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Man held knife to his cousin's throat on Christmas Day

When interviewed, Beckett said he had bipolar disorder and should not have been drinking given the fact he was taking medication, leading to him behave in a way which was “out of character”. The court heard personal circumstances had also played a part and he felt “real remorse”. He was given a 12-month sentence suspended for 18 months.

Adityanath visits Krishna Janmabhoomi

visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi on Saturday and spent about 30 minutes in the sanctum sanctorum. Adityanath, who was accompanied by Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, said he was in Mathura to participate in the 'Latthmaar Holi' of Barsana, which, he averred, was his contribution to make the festival reach global audiences.

Octavia Spencer joins Instant Family cast

Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of 'Instant Family'. The Oscar nominee will star alongside Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in the movie, which features a couple (Wahlberg and Byrne) who decided to foster some children but find themselves landed with three wild youngsters.

​Nappies, takeaways and bubble wrap: could I remove plastic from my life?'

Stuart Heritage, 37. No man is an island. However, if I were an island, I’d probably be the best one ever. When the Guardian asked me to record all the single-use plastic I got through in a week, I scoffed. Piece of cake, I thought. I work from home, so I never use coffee shop cups.

Crafters of Metafilter, help me save this toy deer?

1 MONTHS AGO
I know it's ridiculous but there must be some way to revitalise it. Maybe I bedazzle it? Please help me with some ideas I just don't want to throw it out. This poor 30 year old deer is on it's last legs. However it's sentimental, is there something I...

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Post-holiday and future-holiday blues

1 MONTHS AGO
For some concrete reasons and some rather more nebulous ones, I am just really super sad that the holidays are over, and having a very hard time getting past it. What are some things I can do to shake off these blahs? How to properly grieve dying/dea...

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Christmas Eve Mystery

2 MONTHS AGO
Question of burning festive importance: what is Perry Como holding on the cover of his "Season's Greetings" Christmas album? As Mr. Rattery cued up this album to enjoy alongside our shortbread and tea, he asked a very reasonable question: what on ear...

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Last minute Stocking Stuffer present ideas needed for an 18 yo girl.

2 MONTHS AGO
My niece is staying with me this Christmas, like a good Aunt & Uncle we're giving her what every teenager wants, a chunk of cash for Christmas. But her pile of presents looks bare with just the envelope & card so I'want to put together a Chr...

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Need last minute help on a strange Christmas gift

2 MONTHS AGO
My wife and I are big fans of My Favorite Murder and by proxy, Mind Hunter. She brought up the fact that Ed Kemper at one point recorded a lot of audiobooks and that it would be so neat and creepy to have. I was hoping I could procure her something h...

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Christmas Cakes

2 MONTHS AGO
I am not cooking the meal this year, but am in charge of desserts. I have celiac disease, so cookies are difficult, but I can usually easily convert cakes to gluten free. Does anyone have any Christmas cakes they love? I'll probably do Bakewell tarts...

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Help a pregnant Jewish lady make a nice Christmas for her husband please

2 MONTHS AGO
We have been going through tough times so I would like to make a festive and pleasant holiday. He grew up in the Northeast and had plenty of lovely White Christmases with his family, and I would like to recreate those feelings if I can! Here are my ...

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Nationals MP George Christensen calls for an end to the Coalition

3 HOURS AGO

Nationals MP George Christensen has called for the end of the Coalition, after the scandal engulfing former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to tear the partnership apart over the past fortnight. The maverick MP, who has a habit of maki...

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All publicans in one Cork town decide to keep doors shut on Good Friday

12 HOURS AGO

All of the publicans in one rural town are going keep their doors shut and remain closed for business this coming Good Friday. This follows the six publicans based in the north Cork town of Newmarket coming together and deciding collectively that the...

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Watchdog rules against Santa Coke ad

1 DAY AGO

Healthy Auckland Together, a coalition of 21 public health organisations, complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about a Coca-Cola billboard showing Santa holding up a piece sign with one hand and two cokes in the other. The ASA complaints...

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Seniors knit red hats for infants in support of an American Heart Association campaign

1 DAY AGO

Pittsboro, NC - "All those poor elves I haven't set free yet, having to stay over during Christmas because there aren't enough hats!" Those words were penned by J.K. Rowling, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.That certainly will no...

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Officer Justin Billa's commander tearfully remembers him

1 DAY AGO

Officer Justin Billa joined the force in October of 2015. He worked in the 3rd precinct on the crime detail.

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Huskisson motel sold to Wollongong buyer a for $5.2m

1 DAY AGO

SOLD: Tourism Property agent Matt Davidson said the 15-room motel sits on premium main street land with water views. Picture: Supplied Tourism Property agent Matt Davidson said this was another major regional hotel sale, the motel being transacted as...

