Christingle is our new Christmas tradition
A fun Christingle service filled with carols, nativity plays and a fancy dress competition inspired Jayne to start a new family tradition
Advent: The Naked Chef
Back when Jamie Oliver was referred to as the ‘Naked Chef’, Ben was eight and shared that nickname from his approach to mince pie making. 17 years on, not too much has changed.
Advent: Eleven rules for Christingle
Read the playful hints for your Christingle celebration from author Jeremy Fletcher and artist Dave Walker.
'People say that this is the moment when their Christmas starts'
Barbara Weeks has helped organise fantastic Christingle services for the past 30 years at her church in Devon.
Advent: What happened when I reached comedic puberty
How can we turn our eyes away from ourselves and our successes this Advent? Comedian Andy Kind shares his experiences of chasing success.
We’re launching our Advent calendar blog on 1 December
Our second annual Advent calendar blog will feature videos, a cartoon, stories and more
'I have gained valuable experience of working with looked after children'
Issy volunteers one-to-one with a looked after young person, enabling her to participate in fun activities such as rock climbing.
The year ahead in Parliament
The annual Queen's Speech is on Wednesday 18 May and will present the Government's plan for the year ahead.
Our favourite #Scarfies so far
Help show some warmth to families in the debt trap - share your #Scarfie today
'It is incredibly upsetting when children in your class complain that they are hungry'
While remaining anonymous, a teacher at a London school writes of the hunger that many students must deal with at school.