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How to keep an eye on Santa as he puts in his 24-hour shift

POSTED ON 23 DECEMBER 2019

His sleigh is loaded. The weight distribution has been checked to see if it breaches Elf and Safety. The big man has punched in the flight-plan co-ordinates to his sat-nav because, well, Rudolf’s sense of direction isn’t what it used to be. And there’ll be no need for in-flight snacks tonight – he’ll be dining …


British sport review 2019

POSTED ON 20 DECEMBER 2019

It’s been a spectacular year for English sport; here we look through some of the highs. Motor Racing Lewis Hamilton won his sixth world title in November with a second-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. The title moves him up to second in the all-time list, leaving him just one behind Michael Schumacher. …


Winter chillin’

POSTED ON 18 DECEMBER 2019

It’s one of the great modern-day dilemmas for holidays at this time of year: shun the shivers for sunnier climes or embrace the cold and hit the slopes. It’ stime to choose… Daylight hours are short, invariably grey, damp, dismal. Christmas always passes in a blur of twinkling lights and belt-straining over-indulgence. Equally, the New …


House prices set to rise by up to 4% in 2020

POSTED ON 17 DECEMBER 2019

The results of the election have prompted Rightmove to predict that house prices will rise by up to 4% in 2020. The prediction is welcome news for the property market and those looking to sell next year, especially after the market had been hit with political uncertainty since the 2016 referendum. With such a clear …


Ben Stokes wins Sports Personality 2019

POSTED ON 16 DECEMBER 2019

The England cricket all-rounder has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 England cricket won three awards on the night, with Jos Buttler breaking the stumps to seal the World Cup victory voted ‘Greatest Sporting Moment’ and the World Cup team winning ‘Team of the Year.’ The last cricketer to win the award …


Boris Johnson’s Tories win the 2019 election by a landslide

POSTED ON 13 DECEMBER 2019

  The Tories achieved their best result in a general election in over thirty-years with over 43% of the vote, comfortably creating a majority. As votes were officially declared overnight, the exit polls had the Tories miles ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour when it was released at 10pm Thursday evening. The Prime Minister held onto …


Cook up a feast!

POSTED ON 11 DECEMBER 2019

Put a twist on your Christmas dinner this year by offering your guests this moist Christmas turkey roll created by chef Tom Kerridge. It features a crunchy topping and a bacon stuffing. Roast turkey roll Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 1 to 2 hours Serves: 6-8   Ingredients For the crumble topping …


‘Tis the season to be careful

POSTED ON 09 DECEMBER 2019

Follow these handy tips to make sure Santa isn’t the only one getting into your home during the festive season. Christmas is a time for giving, receiving … and, unfortunately, taking. Recent crime figures show that incidents have spiked alarmingly over the two-week festive period and, astonishingly, most of those robberies and burglaries go unsolved. …


Ho! Ho! Ho!

POSTED ON 06 DECEMBER 2019

  Christmas is fast approaching; and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, here we feature some of our favourite finds to help you along your way. For her The Everything Chocolate Collection This fab little selection of chocolate is perfect for any chocaholic. Featuring 40% Milk Puddles, Billionaire’s Shortbread, …


Deck the halls… with moving boxes and wine

POSTED ON 04 DECEMBER 2019

Making the move out of an old house and into a new one in December can be a taxing time. But never fear: we are here to spread festive cheer with some excellent tips to help keep the magic alive during this hectic time. The Tree Buy an artificial tree. We all love the smell …


England given a potentially tricky draw for group D at Euro 2020

POSTED ON 02 DECEMBER 2019

England draw World Cup semi-final foes for Euro 2020 group stages Gareth Southgate’s England have been drawn against Croatia who knocked them out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage in 2018 and the ever-improving Czech Republic. The fourth and final place will be awarded to the winner from play-off path C and could …