Knife-Wielding Man Who Took Hostages At Byker Job Centre Is Arrested

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

A man who held a number of staff hostage at knifepoint at a Job Centre Plus in Newcastle has been arrested and is in police custody. Officers and spe...

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

The Girl Known As 'Syria's Malala'

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Sufiya Ahmed

It is not often that girls of Arab and Asian descent are described as empowered; the type that go against every stereotype as the meek and weak female...

Another Footballer Has Claimed He Was Sexually Abused As A Child

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

Northumbria Police are investigating an allegation by a former Newcastle United player that he was abused in the club’s youth system, it has been re...

Someone Is Dressing Up As A Clown And Jumping Out At Children In Newcastle

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

Pranksters dressed at clowns jumping out to scare schoolchildren has prompted a police force to issue a warning over their behaviour. There have been ...

Is Britain In A State Of Hidden Civil War? Time To Face Facts

Chris Erskine | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Erskine

Voices and ideas from the areas of food, land, travellers, domestic violence, poverty, asylum and debt are all vital to finding grains of truth that allow us to face up to our Hidden Civil War. To face difficult truths in troubled times, we require deep collaboration, reflection and above all, listening.

Bye Bye Benitez

Brandy Brewer | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with Newcastle United fans, I love their passion for their club and you have to have the up most respect for them for that, but you get one little transfer deal fall through like 'Bas Dost' not signing on Tuesday ;) and you would think I personally relegated them from the amount of abuse I got off a majority of them on Twitter!

Taking Illegal Drugs Just Became Safer At This University

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Newcastle University are being offered testing kits to check the quality of illegal substances, as part of an innovative campaign to chang...

How to Be Happy

Kai Humphries | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We're all in this together, whatever the hell this is, we're all born into this crazy world the same; naked, with no teeth, helpless and without a cl...

Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up In Residential Area

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

An enormous sinkhole has opened up in Newcastle, swallowing up the concrete streets outside residential garages and homes. The chasm, estimated to ...

Fans Shouldn't Scoff - Most Premier League Clubs Would Be Lucky to Have David Moyes

Jamie Spencer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Fans need to realise, particularly where David Moyes is concerned, you genuinely won't get much better. You should be so lucky to have someone as good as he is.

Watch A Young Robson Green Make His Cringeworthy Acting Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Everyone has cringeworthy old videos they'd rather keep to themselves, but the internet is making those so much harder to hide... After the only co...

A-Level And GCSE Results Day: Helping Young People Handle The Pressure

Cheryl | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

I grew up in a tough area in Newcastle. I saw drug and alcohol abuse, crime and poverty. I also saw how the lack of role models meant that many of my friends felt they had nowhere to turn. It's easy to see why so many people I knew didn't do well at school and ended up mixing with the wrong crowd and heading down the wrong path to a life of unemployment and sometimes even drugs. It's scary to see that this is still happening... In the middle of all the headlines announcing 'record results', we mustn't forget those who are waking up today, who didn't get the results they so desperately wanted.

Crystal Palace Can Be the New Hipster Team for This Season

Matt Gault | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

Pardew has already re-teamed with a former star pupil; bring in Remy and the horizon would start to appear even brighter. These are certainly sanguine times for Palace. Pardew got them dreaming once again after a period in the darkness, and they are starting to dream big.

Two Men Charged With Murdering Lee Irving Due In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Two men are due to appear in court Tuesday charged with the murder of Lee Irving, which police said could have been a disability hate crime. The bo...

UK's Best Roof Terraces

BarChick | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're after work boozing in London or getting a Brighton beachside fix, when the sun shines on the UK it's basically criminal to drink indoors. Go and grab that extra vitamin D while you can at one of these epic rooftop bars.

Disabled OAP Just Wants His Jailed Mugger To Be A Good Person

Huffington Post/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

The thug who mugged disabled pensioner Alan Barnes was jailed on Thursday for four years. Barnes became famous when an online fund was set up by lo...

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.