Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally join rest of Royal Family for belated Christmas celebration – just in time for annual pheasant shoot William and Kate arrived at Sandringham House early on Boxing DayCouple were driven 155 miles from Kate's new family homeKate joined husband for lunch at Wood Farm after he went hunting | UPDATED: 10:00 GMT, 28 December 2012 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally joined the rest of the Royal Family for a belated Christmas celebration, after choosing to spend the festive season with the Middleton family instead. William and Kate arrived at Sandringham House, the Queen’s private estate in Norfolk, early on Boxing Day just in time for Prince Philip’s annual pheasant shoot
Stamp of approval for Doctor's 50th: Royal Mail marks anniversary year with First Class celebration | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 26 December 2012 The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will be marked by a special set of stamps next year. The Royal Mail said 11 stamps will be issued on March 26, featuring each of the actors who have played the role of the Time Lord, ranging from the first Doctor, William Hartnell, to the current one, Matt Smith
Anger at Amazon starting its sale on Christmas Day, with critics claiming Christmas should remain a family occasionOnline retailers expect 307million of business on Tuesday aloneCritics have called for the sales to be postponed until Boxing DayRetailers are desperate to clear their stock and will unveil sales a day early | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 22 December 2012 Church leaders have warned that Christmas Day is in danger of becoming a ‘frenzy of bargain hunting’ after Amazon announced it is launching its sale on December 25.
Taxpayers fork out 27,000 for 425 guests to enjoy lavish three-course banquet in celebration of Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor A lavish banquet was thrown for new Birmingham Lord Mayor John Lines The authority has set up a committee to look at cutting costs next yearThe bill looks extravagant when compared to other major UK cities | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 18 December 2012 Welcome: Councillor John Lines the new Lord Mayor of Birmingham at his 27,000 Mayor-making ceremony in May A banquet to welcome a cash-strapped city's new Lord Mayor has cost the taxpayer a staggering 27,000.
Didn't like your holiday We don't care so shut up, jeered Thomson worker in foul-mouthed emails Gemma Fish spent more than 3,000 on a holiday to Mexico with her fianceShe complained to Thomson after she was disappointed with her hotel roomThomson rectified the situation but a month later Miss Fish received a series of abusive emailsThomson apologised and blamed a disgruntled employee for the emails | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 29 November 2012 Having spent more than 3,000 on a romantic holiday to Mexico, Gemma Fish and her fianc were devastated by the ‘prison cell’ room they were given.