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Q&A recap: Germaine Greer, once again, puts her foot in it

In the midst of the national debate on quotas for women in politics, the ABC met one of its own key benchmarks on Monday night: the annual quota for members of the Q&A panel named Germaine Greer. And women named Germaine Greer are always happy to oblige.

Jaguar cuts car production after boss accused of making up Brexit jobs warning

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a cut in production due to "continuing headwinds" affecting the car industry, hours after its chief executive was accused of fabricating warnings about potential hard Brexit job losses. The automotive giant said it was making "temporary adjustments" at its Castle Bromwich site in Birmingham, with the area's MP saying staff had been placed on a three-day week until Christmas.

A holiday tradition, an all-new Charleston Christmas special takes the stage for 13 shows in December

More than 10,000 people make the Charleston Christmas Special part of their holiday tradition each December, and this year will be no exception.

a Christmas Fantasya continues at Disneyland

These toy soldiers are real musicians, who are especially skilled because they have to play those trumpets through the holes in their helmets. A jewelry box-mounted ballerina and a teddy bear wave to park guests from atop the Christmas Fantasy Parade's lead float.

Feast Dinner Theatre seeks cast to lift spirits for - Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar'

Playwright Sherri-Lee Pike is looking forward to finding performers for the Feast Dinner Theatre's latest production, "Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar." Auditions take place today in Charlottetown.

Oakdale motorcyclist plans jolly cruise

Festive spirit: Oakdale's Shane Pendergast will hold the first Wollondilly Santa Bike Cruz in December and will hand out presents to children. Picture: Ashleigh Tullis It might only be September but one Wollondilly resident is already thinking about how he can spread some Christmas cheer.

A Christmas Bottomless Singalong is happening Newcastle - festive fun with added fizz

Christmas is a time when everyone is allowed to eat, drink and be merry and there's an event coming to Newcastle that combines all three with gusto. Now, as you know from our stories on them, bottomless prosecco events have become VERY popular on Tyneside, and fresh from selling out their Bottomless Mamma Mia Singalong , city centre hotel The County has got into the festive spirit nice and early by announcing a Christmas Bottomless Singalong.

California Revels Presents 33rd Annual Christmas Revels Production,...

For its 33rd year, Oakland's beloved Christmas Revels salutes the season, this time taking audiences to Medieval Spain for "Ancient Mysteries of Andalusian Spain." Performances are on two weekends, December 8-9 and 14-15-16, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland 94612 Each mid-winter, the Revels brings to life a grand celebration of traditions and cultures from around the world.

Ohio boy, 2, with inoperable brain cancer gets an early Christmas Source: Cox Media Group

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 2-year-old Ohio boy suffering from inoperable brain cancer probably won't live to see Christmas. But his family decided to bring the holidays to him, decorating their home with lights, candy canes and polar bears, WCPO reported.

Ohio boy, 2, with inoperable brain cancer gets an early Christmas Source: Cox Media Group

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Christmas Countdown 2018: 100 days

It's Dec. 24. There's packages yet to be wrapped. You didn't get all your decorating done.

2-Year-Old Boy With Deadly Cancer Gets an Early Christmas From His...

Bob Woodward on the 'Best Obtainable Version of the Truth' About Trump - By the time I arrived at Bob Woodward's townhouse in Georgetown on Friday morning, his latest book, Fear, was already in its ninth printing, with more copies sold on just the first day of its release than there are people living in the city of Washington. Woodward: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched For Two Years - In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Bob Woodward said that in his two years of investigating for his new book, 'Fear,' he found no evidence of collusion or espionage between Trump and Russia.

Toy Glory: Top 10 gifts for kids this ChristmasIT feels like only...

But believe it or not, today marks the start of the Christmas countdown it's 100 days until Santa visits. To get you ahead and avoid disappointment, our man CHARLES WADE-PALMER looks at the 10 must-have presents experts at The Entertainer are tipping will be topping our kids' lists.

