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Couple guilty of assaults on children at Jersey care home

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15 years for man who raped 10-year-old girl

A married father of one who repeatedly raped a 10-year-old girl then tried to blame her for what happened was jailed for 15 years today.

Women execs should 'avoid child breaks'

More than half of the UK's top headhunters believe that women should not take a career break to have children if they want to secure a senior executive business position.

Jonathan Gibbs: Kids and gigs – will it work?

Taking our three boys to their first proper pop concert hit a stumbling block before it even began – the gig, booked long in advance, clashed with a friend’s seventh birthday party.

59 Seconds, By Prof Richard Wiseman

Most self-help books, Richard Wiseman argues, make claims which are not supported by any psychological research, and offer advice that could be useless or even harmful. What Wiseman does here, by contrast, is recommend only such tips to improve one's life as are backed up by scientific studies. (And many of them take less than a minute to implement.)

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Childminders put off by red tape, say Tories

Twelve childminders a day in England have quit the profession since the Government introduced its new curriculum for toddlers, analysis by the Conservatives has revealed.

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