Christmas will be the season to be “jolly careful”, Boris Johnson has warned, as he continues to thrash out a plan with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which will allow families to reunite.
More than half of older people are worried they will not see their loved ones this Christmas and almost two million “expect to feel lonely”, research suggests.
Families have been warned to be “jolly careful” over Christmas by the Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson has warned families to make a “careful judgment” about visiting elderly relatives at Christmas as he revealed plans for a temporary easing of restrictions.
Scottish Hogmanay has effectively been cancelled, after the First Minister admitted it will not be given special exemption from coronavirus restrictions this festive period.
I watched a recent President Obama interview and remembered what was and then looked forward to what could be with the new presidency.
Although turkey is traditionally eaten on Christmas Day, a fish dish is also essential, says Henri Charles of Express Fresh Fish in Aberdeen.
Details of the coronavirus restrictions for England will be revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday.
A relaxation of coronavirus restrictions “for a small number of days” over Christmas is planned to allow a limited level of mixing between households across the UK, the Westminster Government has said.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has recommended strict limits on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Ministers across the four nations of the United Kingdom support allowing "some limited additional household bubbling" over the Christmas period, the UK Government has confirmed.
If the UK gets through winter with the same excess deaths as a bad flu season then it will have “done very well”, an expert has said.
Trying to ban Christmas will lead to people breaching coronavirus restrictions, a Government scientific adviser has warned.
Relatives grieving the death of loved ones from Covid-19 have warned families against reuniting for Christmas even if the Government allows it.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce his plan for winter on Monday, including a strengthened three-tier system of local restrictions for England.
Labour has called on the Government not to let England return to the “shambles” seen before the current national lockdown.
The Government has been urged not to let “everything loose” in the lead-up to Christmas after it emerged that families could be allowed to meet for up to a week as part of a UK-wide relaxation of coronavirus rules.
A north-east children’s charity is teaming up with a toy shop to brighten up Christmas for sick children this year.
There is always a chance Christmas will end in an almighty argument, with each member of the family stomping off in their own direction and shouting back that they would much rather do their own thing anyway.
Aberdeen’s two universities are finalising their plans for the mass testing of students planning to go home for Christmas.
Families could be allowed to join a temporary bubble to meet up over Christmas, it has been reported.
Families could be allowed to meet for up to a week over Christmas as part of a UK-wide relaxation of coronavirus rules, it has been reported.
Nicola Sturgeon has warned a Scotland-wide lockdown could be imposed if people flout Covid travel restrictions to do their Christmas shopping.
A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree is eating his way back to good health and is set to be released back into the wild on Saturday.
Aberdeen's Christmas tree has been switched on in a subdued ceremony.
The Government is facing a dilemma over relaxing lockdown measures over Christmas then potentially having to bring them back for longer in the new year.
Energy giant E.On is planning to cut almost 700 jobs over the next two years, mainly in support and management roles, as part of the migration of customers to a new platform.
Mass testing of students planning to head home for Christmas will begin at the end of the month at some Scottish universities.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many young adults to boomerang back into their parents’ homes, according to a survey.
A leading expert in behavioural science has suggested a shake-up of coronavirus rules in Scotland to allow more household mixing could help slow the spread of the virus this Christmas.