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Dog chained to lamppost finally knows what it’s like to be loved

An abandoned dog found chained to a lamppost on a freezing night has found a new loving home after two years. Wilson needed a long time to learn how to be loved and have fun at Birmingham Dogs Home following his traumatic experience on the street. A passerby in 2018 spotted the black Labrador cross […]

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Bloke wins £100k on scratch card after nipping to shops for ‘bits and bobs’

Join the Secret Elves to discover the best shopping deals and things to do this Christmas A logo designer is celebrating scooping the top prize of £100,000 on a Lottery scratch card. Lucky Michael McCaffrey was convinced there had been a mistake and was certain his Christmas Countdown Scratchcard was not the winning ticket. The […]

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Vandals torch nativity scene with petrol bombs causing £10,000 worth of damage

Despicable vandals chucked petrol bombs at a nativity scene, causing £10,000 worth of damage. Hand-crafted figures had been installed in a bus shelter for families to enjoy over the festive period, but smoke was seen billowing from the scene on Christmas Eve as a fire ripped through the makeshift stable. The firebombing destroyed a shepherd, […]

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Mum heartbroken after gifts and balloons left at dead son’s grave are stolen

A mum has been left heartbroken after balloons and gifts she left on her baby's grave on Christmas Day were taken. The personalised items left by Marie Worton, 42, at her tragic little boy's final resting place were removed and later found on fire in a cemetery. On Boxing Day, she received a phone call […]

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Aldi sorry after claims ‘rotten turkeys’ ruined Christmas for furious shoppers

Supermarket giant Aldi has apologised after some customers claimed turkeys purchased from them were "rotten". The German food store was met by customers who claimed on social media they discovered turkey, duck and other meats had gone off before Christmas Day. The customers had insisted they had kept the meats in fridges. Aldi had announced […]

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Prince Charles and Camilla turn off comments on Christmas post after backlash

Clarence House has turned off comments after posting a picture of Prince Charles and Camilla on Christmas Day, which received backlash. A picture showing the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was posted to social media accounts, it said: "Wishing you all a happy Christmas and here’s to a better New Year!" However, […]

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Britain could see end of White Christmas or ice age, warn opposing experts

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, this Christmas won't feel particularly festive for a lot of people. However the weather might help a little, with bookmaker Coral making it odds-on for a White Christmas, meaning snow in any major UK city on December 25. White hills, snowmen and falling snowflakes always make things feel Christmassy — […]

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Mum in tears after stranger pays for Christmas shopping after ‘rubbish year’

A mum was left in tears and disbelief after a kind stranger paid for her Christmas shopping when her pin became locked in Tesco. Paula Fletcher, from Aigburth, reached the checkout at Tesco only to find out her pin had been blocked. The 46-year-old was picking up the last bits for Christmas on Thursday, December […]

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Police rule out knocking on doors to break up illegal Christmas gatherings

Police will not stop Brits from travelling over Christmas, nor will they knock on doors to break up unlawful gatherings, a top officer has declared. Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation Ken Marsh said on Monday there was "no way" officers would be conducting door-to-door checks to ensure Tier 4 households are complying with the […]

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Londoners could risk arrest if they leave capital after midnight amid Xmas rush

Londoners could risk being arrested if they leave the city after midnight as the capital is plunged into a Tier 4 coronaviruslockdown. Police officers could stop people if they try to go to other parts of the country after midnight on Saturday night, December 19, when travel restrictions come into place. Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]