In Xtra this week...

In Xtra this week...

In Xtra this week...

First published in News

Take a look at our Xtra section which brings you a wide range of feature articles every week.

This week's features include:

CELEBRITY INTERVIEW: Playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit is the biggest role of Martin Freeman's career but he's not looking forward to the inevitable exposure that it will bring him, as he tells Susan Griffin.

MUSIC: It's been another big year in music - with ups, downs, breakthroughs and reunions. Xtra picks out some of the highlights and lowlights from the world of pop in 2012.

PARENTING: The parenting charity Family Lives discusses the festive stress many families are feeling, and why it's bracing itself for a huge influx of extra calls to its helpline from stressed-out mums and dads, some of whom will see their relationship crumble over Christmas.

GADGETS: Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best board games guaranteed to banish Boxing Day boredom.

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