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Peak Season Bargain Family Holidays to Cornwall

You could be forgiven for thinking that such has been the resurgence of family travel, there is nothing left for the school summer holidays, and that prices have gone through the roof. Not so!

Here are some great deals from Lovat Holiday Parks and what’s more you can avoid the chaos at UK airports and the mountains of suitcases!

Sun Haven Holiday Park, Mawgan Porth,...
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BEAR-ILLIANT: GOBOATS TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

GOBOAT WELCOMES FURRY FRIENDS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PICNIC WEEK

National Picnic Week (18th-26th June) is approaching and, to celebrate, the eco-friendly boat company GoBoat is offering guests 15% off bookings across all UK locations when they bring along their favourite teddy bear for the ride.

Guests sailing from the 18th-26th June are encouraged to bring their hampers and baskets...

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Thousands more families to benefit from mediation voucher scheme as Government confirms extension

Campaigners welcome scheme extension, but say funds could run out fast

The Government’s Family Mediation Voucher Scheme has been extended, but campaigners say the funds could run out ‘far sooner than predicted’.

As part of the scheme, couples who decide to split up can access up to £500 which can be used to fund mediation to discuss children matters using mediation providers...

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Over 8 million families in the UK getting new cost of living payment from 14 July 2022

Over 8 million households in the UK will get a cash payment from July 2022 to ease cost of living pressures.
  • Over 8 million households will receive the first of two cost of living instalments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, part of the £1,200 support package this year
  • Initial automatic instalment for means-tested benefit claimants will be £326, with the rest to follow in a
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LEFT IN THE DARK ON ENERGY USE: 20 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS PAY THEIR SUPPLIER MONTHLY BUT LESS THAN HALF GET A BILL EVERY MONTH

  • Seven in ten households — 20 million — pay for their energy monthly[1], but only four in ten (43%) receive a bill every month [2]
  • One in five households (20%) have asked their supplier to change how often they get their bill [3] , but three fifths (60%) say the changes haven’t been made [4]
  • Suppliers who don’t deliver monthly bills are leaving consumers in the dark
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Struggling to communicate with your Ex – top five reasons people mediate

No family is without its drama, but for the most part disagreements and disputes can be settled with a little breathing space and time out.

For families in conflict however, it can be more difficult to bring about a resolution that works for all parties. Especially where tensions are already running high following a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce.

Needless to...

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Talking to children away from TV or screens is vital to their development

Reading aloud to young children is great for their literacy, but studies show that young children can learn more vocabulary from conversation at the dinner table, according to The Family Dinner Project .

They say, children who eat dinner with their families have better skills for developing literacy than those who don’t eat with their families.

Kate Stephens, Devon County Council's...

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Jubilee celebrations at Meadowhall

Meadowhall is getting set to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a long weekend filled with Royal-themed fun. From 2nd – 5th June, the centre will host a Royal Concierge to welcome visitors and hand out free Union Jack flags and regal crowns. There will also be a visit from the Queen’s Royal Guards* who will be stationed at the main dome entrance throughout the weekend and...

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40% Of Couples Say Snoring Is The Cause Of Arguments

Arguing is a natural part of any relationship. A staggering 22% of people in the UK admit that they have some form of conflict with their partner each month . And these disputes – however significant – can greatly affect your sleep.

Dormeo (mattress and sleep experts), conducted a study to find the T op 5 M ost C ommon A rgument S tarters B efore B ed , with Snoring being the most...

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Fundamental shift in children’s social care set out

Government commits to major reforms to improve the lives of England’s most vulnerable children and families

Vulnerable children and families in England will be better supported by a fundamental shift in how children’s social care services are delivered, guided by the findings of an independent review of children’s social care published today.

The government is setting out initial new...

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