On the BBC over Christmas: A bumper box of yuletide treats

aking a welcome return to BBC One on Christmas Day is Gavin & Stacey, from Ruth Jones and James Corden, in which the nation will discover what has been happening to the Shipmans and the Wests in the last ten years, as they […]

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Books that could only be read on a Christmas Afternoon

There are many types of book. I am not talking about genre, I am talking about the books that you read in public, the ones that you leave on the coffee table, the ones that are added to the ‘must read’ pile […]

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London homeowners are paying for Christmas by renting out their properties over the festive period

London short let property management specialists City Relay reveal the top 10 London postcodes where homeowners are earning more than the cost of Christmas by renting their property this December. We’ve analysed booking data to identify which areas of London are most […]

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The Dawn of Love: How was I ever going to love that broken woman?

You don’t get to my age without having had your heart broken a few times. Im not just talking about the loss of a lover or the end of a relationship. There is also the unrequited love for a pop star, the […]

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I couldn’t save my daughter’s life but I can save others.

In September, my daughter Gabi would have turned 19 and been a ‘Fresher’ had life gone the way she hoped. She would be in her first term at university. Excitement. Trepidation. Independence. Freedom. Opportunity. New beginnings for us both to look forward […]

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The Paul O’Grady Interview: For the Love of Dogs is back with lots more ‘feel good’ moments

Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine friends. Series 8 of the National TV Award winning programme will be filled with laughter […]

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Do I have agency? The New Apple+ series ‘The Morning Show” has given me much to think about

When my Apple TV box asked me if I would like to subscribe to a 7 day trial of the Apple+ streaming service, I was sceptical. Do I need another streaming service? The short answer to that is no. But, I am […]

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The Perfect Pair of Jeans: Do They Exist?

Is there any day more miserable than the day you have to concede that your favourite pair of jeans are unwearable? They have been hemmed and patched, a new button/elastic band has been added and that interesting stain covered up with a […]

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Have you checked your Christmas Crockery?

By this time of year we have started to make Christmas plans. Which means, for those of us who are not being whisked off to a fancy hotel or elsewhere for Christmas dinner, we need to be thinking about – what, where […]

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