Newcastle Unites Against Anti-Islam Pegida

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

More than 2,000 people have rallied in Newcastle, under the banner of 'Newcastle Unites', to oppose the first demonstration in Britain by a controvers...

The EDL Tried To Protest Russell Brand, But Ended Up With A Bemused Book Club

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

A group of English Defence League (EDL) supporters stormed a Russell Brand book event to chant "no surrender to the Taliban" - only to find out he was...

Chelsea's Defeat Proves Just How Incredible Arsenal's 'Invincibles' Record Is

Jamie Spencer | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea couldn't get near it and as Thierry Henry once said, "Breaking the record and holding on to our invincibility - that's a hell of an achievement in English football, and nobody will ever be able to take that away from us".

HS3 - No Step-Change at Westminster, Just a Myopic Matron Being Stingy With the Bandages

Karl Davis | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The railway is more than a political football. It's an agent of change. If HS2 were implemented with unblinkered vision, it could bring an economic revolution. The north is more than half a dozen cities designated by Barbara Castle as deserving of a transport executive in decades long passed...

Six Teams Looking to Start Afresh After the International Break

Rich Davis | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Rich Davis

As with any break, mangers and coaches have had the chance to regroup and plan the squad's development for the coming months. Improvement is the obvious aim for all the clubs, but for some teams the improvement will need to be far more dramatic than others.

Cruising From the Port of Tyne on the Marco Polo

Stuart Forster | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Clouds hang low and heavy over Tyneside as I make my way towards the Port of Tyne to board the MS Marco Polo. It's one of many cruise ships that now dock on the river that became famous for exporting coal and shipbuilding.

Alan Pardew Is Lucky He Wasn't Sacked by Newcastle Months Ago

Jamie Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The news may seem like a win for those who believe that too many owners, chairmen and chief executives are too trigger happy when it comes to firing managers in search of immediate success. However, in reality, Alan Pardew is lucky to have lasted in the Newcastle hot-seat for as long as he has.

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

The Feminism Family and Why We Do All Need Each Other

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gee Linford-Grayson

What needs to happen, as with any dysfunctional family, is more conversation, and a bit less grumpy-teenager-grunting from both sides. Those women who identify as feminists need to avoid being dismissive of those who don't. It's time to realise that a lack of engagement is often to do with your failures, not theirs.

Judge Bans Naming Of Jehovah's Witness Who Died In Hospital Having Refused Blood Transfusions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A High Court judge has made an order preventing journalists naming a dead woman. The woman - a Jehovah's Witness who died early on Wednesday at a hosp...

WATCH: Student Does Best Single Ladies Dance Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student wowed the audience at a university charity event by performing a Single Ladies dance that's even better than Beyonce's. The sassy Newcast...

The UK's Mr Shawshank

Ken Scott | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ken Scott

The life of a ghost-writer is never a dull one. Earlier this year I visited a prison in Hull to meet with convicted murderer Kevin Lane, who has served 19 years of a life sentence. He wanted me to help him with his book.

The Resurrection of Catts

James Hunt | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Of all the players Paolo Di Canio decided to make an example of, Cattermole was the most inexplicable. Of all the poor decisions he made, this was the worst. Of all the dissenting voices in the dressing room, the midfielder's was one of the most listened to.

Newcastle Horse Puncher Jailed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

The football fan who punched a police horse after his team lost and then claimed he "loves animals" has been jailed. Barry Rogerson, 45, was charge...

Arctic Monkeys Open UK Tour As Most Successful Indie Band Of All Time

Freya Bromley | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

While the band's appearance on Later With Jools Holland was being televised, The Arctic Monkeys were delighting their fans in the North East with a career-spanning 20-song set. There can be little doubt that the 2012/13 season has proved to be their best yet in a career which has been meteoric to say the least.

Stagediving and Town Planning

Drew McConnell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Newcastle Academy... Well, it kicked off again. Peter stagedived during Babyshambles the song and the whole place went haywire. Normally when he does that it takes a minute or two, tops, before he crawls out. Tonight he was basically the rugby ball in a scrum of Northern Shamblites for a full ten minutes.

Police Aim To Clean Up Vacuum Case

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

A man who walked into a train station carrying two vacuum cleaners and then threw them on to the track is being sought by police. The incident took...

Sex In Plain Sight (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Built during the 14th and 15th centuries to ward off Scottish raiders, Newcastle's ancient city walls are a proud testament to the rich history of the...

LOOK: Possible Geordie God Found..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 1,800-year-old carved stone head of a possible Geordie Roman god has been discovered buried in an ancient rubbish dump. The discovery was made by...

Greening Our Homes Will Help Us Save Money, Get Healthier and Boost the Economy

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

Insulation won't just help us tackle climate change. It's also the most effective way of easing the misery of fuel poverty, which affects around 6 million homes. That's around a quarter of all households where the stark choice of either heating or eating is a daily reality.

North/South Differences: Are they Real?

Laura Bui | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bui

The persistent stereotype of "unfriendliness" toward the English has led me to discover that this is a generalisation because it is also used by the Northern England to describe its Southern counterpart.

WATCH: Protester Shouts 'Send The Black C**** Home' At EDL Rally

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

This video contains strong language Video has emerged allegedly showing an EDL supporter telling a group of demonstrators that he wants to "send th...

The EDL Gather In Newcastle

PA | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK

Several hundred EDL protesters gathered on the steps of St Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle on Saturday, singing "I'm English til I die" and to...

Evolution Festival Newcastle - Tipped to Be the Best Yet

Collette Walsh | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Collette Walsh

This Bank Holiday weekend sees one of the best line-ups ever for Newcastle's Evolution music festival. The festival, known as 'the Evo' to locals, ha...

Nightlife in Newcastle: Top Spots for a Stag Do

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

Another month, another stag do completed - although I've had an incredible time on all of the stag do's I've been on this year, this was perhaps the most challenging as I was best man and so had to organise everything.