Research estimates we'll spend millions celebrating new royal arrival
The arrval of the new royal baby next month will trigger a £243 million spending spree across the country, according to new research.
The Centre for Retail Research has calculated we'll guzzle millions of bottles of champagne toasting the birth, gorge on £25 million-worth of food - and spend £56 milion on souvenirs, ... Continue reading
This iconic badge is 50 years old and just as popular - with a thriving black market
David Beckham's got one, so have Gary Barlow, Tiger Woods and Sir Elton John. Even the Queen received one when she visited the programme studios in 2001. And presenter Richard Beacon admits he was forced to give his back when he was axed from the show in 1998 for taking cocaine.
Yes, ... Continue reading
Power failure at theme park leaves children trapped on rides.
A power failure at Chessington World of Adventure meant dozens of children were trapped on rides and waited for hours to be rescued.
According to reports, children aged 8 upwards were trapped on the Rameses’ Revenge ride, which was suspended in midair at a forty degree angle over a lion enclosure.
Approximately 50 ... Continue reading
The Olympian sprints to victory - again!
You’ve voted Olympian Mo Farah to be Celebrity Dad of the Year 2013.
On hearing the news, Mo commented: "I train to be an athlete but there is no training to be a dad and I'm learning all the time. This award shows I must doing something right, which is a real ... Continue reading
Favourite children's story in 21st Century revamp
Talk about a new take on an old fairytale: Little Red Riding Hood's got her own little app!
The app lets your child choose his or her own version of story. Users make their own way through Little Red Riding Hood's trip through the woods to Grandma's, tilting the screen to pour ... Continue reading
New invention simulates a mother's hug
A new invention allows parents to give their child a hug - regardless of the physical distance between them.
The' T.jacket' gives children a squeeze when they need one: sensors inside the jacket alert parents when the child feels frustration. Then parents use an app on their smartphone to generate pockets of ... Continue reading
New book to be based on lyrics of 'Octopus's Garden'
Move over, Thomas the Tank Engine. It's all about the Octopus's Garden now.
Ringo Starr, famed for his Thomas voiceover (not to mention a spot of drumming) has given permission for a children's book to be based on the Beatles song that he penned.
The picture book will include a CD featuring music ... Continue reading
New book ‘Small Talk’ shows you how to teach your baby language skills years ahead of their friends.
Authors of new book, ‘Small Talk: Simple Ways to Boost Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills From Birth’ Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake encourage parents to start talking to their babies from birth to not just get them ‘chatting’ at just 4 weeks old but to boost their brainpower and language ... Continue reading
New study finds surprising results for second-time mothers
According to a new report in the British Medical Journal, planned home births are 'less risky' than planned hospital births, especially for second-time mums. A Dutch study has found the risk of severe complications to be 2.3 in 1,000 for hospital births, but only 1 in 1,000 for home births.
The Royal ... Continue reading
We tweeted asking for your baby-daddy snaps ahead of Father's Day this Sunday - and you obliged!
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