Guy Fawkes

Dear BBC: Walk With Me Around Hull, Stop Ignoring Our Place in History!

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Karl Davis

Hull has been an unsung lynchpin in the historical makeup of our nation, a role it continued to fill effortlessly, even during Britain's darkest days during World War Two. Just as we have done throughout recorded history, Hull played an indispensible role in the allied defence of home soil, and indeed in the eventual allied victory, with the inhabitants of the city paying a massive price.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the week that a million women's hearts were shattered... For anyone affected by the issues raised by the Cumberbatch engagement: Go outside...

London Awaits The Million Mask March

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters are set to descend on Parliament Square this evening for the annual bonfire night protest lead by the hacktivist collective An...

Effigy Of EU Leader To Be Set On Fire For Guy Fawkes Night

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Every year on Bonfire Night, the good people of Edenbridge set fire to a celebrity effigy. This year it's the turn of the outgoing president of the Eu...

These Gunpowder Plot ‘Witchmark' Carvings Had A Very Eerie Purpose...

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A collection of 17th century engraved “witchmarks” intended to ward off evil spirits has been discovered. The etchings are believed to be conn...

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...

Victoria Beckham Is Leading a Revolution

Darryl Morris | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

Professional thin person Victoria Beckham has revealed some of her 'keep fit' regime... thank God! Vic told Allure magazine that she wakes up every day at 6am and takes a four-mile run. That's right... she's one of those sorts! Of course she is, as if there were any doubt.

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...

Russell Brand Becomes Face Of UK's Anonymous Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Comedian Russell Brand, who appeared at a Huff Post UK event on Monday, last night took his calls for revolution one step further, becoming the face o...

Anonymous Protest Stops Traffic In Trafalgar Square

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

An Anonymous protest in London on Tuesday evening has led to clashes with the police after thousands took to the streets, many wearing the now infamou...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

Guy Fawkes' Relative Elected As Ukip Councillor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

A distant relation of Guy Fawkes has been elected as a UK Independence Party councillor. Retired headteacher Philip Fawkes and the would-be bomber ...

LOOK: Vintage Pictures Of London Zoo To Celebrate The Anniversary Of ZSL

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Saturday marks the anniversary of the Zoological Society of London. The international scientific, conservation and educational charity was founded...

You Don't Have To Be Pagan To Enjoy Superstition

Lydia Willgress | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Willgress

Whilst regular trips to the beach and lemonades down the pub were on my parents check list, so were some more unusual activities. You see, I come from Devon where pagan traditions are kept alive, and various festivals celebrating fertility, reproduction and nature are dotted across the calendar.

Gunpowder, Treason And Plot?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

The latest member of the UK Independence Party is hoping to explode onto the Westminster scene and you can bet there will be fireworks (possibly). ...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Happy Friday, everyone! At least, it is for Democrats and every other country in the world apart from Pakistan. Less so for Republicans. They're hyst...

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...

Shakespeare on Toast: The Scottish Play-Guy Fawkes, Will's Rhymes and Other Bardic Delights

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

I particularly appreciate Crystal's frankness and open-mindedness - he never claims every line Shakespeare wrote is sacred. Nor does he blindly accept all of Shakespeare's plays as equally brilliant.

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...

Anonymous - Guy Fawkes Or the Joker?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Way ahead in the future, if someone were to write a history book about today, then the recent years starting from the global financial crisis, covering the commencement of US troop pull-out from Iraq and the power of the people in the Middle-East ideally termed as 'Arab Spring', then the time period from 2009 to 2012 could potentially lead to many fat chapters.