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Health in the City: Are you Breast Aware?

Sep 20 2014
Health in the City woman breast aware

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you know by now how passionate I am about this particular health issue.

London Mums have joined forces with BMI Healthcare to encourage women in London to be more aware of the issues surrounding their health and wellbeing in the capital. In this article we look at breast cancer and ask the question, are you breast aware?

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Travel with kids: Tried-and-Tested Tips for Travelling Happy with Kids

Sep 19 2014
Travel with kids Are we nearly there yet

They’re five words that every parent dreads hearing; a plaintive cry from the back seat of a car or camper van that means just one thing. The rest of this journey, no matter how long, is not going to be fun.

“Are we nearly there yet?”

Parkdean, the family holiday parks operator with 24 sites around the UK, recently conducted a survey of 1,478 parents to find out just how often they hear ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ during a journey. They discovered that during a single trip, 48% of parents hear their kids ask the question more than six times, and two-thirds hear the first utterance during the first hour!

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LONDON IMAGES: BookBenches & the Books about Town

Sep 18 2014

This Summer in London we have enjoyed the best looking and most inspirational benches ever produced. For those who haven’t noticed some of the 51 colourful BookBenches installed in June on the streets of London here is a little story behind the Books about Town initiative and the images of the few I managed to capture.

Trails of benches shaped as open books, decorated by professional illustrators and local artists, were created for the public to enjoy. It has been a unique opportunity to explore the capital’s literary connections, to enjoy art from some of the country’s top artists and to celebrate reading for enjoyment. To view all the wonderful 51 BookBenches check the Books about Town website.

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FREE CHILDCARE – Is your two year old eligible for free childcare? Check here

Sep 16 2014
school kids isbi image

Childcare is the most important issues for parents no matter where they live, but in London this issues is even more important. The government are encouraging parents in London to check if their child is entitled to 15 hours of free childcare from this September, when the number of eligible children is estimated to double compared to last year.

Around 42,500 children in London will now be entitled to free childcare, but take-up has traditionally been low. A new government campaign is being launched recently to encourage parents to use their free 15 hours a week.

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Exclusive interview with Rugby & Strictly star Austin Healey on living with 5 women & parental control

Sep 16 2014

Enjoy this exclusive interview with ex  England and Lions Rugby Union international and father of four daughters, aged between six and 13 years, Austin Healey, who has recently become the face of a publicity campaign for BT Parental Controls.

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