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Children in Exeter to take part in UK Reads Story Box Project

Literacy charity UK Reads holds a special Story Box Project with Exeter Chiefs rugby star and children’s co-author of ‘Bounce Back Jack’, Jack Maunder.

On 20th October 2021, 15 children and their families will join Jack and the UK Reads literacy team at Sandy Park. The sessions will deliver fun and engaging literacy activities that aim to increase enjoyment and confidence of literacy and develop a regular reading routine at home.

UK Reads supports children and families most in need to improve literacy skills through fun interactive experiences. In response to reach...

Government announces “No Fault” Divorce to become law on 6 April 2022

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 10/12/2021 - 7:29pm

At the moment, couples wanting to end their marriage have to point the finger at one another in the divorce petition. Before a divorce can be granted, one spouse has to prove that their marriage has broken down by citing one of the five “ grounds for divorce ”. If the problems in the marriage do not fit into any of these categories, then it isn’t possible to get divorced.

Grounds for divorce include,

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour (a broad category that can include anything from abuse to drug use and even failing to contribute to household expenses)
  • ...

Why is Ukraine popular for surrogacy?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 10/11/2021 - 5:22am

Many families from different parts of the globe have problems with having children. Some of them have some problems with health, and so they aren’t able to conceive a baby. Another common obstacle is a lesbian or gay couple. Fortunately, there is a great way out! We don’t mean an adoption. We mean surrogacy, which is a perfect method to preserve the genes of both parents, regardless of their sex.

One of the most popular countries for surrogacy is Ukraine. Gestational surrogacy in Ukraine is popular for several reasons. They are as follows:

  • High quality. A high
  • ...
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Every New Homeowners Dream Checklist

In 2020, 31% of people buying a home were purchasing a home for the first time. It's a major milestone towards achieving the American dream. Although, getting to the point of owning your own home isn't exactly easy. On average, it takes six years for someone to save for a house. So, when the moment finally comes, it can feel blissful to get the keys and open the door.

You'll have gone through the hardships of saving, finding, and buying, so this checklist is designed for people who have the keys — or are soon to have them — and need some guidance on what to do next. Keep reading...

Fostered children lend their voice to new recruitment campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 09/19/2021 - 11:13pm

Devon County Council has produced three animations using the real voices of young people who now live in foster care.

It's the first time real voices of fostered teens have been used to help promote their fostering service.

The council hopes it will prompt people who have thought about becoming foster parents to come forward to help fill a shortfall, and encourage others to consider it.

The digital campaign features three incredible young people - Bobby, Rosie and Phill.

Phill wants to go to University or join the Navy.

"When I first moved in I...

Puppy or Baby Boom? How Couples are Now Growing their Families

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:31pm

Many couples get to a point in their relationship where they want to begin growing a family of their own. But unlike in recent years’ past, many millennial families are choosing not to expand their brood with children. Instead, with many couples looking to expand their family in a way that impacts their lifestyle, a lot of people are choosing to add a pet to their home.

From dogs and cats to smaller animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, there’s been a big trend towards putting off parenthood and adding a fur baby into the mix. Are you looking to grow your own family with a...

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Families to be given advice on protecting children from household cleaning products

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/27/2021 - 9:41pm

Devon’s health visiting teams will be handing out free magnetic notepads carrying safety advice this September to help families ensure that young children and toddlers are kept safe in the home.

The notepads feature key safety advice and will serve as a helpful reminder to thousands of busy families.

The notepads are part of the ‘Take Action Today, Put Them Away’ campaign to help protect children from the risks of everyday household cleaning products.

In Devon accidental poisonings accounted for 185 emergency admissions for 0 – four-year-olds between 2016/17-...

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Local housebuilder gives South West gamers the opportunity to put their skills to the test and design a home in a new competition

Authored by jamesyoung
Posted: Sat, 08/21/2021 - 12:55pm

Worried about how much time your child (or spouse) spends gaming? Well worry no more ─ a local housebuilder has come up with the productive solution for gamers this summer, and it could just help them discover their dream career.

Whether it’s Minecraft, The Sims, Roblox or even Animal Crossing, Redrow is calling for gamers across the country to digitally recreate one if its homes or developments in a bid to discover the talented designers of the future.

Open to gamers of all ages, there are three categories to enter, with prizes including children’s art vouchers, an MSI...

9 things you must buy for your newborn

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 08/17/2021 - 11:08pm

Perhaps you are wondering what you should do when you prepare to bring your sweet newborn home. In the first week at home, "what does a baby actually need?" The answer is nothing. You probably would think your baby's wish list involves anything you can possibly imagine, if you consult a baby registry suggestion list, ask a baby gear store, or find a trustworthy review site . It is advisable that you be prepared for the first few days and weeks of your infant by making sure that you have the item you need. OveReview is a product review site that have selected the best baby items you will...

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