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BOOK EXTRACT: Christmas in Mamparalanga

City Press journalist Sizwe sama Yende has published a book on his years of investigating corruption in Mpumalanga under the premiership of David Mabuza. In this edited extract, he recounts a famous attempt to bribe him. Eerie Assignment: A journalist’s nightmare in Mpumalanga by Sizwe sama Yende Lesedi House Publishers 372 pages R250 On Friday, December 3 2010, I struck ... Read More »

Christmas bills: Fight over holiday display costs taxpayers $450,000

Plantation Councilman Jerry Fadgen wants an attorney who specializes in legal bills to study invoices in a lawsuit over the Hyatt family’s Christmas display. A symbol of Christmas joy has turned into a nearly half-million-dollar legal bill for Plantation taxpayers. The city last year lost its lawsuit against a couple over a massive Christmas display, but its legal fees amounted ... Read More »

‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical Set at Fox

The production, which will air this December, will be based on the Broadway musical version of the beloved film of the same name, about a Midwestern boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The film has achieved cult status since its release in 1983, with TBS annually airing a 24-hour marathon of ... Read More »

Christmas bills: Fight over holiday display costs taxpayers $450,000

A symbol of Christmas joy has turned into a nearly half-million-dollar legal bill for Plantation taxpayers. The city last year lost its lawsuit against a couple over a massive Christmas display, but its legal fees amounted to as much as $450,000. FROM OUR PARTNERS: International Travel Has Changed: What You Need to Know Pause Unmute Current Time0:02 / Duration Time2:11 ... Read More »

You can now stay overnight at “A Christmas Story” house

CLEVELAND (FOX 32 News) – The house featured in the 1983 holiday film “A Christmas Story” is now accepting overnight guests. The home, located in Cleveland, is currently a museum that offers tours for fans of the movie. But starting in June, you can rent out the house overnight. Guests will have access to the entire house and will be ... Read More »

Robber steals $15k in jewelry on Christmas Eve

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Christmas Eve robbery remains under investigation after a man stole nearly $15,000 in jewelry. Investigators said an unidentified man visited the Golden Nugget Jewelry booth at the Westland Flea Market on Dec. 24, 2016. He looked at several displays and, while no one was looking, leaned over the counter to grab a jewelry box. He ran from ... Read More »

Jury selection to begin in fatal Christmas fire case

In this Dec. 25, 2011 photo, firefighters investigate a house in Stamford, Conn. where an early morning fire left five people dead. The Hartford Courant reported Monday, May 9, 2016, that in a lawsuit deposition, contractor Michael Borcina said he lied to protect the children’s mother Madonna Badger, who was the one who left a bag of fireplace ashes in ... Read More »

2017 NFL schedule Football fans get a special present on Christmas Monday

If you like Monday night doubleheaders, then you are going to love what the NFL has planned for Christmas this season. With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, the league decided to give every NFLfan a free present by adding an extra Monday night game. That’s right, there’s going to be two games played on Monday, Dec. 25. ... Read More »

Why, as a Christian, Easter is more important to me than Christmas

Easter is about more than just chocolate (Picture: Getty) How exciting is Christmas? The presents, Christmas specials on TV, the family gathering ‘round the open fire, the food, two bank holidays and, of course, Jesus was born. It’s fantastic and everyone looks forward to it. But to me, it’s Easter that holds the key message for my life. At Christmas, ... Read More »

Exeter Christmas market company ditched in favour of ‘new direction’

Exeter Cathedral has announced that there will be some big changes to this year’s Christmas market. The events team at Exeter Cathedral is set to take over the running of the city’s popular Christmas market this year. And it will bring live music, more local traders and a change of layout. The festive village which will have a new layout, ... Read More »