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Are more school holiday childcare headaches on the way?

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Kids love them, parents, well not so much and for working parents the school holidays are an additional stress. Juggling childcare and work for weeks on end is hard enough but if the government moves forward with its plans to allow head teachers to set holiday dates, it could make for childcare chaos for those

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It’s looking positive for pensions

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It has been no secret the government has been concerned for the future of pensions and just how millions of us will cope financially when we reach retirement age. With unemployment still at an all time high, along with many working families tightening their purse strings wherever possible, pensions have been seen as an additional

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Baking your way to happiness?

Cupcakes baking

For anyone that has suffered from depression, the feeling of that big dark cloud hovering over your head and blocking all the light from your life is one you’ll be familiar with, along with the daily dose of anti depressants and struggle to get through another day. While taking a pill or getting some form

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Adoptions are on the increase

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Despite the criticism of the UK’s adoption process and the endless red tape and hoops couples have to jump through to adopt a child, it seems that more children than ever have found new homes as 9.8% more were adopted in 2012 in England and Wales, compared to 2011 – a total of 5,206 children.

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Working parents chased by bailiffs

loan sharks

Research has shown that 1 in 5 people with a bailiff problem are working parents. The study which was undertaken by the Citizens Advice Bureau also found that parents are more likely to have bailiffs knocking on the door than any other household. Figures show that half of the people seeking advice on bailiff issues

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Study reveals link between induced labour and autism

anaesthetist was drunk pregnancy

US researchers have found links between autism and induced births. 625,000 children participated in the 8 year study, which was published by JAMA Pediatrics. The study found that the link was stronger in boys than in girls. Further investigations Scientists are now calling for further investigation into the results as they can’t be clear why

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