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Consultation launched over TV licence fee

Consultation launched over TV licence fee

The BBC has launched a consultation to decide how licence fees for over-75s should be paid for. Currently, over-75s don’t pay for their TV licences, as they are financed by a government scheme, though this is due to end in 2020. According to the BBC, the cost of free licences to the over-75s will total… Read More…

Beware of fake toys this Christmas

Beware of fake toys this Christmas

Parents are being urged to keep an eye out for scammers while doing their Christmas shopping. The City of London police have released a warning saying that fraudsters around the country are targeting parents searching for bargains for their children’s Christmas presents, including the most popular toys of the year. These scams are being presented… Read More…

The UK’s top baby names revealed

The UK’s top baby names revealed

Though popular names make headlines all the time, now that the end of the year is in sight, the most popular baby names registered in 2018 have been revealed.   The most popular girl’s name was once again Olivia, with Muhammad being the most popular boy’s name. Do your children’s names appear on the lists?… Read More…

Study suggests skipping breakfast leads to childhood obesity

Study suggests skipping breakfast leads to childhood obesity

A new study that was conducted on children in Scotland has found that children who rarely eat breakfast are more likely to be overweight than those that do. Almost half the children who only ate breakfast occasionally were overweight or obese compared to 31% who always ate breakfast. The research was conducted for the Scottish… Read More…

Study finds peanut allergy can be ‘cured’

Study finds peanut allergy can be ‘cured’

You might have seen in the news recently, reports of six year old Emily, who can now live out her life long dream of going to birthday parties and eating birthday cake thanks to a medical study she took part in that has helped her with her peanut allergies. The study has shown that peanut… Read More…

5 tips for creating a child-friendly area in your garden

5 tips for creating a child-friendly area in your garden

Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres. Here, he shares his top tips for creating a child-friendly garden space. As a parent, your number one priority will always be keeping your little ones safe and close by. And, this is no different when you’re designing a child-friendly garden for them to… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

Hedgehog campaign faster than Sonic!

Hedgehog campaign faster than Sonic!

A petition on change.org calling on Housing and Planning Minister Kit Malthouse to make the integration of hedgehog highways compulsory in all new build housing developments has taken everyone by surprise. In just two weeks over 300,000 people have signed! Why has this taken the public by storm? The hedgehog is the nation’s favourite animal – every… Read More…

Report finds school girls publicly harassed

Report finds school girls publicly harassed

A new report has found that one in three girls in the UK have been sexually harassed when in public wearing their school uniform. Two thirds of girls have said they experienced unwanted sexual attention in public while in uniform. Children’s charity, Plan International UK, commissioned the report and are now calling on bystanders to… Read More…

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Following the recent news of the tragic death of a teenage girl because she ate a sandwich that did not include comprehensive allergen lists, food allergies are back in the forefront. A new survey from the Food Standards Agency has discovered that more than half of people aged 16-24 only mention they have food allergies… Read More…

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