The new timetables were readily available on the standard nationwide First web site ...
Marks out of 20 : two at best?
STOP PRESS The "Potteries" web site (here) had improved substantially by yesterday late afternoon (Wednesday 3rd November). Most new line of route maps (with the exception of 3/4) had appeared and all looked correct; so right at last. It is worth repeating, however, that such information should have been in place at least one week before the change, not several days after.
What Jesus came to do was much more important than his 0th birthday. Nevertheless, Matthew was anxious to fill in the "back story", linking the birth of Jesus to those weird old testament predictions; whereas Luke concentrated on the magnificence of the revelation of the nativity to the people of the day. For both of these writers, Christmas was critical to the rest of their good news ("god spel" in the Anglo-Saxon language i.e. "gospel").