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Eco Tea Advent Calendars – Teapigs' Christmas Tea Advent Calendar is 100% Plastic Free (TrendHunter.com)

Tea lovers look forward to the tradition of purchasing a Christmas tea advent calendar to count the days in December and Teapigs makes a tea-filled advent calendar that’s also eco-friendly. The plastic-free advent calendar shares an assortment of teas in a way that is mindful of packaging waste. Behind the doors of the advent calendar,… Continue reading Eco Tea Advent Calendars – Teapigs' Christmas Tea Advent Calendar is 100% Plastic Free (TrendHunter.com)

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European nations plan cautious easing of lockdowns for Christmas

For the second time this year, policymakers from Dublin to Rome are preparing to release Covid-19 lockdowns – and ‘save Christmas’ for the family reunions of 500 million Europeans. Except this time they avoid calling it a reopening. The restrictions put in place in late October across Europe are starting to bear fruit, with a… Continue reading European nations plan cautious easing of lockdowns for Christmas

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Boris Johnson to outline Christmas Covid rules

Boris Johnson will on Sunday outline plans for families to see each other at Christmas alongside a tougher three-tiered regional coronavirus strategy for England, which will come into effect after the national lockdown ends on December 2.  Cabinet ministers are expected to discuss and sign off on the Covid Winter Plan on Sunday, and Mr… Continue reading Boris Johnson to outline Christmas Covid rules

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UK Covid-19 data give hope for relaxed restrictions over Christmas

New data suggest a levelling-off in the rate at which coronavirus is spreading in the UK, buoying hopes that families might be able to mix at Christmas as the government prepares to outline its strategy for England after the lockdown ends on December 2. The UK government will next week continue discussions with the devolved… Continue reading UK Covid-19 data give hope for relaxed restrictions over Christmas

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Europe’s retailers fret over crucial Christmas period as lockdowns bite

At this time of year, Jens Begeschke was normally preparing to sell his range of handmade paper lanterns to glühwein-drinking customers at dozens of Christmas markets across Germany. But the second wave of coronavirus infections and lockdowns led to the cancellation of nearly all of Germany’s 3,000 party markets, destroying Mr Begeschke’s plans and casting… Continue reading Europe’s retailers fret over crucial Christmas period as lockdowns bite

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UK retail sales rise in October thanks to early Christmas shoppers

UK shoppers unexpectedly increased spending in October as they brought forward Christmas shopping ahead of November’s closure of most non-essential retailers. UK retail sales rose for the sixth consecutive month, increasing 1.2 per cent in October, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. October’s monthly increase was much stronger than the no-change… Continue reading UK retail sales rise in October thanks to early Christmas shoppers

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Looser Christmas Covid rules will carry cost, warn scientists

Further restrictions may be needed before and after Christmas if coronavirus measures are loosened over the festive period, government scientific advisers warned on Wednesday, as ministers prepare to outline new rules in England ahead of the due end of lockdown on December 2. Prof Susan Hopkins, an infectious diseases adviser at Public Health England, said… Continue reading Looser Christmas Covid rules will carry cost, warn scientists

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Festively Themed Breakfast Cereals – The Cap'n Crunch Christmas Crunch Cereal is Limited-Edition (TrendHunter.com)

The Cap’n Crunch Christmas Crunch cereal is being launched by the brand as a limited-edition breakfast option for consumers to pick up this year when looking for a flavorful way to enhance their morning meal. The cereal is made with a base of original Cap’n Crunch cereal that has been infused with pieces of red… Continue reading Festively Themed Breakfast Cereals – The Cap'n Crunch Christmas Crunch Cereal is Limited-Edition (TrendHunter.com)

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UK retailers face biggest test as Christmas goes online

Percy and Penny will be working all hours this month and next, but they will not be earning overtime. Each of the two “autobagging” machines at Marks and Spencer’s Donington distribution centre — named after the retailer’s trademark pig sweets — allows staff to pack 1,000 items an hour; three times as many as they… Continue reading UK retailers face biggest test as Christmas goes online

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: Europe may have a merrier Christmas than the U.S., according to JPMorgan. Here’s why

As the U.S. struggles with record levels of cases and hospitalizations in a resurgence of the deadly coronavirus, in the old world of Europe, countries have been fending off round two of COVID-19 for weeks. And the lockdowns and restrictions that have been imposed in the U.K., Germany, Italy and elsewhere, will likely allow for… Continue reading : Europe may have a merrier Christmas than the U.S., according to JPMorgan. Here’s why