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Covid-19: PM sets out ‘tougher’ post-lockdown tiers for England

PM sets out ‘tougher’ post-lockdown tiers for England Gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen when lockdown ends next month, the prime minister […]

Coronavirus: How to be happier while working from home

By David BrownBBC News Millions of people need a home office for the first time. Some have perched at kitchen tables or made do with a laptop on the sofa […]

Let’s stand up against bullying and promote kindness!

United Against Bullying: Anti-Bullying Week from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020. Let’s stand up against bullying and promote kindness! How can we encourage kindness?  Idea: Each day will […]

Children in care ‘failed’ while some providers ‘make millions’

Children in care ‘failed’ while some providers ‘make millions’ By Judith Burns BBC News The most vulnerable children are being “failed by the state” and a broken residential care system, […]

Road Safety Week runs from 16th to 22nd November

Road Safety Week runs from 16th to 22nd November Road Safety Week runs from November 16th to November 22nd. The week, organised by ‘Brake’, a road safety charity, is an […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying

Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start […]

National Spa Week from 9th – 15th November 2020

National Spa Week aims to raise public awareness of the real physical, mental and emotional benefits that regular spa attendance can offer. Regular spa attendance for the whole family is […]

Second National Lockdown: What are the restrictions?

Source: Gov.uk New National Restrictions from 5th November Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced […]

Covid alert level: London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2

Millions of people in London, Essex, York and other areas face tougher Tier 2 Covid measures from Saturday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Under this “high” alert level, there […]

The Black History Month – A historic year

The Black History Month: What is it? October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. The month was […]

Covid rules: What are the new coronavirus restrictions?

Source: BBC News Latest update on new restrictions    A series of new restrictions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus in England have been announced by Prime Minister […]

20/08/2020 – Changes to restrictions

20th Aug 2020 Update| Changes in restrictions From 15 August, the following businesses can reopen and activities can resume provided they follow the Covid-19 Secure guidelines: casinos skating rinks bowling […]

Update 5th July: Lockdown ease | New measures

Lockdown ease | New measures Many aspects of the coronavirus lockdown have eased in England.  Distancing guidelines From Saturday (4th July)  the 2m (6ft) social distancing guidance changed in England to […]

Fostering Allowance

FOSTERING ALLOWANCE In this post, we will talk about fostering allowances and why they are paid. Firstly, Shining Stars’ foster carers receive a generous weekly allowance starting from £425.00/week. However, […]

Face Covering on Public Transport

Face Covering on Public Transport From Monday 15 June, anyone travelling on public transport in England should wear a face covering – to help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. The government […]

10th June Lockdown measures eased

10th June | Lockdown measures eased in UK England:  People can already meet outside in groups of up to six people from different households. Households containing one person, or one […]

We need more Foster Carers (COVID-19)

Could You Foster? We are recruiting Foster Carers. We need more Foster Carers to help the most vulnerable Children (COVID-19) Do you enjoy working with children and can offer them […]

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Seize the moment and be happy

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Seize the moment and be happy 🙂 Eid-ul-Fitr is  the Muslim festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This year, the occasion is affected […]

Update on lockdown: A ‘Conditional Plan’

“We must stay alert. We must continue to control the virus and save lives. Boris Johnson: “We are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures”. The PM added: “This […]

Fire safety at home during lockdown

Fire safety while being at home due to the lockdown and during  Ramadan.  While most of us are spending more time at home than previously, therefore it is more important […]

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