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Campaigners condemn two-child cap for tax credits and 'rape clause'

The two-child cap for tax credits and the so-called rape clause constitute an attack on women, campaigners in Belfast said.

Politics
A sad child

More than 85% of adults would not foster a child, charity's survey finds

More than eight in 10 adults are unlikely to become foster carers, a charity said, warning of a fostering crisis.
News
Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Sugar urges parents to 'take a stance' on excessive smartphone use

Technology tycoon Lord Sugar has revealed he has banned his grandchildren from using their smartphones at the dinner table and urged parents to follow suit.

News

Family appeal goes viral after girl dies taking pill

The family of an “adventurous and caring” young woman who died after taking an unknown substance at a music festival said they have been heartened by the public’s outpouring of support during one of their “darkest times”.

Family
The rising price of school uniforms often causes parents financial stress.

Single parent on low income asks, can I get help to pay for my son’s school uniform?

Jaclyn Glover answers our readers’ financial queries. This week, she tackles the issue of getting help to pay for school uniforms.

Education
A sad child - NSPCC image

'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Health
Princess Charlotte arriving at Berlin Airport in Germany

First official posy for Princess Charlotte as William and Kate arrive in Berlin

Princess Charlotte stole the the show during the latest leg of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's European tour - scampering up the plane's steps and receiving her first official bouquet.
People
Home alone

Children's charity urges parents not to leave children home alone in summer months

The NSPCC is urging parents in Northern Ireland to think carefully before leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays after its Helpline referred dozens of cases to the PSNI and children’s services after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about unsupervised youngsters.
Family
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany.

George and Charlotte arrive in rainy Warsaw with William and Kate

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were greeted by rain when they arrived in Poland with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the start of their parent's European tour.

People
Gardai

Probe continues into three-year-old boy's death following stabbing

Technical and forensic examinations are to take place in an apartment where a three-year-old boy was found dead following a stabbing.

Family
Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.

Argos predicts Christmas toy list dominated by dolls and Lego as parents start shopping

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.
News
Females lay up to two eggs in their nest and they are incubated by both parents for 30 to 40 days.

Penguin chicks hatch at Belfast Zoo

Just in time for Father's Day, nine pentoo penguin chicks have just hatched at Belfast Zoo.

News
Undated Lauren Owens Photography handout photo issued by the Dogs Trust of dog-mad bride Kim Davies, 29, and her new husband Jason who were escorted down the aisle to exchange their vows by Maddie (right) and Flea, both of whom were rescued by Mrs Davies.

Dogs take the lead as page boy and flower girl at owner's wedding

Two formerly homeless dogs starred as page boy and flower girl in their animal-loving owner's wedding day, even walking her down the aisle.

News
An argument

Brits say in-laws in blame for marriage rows

Millions of married Brits wish they could divorce their interfering in-laws, a new study has found.
Family
Facebook

Facebook to hire 3000 extra staff to review videos of crime and suicides

Facebook has announced it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live on the social network.

Business
Cheryl's Instagram page announcing the arrival of her baby boy

Cheryl and Liam Payne 'name baby son Bear'

Cheryl and Liam Payne have reportedly named their baby son Bear.
People
An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
Health
Battery

Two-year-old girl almost died after swallowing car key battery

Parents have been warned of the dangers of lithium batteries following a near-fatal incident when a toddler swallowed a lithium cell battery which fell out of a button car key

News
A pet dog

One year on from law change 450,000 dogs still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

News
Rhino statues Kyela and Lankeu (mother and baby), in Nairobi National Park in
Kenya, join Tourism Irelands Global Greening initiative, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

Globe turning green for Saint Patrick's Day

What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common?

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