Bouremouth news

Christmas Day TV Audience Contest Winner Revealed

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special proved to be an audience success, claiming the most viewers outside of the Queen’s festive message. The Strictly Special, which was won by pop star Anne-Marie, was watched by an average of 5.8 million viewers, according to BBC overnight figures. The 30-year-old singer and …

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8 tips for stress-free Christmas dinner

While Christmas Day is supposed to be full of joy and laughter, many of us can find happy memories overshadowed by the stress of making Christmas dinner. Make a plan, and follow it The easiest way to take the stress out of Christmas cooking is to be organized. As Christmas …

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London shoppers’ footfall collapses ahead of Christmas amid Omicron spread

The number of Christmas shoppers in central London has fallen by more than a quarter from pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest figures. The West End saw footfall drop 27% on Tuesday compared to the same day in 2019, the New West End Company reported. The figures were nevertheless 10% …

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Grant Shapps: government ‘wastes no time’ by starting rail improvements

The government is “wasting no time” by starting work to transform rail services in the Midlands and the North, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Electrification work on the Midland main line between Kettering, Northamptonshire and Market Harborough, Leicestershire will begin on Thursday, the Cabinet minister said. This is part …

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Voters go to the polls for Chile’s presidential election

Chileans will go to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president following a polarizing campaign between a brand of the free market compared to Donald Trump and a former millennial student protest leader who is committed to fighting inequality. Jose Antonio Kast, a lawmaker who is used to …

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Over 860 new Covid cases in BCP and Dorset

MORE than 860 new cases of Covid have been confirmed in Dorset in the past day, according to the latest figures. A total of 865 new infections were recorded in the BCP and Dorset Council areas within 24 hours until 4 p.m. on Friday 17 December. Of these, 520 were …

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Arsenal enter top four at West Ham’s expense

Arsenal replaced West Ham in the Premier League top four after beating them 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe. Martinelli gave the Gunners the lead three minutes after the start of the second half before West Ham was reduced to 10 …

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New Forest food basket company is our trader of the week

LA New Forest and the regions surrounding it are home to a multitude of independent food and beverage producers, as well as a company that selects their wares for baskets. The Forest Foodie recently won two Brilliance in Business Awards from the New Forest Business Partnership, where it was named …

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Tributes to The Call Center star Nev Wilshire

Tributes were paid to businessman and reality TV star Nev Wilshire after his death. Mr Wilshire rose to prominence as the boss of the Swansea Call Center on the BBC Three reality series The Call Center, which aired between 2013 and 2014. The fly-on-the-wall documentary series followed the ups and …

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