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Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Campaign Launched
A new campaign called "Spot the signs" has been launched across Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham to help people to identify the signs of child sexual exploitation. The idea behind the campaign is to…

Child Friendly Leeds Champions Announced

The Child Friendly Leeds Award winners with Cllr Judith Blake
The Child Friendly Leeds Award winners with Cllr Judith Blake
The winners of the second annual Child Friendly Leeds awards were announced in a glittering ceremony last (Thursday 29 January) at Leeds City Varieties.

The awards, led by Leeds City Council,…

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Fri 30th Jan, 2015 | 4:51pm

Survey Finds Families Opt For Sugary Breakfast Treats

sugary cereal - photo laffy4k
sugary cereal - photo laffy4k

Survey results released by Warburtons, Britain's number one bakery brand, has revealed that as a nation we no longer consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day as one in five…

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Sat 24th Jan, 2015 | 7:14pm

Staff And Customers Raise A Smile In Young Cancer Patients


Gaynor Cuttell, PR Ambassador at Sainsbury's Edenthorpe in Doncaster, decided that it would be a great idea, rather than donating money to a charity this year, to donate toys instead and help…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 11:22am

Brave Singer Raises 3500 To Help Fight Against Cancer

Tristram three peaks challenge
Tristram three peaks challenge
Tristram Cooke, a talented musician and cancer survivor from Ilkley, has raised £1950 for the charity CLIC Sargent by organising and performing in a concert in the town. The concert of…

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Tue 13th Jan, 2015 | 5:13pm

Young People Urged To Have Their Say By Joining West Yorkshire's Police And Crime Commissioner's Youth Advisory Group


Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is looking for motivated, community focused young people between the ages of 13 and 21 to join his Youth Advisory Group (YAG)…

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Mon 12th Jan, 2015 | 7:20pm

Newborn Babies Screened For More Rare Conditions

photo - Nate Davis
photo - Nate Davis
All newborn babies in England will be offered screening for 4 additional rare genetic disorders from today (5 January 2015).

Public Health England's NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme has…

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Mon 5th Jan, 2015 | 12:04pm

Switching Children On To Online Safety This Christmas

photo - Jim Sneddon
photo - Jim Sneddon
As thousands of children up and down the country get to grips with the latest gadgets and technology this Christmas, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is urging parents to check they know how to…

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Fri 26th Dec, 2014 | 4:23pm

85,000 Troubled Families Have Had Their Lives Turned Around


The government's Troubled Families programme has now helped turn around the lives of over 85,000 of the hardest to help households, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today (22 December…

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Mon 22nd Dec, 2014 | 7:02pm

US Reality Show Stars To Make Personal Appearance In York

Brooke and Paige Hyland
Brooke and Paige Hyland
Reality TV stars Brooke and Paige Hyland and their mother Kelly Hyland, all from the popular US TV series, "Dance Moms", will appear in York as part of their week-long tour of the United Kingdom…

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Fri 19th Dec, 2014 | 9:01am

Day To Remember For Young Blade Addison

Addison Connor leading Sheffield United out at Bramall Lane
Addison Connor leading Sheffield United out at Bramall Lane
A nine-year-old Sheffield United fan fulfilled a lifelong dream when he led the Blades out as a mascot and met his footballing heroes.

Addison Connor was born with a diaphragmatic hernia which had…

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Thu 11th Dec, 2014 | 3:59pm

Rocket's Charity Christmas 'Cake Off' Takes Off

Karen Simpson, Joe Simpson, Alan Gibson, Director of Neonatal Services at Jessops
Karen Simpson, Joe Simpson, Alan Gibson, Director of Neonatal Services at Jessops
A Sheffield mum has rocketed her way to the top of the office 'Cake Off' and has won £1,000 for Jessops Hospital in Sheffield to thank them for the care that they gave her and her young son…

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Mon 26th Jan, 2015 | 7:24pm

Little Swimmer Is The Face Of Water Babies!

Eva Mallinson
Eva Mallinson
Eva Mallinson, aged 10 months from Middlesborough, has been named January's face of Water Babies for the UK's leading baby and toddler swim school. The competition, which launched in January,…

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Tue 20th Jan, 2015 | 3:56pm

Shortlist Revealed For The 2015 Child Friendly Leeds Awards

The members of 'Thumbs Up Productions' who have organised the Child Friendly Leeds Awards ceremony
The members of 'Thumbs Up Productions' who have organised the Child Friendly Leeds Awards ceremony
The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the 2015 Child Friendly Leeds awards have now been revealed.

The winners will be officially announced at a prestigious awards…

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Fri 16th Jan, 2015 | 5:43pm

Majority Of UK Believe Childcare Should Be Shared Equally Between Couples

photo - paparutzi
photo - paparutzi
More than half of the UK believes that childcare should be shared equally between parents, a survey by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has found.

The findings show a marked move…

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Tue 13th Jan, 2015 | 9:39am

New Change4Life Campaign Encourages Families To Make Sugar Swaps


A new Change4Life campaign launched today by Public Health England encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume by making one or more simple swaps.

The campaign…

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Mon 5th Jan, 2015 | 4:00pm

Let Statistics Help You Make New Year's Resolutions

photo - Scott Lewis
photo - Scott Lewis
Fresh inspiration comes from the Office for National Statistics(ONS) for those wanting to make changes to their lives in the new year.

ONS Director General Glen Watson said:
"ONS statistics are…

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Wed 31st Dec, 2014 | 10:00pm

Creative Young Carer Has Designs For Success


Budding artist and young carer Emily Wood has scooped a top prize in a national Christmas card competition.

The ten-year-old, of Cononley, Craven, entered the competition after hearing about it…

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Wed 24th Dec, 2014 | 4:16pm

Pupils Give Festive Cheer To Harrogate's Young Carers

Laura Frith (far left) and Hettie Flynn, from Young Carers', with pupils from Ashville Pre-Prep School and some of the Christmas gifts
Laura Frith (far left) and Hettie Flynn, from Young Carers', with pupils from Ashville Pre-Prep School and some of the Christmas gifts
Youngsters who will spend Christmas and New Year caring for a relative are being given some festive cheer, thanks to a Harrogate school.

Ashville Pre-Prep School pupils are once again supporting…

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Sat 20th Dec, 2014 | 2:33pm

Festive Stockings For Sick And Premature Babies

Phil Coley with Tammy Lilley, Senior Sister
Phil Coley with Tammy Lilley, Senior Sister
Christmas stockings packed with festive baby gifts are now hanging from incubators at a South Yorkshire hospital thanks to the kindness of IT and telecommunications firm DuoCall.

Staff at the…

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Tue 16th Dec, 2014 | 12:49pm

When to Make A Power Of Attorney

photo by 8mm & Other Stuff
photo by 8mm & Other Stuff

No-one likes to think about a time when perhaps they are unable to make decisions or look after our own affairs.

But failing to plan ahead means that things can be complicated and expensive for…

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Thu 11th Dec, 2014 | 12:30pm

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