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Boxing Day shoppers rise early to grab bargains

26th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteBoxing Day bargain hunters rose early to queue outside stores as the post-Christmas sales saw prices slashed by as much as 70%. According to Barclaycard, 26 December is the most popular day to shop during the Christmas sales period, with three in 10 people planning to take advantage […]

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Boxing Day sales: Prices slashed but footfall declines

26th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePrices have been slashed by as much as 70% in the Boxing Day sales, but footfall across the UK is down on last year. For the period up to midday, the average footfall across the UK was 4.2% lower than for the same hours on Boxing Day last […]

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Three more migrants intercepted crossing Channel

26th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteBritish officials have said three more migrants have been intercepted after attempting to take a small boat from France to Britain. The Home Office said the migrants were found overnight trying to cross the English Channel after 40 migrants were stopped in their attempts to make the journey […]

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Restaurant and supermarket meals could face calorie limits

26th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFood served in restaurants and sold in supermarkets could have a calorie limit applied by the government in a bid to tackle obesity. Ready meals, pizzas, onion bhajis and salads are among the foods which would fall under a calorie cap if the current plans being considered by […]

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A £675m fund to help our struggling high streets

26th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteLocal councils are being invited to bid for a share in a government fund set up to help reinvigorate the country’s struggling high streets. The £675m fund was announced by chancellor Philip Hammond in October’s Budget but the bidding process opens today. It comes after the report of […]

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Man dies after being hit by a police car

25th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA pedestrian has died after being hit by a police car in Liverpool on Christmas Day. The man was knocked down on Scotland Road in the Vauxhall area of the city at around 6.50pm. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to hospital but was […]

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Passenger drunkenness at airports and on planes soars

25th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteHundreds of people have been arrested on planes or at airports for being drunk in the last two years, many after threatening staff or other passengers. Figures obtained by the Press Association (PA) under Freedom of Information requests showed that together 273 people were held in 2017 and […]

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Wednesday's national newspaper front pages

25th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A look at the stories making a splash on the front pages of Wednesday’s national newspapers. 22:17, UK, Tuesday 25 December 2018

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Birth of endangered giraffe brings Christmas joy to zoo

25th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA Yorkshire zoo has enjoyed an extra special Christmas after the birth of a baby giraffe. The calf, one of the endangered Rothschild’s sub-species, was born at Flamingo Land in Yorkshire during the festive period. Describing the birth as a “very special Christmas present”, the park’s Twitter account […]

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Murder arrest after woman, 19, found dead on Christmas Day

25th December 2018 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old woman was found dead on Christmas Day. Emergency services were called to a house on London Road in Maidstone, Kent, at 1.18pm and confirmed at the scene that the teenager had died. A 27-year-old man was […]

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