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Christmas Countdown 8 Days to Go

In Japan, a particular fast food restaurant has become a popular choice for a Christmas meal due to a successful 1970s marketing campaign.

Christmas Countdown 9 Days to Go

Head over to the dedicated post on our Facebook page or Twitter and tell us your festive fails using the hashtag #SMEiChristmas.

Christmas Countdown 10 Days to Go

To support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day 2018 we want to see a picture of your Christmas jumper!

SMEi Christmas Advent Calendar Competition

At SMEi we love celebrating and that’s why we’re running our 2017 Countdown to Christmas calendar! We have an excellent selection of prizes worth a total of £630. Come back every day until Christmas E

Fruit and Veg: What's in Season?

In-season produce is normally fresher, sweeter and has much more flavour and nutrition. Have a look at our calendar to help you buy fruit and veg on a seasonal basis.

The UK's Most Expensive Haircuts

The average person spends £118.12 a year on haircuts. But which areas of the UK spend the most to keep their hair trim?

We Get Inside the Mind of a Salon Owner

Meet Allertons’ Managing Director Nicholas Nicola

We get inside the mind of a Pop Up Restaurant Owner

Serving up British cuisine with an international influence, pop-up restaurant Xiringuito (pronounced chi-rin-gito) http://xiringuito.co.uk/ is the brain child of Connor Sheehan and chef Jackson Berg.

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