Playing board games this Christmas could spread Covid, says SAGE

Playing board games this Christmas could spread Covid, says SAGE

SAGE experts have warned that playing board games this Christmas could help spread the coronavirus, while singing and karaoke are also risky. Hugging, kissing, and handshakes should all be avoided – according to a new paper from the experts advising the government. And the scientists have provided advice on how to reduce the risk of … Read more

Where could change tier before Christmas according to Government chart

Where could change tier before Christmas according to Government chart

The government has published a chart showing which areas in the country are close to the boundary between layers – meaning they can go down or up before Christmas. On Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed that 99 percent of England has been placed in Tier Two or Tier Three. Those areas have tighter restrictions, … Read more

Would free parking boost high streets in run-up to Christmas?

Would free parking boost high streets in run-up to Christmas?

Municipalities have been urged to scrap parking fees at Christmas to boost shopping streets – and to stop clusters of drivers around ticket machines. The AA believes that starting Dec. 14, free parking would help revive “beleaguered shops and street merchants” amid the surge in online transactions following the coronavirus pandemic. It also warned that … Read more

Christmas number one 2020 contenders listed by Official Charts Company

Christmas number one 2020 contenders listed by Official Charts Company

Liam Gallagher, Jess Glynne, Matt Lucas and Robbie Williams are reportedly among the contenders for this year’s Christmas number one. The Official Charts Company has put the acts on the list of challengers for the festive top position of 2020. Former Oasis star Gallagher is on the list of All You’re Dreaming Of, while Glynne’s … Read more

Rumours of praying mantis eggs on Christmas trees doing the rounds

Rumours of praying mantis eggs on Christmas trees doing the rounds

A Facebook post warning people to check their real Christmas trees for walnut-sized clumps preying on mantis eggs is back this year. A previous Christmas season’s viral Facebook post is being re-shared as a warning, after a man says he found two of the bushes on his tree and advised others on the best way … Read more

GMB Doctor – 'No scientific basis' to Christmas bubble plan

GMB Doctor - 'No scientific basis' to Christmas bubble plan

According to the GP on Good Morning Britain, the plan to allow households to mix over the Christmas period has ‘no scientific basis’. Medical expert Dr. Amir Khan spoke with presenters Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway a day after the new tier system for England was announced by Secretary of Health Matt Hancock and Prime … Read more

Family get racist letter from 'Santa' over black inflatable Father Christmas

Black inflatable Santa

A family in the United States received a racist message full of hatred after putting a black inflatable Santa Claus in their front yard prior to the holidays. The Christmas decorations in Chris Kennedy’s garden in North Little Rock, Arkansas, also had a sign that read, “In this house we believe: black lives matter, women’s … Read more

Dad's 'evil' Christmas Grinch prank backfires as crying kids 'scarred for life'

Christmas Grinch joke

A dad’s Christmas joke with his kids went horribly wrong after dressing in a Grinch outfit in a viral video. Cody Serrao was accused of ‘scarring’ his two children for life after dressing up as the green monster and ripping their decorations from their Tyngsboro, Massachusetts home. A clip of the stunt was posted to … Read more

Steps you must take to see your family safely at Christmas

Steps you must take to see your family safely at Christmas

Many scientists and public health experts questioned the Christmas plans that will enable families to get together. But some have provided tips on how families can visit their loved ones in the safest possible way. While there will never be “no risk”, people can take steps to reduce the chance of infecting and spreading the … Read more

Advice issued about risk of Covid from Christmas cards and gifts

Advice issued about risk of Covid from Christmas cards and gifts

Advice has been given to those concerned about the risk of coronavirus through Christmas cards and presents. It’s the time of year when we all start collecting the envelopes and parcels – if we haven’t already. But with the pandemic, many today look at the world a little differently. People are encouraged to clean surfaces … Read more