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Revealed - the top present hiding locations this Christmas

Linen cupboards, gym bags and even the neighbour’s house are some of the places that UK’s Christmas shoppers will hide presents in at attempt to avoid Christmas being spoiled by prying eyes.

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Are you heading to your Christmas party this weekend?

Nine things NOT to do at your work Christmas party

If you're getting your gladrags on this weekend for the Christmas party, make sure you don't wake up filled with regret the following day.
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Santa Paws 2016: Meet some of your festive friends

You lot really are animal crackers!

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Have you got one of the new fivers?

Your new fiver could be worth £50,000 - this is what you need to check them for

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

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Do you see yourself as successful?

These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Peter Vaughan has died aged 93. Picture: Press Association.

Game of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Do you think the annual festive celebration should be scrapped?

Vote: Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

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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Steve Martin has been mistaken for a football referee following Newcastle v Nottingham Forest.

Hollywood actor Steve Martin trolled by Newcastle fans after he is mistaken for referee

Known for his roles in Father of the Bride, Planes Trains & Automobiles and The Man With Two Brains, actor Steve Martin isn't necessarily famed for his prowess on the football pitch.

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Share your pictures with us for Santa Paws!

Santa Paws 2016: Send us your festive pet pictures

The countdown to Christmas is officially underway, and that means it's time for one of your favourite photo challenges!
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Britain could be a major wine producer and exporter by 2100, says a new study.

Could the North East become a major producer of pinot grigio?

Global warming could be good news for the North East - boosting its chances of becoming a major wine-producing region.
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National Lottery operator Camelot has said that "suspicious activity" has been detected "on a very small proportion of our players' online National Lottery Accounts", adding that personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

'Suspicious activity' found on online National Lottery accounts

Thousands of customer accounts on the National Lottery website may have been compromised.

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Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Andy Murray is on the shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year. Picture: Press Association.

Who would you like to see win Sports Personality of the Year?

The shortlist for this year's Sports Personality of the Year has been announced - but who is your winner?

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Kerry Ann Hewitson (left) and Jack Sanderson in their nativity play. Picture: Tony Colling.

11 things you said about nativity play charges - and how many of you would pay!

'Tis the season for the school's nativity - and yesterday we asked you if you'd be willing to pay a ticket price to see your little one's moment on stage.
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One in 10 of us admit to never cleaning the sofa. Pic: Shutterstock.

Are you among the one in 10 Brits who never clean their sofa?

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas - despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids, new research has revealed.

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Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

Vote: Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

A primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.

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Will you be shopping on Cyber Monday? Picture: Press Association.

15 million Britons set to head online for Cyber Monday bargains

The sales spending spree is expected to continue today to the tune of £1.1 billion as an estimated 15 million Britons head online for Cyber Monday bargains.

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How many of these advert slogans can you remember?

Quiz: How many of these advert slogans can you remember?

Christmas is the perfect time to snuggle up and watch the TV - but it's a shame about those adverts!

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The new Royal Mail poster. Picture: Royal Mail/Press Association.

These are the dates you need to know for posting your Christmas cards and parcels

A new poster has been created reminding people to post early for Christmas, including an image of a post van and postbox to ram home the message.

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Have you been good this year? Santa Claus could be on his way ...

11 things you said about keeping the magic of Santa Claus alive

Christmas is coming - the goose is getting fat. And in just over a month, Santa Claus could be on his way!

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