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How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.

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Send us your Christmas letters for this year’s Dear Santa competition

Send us your Christmas letters for this year’s Dear Santa competition

The Echo’s ever-popular Dear Santa competition is now officially open.

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Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

As Christmas trees arrive in garden centres, expert David Mitchell offers advice to those who only have a small space for a real tree.

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When are the last Christmas posting dates for troops aboard?

When are the last Christmas posting dates for troops aboard?

December is just around the corner and your Christmas shopping is well underway.

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Here’s when you can see the Christmas lights switched on in the Sunderland area

Here’s when you can see the Christmas lights switched on in the Sunderland area

The Christmas shopping has started, mince pies are on the shelves and the dark nights have arrived.

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Puffing Billy gets set to tour the streets in run up to Christmas

Puffing Billy gets set to tour the streets in run up to Christmas

Puffing Billy is getting ready to bring Christmas cheer to towns and villages as the engine goes out on tour.

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When are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

When are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

The Royal Mail has announces the latest recommended Christmas posting dates for air mail to a range of countries.

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The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas as parents set to spend an average of £121 on each child

The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas as parents set to spend an average of £121 on each child

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure and the sequel to last year’s Hatchimals are the must-have toys this Christmas as British parents prepare to spend an average of £121 on each child.

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Paddington Bear to star in Marks and Spencer’s Christmas advert

Paddington Bear to star in Marks and Spencer’s Christmas advert

Christmas cheer will be spread by Britain’s favourite bear with Paddington set to star in Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) latest festive advert.

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7 things to remember when you start your Christmas shopping

7 things to remember when you start your Christmas shopping

Those festive special offers might look tempting, but a little bit of preparation now could help you avoid costly shopping regrets.

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Asda unveils new Game of Thrones inspired festive meat centrepiece

The supermarket chain say they were inspired by the opulent feasting banquets shown on the popular TV series to create what they describe as

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves

Send us your Christmas letters for this year’s Dear Santa competition

The Echo’s ever-popular Dear Santa competition is now officially open.

Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

As Christmas trees arrive in garden centres, expert David Mitchell offers advice to those who only have a small space for a real