Family Life

Stagecoach South West are again sponsoring Sci-Fi Day in Paignton on Saturday 24 August.

Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

All things Sci-Fi will be celebrated on Saturday 24 August, as Sci-fi day returns to Paignton Green.

The day will showcase an impressive range of cars and costumes from popular films including Transformers, Batman, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Disney Pixar’s Cars and many more.

Visitors can expect to come across Darth Vader, Star Wars Storm Troopers, Iron Man, RoboCop, Batman, Spiderman, Captain Jack Sparrow and chimps from Planet of the Apes, provided by look-alikes company UK Garrison.




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Norman Hartnell

Inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 6:19am

Norman Hartnell responds to news of a call for inquiry into access to children for abusive parents.

"The focus on the protection of victims of domestic violence is very welcome.

However, it will come as no surprise to hear that there are already detailed procedures in place to deal with such matters. These are the Family Procedure Rules 2010 PD 12 J that were recently revised to give greater protection to victims of domestic violence.

Thousands of mums celebrate the 2019 Big Breastfeeding Café

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:12pm

National initiative returned for its 4thyear, as new survey confirms the best breastfeeding support comes from fellow breastfeeders

Thousands of mums took part in The Big Breastfeeding Café this week.  The nationwide campaign, led by breastfeeding brand Medela,connected families via a network of mini events on 1stMay. 

Devon families join national campaign to support breastfeeding mums

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 04/29/2019 - 9:47am

On Wednesday 1st May thousands of mums will take part in The Big Breastfeeding Café and mums in Devon will be joining the fun.

Now in its 4th year, the nationwide initiativeled by breastfeeding brand Medela,will connect thousands of Mums via a network of mini events taking place on the same day across the UK, with 10  cafes in the region including, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Sidmouth, Honiton, Plymouth.

Over 200 mini events will take place on 1st May, to celebrate everyone’s personal breastfeeding experience – whatever it looks like.

Leading family law team welcomes divorce law overhaul

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:19am

One of Devon’s leading family law teams has welcomed today’s announcement of the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, hailing it a major step forward that will allow couples to end their marriages in an amicable way.

5 struggles interracial couples face

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:00am

In American society, interracial dating is one of the paradoxes, regardless of how diverse people are. Interracial relationships have become so prevalent in various parts of the world, too, even though some people can't just seem to accept this type of relationships. Those who have been, and some who are still in such a relationship, have admitted continuously that it's very challenging. The current society has been very tolerant of interracial relationships, but again, the challenges are there.

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Launch of new book helping parents who split to save money and focus on children

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:51am

A book offering advice to separating couples had its official Devon launch at an event hosted by The Family Law Company in Exeter.

The launch was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter Councillor Rachel Clare Lyons and Her Honour Judge Miranda Louise Robertshaw, The Designated Family Judge for Devon gave the headline speech.

Different summer activities for your child

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:07pm

It may not feel like it much at the moment but spring is just around the corner, and before you know it, the summer holidays will be here! Now is the perfect time to be planning your family activities and getting trips, accommodation, and tickets booked. You can often save a fair bit of money by booking early, and you’ll have the pick of everything if you’re an early bird.

A guide: What to get him for his birthday

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:09pm

Is your boyfriend or husband an incredibly difficult man to buy gifts for? If so, then you might want to check out the guide below. By doing so and taking the advice that is given, his birthday will no longer be a date that you dread, your Christmas shopping will be made a lot easier, and Valentine’s Day will be a breeze.

Here are some of the best present you can gift your male partner:

Cook him his favourite meal

Things to do with the kids over the school holidays

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:07pm

It may feel like they only just went back to school after the Christmas holidays but that time has come around again – the kids breaking up for school. The weather forecast is looking like it might be fairly mild and dry for much of the next week in the UK, so that opens up a few more opportunities for things to do to keep the youngsters entertained.

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Keeping your dog safe this winter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:23pm

As winter comes into play, the freezing temperatures can be dangerous for not only you but your dog too. With snow heading to Devon as we speak, knowing the right tips and techniques can ensure your dog stays safe and out of any danger.

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