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More Than 160 Children A Day Enduring Operations To Have Rotting Teeth Removed

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Council leaders call for ‘radical action’ on sugar as new figures show there were more than 40,000 hospital operations to remove rotting teeth in children and teenagers last year. Latest annual data on NHS spending in 2015/16 has revealed there were 40,800 extractions of multiple teeth in under 18s in England – the equivalent of…

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Government Announces £50m Grant To Fund Free Childcare

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The education secretary has announced a £50m grant will be made available to support the delivery of the Government’s 30 hours free childcare offer. The Government is committed to doubling its free childcare offer to 30 hours per week for working parents of three- and four-year-olds. However, critics have described past funding plans for the…

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Physical Activity Benefits Both Physical And Psychological Well-Being

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The largest smartphone-based study examining the relationship between physical activity and happiness has found that even minimal levels of activity can have a positive effect on happiness. A new study, based on reports from more than 10,000 individuals, has found that physical activity, whether or not it is classified as exercise, can have a positive…

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No Outdoor Sport At Over 1,000 Scottish Schools

More than 1,000 schools have no outdoor sports facilities, according to Scottish Labour. It claimed the figures provided to it by SportScotland show not enough is being invested by the Scottish government. A total of 1,040 schools were recorded as having no outdoor facilities. The Scottish government said £168m has been channelled through SportScotland since…

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Is Your Child Eating Too Much Sugar At Breakfast?

Children are consuming half of their daily sugar allowance during breakfast alone, health officials have warned. The average child in England eats the equivalent of three cubes of sugar (11g) every morning, Public Health England (PHE) said. Sugary cereals, fruit juice and some spreads are to blame, according to the health body’s new Change4Life campaign….

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Government Funding For National Parks Slashed By Millions Over Last Five Years

Government funding for national parks slashed by millions over last five years Government funding for England’s much loved national parks has been slashed over the last five years, new analysis has shown. Despite promises to protect their finances, they will receive significantly less money from government grants by 2020 than they were a decade earlier,…

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