It Is 2017, Let's Finally Put Blackface To Bed

Ben Johns | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Obviously, people of colour provide such inspiration that it might seem irresistible to engage with this through a fancy-dress costume, but maybe think again. Go as Ginger Spice instead of a Geisha, Ali G rather than Jay Z and if you are after something more nostalgic, Andy Pandy as an alternative to a golliwog. Just please, for your own sake, don't bring out the face paint.

Pair Charged With Murder After Teenager Stabbed In Club On Christmas Eve

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with murder after a 19-year-old was stabbed at a club on Christmas Eve. Owen Kerry died in hospital...

The Leap Year Question

Chris Tavner | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Chris Tavner

The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of life changing, not to mention busy. As I wrote in my last blog, me and my girlfriend were in the process of buying a house together. Thankfully that all went through and we moved in to our first home together on Friday 19th February.

Government Should Access EU Solidarity Fund to Ease Financial Pain of Flooding

Paul Brannen | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Labour hopes that the Conservative Government won't see applying for the Funds as some kind of weakness or worse, be discouraged from applying by those Eurosceptics who see all things EU as intrinsically bad. Not to apply for help from the Solidarity Fund would be a mistake and would likely be heavily criticised by those most impacted by the flooding.

21 Photos That Prove Northumberland Is The Most Stunning County In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Northumberland is the most beautiful county of them all. Fact. Now there might be a little bit of bias in that sentence (this writer grew up in the...

Hundreds To Attend Candlelit Vigil For 'Bessie' The Fugitive Cow Slain By Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

A candlelit vigil is to be held for a fugitive cow who was shot dead by police after escaping from a paddock. The bovine was killed in an operatio...

Motherhood, Anxiety and Castles

Hannah Parker | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents
Hannah Parker

As a southerner, I knew very little about Northumberland or the history of the area, and in a few short months we have travelled far and wide in this beautiful county, taking in hills and forests, coasts and national park.

Life In the Arts Lane - Week 84 - Season Finale

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The dust is rising as the last few struts are removed and packed up for onward travel,The Dutch are licking their wounds following another World Cup penalty shoot-out failure, and a disconsolate mood hangs over the dry bare ground revealed by the vanished Masterpiece 'Evolution' tent like a miasma.

Three Killed In Kayak Accident All From Same Family

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Three kayakers found dead in a river in Northumberland after a major search and rescue operation were all from the same family, police have said. Emer...

My Rosy Blue Dress, Iron Ore Rivers & Alnmouth

Stella Vine | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been working all the daylight hours on a family commission, a dinner table portrait, for a dining room, people happily eating, being together around a table. It's been a pleasure to work on so far, there are several people in it and one dog.

Bums Away! Brave Skinny Dippers Take The Plunge In Chilly Northumberland (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Secret Swimming, Let's Go Skinny Dipping If you're already feeling the autumn chill, spare a thought for the 180 or so brave souls who ba...

'It Was All A Bit Surreal'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Ray Mears has revealed he used his tracking skills to lead police officers to armed fugitive Raoul Moat in 2010. The survival expert told local pap...

Police Search Remote Farmland For Body Of Missing TV Extra

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Police are searching remote farmland for the body of Janet Brown, a TV extra who went missing eight years ago before she could claim her parents' £1m...

57-Year-Old Woman Faces Murder Charge After Body Found

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

A woman has been charged with murder after a body with stab wounds was found inside a house in Northumberland. Tina Casey, 42, from Holywell was fo...

Boy Critical After Family Car 'Skids Off Road', Into Path Of Train

PA | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Snow and ice may have been a factor in a Range Rover coming off a main road and being hit by a freight train in a crash which left an 11-year-old boy ...

Snow Joke!

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

It's getting to that time of year. Councils may soon need to start firing up the gritters after the north got its first batch of snow this autumn. ...

Catholic Pupils Forced To Ride In Separate SchoolBus

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The National Secular Society has branded school transport a “a hotbed of separatism and religious discrimination” after Catholic and non-Catholic ...

Britain's Latest Public Art: A Woman With 100ft Breasts

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2012 | Home

A 1,300ft-long reclining woman which is the world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape is to open to the public next month. People will...

Masked Men Tie Up And Rob Couple

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Three masked men tied a couple up in their home and stole the keys to their car and village shop, which was later burgled, police said today. The i...

Raoul Moat: I'll Take The Shoot-Out Over Prison

PA | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Raoul Moat said he would "take the shoot-out" rather than go back to jail, an inquest has heard. The gunman was on the run from poli...

'Urgent Need' To Find Sex Offender Graeme Jarman

BBC | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

Every police force in the UK is looking for a sex offender who is a suspect in the murder of a 77-year-old Northumberland woman....

Two Held In Pensioner Murder Bid

Posted 21.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Police hunting the killer of a 77-year-old woman whose battered body was found by officers returning her stolen handbag have made...