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Woman fined for 200 hoax 999 calls The Independent

A woman has been fined for making 200 hoax 999 calls between Christmas and New Year. Victoria Cross said she was “bored and didn’t care about anyone else”. Cross, from Moira, Leicestershire, called the service 200 times in just over two weeks – with one call leading to a one-minute delay for a child in cardiac arrest.

Carrie Underwood and Husband Mike Fisher Welcome Baby Boy

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher welcomed their second child, a boy, earlier this week, she confirmed. The country music superstar posted the news on Jan. 23. “Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday,” she wrote on social media .

James May says cars have 'never been better'

Grand Tour host James May has revealed some of the things to look forward to from season three and why he thinks cars have never been better. Speaking with Mike Hosking, May said the third season will be the same as the others just refined and reduced. "This is the last one where we will have the tent element.

Limerick man charged over Christmas Day ‘glassing’ granted bail despite retaliation fears

A LIMERICK man charged with assaulting and injuring another man in a County Limerick town on Christmas Day has been granted bail despite a strong garda objection. Daniel (Danny) O’Brien, 33, of 13 Ballywilliam, Rathkeale was arrested, charged and cautioned by Detective Garda Jerry O’Sullivan this Monday.

How can I better plan for holidays this year?

21 DAYS AGO
I would like to start celebrating the big American holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s). As an adult, I’ve tended to let these holidays sneak up on me and end up scrambling, half-assing, or skipping th...

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The Cold Hard 26th of December

28 DAYS AGO
This a question about USA retailing practices. Why is it that there is such an aggressive effort to remove all signs of Christmas in brick-and-mortar stores immediately after the holiday? I had part-time jobs in retail in the late 1980s, and the stri...

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What's Carole King caroling?

1 Month AGO
I'm trying to figure out the lyrics to the song Christmas Paradise by Carole King. Near the end of the song she mentions places like Rio and San Juan, but I can't figure out the first one at around 2:52. Maybe it's not even a specific place. Any ide...

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Name That Artist: 80's Xmas Hip-Hop Edition

1 Month AGO
Back in the 80's I heard a song called "Too Cool For Yule" on one of KUSF's Christmas Specials and now I'm trying to figure out who the band was that did it. While listening to a Christmas Special one Sunday on KUSF back in 1986 ('87? '88?), they pla...

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Odd secret santa gift sought

1 MONTHS AGO
What's an offbeat secret santa gift I can get for someone by the 30th? Artistic punk-y person that I don't know too well. Sorry to ask another gift question - there's a lot of dead links on the wiki!
I'm stressin' out trying to figure out a secret s...

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Christmas tapas

1 MONTHS AGO
What’s a fun, special dish I can bring for a casual, quiet Christmas afternoon? Usually we have a huge Christmas meal with lasagna, several roast meats, tons of sides, fabulous desserts etc for at least a dozen people. However, this was a hard year f...

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Getting organized for Christmas - methodology?

1 MONTHS AGO
Even though I am not working (mat leave) I feel like I cannot figure out how to finish ALL THE THINGS for Christmas. I am honestly feeling what I imagine adult ADHD feels like - thoughts going in all directions, inability to begin or prioritize...I o...

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Trump Signs Executive Order Giving Federal Employees Christmas Eve Off

1 MONTHS AGO

USA Today reports that Christmas is a holiday for the federal government, but presidents have made different decisions on excusing employees on Christmas Eve when it falls mid-week. Former President Barack Obama allowed workers to go home early on Ch...

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On the Market / A not-so-cookie-cutter colonial in Fairfield

1 MONTHS AGO

The white colonial house with black shutters at 110 Old Hickory Road in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood is close to the shops, major roads, and train stations in Fairfield and Westport. The white colonial house with black shutters at 110 Old Hickory...

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a Twas the Night before Christmasa is theme of Pence holiday

1 MONTHS AGO

Christmas at Vice President Mike Pence's official residence literally jumps out of the pages of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Every room on the main floor of the Naval Observatory represents a verse from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, off...

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Sandra Bullock is scaling back her kids' Christmas presents

1 MONTHS AGO

The 54-year-old actress has adopted children Louis, eight, and Laila, six, and has said that whilst she used to "overdo" the number of gifts they'd receive on Christmas Day , this year she plans to just give them "three small gifts" each, because...

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NASAa s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

1 MONTHS AGO

Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon. To this day, t...

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Russian guards not in a Christmas mood on Estonian border

1 MONTHS AGO

They demanded that a cameraman from a pro-Kremlin broadcaster explain in writing why he was filming a meeting of Jouluvana, the Estonian version of Santa Claus, and Russia's alter ego, Father Frost, on the Estonian-Russian border. BNS said Abrams...

