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.
Parents of young children “concerned” about lack of convenient access points
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.
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.
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
Christmas has come early!
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.
According to research from security company ADT, 94 per cent of burglars would avoid a house with a monitored alarm. Researchers spoke to over 100 reformed burglars and have discovered that homeowners are up against increasingly sophisticated burglars, with what seems to be a growing sense of entitlement. One reformed burglar recalls his experiences.
As the relatives leave, the turkey sandwiches run out and the dust settles on Christmas, it’s time to decide which presents can safely join the wrapping paper in the recycling bin.
Will you be buying so-called ‘ethical’ gifts for loved ones this Christmas? The range of goods competing for the shoppers’ conscience has never been greater. Take the charity Oxfam, for example. For a tenner you can buy ‘hygiene hints’ for people in developing countries. For £13, you can buy a ‘rubbish job’, teaching slum dwellers how to make money from recycling rubbish. And for £25 there’s the ‘best seller’ – the Goat (and, for ‘a limited time only’, a Sheep too).
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