Working on Christmas Day? You"re not alone: Number of people at work on the big day jumps 78% in eight years

Working on Christmas Day You're not alone: Number of people at work on the big day jumps 78% in eight yearsA majority of Christmas workers are in service orientated industries such as hospitality NHS and social care make up the biggest group | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 18 December 2012 More people than ever are having to work on Christmas Day, according to a new study. Gone are the days when every shop was shut and the parish church was jammed with worshippers, as more staff are asked to forego their festive break.

Ready meals better for you than TV chefs recipe: Dishes created by star cooks Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson contain more calories than TV dinners

Ready meals ‘better for you than TV chef’s recipe’: Dishes created by star cooks contain more calories than TV dinners Health warnings should be on cooking programmes, say researchersStudy compared nutritional content of chefs' recipes and ready mealsNo meal met all of WHO’s recommendations for a balanced healthy meal | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 17 December 2012 If you feel guilty about eating a ready meal while watching TV chefs making something from scratch, don’t worry – your food’s probably healthier than theirs. Researchers say programmes from the likes of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson should carry health warnings or even be shown after the watershed, because the recipes contain hundreds more calories than TV dinners.