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'Christmas Eve boxes should be banished – what a waste of money!'

07 December 2022
'Christmas Eve boxes should be banished – what a waste of money!'

'Christmas Eve boxes should be banished – what a waste of money!'

07 December 2022

Columnist Lauren Abbott says Christmas Eve boxes are just another way of making parents spend money and are unnecessary.


Thousands of Christmas train services set to be cancelled

06 December 2022
Thousands of Christmas train services set to be cancelled

Thousands of Christmas train services set to be cancelled

06 December 2022

Thousands of train services face cancellations in the coming weeks thanks to further strikes by the RMT and here's when disruption is expected.


Cold weather alert issued for England with -10C possible

05 December 2022
Cold weather alert issued for England with -10C possible

Cold weather alert issued for England with -10C possible

05 December 2022

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.


Football-related insurance claims likely to jump during World Cup

02 December 2022
Football-related insurance claims likely to jump during World Cup

Football-related insurance claims likely to jump during World Cup

02 December 2022

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.


Clean your feeders, says RSPCA as calls about sick birds soar

01 December 2022
Clean your feeders, says RSPCA as calls about sick birds soar

Clean your feeders, says RSPCA as calls about sick birds soar

01 December 2022

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.


Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated as numbers very ill with flu surge

30 November 2022
Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated as numbers very ill with flu surge

Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated as numbers very ill with flu surge

30 November 2022

Health officials say they're increasingly concerned about the high numbers of children needing hospital treatment for flu while vaccine uptake falls.


Met Office reveals first December forecast but will we see snow?

29 November 2022
Met Office reveals first December forecast but will we see snow?

Met Office reveals first December forecast but will we see snow?

29 November 2022

The Met Office has released the first of its long range weather forecasts for December including the chances of snow for the Christmas period.


Warning for energy firms over direct debit hikes

28 November 2022
Warning for energy firms over direct debit hikes

Warning for energy firms over direct debit hikes

28 November 2022

Energy firms are being warned not to unfairly increase direct debits for customers now using less as ministers push for 'more reflective' bills.


The surprising law which could land you with a £1,000 fine for watching the World Cup at work

18 November 2022
The surprising law which could land you with a £1,000 fine for watching the World Cup at work

The surprising law which could land you with a £1,000 fine for watching the World Cup at work

18 November 2022

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.


Potholes are damaging 225 more cars each day, says the AA

16 November 2022
Potholes are damaging 225 more cars each day, says the AA

Potholes are damaging 225 more cars each day, says the AA

16 November 2022

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 begin egg rationing

16 November 2022
Supermarkets begin egg rationing

Supermarkets begin egg rationing

16 November 2022

Supermarkets, including Asda, are beginning to limit the numbers of eggs customers can buy as shortages across stores continue.


Fast bright shooting stars to rain down

14 November 2022
Fast bright shooting stars to rain down

Fast bright shooting stars to rain down

14 November 2022

The Leonids meteor shower will peak this week bringing fast, bright shooting stars to the skies above us.


Warnings of egg shortages as shelves sit empty

10 November 2022
Warnings of egg shortages as shelves sit empty

Warnings of egg shortages as shelves sit empty

10 November 2022

There are warnings of egg shortages before Christmas as farmers struggle to cope with soaring production costs and the impact of bird flu.


Parents and coaches banned from shouting at kids' football

04 November 2022
Parents and coaches banned from shouting at kids' football

Parents and coaches banned from shouting at kids' football

04 November 2022

Thousands of youth football matches will be watched in silence this weekend as the FA bans spectators and coaches from shouting and talking.


See the final Christmas stamps featuring late Queen

03 November 2022
See the final Christmas stamps featuring late Queen

See the final Christmas stamps featuring late Queen

03 November 2022

Royal Mail has unveiled the last Christmas stamps to feature the Queen's silhouette, which show the Christmas story.


The 26 low-cost foods in your basket now costing you more

02 November 2022
The 26 low-cost foods in your basket now costing you more

The 26 low-cost foods in your basket now costing you more

02 November 2022

The cost of a basket of shopping is rising but it is the price of traditionally low-cost groceries now pushing up supermarket bills.


Everywhere kids can eat for free or £1 this half term

24 October 2022
Everywhere kids can eat for free or £1 this half term

Everywhere kids can eat for free or £1 this half term

24 October 2022

From restaurants to supermarket cafes - here's everywhere the kids can eat for free, or just £1, during October half term.


Rail strikes join November's growing list of ballots and action

20 October 2022
Rail strikes join November's growing list of ballots and action

Rail strikes join November's growing list of ballots and action

20 October 2022

Three train strikes, announced for November, now join a growing list of workers either planning or voting to walk out next month.


When will energy bills rise now as government withdraws support?

18 October 2022
When will energy bills rise now as government withdraws support?

When will energy bills rise now as government withdraws support?

18 October 2022

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 to bring back free hot drinks offer

17 October 2022
Supermarket to bring back free hot drinks offer

Supermarket to bring back free hot drinks offer

17 October 2022

Supermarket chain Waitrose is bringing back its free hot drinks offer for customers two years after it first scrapped the deal.


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