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Parents admit getting more family days out are a struggle

Parents yearn for more family days out – but are simply too busy to find the time, a study has found.  Research revealed being busy doing chores, kids not wanting to do the same things and mum and dad having to work late are just some of the reasons families don’t get enough time together.

Brits turn to baking to help them unwind, new study finds

One in three Brits turn to baking to help them unwind after a busy day at work, it has emerged.  Researchers found as well as being a pleasurable pastime for many, others don an apron and get stuck into mixing, stirring and piping to ease stress levels.  The survey of 2,000 amateur bakers also found two thirds of Brits believe baking improves their mood when they are feeling low.

Parents Score just 1% Pass Rate in 11+ Test

Parents are stumbling over 11+ style questions that thousands of children across the country face in entrance exams. Grammar was a particular sticking point for many of the 10,000 parents that tackled the exam questions on the Explore Learning website over the last year.  The average overall score of the parents’ mock test was just 61% equating to just a 1% pass rate! Parents who took the quiz were asked a range of questions covering grammar, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning to give them a taster of what primary school children undertake.

Parents slam video sharing sites for allowing children to view inappropriate content

Over half of UK parents have condemned video sharing platforms, like Snapchat and YouTube, for failing to protect children from viewing unsuitable content online, according to new research.  A survey of 1,500 UK parents, conducted by AgeChecked, found that 58% of parents believe that video sharing sites and apps aren’t doing enough to keep young people safe.

Batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalers recalled

People with asthma are being asked to replace specific batches of their Ventolin Accuhaler inhalers, used for the emergency relief of asthmatic symptoms. This is due to a manufacturing issue that results in a small number of the devices not delivering the full number of doses.



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