These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

Have you been good this year? Santa Claus could be on his way ...

11 things you said about keeping the magic of Santa Claus alive

Christmas is coming - the goose is getting fat. And in just over a month, Santa Claus could be on his way!

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Billy pictured by our photographer at this year's Durham Gala.

In search of Big Meeting Billy: One of Durham Miners’ Gala’s most colourful characters

He was as much a part of Durham Gala as the banners and the bands.


Hartlepool families turn out in force as Santa Claus is welcomed to town

Families got into the Christmas spirit as they turned out in their droves to welcome Santa Claus to Hartlepool.

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When do you put your decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.
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Do you want to see shops closed on Boxing Day?

Poll: Do you back the petition to close stores on Boxing Day?

Scoffing leftovers with loved ones in front of a roaring fire, or hitting the High Street in search of post-Xmas bargains - what will you be up to this Boxing Day?

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Photo: M&S/YouTube

Battle of the Christmas adverts 2016: Which is your favourite?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas Day, the annual round of festive adverts are now in full swing.

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Do you spend a small fortune on your pet?

How much do you spend on your dog? Pet pooches cost Brits an average of £1,200 a year

Britain's owners of 8.5 million dogs spend an estimated £10.6 BILLION on their pets every year, according to a new report.

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The Royal Mail's new Christmas stamps.

Royal Mail reveals its 2016 Christmas stamps

It's that time of year again, when the Royal Mail issues a set of festive stamps to brighten up the envelopes containing your Christmas cards.

Hart Village fireworks cancelled due to weather

The fireworks show in Hart Village has been cancelled due to the wintry weather.

The Coca-Cola truck.

Holidays are coming! Coca-Cola truck heading to Sunderland and Newcastle this Christmas

The appearance of the Coca-Cola truck advert has become a modern-day Christmas tradition.
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Experts agree that sufficient sleep is necessary for children of all ages

Anti-monster spray to favourite stories: Nine steps to help your child go to sleep

It can be one of the toughest tasks a parent faces - quite how to persuade a child to just lay down and go to sleep.


Boo! Our favourite Spooky Snaps this Halloween

What a spooky lot you turned out to be!

Nuna Rebl i-Size child car seat in rearward-facing mode and right, image of the Nuna Rebl seat base when it broke, sending the seat backwards in some of Which?s frontal-impact tests. Images courtesy:

Product recall demanded on child’s car seat as customers urged 'don't buy'

Campaigners are demanding a recall of the Nuna Rebl i-Size car seat after it failed the Which? safety tests.
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Will you be carving a pumpkin this Halloween?

Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween.

Emmett George Hodgson, 12 weeks. Picture: Paul Hodgson.

Halloween 2016 is almost here - send us your Spooky Snaps

October has officially arrived - and that means it's time for Halloween, and Spooky Snaps!
Celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on the 19th October, Jim and Hilary Lindsay of Stitchell House Nursing Home, Greatham.

Seven decades of adventure for platinum couple

A couple are celebrating after motoring their way to 70 years of wedded bliss.

What will you get up to this half term?

19 things to do in the North East this half term

We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it's just about time for a little break.
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