Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Best New Books for Children this Easter

On behalf of The Telegraph, Lorna Bradbury has chosen the best new books for children this Easter. The book list includes all sorts, from rhyming tales for toddlers to adventurous novels. There is something for everyone on the book list that … Continue reading

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The March edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download

The March edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download. This month has been a busy time for us as the Information Governance Toolkit submission deadline looms at the end of the month. The Words Worth Reading … Continue reading

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The BBC’s Care Calculator

The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s. The “care calculator” covers both residential care and the support provided in people’s own homes, for tasks such as washing and dressing. Users can submit their … Continue reading

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MPs call for kinder and cheaper approach to end of life care

Story taken directly from The Independent (independent.co.uk) The state should pay for the dying to be cared for in their own home if that is what they and their family want, MPs have said. The Health Select Committee said social … Continue reading

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How much sleep are you losing?

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep a day could lead to life-shortening obesity and type-2 diabetes Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 552 people to assess ‘sleep debt’ Found those who lose 30 minutes of sleep in the week are … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Hydration Week in England

This week, commencing 16th March 2015, is Nutritrion and Hydration week. Nutrition and Hydration Week is a collaboration between: Hospital Caterers Association National Association of Care Catering Patient Safety Domain NHS England Their mission is to create a global movement … Continue reading

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It’s Salt Awareness Week in Northern Ireland!

CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) are celebrating their 16th National Salt Awareness Week this week! Over the 16th – 22nd March 2015 they will be highlighting the importance of giving children a low salt diet early in life. … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Creative

Writers experience days when ideas are scarce or totally non-existent. It is quite the challenge coming up with new things to write about all the time. Here are some ways to help you stay creative. 1. Write the first things … Continue reading

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Short story competition: Writing for children

Short stories up to 3,000 words are invited for the Sharon House Short Story Competition There is a first prize of £150, and second prize of £100. The winner will be published online and may be published in the Sharon … Continue reading

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SPM Publications Poetry Books Competition

The winner of SPM’s new competition will have their collection published and win a cash prize of £500 The competition comes from SPM Publications, which is an imprint of Sentinel Writing & Publishing Company Ltd. It is for a collection … Continue reading

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