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From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Winter vomiting bug is coming

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Steve Screaton, Deputy Community Fire Safety Manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

New warning for parents about burns risk to children

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning parents about the risk of children being burned or scalded after nearly 300 cases in 2014/15.

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Rutland county councillor Tony Mathias, Parentzone  deputy CEO Sophie Linington and High Sheriff Dr Sarah Furness

Staying safe in online world

A group of Rutland safeguarding professionals have undergone specialist training so they can help parents to keep their children safe in the digital world.

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300 Lincolnshire toddlers a year admitted to A&E for burns and scalds.

Almost 300 children under 5 went to A&E in Lincolnshire for burns and scalds in one 12 month period new figures show.

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Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to take place at a landmark in her home city with a dazzling ring costing £1,013, according to new research.

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The top 50 skills you need to be a great dad

The top 50 skills you need to be a great dad

The top 50 ‘dad skills’ have been revealed - but less than half of fathers reckon they have mastered them all.

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Overweight child

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Most popular baby names revealed

REVEALED - the most popular baby names so far in 2016

A parenting advice website has listed the most popular baby names so far in 2016 and revealed previous favourites such as Sophia, Mia, Daniel and Harrison are on the decline.

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Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

More than half of the UK’s grandparents are planning to look after their grandchildren over the next few weeks, according to a recent survey.

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Parents footing the bill for driving lessons

Parents fork out £22bn helping kids learn to drive

UK parents are collectively spending £22 billion to help get their children on the road and three quarters of mums and dads in the South East admit paying for their child’s driving lessons.

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American Pitbull terriers are among the breeds banned under the 1991 Act. Credit: Shutterstock

RSPCA calls for urgent changes to ‘flawed’ Dangerous Dogs Act

The RSPCA has today released a damning report on the “ineffective” Dangerous Dogs Act and called on urgent reform to a law which indiscriminately targets family pets.

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Home-Start Lincolnshire volunteers are looking forward to making a difference

Home-Start Lincolnshire’s newest volunteers have just finished their preparation training to become family support volunteers in Stamford and the surrounding area.

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Lidl to sell full sets of school uniform for £3.65 each

Lidl to sell full sets of school uniform for £3.65 each

Lidl shoppers can kit out their kids with a full school uniform for just £3.65.

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Heidi and Jason Rock of Bourne celebrate raising more than �10,000 towards her treatment for secondary breast cancer.

Team Heidi stay Rock solid for Bourne mother after £10,000 success

The phrase “we’re all in this together” has new meaning for Bourne charity worker Heidi Rock (35) after smashing a £10,000 fundraising target for cancer treatment.

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Mothercare recall

Mothercare recalls baby bouncer over safety fears

Mothercare has recalled one of its baby bouncers over fears that a flaw could pose a safety risk to children using it.

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Product warning

Mamas and Papas recall pushchair over loose catch

A children’s pushchair has been recalled by its manufacturer due to a technical issue.

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Woden's Hearth Viking and Anglo Saxon Re-enactment Group pictured at the Stamford and District Lions Club family fun day

A roar-some day out at Stamford and District Lions Club’s family fun day

Viking re-enactors, live bands, ferret racing, a quad bike course and car boot sale were among the many attractions at this year’s Stamford and District Lions Club family fun day.

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