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is coming back for 2017. But the dates are changing again. In 2014 and 2015, the market finished on December 22 and packed up on December 23, but it stayed longer in 2016 - finishing on December 29 - as part of the city's 50th anniversary celebrations of its twinning with Frankfurt.

Provincial jail crackdown

GOV. Hilario Davide III has issued a 30-day preventive suspension against 10 guards and two other employees of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) pending the investigation of their alleged illegal activities. Davide has directed Deputy Jail Warden Audiste Miguel to....

'Handmade Christmas' courses launch soon

CHRISTMAS learning courses are about the launch for adults and families in the East Riding. The 2017 Christmas courses run in Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Goole and include subjects, such as festive sewing, handmade Christmas crafts, festive creations with flowers, family learning at....

Premier League opts against Christmas Eve matches

The Premier League has opted against staging fixtures on Christmas Eve. December 24 falls on a Sunday this year and there had been speculation matches could be played on that date. However, in announcing the broadcast selections for the Christmas period, the Premier League said there would be no games on December 24.

Magpies owner says EFL should put a cap on travelling distance for midweek games

Alan Hardy has revealed Notts County have written a “strongly worded” letter to the Football League over their fixtures this season. The Magpies were handed long midweek away trips to Yeovil and Exeter this season, but it is their Christmas schedule which has caused much disappointment at Meadow Lane.

53 new Christmas jobs at M&S in Nottingham

. The roles are in the clothing, home and food departments - and there's a chance of a permanent position after the festive season. M&S wants to bring some extra Christmas cheer to customers by stocking up on staff – with more than 50 jobs available in Nottingham.

Who is Amanda Staveley? Former model who dated Prince Andrew set to take over Newcastle

. MULTI-MILLIONAIRE Amanda Staveley looks set to take over Newcastle United – but what do we know about the businesswoman set to become footie's new first lady? The 44-year-old entered a non-disclosure agreement with the Toon today ahead of an anticipated 300million bid for the club.

Greece plans billion euro handout for poor

[ATHENS] Greece plans to offer handouts worth 1 billion euros(S$1.61 billion) to poor Greeks who have suffered during the seven-year debt crisis after beating its budget targets this year, the government said on Thursday. Greece expects to return to nearly 2 per cent growth this year and achieve a....

Premier League opts against Christmas Eve matches

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Christmas Bureau distribution is moving outside Syracuse to Shoppingtown Mall

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau distribution this year will not be at the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse, as it has been for more than a decade. Instead, it will be in DeWitt at Shoppingtown Mall. The Salvation Army said the United States Bowling Conference will be in town at....

Nestle reveals its Toffee Deluxe WILL be back inside

Nestle has confirmed its Toffee Deluxe chocolate will be returning to Quality Street tubs this year. The confectionery giant decided to remove the sweet last year and replace it with Honeycomb Crunch for its 80th birthday last year but has announced both will be included this year, increasing the assortment from 12 to 13 chocolates.

Premier League opts against Christmas Eve matches

The Premier League has opted against staging fixtures on Christmas Eve. December 24 falls on a Sunday this year and there had been speculation matches could be played on that date. However, in announcing the broadcast selections for the Christmas period, the Premier League said there would be no games on December 24.

This week: Save £15 on the Luvabella Doll, the must-have Christmas toy

One of the most popular Christmas toys this year, the Luvabella Doll, has been selling out at retailers across the country since September. Argos, Amazon and eBay all ranked the doll as one of top toys to make your child's Christmas list. The life-like doll, which talks, laughs, sleeps and responds....

Liverpool FC fans could face nightmare journey after Arsenal game on December 22

fans hoping to travel to Arsenal by public transport just before Christmas will be met with a logistical nightmare. Controversial plans to play on Christmas Eve at 4pm have been cancelled as Sky bowed to pressure from both set of supporters. The Reds’ trip to the Emirates will now be played on Friday December 22, with a 7.

INCOMING Here's what a weather bomb is, how they are formed and the latest on Storm Brian The freak weather phenomenon can cause violent winds strong enough to uproot trees and cause major damage to buildings

What is a weather bomb? A weather bomb is a term used to describe a specific low-pressure system which falls 24 millibars within a 24-hour period. This process is known as explosive cyclogenesis and sees dry air flow into an area of low pressure. As a result, this causes the depression within the....

Man called PSNI and asked them to help ‘walk a cow’, court told

A man who dialled the 999 emergency number and asked police to help him “walk a cow” has pleaded guilty to five charges of improperly using a communications network. Stephen Brown (26), of Cairn Walk in Crumlin, was in handcuffs when he was brought into the dock at Ballymena Magistrates Court from custody on Thursday.

NEW! Listen to Weezer yearn for 'Happy Hour' in new song By Erica Dominguez AXS Contributor 30 minutes ago

Weezer / YouTube. Erica Dominguez With a little over a week until their 11th studio album is in the hands of the public, Weezer has unleashed yet another new song from it. On Wednesday (Oct. 18), the California-founded band delivered “Happy Hour”; the fifth song they have unveiled from the upcoming Pacific Daydream .

Could this be the first look at Starbucks' holiday cups?

CLOSE Skip It's just a cup, but following controversy from last year's subdued red cups, Santa Claus, reindeer, and Snowflakes are returning to Starbucks' holiday cups. In total, 13 different cups will be in stores worldwide. Every year, the holiday season seems to begin earlier and earlier. Halloween decorations creep back into stores in August.

WATCH: Ylona Garcia sings 'Baby Shark' like a diva

She'll be holding a concert at Music Museum in San Juan Saturday. But before that, Ylona Garcia dropped by the No Ink office and accepted the challenge to sing the answers to fun questions. The teen singer, who first rose to fame as a housemate on "Pinoy Big Brother," was asked about random topics....

Toby Manhire: Make this work or Ardern risks being one-term wonder woman

At the end of July, Andrew Little slumped in a seat at TVNZs Auckland headquarters and said, yes, he had thought about resigning as Labour leader. The main party of opposition had fallen beneath 25 per cent in public and private polling. They were nowhere, doomed.

Producers want to find local boys to play John and Micheal Darling

Hull New Theatre is searching for budding stars of the future to appear in this year’s high-flying pantomime adventure, Open auditions will be held for the parts of Michael and John Darling in the Christmas show, which will be the first pantomime to be held at the venue since its 16m refurbishment.

Bath Christmas Market to hold preview evening just for Bath residents

If you love the idea of the Christmas market but are not too keen on the crowds, you may be thrilled to learn that this year Bath residents are invited to an exclusive preview evening on Wednesday, November 22. The Christmas Market does not open to the public until Thursday, November 23 so it is the....

George Michael’s Freedom: if only the film had more depth and grit

Did everyone of a certain age have a Wham! moment, surreptitious or otherwise, back in the Eighties? Although I definitely didn’t – even now, I can’t hear “Wham Rap!” without wanting to punch the nearest derelict gas holder – this was certainly the myth put about by Freedom (Channel 4, 16 October,....

Kylie Jenner is having a baby with Travis Scott because 'she's empty inside', Perez Hilton claims

If Perez Hilton wasn't already blacklisted by the Kardashian/Jenner clan, then he sure is now. The celebrity blogger, who famously launched the #NoKardashiansForAWeek campaign back in 2015, has claimed that Kylie Jenner got pregnant to fill a void in her life.