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Not Long Left To Enter The Ilkley Carnival Cover Competition
The deadline is looming for the Ilkley Carnival programme cover design competition. With the deadline of March 6, local children are invited to paint, draw or digitally design their interpretation…
Last year's carnival creative winners
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1 million From Adoption Support Fund Helps Over 160 Families

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photo - erkillian5
One hundred and sixty adoptive families across the country have now benefitted from essential therapy services to help their children settle into their new homes, thanks to a brand new government…

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Fri 20th Feb, 2015 | 2:39pm

Love Your Local Heritage For Free This Half Term


With love in the air Ryedale Folk Museum is throwing open its doors for free to residents of Ryedale on Thursday 19 February. The 'community day' is an acknowledgement of the creation of the…

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Thu 12th Feb, 2015 | 8:00am

FEBRUARY HALF TERM AT FLAMINGO LAND


'Winter at Flamingo Land' is open daily across February Half Term (14th to 22nd February) and subsequent weekends up to 15th March, from 10am until 4pm.

Visit 140 species of reptiles, mammals and…

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Thu 5th Feb, 2015 | 10:43pm

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

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

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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

UK's First Children's Mental Health Week


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the children's mental health charity Place2Be, has recorded a video message to support the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week.

In the message,…

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Mon 16th Feb, 2015 | 12:01am

New Foster Families Needed

photo - Horia Varlan
photo - Horia Varlan
At least 720 new foster families are needed across the Yorkshire and Humber region during 2015 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for record numbers of fostered children, according to…

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Tue 10th Feb, 2015 | 3:58pm

Drowning In Baths A Risk For Young Children

photo - Andrew Malone
photo - Andrew Malone
Public Health England (PHE) is alerting parents, carers and health professionals to the dangers of children drowning in baths following a small number of deaths and 'near misses' reported by Child…

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Mon 2nd Feb, 2015 | 4:23pm

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…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 3:47pm

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

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