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Are you having a toy clear out before Christmas

For the second year running, Barnardo’s have partnered up with the UK’s number one toy retailer, Argos to launch the very exciting Argos Toy Exchange! The Argos Toy Exchange is a UK-wide initiative to encourage donations of pre-loved unwanted toys which we can sell in our stores in the run up to Christmas.

Thousands of tonnes of Saturated Fat to be taken out of the Nation’s Diet

More than one and a half Olympic size swimming pools of saturated fat will be removed from the nation’s diet over the next year as part of a drive to cut the amount of saturated fat in our food.  Almost half of the food manufacturing and retail industry has signed up to the Responsibility Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge by agreeing to reduce the amount of saturated fat in our food and change their products to make them healthier.

Cuddles come top when it comes to the little things that cheer us up – even for men

Modern men now enjoy a cheeky cuddle as much as women do, new research has revealed. A detailed study found far from being macho characters who hide their feelings, most men are now happy to admit they frequently need a cuddle amid their busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules.

More than £300 million available to keep vulnerable Britons warm this winter

Today marks the launch of the Helpline’s winter campaign and the confidential, free advice service is encouraging low-income households to pick up the phone to get assistance. One in three UK adults and almost half of 16-24 year olds do not ask for help, as they are not comfortable with others knowing their personal circumstances, according to new research conducted by Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99).

“When I grow up I want to be….”

Chad Valley explains how your little ones favourite toy could influence their career

Want to know what your little one will do for a living when they grow up - just look at their favourite toys! New research from Argos shows a clear correlation between the toys we enjoyed playing with as children and our future careers. Over 60 per cent of adults who now work in design led jobs, such as architects and designers, said they enjoyed playing with building blocks as a kid, while 66 per cent of those in maths related roles, such as accountants and bankers, said they loved puzzle play.

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