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

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 getting rain rather than snow for Christmas this year. The Met Office is forecasting scattered showers across the UK towards the end of this week, but the rain is […]

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How to survive Christmas when you hate it – according to a psychologist

How to survive Christmas when you hate it – according to a psychologist

by Karen Rodham, Staffordshire University Two years ago, I came into work on 1 December to find a bag on my desk labelled ‘Karen’s Christmas Intervention’. It contained many Christmas themed gifts and challenges – such as watching a Christmas DVD and going to a carol service. These were all designed to help me find […]

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These are the most dangerous Christmas songs to drive to

These are the most dangerous Christmas songs to drive to

They say “the best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear”, but when it comes to driving home over the festive period, this may be best avoided. Vehicle finance provider, Moneybarn, has analysed 95 popular Christmas songs in a new study to identify the safest and most ‘dangerous’ tracks to […]

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5 things to remember to avoid festive food poisoning

5 things to remember to avoid festive food poisoning

More than two-thirds (66 per cent) of Brits will tuck into a turkey dinner this Christmas according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), but

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Nail the dinner table chit chat with these 20 weird and wonderful Christmas facts

Nail the dinner table chit chat with these 20 weird and wonderful Christmas facts

A very American ChristmasDid you know Christmas was once illegal in the USA? In Colonial America, the Puritans of New England disapproved of

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Be careful what you feed your pet this Christmas, warn vets

Be careful what you feed your pet this Christmas, warn vets

Roast turkey, pigs in blankets, cheese boards, prawn cocktail and mince pies – Christmas is the most gluttonous time of the year.And

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Here’s what to do if someone gives you a rubbish Christmas present

Here’s what to do if someone gives you a rubbish Christmas present

No matter your age, there is nothing like unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. But picture the scene: instead of unwrapping the gift to

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Why volunteering is the best present you can give this Christmas

Why volunteering is the best present you can give this Christmas

Jan Cox has discovered the secret of the perfect old-fashioned Christmas – giving the gift of her time.She’s among the one in five

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Three ways to avoid being lonely this Christmas

Three ways to avoid being lonely this Christmas

Andrea Wigfield, University of Sheffield and Sarah Alden, University of SheffieldAs the population ages and growing numbers of people are living

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If I eat an entire pack of mince pies, will I be over the drink drive limit?

If I eat an entire pack of mince pies, will I be over the drink drive limit?

Asda hit the headlines last month after it was revealed staff members insisted shoppers prove they were over the age of 18 before they were

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