Monday, 22 January 2018

Tag Archives: Christmas

Next enjoys sales rise over Christmas

next-shop

  LONDON: The high street giant said full-price sales in the 54 days to December 24 increased 1.5%, ahead of expectations. Part of the improvement, the company said, was down to much colder weather leading up to Christmas. Next saw online sales jump 13.6% in the period, helping mitigate a ...

Read More »

After Christmas, holiday shopping season continues

Family carrying shopping bags in mall

BAY AREA: Christmas may be over, but the holiday retail season isn’t. After a brief respite on Christmas day, retailers swung open their doors once again Tuesday – some with extended opening hours – hoping to lure shoppers with steep post-holiday discounts, or to accommodate a busy day of people ...

Read More »

Woman shocked to see online electric bill of $284 billion

ELEC-BILL

NEW YORK: A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was shocked at the amount – more than $284 billion. Mary Horomanski said her eyes “just about popped out” of her head when she saw the number. The 58-year-old suspected that her family had put ...

Read More »

Stockton man Mazhar Ali dies after stabbing in Middlesbrough restaurant

MANJAROS RESTAURANT-Mazhar Ali

YORKSHIRE: A man has died after being stabbed while in a Middlesbrough restaurant. The victim, Mazhar Ali, was stabbed inside Manjaros restaurant in Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough on Christmas Eve. Cleveland Police said the 41-year-old, from Stockton, was taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from a stab wound and was ...

Read More »

Meghan joins royals for Christmas service

royals-christmas-1

LONDON: Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle has joined the Royal Family for the Christmas Day service at the Queen’s Norfolk estate. The couple arrived at a carol service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen returned after missing last year’s ...

Read More »

London Euston welcomes homeless for Christmas meal

London Euston homeless Christmas meal

LONDON Euston station has hosted 200 homeless people for a Christmas meal. Volunteers transformed the station with decorations and tables set out for guests. On the menu was a four-course lunch including a roast dinner, smoked salmon, soup and a Christmas pudding. A piano played festive classics on the concourse, ...

Read More »

Queen reflects on year’s tragedies, pays tribute to terror victims

Britain Queen's Christmas

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to London and Manchester in her annual Christmas message for how they handled terror attacks this year. She recalled the year’s terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, which had claimed the lives of 71 people, and devastating tropical hurricanes. “This Christmas, I think of ...

Read More »

A sense of perspective brings Christmas cheer

Christmas-cheer

If you were to assess the happiness of the nation based on news headlines, you’d be in for a gloomy picture. Brexit scare stories, low productivity, terrorist attacks, and continuous political upheavals have dominated the front pages this year. Looking abroad, we’ve seen natural disasters, violence, and even the threat ...

Read More »