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Tag Archives: Christmas

Travellers face Christmas rail closures due to planned work

LONDON: Rail passengers will face disruption over the Christmas period, with 200 sets of engineering works affecting up to 10% of the railways. Network Rail, which maintains the UK’s railways, said carrying out works over the festive season would have the least effect on the travelling public. London, Manchester and ...

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Theresa May urges Britons to unite in first Christmas message

LONDON: Theresa May has used her first Christmas message as Prime Minister to call on British people to “come together” after a year of divisions over the Brexit referendum. Mrs May said it is important to “unite our country” as Britain seeks a “bold” new role on the world stage outside ...

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Grocers, markets, liquor stores brace for Christmas rush

LONDON: Seafood, barbecued chickens and champagne will be hot sellers as families prepare to tackle Christmas feasts in sweltering temperatures. Grocery and liquor stores, markets, butchers and delicatessens statewide are bracing for a customer avalanche. National Australia Bank said 12.30pm would be the busiest time at check-outs as frantic shoppers ...

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Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

German prosecutors issued a Europe-wide wanted notice for 24-year-old Anis Amri, offering a 100,000-euro reward for information and warning he “could be violent and armed” BERLIN: The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out the Berlin truck attack was shot dead by police in Milan on Friday, Italy confirmed. Anis Amri, ...

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Jacqueline’s Christmas and New Year plans


COLOMBO: Christmas is around the corner which also means it’s the perfect time in Bollywood for celeb get-togethers and glitzy parties. Amongst these celebrities Jacqueline Fernandez is all set to fly off to her home country, Sri Lanka to ring in the New Year with her family. Reports suggest that ...

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Busiest day of festive season expected on UK’s roads

LONDON: Motorists are warned to expect the busiest day of the festive season on UK roads as the Christmas getaway combines with the end of the working week. The AA motoring group estimates that about 12 million cars will drive at least 20 miles each as Christmas journeys and commuter ...

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Cook’s time as England Test captain may be up

CHENNAI: England captain Alastair Cook heads home for Christmas with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after what turned into an embarrassing sub continental tour. Cook flagged his possible departure before the five-Test tour of India and it was a question that became more pointed after England’s capitulation ...

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Victoria grateful for family

LONDON: Victoria Beckham has admitted she feels ‘’so lucky’’ to have her family members including parents Jackie and Tony Adams, and sister Louise Adams, around her at Christmas. The fashion designer – who has sons Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old daughter Harper with husband David Beckham – ...

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12 killed as lorry ploughs into Berlin Xmas market

BERLIN: A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more in what police said was a suspected terror attack. mbulances and heavily armed police rushed to the area after the vehicle mounted the pavement of the market in ...

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