Christmas

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Sainsbury’s toasts £60m more profits as champagne sales soar
Total sales slip after supply problems with technology, gaming kit and toys hit group’s Argos chain

Sarah Butler

12, Jan, 2022 @8:34 AM

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No 10 partying in lockdown: who enjoyed what and when
Wine and cheese, loud music and a leaving do were topped off with a Christmas party over 2020, allegedly, but ‘no rules were broken’

Rowena Mason and Aubrey Allegretti

09, Jan, 2022 @7:56 PM

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UK surge in post-Christmas returns reveals dark side of online shopping boom
Returns process thought to cost firms about £7bn a year and weigh heavily on companies’ carbon footprints

Sarah Butler

08, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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This Twelfth night I’m packing away more than just my Christmas decorations | Emma Beddington
Yes, comfort and joy is nice. But there are some seasonal trappings I am glad to see the back of

Emma Beddington

05, Jan, 2022 @1:37 PM

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I was feeling smug reading about the odd ways people injured themselves – until I remembered the explosion at our Christmas dinner | Zoe Williams
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents have released its list of how people ended up in A&E. Now I just feel lucky I wasn’t on it, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

04, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The big 2021 travel quiz: from Hadrian’s Wall to outer space
In what city did Bond almost come a cropper, and which country ditched the Queen? See how much you remember from the world of travel in 2021

Gavin McOwan

31, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Two years into the pandemic, I’ve learned how to make a virtue of uncertainty | Chibundu Onuzo
December in Lagos should have been the highlight of my year. But when plans were cancelled I turned to a new trait: resilience, says Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo

Chibundu Onuzo

29, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The person who got me through 2021: Greg James made bad pandemic mornings bearable
The Radio 1 presenter’s breakfast show offered me reasons to be cheerful in 2021 – playing therapist to my bleary-eyed lockdown blues

Alex Mistlin

28, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Country diary: A feathered missile, a shout in the gloom
West Norwood, south London: Christmas is a treacherous time of year for the wren, according to custom. You’d think this one would be quieter

Lev Parikian

27, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Let’s go Brandon’ Santa Tracker caller insists he meant no disrespect to Biden
Jared Schmeck, 35, tells Oregonian he has ‘nothing against’ president to whom he repeated ‘Fuck Joe Biden’ rightwing meme

Martin Pengelly in New York

26, Dec, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Simone Lia: Walking in the air – cartoon
Let it snow…

Simone Lia

26, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Families have had their fun. Now, for us singletons, let the magic of Betwixtmas begin | Emma John
The week between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve is a special gift to the unpartnered

Emma John

26, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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