SHOWTIME: Jamie Mack, John Ward, Mark Rogan and Colin Smith of Grangetown's Backstreet Theatre, right, will perform as Il Divo in their coulourful pre-Christmas
show which will be held at Eston Institute
Now it has extended its pre-Christmas
orders deadline to 8pm on December 23 in the hope of beating last year's tally.
The Alnwick Lions charity fundraisers organised the festive visits round Alnwick and villages surrounding the historic Northumberland town, but an insurance wrangle has put a block on Santa's pre-Christmas
sleigh this year.
This is set to continue as increasingly canny consumers will be on the lookout for pre-Christmas
Retailers said they had offered bigger-than-usual discounts after suffering poor pre-Christmas
sales down around two per cent.
Gardai in a number of areas where pre-Christmas
poteen raids are an annual feature have revealed there isn't even a whisper of illicit activity.
The news will go some way to making up for a lacklustre pre-Christmas
period for John Lewis.
Woolies staff are in line for a pre-Christmas
windfall of around pounds 850.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade body representing retailers, said pre-Christmas
sales had been slower than normal.
FEARS that consumers are finally battening down the hatches rose yesterday after the CBI showed pre-Christmas
sales dipped for the first time in a decade.
Three one-day stoppages next month, and an overtime ban, are meant to hit the firm for the pre-Christmas
Departs 7 December 2013 2 days from PS89.00 Fantastic Value Holidays Scotland's historic capital offers a perfect pre-Christmas
mix of sights, shops and two fantastic Christmas markets - a traditional Highland Village selling the best of Scottish crafts and fare and an authentic German Market.