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International Posting Deadlines

December 12 is the last day for posting airmail packages (now known as International Standard packages) to the USA for guaranteed Christmas delivery. And Dec 12 is also the last day for posting International Standard HM Forces Mail to Static BFPOs. December 13 is the last day for posting airmail packages (now known as International Standard packages) to [...]

December 5th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on International Posting Deadlines

Vote for Your Favourite Carol

Voting is now open for Classic FM radio's annual Christmas carol chart. Select your top carol on and automatically get entered to win a digital radio (two are up for grabs each day). Voting closes on December 18. On Christmas Day the top 30 carols, as voted by you, will be revealed. "O Holy [...]

December 3rd, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Vote for Your Favourite Carol

25 Days of Gold

UK television comedy classics channel Gold starts its 25 Days of Christmas from December 1 - with splendid festive programmes from the best of British sitcoms like 'Porridge', 'The Royle Family', 'The Vicar of Dibley' and 'Only Fools and Horses'. UK radio station Classic FM switched on its 'Sounds of Christmas' on the morning of [...]

December 1st, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on 25 Days of Gold

Advent Arrives

November 30 is Advent Sunday - the perfect time to visit our Advent & Nativity page and our Advent Calendars page. And as December dawns, remember to check out our countdown calendar for day-by-day help and inspiration in the build-up to Christmas. Want to attend a pantomime this festive season? Check out a comprehensive list on [...]

November 29th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Advent Arrives

Black Friday Sales

The day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA became known as Black Friday: the busiest shopping day of the year, with thousands of sale items up for grabs. Now the UK has Black Friday of its own - and there are sales aplenty across major department stores, electrical goods outlets, mobile phone providers and online [...]

November 28th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving

The holiday season in the United States starts in earnest today - it's Thanksgiving! Santa Claus arrives at the back of the wonderful Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to signal to the entire nation that Christmas is coming. Visit our November 27 calendar page to see what you might enjoy to watch this [...]

November 27th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving

Salford Sings

City of Salford Carol Service: Wednesday December 10 at 7.30pm. This annual delight is held at Salford Cathedral, Chapel Street and is free to enter – but by ticket only. Sing along to carols with the Greater Manchester Police Band. Local schoolchildren and the BBC Philharmonic also perform. Visit [email protected] to book. Also in Salford [...]

November 26th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Salford Sings

Christmas with the Fairey Band

December 4: “Christmas with The Fairey Band” at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester from 7.30pm (tickets £23 & £26). The award-winning brass band play such festive favourites as “White Christmas”, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Troika”. Posting Deadline December 3 is the last day for posting airmail packages (now known as International Standard packages) to New [...]

November 25th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Christmas with the Fairey Band

Get Santa – Movie Release

"Get Santa" - UK release date: December 5th 2014: The brilliant Jim Broadbent stars as Santa Claus, who needs the help of nine-year-old boy Tom and his Dad Steve to save Christmas when he ends up inside after a sleigh crash while his reindeer roam loose in London. Rafe Spall plays Steve, Kit Connor his son. [...]

November 24th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Get Santa – Movie Release

River Cottage: Use Your Christmas Loaf

Christmas Bread and Baking at River Cottage: We love River Cottage – especially at Christmas. On December 7th River Cottage’s bread guru Aidan Chapman hosts a day of baking at River Cottage, Trinity Hill, Axminster, Devon – including the creation of cranberry and yoghurt sourdough bread and Christmas mincemeat doughnuts. There’s more at Skipton Yuletide [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on River Cottage: Use Your Christmas Loaf