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HMRC urges shoppers to be aware of post-Brexit changes before key Christmas shopping dates

Top tips for shoppers to make sure they aren't hit with unexpected customs charges.

From HM Revenue & Customs

Published 26 November 2021

With Cyber Monday a few days away and Christmas Shopping in fully swing - HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging shoppers to consider some top tips before they start browsing online to ensure they’re not hit with unexpected customs...

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Free school meals holiday vouchers doubled for Christmas

Families in Devon on low-incomes, whose children receive free school meals, will get extra support this Christmas to help them buy food during the holidays.

Over the past year we’ve provided supermarket vouchers worth £15 per child per week of the school holidays to families who qualify for free school meals, so their children don’t go hungry.

We’re doubling that for...

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10 Christmas Crafts Your Children Will Love

Christmas is a magical festivity that all kids look forward to. Why not make the build up to the coveted 25th December just as exciting?

With plenty of creative activities to choose from, we have picked our favourite Christmas crafts for you and your children to truly enjoy. Full of handy tips and step-to-step guides, this article will help you travel with your imagination as you wait for...

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Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife’s festive month starts from 6th December 2021 – 1st January 2022

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the idyllic island of Tenerife is the perfect place to escape those winter blues and get away for an island retreat this Christmas. The festive season at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife officially...

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Santa Express Train comes to Meadowhall this Christmas

Following the switch on of its festive lights last week, Meadowhall has now revealed its full schedule of fun in the run up to Christmas, including a brand new Santa Express Train.

The magical train will be making a stop at the centre from 26th November and throughout December, when families can head enjoy a ride on the Santa Express, meeting Santa and his elves for an exciting...

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Buy toys safely this Christmas

OPSS has produced safety guidance on how to buy toys safely this Christmas.

From: Office for Product Safety and Standards

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is partnering with Chartered Trading Standards Institute, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Child Accident Prevention Trust and Netmums to raise awareness of how to buy toys safely.

Know who...
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Millions of people prepping for Christmas in the UK are putting themselves and their property at risk of theft.

Sharing images and videos across social media platforms of gifts and decor could lead to burglary, and with nine million #ChristmasDecor hashtags on Instagram and 586.2 million TikTok views, security retailers has highlighted the potential damages.

From sharing...

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It’s ‘too late’ to go to Court over Christmas custody plans, Charity warns

Families urged to take advantage of Government mediation voucher scheme worth £500 to help resolve matters

  A national charity that provides mediation for families in conflict has today urged families in conflict to take advantage of a government voucher scheme worth up to £500 to sort our Christmas child arrangements.

The call to action comes after National Family...

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TOP 5 Father Christmas Experiences This Christmas

TOP 5 Father Christmas Experiences This Christmas Lapland UK - £65 to £135 per person

The Lapland day trip lasts approximately 3.5 hours. The first 90 minutes are scripted, interactive sessions in the Enchanted Forest, Toy Factory and Mother Christmas Kitchen. Thereafter follows 90 minutes in the Elven Village before your personalised audience with Father Christmas. Included in the price:...

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The Seven Dials Winter Festival 2021

Seven Dials presents three days of merrymaking with live music, creative workshops, seasonal menus, and Christmas shopping in the heart of London’s West End.

From Friday 19th - Sunday 21st November 2021 , The Seven Dials Winter Festival takes over the streets of Seven Dials for three days of shopping, dining and merriment. Ticket holders* can expect an array of festive on-street entertainment...