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Project invites people to submit the strangest gift ideas

A Northern Quarter creative agency are asking people to submit their strangest gift ideas,to raise awareness for children’s charity Wood Street Mission

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Cookie cutter perfect biscuits

Perfect as an inexpensive yet thoughtful Christmas present

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Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Hilariously funny and another triumph for the Royal Shakespeare Company

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It’s competition time!

For your chance to win a Soap & Glory make-up kit enter the Mancunion’s competition!

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Why are Christmas adverts so effective?

Everyone loves Christmas adverts and can’t wait to watch them when they air on TV. Here’s Araddhna Patel on the potential reasons behind their success

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Festive season shopping got you frazzled?

If Christmas shopping fills you with dread and you’re left wanting to curl up under a blanket at the mere thought of braving the Arndale in December, we have the ultimate guide to avoiding shopping list related stress this year

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Deck the halls with budget holly

Shannon Winterbone points out the places you want to be heading to if you’re on a budget and looking for cheap ways to get your home ready for Christmas

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Retail staff, no need to be frosty!

Improve your Christmas by taking a positive approach to your role

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Happy holidays – where to get away this winter

Dashing through the snow? Here’s some top travel tips to ensure you have the happiest holidays this Christmas

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A guide to art over the Christmas break

Laura Joyce gives the breakdown to what’s on nationwide this Christmas

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Personalised packages: the perfect Christmas gift

December is almost here, and it’s time to start gathering ideas for those on your nice list…

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Take a break from social media over Christmas

Think about putting your phone down this Christmas and taking a break from social media — we promise it will make your festive season so much better