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Give your dog the best nutrition you can this Christmas

Healthy Dog

As we prepare for Christmas, it’s important that we remember to keep our pets safe during the festive period. Indulgent human food can be toxic for our four-legged friends, so while we may think a bone or gravy may be a special treat, it could have serious consequences for the health of our dogs.

New software protects children from rumours that Santa isn’t real

Real Santa

An innovative piece of software has been launched today that will protect children from the rumours spreading around the internet that Santa isn’t real. Its release follows new research by revealing that 3.3 million youngsters have seen their belief in Father Christmas come to an end because of something they’d seen online.

Top charities urge parents across the UK to support first aid in schools

The British Red Cross, British Heart Foundation and St John Ambulance are urging parents across the UK to support a campaign to get first aid taught in all secondary schools in England.  Every Child a Lifesaver, backed by Labour MP Teresa Pearce, offers a one-off opportunity to equip a new generation of first-aiders with the skills they need to make a difference. The charities are calling for people to email their MP’s to back  the Emergency First Aid Education Bill.

Can you believe Half of Teenagers Have Never Written a Letter

A new study released today has highlighted tumbling interest in writing amongst teenagers, sparking concerns for the future of handwriting across the UK. The research has revealed that half of 13-19 year olds have never written a thank you letter, 83% have not written a love letter and a quarter have never even written a birthday or Christmas card.

Fill your days with National Trust Christmas magic by visiting some of the best grottos and activities in your area

Father Christmas’ schedule is jam packed this year but luckily he’s stopping off at some National Trust grottos along the way. Enjoy a festive family day out at some of the Trust’s most stunning places where you can get into the Christmas spirit by exploring enchanting trails, meeting Rudolph’s friends, making sparkly decorations and telling Father Christmas your special secret wishes, all with the help of Santa’s little helpers.

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