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Criminal record checks loophole for private tutors must close

All self-employed tutors must be required to get criminal record check and the Government is being urged to close a loophole that could leave thousands of privately-taught children at risk of harm, by making criminal record checks compulsory for all private tutors.

High heels and other hidden health risks in your wardrobe

High heels, flip flops, heavy handbags and statement necklaces are all staple parts of a women’s stylish wardrobe, but they are causing damaging health problems in the pursuit of being fashionable.  Mr Simon Moyes , Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital provides advice on how to avoid potential health risks caused by accessories.

Losing Weight Is Child’s Play, According to New Research

Fitness first infographic

Forget running, walking and other traditional exercises — if you want to get in shape you should go back to the playground, according to new research.  Old school works-out like star jumps, hopscotch and skipping burn more calories and use more muscles than the nation’s favourite ways to work out.  Experts claim those wanting to drop dress-sizes would be better off skipping for 15 minutes to lose 215 calories, rather than running for the same amount of time, which uses just 150 calories.

The Top 40 Misheard Lyrics You’re Getting Wrong

Millions of Brits are mishearing some of the world’s best known song lyrics and replacing them with baffling alternatives, according to new research.  Three quarters of those polled admitted to singing along to the wrong words of popular tunes, including Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ and Dire Strait’s ‘Money for Nothing’.  Indeed, wannabee singers often mishear the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’, believing she is singing “All the lonely Starbucks lovers” – and not “Got a long list of ex-lovers”.

The Picnic Etiquette Rules All Brits are Breaking

Free-range children, over-enthusiastic frisbee players and ‘weekend’ guitarists butchering ‘Wonderwall’ are the park-users who get people hot under the collar, according to new research.  Thirty six per cent of park-users have had their afternoon ‘gatecrashed’ by an unaccompanied child while a third say their picnic has been disrupted by loud music blaring from someone else’s portable speakers.