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Teetotal grandad suffered multiple injuries after unprovoked attack in Sheffield pub while on Christmas night out

Teetotal grandad suffered multiple injuries after unprovoked attack in Sheffield pub while on Christmas night out

Shocking pictures show the injuries a grandad sustained from a single punch in an unprovoked attack on a Christmas night out in Sheffield.

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Boxing Day sales workers ‘filled with apprehension’

Boxing Day sales workers ‘filled with apprehension’

Rude customers and panic buyers are the chief causes of stress for UK shop staff during the festive sales rush, a survey has indicated.

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Christmas Day at sea for transatlantic rowers in Santa hats

Christmas Day at sea for transatlantic rowers in Santa hats

Transatlantic rowers are swapping turkey dinners for ration packs as they celebrate Christmas Day on the high seas.

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How Silent Night became the sound of Christmas 200 years ago tonight

How Silent Night became the sound of Christmas 200 years ago tonight

Silent Night is 200 years old this year after first being performed in 1818, on Christmas Eve in Austria. Sarah Marshall retraces the iconic carol’s roots.

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Farmers pull out cracker after baking summer hit crops of festive favourites

Farmers pull out cracker after baking summer hit crops of festive favourites

BRITISH farmers battled hard to bring Christmas dinner to our tables this year owing to the heatwave’s effect on crops and livestock, according to industry experts.

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Meet the Yorkshire couple who design and make Britain’s best fairy lights

Meet the Yorkshire couple who design and make Britain’s best fairy lights

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for a Harrogate couple who design and make Britain’s best fairy lights.

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Test your festive knowledge with our Christmas quiz

Test your festive knowledge with our Christmas quiz

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But how good is your festive knowledge?

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This is why Morrisons is switching off Christmas music and checkout noise on Saturday

This is why Morrisons is switching off Christmas music and checkout noise on Saturday

Supermarket chain Morrisons is hoping to give Christmas shoppers a more peaceful experience by switching off store noise this Saturday.

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How to eat healthily on Christmas Day

How to eat healthily on Christmas Day

With the big day less than a week away, Yorkshire-based nutritional therapist Clarissa Nolan explains how you can enjoy a Christmas dinner that is healthy and delicious.

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GP Taylor: Sad decline of a festive tradition as last post called for Christmas cards

GP Taylor: Sad decline of a festive tradition as last post called for Christmas cards

THERE are only three cards on my mantelpiece so far this year. Once upon a Christmas, it was brimful with greetings that would often spill over on to the tree as well. Over the last decade, I have noticed a decline in the good old-fashioned Christmas card.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

15 weird and wonderful Christmas food and drink facts

Fancy a festive family bucket this Christmas?In Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken has become something of a Yule tide tradition for