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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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How to behave on your office Christmas party

How to behave on your office Christmas party

If you thought your boss might cancel the office Christmas party, what would you do?Now, most people’s thoughts on that might be ‘bah,

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Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

As Christmas trees arrive in garden centres, expert David Mitchell offers advice to those who only have a small space for a real

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Six of the best – Toys of the 60s/70s

Six of the best – Toys of the 60s/70s

As we approach Christmas, in the first of a three-part series, we look at popular toys from down the decades, beginning this week with the

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Christmas 2017: Watch the best TV ads so far

Christmas 2017: Watch the best TV ads so far

The countdown to Christmas is on and this year’s Christmas adverts are already starting to flood in.We’ve compiled some of the best to get

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11 sure signs that Christmas is on the way

11 sure signs that Christmas is on the way

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The 20 biggest-selling Christmas number 1s of all-time

The 20 biggest-selling Christmas number 1s of all-time

Love ’em or loathe ’em, there’s just no escaping Christmas songs at this time of year. But have you ever wondered what are the biggest-selling

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Nine festive musical facts

Nine festive musical facts

With the whole family gathering to watch telly, have a singsong or indulge in some post-pud quizzes, what better time to impress everyone with

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Sukhinder Singh of The Whisky Exchange recommends five whiskies to accompany your Christmas

Sukhinder Singh. Picture: The Whisky ExchangeSukhinder Singh of The Whisky Exchange presents his top five bottles of whisky that won’t

The festive food and drink pop-up taking over an Edinburgh graveyard

Taking over the old watchtower in St Cuthbert's Graveyard on Lothian Road, this new Edinburgh pop-up promises Christmas street food, warming

The Dockyard Social aims to serve up perfect Christmas weekend with 'naughty or nice' theme

Following its successful launch weekend, The Dockyard Social is returning on the 16th and 17th of December, with a festive twist.Asking street

Video: Falkirk chip shop serves up deep-fried twist on Christmas classics

New Union Chippie in Camelon, near Falkirk, began selling battered treats such as mince pies and pigs in blankets as part of a winter shake-up