Pupils provide food and presents for needy children

Ponteland High School students have once again been very generous with donated items for their Christmas hampers.

Faster internet speed gift for village residents

Struggling for a Christmas present for your Gran? Take her for a meal or to the theatre

The 20 biggest-selling Christmas number 1s of all-time

The perfect Christmas dinner place settings

Dressing the table for Christmas celebrations is as important as the menu and the guest list, here are some ways to set the right toneFestive

Christmas decorations can create a winter wonderland at home

From retro decorations to those inspired by the latest interior trends, we take a look at how to turn your home into a winter wonderland this

Make an impression with your Christmas gift wrapping

Handy hints on how to perfect present presentation First impressions count and it is just as true when it comes to gift giving. Here’s

Keeping safe at Christmas

Avoid common Christmas health hazards this year with this guide to staying safeWith the Christmas meal usually involving several saucepans

Duck Christmas tradition with a different bird as your centrepiece

Duck is a great festive alternative to turkey... and has fewer calories and fat than chickenDuck is a fantastic dish and a great festive alternative

Try this seasonal recipe: Shredded sprout salad three ways by Gizzi Erskine

Brussels sprouts often get a bad name, but Gizzi Erskine, author of Season’s Eatings, is determined to put the quintessential Christmas

Make a gingerbread tree

A gorgeous gingerbread centre piece for you to make. Simple yet impressive!This biscuit tree is so simple yet it looks so impressive. A little

Take the stress out of the Christmas food prep

Kirstie Paton looks at the best ready prepared seasonal food dishes available in store this yearTo start Waitrose Treacle Smoked Salmon, £4.99

Embrace Scandinavian men's fashion styles this winter

It’s not so grim up north, earn from the best and in these warm and practical yet on trend men's stylesWarm Jumpers   

Try Northern climes for winter fashion inspiration

The fashion houses keep returning to Scandinavia for winter inspiration, but there’s more to the Nordic countries than dodgy Christmas

Practical magic, the cutest kids clothes under the tree this Christmas

When kids’ clothing doesn’t put comfort first it’s a recipe for complaints. Check out these stylish outfits that don’t

Be a man about town this Christmas opulent style

A  luxury style to keep you a class apart this winter The Suit Silver grey trousers, £29.99, Silver grey two tone blazer

Top toy choices this Christmas

Bring joy to the children in your life with the latest kids’ toysBuild your own funGo crazy on the Roller Coaster at the Lego Friends

Teen Christmas gifts to lighten the mood

Older kids (or young at heart grown-ups) can be a challenge to buy for at the best of times. Strike the right tone with these  presentsPlush Pusheen

Top book gifts for Christmas 2016

Take a leaf out of our book, re-issued classics, colouring books and biographies are set to be big hits again this Christmas. There’s

Great Christmas gifts for the green-fingered gardener

Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow Glass terrariumsTent Mirrored Base Terrarium, £16.00 and  Peak Mirrored Base Terrarium,

How to be a pantomime dame

Whether it’s Auntie May, Mother Goose or Widow Twanky, whichever dame is your favourite, legendary pantomime dame Allan Stewart has probably

Christmas around the world

Ah, the traditional British Christmas.... you know how it is. On Christmas Eve, the stockings go up and the kids are early to bed. Some time

Christmas traditions around the world

Ah, the traditional British Christmas.... you know how it is. On Christmas Eve, the stockings go up and the kids are early to bed. Some time