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Archive for: December, 2011

What’s on

We’ve pulled together a few of the events that are taking place over the festive period, by no means is this definitive, consult each municipality’s website as there is a whole raft of entertainment both traditional and just for fun happening for two weeks. Don’t forget some of the shops may change their opening hours […]

A golden Christmas!

A GROUP of residents in Chio are wearing the biggest smiles around after winning a “small fortune” in the world’s richest lottery yesterday. And they owe their good luck to one person, who bought shares in the 720-million-euro El Gordo winning ticket, which was sold in Granen, a tiny village in the north-east town of […]

Star of David shines brightest of all!

IT takes a really bright spark to be accepted for the Guinness Book of Records, and that’s exactly what David Richards is! He’s not the only sparkler Down Under because the Aussie barrister has transformed his home in Forrest, Canberra, with the most astonishing display of Christmas lights. His illuminating efforts have been rewarded because […]

White Christmas

The odds on the UK having a white Christmas this year have soared as unseasonably mild weather blows across the country. Britain is set to become much warmer following the cold snap experienced over the past week. Temperatures on Christmas Day and Boxing Day could reach 12C (54F) in parts. Sky weather producer Joanna Robinson […]

Villagers vote to keep ‘Smurf Village’ blue

The inhabitants of a Spanish village painted blue for the filming of The Smurfs movie have voted to keep their houses the vivid shade, instead of returning to traditional white. Residents of Juzcar, in Andalucia were promised by Sony Pictures that their dazzling white homes would be repainted once shooting had finished. But in a […]

UK growth

THE UK’s economy grew by more than initially calculated in the third quarter of the year but the prospect of a new recession remains on a knife-edge. The Office for National Statistics calculated GDP growth of 0.6% in the three months to the end of September – up 0.1% on the two previous estimates. However, […]

Military wives set to top Christmas Chart

The Military Wives say chart success would give their husbands something to be proud of – as their song becomes the fastest selling single in six years. Wherever You Are sold nearly 250,000 copies in two days – more than X Factor winners Little Mix sold in their entire first week. The early sales figures […]

IT failures hamper Christmas

Last Christmas it was snow that disrupted festive food deliveries, this year IT failures are hampering families’ plans. Sainsbury’s customers are among those affected – the supermarket has admitted a website glitch means a number of deliveries have been cancelled. Department store Fortnum & Mason has confirmed hundreds of its customers will not receive its […]

Illegal toxic skin bleaching

A Sky News investigation has discovered shops in London selling unlicensed or prescription-only skin-bleaching products. In Peckham, southeast London, they purchased a tube of Fashion Fair Cream from two shops. This product is unlicensed in the UK and contains Clobetasol Propionate, a prescription-only steroid used to treat conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Due to […]

Footballer Crouch targeted by burglars again

England striker Peter Crouch has been targeted by burglars for a second time. The Premier League forward, currently with Stoke City, had his £4.5m Cheshire mansion broken into on Tuesday while he and his wife Abbey Clancy were out. The couple are believed to have reported the burglary to police when they returned home on […]

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