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Olympian cyclist backs Sustrans wheely big school challenge

Families across the country are being invited to get involved in The Big Pedal 2017 - a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school, backed by double Olympic gold medallist cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand.  The Big Pedal 2017, which runs from Monday 20 to Friday 31 March, will see participants across the UK leave their cars at home and get on their bikes and scooters for their journeys to and from school.

Research Reveals The Top 50 Things Only Dads With Daughters Know

Understanding she may need a wardrobe change five times a day, knowing all four members of Little Mix and how to remove chewing gum from hair are just some of the 50 things only dads of daughters will know, according to a new survey.  Knowing all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and understanding the term ‘pirouette’ also feature in the list.

New life saving babygrow to put parents’ first aid fears to bed

An exclusive babygrow designed to help teach parents how to give first aid to their baby is being launched by leading first aid charity St John Ambulance, together with Tesco. The new babygrow will teach baby CPR, after 74% of parents said that their baby not breathing is the first aid emergency they fear most.

Since only 1 in 4 mums and dads know what to do in this situation, parents are being urged to pick up the free, limited edition babygrow for three to six-month-olds in selected Tesco stores on Thursday 13 October, with a suggested donation going to St John Ambulance. Parents can visit Tesco Baby Club for more information.

 

UK kids go hungry when it comes to knowledge about food

New research has revealed that children across the UK just aren’t stepping up to the plate when it comes to simple facts about the food they eat – with almost half of children under eight not knowing that eggs come from chickens.  The survey of 1,000 children, commissioned by supermarket Asda, also brought to light that six out of 10 don’t have a clue how long it takes to grow vegetables such as carrots – with answers varying from one day to 10 years. A quarter of children believe that chicken can only be cooked on a barbecue and more kids recognised Kale as a boy’s name than that of a vegetable.

ICE: The first of its kind App that’s got your back

ICE (In Case of Emergency) – a pioneering personal security device that lets users – at a touch of a button – send a distress signal to friends, family and emergency services, is set to launch on Indiegogo.  The revolutionary disc, which houses a panic button, is small enough to attach to a set of keys or fit in the palm of your hand, and is connected to your mobile phone through an easy-to-use app.  Ice launches on Indiegogo in October




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