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.

If Your Home Is Marked With These Signs Someone Once Tried To Ward Off Witches

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

As Halloween falls, members of the public are being asked to help create a record of ritual markings on buildings that were once believed to deflect e...

The Dark And Sinister Meaning Behind 'Pinch And A Punch' And 'White Rabbits'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

It’s the first of August which means two things. Firstly, it SHOULD be sunny. Secondly, there’s a good chance someone you know has taken the oppor...

The Top 10 Greatest Witches of All Time

Philip Ellis | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

Earlier this week, while watching a re-run of Charmed over cereal, I naively decided to list my top five favourite witches on Twitter. The backlash was surprising; everyone had their own opinions. This more comprehensive ranking is an attempt to placate my critics before they turn me into a frog.

These Gunpowder Plot ‘Witchmark' Carvings Had A Very Eerie Purpose...

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A collection of 17th century engraved “witchmarks” intended to ward off evil spirits has been discovered. The etchings are believed to be conn...

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.

The Hex Factor: The Top Ten Best Witches

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: The Top Ten Vampires Who Definitely Don't Suck Whether she's zipping past a full moon atop a broomstick, threatening Judy Garland or prof...

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.

Halloween 2012: Scary Yet Sexy Pin-Up Girls (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

There’s a depressing inevitability that every single Halloween party will have at least one “sexy witch”. Slutty Catwoman will probably pop ...

'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...

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...

PICTURES: Witches Ski Down Swiss Mountain

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Can you believe it? The 30th edition of Switzerland's Belalp Hexe witches-only skiing race is already upon us. Doesn't time fly when you're wearing a ...

Witch's Cottage With Mummified Cat Discovered in Lancashire

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

A real-life witches cottage is thought to have been unearthed in the heart of coven country, a mummified cat buried alive in its walls. The discove...

(PHOTOS) Superstitious Minds: Five Weird Beliefs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

People are refusing to adopt black cats from rescue centres because they are deemed to be "unlucky", one organisation has claimed. Superstitions h...