Why I Hate New Year's Eve

Melanie Haynes | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

I have a confession to make - I hate the concept of New Year's Eve. After many years of pretending to enjoy it, I finally made peace with this but on the face of it seem that I am in the minority. The internet is full of posts and articles about how to have the perfect outfit, the perfect meal and the perfect night out, blah blah blah- no pressure there!

Firework Attack On Care Home Leaves Wheelchair-Bound Woman Left In Critical Condition

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

A vulnerable woman has been left in critical condition after being targeted by fireworks at a residential care home in Barking. Donna Stringer, 43...

Think You Know All About Bonfire Night? Think Again

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

Some 410 years after the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, people are once again gathering to celebrate Bonfire Night around the country. The plot saw...

Teddy Bear Onesie Saves Baby During Firework Attack

SWNS | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

A baby who had a firework thrown at him was saved from horrific burns by the teddy bear onesie he was wearing. Nine-month-old Charlie was in his p...

Best Places To Watch Fireworks In London

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bonfire Night is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing... Fireworks, and lots of 'em. If you live in London and haven't yet figured o...

No You're Not Mistaken, That's A Giant Machine Gun That Shoots Fireworks

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech

This is, unremarkably, one of the stupidest things we've probably seen this year. Yet despite all of the logic in our brain fighting to gain domina...

Here's How The Amazing 'Sky Ladder' Firework Display Actually Works

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An amazing firework display which launches a glowing ladder into the sky has been developed by a Chinese artist. Cai Guo-Qiang designed the pyrotec...

Man Killed Instantly After Launching Firework Off The Top Of His Head

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

A 22-year-old man has died after attempting to launch a firework off the top of his head. Devon Staples was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of...

Fireworks, Travel & Other Tips For New Year's Eve In London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

As we hurtle towards the last day of the year, New Year’s Eve in the country’s capital promises to be a big one. London Mayor Boris Johnson is ...

If Any Bonfire Celebration Could Spark WW3, It's This One

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

If there was one way to cheekily spark a new Cold War with some jovial Bonfire night celebrations, then the people of Lewes have probably done it. ...

It's OK To Set Putin Ablaze... But Don't Take A Match Anywhere Near Salmond

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

Alex Salmond avoided being set ablaze last night after a furious response to a bonfire night effigy prompted a police investigation - while Vladimir P...

Fireworks: Spare Me the Torture of These Horrible Things

Neil Durkin | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Durkin

These days we don't exactly dwell on the brutal symbolism of burning Guy Fawkes in effigy, but it still creeps into my mind that modern "family-friendly" Bonfire Nights still have a tinge of the manic wildness of popular revelry as well as the dire retributive violence of the state confronted by a threat.

When Fireworks Go Wrong - 15 (Literally) Spectacular Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

From tens of thousands of pounds' worth of fireworks all going off at once to just one firework going off beneath a man's crotch, here's a round-up of...

This Is The Moment A Fireworks Factory Exploded

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

A search is due to get under way for two people believed missing after a large blaze at a fireworks factory which saw two others taken to hospital. ...

World's Heaviest Firework Fulfils Its Destiny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

If you're going to make the world's heaviest firework then sooner or later you're going to set it off. And you're going to film it, and it's going ...

Why You Should Never Set Off Fireworks From A Dock

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A beautiful wooden dock on a lake is the perfect place to let off some evening fireworks, right? Wrong. Well, not unless you want to destroy tha...

You've Never Seen A Fireworks Display Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech

Jos Stiglingh was presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to film fireworks up close, of course no one could have predicted what Jos did next....

Drone Amongst Fireworks Is Multi-Coloured Awesomeness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

If you don't like fireworks you don't like life - fact. They look incredible from the ground and, as it turns out, look even more spectacular filme...

How We Made the World's Biggest Multi-Sensory New Year's Eve Celebration

Bompas & Parr | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bompas & Parr

Working closely with Vodafone and the Mayor of London, the ambition for London's 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations was our biggest challenge to date: for the greatest number of people in human history to have a simultaneous multi-sensory experience. As a world first, it was a project far bigger in scale than anything we've ever attempted before...

New Year's Eve Fireworks: Sound and Vision... Taste and Smell

David Atkinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Atkinson

The Mayor of London's New Year's Eve Firework Display was flagged as the spectacular visual extravaganza we've come to expect, but this year it was also billed as the world's first ever 'multi-sensory' firework display thanks to a partnership with Vodafone and experimental food scientists Bompas & Parr.

New Year's Eve in London: What It Was Like to Be at the World's First Multi-Sensory Fireworks Show

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Sara McCorquodale

Fact: Londoners hate waiting. Tubes more than two minutes away, be damned. Slow walkers, we curse you. So, to get a Londoner to queue - to wait - for bloody hours, something extraordinary has to happen. Or the world's first multisensory fireworks display has to be happening on the Thames to bring in the New Year. Yeah, I know - what the hell's that, right?

Revellers Across Britain Brave Weather To See In 2014

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Millions of people have again resisted home comforts in favour of pounding wind and rain-battered streets, as revellers across the world celebrated th...

New Year's 2014 Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

As 2013 draws to a close, people across the world kick start their new years celebrations welcoming us into 2014. New Zealand being the first to ma...

LOOK: 5 London New Year Fireworks Tonight Will Have To Beat

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

As 2014 dawns and Brits prepare to see the new year welcomed with an explosive firework display, here's how the New Year's Eve celebration has changed...

How to Spend Your New Year's Eve in 2013

Freya Bromley | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Always big on the celebrations, London's got comedy, cabaret and spectacular club nights up its sleeve, not to mention the ever-brilliant New Year's Eve firework display over the Thames.