Fundraiser to be held for Santa Tom after motorcycle accident

"Santa" Tom Kliner was allegedly hit by a Honda Civic Sept. 1 after 11 p.m near Springfield Road near Willits Road in Kelowna.

Oxfordshire's Secret Santa is back - here's what she's doing this year

SUMMER may have only just finished but Oxfordshire's most famous festive fundraiser is already gearing up to hand out a mountain of gifts over the Christmas period. Courtney Hughes, 20, was invited to this year's Royal wedding in recognition of her tireless work to spread festive cheer to others and is now ready to do it all again with plans to dish out thousands of presents in December.

Earn some extra cash in time for Christmas with one of these 9 Derbyshire festive jobs

Now that the nights are drawing in and Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens, your attention might be turning away from summer and moving towards Christmas. The Christmas countdown has well and truly started and it's probably time to start thinking about presents and shopping.

Twelve Christmas jobs being advertised in Bath

Christmas can be an expensive time of the year, with presents to buy, endless social occasions and other hidden costs. Bath Live has compiled a list of 12 temporary jobs in Bath that are open to anyone - and you can apply right now.

Ohio town celebrates Christmas early for toddler dying of brain cancer

Brody Allen, 2, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer in May and stopped treatments in August after the tumors continued to grow. An Ohio town has eagerly ushered in the holiday season this year after answering the call for Christmas decorations to help a dying toddler celebrate one last time.

Teen pleads guilty to killing Powhatan grandfather in 2015 police chase, crash

A Prince Edward County teen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the December 2015 death of a Powhatan County man who was en route to buy Christmas gifts for his grandchildren when his car was struck by a stolen SUV that was fleeing police. In an agreement between the prosecution and defense, Andre T. Eanes, now 19, also pleaded guilty in Powhatan Circuit Court to eluding police and unauthorized use of a vehicle in a series of crimes that began in Prince Edward, passed through Cumberland County and ended in Powhatan when Eanes plowed into Thomas R. Rutledge Jr.'s car, killing him.

Simon Callow Will Star In His Critically Acclaimed One-Man Show a Christmas Carol

The traditional Christmas staple of Charles Dickens ' much loved A Christmas Carol, returns this festive season to the West End stage starring Simon Callow , running at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 12 January. With critically acclaimed, sell-out seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2016, A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow , has become a traditional and well-loved adaptation for the festive season.

Danny Dyer is starring in a musical this Christmas

EastEnders fans should get ready to see one of the soap's most popular actors in a whole new light, as Danny Dyer is set to star in the new Nativity! The Musical production at the end of this year. The 40-year-old Cockney actor - who was proven to be related to royalty in an episode of the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are? - will take on the role of 'Hollywood Producer' while Jo Brand stars as 'The Critic'.

Labour to 'vote against any Brexit deal and get Theresa May out before Christmas'

Labour has said the party will vote against any Brexit deal brought forward by Theresa May and that they're ready to fight an election before Christmas. Shadow foreign secretary and senior Corbyn ally Emily Thornberry said it is clear that a feasible deal is 'just not going to happen', while May is in charge of the country.

Old Town youngsters to star in Christmassy musical

TWO young girls from Swindon will be singing and dancing on stage in front of an audience full of festive families this Christmas. Matilda Blake, nine, and Violet Winfield, 10, both from Old Town , aced their auditions to play Oakmoor School pupils in Nativity! The Musical in December.

Hot Gay Time Machine Arrives In The West End For a Gaytastic Christmas Season

Fresh from a critically acclaimed, 100% sold-out, five-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe, HOT GAY TIME MACHINE by multi-award-winning comedy duo Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss , arrives in the West End for a gaytastic Christmas season. Full to the brim with aggressively enthusiastic dance routines and hilarious original musical numbers, Hot Gay Time Machine - winner of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence - is a cabaret comedy extravaGAYnza that has all the ingredients for the perfect festive night on the town.