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REVEALED: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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Youngsters taking naked selfies despite knowing the risks

Youngsters taking naked selfies despite knowing the risks

Many young people choose to share naked selfies despite knowing the risks because they see it as a “normal and fun” part of relationships, a worrying study has shown.

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Winter vomiting bug is coming

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Petflix and chill: scientists develop films for cats and dogs to reduce stress caused by fireworks

Petflix and chill: scientists develop films for cats and dogs to reduce stress caused by fireworks

November 5th is an exciting time of year for most of us, but for those with pets it can also prove stressful... now help is at hand thanks to a bizarre development by scientists.

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Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween.

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Councils fine parents nearly �7 million over childrens school absences

Councils fine parents nearly £7 million over children’s school absences

Councils in England issued almost £7 million worth of fines to parents in a single year for pupils’ unauthorised absences from school, figures show.

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One in five parents stressed out by half-term as extra costs hit �323

One in five parents stressed out by half-term as extra costs hit £323

A fifth of parents have admitted that they find the half-term break stressful, with the additional costs the holiday brings being the source of much of the worry.

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Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on childrens learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Product warning

Child seat product recalled over safety fears

Recaro Child Safety is offering a product replacement programme for its Recaro fix base, which can be used with the Optia child seat as well as the Privia infant carrier.

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TV ads blamed for overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

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Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to take place at a landmark in her home city with a dazzling ring costing £1,013, according to new research.

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The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option.

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Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Most students prefer to seek advice on course options from their teachers rather than friends or family, according to new research.

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The top 50 skills you need to be a great dad

The top 50 skills you need to be a great dad

The top 50 ‘dad skills’ have been revealed - but less than half of fathers reckon they have mastered them all.

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Is gran cooler than mum?

10 reasons why kids think their grandma is cooler than their mum

More than half of British kids prefer their granny to their own mother, according to a new report.

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Overweight child

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

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Dogs with microchips at risk?

Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down

Only one in 10 UK dog owners saw updating their pet’s microchip when moving house as a priority - which could see their animal being destroyed if it strays.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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