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Middle-Income Families Face Largest Losses New Study Shows
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 cuts.…
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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

Peter Jones
Post-nups - How They Work, Who Needs One - And What They Cost
By Peter Jones
Lawyer

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

Why You Should Seek Proper Legal Advice On Asset Protection Trusts

Deborah Gilpin
Deborah Gilpin
A recent case which saw eight people receive prison sentences for mis-selling so-called asset protection trusts highlights the pitfalls of using unregulated legal advisers, says solicitor Deborah…

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Tue 16th Jun, 2015 | 10:00pm

Support Offered To Make Positive Difference To Families

photo - Tomas Beck
photo - Tomas Beck
A new course is helping young mums and dads with their parenting skills.

Based at Bramley Children's Centre, Positive Families lets people share their experiences of family life and learn about…

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Fri 12th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Fun And Games For Doncaster Lad


A young boy from Doncaster, who has suffered from ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and right-sided hemiparesis for most of his life, is celebrating today after receiving a personal grant that will enable…

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Tue 9th Jun, 2015 | 5:20pm

Reaching Out To Carers In Carers Week

photo - Mikecogh
photo - Mikecogh
An army of staff from Bradford's carers' centre will be on the frontline during Carers Week to spread the word about support on offer for those who look after a loved one.

The national awareness…

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Mon 8th Jun, 2015 | 5:28pm

Great Yorkshire Show - Under Starter's Orders

Shetland Pony Grand National competitors
Shetland Pony Grand National competitors
Three youngsters were definitely ready for the off at the Great Yorkshire Showground with an early warm up for England's premier agricultural event next month.

The three will all be competing in…

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Tue 2nd Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Former EastEnders Star Becomes Patron Of Children's Charity

Anita Dobson
Anita Dobson
The national children's technology charity Lifelites has announced their latest Patron, stage and screen actress, Anita Dobson.

Lifelites is the only charity to provide assistive and inclusive…

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Fri 29th May, 2015 | 3:22pm

Four Million Extra Parents Have Access To Parental Leave This Summer

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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

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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

Adoption Charity "Myth-Busts" About Adoption


One of the UK's most successful children's charities is highlighting the top myths around adoption in a bid to encourage more people in West Yorkshire to consider becoming adoptive parents.

"Our…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 8:12am

Hope Pastures' Fun Dog Show

The 2014 Best in Show winner (on the left!)
The 2014 Best in Show winner (on the left!)
Dogs are already practising for Hope Pastures' Fun Dog Show and Fete on Sunday 21st June 2015 and this year the prizes and fun will be bigger and better than ever, thanks to overall Show Sponsor,…

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Mon 15th Jun, 2015 | 5:29pm

Baby Unit's Buggy Push Gets Bigger And Better!

The Coley family
The Coley family
Last Sunday, 31 May saw Rother Valley Country Park awash with a multitude of mums, dads, grandparents, children and buggies all taking part in the second Jessops annual buggy push.

The event which…

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Wed 10th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Call For More Foster Carers In Yorkshire And The Humber

photo - Horia Varlan
photo - Horia Varlan
The Fostering Network is calling on people across Yorkshire and the Humber to consider becoming foster carers, given the need for a further 720 new families across the region in 2015.

The call…

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Tue 9th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Visit A Farm This Open Farm Sunday

photo - Suzanne Phillips
photo - Suzanne Phillips
Never visited a farm before? Curious about what a farmer's work actually entails? Want to discover where your food comes from? Then this Sunday's Open Farm Sunday event, the farming industry's…

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Sat 6th Jun, 2015 | 12:11pm

Government Brings Forward Plans To Double Free Childcare For Working Families

photo - pedroreyna
photo - pedroreyna
Prime Minister David Cameron will today announce that the government will bring forward plans to double free childcare for working parents - with some families set to benefit as early as next year.

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Mon 1st Jun, 2015 | 3:34pm

Holmfirth Boy 'Raises The Bar' Of Expectation For Deaf Children And Young People


Eleven-year-old Keir Fenton from Holmfirth, who is profoundly deaf, performed at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Bank Holiday Monday after winning a national competition.

The 'Raising the Bar'…

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Wed 27th May, 2015 | 6:03pm

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