Guy Fawkes

You'll Have To Be A Bright Spark To Get Full Marks In Our Bonfire Night Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

More than 400 years after the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, people will once again gather to celebrate Bonfire Night around the country on 5th Novemb...

Police Car Torched And Three Officers Hurt After London Million Mask March

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

Three police officers were treated in hospital on Thursday after being injured during an anti-capitalist march which also resulted in a patrol car bei...

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...

The Guy Fawkes Story If He Had To Contend With The Snooper's Charter...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

The story of Guy Fawkes is one that is well known - a group of Catholic conspirators attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James by blowing up th...

How To Avoid Tonight's Million Mask March During Your Evening Commute

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO LATEST: Bonfire Night Chaos Ensues As Protesters Descend On Capital City Commuters have been warned of delays tonight with some 18,000 ...

You Can't Un-See This Pic Of Naked David Cameron With A Pig's Head

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

A huge effigy of David Cameron with a pig's head is due to be burnt for Bonfire Night. The effigy of the Prime Minister was not supposed to be seen...

Here's How To Make An Anonymous Guy Fawkes Mask In Your Own Home

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

As thousands gather to celebrate Bonfire Night and the legacy of Guy Fawkes, many do so wearing an anonymous 'V for Vendetta' mask. The symbol will al...

The Morrisons Twitter Account Just Gave Bonfire Night A Whole New Sinister Meaning

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

Pop into your local branch of Morrisons and you can choose from a lovely little selection of fireworks to brighten up Bonfire Night. But a tweet fr...

Westminster On Lockdown As Police Gear Up For 'Million Mask March'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

Scotland Yard is preparing to deploy thousands of extra officers in a bid to crack down on an annual protest against state surveillance incursions, am...

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

Karl Davis | Posted 08.09.2016 | 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 ...