The names Michaelmas term, the Christmas break, Lent term, Easter break, seem to come to an end when more schools shall come to follow the London School of Economics.
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The Telegraph Frontpage Tuesday 2022 December 27
Good morning. Energy companies are hoarding nearly £2 billion of customers’ cash amid the cost-of-living crisis, The Telegraph can disclose. Meanwhile, traditional town high streets led the revival of Boxing Day sales on Monday as shoppers flocked to local towns over cities amid train strikes. Headlines: Today’s essential news Energy | Gas and electricity suppliersContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage Tuesday 2022 December 27”
The Telegraph Frontpage for Boxing Day 2022
The King has urged the public to find hope at a time of “great anxiety and hardship”, in his first Christmas broadcast. Plus, the Government will stop publishing Covid modelling in the new year, The Telegraph understands. Headlines: Today’s essential news Christmas message | In his first festive broadcast, the King recognised the difficulties experiencedContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Boxing Day 2022”
Who once banned Christmas?
Puritanism, Movement in the late 16th and 17th century that sought to “purify” the Church of England, banned believers from participating in the pagan festival of Christmas
What are the names of Santa’s other reindeer?
A very clear sign that for many, Christmas does not actually have much to do with the birth of Jesus (which historically took place in October) but rather with the Scandinavian “Father Christmas”. ” Best known for his Wizard of Oz series, L. Frank Baum wrote The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus in 1902.Continue reading “What are the names of Santa’s other reindeer?”
Why did kids grab flaming raisins at Christmas?
° Victorian children would play a game at Christmas called snapdragon. A bowl of brandy-drenched raisins was set on fire, and the children would reach in, grab one each, and extinguish them by putting them in their mouths. Do not try this at home. °
The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2022 December 23
By Danny Boyle People embarking on Christmas getaways face disruption as thousands of Border Force staff go on strike today – before another wave of industrial action on the railways tomorrow. Plus, we reveal a catalogue of errors that left a murderer free to kill. Violent offender was classed as ‘medium-risk’ It was one ofContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2022 December 23”
Holidays: Inherent Joy vs. Circumstances
Originally posted on Jewish Young Professional:
Background: Happy Chanukah? Chanukah is arguably one of the easiest Jewish holidays to enjoy – no Yom Tov obligations, barely any religious obligations at all, and a great excuse to eat fried food. Religious Jews and secular Jews love it. (Which is ironic because it’s about a war between…
The Telegraph’s look at the world for the weekend of 2022 December 17-18
Good morning. The Armed Forces are not “spare capacity” for striking workers, the chief of the defence staff has said as he cautioned against relying on the military as the “ultimate backstop” during strikes. Headlines: Sunday’s essential news Strikes | Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the head of Britain’s Armed Forces, warned it would be “slightlyContinue reading “The Telegraph’s look at the world for the weekend of 2022 December 17-18”
PM Sunak’s Hindu faith
An internal look at the faith of the British prime minister.