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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.

Britain’s most common lunches

The humble cheese sandwich is the most popular workday lunch in Britain, new research reveals.  A study into the lunchtime eating habits of 2,000 office workers found three in ten tuck into EXACTLY the same thing for lunch each work day.  The results showed 32 per cent eat an identical lunch every day and have done so for over four and a half years on average.  This is the equivalent of eating over 1,000 identical cheese sandwiches without mixing up the menu.

Parents to be begin the countdowns to shared parental leave

With about two weeks to go until mums and dads with babies due on or after 5 April can start sharing up to 50 weeks of parental leave, expectant parents need to have that all-important conversation with their employers. 285,000 working couples a year are expected to be eligible for Shared Parental Leave with parents giving their employer eight weeks’ notice of the pattern of leave they intend to take.