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Information night in Bourne for parents interested in adoption role

Lincolnshire Adoption Service is looking for new families to come forward and give loving homes to children in need.

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Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership is reviewing its services over the coming months, with plans to relaunch its Young Carers Card.

Chance for youngsters to have say on caring

Young carers in South Holland and the Deepings are being invited to help shape the support they need in the county.

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‘Foundling’ left in department store is determined to trace mum

On October 20, 1943, a tiny two-week-old baby boy was found abandoned in the Peter Robinson department store in central London.

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Michele Anderson, Head Mistress at Spalding High School, with the School of the Yesr (Secondary) Award at the 2016 Lincolnshire Free Press/Spalding Guardian Education Awards at South Holland Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG101116-213TW.

South Lincolnshire grammar schools face ‘Titanic’ battles to balance books

A Spalding headmaster has branded changes to the way schools in the town and England are funded as a 
“rearrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic”.

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"Jessica was such a popular girl and had overcome so much," mother Dawn Ducker.  Photo supplied.

Jess Danby – a shining star taken from us before her prime

Jessica Danby (19), of Donington, had everything to live for and life had plenty to give her ahead of, and beyond, October 1, 2015.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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REVEALED: Top 10 baby products new parents DONT need, and the ones they do

REVEALED: Top 10 baby products new parents DON’T need, and the ones they do

It’s highly likely you’ll have a list as long as your arm when it comes to buying for your newborn.

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Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

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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