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Techie teens are shaping how we communicate

A 'millennium generation' of 14 and 15 year olds are the most technology-savvy in the UK, according to new Ofcom research, which shows that after our teens our digital confidence begins a long decline.

Struggling parents spend £10 billion on childcare during school summer holidays

Struggling parents spend £10 billion on childcare during school summer holidays

Parents across the UK are dealing with a summer nightmare of having to fund childcare for their little ones, with the average parent spending £1,704 over the six week period or £71 per day, according to uSwitch.com.

Which industries are still under-represented by women?

There are many industry’s out there that are still unbalanced in terms of gender. Some trades are still considered very masculine, both in the makeup of the workforce and the nature of the work itself.

UK parents pledge £610 on exam rewards

UK parents pledge on average a whopping £610.00 in incentives and rewards to encourage their children to do well in their exams.

How the school of life can help young people make better decisions

How the school of life can help young people make better decisions

With countless reports perpetuating negative perceptions about youth attitude and engagement, Raleigh International believes it is time we look at how we better support young people, offering them alternate options to make the most out of life.

CBeebies launches new Storytime app

CBeebies launches new Storytime app

The BBC has unveiled CBeebies Storytime, its latest app for children. Available for free on iOS and Android devices, the app gives young readers the chance to learn alongside their favourite CBeebies characters.

Ikano Bank gives Nottingham teenagers super powers

Ikano Bank gives Nottingham teenagers super powers

More than 200 young people in Nottingham are learning that they can be superheroes in the world of work, thanks to a unique new education programme created by Ikano Bank.

National Trust aims to connect 200,000 kids with the natural world

National Trust aims to connect 200,000 kids with the natural world

The National Trust is aiming to get 200,000 kids playing outside this summer as part of its commitment to connect the ‘cotton wool generation’ with nature.

Children feeling short changed as pocket money falls

Despite increasing news coverage of the recovering economy, it appears children are not experiencing any green shoots, as the amount of pocket money parents are giving their children has dropped in the past year.

Young women say education is 'no guarantee' of success

Contrary to the common portrayal of today's twentysomethings as celebrity obsessed selfie-takers, a new study released today by NIVEA reveals the rise of the Happenista, a generation of young women rejecting the traditional career ladder in favour of a technology powered 'career lift.'

Families not taking advantage of free early education

Families not taking advantage of free early education

A Bristol-based day nursery group says families are not taking full advantage of the free early education now available for two-year-olds in the city.

£1.6bn lent to family members in past year

A third (33%) of people in the UK have lent money totalling £1.6 billion to relatives in need of financial assistance in the last year, new research has found.

Britons prioritise bricks and mortar over white wedding

Britons are turning their backs on the big white wedding in favour of getting on the property ladder, according to research by HSBC.

Bride and gloom for wedding guests

Bride and gloom for wedding guests

Are couples sacrificing their guest’s bank balance for their own happiness? With wedding season now upon us, it’s easy to see how the cost of a wedding can mount up – and not just for the bride and groom!

Nearly half of students would welcome shake up to traditional degree

Nearly half of students would welcome shake up to traditional degree

Nearly half of students (46%) would be interested in a ‘condensed’ timetable for their degree, meaning the same number of hours are taught over fewer days per week, rather than a five-day schedule, according to new research.