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Video BHS is back: New owners sell online only after chain's collapse

Just a month after the final store closed, Al Mana Group, which bought the international and online operation, said it had retained UK staff and suppliers to begin sales via a new web platform. The initial offering from BHS International is restricted to lighting, bedroom and bathroom furnishings that had proved popular before the chain's collapse.

James Anderson set to miss Bangladesh tour

The shoulder problem that has affected his summer involvement with the Test team is set to see England's record wicket-taker replaced for the two-Test series. Anderson, who sits sixth in Test cricket's all-time wickets table with 463 scalps, turned 34 in July and earlier this month indicated he may....

Getting married on Valentine's Day can doom your marriage

Researchers University of Melbourne found that February 14th and days such as 9/9/99 or 1/2/03 are incredibly popular wedding dates with up to five times as many weddings than on comparable ordinary days. They say that it's not the date itself that increases a couple's vulnerability, but rather what the choice of date reveals about the couple.

Woman loses 9 stone after her boyfriend begs her to lose weight

As a teenager, she would eat three pieces of toast with peanut butter for breakfast, two sandwiches and crisps for lunch, and a portion of pasta big enough for two for dinner. Following a break-up in January 2014, she began to realise she had become large, but didn't do anything about it until three....

Christmas in the Bay Area

2 DAYS AGO
My family likes to do Christmas-time together, and a critical mass of us are in the Bay Area now. Where should we go and what should we do within a few hours of here? Two of us are in the South Bay and one is in San Francisco, while the fourth is fly...

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Somehow, Googling all Winter holidays does not help...

4 DAYS AGO
YouTube Filter: Help me remember a (popular?) YouTube video of yesteryear, that I watched in the mid-late 2000s! The video was ripped from a "local" style commercial/infomercial around "the Holidays" (e.g., Christmas, Hanukkah, et cetera). A crazed, ...

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The year in awesome used kids' books

9 DAYS AGO
What are your absolute favorite seasonal or holiday children's books? Bonus points: lovely illustrations; likely out of print or otherwise not on the front page of the relevant section of Amazon. I only recently realized what a huge body of amazing ...

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Shortest flight away from Christmas?

18 DAYS AGO
Let's say you are a person who doesn't enjoy Christmas and you live in Chicago, what's the shortest flight to a place where Christmas isn't widely celebrated? I'd even take places where it's not celebrated on the 25th (Orthodoxy).

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Hawaii for a mixed group at the worst possible time?

1 MONTHS AGO
I'll be traveling with a friend to meet my sister and her husband in Hawaii over Christmas. It's the worst possible set of dates, I know. But it is the only set of dates which works. I'm looking for help in choosing between islands and hotel/hiking r...

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Did you take your family to Jamaica? How did it go?

3 MONTHS AGO
We're thinking of doing Jamaica for Christmas. We're hearing conflicting reports about how safe it is, how serious harassment by hustlers and panhandlers is, etc. We've heard ten different schools of "common knowledge" ranging from: okay if you stay ...

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How post-Brexit could well work to Corbyn’s advantage

-1 DAYS AGO
JEREMY CORBYN has put Labour on a General Election footing. He told the Labour conference in Liverpool that Theresa May, despite her promises, is preparing to “cut and run” in 2017. Bring it on, he says. Are turkeys voting early for Christmas? Mr Cor...

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Video BHS is back: New owners sell online only after chain's collapse

-1 DAYS AGO
Just a month after the final store closed, Al Mana Group, which bought the international and online operation, said it had retained UK staff and suppliers to begin sales via a new web platform. The initial offering from BHS International is restricte...

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James Anderson set to miss Bangladesh tour

-1 DAYS AGO
The shoulder problem that has affected his summer involvement with the Test team is set to see England's record wicket-taker replaced for the two-Test series. Anderson, who sits sixth in Test cricket's all-time wickets table with 463 scalps, turned 3...

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Getting married on Valentine's Day can doom your marriage

-1 DAYS AGO
Researchers University of Melbourne found that February 14th and days such as 9/9/99 or 1/2/03 are incredibly popular wedding dates with up to five times as many weddings than on comparable ordinary days. They say that it's not the date itself that i...

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Woman loses 9 stone after her boyfriend begs her to lose weight

-1 DAYS AGO
As a teenager, she would eat three pieces of toast with peanut butter for breakfast, two sandwiches and crisps for lunch, and a portion of pasta big enough for two for dinner. Following a break-up in January 2014, she began to realise she had become ...