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Christmas drives Hotel Chocolat H1 2018 sales up 15%

1 DAY AGO

Premium British chocolate maker Hotel Chocolat has reported 15% YOY revenue growth to A 71.7m for the 26 weeks ended Dec 31, 2017 . Meanwhile, the underlying EBITDA was up 15% to A 15.8m and profit after taxes increased by 15% reaching A 10.1m during...

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Rome’s Famous Christmas Tree to Be Reborn as a Baby Nursing Station

1 MONTHS AGO
The tree, known as Spelacchio, or mangy, was dismantled Thursday, but the much-maligned spruce will live on, in the hearts of Romans, and in a book.

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The Befana Market, a Beloved Roman Tradition, Is Imperiled

1 MONTHS AGO
Italian families have long made pilgrimages to the Piazza Navona over the holidays, but the kid-magnet event has been wounded by politics, poor quality and delays.

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Epiphany Celebrations Around the World

1 MONTHS AGO
Christians see the official end to the Christmas holidays as Jan. 6, which commemorates the three kings’ visit to the baby Jesus.

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Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

1 MONTHS AGO
In the last week of the year, called the 13th Month or the Second Season by retailers, e-commerce-fueled returns and gift cards send consumers back to buy more.

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The More the Merrier, and the Messier

1 MONTHS AGO
Tiny, tidy homes may be trendy, but mine is not that minimalist house. This is a big old house made for gathering, and particularly so at Christmas.

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Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover

1 MONTHS AGO
Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.

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Don’t Just Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

1 MONTHS AGO
Old trees can be used as mulch in city parks, to create fish habitats and to rebuild coastal dunes.

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10 Months Until Christmas

3 HOURS AGO
Hi everyone! Today marks the ten month mark to Christmas and you wouldn’t believe how busy things are here at the North Pole. Santa’s new workshop plans have created a big hole in the...

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11 Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Hi ho! Just 11 months from today…it’s Christmas Eve! Think about it: in just 11 months we’ll be live on the radio, tracking Santa all over again. I was in a meeting this week and we...

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All Play and No Work for Santa

1 MONTHS AGO
The month of January seems silly to some. Gone are the days of anticipation for Christmas and with that it seems Santa and the North Pole are forgotten. After the brief post-Christmas rush of thank...

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Santa Plans a New Workshop

1 MONTHS AGO
Santa announced today that a new workshop is planned to be constructed in 2018. Santa’s workshop has been remodeled many times since its construction more than 170 years ago. But never has it...

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A Fresh Start

1 MONTHS AGO
Tomorrow is a big day at the North Pole. We meet together in the first of our meetings to review the year gone by and to make plans for the year ahead. I have many things on my mind. InRead...

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North Celebrates a Wild Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
It has been an eventful Christmas for folks at the North Pole — and the craziness just hasn’t stopped. The clouds parted just long enough for Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy a picture...

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Santa Returns Home

2 MONTHS AGO
— Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight Command | Certified Santa Trackers Source

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Reward offered after third horse since November is killed in Southeast Texas

1 HOUR AGO
That's because Sunshine, a horse belonging to little Arian Brock, was found dead earlier this week -- apparently killed by an arrow, But the story gets worse: Sunshine was a replacement horse -- donated to Arian by a rescue group -- for Sonny, the gi...

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Man held knife to his cousin's throat on Christmas Day

1 HOUR AGO
When interviewed, Beckett said he had bipolar disorder and should not have been drinking given the fact he was taking medication, leading to him behave in a way which was “out of character”. The court heard personal circumstances had also played a pa...

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Adityanath visits Krishna Janmabhoomi

1 HOUR AGO
visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi on Saturday and spent about 30 minutes in the sanctum sanctorum. Adityanath, who was accompanied by Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, said he was in Mathura to participate in the 'Latthmaar Holi' of Barsana, which, he av...

Read more...

Octavia Spencer joins Instant Family cast

1 HOUR AGO
Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of 'Instant Family'. The Oscar nominee will star alongside Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in the movie, which features a couple (Wahlberg and Byrne) who decided to foster some children but find themselves landed with...

Read more...

​Nappies, takeaways and bubble wrap: could I remove plastic from my life?'

1 HOUR AGO
Stuart Heritage, 37. No man is an island. However, if I were an island, I’d probably be the best one ever. When the Guardian asked me to record all the single-use plastic I got through in a week, I scoffed. Piece of cake, I thought. I work from home,...

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Bournemouth vs Newcastle LIVE score and goal updates from Premier League clash at Vitality Stadium

1 HOUR AGO
Bournemouth and Newcastle will be looking to move clear of the relegation places as they go head-to-head at the Vitality Stadium this weekend. The Cherries sit 10th in the Premier League, four points off the drop zone, with the Magpies 13th, just two...

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Collectors' Corner

1 HOUR AGO
February 24 2018. COTSWOLDS AUCTIONEERS Chorley’s offered a mahogany sideboard with an exemplary provenance two weeks ago – yet it remained unsold. February 17 2018. CHRISTMAS BOXES were sent by the royal family to Boer and Great War servicemen and ...

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