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These are the 20 most dramatic Christmas moments in UK TV history

These are the 20 most dramatic Christmas moments in UK TV history

Festive scenes and episodes from EastEnders, Dr Who and Coronation Street have been named as the most dramatic Christmas TV moments ever, according to new research revealed today. The poll of 2,000 British adults was specially commissioned to mark UKTV’s Drama channel’s festive schedule. Nearly two thirds of Brits (64 per cent) voted the jaw-dropping […]

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These are Britain’s 20 favourite Christmas films

These are Britain’s 20 favourite Christmas films

A definitive list of Britain’s favourite festive films has been released, with a classic in the top spot. According to a poll carried out by RadioTimes.com, It’s A Wonderful Life is Britain’s most popular Christmas movie. The website surveyed more than 7,000 to find out what their ultimate festive watch is. Starring James Stewart and Donna […]

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This is when Network Rail will stop charging you to use train station toilets

This is when Network Rail will stop charging you to use train station toilets

Network Rail has announced it will scrap toilet charges at some of Britain’s busiest railway stations from April next year. As of 1 April 2019, members of the public will no longer have to spend their loose change to use the station facilities. Free to use facilities Network Rail has already made toilets free to […]

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Couple who submitted sickness claim against Jet2 ordered to pay £30,000 after being filmed dancing poolside and posing with parrot

Couple who submitted sickness claim against Jet2 ordered to pay £30,000 after being filmed dancing poolside and posing with parrot

By Nicola Adams A pair of fake sickness fraudsters have been convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud and ordered to pay Jet2 almost £30,000 after being filmed dancing by the poolside on holiday in Turkey and being pictured posing with a parrot. Martin and Lindsey Brown, 38 and 35, from Chorley in Lancashire, submitted a false […]

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How to survive Christmas when you hate it – according to a psychologist

How to survive Christmas when you hate it – according to a psychologist

by Karen Rodham, Staffordshire University Two years ago, I came into work on 1 December to find a bag on my desk labelled ‘Karen’s Christmas Intervention’. It contained many Christmas themed gifts and challenges – such as watching a Christmas DVD and going to a carol service. These were all designed to help me find […]

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These are the best pre-Christmas sales offering bargain discounts of up to 44%

These are the best pre-Christmas sales offering bargain discounts of up to 44%

Last minute shoppers are set to bag the best bargains ever in the run up to Christmas, as retailers discount items by record levels. Shops are currently discounting stock by an average of 44 per cent, and this is expected to rise to 48 per cent by Christmas Eve – a new record high. Where […]

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These are the most dangerous Christmas songs to drive to

These are the most dangerous Christmas songs to drive to

They say “the best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear”, but when it comes to driving home over the festive period, this may be best avoided. Vehicle finance provider, Moneybarn, has analysed 95 popular Christmas songs in a new study to identify the safest and most ‘dangerous’ tracks to […]

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Staff at failing care home say they won’t get Christmas pay – despite their boss’ alleged lavish spending sprees

Staff at failing care home say they won’t get Christmas pay – despite their boss’ alleged lavish spending sprees

A wealthy care home boss who allegedly told staff she can’t afford to pay them until after Christmas is said to have sparked outrage after apparently posting photos of her luxury lifestyle online. Thirty-six year old Claire Fryer (who reportedly lives in a £1.4 million home) apparently uploaded photos of a recent shopping trip to […]

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Expectant parents wanted for new BBC 2 documentary – here’s how to apply

Expectant parents wanted for new BBC 2 documentary – here’s how to apply

Expectant parents are being sought for a new BBC Two documentary, which aims to explore families and relationships at one of the most exciting stages in life. The Garden Productions is looking for people who are expecting a baby between February and June 2019 to apply for the programme. Seeking parents-to-be The production company – […]

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Video shows huge Russian cargo ship grounded off British coast

Video shows huge Russian cargo ship grounded off British coast

Emergency services have launched a major operation after 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship grounded off a British beach. The Kuzma Minin become stranded off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth in Cornwall. The RNLI launched out of Falmouth just after 6am with pilot boats from the nearby docks also in the water. (Photo: SWNS) Witnesses have taken pictures […]

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