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Hospice Children Invited To Try New Playground
Children from Martin House were invited to an exclusive preview of a new children's adventure playground that will raise funds whilst children play. The team at Tong Garden Centre invited children…
Family fun for Martin House patient Zahra and her family at Grass Hoppers Adventure Playground
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Yorkshire Youngsters Gear Up For British Transplant Games

Mia Mason
Mia Mason
A team of some of the bravest youngsters from Yorkshire are preparing to compete for the honour of Leeds Children's Hospital at the British Transplant Games, which open in Newcastle-Gateshead this…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:54am

School's Out For Summer, But Don't Forget Your Water Safety Lessons

photo - Matthew Fuentes
photo - Matthew Fuentes
When the weather turns warm, the natural thing to do is to be in or around the water. Hanging out by the river or beach on a hot day is a great way to help beat the heat.

But the Environment…

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Thu 23rd Jul, 2015 | 5:12pm

The Crucial 15 Minutes That Could Wreck Your Summer Trip

photo - Henry Burrows
photo - Henry Burrows
Parents say that, on average, kids start asking "are we nearly there yet?" around 2 hours and 23 minutes into a journey. And by 2 hours and 37 minutes in, angry rows have started to break out.

Many…

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Sat 18th Jul, 2015 | 12:50pm

Children To Take Centre Stage At Tockwith Show

Popular willow weaving
Popular willow weaving
Green-fingered youngsters will have the chance to get their hands on a trophy at this year's Tockwith Show.

A new competition has been introduced in the horticultural section, for children aged…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 3:09pm

Peter Jones
Eight Steps For Dealing With International Child Custody Issues
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
take my hand photo by stephanski
take my hand photo by stephanski
The rise in parental child abductions - where a mum or dad snatches their own child - continues unabated.

Last year the Foreign Office dealt with nearly 500 cases - almost double the figure in…

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Wed 15th Jul, 2015 | 9:47am

Blue Peter Presenters Join In The Fun At The Great Yorkshire Show

Barney Harwood
Barney Harwood
Visitors to next week's Great Yorkshire Show will be able to watch presenters from the BBC's flagship children's show, Blue Peter, competing in two of the event's most popular competitions.

On the…

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Sat 11th Jul, 2015 | 11:52am

Middle-Income Families Face Largest Losses New Study Shows

photo - B&W Glyn Lowe Photoworks
photo - B&W Glyn Lowe Photoworks
New research published today (Sunday), and commissioned by the TUC from Landman Economics, finds that middle-income families with children face the biggest cash-equivalent losses from services…

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Sun 5th Jul, 2015 | 11:00am

Four Million Extra Parents Have Access To Parental Leave This Summer

photo - doviende
photo - doviende
The TUC is today (Wednesday) reminding parents of school age children that they now have access to unpaid parental leave that could help them to secure time off work during the school holidays.

Fol…

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Wed 1st Jul, 2015 | 1:20pm

Record Numbers Benefiting From Thriving Childcare Market

photo - pedroreyna
photo - pedroreyna
The number of free hours is soon to rise to 30 hours for working parents, meaning their children will be able to benefit from 1,140 free hours per year - worth around £5,000 per year in…

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Thu 25th Jun, 2015 | 4:58pm

PM Praises Troubled Families Programme Success


The Prime Minister has praised the work of the government's life-changing Troubled Families programme, in bringing opportunity to every part of society, as new figures showed the scale of its…

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Tue 23rd Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Renew Your Tax Credits Or Risk Losing Them

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
The deadline to renew tax credits is fast approaching and if you do not complete the forms and return them to the HMRC by 31 July you risk losing them entirely, ACCA (the Association of Chartered…

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Sat 25th Jul, 2015 | 11:50am

Brave Ebony Thanks Her Helicopter Heroes

Ebony Meek with Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedic Sammy Wills during her visit to Nostell
Ebony Meek with Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedic Sammy Wills during her visit to Nostell
A little girl who was airlifted to hospital after being knocked down on her way to school has inspired a fund raising drive in two Wakefield schools.

Six-year-old Ebony Meek was flown by Yorkshire…

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Thu 23rd Jul, 2015 | 4:41pm

Introduce Sugar Tax To Combat Obesity Crisis, Says Unite

photo - stringy
photo - stringy
Ministers should introduce a sugar tax and ban the advertising of sugary drinks and food, as the obesity crisis amongst children grows, Unite, the country's largest union, said today (Friday 17…

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Fri 17th Jul, 2015 | 4:03pm

Parents To Receive More Help Choosing Secondary Schools


Parents choosing a secondary school for their child will for the first time have access to early exam results to help them decide, Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced today (16 July 2015).

Provisi…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 10:25am

Two Milestones For Child Friendly Leeds To Celebrate


This month the campaign to make Leeds the most child friendly city in the country has two reasons to celebrate - its third birthday and the support of over 350 ambassadors.

It is now three years…

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Tue 14th Jul, 2015 | 4:37pm

Summer Budget Is Wolf In Sheep's Clothing For Many Families

Image - Glovana Milanezi
Image - Glovana Milanezi
Commenting on the Summer Budget analysis published today (Thursday) by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which confirms that the Budget is highly regressive, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady…

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Thu 9th Jul, 2015 | 5:02pm

10 Ways To Have Fun With Your Child


As a parent, you might feel like you've blinked and your sweet 5-year-old has transformed into a hormonal 15-year-old and although the days may seem long with a young child to look after, and the…

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Wed 1st Jul, 2015 | 8:15pm

Post-nups - How They Work, Who Needs One - And What They Cost


A postnuptial agreement can be drawn up at any time after marriage and is increasingly popular with older couples who may have been married before, and who might have dependent children or who…

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Wed 1st Jul, 2015 | 9:29am

PM Announces New Taskforce To Transform Child Protection


Prime Minister David Cameron today (24 June 2015) announced a new Child Protection Taskforce to drive forward fundamental reforms to protect the most vulnerable children in our society and give…

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Wed 24th Jun, 2015 | 11:00pm

Tuck In At The Big Beach Picnic

photo - David Levenson, National Trust
photo - David Levenson, National Trust
There's nothing better than rolling your trousers up for a paddle, feeling the sand between your toes and heading to the seaside for the day, and this summer the National Trust is inviting…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 9:00am

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