Bad Santa: Father Christmas arrested for carrying drugs

Bad Santa: Father Christmas arrested for carrying drugs

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Children watched in horror as police swooped on a festive grotto and arrested Father Christmas – for carrying DRUGS. Bad Santa? Billy Bob Thornton in 2003 comedy The Santa Claus had handed out presents to around 70 children at a pub in Corby, Northants., on Saturday. But after changing out of his costume to join…

Giant Christmas pudding clipped from tree

Giant Christmas pudding clipped from tree

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A tree clipped in the shape of a giant Christmas pudding has been unveiled — with a giant ROBIN perched on top. Roger and Valerie Holley created a 20ft-high conifer – complete with lashings of cream, huge holly leaves and big red berries – that looks good enough to eat. It took the Holleys six…

Waitrose Christmas delivery: supermarket lorry crashes into farmhouse

Waitrose Christmas delivery: supermarket lorry crashes into farmhouse

December 21, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Talk about a Christmas home delivery service… A supermarket lorry has lost control on a rural icy road and ploughed into the side of an 18th century farmhouse. The Waitrose delivery lorry was travelling towards the A3052 in the village of Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth, Devon, when it jack-knifed and careered into the house. It is…

Five last-minute party dresses for under £30

Five last-minute party dresses for under £30

December 20, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

If Christmas preparations have left you with no time to hunt down that perfect party dress then fear not. We’ve selected five dresses to get you through the festive season for £30 or less, so you can glam up for less than the cost of the Christmas turkey. Nothing gets you in the festive mood…

Liverpool named UK’s most festive city

Liverpool named UK’s most festive city

December 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool was today named the Most Festive City in the UK. Researchers found Scousers have forked out a massive £306 on Christmas decorations – including lights, wreaths, inflatable Santas and even POLAR BEARS. A massive nine in 10 residents have outdoor lights whilst a quarter are displaying ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs. As well as Liverpudlians…

Headteacher bans primary school Christmas party after rude graffiti is daubed in toilets

December 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Primary school pupils were left in tears after their headteacher cancelled their Christmas party – as punishment for rude graffiti daubed in the girls’ toilets. Headteacher Hilary Walton made the decision after no one admitted responsibility for scrawling ”gutter language” in 12-inch high letters in a toilet cubicle on Wednesday. She cancelled the Christmas party…

Remote control responsible for most Christmas family arguments

Remote control responsible for most Christmas family arguments

December 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The TV remote control causes more family arguments on Christmas Day than anything else, it has emerged. Rows over who is in charge of changing channels beat a host of other reasons for bust-ups on the big day, including cheating at board games, who washes up and Dad getting drunk. The second most common reason…

Jaw-dropping £65 million Christmas wishlist revealed

Jaw-dropping £65 million Christmas wishlist revealed

December 10, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A magazine for billionaires today unveiled its readers’ ultimate Christmas wishlist featuring yachts, supercars and antiques – worth a staggering £65 MILLION. Luxury mag Robb Report has compiled a list of the 21 most ”imaginative and extravagant” gifts for the world’s super-rich. The list is topped by a three-week yachting adventure in which the buyer…

The billionaire’s Christmas wishlist in pictures

The billionaire’s Christmas wishlist in pictures

December 10, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Launched in 1978 for the world’s rich, the Robb Report is based in Malibu and describes itself as ”the essential luxury resource for connoisseurs seeking the very best that life has to offer”. Each year the magazine reveals its ultimate gift list – showcasing the presents only the world’s richest people could afford. Here’s 2010′s…

Jamie Oliver backs friend’s bid to land Christmas number one

December 9, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

TV chef Jamie Oliver is set to cause a stir in the music charts – by backing a friend’s bid to land the Christmas number one spot. The star has thrown his weight behind lifelong pal Leigh Haggerwood and The Florin Street Band, who are bidding to bring the first ”Real” Christmas song to the…

Pete Doherty joins anti-X Factor ‘Cage against the machine’ super-group

Pete Doherty joins anti-X Factor ‘Cage against the machine’ super-group

December 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A host of stars including Pete Doherty and Imogen Heap are in the studio today covering John Cage’s silent recording 4’33”, with plans for a ‘Cage against the machine’ Christmas number one battle against Simon Cowell and the X factor winner. Orbital, The Kooks, Billy Bragg, UNKLE and Enter Shikari are all amongst the ‘supergroup’…

Royal Mail slammed over allegations it prioritise junk mail over Xmas post

Royal Mail slammed over allegations it prioritise junk mail over Xmas post

December 3, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

Royal Mail was today slammed amid allegations that postal chiefs have sidelined Christmas post to prioritise – JUNK mail. An enormous backlog of more than 40,000 letters has gathered since sweeping changes were introduced to sorting offices last month. Thousands of people have been left without vital deliveries such as doctors appointments, business letters and…

Home Alone voted greatest family Christmas movie

Home Alone voted greatest family Christmas movie

December 3, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Classic comedy Home Alone was today voted the greatest family Christmas movie of all time. The Oscar nominated film, in which Macaulay Culkin fends off idiotic burglars after his parents abandon him, beat animated classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart to claim the title. The 1946 movie told the story of an angel…

Britain’s most illuminated cul-de-sac bursts into colour with 100,000 Christmas lights

Britain’s most illuminated cul-de-sac bursts into colour with 100,000 Christmas lights

December 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s most festive cul-de-sac burst into colour last night when the homeowners switched on their illuminations – with almost 100,000 blazing Christmas lights. Six jolly families on Trinity Close in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, have forked out an estimated £3,000 each for 15,000 fairy lights covering each of their homes and gardens. Sparkling santa clauses, reindeers and…

N-Dubz Dappy to deliver Channel 4′s alternative Christmas message

N-Dubz Dappy to deliver Channel 4′s alternative Christmas message

November 24, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Dappy from N-Dubz has been drafted in by Channel 4 to deliver their annual alternative to the Queen’s Christmas speech. The North London rapper told The Sun: “I’ll be giving a very different take on things to Her Majesty. “I’m going to be talking about things that matter to young people today, keeping it real…

Children’s play fort in planning permission row

June 22, 2010 | by

A couple have gone into battle against their local council after being told to obtain planning permission – for a children’s play fort in their garden. Dr Janet Barnes, 43, David Godwin, 33, spent £1,200 on the 10ft wooden structure as a Christmas present for sons Christopher, eight, and Jonathan, three. But neighbours have complained…