Actually, this wasn't in the papers at all. It was all done very hush hush. The only reason I know about it is because we have a family friend that works for the local council who mentioned it to us one time while round for dinner. (I believe the person to be a trustworthy individual) Again, not "daily mail gossip". This happened in my school, one of my friends was Muslim though not a particularly strict one unlike his parents. He told us his parents had phoned the school about it. Another (Muslim) student got into an argument with a group of us because we were sitting eating outside and we "should respect his religion and eat in private or not at all" I should also point out, I don't even read the Daily Mail. Or any newspaper for that matter. Sometimes I'll pick up the Metro on the train but that's about it. While the majority of the members of other faiths in the UK do not advocate the 'toning down of Christmas' there will likely always be a small minority that do. The problem is that when that minority does complain or object the councils respond for fear of offending the religion as a whole.