Christmas News
Is it time we stopped having office Christmas parties?

Is it time we stopped having office Christmas parties?

HEALTH experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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Warren Park church use unique animals as part of its nativity

Warren Park church use unique animals as part of its nativity

LIVE donkeys and other farmyard animals have all taken part in nativity plays – but St Clare’s Church in Warren Park took it one step further.

Community
School children take part in community Christmas service

School children take part in community Christmas service

PARENTS from across Portsmouth were left as proud as punch as they watched their children take a starring role in The News annual Christmas carol service.

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Thousands join Christmas celebrations in Hayling Island and Lee-on-the-Solent

Thousands join Christmas celebrations in Hayling Island and Lee-on-the-Solent

CHRISTMAS cheer and festive fun were the order of the day as towns across the area were transformed into winter wonderlands.

Places
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.

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Video: Falkirk chip shop serves up deep-fried twist on Christmas classics

The Union Chippie in Camelon a village near Falkirk, is giving pigs in blankets and mince pies the deep fried treatment much to the delight

Taste test: Which supermarket makes the best Christmas pudding?

We set out to test the best Christmas puddings the supermarkets have to offer so you don't have to - your waistband says 'thank you'.From ultra

Glasgow Bar launches pizza with the perfect Christmas themed topping

Capitalising on the country's love for pigs in blankets - which has seen supermarkets like Tesco launching crisps flavoured like the festive

Why volunteering is the best present you can give this Christmas

Jan Cox has discovered the secret of the perfect old-fashioned Christmas - giving the gift of her time.She’s among the one in five