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Why people are decorating early for the holidays

Perhaps because we’re spending more time at home, we’ll take any excuse to brighten things up in this crazy year.

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Getting ready for the holidays is happening earlier this year, perhaps because we’re spending more time at home and we’ll take any excuse to brighten things up in this crazy year.

“Surprisingly, everyone is pretty excited,” said Isaac Beverstock, the lead designer with Christmas Decor by Second Nature Landscapes. 

They tell 13News their business is already getting a lot of calls.

“People are home this year,” said Beverstock. “People got a lot closer to their families this year. People are having a lot of family over this year, hopefully in a safe manner, and they just want to make the most out of this year because it’s kind of been a depressing year for a lot of people.”

So people are already preparing to put up their Christmas lights earlier this year. 

Now, before for all you grinches out there freak out about seeing decorations before Thanksgiving, there are ways to adjust your decorations for different holidays.

“If we’re utilizing light in the decor, there’s a lot of cool products out there now that will help with that transition with different color schemes,” said Beverstock. “Like for Halloween, you can run orange and purple.”

The lights they use can be programmed electronically so this doesn’t mean you have to hang new lights for every holiday.

Second Nature Landscapes, based in Zionsville, is also taking nominations of military families to offer holiday decorating.

“Military personnel who are overseas, they can be nominated,” said owner Cory Owens. “We go out and, as a surprise, decorate for those families. It’s always a very difficult time for those families not having their loved ones at home, so for us to be

People in the GOP, White House, and Trump’s campaign increasingly think they will lose the White House, and maybe the Senate too, reports say



graphical user interface, application: President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room of the White House on Octover 10, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images


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President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room of the White House on Octover 10, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

  • Republicans and White House officials fear that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat, according to a series of recent reports.
  • Some fear the GOP could lose control of the Senate in a “blue wave” of Democratic votes on November 3.
  • The gloom from Republicans seems supported by polling data, which paints an increasingly negative picture for Trump.
  • Trump’s much criticised performance in his debate with Joe Biden and, his behavior when diagnosed with COVID-19, are among factors said to be alienating voters. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Fears are growing in the Republican Party and White House that Democratic nominee Joe Biden may be on course for a landslide presidential election victory, according to multiple reports. 

The weekend brought further gloomy polling data for the Trump campaign, with an ABC/Washington Post poll released Sunday showing that Biden has support of 53% of likely voters to Trump’s 41%.

The result matched trends in a series of other recent polls showing the president trailing Biden on average by 10 points or more. 

Swing state polls brought more bad news  — with Biden continuing to hold a lead in states that flipped to the Republicans in 2016: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

Though the races in these states are tighter, Biden’s lead has been consistent. It led to a rash of bad headlines prompted by worried insiders:

  • Citing dozens of White House and Trump campaign officials, the Associated Press reported on Monday the fear that Trump’s widely criticised first debate performance with Biden and erratic response after being diagnosed with COVID-19

Edmonton Convention Centre to be temporarily used to house homeless people

On Friday afternoon, the City of Edmonton announced a new step being taken to address its commitment to ending homelessness in Alberta’s capital, declaring that the Edmonton Convention Centre in the city’s downtown will be used as a temporary accommodation site during the COVID-19 pandemic.



a bench in front of a building: The Edmonton Convention Centre on Friday, October 9, 2020.


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The Edmonton Convention Centre on Friday, October 9, 2020.

“The pandemic created a gap in services and increased the number of people falling into homelessness each month,” interim city manager Adam Laughlin said in a news release.

“This temporary facility provides those people with safety, services, and a pathway to permanent housing.”

READ MORE: Edmonton mayor asks province for $17M in annual funding for supportive housing services 

The city has been ramping up efforts to address the homelessness issue in recent weeks after large encampments were established in the Rossdale and Old Strathcona areas.

According to the city, there are about 2,000 people without a place to live in Edmonton, and about 600 of those are sleeping outside or “unsheltered” on any given night.

