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Darlene Triffitt shares tip to save $1000 for Christmas

How to have $1,000 to spend on Christmas - without even noticing: Mother's clever hack that will cover your groceries, booze and presents for the entire family If you struggle to put any money away at the end of every month, there is a clever way that will help you save $1,000 in time for Christmas . And rather than make drastic promises that are difficult to keep, a mother has shared a simple yet genius 'hack' that would take away the financial strain of the festive season.

Two young sisters collect birthday supplies for homeless children

Ohio sisters Campbell and Paisley Barber received packages from all acorss the country and it wasn't even Christmas. The girls collected birthday supplies for homeless children they never even knew.

Princely price of Lahore hug

New Delhi: Those claiming that no one gained from the Lahore hug that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is so keen to forget these days are wrong. Pakistan appears to have earned a princely sum of Rs 1.49 lakh from the Christmas Day touchdown.

YVEDDI Head Start children receive Christmas gifts

Richard Lasky, YVEDDI board member, recently arranged for the Toys for Tots campaign to team up with YVEDDI Head Start to provide toys for 385 Head Start children. The organization contacted Head Start staff asking for age and gender of children and matched gifts specifically for each child.

Five-year-old boy to donate Easter eggs to ill children

A 5-YEAR-OLD who suffers from a metabolic condition which forces him to be tube fed is raising money to give sick children Easter eggs. Oscar Hughes, 5, of Droitwich has already raised more than A 250 in five days for children at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Golborne High School pupils with the bags of items that they have donated to The Brick

Golborne High School pupils took items such as Christmas presents, warm clothing and food to support borough homeless charity The Brick. Special praise was given to Year Seven pupil Megan Leach who gathered a vast amount of food, toiletries, blankets and more than 50 tubes of toothpaste from different shops such as the Co-op and dentists after writing letters to them to ask for their assistance.

Community Happenings

Damascus Ruritans President Dave Wingett welcomed members and spouses and guests who met at Heritage Oaks in Sebring for the club's annual Christmas party. Mahlon Griffith asked the Lord's Blessing on the meeting, asking those present to remember the reason for the season, and a blessed Christmas to all.

How much do we treat our pets?

Dogs in Newcastle and London were the most pampered pets over Valentine's Day this year, according to new research. Twice as many pet owners in the North East and London gave their pet a Valentine's Day gift this year than the rest of the UK.

Will November bring a 'wave' election?

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - When handwritten postcards from strangers across the country landed in the mailboxes of Democrats here after Christmas, the national significance of their special election hit home.

I sentenced a teenager to die in prison

Those are the words I spoke as a trial judge in 1997 when I sentenced Bobby Bostic to a total of 241 years in prison for his role in two armed robberies he committed when he was just 16 years old. Bostic and an 18-year-old friend robbed a group of six people who were delivering Christmas presents to a needy family in St. Louis.

79 filed ACC claims for Christmas Day injuries

While most people were playing with their new presents and spending time with family on Christmas Day, others were filling out ACC injury forms. The number of people in the 65-69 age group was almost twice as many as in 2013 - and the number has been increasing for the past five years.

Stole bottle of brandy as 'something nice for herself for Christmas'

A woman who stole a bottle of brandy because she wanted something nice for herself for Christmas has been given community service in lieu of prison. Defence, Ms Thomasina Connell said her client, a mother of three, wanted something nice for herself for Christmas and took an opportunity.

REVEALED: Arrest figures for drink and drug driving in St Helens amid annual increase across region

ST HELENS saw 19 motorists arrested in relation to drink and drug driving offences in December - as the number of cases increased across the region. In particular, driving offences involving drugs saw a spike in Merseyside during December, with a 50 per cent rise on 12 months previously.

NAMED & SHAMED: Drink drivers in court after Christmas campaign

DAMAGE: The scene of the B3157 coast road crash near Burton Bradstock on New Year's Day which led to Benedict Smith appearing in court on a drink drive charge Picture: PC Roan Doyle @PurbeckCop Although enforcement against drink drivers goes on throughout the year, the force runs a campaign in December to focus on those over the limit in the party season. Officers encourage those out enjoying a drink during the festive period to plan how to get home without driving - and motorists are reminded of the potential consequences of driving while under the influence and the continuing effects that alcohol and drugs can have the morning after.

Russell Atma Bidesi convicted of 2nd-degree murder in Bradley McPherson's Xmas Eve slaying

Russell Atma Bidesi has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 Christmas Eve slaying of Bradley McPherson , the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Friday. JUSTICE FOR BRADLEY MCPHERSON: On Christmas Eve 2011, 27y/o Bradley McPherson was killed while at an after-hours party.

Bitcoin's post-peak tumble shows unavoidable doom ahead for cryptocurrencies

Type "bitcoin bubble" into a search engine and you will come up with 15 million hits. No wonder.

Santa Clause is coming to town... in a taxi

This Christmas, Santa's reindeer are having a rest as the annual Christmas Sleigh charity event is driven by taxi service TC Cars This year Santa is getting a little extra horse power for his sleigh as he swaps Rudolph for a taxi. The annual charity Christmas Sleigh, around the streets of Chelmsley Wood and Marston Green , is getting a helping hand from TC Cars, who have donated a vehicle to pull Santa's sleigh along the routes.

Nominate a friend or family member to win a 1,000 VIP experience at Resorts World

Resorts World Birmingham is a jewel in the region's crown and the Birmingham Mail can exclusively reveal an exciting competition that will see one lucky reader win a VIP experience worth 1,000 at the destination. The popular venue, which is celebrating its two year anniversary this October, is already home to a host of places to eat and drink, nightlife and family entertainment including cinema, virtual reality and retro gaming at Vortex, as well as outlet shops from brands like Levi's, Nike, Gap, Next and Lindt.

Fired Dominatrix cop filmed sitting on man's face wants job backFired ...

Kristen Hyman was about to graduate from police college when her ex boyfriend tipped of colleagues that she'd acted as a dominatrix. Nyx was filmed kicking men in the testicles and forcing men to smell her feet, among other S&M acts.

Christmas at Piedmont donates $20,000 to local schools

Pictured is Ike Reighard, senior pastor from Piedmont Church; Marlon Longacre from Piedmont Church, as well as the principals and staff from Cobb County and Marietta City Schools along with the sponsors from the 2017 Christmas at Piedmont show.

Thousands of women unable to find midwife for Christmas holiday births

Thousands of pregnant women due to give birth during the Christmas holidays were unable to find a midwife. Authorities warn the shortages will keep getting worse unless urgent action is taken.

Seafood buyers, processors want Halifax airport facility expanded

People who enjoy seafood want it fresh whether they live in Seabright or Shanghai, which is why a group that represents seafood buyers and processors urged provincial politicians Thursday to lobby for the expansion of the cargo facility at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. "If you're talking about a live product, it has to go on an airplane," Leo Muise, executive director of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance, told a legislature committee.

The Thrills and Frills of Christmas III

However, what is not in doubt is that there are settled instances where a driver would undoubtedly be held to owe a duty of care to road users. By road users, we have in mind drivers and passengers in other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists of all kinds Q.B. 859 be held to have acted without due care if he brings harm unto others.

Prizes spark plans for 2018 Christmas lights

Christine Aneel with baby Nathan and Virginia Morgan, Lloyd Morgan, deputy principal for curriculum Sophia De Lange, Rob Jamieson and Jenny Jamieson. Picture: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian It might be another 10 months until Christmas but some people are already thinking about which decorations will catch the eye next festive season.