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Funeral homes share advice for those grieving on Father’s Day

For most, Father’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate and share their love for a parent. But for those who have experienced the death of a fatherly figure, including dads, step-dads and grandads, or are a bereaved father themselves, it can often bring up feelings of grief and upset.

With research from Co-op Funeralcare showing that 83% of people in the South West experienced the death of a...

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Father's Day after divorce: tips from a family law expert as over 100,000 new cases filed

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)* just under 3 million households across the UK are headed by a single parent, accounting for 15% of all families.

Government data** has revealed that 23,517 divorce applications were made between October and December 2023. Annually, 110,770 divorce applications were filed throughout last year , while a total of 103,501 final...

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Get fit and get cooking at St Lukes and St James! 

++ Local schools putting on free community events for families this summer ++

St Luke’s and St James’ schools, both part of the Ted Wragg Trust, are working together to host a range of community events this summer.

The events are open to families of children at St Luke’s, St James’ and Whipton Barton Primary and are all free, places just need to be booked in advance!...

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Top 7 Ways to Transform Your Smile as a Busy Parent

As a busy parent, finding time for yourself can be a challenge, especially when it comes to maintaining a radiant smile. With celebrities and social media influencers all seeming to have perfect teeth, there is now one more thing we need to factor into our health and beauty routine. However, with a few simple steps and the right professional help, you can achieve a beautiful, confident smile...

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FABULOUS FAMILY FESTIVAL FUN WITH WONDERFOLD

You can’t beat a family festival for smiles all-round. Going to a event with little ones in tow can be an exciting adventure filled with unforgettable moments. But amongst the music, dancing and picnic-ing, if you’re taking multiple children under the age of five, you need to be additionally prepared for every eventuality. This includes navigating different environments, packing and...

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9 out of 10 grandparents are becoming tech savvy to fight 'family FOMO' and loneliness

Over half of grandparents feel distant from their grandchildren ’ s lives… … But nine out of ten grandparents are embracing tech to fight family FOMO

In a poll of UK grandparents, over half (53%) revealed that they feel distant from what’s going on in their grandchildren’s lives.Sadly, this translates into feelings of loneliness, with nearly two fifths (39%) of grandparents confirming they...

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Brits due to spend almost £800 million on Father’s Day

  • Over 1.5m Brits said they plan to spend LESS on Father’s Day this year than last
  • Top Father’s Day gifts this year will be chocolate, mugs and pyjamas
  • More than a quarter (28%) of people said they would cut back on gifts for other people due to the rising consumer prices

As Father’s Day swiftly approaches, Hodge reveals that shoppers are due to spend...

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3 side hustle ideas to make extra money as a Mum

Money saving influencer, who helps parents navigate the cost of living crisis shares her top three ways to make extra money as a Mum. You can follow Sophie on Instagram for more tips.

1. Selling your old things on Vinted

If you love shopping on Vinted then you’ll love selling on it even more!

It can be a little time-consuming as you have to list each item. However, vinted...

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REVEALED: How to Save Money While on a Staycation

According to data from OnePoll, the average spend on staycation holidays in 2023 was around £1,011.30 , nearly double what was spent in 2022. While the popularity of staycations has dropped, with 27% of families planning a longer staycation in 2024 from 35% in 2023 , according to a survey by RSM UK, staycations can still be costly despite being considered an affordable holiday option....

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10 Essential Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

As the weather warms up and families gear up for swimwear season, it's crucial to prioritise water safety. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death among children, but with proper precautions and education, tragedies can be prevented. Here Parenting Expert, Amanda Jenner , shares ten essential water safety tips every parent should know to keep their children safe around water:...

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FREE EVENTS FOR KIDS DURING SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT MARKET PLACE

  • A week of free events for children from 26th May - 1st June at Market Place Harrow
  • FREE hour long Arts & Crafts workshops all week and a children’s entertainer will be on site with magic shows, games and music
  • Kids meal deals available all week from £5.99, including a drink

Looking to keep the kids entertained this May half term? Market Place...

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