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A one-stop shop for information on school term and holiday dates launches for parents

An innovative web service, Term Dates ( is now providing parents with instant online access to the term dates and school holidays of every primary and secondary school in England, Scotland and Wales.

Parents no longer need to waste time searching through school web pages to find details of their children’s term and holiday dates because the website provides relevant information for every school and college across the UK, which the site visitor can view, download or print.

Evans Cycles and Go-ride announce commitment to get 2 million kids cycling by 2010

Britain’s most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, announced a new partnership with British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme and Evans Cycles, that will help to deliver over two million opportunities for young people to get into cycling by 2020. British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme – an initiative where young people experience coaching and competitive racing for the first time – will be supplied with 1,500 bikes from Evans Cycles to run thousands of Go-Ride sessions across the country.

World’s Largest Children’s Book Is Unveiled

The world’s largest children’s book was recently unveiled in Staffordshire to celebrate the launch of Alton Towers Resort’s first storybook for children – The Enchanted Village. Standing taller than a giraffe and stretching as wide as a 4x4 vehicle, the book towered over surprised visitors, who previewed an exclusive chapter of the book and its colourful characters.  The enormous book, which also weighs more than a polar bear or the equivalent of five mini coopers, beat the previous world record by three feet at an impressive 18’4”.

Oh, we’re there already

It’s officially good news for families taking to the motorways this Bank Holiday weekend as almost two thirds of parents (62 per cent) believe car journeys are now more calm and relaxing thanks to new technology, with over half (57 per cent) revealing that these advancements mean they are now happier to go on a long car journey with their family.


Parents confess cause of biggest bust-ups

How to discipline the children causes the biggest rows between couples, a study has revealed.  Researchers found the average parent will argue with their other half eight times a month about how they should be bringing up their children.  And more than three quarters of parents admit to constantly disagreeing with each other over how to deal with discipline.But the poll of 2,000 parents found 38 per cent of respondents said that Mum was most likely to have the last word when it came down to it.

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