Petrificus Totalus! Could Magic Be The Answer To Donald Trump?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Jay McCarthy

The image of Donald Trump as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter caused hilarity last year, when the idea of President Trump was risible. Yet after Tru...

Nigerian ‘Witch Child’ Named Hope Starts School A Year After Being Left For Dead

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

A starving child who was abandoned by his family amid suspicions of witchcraft has been pictured on his first day of school one year on. The tiny boy...

Halloween - Witches And Pagans

Marion Gibson | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Marion Gibson

As Halloween approaches, the "seasonal" aisle of the supermarket - which now seems to be a permanent rather than an occasional feature - fills with shiny black and purple dresses, spangly wands and orange pumpkin-shaped masks, candles and cakes. Shoppers scuttle past dragging small children and muttering about consumerism and Americanisation.

A Magic Solution to Fracking and Climate Change?

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Leonardo Di Caprio's impassioned Oscars acceptance speech urging collective responsibility for Climate Change demonstrated how popular culture can rai...

Images Of This Starving Child 'Accused Of Witchcraft' Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

This article contains images that some may find distressing UPDATE: Woman Who Helped Starving 'Witch Child' Reveals She Sold All She Owns To Tackle...

Disturbing Rise In Child Abuse Linked To 'Witchcraft And Exorcism'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

An increasing number of child abuse cases involving accusations of witchcraft and exorcism are being reported to UK police. In one incident, a boy ...

Papua New Guinea Mob Hacks Woman Accused Of Sorcery To Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

A woman accused of being a sorceress has been hacked to death by a mob in Papua New Guinea. Known only as Mifila, she was killed with an axe by a ...

The Dark Side of Halloween: Witches, Demons and Death

Paul Beaumont | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

Europe has an unhappy history in the way it has dealt with the made up 'crime' of witchcraft over the centuries. Professor Owen Davis of the University of Hertfordshire estimates that between 30,000 and 50,000 people, mainly women, were executed after being found guilty in witchcraft trials between 1450 and 1780.

Twisted Beliefs In Witchcraft A Growing Threat To Children...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

More cases of ritual child abuse linked to twisted beliefs in witchcraft in London are being reported to the police. Scotland Yard received 27 alle...

Confronting the 'Witch-Hunter'

Chris Rooney | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK
Chris Rooney

The evangelical movement has exploded across London with charismatic preachers offering their flock material success in this world as well as redemption in the next.

Who Knew Halloween Could be Horrific for Human Rights?

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

Allegations of child witchcraft are increasingly being levied against children, leading to many youngsters being harmed, abused or killed. Breaches of children's human rights are not uncommon. We've all heard of child marriage, trafficking and sexual abuse. Now we can add 'witchcraft exorcism' to the list.

PICTURE: These Human Skin Necropants Will Make You Rich

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

Get rich quick – with these charming Icelandic “necropants”. It’s all very simple, all you have to do is secure a friend’s agreement tha...

'Vampire Cannibal' Father Arrested On Suspicion Of Biting Daughter 3, To Death & Drinking Her Blood

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Cannibal Cult Leader 'Black Jesus', Hacked To Death In Papua New Guinea The father of a three-year-old girl has been arrested after polic...

Teenage Girl 'Beheads Father After He Raped Her In Papua New Guinea Home'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Police in Papua New Guinea are investigating reports a teenage girl beheaded her father after he raped her. The 18-year-old is said to have used a...

Harry Potter, The Smurfs And The Care Bears Will Lure Your Children Into Witchcraft

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

A State Senate candidate’s imaginative past has caught up with her after comments she reportedly made claiming Harry Potter was luring children into...

The Lancashire Witch Trials

Rita Pal | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

This year is the Witch Trial's 400th anniversary. To this day, the county still capitalises on the legend of the witches and their trials, demonstrating yet again the lucrative nature of witchcraft. Of course, there is a rumour that circulates the area - the witches still haunt the buildings and villages.

National Black Cat Day: Highlighting the Plight of Britain's Homeless Black Moggies

Colette Bernhardt | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Colette Bernhardt

So remember, a black cat is for life, not just for Halloween. Forget the occult tosh; these mogs just want to be loved and looked after, and occasionally puke on your soft furnishings. Meow it loud, they're black and they're proud - and you should give one a home.

Forced Marriage, Belief in Witchcraft and FGM: The Taxpayers Will Be Picking Up The Tab

Yvonne Ossei | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Yvonne Ossei

There are a number of 'culturally sensitive' human rights issues that the government hasn't got to grips with yet, and as a result people will continue to be murdered, raped and shipped to other countries, in the name of tradition and preserving family honour.

Witchcraft Accusations: When Beliefs Cross the Line

Justin Byworth | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

We've seen the troubling issue of violence against children accused of witchcraft back in the headlines this week, as the UK Government launches an action plan to tackle it.

Plan To Tackle Witchcraft Child Abuse Launched After Boy's Horrific Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

An action plan to tackle faith-based child abuse has been launched by the government to dispel the "wall of silence" after the horrific murder of 15-y...

Witchcraft Branding 'Definitely Under The Radar' In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

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'Explore Paganism', CofE Tells Teachers In Cornwall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers in Cornwall have been told by the Church of England to celebrate all Cornish beliefs in school, including "exploring" Paganism, over fears so...

Becoming A Secret Witch

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former EastEnders favourite Lacey Turner is returning to TV as an immaculately dressed witch in a new ITV2 drama. Switch will tell the story of fou...

Witchcraft Trial Pair Jailed For Murder Of 15-Year-Old Boy Who 'Begged To Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

A woman who accused her younger brother of being a witch and tortured him to death has been jailed along with her accomplice boyfriend for a total of ...

Jury Retires In Teenage Witch Murder Trial

PA | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the case of a couple accused of killing a teenage boy after accusing him of being a witch. Kristy Ba...