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Jayne Dowle: Our empty high streets are heading for an all-time low this Christmas

Jayne Dowle: Our empty high streets are heading for an all-time low this Christmas

ARE you still running around doing your Christmas shopping? Spare a thought for the great British high street. It’s having a terrible season so far, and retailers are hoping for a last-minute boost to bring a better outlook for the New Year.

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Sarah Todd: Ready for Christmas? If you are, your smugness just leaves me cold. Here’s why…

Sarah Todd: Ready for Christmas? If you are, your smugness just leaves me cold. Here’s why…

IF ONE more person boasts about having all their Christmas presents wrapped and placed under a tree decorated to department store standard, this correspondent will not be responsible for her actions.

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5 Children’s Books to Give this Christmas.

5 Children’s Books to Give this Christmas.

Are you struggling to find the perfect book for your little one?

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Travel review: Fancy a Christmas shopping spree in London?

Travel review: Fancy a Christmas shopping spree in London?

Fancy a Christmas shopping spree in London, but put off by thoughts of the Oxford Street crush? Relax, says Sarah Freeman, and make a beeline for Seven Dials.

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Advent wreath with a difference helping count down to Christmas at York Minster

Advent wreath with a difference helping count down to Christmas at York Minster

IT IS one of the largest Advent wreaths in the country and it will provide a countdown to Christmas in one of the nation’s most famous places of worship.

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Back in time for a party: Leeds Harewood House’s Victorian Christmas

Back in time for a party: Leeds Harewood House’s Victorian Christmas

For the first time in five years Harewood House is opening to the public at Christmas. Catherine Scott finds herself transported back to the estate in Victorian times.

religion and belief
Black Friday in Leeds: Here are the major stores taking part

Black Friday in Leeds: Here are the major stores taking part

The US custom is very much a fixture in the UK calendar now – but which stores in Leeds are taking part in this year’s Black Friday sales?

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Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There’s nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you’re tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year Asda has just announced a Christmas themed pizza that comes with all the trimmings.

business
Lovelorn snowmen and bouncing dogs: A rundown of John Lewis Christmas ads

Lovelorn snowmen and bouncing dogs: A rundown of John Lewis Christmas ads

The John Lewis Christmas campaign has become a fixture of the consumer festive calendar, introducing characters ranging from a lovelorn snowman and his snow girlfriend to a trampolining dog.

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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: Our empty high streets are heading for an all-time low this Christmas

ARE you still running around doing your Christmas shopping? Spare a thought for the great British high street. It’s having a terrible season

Sarah Todd: Ready for Christmas? If you are, your smugness just leaves me cold. Here’s why...

IF ONE more person boasts about having all their Christmas presents wrapped and placed under a tree decorated to department store standard,