8 best Christmas food boxes

There’s more than enough on everyone’s to-do list at this time of year, without adding the Christmas Day food shopping into the mix. But these helpful boxes include everything from meat bundles that cover from breakfast to dinner, measured ingredients so that nothing is forgotten, or a plentiful hamper including fruit, veg and all those little extras that you just couldn’t ...

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Police's £50k reward to solve Leigh girl's 1984 murder

Police investigating the 1984 murder of a schoolgirl have offered a £50,000 reward for information to solve the case. Lisa Hession, 14, was found sexually attacked and strangled 500 yards from her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Despite new leads emerging in 2005, her killer is yet to be caught. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the case had been subject ...

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Labour may move parts of Bank of England to Birmingham

The old lady of Threadneedle Street may have to leave her home of 283 years under Labour plans to move large parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham. A report, commissioned by Labour, claims banks have distorted the economy by lending to “unproductive sectors”. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the current financial system was not delivering investment across the ...

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London Waterloo trains disrupted due to fire

A trackside fire at London Waterloo has caused major disruption to journeys to and from the station. South Western Railway (SWR) said train services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Platforms 1-3 are out of use and disruption is expected until the end of the day, with SWR advising passengers not to travel on its ...

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Three children killed in Salford house fire

Three children have died in a house fire in Salford, while a three-year-old is said to be in a critical condition. A 14-year-old girl was declared dead at the scene, Greater Manchester Police said, while an eight-year-old boy and girl, seven, died later in hospital. The blaze, which is being treated as suspicious, broke out at the terraced house in ...

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Keith Chegwin: Television presenter dies aged 60

Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says. They said he had endured a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition” which “rapidly worsened towards the end of this year”. He died at home on Monday with his family by his side. Chegwin was known for hosting programmes including children’s game show ...

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Do you ‘black out’ when drinking? Here’s why it happens (and what to do about it)

Credit: Getty Most heavy drinkers have been there once or twice: you wake up with a pounding head, a tongue like sandpaper, and no idea what happened last night. Trains to and from Waterloo cancelled or delayed after fire near station But what do alcohol blackouts actually mean – and what’s happening to you? First off, if you’re having them ...

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Children find out school is closed in best possible way

The moment Danny McDonagh’s children find out their school is closed (Picture: PA) Snow days are a big deal for most children. A BIG deal. The chance to build snowmen and ride sleds down hills without the agony of schoolwork is the stuff of dreams. Trains to and from Waterloo cancelled or delayed after fire near station So when this ...

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Who are FK Ostersunds? The Swedish club dreaming of ending Arsenal’s Europa League run

Arsenal will face Swedish side FK Ostersunds in the last 32 of the Europa League (Picture: Getty) Arsenal have been drawn to face FK Ostersunds in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Gunners, who topped their group after winning four of their six games, will travel to Sweden on February 15 while the reverse fixture takes place at ...

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Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic backed to battle for Roger Federer’s Australian Open crown

Murray has fallen to Djokovic on four occasions in the final of the Australian Open (Picture: Getty) Lleyton Hewitt believes Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are more than capable of snatching Roger Federer’s Australian Open crown upon their comebacks to the ATP Tour, although he’s not sure how ‘dominant’ they will prove to be moving forward. The duo have not ...

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