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A Quick History of the Paper Shopping Bag

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It was Margaret Knight who first came up with the idea of a paper bag, way back in 1871. She was working in a cotton mill in Springfield, Massachusetts when the idea struck her, and she quickly went on to invent a machine which would fold and glue paper

UK Gets its First and Only #BeNiceBus Launched by Stagecoach

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The UK saw the launch of its first and only #BeNiceBus with bus operator Stagecoach bus teaming up with The Diana Award charity for its launch. The Diana Award operates the UK and Ireland’s leading Anti-Bullying campaign, which equips young people with the skills, confidence and training to tackle

The government must listen to parents of premature babies

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Having a new baby is one of the most wonderful experiences in many people’s lives, but if that baby is born prematurely and spends its first few weeks inside an incubator fighting for its life the stress and trauma can be overwhelming for mums and dads.

Parents support pupils in vote to stop homework

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A primary school has stopped setting homework after parents and pupils voted to drop it in a move that it is hoped will encourage children to read for pleasure instead.

Parents post 1,500 pictures of children on social media before fifth birthday

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Parents are posting an average of 1,500 images of their children on social media by the time their child starts primary school, a study has found.

Foreign teachers may need to earn £35,000… or leave

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Thousands of experienced teachers from abroad will be sent home under new immigration rules if they do not earn £35,000 a year.