1 in 5 Brits started planning Christmas in September to spread the cost

'Tis the season to be broke: 1 in 5 Brits started planning Christmas in September to spread the cost – and we’ll be paying it off until April next year51 per cent of people are more concerned about the financial impact of Christmas this year than last17 per cent started saving for this Christmas in JanuaryOne in ten started planning the festivities in SeptemberNearly a fifth will need to borrow money to cover Christmas | UPDATED: 16:28 GMT, 22 November 2012 Festive fretting: 17 per cent of us will need to borrow money to put tinsel on the tree this year If you are worried about putting tinsel on the tree and turkey on the table this year you are not alone. The impact of the recession is threatening to reach Father Christmas this year, with more and more of us worrying about the cost of the festive season causing us to start the preparations earlier than ever

The Wanted Jay McGuinness wears Kris Kringle headwear as band perform at light switch on alongside Carolynne Poole and Mischa B

Hat’s very festive: The Wanted’s Jay McGuinness wears Kris Kringle headwear as band perform at light switch on alongside Carolynne Poole and Mischa B | UPDATED: 01:13 GMT, 10 November 2012 There's nothing like switching on the Christmas lights to get in the holiday mood, and for one member of The Wanted, that was certainly the case. Jay McGuiness stood out from his band mates by popping on a Santa hat whilst on stage performing during Manchester's Christmas Lights switch-on at Albert Square

Fairytale magic comes to Chatsworth House as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty grace the halls for festive season

Fairytale magic comes to Chatsworth House as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty grace the halls for festive season | UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 8 November 2012 Over the years stately home Chatsworth House has opened its doors to kings, queens and princesses.

Queen welcomes President of Indonesia to Buckingham Palace on state visit

Queen rolls out the royal red carpet as diamond jubilee celebrations continue with state visit from President of Indonesia | UPDATED: 20:58 GMT, 31 October 2012 The Queen continued her busy year of engagements to mark her Diamond Jubilee today with a state visit from the President of Indonesia. The Duke of Edinburgh and the Prime Minister David Cameron joined the Queen to greet Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 59, and first lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono at Horse Guards Parade for the start of their three-day trip to the UK

Prince Guillaume marries Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in Luxembourg

The 500,000 euro wedding: Belgian countess shimmers in breathtaking lace dress as she marries heir to the Luxembourg throne in lavish ceremony | UPDATED: 20:42 GMT, 21 October 2012 One of the biggest days in Luxembourg's not hugely-illustrious history has finally arrived. Earlier today the wedding of Prince Guillaume, the heir to the throne – the grand duke-to-be – and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy took place at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg. A huge guest list of foreign royal families and dignitaries filled the church to watch the ceremony in the tiny (but very wealthy) country.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel wed: Couple say it"s "great to be married" as they gush about "beautiful ceremony"

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel wed! Couple say it's 'great to be married' as they gush about '$6.5million wedding' | UPDATED: 23:33 GMT, 19 October 2012 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are officially married. The couple confirmed the news on Friday in a statement, following days of mounting speculation about their nuptials

Davina McCall shows off her shrinking frame in tiny bodice as she larks around backstage at Got To Dance

Is that Davina Of-corset is: McCall shows off her shrinking frame in tiny bodice as she larks around backstage at Got To Dance | UPDATED: 17:07 GMT, 18 October 2012 She's previously insisted she never diets, instead relying on her intensive exercise regimes to keep her in shape. And while her weight has fluctuated over the years, Davina McCall certainly looks on form at the moment

A sweet addition to the family! DC Cupcakes" Katherine Kallinis reveals she is pregnant with her first child

A sweet addition to the family! DC Cupcakes' Katherine Kallinis reveals she is pregnant with her first child | UPDATED: 20:11 GMT, 8 October 2012 DC Cupcakes star Katherine Kallinis is pregnant with her first child. After tying the knot last year, the confectionery guru has announced that she and her husband Ben Berman will welcome a new addition to their family next February