Are you buying the real deal this Christmas?

Consumers are being warned to keep their wits about them and avoid fuelling the illegal trade in counterfeit goods this Christmas.

The Border Force is calling on festive shoppers to take extra care about what and where they buy items parading as luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Armani, but at rock bottom prices on the internet or in markets.

Officers have so far stopped millions of pounds worth of inferior fake goods from entering the country in ...

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‘Don’t bring us some figgy pudding’

Around a third of us have no intention to serve Christmas pudding this year, according to a new poll by BBC Good Food magazine.

The illuminating survey discovered that just 54% of adults in the UK actually like the dessert, making it less popular than Brussels sprout which is enjoyed by 64%.

As a replacement for traditional Christmas pudding, 12% will serve trifle, 12% will offer up a chocolate cake and 8% will simply make another form of ...

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Can sweet incentive get kids eating their greens this Christmas?

Has there ever been a more common, and fruitless, parental order than "eat your sprouts" around Britain's dinner tables?

A leading supermarket is attempting to conquer one of the biggest mealtime challenges known to man and get children to eat the much-maligned vegetable this Christmas.

Waitrose is to sell Brussels sprouts in a sweeter "kid friendly" form in the run-up to the festive season. So how has it achieved the new formula?


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Kids tablets to become an £80m market

High sales over Christmas could see children's tablets become an £80 million market by the end of the year, industry experts have predicted.

Toy industry analyst Frederique Tutt of NPD Group predicts that almost a million of these tablets will be sold in the UK by the end of the year.

The annual Dream Toys list published by the UK Toy Retailers Association (TRA) included the InnoTab 3S and the LeapPad Ultra as well as other "connected toys" ...

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Bargain hunters on top as posh brands fail taste test

Bargain hunters will be pleased to know that they won't have to splash out in order to have the best tasting food on the table this Christmas.

A blind taste test by food experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute found that Morrisons Signature Stilton was the best tasting product on offer, fending off competition from the swanky Harrods and Fortnum & Mason, which finished a disappointing 13th and 14th respectively.

Morrisons didn't stop there with its claim to ...

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