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Workers' comp rates go up 14.5%

-1 DAYS AGO
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State regulators approved Wednesday a 14.5 percent increase in the cost of business insurance to protect injured workers. The increase is across the board and effective for all new and renewing policies after Dec. 1. But the hike ...

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Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008: Marshall Islands

-1 DAYS AGO
The past twelve months in the Republic of the Marshall Islands have been dominated by responses to a variety of crises concerning the national election, continued recognition of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the status of Kwajalein Atoll, the loomi...

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Elves in Your House

13 HOURS AGO
Elves in Your House
Everybody knows about the Big Elf who goes down your chimney in the dark of night every Christmas. His name is Santa Claus. We all welcome him into our homes with great anticipation. But there are other elves that goRead more

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Big Top Secret Meetings Underway

1 DAY AGO
Big Top Secret Meetings Underway
**Breaking News** There are big meetings going on at the North Pole this morning. Santa called in his head elves from the Tracking Department first. Then the North Pole Security Department led by Elf Agent X came in. The doorsRead more

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3 Months to Christmas

4 DAYS AGO
3 Months to Christmas
Greetings! It’s the 24th of the month and that means – it’s only 3 months until Christmas Eve! It isn’t quite winter here at the North Pole but if you saw all the white stuff in my yard today you’dRead more

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North Pole News Departing Hiring New Radio Voices

5 DAYS AGO
North Pole News Departing Hiring New Radio Voices
Hi all! Just 90 days from right now the North Pole news department takes over Kringle Radio and begins their annual Tracking Santa show. It is a world wide effort that takes a big team of elves to pull off.Read more

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A Face Made for Radio

7 DAYS AGO
A Face Made for Radio
The guys at the North Pole radio news department are really hard at work already. Their big show – the one you hear on Kringle Radio from December 23rd through the 25th tracking Santa round the world – will evidentlyRead more

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North Pole Post Office Connects to Facebook

12 DAYS AGO
North Pole Post Office Connects to Facebook
Hi everyone! Big news today from the North Pole Post Office – SantaUpdate.com is now on Facebook. This has been a long time coming. To be honest, for years we’ve resisted going to Facebook because we didn’t think we couldRead more

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Flying in Sleighs and Living at the North Pole

14 DAYS AGO
Flying in Sleighs and Living at the North Pole
So I was at the North Pole Post Office the other day — looking at all the mail the kids send in. I’m not going to lie – I had no idea you guys sent in so much. Even inRead more

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Christmas Trains

1 DAY AGO

For more than a century trains were the center piece of mass transportation. This time in culture also saw the rise of the industrial revolution and, as well, the media-driven mass popularity of the secular Christmas. The real connection of trains to...

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Sarah McLachlan to Release Wonderland in October

4 DAYS AGO

Sarah McLachlan joins the parade of artists bringing out new Christmas albums this year. On October 21 she will release Wonderland, her first Christmas album since her hit holiday album of 2006 titled Wintersong. “I love everything about Christmas an...

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Country Christmas Albums Coming Out in October

8 DAYS AGO

It is a country Christmas this year as multiple country artists have announced albums for the festive season. Long ago we announced Reba, Merle Haggard and Rascal Flatts. Today the news comes of albums from Loretta Lynn, Chris Young and Jennifer Nett...

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History of Christmas Villages

8 DAYS AGO

As far as Christmas goes, the city of Palm Springs, California is about as far removed from being a Christmas village. But for Dennis Lloyd his annual return for winter time in Palm Springs signals the beginning of Christmas. He just can’t wait to ge...

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Neil Diamond Goes Acoustic in New Christmas Album

11 DAYS AGO

Neil Diamond has announced yet another Christmas album release to be titled Acoustic Christmas. The album drops on October 28th. Neil Diamond, who is famously Jewish, has made a fortune producing Christmas albums in the later stages of his career. Ro...

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Pentatonix Releasing ANOTHER Christmas Album

12 DAYS AGO

Pentatonix just announced via their Twitter feed another new Christmas album to be titled A Pentatonix Christmas. The unexpected release shakes up the recording market for Christmas music in 2016 significantly. The new album will debut exactly 2 year...

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Christmas Songs You Don’t Know that You Know

12 DAYS AGO

Some Christmas songs are so familiar we can pick out a tune in the middle of July. Other Christmas songs have titles so obscure or from another language that we couldn’t pick them out if they were handed to us. The brand new episode of the Merr...

