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Lost property- £187m of school uniform lost each year

British primary school pupils lose a staggering £187m worth of uniform every year, research has revealed. A study found School jumpers (71%) were the most common item of clothing to go missing, followed by P.E. kit (47%) then plimsolls / trainers (23%) and socks (19%). Two thirds of parents polled said they lost uniform, which had never been found, while one in five said this happened in their child’s first week.

UK charity offers help to parents who are worried about the costs of sending their kids back to school

As cuts, salary freezes and childcare fees continue to wipe out family earnings, UK charity Turn2us is urging parents to check their eligibility online to help pay for uniforms, class materials, school trips and lunches. Anyone can visit the free website www.turn2us.org.uk in confidence to find out what welfare benefits or charitable grants they may receive and make sure that their children get the best start possible.

Three quarters of UK parents are clueless to how much sleep their children should be getting

As children across the country gear up for a new school year, new research reveals three quarters of British parents are clueless to how much sleep their child should be getting every night. So big is the problem, that the average young Briton is hitting the sack around 11.20pm on a school night.

The Average Woman Now Owns 34 Pairs Of Shoes 50% More Than Two Years Ago

Hot on the heels of a report from fashion bible Drapers that Footwear was the fastest growing retail sector last month, a new survey also highlights the nation’s love affair with shoes. It seems women are head over heels about shoes - owning on average 34 pairs of shoes and boots and spending a whopping £10,000 in a lifetime on their fancy footwork.

Europcar helps Mum & Dad get students back to university 20% off Van Hire for September and October

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe is helping Mums and Dads across the UK get their children and their belongings back  to university this Autumn with 20% off van hire. With an array of gadgets, furniture and clothes in tow parents often find the family car just isn’t big enough for everything that’s needed for student life. With the latest offer from Europcar hiring a van makes perfect sense, saving up money and eliminating the need for return trips.

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