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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Home alone

Children's charity urges parents not to leave children home alone in summer months

The NSPCC is urging parents in Northern Ireland to think carefully before leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays after its Helpline referred dozens of cases to the PSNI and children’s services after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about unsupervised youngsters.
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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
Health
A pet dog

One year on from law change 450,000 dogs still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

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Ball pit

Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.
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Portstewart strand

National Trust announces FREE open days

The National Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading conservation charity, is opening up its special places in Fermanagh for free on March 4 and 5 and many of its other places across Northern Ireland on March 11.
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Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all

Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all

Children who spend up to six hours a day playing computer games or watching telly aren't doing themselves any harm after all, according to new research.

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On the mobile

Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

An entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Health
A daddy with his daughter

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie's boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs' 'Troublemaker' are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

Offbeat
Going online

Baby boomers spend the most online (but Gen X buy more)

Latest research has found that baby boomers across the globe spend more money online than the younger generations.

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Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken

Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

Eating Out
NASUWT rally

NASUWT announce details of their second day of NI strike action

The largest teachers' union in Northern Ireland has today issued notice to employers of the second day of rolling strike action on 31 January 2017.
Education
Summer holidays are now peak divorce season

New Year overtaken by summer holidays as peak divorce season

New Year has been overtaken by the end of the summer holidays as peak divorce season, according to family lawyers.

Family
Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review: the movie the prequels should have been

With the rumours of extensive reshoots on Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off, you could be forgiven for a harbouring a certain amount of trepidation towards Rogue One.
TV and Film
Die Hard

The best festive films to watch on Netflix this Christmas

Here are six of the best festive films to watch on Netflix, if you want to get into the spirit early.
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Trying to get off to sleep

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

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Eating trendy shoots or microgreens favoured by celebrity chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal can help prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Trendy red cabbage good for the heart

Eating trendy shoots or microgreens favoured by celebrity chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal can help prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Offbeat
The norovirus

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The winter vomiting bug also know as norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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A child's first words are more likely to be something they can see.

Babies say what they see for first words

If dad’s want ‘dada’ to be the first word their baby utters then they need to do their share of early childcare, according to new research.

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A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

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