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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Do you know anyone who was an evacuee in WW2? Mill Lane Primary School Need your help!

Do you know anyone who was an evacuee in WW2? Mill Lane Primary School Need your help!

Mill Lane Primary School would like to be put in touch with anybody who knows or was an evacuee in WW2, so they can tell the children their stories.
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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Students at Lord Williams School in Thame celebrate their GCSE results

GCSE results 2017: Lord Williams’ School

Students at Lord Williams’s School in Thame have been celebrating this morning (Thursday) after achieving great success in their GCSE exams.

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LIVE: GCSE Results Day 2017 - Aylesbury, Buckingham and Thame

Welcome to our rolling coverage of GCSE Results Day 2017 across Aylesbury Vale, Buckingham and Thame.

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Students from Lord Williams's School in Thame celebrate their A-Level results

A-Level Results 2017: Lord Williams’s School

Students at Lord Williams’s School in Thame were celebrating yesterday morning (Thursday) after achieving outstanding A-Level results.

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LIVE: A-Level Results Day 2017 - Aylesbury, Buckingham and Thame

Welcome to our rolling coverage of A-Level Results Day 2017 across Aylesbury Vale, Buckingham and Thame.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Ellen White (holding BE KIND aloft) with her teammates shooting an advert for the campaign

WATCH: Aylesbury football star Ellen White becomes a Disney princess to challenge cliches

Disney has joined forces with the England Women’s football team and Aylesbury star Ellen White to challenge the cliches of what it means to be a modern-day princess.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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