Camp Bastion: At your Royal service: Prince Harry to dish up Christmas dinner to junior soldiers in Afghanistan

At your Royal service: Prince Harry to dish up Christmas dinner to junior soldiers in Afghanistan It is a tradition for officers to serve lower ranks their meal on Christmas DayThird in line has offered to take help out by carving turkey at Camp Bastion | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 22 December 2012 Prince Harry is to add some royal cheer to festive celebrations at Camp Bastion by serving up Christmas lunch. The third in line has offered to take help out by carving a huge turkey to dish out to hundreds of junior soldiers at Camp Bastion

Christmas 2012: Inside the vast Royal Mail depot that is dealing with half a million presents a day

That's Christmas sorted: Inside the vast Royal Mail depot that is dealing with half a million presents a dayGiant temporary facility will sort four million parcels in the run-up to ChristmasBoom in online shopping is behind spike in demandMore than 300 seasonal staff will handle deluge of post | UPDATED: 19:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 Here's where Christmas is sorted on a giant scale – a massive postal centre dealing with half a million parcels a day. The giant temporary facility has been set up to handle the avalanche of online shopping over the festive period. More than 300 seasonal staff have been taken on to run the sorting centre in Swindon, Wiltshire – one of eight set up by the Royal Mail around Britain.

Tis the season for cheesy photos as Cameron and Miliband pose for their Christmas cards (but Clegg opts for Santa)

Tis the season for cheesy photos as Cameron and Miliband pose for their Christmas cards (but Clegg opts for Santa) Tory and Labour leaders select snaps of themselves for official greetingPM is pictured with wife Sam and the Olympic torch on the steps of No. 10Ed Miliband looks relaxed in family portrait with wife Justine and two sonsNick Clegg picked a festive collage featuring Father Christmas and a snowman by a patient at Sheffield Children's Hospital | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 8 December 2012 It's unlikely to win a gold with those who like their Christmas cards 'traditional'. But as the winter chill bites, David and Samantha Cameron's seasonal greetings remind us that there were a few days of sunshine this year

Call the Midwife gives way to Downton Abbey in Christmas TV battle

Midwives give way to Downton in Christmas TV battle: Shows will no longer clash after BBC moves festive special start time | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 5 December 2012 It may be the season of goodwill, but when it comes to Christmas TV schedules it seems the broadcasters are determined to fight for the best slot. The BBC has been forced to move Call the Midwife festive special back to 7.30pm in a bid to avoid a clash with Downton Abbey

Midwives give way to Downton in Christmas TV battle: Shows will no longer clash after BBC moves festive special start time

Midwives give way to Downton in Christmas TV battle: Shows will no longer clash after BBC moves festive special start time | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 5 December 2012 It may be the season of goodwill, but when it comes to Christmas TV schedules it seems the broadcasters are determined to fight for the best slot. The BBC has been forced to move Call the Midwife festive special back to 7.30pm in a bid to avoid a clash with Downton Abbey. ITV1 had originally scheduled its two hour Christmas special for 9pm, while it was thought the BBC wanted to run its 75 minute show at 8pm

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman?

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 4 December 2012 Jeremy Paxman announces sneeringly on BBC2’s Newsnight: ‘A statement today announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant. We won’t mention that again though, I promise.’ Why is he so snotty Jeremy was happy to accept royalties for his 2006 book On Royalty, praising our constitutional monarchy, and he has been a house guest of the Prince of Wales.