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What exactly is Twelfth Night – and when should I take my decorations down?

What exactly is Twelfth Night – and when should I take my decorations down?

Tonight is Twelfth Night, which falls on January 5, as it is traditionally the night before the Twelfth Day of Christmas. It marks the coming of the Epiphany when the Three Wise Men were said to arrive at the stable where Jesus was born.

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VIDEO: Dewsbury Town Hall’s Christmas concert

VIDEO: Dewsbury Town Hall’s Christmas concert

Schoolchildren took part in a Christmas concert at Dewsbury Town Hall alongside professional vocalists and musicians from Opera North.

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Toy bonus for poorly kids

Toy bonus for poorly kids

A thoughtful family have sent some to Christmas joy to children who will be spending time in hospital this Christmas and New Year, with a big toy collection.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

15 weird and wonderful Christmas food and drink facts

Fancy a festive family bucket this Christmas?In Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken has become something of a Yule tide tradition for