A Thriving Midlands Is Key To A Thriving UK, We Cannot Rely On One City

Maria Machancoses | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Machancoses

It is a fact that the world's successful economies do not lean on one single superpowered capital, but a network of strong, well-connected regions. As the UK prepares for Brexit, having strength in our regions is more important than ever. Our economy cannot prop itself up on an overcrowded, overpriced capital. Building strongholds in regions to attract international and national businesses are a must, and with its position at the heart of the UK, the Midlands will be crucial to economic success.

Earthquake Rattles Rutland - But Only Tremors Are On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

The second earthquake in two days struck the UK on Wednesday night prompting fear, shock and general calamity. Crack in pot gets slightly larger #R...

Asexuality: When Somebody Described Sexual Attraction to Me, I Couldn't Believe That Was a Real Thing!

Samantha Booth | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Sarah* is a 22-year-old recent graduate from the Midlands. She is part of the 1% of British public that identify themselves as asexual...

Terror in Tipton: Explaining the Uneasy Relationship the Midlands Has With Mosques

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Sadly I wasn't surprised when I heard that there was another attack on a mosque in the Midlands last Friday. Little more than a week ago, swastikas ...

Leicester: Milking Richard III For All He's Worth

Vikki Geary | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Vikki Geary

When the bones of the king were discovered in a car park in Leicester, the East Midlands wasted no time in smartening itself up ready for tourists to pour in. And pour in they certainly did: a temporary exhibition outside the Guildhall attracted over 4,000 visitors in its first weekend.

Fresh Snow Falls On Frozen Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Fresh snow has fallen across many parts of Britain, compounding disruption to schools, airports and traffic networks. Up to 9cm (3.5in) has already...

Rolls-Royce Axes 400 Jobs And 'Plans To Close Defence Site'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Aerospace firm Rolls-Royce has announced plans to shed nearly 400 jobs at one of its plants, a union has claimed. The firm is consulting on sheddin...

Warning As More Snow Forecast To Hit Parts Of The UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Fresh snow will hit parts of the UK overnight on Tuesday, bringing further risk of traffic disruption, forecasters warned. South and east Wales, so...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 15 Oct - 21Oct 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

As the temperature continues to drop, the need to be in an enclosed space full of sweating bodies becomes more and more appealing. To help you locate these havens of stinking warmth, we've got another five amazing gigs to get pencilled into your gig diary. So here are the top five gigs that you just don't want to miss this week.

Severe Weather Warnings Issued As Weekend Predicted To Be A Washout

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK

More than a month's rain is expected to fall over just two days in parts of the UK this week. A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met O...

Droughts Over... For Some

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

South West England, the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire are no longer in drought following persistent and heavy rain in recent weeks, the Environment ...

Bum-Pinching Ghost 'Grasper' Petrifying Pub's Punters

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A cheeky ghost has been terrorising drinkers at a Birmingham pub, pinching punters' bottoms as they wait for a pint. The phantom bum-pincher has be...

Cedric Brown Faces Court Hearing Over Carjacking And Kidnap Charges

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

Cedric Brown will appear in court on Thursday after he allegedly carjacked a young mother's ford focus whilst her two toddlers were still in the back....

Police Stations Broken Into: Bobbies Burgled For Biscuits

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

Police stations are being broken into across the Midlands with brazen bandits taking biscuits (Digestives), bikes and even uniforms from beneath bobbi...

iPhone App That Teaches You How To Talk Like A Midlander: The iBrummie

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Tech

A company has launched a new app to help iPhone users that struggle with the Birmingham accent: the iBrummie. After the success of its iWiganese ap...

Met Office Warns of Flash Floods That Could Hit Southern England and East Anglia

Press Association | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Parts of England could be hit by flash floods over the next 24 hours, the Environment Agency and Met Office has warned. The ag...