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Posted on Mon 16th Dec, 2013 in: Uncategorized by Aberfield

Monday 16th - DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster closes down completely. Expect tributes and plenty of comment on the state of the high street. Tuesday 17th - UK monthly inflation figures are published. Wednesday 18th - Sotheby's in Paris is raffling a Picasso painting (worth more than a million dollars) for charity, Brad Pitt celebrates his 50th birthday (hands up to be a kissagram!) and the UK monthly unemployment figures are published. Thursday 19th - It's the 150th anniversary of the first ever Football Association match, Barnes v Richmond, and 'The Harry Hill Movie' has its world premiere in Leicester Square. Friday 20th - Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 closes with 'The Relief of Derry Symphony', and it's the 'Text Santa' annual live charity appeal on ITV. Saturday 21st - On the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombings, there will be a series of low-key memorial events, beginning with an ecumenical outdoor memorial at the cemetery. It's also the Strictly final. A fond farewell to the fabulous sequins and Brucie's less than fabulous gags. And it's Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year. Sunday 22nd - The Official Christmas Number 1 single will be announced on BBC Radio 1, and it's the 70th anniversary of the death of author Beatrix Potter.

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