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Charity single on sale

Charity single on sale

Entertainers at a Blackpool hotel and bar have recorded their own version of a charity Christmas single.

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Dogs don Christmas jumpers for festive party

Dogs don Christmas jumpers for festive party

Dogs at a day care centre have gone animal crackers at their own special Christmas party.

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Are you one of the 1,000 people injured by their Christmas tree?

Are you one of the 1,000 people injured by their Christmas tree?

Excitement, stress, tiredness and alcohol can create unexpected hazards in the home at Christmas says the National Health Service.

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When should you put your Christmas tree up

When should you put your Christmas tree up

We’re only three days into December and already our Facebook and Twitter feeds are filling up with pictures of friends’ Christmas trees. (And arguments over whether not it’s too early).

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REVEALED: Your favourite Christmas smells, sounds, sights, and tastes

REVEALED: Your favourite Christmas smells, sounds, sights, and tastes

From the smell of a Christmas tree, the taste of that first bite of turkey, to the strains of a Christmas carol and the sight of snow falling outside, Christmas can be a celebration for the senses.

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Top 10 Christmas Adverts of 2015

Top 10 Christmas Adverts of 2015

We all know that festive season has become a big deal for retailers and the Christmas advert can now make or break a shop’s year. We take a look at our Top 10 favourite ads of 2015.

consumer goods
VIDEO: John Lewis unveils 2015 Christmas TV advert

VIDEO: John Lewis unveils 2015 Christmas TV advert

John Lewis has released its anticipated Christmas TV advert.

television
Star Wars and Thunderbirds set to top Christmas present lists

Star Wars and Thunderbirds set to top Christmas present lists

Star Wars and Thunderbirds are set to be the must-have toys for Christmas this year, according to industry experts.

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Christmas shortage warning as Lego struggles to cope with demand

Christmas shortage warning as Lego struggles to cope with demand

Children hoping for Lego toys this Christmas could be left disappointed after the company admitted it may be unable to fulfil orders in the run-up to the festive season.

consumer goods
I’m betting on a White Christmas

I’m betting on a White Christmas

Odds have been slashed on a White Christmas as some forecasters predict Britain is set for its coldest winter in five years.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

15 weird and wonderful Christmas food and drink facts

Fancy a festive family bucket this Christmas?In Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken has become something of a Yule tide tradition for