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Farrington’s Prepare for Bumper Fun at Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Farrington’s Prepare for Bumper Fun at Annual Pumpkin Festival!

Next month Farrington’s opens its gate for their annual pumpkin festival! The event has grown year on year since starting in 2016 and the Spookley Pumpkin Festival and the Great Pumpkin Smash this year is expected to be the best yet for visitors to the farm shop, café and shopping village in Farrington Gurney. This year the pumpkin… Read More…

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

The Association of Educational Psychologists has tabled a motion to the TUC Conference calling for smacking to be outlawed after school psychologists found that it is harmful to children’s mental health. Presently, although corporal punishment is banned in schools, parents can “smack” or physically chastise a child as long as it is deemed “reasonable”. Psychologists though… Read More…

The benefit of a bond between your parents and your children

The benefit of a bond between your parents and your children

The summer holidays are almost upon us and the stress of finding someone who is able to provide adult supervision to the little folk in your family while you try and fit your work life around their holiday time is something we all feel. Some of us are lucky enough to have retired or semi-retired… Read More…

Be Back to School Ready

Be Back to School Ready

We know it only just feels like school ended, but before we know it, the new term will roll around again, don’t forget to start prepping your child to get them back into the swing of the school day before the holidays are out. It’s much less stressful to get ready for the new academic… Read More…

Best books to read this summer

Best books to read this summer

The kids might have the summer reading challenge to keep them amused, but what books should be on your radar this summer? Well, a list compiled over on Twitter seems to list this summer’s must-read books, so we thought we’d include them here for you, in case you were looking for some inspiration on your… Read More…

Children as young as 12 to be admitted to Gaming Addiction Centre

Children as young as 12 to be admitted to Gaming Addiction Centre

It is expected that the first NHS funded gaming addiction centre will admit children as young as twelve when it opens its doors in September. A group of youngsters aged around 12 have been selected to be the first to benefit from treatment after their addiction to games has reportedly kept them from school and… Read More…

Rules around Blue Badges are changing

Rules around Blue Badges are changing

Blue Badges which allow free or discounted parking around the country to people with mobility issues are to be given out to a wider range of people due to rule changes. The government has added hidden disabilities, such as autism, mental health problems and dementia to the list of conditions that qualify blue badge use,… Read More…

YouTube channel banned after child abuse conviction

YouTube channel banned after child abuse conviction

YouTube vloggers Michael and Heather Martin have been sentenced to five years of probation for the treatment of their children which featured in their videos on the site and have now been banned from the platform. They posted videos under the name FamilyOfFive and DaddyOfFive and made videos about their family mostly involving them pranking… Read More…

Report claims number of obese children reaches new record

Report claims number of obese children reaches new record

A new report from Public Health England has said that there is a record number of primary school children leaving school severely obese. Data for 2016/17 shows one in every 25 10-11-year-olds were severely obese, this figure amounts to more than 22000 children and is the highest level since records began. Childhood obesity has remained… Read More…

Sweet ads banned for marketing to children

Sweet ads banned for marketing to children

Adverts for Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies have all been accused of breaking the rules around marketing to children the ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) has said. The regulator has banned three adverts from these brands after they fell foul of new rules introduced in 2017 to stop companies targeting junk food at children online. Cadbury’s Easter… Read More…

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