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'News stories in 1948'

This section gives you an archive of the stories which made it into the national press during 1948.

'December 6'

The Fuel Ministry announces that fairy lights could be used on trees for "religious, charitable and civic purposes". However the ban on lights on trees in shops and hotels remains.

Meanwhile extra Christmas food rations come into effect. These include an extra half-pound of sugar per person (supplied as demerara sugar where possible) an additional 4 oz of tea and an additional 2 oz of sweets.

'December 10'

The United Nations signs the Declaration of Human Rights with the exception of the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, White Russia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

'December 11'

The Times reports today that, 'Because there has been a decline, particularly among young men, in the habit of wearing hats, a 'Hatters' Information Centre' is to be set up and £25,000 a year for 2 years will be spent on persuading young men that "if you want to get ahead get a hat"'.

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