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A defence of the Brussels sprout – written by a scientist

A defence of the Brussels sprout – written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King’s College London Brussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour and familiarity of the small green vegetable. To others, they are an object of derision and disgust. Whatever you think of them, millions of sprouts will be sold, cooked, and either eaten or pushed to the side […]

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5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University The average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant environmental impacts – both in terms of production and waste management – and Christmas is no different. A report by Unilever said that each year […]

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These are the 20 most dramatic Christmas moments in UK TV history

These are the 20 most dramatic Christmas moments in UK TV history

Festive scenes and episodes from EastEnders, Dr Who and Coronation Street have been named as the most dramatic Christmas TV moments ever, according to new research revealed today. The poll of 2,000 British adults was specially commissioned to mark UKTV’s Drama channel’s festive schedule. Nearly two thirds of Brits (64 per cent) voted the jaw-dropping […]

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These are Britain’s 20 favourite Christmas films

These are Britain’s 20 favourite Christmas films

A definitive list of Britain’s favourite festive films has been released, with a classic in the top spot. According to a poll carried out by RadioTimes.com, It’s A Wonderful Life is Britain’s most popular Christmas movie. The website surveyed more than 7,000 to find out what their ultimate festive watch is. Starring James Stewart and Donna […]

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These are the topics that will cause the most arguments over Christmas

These are the topics that will cause the most arguments over Christmas

A new study of 2,000 British adults has revealed the issues most likely to cause arguments over the Christmas period – and it looks as if we are all bitterly divided. Luke Hales, channel director for TV channel Dave who carried out the research, said, “It’s fascinating to see that outdoor Christmas decorations divide opinions […]

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Warning expensive gifts might not be covered by your home insurance

Warning expensive gifts might not be covered by your home insurance

It would set you back a staggering £60,000 to insure the world’s most expensive handbag, and although the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond

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Buying a Christmas tree – here’s how to get it right

Buying a Christmas tree – here’s how to get it right

Whether it is a Norway Spruce, Scots Pine, Fraser Fir or a Nordman Fir, Christmas trees are set to take pride of place in homes this December.

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7 of 2017’s best artificial Christmas trees

7 of 2017’s best artificial Christmas trees

Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way in the last few decades – here are some of the best.For Outdoors
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6  of 2017’s most delicious Christmas cookbooks

6 of 2017’s most delicious Christmas cookbooks

‘Tis the season to be… stuffing our faces. Yes, Christmas is the one time of year we don’t have to feel guilty about what

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8 of the best advent calendars for Christmas 2017

8 of the best advent calendars for Christmas 2017

Let’s face it, one of the best things about Christmas is the excitement as you count down – and a big part of that is the traditional advent

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