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Petition to ban One Born Every Minute

It may be enjoyed by millions of viewers but one woman is campaigning for television programme One Born Every Minute to be taken off the air. One Born Every Minute Pregnancy and natural childbirth coach Alexia Leachman argues that the popular show doesn’t depict what labour and birth is really like for most women. As

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9 year old writes to parents regarding tooth fairy’s existence

Super sleuth and 9-year-old, Lexi has become an Internet sensation after she wrote a letter to her parents addressing the existence of the Tooth Fairy. I don’t believe Lexi composed a strongly worded letter to her mum and dad revealing the fact that not only did she know her father swapped the tooth under her

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Government forced to make tax credits delay

Tax Credits for people in work

Last night, the Lords showed unprecedented defiance as they rejected a finance measure approved by the Commons which would have cut tax credits, for the first time in over a century. Tax credits U-turn The House of Lords have approved a Labour motion that forces George Osborne to delay his tax credit cuts until he creates a

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Tampon tax may be banished

MPs are to vote to abolish the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’ after more than 250,000 people joined an online campaign. Luxury items The controversial tax on women’s sanitary products has become a focal point as campaigners have branded it sexist. They also argue than sanitary protection should not be classed as a non-essential luxury item. Vital

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Premature baby kept alive by Tesco sandwich bag

A baby born three months early has been kept alive thanks to a Tesco sandwich bag. When little Pixie Griffiths-Grant was born by emergency Caesarean section in Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital she weighed just 1.1lb. Pixie had to be delivered at 28 weeks in May of this year. Sandwich bag Pixie’s mum, Sharon Grant had been

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Blanket ban on term time holidays “unworkable”

£30 off holiday bookings

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a “common sense approach” to be applied to term time holidays for families in England taking their children out of school for holidays. The move comes after it was revealed that the number of fines issued for term-time holidays has almost trebled in the last two years. Councils

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