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Drunken holiday injuries for middle-aged, not just for teenagers

Middle-aged Brits are just as likely to end up with drunken injuries on holiday as youngsters, a new study has revealed. While teenagers and twenty-somethings are thought to be the biggest culprits for drunken antics abroad, those in their late thirties and forties are suffering their fair share of mishaps after enjoying too much sangria [...]


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The ‘twice in a lifetime’ holiday – one in three have returned to their ‘once in a lifetime’ destination

Once-in-a-lifetime holidays are becoming twice-in-a-lifetime breaks – with a large percentage of British travellers returning to worldwide destinations they fell in love with first time round. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 2,000 adults who holiday regularly, found 75% have revisited a city, country or resort at least once. And 31% have already chosen [...]


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Brits spend three times longer planning a holiday than they do enjoying it

Brits spend more time planning and researching their holiday than they do actually enjoying it, new research has revealed. The average holidaymaker will spend a total of 18 days planning their whole holiday – but just SIX days having fun. Researchers found the average person will book themselves a 10 night break abroad, with many [...]


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Lumpy gravy tops the list of common Christmas Dinners mishaps

Six million Brits will sit down to a ruined dinner this Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and soggy vegetables mean more than one in ten adults face an unappetizing festive meal this year. Lumpy gravy, burnt or overcooked turkey, forgetting to put something into the oven and [...]


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Saturday 7th December – the day festive stress strikes

Tomorrow (Sat Dec 7) is the day when festive stress strikes – amid fears we won’t get everything done in time for Christmas Day. A study found millions of us will start the weekend waking in a panic over the sheer amount of work still required to get in everything in place. The figures show [...]


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The Christmas Checklist – mum does 24 jobs, dad just 5

Mums are responsible for 24 jobs over the Christmas period while dads get away with doing just five, a survey has revealed. Researchers found that mums take on everything from sorting gift lists and buying presents to decorating the tree and preparing Christmas dinner. Wrapping presents, writing cards, buying in the festive food and drink [...]


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Average child’s Christmas list hits £900 this year

The average child’s Christmas wish list contains toys and gadgets worth close to £900 this year, a study has revealed. Researchers found that the average youngster spends two days compiling their Christmas wish list of the goodies they want receive from Father Christmas. The long list of toys and games, including dolls houses, bikes and [...]


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Death of the bucket and spade – children want more from holidays

The traditional ‘bucket and spade’ family holiday is a thing of the past, a new study has revealed. Parents are turning away from the conventional beach holiday to cater for their children’s short attention spans, love of video games and need for constant stimulation. Ahead of the October half-term, the study found six out of [...]


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The ‘dream’ honeymoon now features ‘adrenaline-fuelled activities’ alongside sun and sand (INFOGRAPHIC)

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The traditional romantic beach honeymoon is becoming a thing of the past, with newlyweds now seeking a mix of relaxation – and adrenaline-fuelled activities, it has emerged. The trend was revealed from a study which found an increase in the number of couples who want more than sun, sea and sand from their first holiday [...]


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The perfect flight – First Class upgrade, Skyfall on screen (and chicken cooked by Jamie Oliver)

The perfect long-haul flight would have Prince William at the controls, David Walliams as head of cabin crew and involve an upgrade to First Class, according to a new poll. The ideal meal would be chicken cooked by Jamie Oliver and served 48 minutes after the ideal take-off time of 10.45am. Free champagne would be [...]


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