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5p charge for carrier bags comes into effect today

As of today, supermarkets will be charging 5p for plastic carrier bags throughout the UK in an attempt to reduce litter and protect wildlife. Although this appears to be a simple transition, employees and management at supermarkets are braced for chaos, as they fear a complex list of exemptions to the rule could cause arguments

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Dad carries disabled son to school because of row over disabled parking bay

An Edinburgh father has to carry his disabled son 100 yards to school because a local resident keeps using the disabled parking bay close to the building. Disabled parking  bay Eight-year-old Keir Wallace suffers from a rare condition called familial cold auto-inflammatory syndrome type 2, which leaves his legs in agony. This means he is

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Breastfeeding bullies attack bottle feeding mum of twins

Breastfeeding when returning to work

Amanda Ririe, a 39 year old mother was subjected to of an online attack for bottle feeding her twin boys. Amanda says the messages posted online anonymously called her a “terrible mother,” and told her that with her “selfish act” she was “condemning her children to a life of ill-health, obesity and poor school results.”

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Disney announces Ducktales comeback!

First it was Inspector Gadget then Dangermouse and now late ‘80s/early ‘90s cartoon DuckTales is to receive the reboot treatment. Disney announced this week that the popular Emmy Award-winning animated show is to make a comeback on its Disney XD channel in 2017. Characters The original cartoon followed the adventures of the wealthy Scrooge McDuck

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Smoking in cars with children: Police may not enforce fines

From Thursday a new law that prohibits smokers from smoking in cars with children will come into effect, however police officers have stated that the law will not be enforced. £50 fines If caught, smokers can be given £50 fines, however police bosses have said they will instead give people warnings. The polices’ reluctance to

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