Children

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Pakistan passes ‘historic’ bill banning corporal punishment of children
Ban on violence against children will only apply in Islamabad, but campaigners hope rest of the country will follow suit

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

26, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Number of new FGM cases referred to NHS in England down by a quarter
Campaigners caution that drop may be down to difficulties in accessing services during Covid pandemic

Tobi Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Welsh watchdog criticises lack of action since home-school scurvy death
Children’s commissioner says moves to better regulate home education have been slow and ineffective

Steven Morris

25, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Funding cuts hitting UK youth services as demand grows, report says
Survey finds 66% of 1,759 organisations face more demand but 83% say funding has decreased

Alex Mistlin

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Set children free: are playgrounds a form of incarceration?
Play has been the invisible casualty of the pandemic. Is it time to let children reclaim the streets? Our writer looks forward to a post-Covid world of parklets, play streets and repurposed parking spaces

Oliver Wainwright

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Doctor denounces News Corp’s ‘inaccurate’ coverage of Melbourne gender clinic, inquiry hears
Michelle Telfer says the Australian newspaper published disinformation that created ‘fear and anxiety’ and ‘attempted to destroy my professional reputation’

Josh Taylor

25, Feb, 2021 @3:30 AM

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Bedtime best practice: experts settle on six key steps for getting kids to sleep
Brushing teeth, reading and avoiding food and screens all part of consensus advice

Amelia Hill

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Mother's ruin: 'I thought I was too cool for bedtime – I was very wrong'
Scientists may have found the perfect evening routine for children, but sometimes it’s the parents who struggle with the rules

Alexandra Topping

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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From Bowie to Jackie Weaver: girl dresses up to raise funds for charity
Pearl Parkin, eight, from Bath, becomes a different character each day to raise money for Save the Children

Amelia Hill

24, Feb, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Poorer primary pupils in England up to seven months behind due to Covid
Midlands and north suffer biggest drops in results among English schools during pandemic

Sally Weale Education correspondent

23, Feb, 2021 @5:51 PM

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'Impending doom': teachers on the reopening of schools in England
Teachers concerns include why they haven’t been vaccinated against Covid before pupils’ mass return on 8 March

Molly Blackall and David Batty

23, Feb, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Unlocking England: will Boris Johnson's Covid gamble pay off? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the prime minister’s timetable for easing the latest pandemic lockdown

Letters

23, Feb, 2021 @4:42 PM

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