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No, The Zombie Apocalypse Hasn't Started Yet

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.26.2016 | Weird News

Two actors driving to a job in full zombie makeup sparked a police alert after other motorists mistakenly thought an assault had taken place. Concerne...

The Kaptivators are bringing good vibes to gloomy, Great Britain

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

The Kaptivators are a Manchester-based 6-piece. In theory a live hip hop act, the band fuse their varied influences - from funk to punk to rock & roll...

Here's Why You Should Be Extra Careful Crossing The Street With Earbuds In

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.01.2016 | Weird News

This guy needs a refresher on how to safely cross the street, preferably without his earbuds in. A man was almost knocked down by a motorbike after ap...

This Store Is Doing Something Unique To Help Shoppers With Autism

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.25.2016 | Good News

A store in northern England will fall completely silent starting at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning in a bid to help its customers with autism and other...

Steve Diggle from Buzzcocks on Punk, Manchester, & Urban Planning

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Illingworth

Key flint to the punk fire that razed the world in the 70s, Buzzcocks were responsible for bringing the Sex Pistols to their homeground of Manchester ...

Adele Invites Fan With Autism To Sing With Her Because She's Adele

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.14.2016 | Good News

Adele's duet with this fan set fire to our hearts. A video from a concertgoer, which was shared on YouTube, shows 12-year-old Emily Tammam, who has au...

Restaurant Reacts Perfectly To Diners Who Were Rude To Employee With Autism

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.07.2016 | Good News

When customers disrespected an employee with autism, restaurant owners clapped back in the best way. Andy Foster, a 45-year-old who has autism, works...

WATCH: Cops Called To Scrapyard 'Riot' Relieved To Find Rap Video Being Filmed

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.07.2016 | Weird News

Cops called to a scrapyard in England following reports of masked men smashing up cars were relieved to discover they were only actors filming a rap v...

Caregivers Caught Torturing Dementia Patients' Comfort Dolls

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

What do you think of this behaviour? Comfort dolls used for therapy for dementia patients, were apparently snatched from care home residents, and phot...

Yes, You Can Now Study Pizza At College

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weird News

Love pizza? Then this college major will be as easy as pie. Students in England will learn how to make the perfect pie as part of a new degree. Manche...

This Building Won't Stop Screaming, And It's Driving People Nuts

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.01.2015 | Weird News

It's been described as a howl, a hum and a scream. But whatever you call the weird sound emanating from a British skyscraper, it's annoying the heck o...

Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter Asking Santa To Find The Man Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A young boy in England is begging Santa Claus to help cops track down the gunman who shot him and his mom outside their home. Seven-year-old Christian...

At Least 277 Bodies Found Under British Tram Line

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.17.2015 | Weird News

A mass graveyard containing the remains of at least 277 people has been discovered beneath an English city’s tram line. Construction workers found t...

The Venice Diaries 2015: Oh Gallow Lay, The Danish Girl, Rabin, the Last Day and Juries... I Disagree!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While I didn't watch all the winning films, I did watch other movies that in my humble opinion, are more current and relevant in their subject matter and themes.

Dying St. Bernard Plays In Snow One Last Time, Has The Time Of Her Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

One dog's final moments were spent doing what she loved. Sophia the St. Bernard was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer about two months ago and her ...

Ducks In England Get Their Own Walking Lanes So Humans Don't Ruffle Their Feathers

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News

Make way for ducklings. Literally. The waterside walkways of England and Wales get tons of foot traffic as it is, but now these thoroughfares are ...

Arsenal and United Draw Even at Old Trafford, Manchester United Week 37 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Although, it was a redemption opportunity for United, who were bested at home by Arsenal in the FA cup, much of the hype behind the match was diffused by Chelsea's title clinch earlier in the week.

Inside The UK's Thriving Muslim Drag Queen Scene

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There is no shortage of queer-friendly establishments in Londontown, but a rising group of drag queens -- pioneered by Muslim men -- is taking over ci...

Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master's Degree... at 16

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

Living with her father in Tennessee, Eugenie has pushed the envelope of long-distance learning from her rural bedroom. For her academic audacity and global vision, Eugenie will be awarded Luce Leader 2015 of the J. Luce Foundation at a special reception.

Rolling Bombs: Millions of Latinos Live Next Door to a Public Menace, Oil Trains

Javier Sierra | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Javier Sierra

Since 2005, the oil train traffic in North America has increased 40 fold. At any given moment, some nine million barrels of crude oil are being transported around North America. Yet we haven't seen any real improvements in the safety of these trains.

REPORT: Thieves Pose With Stolen Vehicles On Facebook

Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

Authorities in England have jailed a pair of brazen thieves who they say displayed expensive stolen goods on Facebook. A judge last week sentenced ...

Speaking With Your New Favorite Band -- The 1975

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The 1975 have been one of the most talked about bands of the year, taking SXSW, music festivals around the world and critics by storm, and are soon to become household names.

Peter Hook's Dreams Never End

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Many musicians try and find success with one band or one outlet. It is very rare that a musician can find deep success and respect with two bands. For Peter Hook, who played bass in both Joy Division and New Order, he has managed to accomplish that task.

Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This 90-percent Latino community is literally surrounded by petrochemical facilities that spew at least eight carcinogens into the air. The levels of one of them, benzene, are so high that living in Manchester is tantamount to being stuck in traffic 24/7.

A Most Incredible Journey

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 10.08.2013 | College
Pamme Boutselis

I've been on the road for the past two weeks, traveling across the country in a branded bus with others from the university for which I work. "Hmmm, bus trip across the country for a university," you think. "She must be a college recruiter." Guess again.