Monthly Archives: November 2009


Hackney, in East London, is one of the first areas in the United Kingdom to allow chemists to sell over-the-counter DNA paternity testing kits. A short but interesting piece on BBC London News raises the inevitable ethical questions of allowing such easy access to these tests. Ian Meekins from International […]

Are over-the-counter DNA paternity tests ethical?


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Many people believe in the important role that grandparents play in the upbringing of children, despite the fact that Western society has changed significantly over the past few decades, and that the idea of a connected family is quite different to that in many Eastern countries. That being the case, […]

Should “Grandparents Law” be introduced in Britain?


Check out our Family Christmas Survival guide for articles and advice. Last month’s industry research found that British kids are hankering for sub-£50 toys and games this Christmas. That’s probably good news for cash-strapped parents. A few old favourites get makeovers, including LEGO, Monopoly and Transformers. The Toy Retailers Association […]

Twelve toys of Christmas: under £50 toys a hit this ...



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In the thirty years that special care baby charity Bliss has existed, it has repeatedly called for better services that care for premature and sick babies in the UK. Every year, some 70,000 babies are born in need of specialist neonatal care in England alone. Added to this, the birth […]

UK’s premature/sick baby care needs to improve says three-decade strong ...