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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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Never mind the booze – the most important person this Christmas is the dad who can make the gadgets work

Never mind the booze – the most important person this Christmas is the dad who can make the gadgets work

THE most important person in the house this Christmas may still be the cook, but a new breed of domestic specialist is almost as indispensable, researchers say.

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Tennent's unveil new Christmas video featuring Rude-olph the Christmas temp

Taking form as a mounted reindeer head "animated with festive banter", Rude-olph will be touring bars around Scotland, interacting with Christmas

The best Christmas gift ideas for drinks fans in Edinburgh

It’s beginning to look a lot – as the well-worn song suggests – like Christmas.Bells are ready to jingle, halls are being

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If I eat an entire pack of mince pies, will I be over the drink drive limit?

Asda hit the headlines last month after it was revealed staff members insisted shoppers prove they were over the age of 18 before they were