Boxing Day

Media Take Note - Boxing Day Hunts: Tradition Is No Excuse for Cruelty

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

It's that time of year again, bellies full, another re-run of Only Fools and Horses on the telly and the annual media scramble around picturesque chocolate box villages up and down the country to report on the 'traditional' Boxing Day hunts, to marvel in the spectre of the noble red coats on their trusty steeds, at the well-groomed packs of hounds and crowds of good country folk celebrating an age old British tradition.

Whoa! It's 90% Likely To Snow!

PA | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

A large swathe of central Britain has been warned to be ready for snow as a cold snap brings freezing temperatures in the lead-up to the New Year. ...

There's Lots Of Finger Pointing Over The Boxing Day Train Shutdown...

PA | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Labour has accused the Conservatives of allowing a near shutdown of Boxing Day rail services despite the Tories bemoaning the lack of December 26 trai...

Boxing Day Blow-Out

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

Millions of shoppers hit the high street or logged on online in the annual Boxing Day sale spending spree. Selfridges took more than £2 million in...

Remembering the Tsunami: 'Responding to World Disasters Will Never Be the Same Again'

Laurie Lee | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Laurie Lee

The scale of the disaster and the speed with which entire towns and communities were swept away was something the modern world had never seen before. This was to change the way we prepare for and respond to crises forever.

Still Here, Still Hunting, 10 Years On

Tim Bonner | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

This Boxing Day is the tenth since the Hunting Act was passed by Parliament. It came into force six months later. For hunting, and for many people in the countryside, this was the lowest moment, but hunting still thrives despite all the fears and the dire predictions. How is it that an activity that was outlawed after an epic and bitter political campaign has survived?

Boxing Day To Brrrring Snow!

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

A cold snap is set to grip Britain, with forecasters warning of snow on Boxing Day followed by freezing temperatures in the lead-up to New Year. Th...

'Tis The Season To Explain Christmas: No, Coke Didn't Create Santa's Red Suit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Christmas traditions are far from purely Christian - a lot of what Brits do in the festive season can be traced back to paganism, folklore and commerc...

The Beginning of the End of Festive TV

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gareth Edmundson

Did anyone happen to see what Channel 5 decided to showcase on Christmas Day to win the TV ratings war? I'm sure millions tuned in but in case you didn't know, at 8.40pm Channel 5 decided to go into the prime time battle by screening Eddie Stobart - 12 Days of Christmas.

Man Shot Dead On Boxing Day Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

Hassan Isman Omer, a 31-year-old from Poplar in east London, has been named as the victim of a shooting in a nightclub on Boxing Day. He died in ho...

Minister Accused Over Boxing Day Train Non-Services

PA | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Labour have accused a Conservative transport minister of "hypocrisy" over the shortage of train services on Boxing Day. Only a handful of lines wil...

WATCH: The Worst UK Boxing Day Sales Stampedes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

The Boxing Day sales are a shopping bonanza that are much awaited by bargain-hunters, who are normally found queuing outside stores each year for hour...

LOOK: Shoppers Flock To Boxing Day Sales

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Shoppers flocked to the high streets in their thousands on Thursday as stores opened for the Boxing Day sales. Some keen bargain-hunters started qu...

More Flooding Expected As Further Wind And Rain Forecast

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Flooding misery for thousands of homeowners is expected to continue after weather forecasters predicted further wind and rain across the UK. Around...

Misery For Residents Rescued On Christmas Morning From Flooding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Residents have told how they were rescued from their homes early on Christmas morning. Pat Tapply, 79, a retired civil servant, left her home in If...

Arctic 30 Get Christmas Day Surprise From Russian Government

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Greenpeace protesters were called to an emergency meeting on Christmas Day with Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee, so the criminal case agai...

The Ashes, Football And Subbuteo: The Boxing Day Sport Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Boxing Day is better than Christmas Day. The atmosphere is relaxed, rather than frantic, it's not as emotional an occasion and the company is invariab...

How're Small Firms Preparing For The Christmas Rush?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Christmas is a fabulous festive chance for Brits to relax and tuck into their turkey, but many businesses are working harder than ever as the holidays...

Here's Where To Get The Best Boxing Day Deals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Shoppers are swarming to the high street for the Boxing Day sales as they hunt down the best cut-price post-Christmas goods.. You can expect the u...

What To Watch At The Cinema This Boxing Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tired of turkey sandwiches, sibling squabbling and grandma's snoring? Escaping the house after being cooped up all Christmas Day is one of the best th...

Sir Alex Ferguson's 'Apology'

Kevin Blundell | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

After calling Newcastle United a 'wee club in the north east' during the aftermath of a thrilling encounter between the Red Devils and Toon Army, Sir Alex Ferguson recently began to backtrack. Renowned for the mind-games he enters with rival managers, Ferguson responded to comments made by Alan Pardew regarding refereeing decisions in the game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Manorbier Castle Chronicles

Celia Lyttelton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Celia Lyttelton

The highlight of the festivities was 'Oliver Twisted' a satirical and subversive panto at the Tabernacle, off Portobello Road. Written by Peter Jack, 'Oliver Twisted' was worthy of 'Private Eye' at its best, laced with wicked wit and peppered with localized 'in' jokes.

Money Can Buy Everything Except Spiritual Happiness

Yousif Nur | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK
Yousif Nur

Boxing Day may as well be symbolized by a ringing till and hoards of queues with the odd pitched tent if what the mainstream media has you believe. The excitement of people practically falling over one another to get a cardigan they didn't need to begin with is a fascinating one.

PHOTOS: Boxing Day Swim Turns Bloody

SWNS | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

A traditional Boxing Day swim looked like a scene from a horror show on Wednesday as swimmers emerged from the sea covered in blood. This year saw ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 27th December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...