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BBC unveils new computing and coding content for children

BBC unveils new computing and coding content for children

BBC Children’s and BBC Learning have announced a range of content across Bitesize, CBBC and CBeebies that will encourage children across the UK to get involved with computing and coding, with new education resources, lively television series, games and competitions.

Parents fork out £659 million on back-to-school gadgets for their kids

As September approaches, it’s not just new school uniforms that parents are splashing out on. More than a quarter (26%) of mums and dads plan to spend a staggering £659 million – an average of £329 per family – on gadgets for their children as the new term approaches, according to new research from uSwitch.com.

Driving safety tops list of parental concerns

Driving safety tops list of parental concerns

Fear of their children being injured in a serious car crash tops the list of parents’ concerns, according to the findings of an ABI survey.

Parents spend £2.5 billion preparing kids for the new school term

Parents across the country face the costly task of preparing their kids for the new school year as new research by Santander Credit Cards reveals the eye-watering cost of going back to school.

Grandparents called on to support rising education costs

The average amount for educating two children at private day schools is currently running at £526,000. With school fees having quadrupled since 1990, many parents who are hoping to educate their children privately will need to plan early, or look at alternatives such as home tuition supplementing state schooling.

Number of 2-year-olds eligible for free childcare to double

Parents should check if their 2-year-olds will be eligible for free childcare when the amount on offer doubles next week.

Mum’s no longer the word: people ask the internet before family for advice

Mum’s no longer the word: people ask the internet before family for advice

People turn to internet search engines for advice rather than their family, new research reveals.

Families urged to review life insurance

An urgent review of life insurance policies is being called for after the figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed bereaved families are being hit with unnecessary Inheritance Tax (IHT) bills totalling up to £216 million.

Tech savvy kids spend pocket money on latest technologies

Britain’s children are more likely to be spending their pocket money on the latest technology, than comics and sweets, as eight to 15 year olds admit to spending almost all their cash on downloads and computer games, according to the latest findings from Halifax.

School holidays leave kids hungry for three meals a day

School holidays leave kids hungry for three meals a day

One in eight pupils (13 per cent) is not getting enough to eat in the school holidays. This is according to teachers who are worried by changes in pupils, such as weight loss, when they return to school in the new term.

7 misconceptions about wills, trusts and estate planning

7 misconceptions about wills, trusts and estate planning

If you’ve been putting off writing your will, it’s time to consider seriously doing so. For many people, misconceptions hold them back.

Parents get the maths wrong on back to school budget

Parents get the maths wrong on back to school budget

With the back to school deadline looming, it’s not just the kids who are caving in to peer pressure, as almost half (47 per cent) of parents admit they feel the need to buy their children new items to keep up with other parents.

Bank of Nan and Grandads’ billions for student grandchildren

The Bank of Mum and Dad is fast becoming the Bank of Nan and Grandad – after a poll revealed that Britain’s over 50s plan to give their grandchildren £16.7 billion for their university costs.

Cost of divorce reaches £44,000 for UK couples

UK couples are spending more than £44,000 on average when they divorce or separate, totalling £5.7 billion per year across the nation. A new study from life insurer Aviva reveals the hidden cost of divorce as £21,979 per person or £43,958 per couple.

Top pets names of 2013 revealed

New research from Gocompare.com reveals the top names for cats and dogs over the past three years and how they compare to UK baby names.