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Our guide to the safest cars on the market

Mother worried about her child's safety in car

Today’s cars are safer than ever, but there are still differences in the amount of protection on offer. Tim Barnes-Clay highlights four leading models.

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What parents will do for a good school

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With one in 10 parents willing to pay more than £50,000 for a house in a good school catchment area, we look at some alternative methods parents have used.

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Costly childcare sees 23% of parents give up work

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Some 23% of families in which both parents worked before children were born have had to give up a salary due to childcare costs. Will new tax breaks help?

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Lego Builders competition winners

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A showcase of our favourite Lego versions of BRIAN the Robot, as part of our Lego Builders competition.

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Gove warns over term-time holidays

  •  25 Feb, 2014
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Michael Gove has told parents it is "wrong" to take children on holiday during term time.

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Are fines for term-time family holidays fair?

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A row has broken out over new fines for parents who take children out of school for family holidays. But given the cost of peak-season breaks, is this fair?

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MPs give backing to car smoking ban

  •  11 Feb, 2014
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A ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers now looks set to become law after MPs gave it their backing.

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Blog: Should we ban smoking in cars with children?

Hand of a person smoking while driving

Labour wants to make it illegal for drivers to light up in the presence of children. You may agree this is a bad habit: but is legislation really necessary?

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Blog: Why do a third of UK families lack life insurance?

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How much are you worth? It seems many people don't value themselves at all as around a third of Brits with families lack life insurance.

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SnooziHedz travel pillow sets

10th day of Christmas

We have four SnooziHedz children's travel pillow sets to give away on 10 December. Click to find out more.

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