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Making time for me

Making time for me

For busy parents who are juggling work and childcare, it can be difficult to set aside time for themselves but when was the last time you really put yourself first and listened to what you wanted? We’re always being told about how important self-care is and though it might seem impossible to carve out a… Read More…

Dog welcomes fatherhood by adopting ducklings

Dog welcomes fatherhood by adopting ducklings

Fred the Labrador from Essex really stepped up after nine ducklings were abandoned by their mum. The ducklings were found wandering around lost and alone near the battlements at Mountfitchet Castle near Stansted, Essex, where the dog lives. The staff member who found them was extremely worried about them fending for themselves before Fred took… Read More…

How to enjoy summer with Hay Fever

How to enjoy summer with Hay Fever

If you’ve ever experienced hay fever, you’ll know that the months of March through to September are a blur of sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses. While the best way to tackle symptoms will always be with anti-histamines, there are a few other things we can do to make things easier for those family members… Read More…

Should more be done to eliminate physics gender gap?

Should more be done to eliminate physics gender gap?

While progress has been made to get more girls to take science and physics as subjects at school and it has emerged that there are still only 20% of girls taking physics at GCSE, A level and into higher education. In 2016, 1.9% of girls chose A-level physics, up from 1.6% in 2011.the gender balance… Read More…

Learning BSL for Deaf Awareness Week

Learning BSL for Deaf Awareness Week

This week (14-20th May) marks Deaf Awareness Week, and as you’ll have seen in our latest issue, we have a whole feature on British Sign Language, so we thought we’d challenge ourselves to learn some phrases! How do you think we did? Let us know your favourite signs on Twitter and Facebook.   Read More…

Get your brightest clothes out next week for Mind!

Get your brightest clothes out next week for Mind!

Card and gift personalisation site, Funky Pigeon, are pledging to raise money for mental health charity Mind and are inviting you to do the same. The premise is simple, wear the brightest, boldest rainbow colours to work on Wednesday, 16th May, share your photos to social media, using the #RainbowDay tag and donate to Mind.… Read More…

Wet Wipes to face the chop?

Wet Wipes to face the chop?

The BBC is reporting that wet wipes are likely to be phased out of use as part of the Government’s plan to eliminate plastic waste. Wet Wipes count as a single-use plastic as they contain a non-biodegradable plastic. They are said to be behind 93% of blockages in UK sewers and a key element of… Read More…

Melania Trump launches anti cyber bullying campaign

Melania Trump launches anti cyber bullying campaign

While it might seem a bit ironic that a Trump is concerned about people receiving nasty messages on Twitter considering how many posts come from the President’s account, First Lady, Melania Trump, has launched  the ‘Be Best’ programme, which aims to promote physical and emotional well-being in today’s ‘ever-connected world’. In her announcement she said: “As… Read More…

More schools close due to ‘bomb threats’

More schools close due to ‘bomb threats’

A number of distressing emails have been sent to schools and colleges across the country causing some to evacuate and close. This follows from a similar incident where schools were receiving threatening messages that saw Bath College choose to evacuate and close both campuses. At this stage, the emails are believed to be ‘false and… Read More…

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