Cotswold Journal
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NEARLY new market sales which have been a haven for cash-strapped parents in Stourbridge are coming to Dudley.
The Week
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The UK is lagging behind the rest of Europe, so what do mothers in other countries receive? In Depth Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:15pm British mothers have one of the least generous maternity pay deals in Europe, according to new research. The UK was ranked 22nd out of 24 European countries that offer statutory maternity pay, in a survey by the Trades Union Congress. TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said that many parents in the UK were forced back to work early "to pay the bills". But the Department for Work and Pensions dismissed the TUC and claimed the UK maternity leave system was "one of the most generous in the world". What are women in the UK entitled to? Most employed mothers are entitled to 52 weeks' maternity leave, of which 39 weeks are covered by statutory maternity pay. For the first six weeks of maternity leave, statutory maternity pay is usually paid at 90 per cent of average weekly earnings.
BBC News 24
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And he is just on his way to commit mass murder. The inquiry's also taken police to west Wales where Khalid Masood's parents live. The police there spent the night searching this isolated property
Daily Express
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AN ORPHAN who survived a crash that killed his parents two decades ago has himself died in a car accident just yards from the same spot.
Mashable
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Derby Telegraph
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BBC News 24
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in parents choosing to share their leave because they can't afford to. We'll have to leave it there. Thank you for joining us. European markets are on the backfoot today after that delayed vote on the healthcare bill on Thursday night in the US. Traders believe the White House's ability to get legislation through Congress is crucial to President Trump's promises on spending and tax cuts
BBC News 24
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budget on maternity pay? We asked parents at a play centre in Manchester. I get maternity allowance, which is basically the same as statutory maternity pay. It isn't enough to cover enough of our outgoings. I will probably have to look for work sooner than.
Mental Floss
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Independence Day wasnt the only star-studded alien invasion flick to come out in 1996. That year, Tim Burton saluted the campy sci-fi epics of decades past with his big-budget B-movie Mars Attacks! Here are 10 facts about the cult classic that’ll blow your mind—just like a certain Slim Whitman song. 1. IT’S BASED ON A CONTROVERSIAL SET OF TRADING CARDS. In 1962, the Topps Company, Inc.—best known for its iconic baseball cardsinfuriated quite a lot of parents by releasing some subversive new collectibles. Mars Attacks! was a bubble gum trading card series that chronicled a fictitious alien invasion. In total, there were 55 cards, each adorned with a grim painting by comic book artist Norman Saunders, and many of these images were downright unsettling . One card showed a giant insect decapitating naked women in a shower room. Another featured a dog being vaporized right in front of its owner—a small child.
Derby Telegraph
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A primary school head teacher has warned parents about the dangers of allowing their children to use a popular gaming platform, as it allows them to be contacted by millions of strangers.Headteacher Iain Linsdell school has issued the warning about Roblox, which lets players create their own virtual worlds and has more than 30 million users worldwide.The head said his Manchester school had a duty of care to protect its pupils and was worried that the chat feature put them at risk of...
OK!
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Emily MacDonagh and Peter Andre discuss parenting skills [npower] During a rare campaign together – the married couple who share four-month-old Theo and three-year-old daughter Amelia – are on the hunt for the nation's Parenting Super Powers. Teaming up with npower, the Mysterious Girl singer and his junior doctor wife, went around the country exploring the most unusual and usefully skills parents possess. Together, Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh visited a baby sign ...
Lincolnshire Echo
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Parents across Lincolnshire are being urged to get their reception applications in soon or risk missing out on their preferred choice. Youngsters born between between September, 1, 2012 and August, 31, 2013 are due to start school later this year. The official deadline for applications was two months ago on January 15. But the authority is now urging any stragglers to get their applications in if they want a better chance of getting a place at their top choice. READ MORE: Children who...
Fox News
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Debate on 'Fox & Friends' after columnist suggests parents should go to work if kids are going to school
BBC News 24
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or demeanour that would have let me get a feeling that something weird about this guy. And he is just on his way to commit mass murder. The inquiry's also taken police to west Wales where Khalid Masood's parents live
Kent Online
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A school's hit out at its pupils' packed lunches - after parents packed a cold happy meal and one lunch consisted of three types of chocolate.
Ashford Herald
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Parents in Medway sent their children to school with a cold McDonald's Happy Meal and other extreme and unacceptable lunches, a newsletter has revealed.Byron Primary School in Gillingham listed a number of poor packed lunches given to pupils this year in a letter to parents. It also gave advice on how to prepare lunches. The school says while it is extreme and funny to read on paper, these are not acceptable examples of a balanced packed lunch.Read more: A school in Dover...
Evening Standard
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The family of a young motorcycle display team instructor killed in east London by a driver high on cocaine said his actions had "torn them apart", after he was jailed for seven years.
BBC News 24
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you can have people who have been affected in different ways play on the same team. Irrespective of what their parents or their relatives did or were done to. Since the genocide, the country is reinventing itself. Rwanda is on the up, the economy is growing, and so is cricket
Ars Technica
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The popular girl burns all bridges with an ill-advised text. One autistic kid misses his dead father in a big way, while two others have very different stressful issues with their own parents. Read 13 remaining paragraphs | Comments
BBC News 24
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Even the ground where Audifax plays his cricket is a gruesome reminder of what happened in this country. This plaque, just outside, describes events here when up to 2,500 people, most of them Tutsis, were hacked to death by gangs wielding machetes. So many young people in this country have grown up without parents
BBC News 24
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Facilities at the only cricket ground in the country may be threadbare, but it's a new sport here, gaining in popularity. You can see the camaraderie. But what's remarkable is that not so long ago, the chances are the parents of these players were deadly enemies
BBC One London
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Her parents are hoping her legacy will be to nature this Her parents are hoping her legacy will be to make sure this doesn't happen again. Commuters on the London Overground from Surrey Quays were stranded for more than an hour this morning after a power cut. There are still severe delays between Highbury and Islington.
Dover Express
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Parents in Medway sent their children to school with a cold McDonald's Happy Meal and other extreme and unacceptable lunches, a newsletter has revealed.Byron Primary School in Gillingham listed a number of poor packed lunches given to pupils this year in a letter to parents. It also gave advice on how to prepare lunches. The school says while it is extreme and funny to read on paper, these are not acceptable examples of a balanced packed lunch.Read more: A school in Dover...
BBC News 24
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in his conduct or demeanour that would have let me get a feeling that something weird about this guy. And he is just on his way to commit mass murder. The inquiry's also taken police to west Wales where Khalid Masood's parents live. police to west Wales where Khalid.