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Jayne Dowle: Time that we got celebrity deaths like George Michael into perspective

Jayne Dowle: Time that we got celebrity deaths like George Michael into perspective

IT was sad to hear the news about George Michael. His death from suspected heart failure at the age of 53 was too soon and his passing will be a loss to the music industry.

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Jayne Dowle: Forget the sales and just enjoy a Boxing Day rest

Jayne Dowle: Forget the sales and just enjoy a Boxing Day rest

I CAN think of nothing worse than going shopping today. After all the preparation, all the presents and the bank-balance-checking paranoia on Christmas Eve, the very last thing I want to do is spend any more money on Boxing Day.

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Dr John Sentamu: A Christmas message – Face the future with hope on life’s journey

Dr John Sentamu: A Christmas message – Face the future with hope on life’s journey

IT’S Christmas Eve!  Glad tidings we bring! Tomorrow all our waiting and preparations will be over.  I always hope that when it comes, Christmas really will be a time of peace and joy. A time to say thank you and a time to celebrate. But are we fit for Christmas?

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Best Christmas TV ever: From Mike Yarwood to Downton

Best Christmas TV ever: From Mike Yarwood to Downton

The BBC is hoping to regain its seasonal crown from ITV this weekend when the channels go head to head in the traditional battle to top the Christmas Day ratings.

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YP Letters: Don’t forget the Christian message

YP Letters: Don’t forget the Christian message

From: Canon Michael Storey, Healey Wood Road, Brighouse.

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Watch: Giant panda playing with a snowman

Watch: Giant panda playing with a snowman

This giant panda got an early Christmas present this year – a snowman to play with.

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Jyane Dowle: Festive TV more a turkey than a box of delights

Jyane Dowle: Festive TV more a turkey than a box of delights

CHRISTMAS is a time for nostalgia. And nothing brings back the memories like the double editions of the Radio Times and TV Times. How exciting it was when mother came home bearing these weighty tomes.

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Lonely this Christmas as more live with dementia

Lonely this Christmas as more live with dementia

IT IS an image of Christmas that has endured through the generations, for better or worse: the extended family gathered around the TV for crackers, music and the Queen’s speech.

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Why you might actually see a Star of Bethlehem over Yorkshire this Christmas

Why you might actually see a Star of Bethlehem over Yorkshire this Christmas

THE NIGHT skies over Yorkshire this Christmas could produce a phenomenon similar to the Star of Bethlehem, an astrologer has said.

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These Christmas lights bring 100 people a night to a North Yorkshire village

These Christmas lights bring 100 people a night to a North Yorkshire village

It all started with just one illuminated reindeer about 20 years ago and now comprises hundreds of lights that take four weeks for Eric Marshall to fix into place.

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Give the gift of gin this Christmas with these fantastic festive treats

Gin Advent CalendarPicture: John LewisCount down the days to Christmas one mini bottle of Edinburgh Gin at a time thanks to this cute advent

Tesco's latest release could see them win the war for weirdest Christmas crisp flavour

Rightly hailed for their usual Christmas release - Pigs in Blankets flavoured crisps - this winter's limited edition flavour has left many

2017's comfiest clothes to lounge around in on Christmas morning

Onsies, jammies, slippers and socks and slippers: tear open the wrapping paper in style with comfy lounge wear for the big day.Tartan

Britain's booziest advent calendar launched - that includes 25 full size bottles of gin

Britain's booziest advent calendar has been launched - containing 25 full size bottles of gin. They are encased in a custom-made wooden cabinet