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Audio slideshow: Santa training school
When budding Santas want to learn the tricks of the trade, where do they go? Santas - who insist they are standing in for the real thing - practise ho ho hos and learn about costume at a one-day school.

Pictures by Phil Coomes and interviews by Amanda McGregor





AUDIO SLIDESHOWS

Camel in desert Desert festival
Celebrating the music and culture of Mali and beyond
Margaret and Glyn Thomas's daughter Birth in the 1940s
A couple relive the day their first child was born
Santa school Santa school
Learning how to be one of Santa's many helpers
Routemaster bus On the buses
Recruiting from the Caribbean
Self-portrait with Charlie, 2005 David Hockney
A look through 50 years of his portraits


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