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Christmas light switch on in Lee-on-the-Solent

Christmas light switch on in Lee-on-the-Solent

FAMILIES can get into the festive spirit at Lee-on-the-Solent’s Christmas light switch this evening.

Places
Schools defend charging for Christmas play

Schools defend charging for Christmas play

Schools that charge parents to see their child perform in the school nativity play have defended their decision, saying it helps to cover costs.

Places
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard turned into blast from Victorian past

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard turned into blast from Victorian past

FAMILIES have flocked to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to get into the festive spirit with a twist over the weekend.

Places
Portsmouth shop opening to the lonely on Christmas

Portsmouth shop opening to the lonely on Christmas

A COFFEE shop is to opening its doors to welcome in those people who are alone on Christmas Day.

Places
Emsworth ‘lob-stars’ to support their fishing trade through unique Christmas tree

Emsworth ‘lob-stars’ to support their fishing trade through unique Christmas tree

WHILE most towns are gathering everyone around a tree to switch on its Christmas lights, one is doing things a bit differently.

Community
Mayor of Havant to switch on Leigh Park Christmas lights tonight

Mayor of Havant to switch on Leigh Park Christmas lights tonight

The Christmas lights in Leigh Park will be switched on tonight by the Mayor of Havant, Cllr Faith Ponsonby.

Columnists
TAMARA SIDDIQUI: Should shop workers get a Boxing Day break?

TAMARA SIDDIQUI: Should shop workers get a Boxing Day break?

Christmas. That time of year when it’s frosty outside but warm in the homes of many; when friends and families gather from afar to spend time together and when the hustle and bustle around shops is joined by bright lights and the smell of cinnamon from market stalls.

consumer goods
When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

Places
Shopping centre to launch virtual treasure hunt

Shopping centre to launch virtual treasure hunt

WHITELEY Shopping Centre is allowing children to experience a virtual treasure hunt over the festive period.

consumer goods
Santa brings festive cheer to the hottest day of the year for New Theatre Royal’s Christmas show launch

Santa brings festive cheer to the hottest day of the year for New Theatre Royal’s Christmas show launch

WHEN’S the perfect time of year to launch a Christmas show set in a wintery wonderland? The hottest day of the year so far, obviously.

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Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

As Christmas trees arrive in garden centres, expert David Mitchell offers advice to those who only have a small space for a real

Six of the best - Toys of the 60s/70s

As we approach Christmas, in the first of a three-part series, we look at popular toys from down the decades, beginning this week with the

Aldi's £9.99 salted caramel vodka makes for the perfect Xmas treat

BUDGET supermarket giants Aldi have a warm-sounding drink that's proving a big hit ahead of Christmas.The Tamova Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur

Charity fair next month

A CHRISTMAS fair for a newly-established charity is taking place next month.