Appeal to build new play park in memory of tragic tot

An appeal has been launched to replace a condemned play park which was created in memory of a nursery school girl who died in a tragic accident.

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There are lots of ways to bring family memories to life.

How to make the most of your family's precious memories

Most families have photographs, films, treasures, stories and memories that hold a special place in their hearts, even though they’re gathering dust in the attic.

Maurice and Dorothy Davis with Billy Hardy, who they have offered foster care to.

Could you be a foster carer in Sunderland?

A teenager who has found a future thanks to foster care has spoken of his experiences.

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Museum uses virtual reality mask to bring viking camp back to life

The sights and sounds of a Viking army camp have been brought to life through state-of-the-art virtual reality.
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Encourage your kids to get out into the garden.

Helping your children to get green fingers

Keeping children occupied, and getting them to eat fruit and vegetables, can be really tough for parents.


Ask family expert: How to support your children during exams

Q: My son is about to take his exams and I’m worried about his future if he doesn’t do well.

What is the right age for crossing the road alone? Picture: Shutterstock.

'Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14' say scientists

Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14, say scientists.

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Do you and your partner have a 'date night'?

The importance of parents’ date nights

As a dad of two daughters with all the fun, craziness and noise they produce, I often find myself looking forward to the silence.

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Children should be encouraged to learn the value of money from an early age.

Why making your kids money-savvy from a young age adds up

Money skills are a vital part of everyday life – and new research underlines why it pays to start learning from an early age.

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The new Tax Free Childcare scheme could leave you quids in.

Are you claiming all the childcare help you're entitled to?

Parents take note: There’s a new kid on the block that could mean up to £2,000 to help towards childcare costs.

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Spots are the thing which worry teenagers most about their appearance.

Children start worrying about their appearance aged just 12

Children start to worry about their appearance at the tender age of 12, a study has found.
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Parents forking out thousands of pounds to help children leave home

Parents of children approaching adulthood can expect to spend £2,500 easing their offspring out of the family nest, research suggests.

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Have you bought any of these?

Kids’ rusks recalled over allergy fears

Krunchi Foods is recalling three cake rusk products because they contain egg, wheat and milk which are not correctly declared on the labels.

Jon Platt arrives at court with wife Sally. Picture: PA.

Would being fined put you off taking children on holiday during term time?

A father has lost a landmark legal battle at the UK's highest court over taking his daughter to Disney World during school term time.
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What will you be getting up to this Easter? Picture: Pixabay.

Easter 2017: What's on in the North East over the bank holiday weekend?

Easter may have fallen late this year - but it's finally almost time to celebrate.
Nearly one million households are unable to cover the cost of two or more essential bills, a new study has found. Picture: PA.

Nearly one million households 'struggling to pay essential bills'

Nearly one million households are unable to cover the cost of two or more essential bills, a new study has found.
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How many portions of fruit and vegetables do your children eat?

Cancer warning as most older children fail to eat five-a-day

More than nine in 10 older children are not eating the recommended five portions of fruit or vegetables every day, a charity has warned.
Parents could face higher fees and extra charges in childcare.

30 hours of free childcare scheme 'could lead to higher fees for parents'

Parents could face higher fees and extra charges for childcare as a result of Government plans to double the free hours available to pre-school children, it has been suggested.

The one-shot jab has been developed by scientists.

Babies could soon get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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Fancy getting out and about for English Tourism Week?

Unmissable events for English Tourism Week

Celebrate English tourism, vibrant visitor experiences and world-renowned attractions during English Tourism Week, which starts tomorrow.

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