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County News: Thousands raised for dream trip after mum's sudden cancer death

7 HOURS AGO

But the 28-year-old from Lancing died days after being told she had 18 months to live, shelving plans to spend her last Christmas at Disneyland Resort Paris. Since her death in August, donations have boosted the fundraising total to A 4,000 so that S...

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The general looks ahead for a quiet Christmas

13 HOURS AGO

The first thing he would tell Ka Oris, if per chance they will meet, is for them to go home to their respective families and enjoy Christmas. "Siguro, uwi muna tayo sa mga pamilya natin ," Lt.

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S. K. McKean Pens Whiskers' Christmas Gift

17 HOURS AGO

S. K. McKean, a devoted author and mother, has completed her new book "Whiskers' Christmas Gift": a touching tale of the true meaning of Christmas. Being a mother of four created in McKean a sense of importance when it comes to the tradition of s...

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Survey: Election outcome unlikely to affect holiday spending

22 HOURS AGO

A survey of American voters by RetailNext found the vast majority will not let the outcome of election 2016 affect their planned spending this coming holiday season. The survey, conducted online by Harris Poll, found that 90% of Amercans plan to buy ...

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Preparations for the 5th Annual Christmas Exhibit in Cherryfield

1 DAY AGO

Preparations are underway for the 5th Annual Christmas Exhibit in Cherryfield. We have enjoyed displays of the past four years and look forward to new creations and much more this year! Post 8 of the American Legion will be the hosts of the Exhibit a...

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Trial begins in case of Plantation vs. Christmas display

1 DAY AGO

Opening arguments began Tuesday in the case of the city of Plantation trying to curtail a residential Christmas display by a court order.  Plantation filed a lawsuit against Mark and Kathy Hyatt over the display they host each holiday season o...

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Turkey is off the Christmas wish list

1 DAY AGO

The pub giant, which has 11 outlets across Bristol, has caused uproar with the announcement that it won't be serving its usual festive fair this Christmas. Just months after the unpopular decision to scrap its popular Sunday roasts, Wetherpoons s...

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100 Days to Christmas. . .the Countdown Begins Today!

12 DAYS AGO
100 Days to Christmas. . .the Countdown Begins Today!
100 Days to Christmas 2016 eBook Now Available   A Daily Dose of Inspiration & Motivation for a Busy Holiday Season! This eBook is a journey that begins on September 16, and leads you day-by-day toward a peaceful and meaningful holiday seaso...

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100 Days to Christmas 2016 Now Available!

22 DAYS AGO
100 Days to Christmas 2016 Now Available!
A Daily Dose of Inspiration & Motivation for a Busy Holiday Season! This eBook is a journey that begins on September 16, and leads you day-by-day toward a peaceful and meaningful holiday season. This manual is 150 pages of holiday tips and ideas,...

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4 Months to Christmas!

1 MONTHS AGO
4 Months to Christmas!
Today marks 4 months to Christmas.  The most wonderful time of the year is around the corner.  Are you ready? You can be with the 100 Days to Christmas 2016 eBook.  Over 100 pages + 34 lists and worksheets from ListPlanIt.com.  It covers planning for...

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What You Learn At A School For Bounty Hunters

12 DAYS AGO
First things first, the best time of year to be a bounty hunter is Christmas , because targets will probably be at home with their families.

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The Drone-Racing Megastar Who Doesn’t Feel Like Racing

16 DAYS AGO
As a child in Nuevos Ministerios, a neighborhood of Madrid, he was always taking apart the radio-controlled cars his dad bought him for Christmas .

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The Best Moments From The North American Parkour Championship

20 DAYS AGO
​The 2016 North American Parkour Championship was last weekend. And if you're into watching unassuming looking guys and gals do crazy flips and jumps over stuff, it was basically Christmas .

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Is 'Maps' By The Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Most Influential Song Of The 21st Century?

27 DAYS AGO
Like the one about Bing Crosby recording White Christmas on the hottest day of the year.

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Scientists Discover Cells That Cause Hard Nipples

29 DAYS AGO
Christmas Day swimmers at the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London experience goosebumps before their cold water dip.

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Today In 2016: Trump Really Hates Holiday Trees

1 MONTHS AGO
Welcome to Today In 2016, your daily digest of all things election. Today: Trump's true motivation for running, Hillary's email scandal continues, and the Trump campaign expands in... Israel?

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