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Where can I get boosted this “Jabuary”?

Where can I get boosted this “Jabuary”?

Cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are increasing rapidly in Devon, leading to a rising number of people in hospital with Covid and causing over 1,000 hospital staff to be off work.

The World Health Organisation recently warned that, while the Omicron variant does appear to be less severe compared to Delta,...

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Pressure to be ‘perfect’ causes mental health issues for teenage girls, research shows

Pressure from schools and families to live up to society’s expectations of the “ideal” girl and be “good” causes mental health issues in teenage girls, a study shows. Cultures in schools and at home contribute to anxiety in girls from all backgrounds, researchers have found.

Pressure to achieve high grades, be popular and beautiful, and participate in extra-curricular activities can lead to...

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Testing measures to ensure young people return to classrooms

On-site Covid lateral flow tests for secondary pupils on return to school, with students and staff encouraged to test twice a week

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , and Office of the Children's Commissioner

Published 3 January 2022

All secondary schools have been asked to provide one on-site test for pupils ahead of their return to the...

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More than half a million children benefitted from healthy food and activities during summer

Over 600,000 children attended free, government-funded Holiday Activities and Food clubs this summer, including over 495,000 eligible for free school meals

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Hundreds of thousands of children from low-income families are benefitting from healthy food and extra-curricular activities, through programmes helping to level up...

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Devon GP surgery Christmas and New Year opening times

Devon GP surgery Christmas and New Year opening times Patients across Devon are being reminded that most GP practices will be closed over the festive and New Year period and that if they need medical advice to make use of alternative services such as 111.

Most GP practices will close at the end of the day on Friday 24 December and will re-open again on Wednesday 29 December until Friday 31...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published - 5 December 2021

Last updated - 13 December 2021 — See all updates

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the...

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Ofsted Annual Report: We must do all we can to make sure this generation is not denied its opportunities

The Chief Inspector’s Annual Report says that nearly all children and learners have been affected by the pandemic, with long-term consequences unknown.

From: Ofsted

  • Good, well-structured, face-to-face education will help most children catch up
  • Daily routines, and the return of sport and extra-curricular activities, will improve children’s mental and physical health
  • ...
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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The Government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 5 December 2021

Last updated 7 December 2021 — See all updates

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the Government...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The Government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Laninjo-Hughes

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 5 December 2021

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the Government to determine what improvements are needed by the...

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Children’s Publisher Launches Campaign For Terminally Ill Children

The initiative, by children’s book publisher Ventorros Press, seeks to create personalised illustrated story adventures for terminally ill children, creating wonderful diversions that will empower them to temporarily escape their surroundings.

Ventorros Press commented, “If we can raise just £10,000, we will be able to brighten-up the days of around fifteen children and their...

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