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‘We’ll still be watching in 50 years’: how Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman changed Christmas
When the film version of Briggs’s melancholy masterpiece was first screened in 1982, Britons clutched it to their hearts – where it has stayed ever since

Stuart Heritage

10, Aug, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Christmas in July: top things to do to escape Australia’s winter blues
From fire pits and mulled wine to live music and festive feasts, we’ve got you covered to do the chilly season right

Caitlin Cassidy

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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How to Make Gravy is already a movie that plays in our heads. That’s its brilliance | Paul Daley
Like all great writing, the song ceased to be Paul Kelly’s once he launched it into the world. We claimed his characters

Paul Daley

07, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Government plans new laws to protect Britons who use savings clubs
Move comes 16 years after collapse of Christmas savings club Farepak, which left thousands unable to access cash

Rupert Jones

17, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Royal Mail must invest its profits to end distressing delays to deliveries | Letters
Letters: Labour MP Catherine West on Royal Mail’s failure to deal with postal delays, and John and Judy Watson on a late-arriving Christmas card


25, Jan, 2022 @6:12 PM

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People in England: will you be holding parties you’ve had to cancel at Christmas?
We’d like to hear from people in England who are having belated Christmas parties and festive gatherings this or next month as Covid restrictions ease

Guardian community team

20, Jan, 2022 @10:52 AM

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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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