Jump in music fees charged by record companies threatens village hall dance and aerobics classes

Jump in music fees charged by record companies threatens village hall dance and aerobics classes Record companies planning hike in rates charged to amateur dance classesInstructors currently pay annual fee but will change to payment per sessionFears that community classes could be wiped out as obesity threat rises By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 5 January 2013 Aerobics, fitness and Zumba classes held in village halls are under threat over plans for massive increases to the fees charged by record companies for the right to play music. Currently, instructors play a flat annual fee for a licence to play music in their classes

Boom in online night shopping: New parents fuel rise in purchases between midnight and 6am

Boom in online night shopping: New parents fuel rise in purchases between midnight and 6am The number of baby products sold overnight has rocketed by 78 per centMany 'shopturnals' are new parents kept awake by their children | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 11 December 2012 While others are asleep, more and more of us are ‘shopturnals’ – shopping online between midnight and 6am. Many of these shoppers are new parents who are kept awake by their babies.

Festive family adorn Bristol home with 20,000 Christmas lights display featuring reindeer, Santas and even a snow machine

Festive family adorn their home with 20,000 Christmas lights display featuring reindeer, Santas and even a snow machine Twin brothers Paul and Lee Brailsford have decorated house for 16 yearsWallace and Gromit turned on 2012 display which costs 450 a day to run | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 A grandmother's semi-detached house has been transformed into a winter wonderland after her builder sons spent weeks decorating it with tens of thousands of Christmas lights.