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Christmas toys price hike expected, warns industry boss

Christmas toys price hike expected, warns industry boss Christmas toys price hike expected, warns industry boss The price of toys is set to rise in the lead up to Christmas, the boss of a British toy company has warned, as the cost of delays and shortages hit shoppers’ pockets. Joel Berkowitz, a director of The London Toy Company, said parents …

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July was busiest month for Post Office cash withdrawals outside Christmas

July was busiest month for Post Office cash withdrawals outside Christmas July was busiest month for Post Office cash withdrawals outside Christmas The amount of cash withdrawn by consumers from Post Offices in July was the highest total recorded outside the busy Christmas period. Personal cash withdrawals totalled £665 million in July, as some households had more opportunities to spend …

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A Christmas Wish for a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Love Comes True

A Christmas Wish for a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Love Comes True

A Christmas Wish for a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Love Comes True A Christmas Wish for a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Love Comes True “I joined the League and hit a home run,” Jillian Mariutti recently told a friend. Ms. Mariutti, 36, a senior director on the debt and equity financing team at JLL Capital Markets in New York, was not bragging about hitting a ball …

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Sarah Harding says Christmas 2020 was ‘probably my last’ as cancer spreads to spine

Sarah Harding says Christmas 2020 was ‘probably my last’ as cancer spreads to spine

Sarah Harding says Christmas 2020 was ‘probably my last’ as cancer spreads to spine Sarah Harding says Christmas 2020 was ‘probably my last’ as cancer spreads to spine In an extract from her memoir Hear Me Out shared in The Times, the singer revealed that she underwent a mastectomy and intensive chemotherapy after her diagnosis in August. While it initially …

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Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests

<p>A student holds a swab which is part of a lateral flow test at Swansea University</p>

Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests T he return of university students to their homes over Christmas may have caused thousands of extra coronavirus infections, modelling suggests. Mathematicians at Cardiff University found that coronavirus-infected students returning home from university over the festive …

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More than 40 people tested positive after Christmas services at a church in Massachusetts.

More than 40 people tested positive after Christmas services at a church in Massachusetts.

More than 40 people tested positive after Christmas services at a church in Massachusetts. More than 40 people tested positive after Christmas services at a church in Massachusetts. Genesis Community Church, outside of Boston, thought it was taking all the right safety precautions for its Christmas services: requiring an R.S.V.P. in case contact tracing was needed, limiting capacity and requiring …

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Jeremy Clarkson feared he would ‘die alone’ over Christmas from Covid-19

Jeremy Clarkson feared he would ‘die alone’ over Christmas from Covid-19

Jeremy Clarkson feared he would ‘die alone’ over Christmas from Covid-19 Jeremy Clarkson feared he would ‘die alone’ over Christmas from Covid-19 Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he feared he would die on his “own in a lonely plastic tent” of Covid-19 over Christmas. The Grand Tour host wrote about his “scary” experience of the illness in his Sunday Times column, …

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George Michael’s family ‘overjoyed’ that Wham! song ‘Last Christmas’ has reached No 1

George Michael’s family ‘overjoyed’ that Wham! song ‘Last Christmas’ has reached No 1

George Michael’s family ‘overjoyed’ that Wham! song ‘Last Christmas’ has reached No 1 George Michael’s family ‘overjoyed’ that Wham! song ‘Last Christmas’ has reached No 1 George Michael’s family have expressed delight at the news of Wham! classic “Last Christmas” reaching No 1 in the charts. The 1984 hit, by Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, has topped the UK singles chart …

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Two New Mexico megachurches fined $10,000 each for packed Christmas services that violated Covid measures

Two New Mexico megachurches fined $10,000 each for packed Christmas services that violated Covid measures

Two New Mexico megachurches fined $10,000 each for packed Christmas services that violated Covid measures Two New Mexico megachurches fined $10,000 each for packed Christmas services that violated Covid measures Legacy Church and Calvary Church in Albuquerque were sent notices by New Mexico’s Health Department on Monday, which informed them of their $10,000 fines. The churches have been fined $5,000 …

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Not Going Out Christmas special brings viewers to tears with posthumous Bobby Ball appearance

Not Going Out Christmas special brings viewers to tears with posthumous Bobby Ball appearance

Not Going Out Christmas special brings viewers to tears with posthumous Bobby Ball appearance Not Going Out Christmas special brings viewers to tears with posthumous Bobby Ball appearance Fans of the long-running BBC sitcom Not Going Out have reacted to Bobby Ball’s appearance in the show’s new Christmas special. Ball, the comedian best known as half of the double act …

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