Step into Christmas … the best festive days out around the UK | Christmas and New Year holidays

We all need a bit of cheer at this time of year, when nights are long and days are often dark – maybe now more than ever. Luckily, the UK’s stately homes,... Read more »

‘We are not even full for Christmas’ – England’s restaurants count their lost bookings | Hospitality industry

Time is running out for Pascal Aussignac, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Club Gascon, as he counts down to the crucial Christmas party season. “We are not full at the moment. We... Read more »

Plymouth Derriford Hospital NHS nurses ‘to strike the week before Christmas’

The Royal College of Nursing announced its members will stage their first ever national walk out on December 15 and 20 Plymouth NHS nurses are set to join colleagues across the UK... Read more »

Rail passengers face Christmas chaos due to engineering work

Rail passengers face major disruption over Christmas as Network Rail carries out 300 engineering projects. The Government-owned infrastructure management company said more than 95% of the network will be open but urged... Read more »

Central London train stations face major disruption over Christmas

L ondoners face major rail disruption over Christmas as Network Rail carries out 300 engineering projects affecting busy stations including London Liverpool Street. The Government-owned infrastructure management company said more than 95... Read more »

Waltham Forest winter funfair comes to Leyton this Christmas

An ice rink, fairground rides and a bar and food will be part of a winter funfair next month . From December 1, people will be able to attend ‘Winter City’ in Leyton... Read more »

Croydon Christmas shoppers can park for £1 – South London News

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter Croydon shoppers will be able to park in the town centre for £1 in the run up to Christmas. It is hoped the offer will entice... Read more »

UK rail travel faces Christmas disruption as 300 engineering projects carried out | Rail transport

Rail passengers face disruption over Christmas as Network Rail carries out 300 engineering projects. The government-owned infrastructure management company said more than 95% of the network would be open but urged travellers... Read more »

Crackdown on public drinking in Croydon to begin by Christmas – South London News

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter A crackdown on public drinking in Croydon town centre will be introduced by Christmas. Croydon mayor Jason Perry gave the green light for a new Public... Read more »

The Met has launched its annual appeal for the public to donate Christmas presents to thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged children across London

Working with charity the Childhood Trust, Met ‘elves’ will deliver the presents funded by the public to children who might otherwise go without, in time for Christmas Day. It’s quick and easy... Read more »