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Queen gives all 1,500 Buckingham Palace employees a Tesco Christmas pudding

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According to the official website of the Royal Family, the Queen gives each member of her staff a Christmas pudding, a tradition started by her grandfather, George V. But that is not all. In addition to a Christmas pudding, employees throughout the Palaces, in the Court Post Office, and in the Palace police, also receive a greeting card from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as well. If this all sounds a tad frugal, it turns out it's actually even more so this year. In previous years, it was reported the monarch favoured puddings fro... Read More »

Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

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In Ireland, 79 pilots based in Dublin will strike for one day on 20 December. The airline, which does not recognise unions, said they represented about 28% of its Dublin-based captains. Meanwhile, Ryanair pilots and cabin crew in Italy plan to strike for four hours on 15 December. The airline said last week it would "ignore" the Italian move, claiming staff rarely heeded calls to walk out. Pilots based in Portugal and Germany also plan industrial action. Cockpit, the German pilots' union, said its Ryanair members would strike for better pay ... Read More »

Tesco to become home of most loved toys this Christmas


The retailer will today launch a price-checking initiative on hundreds of the UK’s most loved toys, to ensure customers can get everything they need under one roof this festive season. The initiative, which will price-check against Argos on a regular basis, means customers will benefit from market-leading prices both in store and online. Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said: “We’ve done a lot already to serve our shoppers better, but we’re always looking to do more. We want to take the hard work out of Christmas shopping and help our... Read More »

2015 North American Box Office Revenue for Christmas Weekend Poised to Be One of Best on Record


Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced this holiday weekend is poised to be one of the highest-earning Christmas weekends in North American box office history. Rentrak is the entertainment industry's premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, measuring movie and television content everywhere the consumer is watching including box office, multiscreen television and home video. Following the momentum already created by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" along with "A... Read More »

The Happy Honda Days Season is Upon Us! Get down to Lumberton Honda today!

1888PressRelease - At Lumberton Honda, we strive not only to make buying or leasing a new vehicle a pleasant and rewarding experience, but do our best to make your Honda ownership experience the very best we can. If there is anything our team can do to assist you at any time, let us know, and we'll hop to it! Fayetteville, NC - LUMBERTON, NC- The holiday shopping season is officially here! As shoppers rush home with their treasures we all have one thing in common; LOADS of presents to wrap! Never fear! Lumberton Honda is here! Stop by Lumber... Read More »

Snacks paired with tipples to make your Christmas drinks’ party stand out


But now, with the festive season soon upon us, Tesco has come up with a helping hand by launching the UK’s first nut and tortilla snack range with tipple recommendations on the packet. For instance, if you want to impress guests with, say, a salted caramel flavoured nut mix then Tawny Port would go well because its full-bodied fruitiness heightens the taste of the nuts. And if you wanted to offer BBQ flavour tortilla chips then the recommended pairing would be ruby ale as the smoky taste blends really well with the rich maltiness of the b... Read More »

Amazon Releases a Collection of Original Holiday Music Available Exclusively for Streaming on Prime Music with Indie for the Holidays


“We always want to deliver something special to our customers and Indie for the Holidays is the next great way we’re connecting customers with not only new, original holiday music but with amazing artists and bands that they may not have discovered yet,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We’re excited to follow last year’s popular All Is Bright holiday collection with songs from some of today’s best indie artists for customers to enjoy throughout the season.” “It’s been a really fun, unique experience working with Amazon an... Read More »

Feeling Lucky Today? Visit Bingo Barn, Bryan, TX


If you are looking for some exciting bingo games in Bryan, TX, Bingo Barn is the place for you. The renowned bingo hall offers a number of exhilarating bingo games to be played in a comfortable setting. Having offered numerous variations of bingo games and size able cash prizes, Bingo Barn has conveniently made its mark as one of the leading bingo halls in Bryan. Bingo Barn organizes various paper card and electronic bingo games for its players. The interiors of the bingo hall are appropriately designed to provide an enthralling gaming experie... Read More »

Halifax: Savings suffer as Christmas spending takes its toll


A third of savers (30%) added nothing to their savings in the final three months of the year A quarter of savers (26%) were forced to raid their savings in the same period to cover unexpected costs The average amount raided, at £1,405, was almost double the average total saved, £766 Saving vs. Raiding Four-fifths (81%) of British adults say that they have some form of savingsi currently, with the average balance stated at just below £18,000 (£17,945) for Q4 2014, this is significantly below the average for the same period the previous... Read More »

Halifax: Yule log ons – Christmas day no longer a banking holiday for many


More than one in ten active online banking customers checked their bank account on Christmas Day 71% of log ins are now on mobile and tablet devices Counting the cost of Christmas – 105 applications for credit cards and 215 applications for overdrafts made on Christmas Day There was also a significant increase in customers signing in using a mobile device. Of the customers who logged on on Christmas Day 9% were on a tablet, 62% were through mobile banking, and 22% via a desktop demonstrating the shift in customer behaviour to mobile digi... Read More »

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