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Dying neighbour leaves little girl 14 years worth of Christmas presents

1 MONTHS AGO

A family were stunned to receive a sack of Christmas presents their late neighbour had left for their daughter for the next 14 years. The presents were brought round to the home of Owen and Caroline Williams in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, by the daught...

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N.Y. Today: The Democrats’ Long Albany Wish List

15 DAYS AGO
One lawmaker wants to remove Trump’s name from a state park. Another wants a longer waiting period before buying a gun. Also, how to get rid of your Christmas tree.

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Christmas Streaming Sends Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey to Billboard’s Top 10

23 DAYS AGO
The Atlanta rapper 21 Savage opened at No. 1 after a brief trip through the social media outrage cycle in a week heavy on holiday listening.

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How to Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

26 DAYS AGO
You don’t want your tree to end up in a landfill. Let it have a second life as compost, a barrier for erosion or food for goats.

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6 Flights in 3 Days: A Flight Attendant’s Dad Finds a Way to See Her on Christmas

26 DAYS AGO
When Hal Vaughan learned that his daughter had to work on Christmas, he accompanied her on her entire route.

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Trump, Santa and Truth

28 DAYS AGO
Readers have fun with the news that the president asked a 7-year-old whether she still believed in Santa.

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What Does an Official Christmas Tree Say About a Country?

28 DAYS AGO
Rome’s puny tree last year was the sorriest of holiday sights. But this year’s lush, lavishly decorated thing is much worse.

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In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

28 DAYS AGO
The tradition of all-boy church choirs goes back centuries. But now some are asking if it’s time for a change.

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50 Weeks Until Christmas

14 DAYS AGO
Hi Everyone! There are now just 50 weeks left in our countdown to Christmas! It’s that crazy? Now, I know it seems like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. But honestly, even here at the North...

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350 Days Until Santa’s Launch

16 DAYS AGO
Howdy, tracker elves and fans of Santa! My name is Elf Max. Some of you know me better as the lead site support elf at SantaTrackers.Net. My job here is to keep you informed of the countdown to...

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Elves Added to Staff at SantaUpdate.com

17 DAYS AGO
Greetings! I know it is early for news of Christmas 2019 but, hey, I’ve got news! Santa is letting no grass grow under his feet. By his direction I am adding several new elves who will...

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Happy New Year!

22 DAYS AGO
Greetings! Santa called me into his office today. It is time for my annual review. Santa is always very kind. But I don’t mind telling you that having an annual review is never my favorite...

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Santa Thanks You

28 DAYS AGO
Greetings! Today at the North Pole is when we have what we call the shortest meeting of the year. Santa gathers his senior elves in his office to review how Christmas Eve went and to discuss very...

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North Pole Welcomes Santa Home

29 DAYS AGO
In record breaking time Santa Claus returned to the North Pole to the cheers of family and friends after a nearly flawless execution of Operation Merry Christmas. Tired but very pleased with the...

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Santa Visits Tahiti

29 DAYS AGO


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Dis-invited by Pelosi, Trump plans ‘alternative’ for State of the Union

-1 DAYS AGO
“The State of the Union has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, following a meeting about border security. “She’s afraid of the truth and the supe...

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Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

1 HOUR AGO
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants head...

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Woman fined for 200 hoax 999 calls The Independent

1 HOUR AGO
A woman has been fined for making 200 hoax 999 calls between Christmas and New Year. Victoria Cross said she was “bored and didn’t care about anyone else”. Cross, from Moira, Leicestershire, called the service 200 times in just over two weeks – with ...

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Carrie Underwood and Husband Mike Fisher Welcome Baby Boy

1 HOUR AGO
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher welcomed their second child, a boy, earlier this week, she confirmed. The country music superstar posted the news on Jan. 23. “Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday,” s...

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James May says cars have 'never been better'

1 HOUR AGO
Grand Tour host James May has revealed some of the things to look forward to from season three and why he thinks cars have never been better. Speaking with Mike Hosking, May said the third season will be the same as the others just refined and reduce...

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Limerick man charged over Christmas Day ‘glassing’ granted bail despite retaliation fears

1 HOUR AGO
A LIMERICK man charged with assaulting and injuring another man in a County Limerick town on Christmas Day has been granted bail despite a strong garda objection. Daniel (Danny) O’Brien, 33, of 13 Ballywilliam, Rathkeale was arrested, charged and cau...

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Mother of two who feels like 'ticking time bomb' after terminal cancer diagnosis claims alleged negligence

1 HOUR AGO
A 37-year-old mother of two with terminal cancer has launched a High Court action against a GP claiming alleged negligence over a visit to the doctor after she found a small lump under her arm while in the shower. Christine Rossiter has only months ...

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