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Boris Johnson's Call To Build A Bridge Across The Channel Faces Instant Mockery

Boris Johnson reportedly wants to build a bridge across the Channel between the UK and France in an idea that was mocked almost instantly.

The Last Five Years Have Been Revolutionary For Mental Illness, But Is Schizophrenia Still Left Behind?

Five years ago the Schizophrenia Commission published a ground-breaking report called Schizophrenia - The Abandoned Illness.

When Is Household Debt A Problem?

Recent years have seen growing concern about the amount of unsecured debt held by UK households. On the Bank of England’s measure, the total size of this sort of debt – which includes credit card debt, unsecured loans from banks, and car…

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BBC Question Time: 'I Am Not A Liar' Says Tory Minister Margot James As Party Accused Of Running Down NHS

A Conservative minister has made a fierce defence of her Government’s record on the NHS after the party was accused of running down the service.

11 Times Donald Trump's First Year As President Was Basically 'The Office'

1. ‘He’s thrown a kettle over a pub. What have you ever done?’


Anthony Small, Former Boxer Charged, With Terror Offence

British boxing champion-turned Muslim convert Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging terrorism, police said.


One Year On From Trump's Inauguration We Want To Fight The Racism He Spouts

So Donald Trump has cancelled his planned visit to Britain in February. He blamed the deal Barack Obama cut on the building of the US embassy. But we all know that Trump is running scared of the scale of protest his visit would ignite.


Yvette Cooper Blasts Britain's Track Record On Refugees As France Talks Tough On Calais

Britain must honour its agreement to bring hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees to Britain, having “dragged its feet”, a senior MP said, as France urges Britain to do more to deal with migrants living rough in Calais.

Don’t Be Fooled Into Thinking Economics Is Not For You

“Economy” can be a scary and complex word few of us want to discuss. When the economy is talked about by politicians or on the news, it’s laced with jargon about “quantitative easing” and “stock market bubbles”, making it hard to…

BBC Breakfast Host's ‘Frogs’ Remark Was Rather Unfortunately Timed

A BBC Breakfast host raised eyebrows on Thursday by making what some viewers interpreted as a subtle quip about “frogs” during a report about French President Emmanuel Macron’s UK visit.


Emily Maitlis Details Fears Her Stalker Will Never Stop Harassing Her

Emily Maitlis has spoken of her fears that her stalker will never stop harassing her and compared enduring his intrusions on her life to living with a “chronic illness”.


Faith Schools: Government Mustn’t Dance To Catholic Church’s Tune

With the former education secretary Justine Greening now ousted and replaced by Damian Hinds, it seems that plans to create more religiously selective faith schools are back on the table.


Escaped Wolf On The Loose In Berkshire As Police Issue Warning To Public

A wolf that escaped in West Berkshire, leading to a school being locked down, has been recaptured, police have said.

A New Plan To Make HuffPost UK's Blogs The Most Desirable Place To Share Ideas, Expertise And Experiences

HuffPost UK’s blogs have changed people’s lives. Last year Satbir Singh wrote about a seemingly random and unfair decision to ban his wife from getting a visa. Within days of that blog being published, the decision was reversed and his…


Donald Trump's Fake News Awards 2017 Winners Include Opinion Piece And Tweets

The New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has scooped Donald Trump’s fake news awards, which also saw the President’s other ‘fake news’ favourites, The Washington Post and CNN take home accolades.

Facebook Selfie Helps Convict Woman Who Killed Her Best Friend

A Facebook selfie proved instrumental in the conviction of a 21-year-old woman for the manslaughter of her best friend.


'Danger To Life' Weather Warnings Issued By Met Office As 75mph Winds Batter Britain

Flying debris could be a danger to life as winds of up to 75 miles per hour batter Britain, forecasters have warned.

Thursday, Jan 18

More UK Weather Warnings After Blizzards Bring Major Roads To Standstill

The UK is braced for gusts of up to 70mph and heavy snow in parts, with police warning against any travel after a weather warning was upgraded to severe.

Wednesday, Jan 17

North And South Korea Agree First Ever Unified Olympic Team

The two Koreas will field a combined women’s ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul said on Wednesday, after a new round of talks amid a thaw in cross-border ties.

Gary Speed 'One Of Four Men Coached By Barry Bennell Who Took Own Life', Court Hears

Former Wales manager Gary Speed was one of four men who went on to take their own lives after being coached by Barry Bennell, a court has heard.

Homeless Shelter Death At Christmas

At Christmas I witnessed a death. I only know his name, Christopher, and age and I presume the cause was cardiac arrest or perhaps, more likely, organ failure.

Carillion Collapse: What To Do If You Fear Redundancy

The news that UK construction and services giant Carillion has gone into liquidation is sending shockwaves across Britain at the moment.

Tuesday, Jan 16

John Worboys Release: Government Shouldn't Interfere, Says Parole Board Chair

The chairperson of the Parole Board has warned against “political interference” in its decisions, following an outcry over the impending release of black cab rapist John Worboys.

Can Lobsters Feel Pain? Switzerland Bans The Cooking Of Live Lobsters

Switzerland has taken the decision to ban the cooking of live lobsters in boiling water, citing an animal rights argument.

The Future Of The Arts In Education

The news that Bingley Grammar School has had to schedule music GCSE as a paid extra-curricular option is a sad indictment of the pressure that the state sector is under to use curriculum time for core subjects that are measured by SATS and…

Iceland Supermarket Vows To Go Plastic-Free On Its Own Brand Products By 2023

Frozen food giant Iceland has vowed to become the first retailer in the world to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own-brand products.

Monday, Jan 15

RAF Typhoon Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Planes Near UK's Airspace

Two RAF Typhoon jets have been scrambled to intercept Russian planes near the UK’s airspace, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

Painful Journeys: Why Getting To Hospital Appointments Is A Major Issue For Older People

Complicated and painful hospital journeys are adding to the woes of older people and undoubtedly costing the NHS money in missed appointments and relapses.

UKIP Leader Henry Bolton Splits With Girlfriend Jo Marney Over Racist Meghan Markle Messages

UKIP leader Henry Bolton has ended his relationship with girlfriend Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle.

Sunday, Jan 14

Aspiration, Aspiration, Aspiration: The Way We View Social Mobility Is Flawed

In July 2016 Theresa May set forth her agenda for ensuring Britain was ‘the world’s greatest meritocracy – a country where everyone has a fair chance to go as far as their talent and hard work will allow’. It was rhetoric that reflected…

Jeremy Corbyn Says US Is Not Britain’s Most Important Relationship

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dealt a blow to the so-called ‘special relationship’ after saying the US is not Britain’s most important relationship with another country.

Crossbow Killer Suspect Found Dead In Rural North Yorkshire

Officers have discovered a body believed to be the man wanted in connection with a suspected crossbow murder.

John Worboys Release Prompts Justice Secretary To Consider Judicial Review

The new Justice Secretary David Gauke has sought advice over a potential judicial review of the Parole Board’s decision to release black-cab rapist John Worboys from prison following a mass public outcry.