News archive from 25 December 2014, page 1

Tsunami Mum's Grave Choice: Which Son To Save?

Tsunami Mum's Grave Choice: Which Son To Save?

Ten years after the devastating tsunami in southeast Asia, an Australian mum has been recounting the trauma she faced when she had to make an unimaginable decision: which of her two young sons to save when the wave hit. Jillian Searle was on holiday...

 
The seven stages of Christmas leftovers

The seven stages of Christmas leftovers

Over Christmas, you do not need a calendar or even a clock. You can tell what day it is just by looking at what you are eating and, particularly, how you are dealing with the leftovers. For a week, all bets are off, as day-to-day eating habits are...

 
Diamond day double delight

Diamond day double delight

Two couples who were married in the same church on the same day have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversaries together. Barrie and Ann Allgood, from Hutton Cranswick, and Bill and Jean Wallace, from Wetwang, had a double wedding ceremony at...

 

Middle aged 'drinking less often'

A decline in drinking among middle-aged people over the past decade could be caused by isolation as well as a growing awareness of the dangers of alcohol, research has suggested. A study published this week which looked at 4,500 people over the age of...

 
Pope Ushers In Xmas And Calls Iraqi Refugees

Pope Ushers In Xmas And Calls Iraqi Refugees

Pope Francis has celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St Peter's Basilica and a phone call to Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Islamic State fighters. He called on all religious leaders to unambiguously condemn attacks on...

 
Prediction Time: Who Will Win What In 2015?

Prediction Time: Who Will Win What In 2015?

Hands up if you thought this time last year Brazil were heading for a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat? Or that an 18-year-old Aussie whose name would have meant nothing to you over your turkey would knock the stuffing out of Rafael Nadal on Centre...

 

Cuba inches toward transparency, seeking investment and credit

The government revealed a healthy current account surplus of $1 billion (0.64 billion pounds) for 2014, supported by remittances and the re-export of oil that it receives on favourable terms from Venezuela, its closest ally. An estimate of foreign...

Reuters, 00:41 in Business
 

Middle aged 'drinking less often'

A decline in drinking among middle-aged people over the past decade could be caused by isolation as well as a growing awareness of the dangers of alcohol, research has suggested. A study published this week which looked at 4,500 people over the age of...

 

EXCLUSIVE: 'Pretty much anything goes' Sarah Beeny gives her festive dating tips

When it comes to the festive season happily-married Sarah has loads of top tips for dating from dates in the pub to long walks in the park. Speaking exclusively to the Daily Express Online, businesswoman Beeny revealed the office party is a great...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Lee Mead talks Christmas Day, his daughter Betsy and panto

The 33-year-old is a proud to daughter Betsy with his former wife Denise Van Outen - and the pair are sharing responsibility for the four-year-old on Christmas Day. Speaking exclusively to the Daily Express Online, Lee revealed he's only got one day...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Mel C reveals all about her plans for a Spice-y Christmas

Mel, who shot to fame alongside Victoria Beckham in the 1990s, chatted to the Daily Express Online about her plans for the festive season - revealing family Christmases at the Chisholm household aren't that quiet. She said: "It will be a family...

 
Sunderland v Hull City: Team news and preview

Sunderland v Hull City: Team news and preview

Team news for the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at the Stadium of Light on Friday, December 26, 2014 (kick-off 3pm). Hull city team news STEVE Bruce will be without almost £30m worth of signings as Hull City go in search of a...

 

Shares mostly flat ahead of holiday; oil slips

Oil prices resumed declines after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a large build in U.S. crude stockpiles. Analysts had expected a seasonal draw, and the report fed worries about a supply glut. The latest U.S. data buoyed shares and...

Reuters, 00:51 in Business
 
Cocos Islands brace for category one cyclone

Cocos Islands brace for category one cyclone

Destructive winds gusting up to 150km/h and heavy rain could batter the Cocos Keeling Islands on Christmas and Boxing Day as tropical cyclone Kate moves south-west. The category one cyclone is estimated to be 140km north-east of the islands and is...

 
WWI Diary Reveals Truth Of Christmas Truce

WWI Diary Reveals Truth Of Christmas Truce

It might be one of the few celebrated events of the First World War, but evidence shows the Christmas Truce wasn't universally followed along the Western Front. A World War One diary, never displayed in public before, has revealed that fighting...

 


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