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Poll: When is it acceptable to leave your children home alone?

Poll: When is it acceptable to leave your children home alone?

More than half of all parents are happy to leave their 11 year old child at home alone, a survey has found. The research, undertaken by Childcare.co.uk, also shows that parents are happy for 12 year old children to babysit their younger siblings. Some parents added that they would be happy for children as young […]

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You’ll have to verify your age to watch porn online from July

You’ll have to verify your age to watch porn online from July

The UK will become the first country in the world to bring in age verification for all online pornography when the controversial measures come into force on 15 July. From that date, commercial providers of online pornography will be required by law to carry out robust age verification checks on users, to ensure that they […]

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Citizen Bravo – talking money and music

Citizen Bravo – talking money and music

It’s not unusual for musicians to attend university, but more often than not art college is the destination with the luckier ones turning their hobby into gainful employment. Less normal is finding a popular musician working in education, and for Doctor Matt Brennan, combining the two is some sort of holy grail. “Some days it’s […]

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Quiz: Can you pass a SATs maths test for 11 year olds?

Quiz: Can you pass a SATs maths test for 11 year olds?

It’s almost that time of year when pupils in Year 6 will fill exam halls across England for their dreaded SATs exams. While many of you will no doubt act as the supportive parent or observe from afar, we think it’s time you experience what these 10 and 11 year old children are about to […]

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Nearly every adult in the UK could be owed £300 by Mastercard – here’s why

Nearly every adult in the UK could be owed £300 by Mastercard – here’s why

Almost every adult in the UK could be in line for a £300 payout from Mastercard if legal action against the company is successful. A £14 billion damages claim is being brought against the company on behalf of millions of consumers, having been revived by the Court of Appeal in a surprise court ruling. Former […]

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A private enforcement officer ‘threatened children with an £80 fine’ – complaining they were protesting too loudly

A private enforcement officer ‘threatened children with an £80 fine’ – complaining they were protesting too loudly

by Joel Lamy Video footage has emerged showing a private enforcement officer who allegedly threatened children with an £80 fine after complaining they were protesting “too loudly”. Pupils as young as Year 8 were allegedly told by an enforcement officer from Kingdom Services Group last Friday that their protest about climate change was “anti-social behaviour” […]

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Hackers may have been accessing your Outlook email account for up to six months – here’s how

Hackers may have been accessing your Outlook email account for up to six months – here’s how

Hackers were able to read emails and view contacts owned by people who use Microsoft email systems such as Hotmail, Outlook or MSN, it has been revealed. Microsoft has confirmed a hack took place earlier this year that allowed a “limited” number of users accounts to be accessed by hackers. The attackers took advantage of […]

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This football mad dog won’t let the postman deliver letters – unless they have a kickabout first

This football mad dog won’t let the postman deliver letters – unless they have a kickabout first

Meet ‘Ronaldog’ – the football-mad dog with serious skills that won’t let the postman deliver to its home until they have a kick about. Postie Davie Barbour, 50, takes mail to the dog’s owners every day – but “isn’t allowed” to return to work until they’ve had a mini footie match. The above clip shows […]

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Age restrictions on all websites and a ban on Facebook ‘likes’ – the new proposed internet rules explained

Age restrictions on all websites and a ban on Facebook ‘likes’ – the new proposed internet rules explained

Internet users could be forced to provide their age on every single website under new rules proposed to protect children online. It could see users required to provide details every time they shop online, browse for cheap flights or read up on the latest news. The plans, put forward by the Information Commissioner’s Office today […]

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No-fault evictions for renters set to be banned in England – here’s everything you need to know

No-fault evictions for renters set to be banned in England – here’s everything you need to know

A planned new law in the UK will mean that landlords can no longer evict renters at short notice without good reason. The government says that the new rules are there to protect renters from “unethical” landlords and give more long-term security. At the moment, Section 21 notices give landlords the power to evict tenants […]

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