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Social mobility Tsar Katharine Birbalsingh blames lack of progress on government chaos
Social mobility

Social mobility Tsar Katharine Birbalsingh blames lack of progress on government chaos

The chair of the social mobility commission, who is also a headteacher, was questioned on the progress the commission has made under her leadership

March of the Mummies: Why mums across the UK are protesting in Halloween fancy dress
Childcare crisis

March of the Mummies: Why mums across the UK are protesting in Halloween fancy dress

Mums across the UK are protesting against the The Motherhood Penalty and demanding the government does something about it

Free school meals: Everything you need to know
Free school meals

Free school meals: Everything you need to know

We outline free school meals eligibility, how much it costs, how children can access them, and whether they are available over the holidays

Children as young as 14 are having to get jobs to provide for their families
Cost of living crisis

Children as young as 14 are having to get jobs to provide for their families

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence
Top 5 books

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence

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Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’
Working parents

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s cheap and low energy recipe for tortilla pizzas
Summer survival guide

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s cheap and low energy recipe for tortilla pizzas

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s easy and cheap recipe for rainbow halloumi couscous
Summer survival guide

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s easy and cheap recipe for rainbow halloumi couscous

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis
Cost of living

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis

Jon Ransom’s letter to his 16-year-old self: ‘It’s about to get rough. There’s no way around it’
Books

Jon Ransom’s letter to his 16-year-old self: ‘It’s about to get rough. There’s no way around it’

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s cheap and simple recipe for carrot and courgette spaghetti
Summer survival guide

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s cheap and simple recipe for carrot and courgette spaghetti

The Queen of Dirt Island review: Almost an affecting novel
Book reviews

The Queen of Dirt Island review: Almost an affecting novel

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Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge’s recipe for crispy leek and potato pie
Summer survival guide

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge’s recipe for crispy leek and potato pie

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge’s pimped up super noodles
Summer survival guide

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge’s pimped up super noodles

How do you cook for your family on a tight budget? All you need to know about finding cheap recipes
Summer survival guide

How do you cook for your family on a tight budget? All you need to know about finding cheap recipes

Can I get a school uniform grant? Where to find cheaper options for your children
Summer survival guide

Can I get a school uniform grant? Where to find cheaper options for your children

David George Haskell: What my grandfather taught me about birdsong
Books

David George Haskell: What my grandfather taught me about birdsong

How to talk to children about money during the cost of living crisis
Summer survival guide

How to talk to children about money during the cost of living crisis

Cheap and fun activities to keep your children entertained over the summer holidays
Summer Survival Guide

Cheap and fun activities to keep your children entertained over the summer holidays

Louise Pentland: ‘I definitely parent differently because I have lost a parent’
Parenting

Louise Pentland: ‘I definitely parent differently because I have lost a parent’

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Louise Pentland’s top 5 tips for surviving the summer holidays as a parent
Summer survival guide

Louise Pentland’s top 5 tips for surviving the summer holidays as a parent

The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide: Helping families through the holidays in a cost of living crisis
Summer survival guide

The Big Issue’s Summer Survival Guide: Helping families through the holidays in a cost of living crisis

Raja Shehadeh: We weren’t close in life, but in researching my father I finally understand him
Palestine

Raja Shehadeh: We weren’t close in life, but in researching my father I finally understand him

What is the holiday activities and food programme and how do I sign my child up?
Summer survival guide

What is the holiday activities and food programme and how do I sign my child up?