Cheltenham

Why That Controversial Ukip Tweet Might Not Actually Be Ukip At All

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK

Ukip has hit out at social media users who spread "scurrilous opinions" claiming to be speaking for the party using fake Twitter accounts. Roger He...

Cheltenham's Upcoming Monopoly; In This Digital Age Can We Still Not Resist a Good Old Board Game?

Hannah Brooks | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Brooks

The digital age is upon us, and has been upon for us for quite some time. No longer do we communicate with our mouths as we type down in a tiny messaging box the words that no longer reach our eardrums.

Nightclub Boss 'Kidnapped' By Angry, Stiletto-Wearing Lapdancers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A club boss has told a court of the moment he was kidnapped by three lapdancers and their manager - with the women wearing "miniskirts, stilettos and ...

The Shed Trumps Silicon Valley in the Race for the Hyperloop

Matt Clough | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

Musk's latest fixation - and the subject of an upcoming announcement on the 12th of August - is what he has dubbed the Hyperloop. Capable of travelling at 800 MPH and covering the distance between Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour, most are speculating that the design will be powered by solar energy.

Google Denies Prism Spying Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK

Google has denied reports that it allowed the US government access to its servers, saying it had not heard of "a programme called prism until yesterda...

UK Used 'Prism' To Gather Secret Intelligence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ has been covertly gathering information from leading internet companies through a secret US spy program...

LOOK: Plane Crashes Into Back Garden

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A light aircraft has crashed into a back garden in Cheltenham, police said. The 76-year-old pilot, from London, suffered minor injuries in the cras...

Bobs Worth Wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport

Bobs Worth has won the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 11-4 favourite made a late surge to overtake Long Run and Sir Des Champs and win by seven leng...

JT McNamara Remains In Coma After Fall At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport

The climax of the Cheltenham Festival will be set alight by the Gold Cup today, with favourite Bobs Worth heading an 11-strong field. But the thoug...

Fergie And Pippa At Cheltenham (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Sir Alex Ferguson and Pippa Middleton were in attendance on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Racing fanatic Fergie opted looked like he had re...

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Pictures From Day Two

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport

Sprinter Sacre won the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two at the Cheltenham Festival to stretch his unbeaten record over fences to eight. The 1...

Hurricane Fly Retains Champion Hurdle (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

Hurricane Fly became the first horse to regain the Stan James Champion Hurdle since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 as he showed substantial guts to go with ...

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Pictures From Day One

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

One of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar got under way on Tuesday as thousands of punters descended on Cheltenham for Gold Cup week. ...

Insight Into Cheltenham Festival - Day One

Victor Chandler | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

The feature race on the opening day is the Champion Hurdle with favourite Hurricane Fly (3.20) bidding to become the first horse since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 to regain the crown having first landed the prize in 2011.

Undercover - Cheltenham Festival Braces Itself For Freezing Conditions (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Sport

Cheltenham Racecourse was undercover ahead of the start of the 2013 Festival, as attendants are braced for a cold reception. Bookmakers have said s...

Has the Poshtershire Look Gone Too Far?

Sophie Kilbey | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Kilbey

Perhaps then, there is a pressure to keep up appearances, whether you are from the county of Gloucestershire or not! So, a tip from me, if you are keen to fit in with the 'British trend,' I recommend saving all the money you have.

Police Arrest Man Over Chris Kirkland Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK

A 21-year-old man from Cheltenham has been arrested on suspicion of assault after former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was shoved in the face. ...

Jockey Campbell Gillies Dies On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport

Campbell Gillies, who rode Brindisi Breeze to victory at this year's Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, has died in an accide...

Bomb Disposal Carries Out Controlled Explosions In Cheltenham

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK

Police say more than 100 homes remain evacuated in Cheltenham after bomb disposal experts carried out four controlled explosions on Saturday. Two m...

100 Homes Evacuated In Explosives Raid

PA | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

The residents of more than 100 homes have been told it is highly unlikely they will be able to return tonight after being evacuated following a police...

The Lucky Stable Lad Who Won £1m... And Was Ordered Back To Work

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

A stable lad who won £1 million in a Cheltenham accumulator bet was brought back to earth today - when he was ordered back to work. Conor Murphy p...

Stable Lad Wins A Million - And Is Ordered Back To Work

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

A stable lad who won £1 million in a Cheltenham accumulator bet was brought back to earth today - when he was ordered back to work. Conor Murphy p...

Should Horse Racing Be Banned Once And For All?

Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Sport

Should horse racing be banned once and for all? Following the death of five horses at this year's Cheltenham Festival, we're kicking off the launch...

Is There Really a Need to Ban Horse Racing?

Katie Jones | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport
Katie Jones

In a world that has far bigger concerns than "who fell at the second from last", why should we put an end to a sport where accidents happen?

Racing to Their Deaths

Yvonne Taylor | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Sport
Yvonne Taylor

Three horses died in the opening hours of the Cheltenham Festival, and more are sure to follow. How many horses must perish before horse-racing is put out to pasture once and for all? More than 400 horses die in racing in the UK every year. Surely we have evolved enough to recognise that horses shouldn't have to suffer and pay with their lives so people can win a few quid.