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Childcare costs outstrip wages

Childcare costs outstrip wages

According to the TUC, childcare fees for working parents have risen three times faster than wages in the past decade. Analysis done by the TUC has found that costs have gone up by 52% per week since 2008 for families with a full-time and a part-time working parent, despite government initiatives. The earnings of these parents… Read More…

How to find the right nursery for your child

How to find the right nursery for your child

Much like getting the right fit when it comes to your children’s shoes, you also need the right fit when it comes to nursery. Many parents feel pressurised to make a quick decision, they need to get back to work, or have family pressures to have their child attend the same nursery as their cousins.… Read More…

Food banks struggle during school holidays

Food banks struggle during school holidays

Food banks across the country are appealing for extra help to feed children during the school holidays, as a gap in school meals provision leads to higher demand and the drying up of donations. Anti-poverty charity, The Trussell Trust, has called on the public to donate to their local foodbanks during the summer holidays to… Read More…

Great Escape to the West’s top Inland resort

Great Escape to the West’s top Inland resort

The longest heatwave since 1976 has brought thousands of visitors to the West – and resorts have been packing in additional attractions as they bid to attract the crowds through the rest of the summer. A £5m expansion programme at Wookey Hole Caves has moved the inland resort to the front of the grid, enabling… Read More…

Ryanair canceled 1,100 flights over more strikes

Ryanair canceled 1,100 flights over more strikes

Passengers flying with Ryanair will be facing another month of travel misery as air traffic control strikes left more than 210,000 passengers facing flight cancellations in June. The Dublin-based carrier said more than 1,100 flights were cancelled for the second month running due to air traffic control strikes over four weekends in June, as well as… Read More…

Go wild with the National Trust this summer holiday

Go wild with the National Trust this summer holiday

This July and August, summer holiday adventures are returning to the National Trust’s Fyne Court and, for the first time, Wellington Monument. Promoting getting children active in the outdoors in a fun, exploratory way, activities will differ across sites. However, each week’s activities will encourage children to explore the countryside, themed around the National Trust’s… Read More…

Everything you need for a family picnic

Everything you need for a family picnic

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays? Jane Rylands, from family-friendly kitchen appliance manufacturer Belling, shares her top tips for preparing the perfect picnic. What could be better than a picnic with the kids? There’s a delicious feast to savour, a chance to spend quality time with your family,… Read More…

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for Music on the Wing

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for Music on the Wing

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a unique summer musical fundraising evening, watch the stunning birds of prey soaring overhead against beautiful skyline accompanied by the London Military Band and enjoy one of the Trust’s ranges of delicious picnics and prosecco with friends and family as the sun goes down. Music on the Wing is on… 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…

Have you #AdEnough?

Have you #AdEnough?

You’ve probably seen celebrities and influencers across the internet posing with their hands over their eyes in Instagram or Twitter posts as they joined in with Jamie Oliver’s new campaign to keep junk food ads away from children. So, we’re wondering what you think about the campaign. The campaign is calling for the government to introduce… Read More…

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