Bonfire Night

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Comedy

From Canada's crack-smoking mayor to Britain's honey-smuggling scientist, this week had it all. British spies. Russell Brand. Bonfire Night. Russel...

A White Bonfire Night? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Dreaming of a white... Bonfire Night? Residents in Teesdale, County Durham were just some of those who woke up to wintery scenes on Tuesday morning...

An Oxford Companion to Hosting the Most Explosive Guy Fawkes Night

Daniel Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Daniel Parker

It's early November and you're panicking. You've decided to host a themed party the likes of which have never been seen before but you don't know which theme to choose. You like eggs but Easter is too far away? You enjoy Christmas but can't stand eggnog? You love Yom Kippur but you're not Jewish? Never fear...

PLAYLIST: 21 Sparkling Tracks For Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Need some music to accompany your bonfire night festivities and/or drown out the sound of fireworks outside? Look, or indeed listen, no further! Fr...

Almost Everything You Need To Know About Bonfire Night

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Forgotten the historical reason why many of us accidentally set fire to our sheds on 5 November? Or wondering what the best firework to lose an eye to is? Here's a handy guide to Bonfire Night for anyone with absolutely nothing better to do for the next two minutes.

10 Dos And Don'ts For Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Guy Fawkes night, bonfire night, burns night... call it what you will: the 5th of November is upon us, so here's our handy list of 10 dos and don'ts w...

Halloween? Guy Fawkes Night? Bah Hum Bug

John L. Adams | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

At risk of being labelled a killjoy, I'm really not sure I want my children influenced by either of these events. I just find halloween vacuous and trick or treating, at its worst, simply encourages children to use menaces to demand gifts.

WATCH: How They Do Fireworks In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Is it fake? Almost certainly. Is it still funny? Definitely. (Via The Poke)...

Keeping Pets and Wild Animals Safe on Fireworks Night

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Let's face it our pets could probably do without the next few days; their annual scarefest of fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, exploding all around them... Luckily our knowledge of animal behaviour is vastly improved nowadays with many safe options and products available helping safeguard all pets; and helping them cope with what can be a very noisy and distressing period.

Forget, Forget the Third of November

Sophie Alderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

The way I see it, it is all very well remembering, and having rhymes that ask us to remember- albeit pretty catchy rhymes- but these days we're not really remembering anything in particular about the fifth of November are we? Its national significance has faded.

Five Things to Set on Fire Which Aren't Katie Hopkins

Rebecca Winson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Rebecca Winson

Hopkins has been rude about fat children and snobbish about working-class ones, but has she ever really done anything which really merits a 30-foot steel effigy of her being burned in front of a baying mob high off toffee apples?

What Do Katie Hopkins And Guy Fawkes Have In Common?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Katie Hopkins, the attention-seeking ex-Apprentice contestant, is to join Lance Armstrong, Gordon Brown, Cherie Blair and Russell Brand as the latest ...

WATCH: Edinburgh Fireworks Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Look at the lovely fireworks display that went off in Oxgangs Brae, Edinburgh last night! Isn't it pretty watching the bangers and.... OH MY WORD WHAT...

OMG Lolz Can't W8 4 Bombfire Night..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Around 50% of people on Twitter believe 'Bonfire Night' is spelt 'Bombfire Night'. Or it seems that way. The horrendous misspelling has been trendi...

Bonfire Night: Food For After The Fireworks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing beats a warming pie or a burger after a cold night at the fireworks. But don't just throw something together. Take tips from Britain's best...

WATCH: Epic Bonfire Night Fireworks FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Comedy

There are firework fails. And there's what happened at the community display in Oban, Scotland, last year. Yes, as you head off to your local bonfi...

Blazing Shame

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

A 30ft effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong wearing a Jim'll Fix It badge will be burned at a town's annual bonfire celebrations this weekend. ...

How Strictly Come Dancing Helped The London Fire Brigade

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

London Fire Brigade had its quietest bonfire night on record this year, thanks to people staying in to watch Strictly Come Dancing and the X Factor, a...

This Could Be Seen As A Rant

Maia Orme | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Maia Orme

I think that Prom will be great and we'll all have a good time, but I hate the pressure on people to bring a date. I know that's probably more of an American thing, because let's face it, Prom is completley an American tradition, and I'm not really sure why British people do it?

Small Boys + Big Sticks + Bonfire = Happiness

Helen Spencer | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

Bonfire Night. Well, I had one too many vinos for starters, and a punishing pain to my left temple on Sunday morning told me I'm too old for all this...

What Does Guy Fawkes Night Mean for us in 2011?

Aisha Gani | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK
Aisha Gani

The symbolism of Guy Fawkes has been adopted by the global movement of anti-capitalism protesters. So commemorating 5 November leaves us with mixed feelings whilst we hold our sparklers...knowing that Fawkes was tortured and then hung, drawn and quartered.

One In Five Back Trick Or Treating Ban After Riots

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK