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How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

Health
Royal Mail recommends that people post early

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year.

Business
Don't Tell The Bride is back

Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Some see Christmas time as the ideal engagement season, with more questions being popped than Champagne corks.

TV and Film
Peter Kay: What are your rights?

Peter Kay tour cancellation: What are my rights as a ticket holder?

What are your rights if you hold a ticket to one of Peter Kay's cancelled shows?

Theatre and Comedy
Queen Elizabeth II as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk following the traditional Christmas Day service with other members of the Royal Family

What will Meghan Markle make of a traditional royal Christmas?

The traditions and customs followed by the royal family at Christmas are likely to come as a surprise to Meghan Markle.

Offbeat
The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Transport
The drop came as Lottery sales fell by 9%

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

National Lottery income for good causes fell by 15% over the year to April as players turned away from draw-based games to scratchcards, a report from the Government's spending watchdog shows.

Business
The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

Environment
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

News
The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

Business
The entries were submitted via Twitter and shortlisted by a panel of judges

Gag about Theresa May voted best modern Christmas cracker joke

A gag about Prime Minister Theresa May has won a national competition to write the best modern Christmas cracker joke.

Offbeat
Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.
Health
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Transport
Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

TV and Film
Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Business
Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Crime
Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

Education
The star of the Channel 4 programme The Supervet, will be taking his stage show, Welcome To My World, on an 18-date nationwide tour

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick to embark on first live tour

The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is going on the road.
Theatre and Comedy
The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

Environment

WARNING: Strong language - McDonald's employee headbutts customer after row over chicken nuggets

This is the shocking moment a McDonald's customer is headbutted by an employee after an argument broke out - over CHICKEN NUGGETS.
Crime
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