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Over 8 Million UK parents admit to leaving young children along in the car

New research from Kwik Fit Insurance Services has today revealed that almost one quarter UK parents – equivalent to 8.1 million people – have left young children alone in the car in the past whilst out running errands. As we hit the peak of school summer holidays the UK, research has also revealed that while parents generally leave their children for only a few minutes, they can often return to interior damage, car alarms going off or fist fights!

Inventors Wanted by M&S

Inventors wanted

If your kids are looking for something to keep them occupied over the holidays, why not challenge them to think up a clever new invention for school uniform?

Young people worried online reputation may affect their future but Mum seeing their posts was the biggest fear

Nearly half of young people are worried about a social media post embarrassing them in the future, according to independent research from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Education and Skills Group.  The survey of 15-22 year olds across the UK looked at attitudes towards social media and how young people thought it could affect their future.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has issued a warning as temperatures across Britain are set to hit a scorching 35C.


The charity has appealed for people to take note of simple safety messages to avoid a repeat of last summer’s tragedies when many people lost their lives cooling off in unlifeguarded open water, not suitable for swimming.  Figures released from the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF), of which RLSS UK is a partner, earlier this month revealed that the peak summer months of July and August witnessed the most deaths in 2014.

Just 3 in 10 families sit down together for dinner according to new national research from Harvester

Only 30% of UK families eat dinner together every night, new national research has revealed.  Exactly half of the UK says work commitments, modern shift patterns and children’s after school activities make it either impossible or very difficult to get the family together for meal times, according to the nationwide study by Harvester Restaurants.

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