Columnist Lauren Abbott says Christmas Eve boxes are just another way of making parents spend money and are unnecessary.
Thousands of train services face cancellations in the coming weeks thanks to further strikes by the RMT and here's when disruption is expected.
A cold weather alert has been issued for the whole of England with lows of -10C possible in some areas by the end of the week, warns the Met Office.
A broken figurine, smashed door and a burnt carpet were all claims related to the last World cup, with one insurer calling on fans to be more careful.
The RSPCA is pleading with homes to regularly clean garden feeders and water bowls over fears that birds will pick up fatal diseases this winter.
Health officials say they're increasingly concerned about the high numbers of children needing hospital treatment for flu while vaccine uptake falls.
The Met Office has released the first of its long range weather forecasts for December including the chances of snow for the Christmas period.
Energy firms are being warned not to unfairly increase direct debits for customers now using less as ministers push for 'more reflective' bills.
The World Cup is about to start but with so many daytime games fans must be sure of TV Licensing rules before watching a game while at work.
Heavy rain and crumbling roads, says the AA, is leading to patrols getting an extra 225 calls each day this month to vehicles damaged by potholes.
Supermarkets, including Asda, are beginning to limit the numbers of eggs customers can buy as shortages across stores continue.
The Leonids meteor shower will peak this week bringing fast, bright shooting stars to the skies above us.
There are warnings of egg shortages before Christmas as farmers struggle to cope with soaring production costs and the impact of bird flu.
Thousands of youth football matches will be watched in silence this weekend as the FA bans spectators and coaches from shouting and talking.
Royal Mail has unveiled the last Christmas stamps to feature the Queen's silhouette, which show the Christmas story.
The cost of a basket of shopping is rising but it is the price of traditionally low-cost groceries now pushing up supermarket bills.
From restaurants to supermarket cafes - here's everywhere the kids can eat for free, or just £1, during October half term.
Three train strikes, announced for November, now join a growing list of workers either planning or voting to walk out next month.
Energy bills will rise when the government pulls the help for homes it initially promised, so when will gas and electric bills rise and by how much?
Supermarket chain Waitrose is bringing back its free hot drinks offer for customers two years after it first scrapped the deal.