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You’re never too young to #CHECKYOURSELFIE

Every day in the UK, one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes and despite the prevailing opinion that young women don’t get breast cancer, the reality is that they can and do. This is why youth-focused breast cancer awareness organisation, Keep A Breast are sparking the attention of young people through social media by spreading the message of a monthly self-check via #CHECKYOURSELFIE.

Rachel Stevens launches Dettol Baby Blanket Donation

Rachel Stevens, celebrity mum of two and new ambassador of Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser, recently launched the Dettol Baby Blanket Donation charity campaign in central London, by donating the first blanket to the cause.  The Dettol Baby Blanket Donation aims to promote the dangers of bacteria on blankets and highlight the shortage of baby blankets available to infants born to disadvantaged families.

The right for parters to take unpaid time off to accompany the expectant mother to antenatal appointments

From 1 October 2014, an expectant father or the partner (including same sex) of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to up to 2 of her antenatal appointments. “Partner” includes the spouse or civil partner of the pregnant woman and a person (of either sex) in a long term relationship with her. The right applies whether the child is conceived naturally or through donor insemination. It also extends to those who will become parents through a surrogacy arrangement if they expect to satisfy the conditions for and intend to apply for a Parental Order for the child born through that arrangement.

Schools across the country unite to make a noise about bullying

Playground Bully

At 11am on 26th September 2014, school children across the country will collectively take a stand to help eradicate bullying with the launch of First News’ Stamp Out Bullying campaign. This Guinness World Record attempt will see pupils stand up and stamp their feet for 30 seconds to make a noise about the cause and help to raise awareness that more needs to be done to find a nationwide solution.

London's New Year's Eve celebrations to be ticketed for the first time

London's hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations are to be ticketed for the first time, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today. With plans well advanced for 2014, the Mayor wants to ensure London's celebrations, which are watched by millions of people in the UK and across the world, will offer revellers the safest and most enjoyable event imaginable in the longer term.

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