New Years Eve

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 ...

How I Survived New Year's Eve 2013

Xavier Toby | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Now that New Years Eve is a few days behind us, lets take a moment to reflect on the annual celebration of the year that often feels like, 'On this night, you need to have the most unbelievably epic time ever or you're a loser.'

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.

'Spider-Man' Knocked Unconscious

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A teenager dressed as Spider-Man was knocked unconscious by a gang of men during New Year's Eve celebrations. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital...

Body Found In Search For Man Swept Out To Sea

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A search for a 27-year-old man swept out to sea on New Year's Eve has been called off after a body was found. The man, from Surrey, had gone for a ...

PICTURES: The Closest You'll Get Partying With Rihanna

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Rihanna has given her fans a glimpse into her New Year's Eve party that boasted the likes of British model Cara Delevingne on the guestlist. Ri-Ri...

Was Gary's BBC NYE Bash An 'Extended Advert'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Gary Barlow's New Year's Eve show might have pulled in the biggest ratings of the night, but that hasn't stopped the Beeb being accused of giving the ...

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...

Psychologists Find the Best Way to Achieve New Year's Resolutions - Is to Not Make Any

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

New Year's resolutions commonly involve resolving to end bad habits - for example giving up alcohol or smoking. However the latest psychological research suggests that, paradoxically, trying hard to not do something, might render it more likely you will perform negative habits.

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...

Life's a Beach

Leila Monks | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Monks

Life's a Beach. No really it is. Each grain of sand is a moment. Slipping through your fingers - some moments you wish you could hold onto forever.

The Torchlight Procession - Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I am a born and bred Edinburger, so I've celebrated many a New Year by taking to the streets of Edinburgh for their legendary Hogmanay celebrations. This year I decided to visit the event that takes place the night before, the iconic Torchlight Procession.

A Letter To My Teenage Self

Amy Anka | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

In a lot of ways, I still feel like I'm her. Yet the sands of time have helped me to evolve into the person I am today. I am no longer that teenage girl. I am now a woman in her mid 30s. Where did all that time go?

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...

Poorna Bell

5 Reasons Why You Don't Want That New Year's Eve Kiss Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Is there anything more awkward than the New Year's Eve kiss? If you're single, there's a mad scramble to find someone suitable who won't have you ...

No Resolutions For Me!

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

So this year instead of listing my resolutions I am going to risk beginning 2014 without the structure of promises made to myself. Instead, I will share the wisdom which has buoyed my life and lit my path since it was revealed to me because I have learned that there is an optional way to look at ageing.

Do Yourself a Favour - Shut Up!

Sadie Brown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

aving crossed over from 'the dark side' many years ago, I thought I would share a few simple tips to help you feel the force on a daily basis - and if that sounds condescending, I apologize, but even the smartest of people make these errors on a daily basis, so stop.

Silver Linings Search

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

So throughout 2014 I'm doing something called the "silver lining search" challenge where each day I'll think of nice things I've enjoyed. Let's call this an exercise in positive thinking. Maybe it'll be a story someone tells me, a book I love or a picture I take.

New Year's Eve Weather: Don't Let The Storms Dampen Your Spirits

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Revellers out celebrating the new year may well avoid a drenching tonight, but further rain and gales are expected to herald the start of 2014. Tho...

'Scratch 'N' Sniff' New Years Eve Celebrations To Kick Off In The Capital

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

A feast of fruity flavours including peach snow, edible banana confetti and orange-scented bubbles are set to descend on revellers at London's New Yea...

New Year's Eve: Expectation Vs Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Ever had a disappointing New Year's Eve? Of course you have. You're only human. As this Buzzfeed video proves. (Via Tastefully Offensive) ...

New Year: Accessible Top Tips

Martyn Sibley | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Unfortunately I can't say it will all go plain sailing. I've been stuck queuing outside nightclubs freezing, turned away from pubs due to no access, left stranded without transport and had PAs too drunk to hoist me to bed.

Got New Year's Eve Plans? Cancel Them, Say Saudi Police

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

Pack away that party frock, and put out the fireworks, New Year's Eve is cancelled, Saudi Arabia's religious authorities have said. Officials have ...