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

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.06.2014 | 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.

Meeting Your Heroes: Foley Is God

Jim Smallman | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jim Smallman

Over the past weekend I have been lucky enough to be supporting professional wrestling legend turned stand-up comedian Mick Foley on tour. This is his third tour of the UK that I've worked on, and I think that I'm now familiar enough with him to consider him a friend.

Brit Admits Threats To Kill US Citizens On Facebook

PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

A British internet troll has admitted threatening to kill 200 US citizens in Facebook posts which led thousands of children to stay off school. Fat...

Medical Volunteers in the North East Help Kurds to Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Gary Kent | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Over three hundred people from NHS bodies with their friends came together recently for a glittering charity ball in Newcastle Civic Centre. They had gathered to support and raise funds for Kurdish born orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Deiary Kader who founded the Newcastle-Gateshead Medical Volunteers to bring much needed medical relief to Kurds back in Erbil.

Newcastle Horse Puncher Insists He 'Loves Animals'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

The Newcastle fan seen punching a horse during football violence at the weekend has insisted he is an animal lover. Barry Rogerson, 45, from Morpet...

Neigh Bovva Like

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

A police horse attacked when football fans clashed following a Tyne-Wear derby is back home in his paddock safe and well, officers said on Monday. ...

27 Arrests In Newcastle Following Derby

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

A total of 27 football fans have been arrested and three police officers injured after violence erupted following a derby match in Newcastle. Missi...

Man Remanded On 'Casualty' Actor Attack Charge

PA | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A 32-year-old man appeared in court today accused of biting off part of former Casualty actor Clive Mantle's ear. Philip McGilvray, of Arbroath Gro...