The Nowhere 2 Play Campaign

Urgent and Sustained Investment Needed The Nowhere 2 Play Campaign reveals new research and the extent of a childhood crisis.  As a result to the recent decline in playground closures, Pennine Playgrounds and the API are calling for Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State, to commit urgently required funds into the industry. The Nowhere2Play campaign…

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One week left to spend old £1 coins!

People have just one week remaining to spend their old £1 coins before businesses can refuse to accept them. From 16 October the round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. It was replaced by a new 12-sided coin earlier this year. People can still deposit the old coins at most high street banks…

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Sleep well to stay slim and enjoy good health

One in three of us suffers from poor sleep. There are many reasons but stress, computers and taking work home are often to blame. Many of us feel grumpy or detached as a result of losing sleep. However, the cost of sleepless nights is more than just a bad mood or a lack of focus. It also…

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Go veggie to lose weight and burn fat!

It is known that a vegetarian diet is better for the planet but a study has shown it can also be good for your personal health. Vegetarian diet twice as effective for weight loss A vegetarian diet is twice as effective as a carnivorous one when it comes to losing weight according to researchers. Vegetarians…

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‘Activity inequality’ key factor in obesity levels

activity inequality

How active are we in the UK? About average according to a recent study of data from around the world. The study by US scientists ran for 65 days and aimed to find out how active we really are. In total 68 million days’ worth of minute by minute data was collected from over 700,000…

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Inclusive play is good for all children

inclusive play

Children enjoy playing with each other on playgrounds but too often those with disabilities must sit on the sidelines due to a lack of suitable equipment. We believe that all children should have access to active play regardless of their needs or abilities. When playgrounds are inclusive there are obvious benefits for disabled children. However,…

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