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How to be a pantomime dame

How to be a pantomime dame

Whether it’s Auntie May, Mother Goose or Widow Twanky, whichever dame is your favourite, legendary pantomime dame Allan Stewart has probably

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Beat the Christmas bulge

Beat the Christmas bulge

Gorging on mince pies and drinking gallons of mulled wine throughout December doesn’t normally lend itself to looking or feeling great.Avoid

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EXCLUSIVE: interview with Lapland’s Santa Claus

EXCLUSIVE: interview with Lapland’s Santa Claus

What do you really know about Santa Claus? Sure he’s got a white beard, wears a red suit and likes giving toys but what really makes

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Ultimate Christmas Villains

Ultimate Christmas Villains

Forget rockin’ around the Christmas tree with this lot, you’re more likely to find this dodgy line up stealing your presents rather

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The 12 myths of Christmas

The 12 myths of Christmas

 We all love the traditions of the festive season, but how much of the Christmas story is based on fact? Read on… Jesus was born

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Christmas around the world

Christmas around the world

Ah, the traditional British Christmas…. you know how it is. On Christmas Eve, the stockings go up and the kids are early to bed. Some time

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Best Christmas cookbooks

Best Christmas cookbooks

‘Tis the season to be… stuffing our faces. Yes, Christmas is the one time of year we don’t have to feel guilty about what we eat

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Christmas traditions around the world

Christmas traditions around the world

Ah, the traditional British Christmas…. you know how it is.
On Christmas Eve, the stockings go up and the kids are early to bed. Some time

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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