Earlier this week, Mayor Don Iveson announced the city plans to use $8 million from Edmonton’s share of federal restart funding to open and run a new centre to support homeless and vulnerable people by the end of the month.

READ MORE: Edmonton announces new $8M city-run homeless centre will open by end of October

“As operators of an important community asset, we need to be open to pivoting our business to support our community and vulnerable populations as we navigate this pandemic together,” Arlindo Gomes, vice-president of venue management for Explore Edmonton, said Friday.

“We have prepared our venues to welcome guests while adhering by strict health and safety standards and all Government of Alberta requirements.”

The Edmonton Convention Centre on Jasper Avenue near 97

People obsess over the state of this 5-bed house & it’s not the dated kitchen or dirty bathroom that’s got them talking

PEOPLE have been taken aback by this five-bedroom house in north London, but it’s not the location or ample space which has got them talking. 

Prospective buyers have slammed the sprawling property as a ‘house of hoarding horrors’, after photos reveal it’s stuffed to the brim with junk. 

The colour of the house was described as 'pea soup' green online

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The colour of the house was described as ‘pea soup’ green onlineCredit: RightMove

The ‘pea soup’ coloured house sounds like a dream on paper – five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, a massive 50-foot garden and 1,743 square feet of floor space. 

But as soon as you step inside, it’s a very different story. 

Every room is piled high with junk, with garish wallpaper, mismatching tiles, dated kitchen cabinets and the wallpaper is falling off in one photo. 

The house caught author Sarra Manning’s eye last year, and she tweeted about it after spotting it was back on the market for a cool £960,000. 

The five-bedroomed house is in North London and on the market for £960k

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The five-bedroomed house is in North London and on the market for £960kCredit: RightMove
The house has two bathrooms, two reception rooms, a 50ft garden and 1,743 square feet of floor space

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The house has two bathrooms, two reception rooms, a 50ft garden and 1,743 square feet of floor spaceCredit: RightMove

She said: “I posted this house of hoarding horrors last year. 

“Now it’s back on the market with a small price reduction and maybe they’ve had time for a declutter and a lick of fresh paint. 

“AND MAYBE THEY HAVEN’T.”

Photos from inside the property show a 'hoarding house of horros'

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Photos from inside the property show a ‘hoarding house of horros’Credit: RightMove
The bathrooms have mismatched tiles - with four styles in this room alone

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The bathrooms have mismatched tiles – with four styles in this room aloneCredit: RightMove
The kitchen had dated décor and appliances, and would need modernising

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The kitchen had dated décor and appliances, and would need modernising Credit: RightMove

The property is marketed by RightMove, who describe it as: “A substantial terraced house with a large garden located on a very popular residential

Harry Potter super-fan Liam Payne has a replica of Hagrid’s hut in his garden | People



Harry Potter super-fan Liam Payne has a replica of Hagrid's hut in his garden

Liam Payne has a replica of Hagrid’s hut from the ‘Harry Potter’ movies in his garden.

The One Direction star is a self-confessed fan of the magical movie franchise – which is based on the series of books by J.K. Rowling – and has even gone as far as to have a special hut built in the back garden of his sprawling home, which has been decorated to look exactly like the hut Hagrid lives in in the movies.

Liam, 27, unveiled his impressive hut during a live broadcast on TikTok with actor Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the fantasy franchise.

In the broadcast, Tom hinted he had heard rumors of Liam’s hut, but demanded proof, as he didn’t believe Liam was as big a fan of the movies as he claimed.

Tom said: “I didn’t believe it, mate, because you played it very cool.”

But Liam then showed Tom a picture of the hut on his phone, to which the actor exclaimed: “Good Lord!”

The ‘Strip That Down’ singer admitted constructing the replica was a “crazy” move.

And the hut isn’t the only impressive nod to ‘Harry Potter’ that Liam has in his garden either, as in 2015 he confessed to splashing out on the blue flying Ford Anglia that Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint – who played the titular wizard and his best friend Ron Weasley respectively – pilot in the 2002 movie ‘Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets’.

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