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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.

No more lost property toys as Butlins launch new ‘Bear Care’ initiative for families

Butlins BEARS

EVERYONE knows that toys have the most fun when children play with them, but on those exciting days out when teddy can’t come with you, what does teddy get up to, and how do we make sure he doesn’t feel lonely? Well children across the country heading to Butlins can now feel safe in the knowledge that their most loved toys will now be able to have as much fun on holiday as they are – as Butlins, the UK company which has been adding sparkle to family breaks for more than 75 years, is introducing a new Bear Care initiative – a dedicated day care service for toys.

Mums confess to telling holiday untruths

School gate untruths

One in five mums admit to telling white lies in the playground to exaggerate how good their summer break was.  That’s according to a new poll by travel website who quizzed mums on the lies they told and why.  Top untruths were about the holiday accommodation, the weather and how well their kids behaved.  Whilst many were genuine about where they went, some mums confessed to telling others they stayed at a nicer hotel, or a better location within a resort.

Austin Healey urges parents to switch on parental controls to protect children online

Ex England and Lions Rugby Union international, Austin Healey, has called on BT customers to protect their children while using the internet, by setting up BT Parental Controls. BT announced today, that the former Leicester Tigers star and father of four daughters, aged between six and 13 years, will be the face of its publicity campaign for BT Parental Controls.

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