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UPDATED: Babies ‘R’ Us recalls cot mobile over choking fears

A cot mobile has been recalled by its manufacturer due to fears that a part could present a choking hazard.

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50 nuggets of wisdom every parent should pass on to their kids

Parents hand down the same nuggets of wisdom to their children that their own parents did - including ‘get an education’ and ‘always try your best’.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Renewing of wedding vows at Paston Church.  Eddie and Dorothy Hall (71 years of marraige) EMN-170105-192054009

Peterborough couple renew vows 71 years after getting married

Love was in the air last Sunday as more than 30 couples renewed their vows in an emotional service at All Saints Church in Paston.

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Michael and Charlotte with new arrival Elliya and big brother Raygan

Little Elliya gives parents a surprise after being delivered at side on A15 in Hampton

Most expectant parents have a birth plan that involves packing a bag ready and knowing the quickest route to the hospital.

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Product recall

Kids’ rusks recalled over allergy fears

Three cake rusk products have been recalled because they contain egg, wheat and milk which are not correctly declared on the labels.

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HM Coroner Anne Pember: "This was a very sad and untimely death."

Tragedy of 25-day-old baby who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.

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Dog law change one year on: 450,000 pets still not chipped

Dog law change one year on: 450,000 pets still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last 12 months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Social media went mad earlier this month after customers desperate to get their hands on the latest must-have product were disappointed when Primark sold out.

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Product warning

Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Tesco recall

Tesco recall children’s toy over safety fears

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled a children’s toy over fears that it could present a potential hazard.

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VIDEO: 60 seconds can save a child’s life - parents need to know these lifesaving skills

A new study of 2,000 parents reveals millions of children’s lives are at risk because their mums and dads don’t have the appropriate life-saving skills.

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Tax-Free Childcare - 10 things every parent should know after HMRC changes revealed

Tax-Free Childcare - 10 things every parent should know after HMRC changes revealed

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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Peterborough mums wanted for paid vlogging role on relationships, sex, pregnancy and parenting

Peterborough mums wanted for paid vlogging role on relationships, sex, pregnancy and parenting

The UK’s first ever all-video parenting site ChannelMum.com is looking for a vlogging Peterborough supermum to join the new online video community.

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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