Tis the season to be dumped! New trend for "Turkey Dropping" sees number of couples breaking up soar over Christmas

Tis the season to be dumped! New trend for 'Turkey Dropping' sees number of couples breaking up soar over Christmas | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 25 December 2012 It should be the season of glad tidings and goodwill to all men, but it seems there is an increasing – and most unfestive – new holiday tradition of pre-Christmas breakups. In the U.S. the phenomenon has been nicknamed the 'turkey drop', to describe a break-up that happens between Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November) and 25 December.

Secret letters reveal how Vanessa Redgrave nearly became the Archbishop"s stepmother

Secret letters reveal how Vanessa Redgrave nearly became the Archbishop's stepmotherActress was 23 when she accepted the proposal of Gavin Welby in 1960Mr Welby was twice her age, divorced and father to Justin WelbyThe future Archbishop previously admitted he knew little about his father | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 Vanessa Redgrave came close to marrying the roguish father of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, secret letters have revealed.

Downton vs the Midwife at Christmas: ITV and BBC dramas will clash in big day"s rating battle

Downton vs the Midwife at Christmas: ITV and BBC dramas will clash in big day's rating battle The two shows are due to overlap for 15 minutes on Christmas Day Call the Midwife's 75-minute festive special is due to start at 8pm, while Downton Abbey will be broadcast at 9pm | UPDATED: 01:29 GMT, 27 November 2012 Get set to press record. Two of our favourite TV shows could be battling it out on Christmas Day. At 8pm, Call the Midwife fans will settle down to watch a 75-minute festive special on BBC1