Christmas

Thanks to Just Eat many homeless and vulnerable people could eat this christmas

Christmas Meal Appeal raised more than £600k to help feed homeless and vulnerable

Funds for more than 120,000 meals have been donated to vulnerable and homeless people across the country in time for Christmas, thanks to the Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal launched in partnership with charities Social Bite and FoodCycle.

The initiative which launched on 7th December with emotional pleas from a host of celebrities including Dame Helen Mirren, Rob Brydon and Sir Chris...

Top tips for cleaning this Christmas

Could Hand Sanitiser be the Secret to Clean Floors this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, Flooring Superstore investigated the recommended cleaning methods for different flooring types, based on eight potential scenarios of Christmas Day spills.

To gather expert insight, Flooring Superstore collaborated with Lisa Evans, spokesperson from MyJobQuote , and Henry Paterson, Senior Operations Executive at Housekeep – here’s the advice:...

Look out for bed bugs this Christmas

Dormant bed bugs lie in wait for Christmas “bubble” travellers

A grim warning is being given to those travelling to relatives homes this Christmas to look out for dormant infestations of bed bugs in spare beds, which can be woken by their body heat.

“Infestations of bed bugs have been lying dormant in cold beds all year, and the fear is that Christmas will lead to an explosion in bed bug cases, as previously undiscovered dormant infestations...

Tips to keep energy bills down this Christmas

How to reduce the cost of Christmas energy bills

Christmas may be a time for eating, drinking and being merry, but for millions of people it’s also high energy bills brought on by excessive use of festive lights, overheating guests and cooking around the clock.

On Christmas day alone, UK households collectively spend £42.6m* on energy in the UK, leading to a New Year financial headache nobody wants as they take the tinsel down....

Tips for a sustainable Christmas

Kimberly Wyatt’s tips for a sustainable & stress-less Christmas

Despite the announcement of restrictions lifting over the festive period, over a third of us have decided to say goodbye to an indulgent Christmas and opt for a low-key, at home celebration, with relaxation, reading, family favourite foods and sustainable gifts top priority. One in four people are looking forward to not travelling anywhere for Christmas this year, with one in five planning a...

Which part of the UK will end up on the naughty list?

Behaviour Study Reveals the Children on Santa's Naughty List

Not going to bed when they’re told, too much screen time, and teasing their siblings are among a few naughty things kids up and down the country have been doing, potentially earning themselves a spot on Santa’s naughty list.

Interested to find out which region has the naughtiest kids this year, experts at OnBuy.com conducted a behavioral study.

To carry this out, OnBuy...

Research shows that cat and dog owners said their pet had been a lifeline throughout lockdown

Pets will be the only companion for millions of people this Christmas

Millions of people in the UK may be completely reliant on their pets for companionship  this Christmas, according to research from vet charity PDSA.

Off the back of findings from the annual PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report, PDSA is warning that the financial impact of the Covid-19 crisis in the UK means that the enormous benefits pets bring to their owners is being put at risk. The...

Two-thirds of consumers are more likely to buy British to support producers

No shortage of Stilton this Christmas

Figures released today by the Stilton Cheese Makers Association (SCMA), which represents the UK’s Stilton producers, show that sales are 16%* down for the year to date due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting disruption to the country’s hospitality and events industry. The trade body says that Christmas is even more important than ever before to the industry and other British...

Take your neighbours into consideration when putting up your lights

How your festive lights could get you in trouble

Some people may argue that decorating your home for Christmas should be a crime, but research has revealed that you could actually end up getting fined for giving your home a festive makeover.

Angry neighbours have taken their gripes online, with forum posts and social media users complaining that they are struggling to sleep with lights blinking all night. This comes as research...

Consider lighting as a way of turning gardens into a haven

Have yourself a winter garden wonderland

With a winter at home spurring Brits to spend record amounts on home renovations, NICEIC is advising homeowners to consider lighting as a way of turning gardens into a haven to get through the long dark nights.

With England in a new national lockdown set to last until December 2, leaving much of the public homebound over the festive period, recentestimates1 suggest that nearly half...

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