were greeted by flag-waving mobs shouting, "go home" and "you’re not welcome", the ugly face of American populism was given another airing on Tuesday as protesters descended...

BBC Diversity Targets Are 'Racist', Claims MP Philip Davies

Jack Sommers | 16 July 2014 | UK
The BBC is "racist" and discriminating against white, working class people for introducing targets to boost the diversity of its staff, a Tory MP has said. Philip Davies challenged BBC Director General, Lord Hall, and three other heavyweights at the corporation, to "vacate your own jobs" to let...

iPhone 6 Rumours Make No Sense. Here Are 12 Of The Worst.

Michael Rundle | 16 July 2014 | UK Tech
Look, we get sent a lot of rubbish about the iPhone 6. And it arrives in all sorts of forms -- analyst notes, readers tips, videos and unattributed pictures of what is CLEARLY another device. Which isn't to say we aren't excited about the phone. It's going to...

New Manchester United Boss Louis Van Gaal Arrives At Old Trafford

David Hobbs | 16 July 2014 | UK Sport
Louis van Gaal has begun work as Manchester United manager. The Dutchman arrived at United's Carrington training ground on Wednesday to take up the reins only four days after guiding Holland to third place at the World Cup in Brazil. Welcome to Manchester, Louis van Gaal. #mufc...
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