ON Christmas Day, while the rest of us were indulging in some low-level bickering over Monopoly, 13 people became so heartily sick of their other half they filed for divorce online. By New Year’s Day, that number had swelled to 455. They were all taking advantage of the new “fully digital” divorces that form part of a £1billion modernisation drive by the Ministry of Justice and enable couples to upload the relevant documentation, pay fees and, ultimately, end their marriage with the click of a few buttons. For those trapped in loveless or abusive unions, it is no doubt a welcome development. But for those just going through a bad patch, one wonders whether such instant scratching of a marital itch is a good thing. After all, the festive period can be sorely testing for even the strongest of relationships. The rest of the year we muddle along, suppressing minor irritations because we have to head off to work and realising that by the time we get home, we’ve … [Read more...] about Online divorce may work for some — but could simple things make your marriage work?
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THE festive season is almost upon us and with it comes those heartwarming Christmas films. We take a look at the top ten best ones and when you can catch them.... How can you watch your festive favourite films in 2018? Home Alone (1990) An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Starring: Macaulay Culkin Elf (2003) After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the Elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Starring: Will Ferrell You can can watch this movie on Amazon Prime Video. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Starring: James Stewart You can buy this movie now online through Google Play. Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) The Muppet … [Read more...] about Top 10 Christmas movies – which channels can you watch your festive favourite films on in 2018?
When Mark Morriss pays his annual Christmas visit to the city he can only hope – given that it’s indoors – that it will be a more pleasant performance experience for him than last time he was here. Mark was here with his band, Britpop heroes The Bluetones for the final day of Victorious Festival, or as the singer-songwriter puts it: ‘The day that washed away…’With gale force winds and practically horizontal rain for the early part of that Sunday, several stages were called off. But the main stage, where the band were due to play, was one of those kept going.‘It was surreal,’ Mark recalls. ‘It was a situation where in all honesty, it wasn’t the best for anybody there. The crowd aren’t getting much, and the bands aren’t able to give that much – the stage was under an inch of water - that’s why we we’re all stuck playing in a corner – it was the only dry area of … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays! Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss makes his annual trip to The Wedgewood Rooms
Christmas is a time for having fun with friends and family - and there's no better way to do than than dress up as one of your favourite festive characters. Plymouth Fancy Dress, on Armada Way, has the biggest collection of costumes in the city and knows everything there is about the most popular outfits this winter. From adult and child costumes, to hats and accessories which add the finishing touches, find it all here at an affordable price. Whether you're looking to dress up for a fun-filled day of festivities with your family, or you're heading to an adults-only party - whatever the occasion, Plymouth Fancy Dress has got you covered. To help you out, here are some of the most popular costumes available in-store and online. Adult costumes Ride a Reindeer Mascot Price: £29.99 Step into Christmas - and this funky costume - and make your friends giggle. The mascot comes with attached false legs which make it look as if Rudolph is giving you a piggy back. And the best bit is, it's … [Read more...] about 21 of the best Christmas fancy dress costumes for all ages
The generosity and selflessness of Scousers is legendary and this year has been no exception when it comes to them being there for others. Across Merseyside and beyond the people of Liverpool displayed incredible acts of kindness, generosity and bravery to help people they'd never met. The selfless acts by and for Scousers help restore faith in humanity and will make you even prouder to call this wonderful city home. We've put together a list of some of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery for 2018. Open homes for a stranded superfan Kind-hearted Scousers rushed to open their homes up to a 75-year-old superfan who was left stranded when his Liverpool to Kiev flight was cancelled last minute. Ernie Ashley, from Woolton, has supported Liverpool for 68 years, and this year's Champions League clash in May would have been his thirteenth European final . However, after receiving the devastating news that his flight to Kiev was cancelled he felt completely hopeless. Read More Random … [Read more...] about Amazing selfless acts that show why Scousers are the best people in the world