Choosing Christmas gifts for little ones can be a tough task, depending on their age and interests, but getting it right is worth it, just to see their tiny faces light up with joy. Here, FEMAIL has selected a range of must-buy presents suitable for newborns, right up to teenagers, with favourite characters including Peppa Pig, the Paw Patrol gang and Frozen's Elsa and Anna all in the mix. From the Thai-style anklet loved by Amal Clooney, to a 15ft trampoline, these gifts are guaranteed to puts smiles on little faces come Christmas morning. UNDER £50 JoJo Maman Bébé Macarons Set £10 Perfect for a pretend kids’ tea party. This assortment of six macarons is painted in pretty pastel shades to create beautiful treats - a great addition to any play kitchen or nursery. Let little ones serve up a treat for mum or dad in the little box with a sliding lid. 3+ Shop Paw Patrol Giant Floor Puzzle £10 A giant, electronic and … [Read more...] about Santa Claus IS coming to town! From a 15ft trampoline to Disney goodies, FEMAIL reveals the presents that will make Christmas magical for kids (with prices starting at just £10)
What to bring on a road trip
A third body has been discovered close to where Australian man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were murdered in British Colombia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed the information today saying it is unclear if the two scenes are related. Officers were called to a truck fire south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37 when a passing motorist told them they had just seen what they believed to be a body at a nearby Highway pullout. Attending officers located the body of a deceased male and a separate investigation has now commenced. Chilling new details have been released about the grisly murder of Mr Fowler and Chynna Deese, 24, after they were found dead on the side of a Canadian highway on Monday. The couple were driving to a cattle ranch in British Columbia, in the country's west, when their car reportedly broke down on the side of the Alaska Highway. Scroll down for video Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese (centre) are … [Read more...] about Revealed: Australian man and his partner were mutilated in grisly murder after their van broke down in Canada – as police find another body near the crime scene
It was a cold December day in 1994. The plane from Birmingham landed in Split, Croatia. According to plan, the international stars were to be flown to besieged Sarajevo with UN helicopters, play a concert and get out again. But things didn't quite work that smoothly. Eight or nine hours went by without them moving from the airport. "A Royal Air Force official showed us a map of Bosnia and Herzegovina and explained what was really going on. The extent of the war was unimaginable," recalls Bruce Dickinson, singer of the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden, on a solo tour and then among the passengers. Should they leave without doing the concert? No way. But no one knew when they would get moving. Finally, a couple of bright yellow trucks decorated with the cartoon character Road Runner parked in front of the airport. They were drivers from The Serious Road Trip, a humanitarian organization dedicated to bringing entertainment to people in crisis zones. The musicians could travel with … [Read more...] about A heavy metal soundtrack to war: ‘Scream for me, Sarajevo’
Five years ago, to take a walk along the embankment of the Moscow river, south-west of the Kremlin, would have been a miserable affair – through the depressing, weed-strewn expanse of Gorky Park, navigating pot-holed roads and dodging stray dogs. Now, it is a very different experience. The waterfront has been redeveloped and the park totally remodelled – it is now packed with families strolling in the summer sunshine or skating on its frozen paths, depending on the time of year. Along the way, all manner of eateries and coffee shops cater to newly acquired tastes; people on bikes speed past in the cycle lanes. Unlike the jarring, ruthless, civilisational changes of the 1990s, the changes to Moscow over the past five years were almost imperceptible on a month-to-month basis. But taken cumulatively, they have resulted in the emergence of a very different city; one that is eminently more liveable. “What we have seen in the past few years is a change of tone, of the … [Read more...] about Is the ‘Moscow experiment’ over?