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Selling your home at Christmas, and other property stats of the week, Property

Selling your home at Christmas, and other property stats of the week

Plus festive address of the day…

By | Property | Monday, 16 December 2013 at 12:56 pm

The most expensive Santa’s grotto build outside London?, Property

The most expensive Santa’s grotto build outside London?

The St Albans Christmas Market is claiming to have the most expensive Santa’s grotto ( in terms of square metres) outside London… Halifax’s price per square metre survey last year put the city in the number 2 spot behind Westminster (£7,586 vs £3,227) and just ahead of Oxford (£2,821). The grotto is in the city’s [...]

By | Property | Friday, 13 December 2013 at 4:19 pm

Dish of the Day: How to… enjoy the countdown to Christmas, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to… enjoy the countdown to Christmas

It started out as a fun project by Gin Foundry, now it’s THE highlight in our countdown to Christmas. We’re talking about the lip-smacking, thirst-quenching drink-vent calendars: four exquisitely crafted boxes with discerning drinkers in mind.

By | Dish of the Day | Sunday, 24 November 2013 at 2:09 pm

Interview with ‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith: ‘The essence of the show is the same – old alien, hot chick travel through the universe’, Arts

Interview with ‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith: ‘The essence of the show is the same – old alien, hot chick travel through the universe’

Neela Debnath caught up with Matt Smith on the set of ‘Doctor Who’ about the upcoming Christmas special ‘The Snowmen’ and giving advice to his new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

By | Arts | Monday, 24 December 2012 at 4:00 am

Change in UK housing stock means chimney problems for Father Christmas, Property

Change in UK housing stock means chimney problems for Father Christmas

Parents of young children “concerned” about lack of convenient access points

By | Property | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 9:18 am

How to keep warm this winter, Notebook

How to keep warm this winter

Fifty per cent of over 55s are not intending on giving big jumpers, socks, gloves or scarfs to their loved ones in 2012, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Censuswide.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 1:52 pm

Barking Blondes: Yuletide doggy treats, pet advent calendars and Christmas hazards, Notebook

Barking Blondes: Yuletide doggy treats, pet advent calendars and Christmas hazards

Our dogs were sent reindeer antlers in the post this week. As you will see in the picture, Molly (the miniature bull terrier) loves them. She adores to dress up. However, Matilda (the bulldog) doesn’t. She ate hers.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 9 December 2012 at 4:00 am

Mums expect financial pressures to continue in 2013 and feel that a difficult Christmas is ahead, Notebook

Mums expect financial pressures to continue in 2013 and feel that a difficult Christmas is ahead

Only one in 10 said the news about the UK coming out of recession made them feel more positive about the UK economy. Two thirds predict it will get worse still in 2013

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 at 5:32 pm

Is it a turd? is it a brain? no it’s Waitrose’s new mutant fruit, Notebook

Is it a turd? is it a brain? no it’s Waitrose’s new mutant fruit

Christmas has come early!

By | Notebook | Friday, 30 November 2012 at 1:09 pm

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special prequel and teaser trailer shown on Children in Need, Arts

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special prequel and teaser trailer shown on Children in Need

Just like the Christmas specials, an annual tradition has developed whereby each year on Children in Need night viewers get a little Doctor Who teaser to whet their appetite for the forthcoming festive episode.

By | Arts | Saturday, 17 November 2012 at 12:41 am

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