Father Christmas

Supermum has already finished Christmas shopping four months early

A super-organised young mother has already finished her children’s Christmas shopping four months before the big day.<p>Last Christmas was barely over …

Weird

Lapland holidays: everything you need to know from where to meet Santa to the best holiday packages

Christmas is a particularly magical time for little ones hoping for a visit from Santa - but why make them wait for Christmas Eve when you could go …

Travel

Friends and family of terminally ill boy raise more than £10,000 to help him have ‘amazing adventures’ with time he has left

Friends and family members of a terminally-ill child have raised more than £10,000 to help him take “amazing adventures” with the time he has …

Eastbourne

Europe heatwave: Eight ways the extreme weather is taking its toll ahead of continent's 'hottest day'

Sweden has lost its highest peak while a Finnish supermarket is allowing customers to sleep in its air conditioned aisles. Even Rudolf's friends near the home of Father Christmas are taking to the beach to cool off.<p>As Europe braces itself for what could be its hottest day, there are growing signs …

Weather

Lyric Hammersmith Announces its 2018 Autumn Little Lyric Season

The Lyric Hammersmith presents the 2018 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years. The season includes the …

England

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales trailer - animal misfits in action stars Bill Bailey and Adrian Edmondson

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales comes to UK on <b>August 3.</b><p>From the creators of the Academy Award nominated Ernest and Celestine, The Big Bad Fox and …

British Humour

Sleep beneath the stars in a glass igloo? Irish tour operator launches new, adults-only break

Sunway is dialling up its annual Lapland trips with the chance for adults to indulge in a glass igloo...<p>Lapland isn't just for Santa Claus, you …

European Travel

Santa Claus' Main Post Office

Roughly 17 million letters to Santa have found their way to this Arctic Circle post office.<p>Kids and kids-at-heart all remember the delicious milk and …

Arctic Circle

Coombe Abbey launch Christmas events - in July

A familiar face paid a visit to a historic Warwickshire hotel - but he checked in a little earlier than usual.<p>Summer may be here, but one guest at …

England

The 100 best children's books of all time

With the summer holidays approaching, there are plenty of reading opportunities for young bookworms on the horizon. Here, we present the best books to keep children occupied – whatever their age or interest.<p><b>PICTURE BOOKS</b><p><b>Curious George</b><p>H A Rey (1941)<p>The first book of seven about a mischievous monkey …

Books

Safeguarding raised after ex-mayor Dai Boswell's conviction

FOLLOWING the conviction of Dai Boswell, former Pembroke mayor, for child sex offences, the issues of protecting young people became a topic of …

Pembrokeshire

Coronation Street spoiler: Bethany remains at Kayla's mercy

News of Kayla has spread to Sarah and Beth, who are horrified. Craig heads off determined to rescue Bethany.<p>Back at the house, Kayla slaps Bethany to …

Soap Operas

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas in July 2018 Schedule: How to Watch

Are you excited about watching Hallmark Christmas movies this month? Then you don’t want to miss a moment. Here is the complete schedule for Hallmark …

Decorations

A New ‘When Calls the Heart’ Christmas Movie Is Headed to the Hallmark Channel in 2018

Christmas may be months away, but the end of 2018 is already looking jolly. Not only does Hallmark plan to debut a record number of holiday films this year, but according to <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, one of those productions will be a new <i>When Calls the Heart</i> Christmas movie.<p>Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, …

Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel orders new When Calls the Heart Christmas movie

Take heart, Hearties. <i>When Calls the Heart</i> will be joining you for the holidays again.<p>Hallmark Channel has ordered a <i>When Calls</i> <i>the Heart</i> Christmas …

Entertainment

Waterside Announces Christmas Show: Raymond Briggs' FATHER CHRISTMAS

Following the success of last year's dazzling Christmas show Raymond Briggs' The Bear, Waterside in Sale, Trafford is delighted to announce this …

Santa Claus

We need warning labels on all unhealthy foods – even my beloved Cherry Bakewells

So, it turns out that putting pictures of rotting teeth on sugary fizzy drinks makes us a third less likely to buy them. It’s unsurprising news, but also weirdly cheering because… well, fizzy drinks have had it their own way for too long. Reinventing Father Christmas, almost killing Michael …

Michael Jackson

Moscow Ballet presents Great Russian Nutcracker: The Dove of Peace

Moscow Ballet will bring their <i>Great Russian Nutcracker - Dove of Peace Tour</i> to San Antonio. The tour brings the Christmas spirit to lie with …

The Nutcracker

NT’s bold bid for a bite of our pageant

Santa Claus

John Legend Just Showed You How To Mix Prints

One of the trickiest moves in menswear<p>John Legend has it all: a loving family, plenty in the bank and a set of pipes that've soundtracked every first dance since 2013. An enviable life, for sure. But you can nab one thing from the 'All Of Me' singer: his wardrobe moves.<p>At the 2018 Billboard Music …

Men's Fashion

Festive Fun Heads To Parr Hall With Family Spectacular

Step into the magic of Christmas with a showstopping spectacular that is guaranteed to enchant all the family this winter.<p>Father Christmas is …

Santa Claus

Therein lies the rub: the bunny's really a hare

At this time of the year they breed like, well, rabbits. These chocolate Easter bunnies are part of the trinity of giving, along with Father …

Rabbits

Angry islanders: Why France faces protests overseas

Supplies of fuel, drugs and other essentials are running dangerously low on the island of 250,000 people off southeast Africa as protesters dig in …

France

Prince William Hints At Future Career For Prince George

William chats about the four-year-old's fascination...<p>We really hope Prince George received that police car he requested from a Finnish Father …

Lifestyle (UK)

Prince George ‘is obsessed by the police’ reveals Prince William

<b>Prince George must still be getting lots of use out of last year’s Christmas present, as Prince William revealed yesterday that his four-year-old son</b> …

Prince William

Prince George wants to be a cop if being King doesn't work out

It seems that Prince George might be working on other career opportunities outside of being the future King of England.<p>On Tuesday, George’s dad, …

Family

Emmerdale's Charlotte Bellamy reveals the cast sobbed as Freddie Jones retired from the soap aged 90

EMMERDALE star Charlotte Bellamy has revealed the cast were in tears as they said goodbye to Freddie Jones as he retired from the show.<p>The actress - …

Emmerdale

How to Say Merry Christmas in German

Learn German holiday greetings and phrases<p>Whether you're celebrating Christmas in a German-speaking country or you want to bring a few old-world …

Decorations

Former radio DJ sent picture of himself as Father Christmas to 13-year-old who was really undercover cop

A former radio DJ has been jailed for trying to get young girls to carry out sex acts over the internet, not realising he was actually talking to an …

News (Wales)

Complaint made after Father Christmas couldn't speak Welsh

A complaint has been made about Father Christmas being unable to speak Welsh at a site run by Cadw.<p>Cadw has confirmed that Father Christmas was …

News (Wales)