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Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Some see Christmas time as the ideal engagement season, with more questions being popped than Champagne corks.

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Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Book review: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Addicted to danger, TV reporter Alix Phillips dodges bullets and bombs to bring the most important news stories to the world.

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My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward

Book review: My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward

With interest in the Queen and Prince Philip at a new peak thanks to the hit TV series The Crown, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward brings us the real story of the marriage of the royal couple.

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The Girls from the Local by Rosie Archer

Book review: The Girls from the Local by Rosie Archer

As the Second World War reaches January of 1944, three young barmaids face a series of obstacles that will test their hopes and dreams for the future.

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Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor

Book review: Her Frozen Heart by Lulu Taylor

Two women, two parallel lives, 70 years apart… both hit by a terrible tragedy and both beset by secrets and lies.

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Impossible Inventions: Ideas that shouldnt work by Malgorzata Mycielska and Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski

Book reviews: The power of the imagination comes alive with Gecko Press

There is a distinctly international flavour to a colourful selection of new books this Christmas from the rather aptly named Gecko Press.
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Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert

Victoria set for snowy and opulent Christmas in first-look pictures

First-look pictures from the Victoria Christmas special reveal that viewers are in for a festive and luxurious treat, complete with a good coating of snow.

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There will be three TV specials

Some fans bound to be disappointed by League of Gentlemen reboot, warns creator

The return of The League Of Gentlemen may fail to win over existing fans, star and co-creator Reece Shearsmith has warned.

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Former factory boss Carla Connor (played by Alison King) who is to return to Coronation Street on December 22

Carla Connor set for Christmas return to Coronation Street

Fiery former factory boss Carla Connor is to return to Coronation Street just over 18 months after her departure.

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An ad campaign sent 21 miles above planet earth to promote the scenic locations where parts of the latest Star Wars film were shot

Star Wars is up, up and away as promotion billboard floats in space

Tourism chiefs in Ireland have launched a stratospheric ad campaign to highlight the island's key role in the latest Star Wars film.
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Amazon Fire stick users won’t be able to watch YouTube on their TV from January

A bust-up between Google and Amazon will mean that Amazon Fire and Amazon Echo Show users will be unable to watch YouTube on their TV - via their Amazon devices - from 1 January 2018.

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BBC Radio 2: Sounds of the Sixties by Phil Swern

Book review: BBC Radio 2: Sounds of the Sixties by Phil Swern

Were you, like me, one of the late Brian Matthew’s army of Avids?

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Book review: Brighter Days Ahead by Mary Wood

Book review: Brighter Days Ahead by Mary Wood

Two young women from opposite ends of England have both had a tough start in life but as the country battens down for a long war in 1940, will the conflict bring the chance for a new start?

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The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall

Book review: The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall

Parisian twins Florence and Romy Duchamps are bound to each other like an umbilical cord… but can their love survive secrets, tragedy and a shocking betrayal as France edges towards war?

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Quentin Blakes A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Book reviews: A Christmas classic and a feast of festive fun

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is brought to glorious life by a favourite children’s illustrator as the countdown to the big day ushers in a sparkling selection of magical new books.

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Pauline Quirke as Sharon, Linda Robson as Tracey and Lesley Joseph as Dorien

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a dose of Birds Of A Feather

After a jaunt to sunnier climes last year, 2017's special sees our favourite trio back to causing havoc in their native Essex. Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph tell Francesca Gosling about their festive reunion, friendships and the longevity of the ITV show

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When you have the rare telepathic ability to read peoples minds, your adversaries hardly stand a chance

Book review: Hunt You Down by Christopher Farnsworth

When you have the rare telepathic ability to read people’s minds, your adversaries hardly stand a chance…

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Our Friend Victoria - Christmas Special will air on BBC One

Victoria Wood's finest festive moments to be honoured in Christmas special

Late comedian Victoria Wood will be honoured in a Christmas special programme remembering her finest festive moments.

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Rovers, Queen Vic or Woolpack.. What's your poison?

What's happening in the soaps this Christmas?

Christmas is just around the corner, bringing with it plenty of drama in soapland.
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