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1 in 5 key worker households have children living in poverty

  • Around 1 million children with key worker parents are living below the breadline, research shows
  • In some parts of Britain more than two-fifths of kids in key worker households are living below the breadline
  • Poverty levels “likely to get worse” as ministers hold down pay
  • Key workers in the public sector facing another year of real-terms pay cuts
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Every school will have a life-saving defibrillator by 22/23

Schools without a defibrillator to be provided one by government by the end of 22/23 academic year, building on curriculum teaching first aid and CPR

State-funded schools across England will receive defibrillators under new government plans to make sure there is a device in every school, boosting their numbers in communities across the country.

Defibrillators have the potential to...

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Parents urged to help their kids get active over the summer holidays with the 10 Minute Shake Up

Disney-inspired campaign relaunches to help kids get one hour of physical activity every day over the summer holidays.
  • Only 45% of children are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of one hour of physical activity a day
  • The campaign seeks to inspire kids to get active by using some of their favourite stories and characters from Disney, Pixar and Marvel
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Government and leading businesses join forces to help households with cost of living

Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss David Buttress agrees deals and discounts with major UK businesses to form part of Help for Household campaign.

Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss David Buttress agrees deals and discounts with major UK businesses to form part of Help for Household campaign.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Buttress
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Charlie Gard’s parents push for new law on treatment rights

Chris Gard and Connie Yates are lobbying MPs to pass ‘Charlie’s Law’. They also praise Archie Battersbee’s mum for fighting for her son’s right to life.

THE parents of tragic tot Charlie Gard have spoken of their campaign to change the law to keep decisions about the medical treatment of seriously ill children out of the courts.

They are championing a new law that would give...

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Why Moving House at Uni is Easier Than You Think

University can get stressful at times. With coursework, assignments, and exams, you can feel overwhelmed. One element of student life that becomes particularly stressful is the moving. The experience of finding your own place can be stressful, let alone moving your belongings on your own.

In fact, Save The Student’s National Student Accommodation Survey for 2022 found that students...

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Heatwave Ready Pushchair to Keep Little Ones Cool

Riding Through Summer is a Breeze Thanks to Ark Pushchairs

Natural Materials Meet Innovative Design in the 3-in-1 Travel System

Ingeniously designed and engineered in the UK, the experts at Ark are delighted to offer babies a smooth and cool ride this summer thanks to their innovative pushchair, keeping little ones chilled in comfort and style. Combining environmentally...

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One in four families get first government Cost of Living Payment from today

Almost one in four families across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get £326 sent directly to them from today, with the second instalment of £324 sent later this year as part of the government’s £37 billion support package.

  • £326 – the first of two cost of living payments – will automatically hit seven million bank accounts between today and 31 July 2022 as
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Internet expert reveals how to protect your children online during the summer holidays, including making a 'family tech agreement'

With the summer holidays beginning, children will inevitably have more access to screen time, especially in the form of the internet. Internet safety has become an increasingly worrying problem amongst parents, however internet expert Allison Troutner from has listed the best ways to keep your child safe online.

1. Consider a family ‘tech agreement’

One way to set...

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Hundreds of Birmingham school pupils ‘Bring the Power’ to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • Almost one thousand Birmingham primary school children ‘Bring the Power’ to celebrate Birmingham 2022
  • Young people from schools across the city participate in sports, arts, and cultural activities
  • Commonwealth Games gold medallist Galal Yafai inspires the next generation
  • Birmingham 2022 aims to reach one million children and young people through ‘Bring
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