Madeleine a win for autism against the odds

Madeleine a win for autism against the odds

Do children with Autism get the support they need from ourselves. By Steph Every once in a while we hear of people who despite their circumstances achieve a win against the odds. This is Madeleine’s story as told by her Mum about the fight for autism to be accepted. Madeleine is 11 years old, as she is my daughter I’m rather biased in my wholehearted belief she is beautiful and amazing with a slightly wicked sense of humour….

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School Holidays & Grandparents looking after Grandchildren

School Holidays & Grandparents looking after Grandchildren

Do we take grandparents looking after grandchildren for granted? Grandparents and the role they play in your childrens early lives are to an extent priceless. Has anyone stopped and thought what would happen if for some unknown reason all grandparents were unavailable for the next month. Schools are getting ready for the summer break, but for parents the working life goes on. Who is going to look after the children while you are at work, or…

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Alice Temperley leading fashion icon but losing money.

Alice Temperley leading fashion icon but losing money.

Alice Temperley fashion icon, designer to the rich & famous, but losing money! Within the last 10 years the fashion icon Alice Temperley has gone from strength to strength. She is fast becoming one of the most recognisable fashion names of this century. Beginning as just a small label to know being known as true world wide fashion empire. Housing three lines (Temperley London, ALICE by Temperley and Temperley Bridal), which are loved by many and…

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250,000 reported missing people in the UK

250,000 reported missing people in the UK

Each year over 250,000 reports of missing people in the UK. According to latest reports virtually 50% of missing people in the UK are aged between 15 and 21. There could be many reasons why this happens, there is no specific reason why. While the majority are found safe and well, the National Crime Agency (NCA) says it’s important to understand why and to try and avoid it happening again. “Going missing is a symptom that…

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Drug users, more than a social problem, a national issue.

Drug users, more than a social problem, a national issue.

The Centre for Social Justice says Drug users are more than a social problem. I grew up in the 1970’s when narcotics were easily available for those drug users who wanted them. Although I myself never had a reason to even try any just to experiment, I knew plenty of people who did. Over the last 40 years the number of social drug users and the hard core individuals has increased to the point where the…

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European Union, the referendum 41 years ago today

European Union, the referendum 41 years ago today

European Union – our history revisited. Forty one years ago today, the people of the United Kingdom voted by a large majority in a referendum to stay within the European Union. More than 65% of eligible voters supported the then Labour government’s campaign to stay in the European Union, or Common Market as it was commonly known as then, this was despite many cabinet ministers openly coming out in favour of a British withdrawal. This…

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Staying safe in the Summer Heat

Staying safe in the Summer Heat

Advise on staying safe in the Summer Heat. The majority of us will always welcome the Summer and the hot weather that comes with it. But we must be aware that when its too hot for long periods there are many health risks and we should ensure that all our families are staying safe in the Summer heat. The elderly, the seriously ill and the very young are the main groups of people who are…

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The European Championships – Euro 2016

The European Championships – Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Starts on 10th June in France For 4 weeks starting on the 10th June this year the UEFA European Championship ( Euro 2016) will begin. More commonly known as Euro 2016 to all football fans, they will pit the national pride of each competing nation against one another in a battle to become Champions of Europe. These championships are held every 4 years and was originally called the EUFA European Nations Cup. For the…

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The migrant crisis, what can we do?

The migrant crisis, what can we do?

What can be do to solve the migrant crisis? The migrant crisis has escalated once again with the news that a further 250 people have been rescued from a boat in the Mediterranean sea. A coast guard spokesman said  helicopters were on there way to assist the four ships were were involved in the rescue operation. Over 200 migrants were said to be “in distress” in the water. The boat was found in international waters, 75 miles south…

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Affordable family holidays for the over 50’s

Affordable family holidays for the over 50’s

Ideas for affordable family holidays for the over 50’s It is that time of the year again when affordable family holidays come to the forefront of our thoughts. For many families this is the only time that everyone can get away together. As has become the norm, not only in this country, many resorts and holiday parks increase all holiday costs far above what can be called a reasonable rate. Parents and to a degree grandparents…

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