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Get ready for World Book Day with 6 EASY last-minute costumes from the most popular children’s books

With World Book Day just around the corner on Thursday 7th March, parents looking for last-minute costume ideas can breathe a sigh of relief.

Education experts at Explore Learning have looked at Google searches and Goodreads data to pinpoint the most popular children’s stories, with the most recognisable characters.

They’ve put together six quick and easy World Book Day costume ideas...

Lizz Banks

Lizz Banks



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These Mother’s Day breakfast in bed recipes will impress any mum

Many people are stumped when it comes to buying gifts on Mother’s Day, with around 135,000 searches for ‘Mother’s Day gifts’ this month.

However, it turns out all mums want is some quality time. A previous study found that over half of mums said they really want to spend time with children and family on Mother’s Day, and what better way to say ‘I love you’ than a home cooked...

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Celebrating single mums: thortful launches free Mother’s Day gift bundle for the UK’s unsung heroes

Do you know a single mum that deserves a Mother’s Day surprise? Greetings card marketplace thortful is giving away 25 gift bundles to celebrate the UK’s inspiring parents.

Currently, there are over 2.5 million lone-parent families being headed by a mother in the UK1, who balance a career, finances and socialising with bringing up their children. And for those with children that are...

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The Best Characters for Baby Cards

With the current birth rate in the UK indicating that around 11.171 babies are born per 1000 people , baby cards to celebrate the birth of a little one have never been more popular. Nostalgia marketing is a popular way of ensuring products sell, which is why so many gift-givers are likely to seek out cards that remind them of their fond childhood memories.

The characters that can...

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Gifting Expert Reveals the Five Gift Rule to Help You Buy for Someone Who Has Everything

As Christmas approaches, the magic of sharing love and kindness unfolds. One of the most cherished ways of showcasing it is through gift-giving. In fact, 68% of people consider gift-giving as their “love language”, according to a recent SurveyMonkey study .

Choosing gifts for our loved ones is exciting, yet there is always that one person who has everything, and finding a unique and...

A Car Expert’s Tips to Drive Your Christmas Tree Home Safely

In the UK, between six and eight million Christmas trees are sold each year, with 85% of Brits putting up the iconic festive tree every festive season.

Decorating your Christmas tree is often one of the highlights of winter but transporting it home can cause a few headaches. If you don’t carry it properly, it can get you into trouble on the road.

In fact, if the tree’s...

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Experts reveal how long it will take you to burn off your Christmas dinner, plus the exercises to do so 

The Christmas period has arrived, and Brits across the nation are undoubtedly excited for the day of drinking and eating well. However, it’s no secret that the abundance of food will take quite some time to burn off – but how long can you expect?

Experts at Mirafit have analysed the calorie intake of traditional Christmas dinner foods to highlight the exercises you need to burn them...

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Dressing girls for special occasions can be fun and exciting, and it's important to feel confident and comfortable in your outfit. Here are some clothing tips for girls for special occasions:


Before you start planning your girl’s outfit , make sure you know the dress code for the special occasion. Is it a formal event, semi-formal, casual, or themed?...

Eco-Friendly Decorating Tips for a Sustainable Christmas

Data shows that over half of all British adults (53%) believe that having an eco-friendly Christmas is important. And with £1.2 million worth of Christmas decorations ending up in landfills, not only is using single-use plastics burning a hole in the ozone layer but also in your back pockets as you fork out money on decorations each year.

Vikki Makinson, Head of Marketing &...

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Revealed: The Halloween candy with most and least sugar intake, according to new data

  • Nerds Candy ranks as the candy with the highest sugar quantity, with a substantial 93g of sugar per 100g.
  • Sour Patch Kids closely follow, with 80g of sugar, while Swedish Fish rank third, with 77g.
  • Twizzlers stand out as the lowest-sugar option this Halloween, with only 38g of sugar per 100g.

This Halloween, a new study has found that Nerds Candy...

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Recipe box delivery service Gousto launches spooky new limited edition Halloween menu. Get the kids involved for a spook-tastic dinnertime to remember with the Crispy Cheesy Chicken Fingers With Marinara Sauce & Wedges , or the Bats & Cobwebs Cheesy Squash Pasta Bake.

Bonfire night in? Try the Bonfire Bangers & Root Veg Mash With Toffee Apple Gravy or the Vegetable Samosa...

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