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This is when you should put your Christmas tree up and take it down – according to tradition

This is when you should put your Christmas tree up and take it down – according to tradition

Originating in the 16th century, the Christmas tree is a central part of our modern festive celebrations – but when is the right time to put it up and take it down? There is plenty of (sometimes heated) debate over when it’s acceptable to start decorating for Christmas, and it can feel like trees go […]

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General Election 2019: the 10 super-marginal seats to watch out for on results night

General Election 2019: the 10 super-marginal seats to watch out for on results night

Parties will try to win the constituencies which had the smallest majorities in the 2017 election – here’s the ones to look out for. Political parties in the UK are gearing up for a general election on Thursday which, they hope, will break the Parliamentary deadlock. In order to do so they will aim to […]

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You could be owed a Cold Weather Payment thanks to the dip in temperatures – how to check if you’re eligible

You could be owed a Cold Weather Payment thanks to the dip in temperatures – how to check if you’re eligible

With temperatures dropping, cold weather payments have now been triggered in some areas, to help with the cost of heating your house during the winter months. This is everything you need to know – including how to know if you’re eligible for a Cold Weather Payment and how to check if your area has begun […]

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You can now get a Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door by tractor – here’s how

You can now get a Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door by tractor – here’s how

If you’ve ever wanted a Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door then now is your chance, as you can now have it brought to you in style – by tractor. Showcasing British farming In the run up to Christmas, Farm to Feast by Farmison & Co is showcasing great British farming with numerous extra […]

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If you work for the NHS, fire service, police or armed forces you can get extra discounts over Christmas – here’s how

If you work for the NHS, fire service, police or armed forces you can get extra discounts over Christmas – here’s how

The Christmas period is a crazy time for everyone, but most of all for emergency services workers. While many of us have time over Christmas to relax, the same can’t be said for NHS, Fire Service, Police or Armed Forces staff. As a thank you for their service, these are the places offering extra discounts […]

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These are the laws around being asked to work over Christmas – everything you need to know

These are the laws around being asked to work over Christmas – everything you need to know

It’s everyone’s biggest nightmare: having to work on Christmas Day. But what does the law say about it? Legal experts at LegalShield have the answers to some of the most pressing questions. Do I have to work on Christmas Day? There is no automatic right for workers to have Christmas Day off, according to the […]

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These are the nation’s favourite new Christmas cracker jokes for 2019 – do you agree?

These are the nation’s favourite new Christmas cracker jokes for 2019 – do you agree?

A vote conducted by TV channel Gold has revealed the UK’s favourite modern Christmas cracker jokes. A joke about US President Donald Trump topped the list, winning Gold’s national competition to come up with the best new modern Christmas cracker joke. The author of the winning joke, Matt King, a secondary school teacher from Wokingham, […]

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WhatsApp may stop working on your smartphone this month – this is why

WhatsApp may stop working on your smartphone this month – this is why

Thousands of WhatsApp users could lose access to the popular messaging service this month, with the app set to stop working on a number of devices. WhatsApp is withdrawing its support on Windows Phone operating systems as of 31 December. No longer in use The messaging app is currently available on select versions of Windows […]

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You can get free ‘magic’ carrots to give to Rudolph this Christmas – here’s how

You can get free ‘magic’ carrots to give to Rudolph this Christmas – here’s how

Shoppers will soon be able to get their hands on magic carrots for Father Christmas’s reindeer for free from Morrisons. The supermarket announced the “Carrots for Rudolph” campaign to help support British vegetable farmers this winter. Why are Morrisons giving them away? After a “difficult” harvest for British carrot growers meant that a higher-than-usual number […]

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You can now buy festive flavoured edible candles for Christmas – here’s where to get one

You can now buy festive flavoured edible candles for Christmas – here’s where to get one

After last year’s success, the world’s first edible candle is back in time for Christmas 2019. Available in two flavours, the candles are 100 per cent vegan and proved incredibly popular on their launch last year, with all 1,000 candles selling out in less than two hours. What flavours are these edible candles? The edible […]

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