Heartwarming moment Tennessee chemotherapy patient and nurse sing duet of O Holy Night

A heartwarming video of a chemotherapy patient and his nurse singing a Christmas carol has gone viral. Penn Pennington, 67, a veteran musician, is currently battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells, for the second time. Earlier this month, he was admitted to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial in … Read more

Girl, four, with life-limiting cystic fibrosis gets a ‘wonder drug’ in time for Christmas

A four-year-old with cystic fibrosis has received the Christmas gift of her dreams – a wonder drug for her crippling condition.  Ayda Louden’s family, from Carlisle, Cumbria, spent years calling for NHS access to Orkambi. It was finally approved in October. The schoolgirl got her first delivery of the life-changing drug, which should extend her life … Read more

Teenager with incurable cancer refuses to stop smiling despite spending Christmas in hospital

Teenager with terminal cancer refuses to stop smiling – despite the 17-year-old spending Christmas in hospital and being told he has just MONTHS to live Joseph Lunn, from London, diagnosed with rare and incurable synovial sarcoma Kept in hospital over Christmas after having tumours removed from stomach But the teenager continues to smile despite being … Read more

Give a loved one the gift of travel for Christmas, from Alaska to the Algarve

A cut-price holiday? It’s the ultimate gift, especially if you get your hands on one of these seasonal specials Need a last-minute gift? A host of tour companies offer gift cards and vouchers Tui holiday vouchers start at £10 and go up to £5,000 if you’re feeling generous Get money off a stay in a cosy … Read more

Biltmore sommelier Stefan Kobald on what to drink on Christmas Day from dinner to the Queen’s speech

Stefan Kobald, the Executive Head Sommelier at The Biltmore Mayfair hotel Don’t let your Christmas Day be marred by cheap sherry and wine that tastes like bleach. Instead, heed the advice about what to drink – and when – on the 25th from one of Britain’s top sommeliers, Stefan Kobald, the Executive Head Sommelier at … Read more

Christmas lights map reveals UK’s most festive residential streets from Cornwall to Scotland

A new interactive map has revealed the locations of the most impressive Christmas light displays in Britain. But the map doesn’t pay any attention to town or city centre displays. Instead, it champions the efforts Britain’s residents have gone to in bringing twinkling festive cheer to their streets. In total, 200 dazzling spots have been … Read more