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Wine Wine

Whitey's thoughts on Christmas drinking

For a twist on the traditional Christmas drinks column, Philip White ponders the various legends of Yuletide consumption – including one which suggests magic mushrooms may explain the story of Santa and his ‘flying’ reindeer.

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Opinion

Richardson: A visit from Saint Nick - a major party nightmare before Christmas

Another year almost gone, another election campaign around the corner… ’tis the season to take stock, and not in a Mid-Year Budget Review kind of way. It’s been a tumultuous, eventful and often depressing 12 months, a year to test the resolve of mere prose. So instead, in his final column for 2016, Tom Richardson returns to an old favourite.