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Christmas feel good story

In 2013 a teenager collected hundreds of supermarket vouchers to buy £600 worth of shopping for 4p so he could give the food to families: Jordon Cox, 16, scoured endless websites and magazines and gathered hundreds of coupons for dozens of products.  After spending hours each day searching the internet for coupons, he managed to collect 470, which […]

Hampshire detectives charge man following investigation into online sexual offences

Hampshire Constabulary have released a statement about a local investigation into online sexual offences: Officers from the child abuse investigation team at Hampshire Constabulary have charged a man in connection with an investigation into online sexual offences. Daniel Norton, from Cheadle, in Stockport, has been charged with the following – Three counts of inciting a […]

Government must invest in children’s & youth services

Leading children’s charities and local councils have called on the Government to urgently close the funding gap facing children and young people’s services as new research reveals a sharp rise in families reaching “crisis point”. An open letter signed by five major organisations warns that children’s social care is being pushed to breaking point, with […]

Syrian children use bomb crater as makeshift swimming pool

Life under siege: Children in Aleppo use bomb crater as swimming pool More than 2 million people in Aleppo have no access to clean water as the conflict in the Syrian city continues to escalate, according to UNICEF. But that hasn’t stopped some children from playing around in a murky pool that has formed in a crater […]

The Good Childhood Report 2016

Over the last decade the Children’s Society have asked over 60,000 children how they think their lives are going.  The Good Childhood Report 2016 is their fifth in-depth study into children’s well-being, produced in partnership with the University of York. The media picked up on some of its headline findings: 1 in 3 girls are unhappy with their […]

CCTV shows hero rescuing fallen man from London Underground tracks

A man has been rescued after collapsing on the London Underground and falling onto live train tracks. The 47-year-old who fell is pictured below wearing a yellow hard hat and fluorescent jacket. He fell onto the tracks after becoming ill and stumbling, according to a statement released by British Transport Police. The incident took place around […]

Man accidentally tips more than £1 million on dinner

Everybody makes mistakes, but not every mistake costs its victim masses of money. In Scotland, a restaurant diner was shocked to realize that he’d accidentally tipped more than £1 million on a £100 meal. Oops. The Evening Express reports that the massive transaction happened at an Indian restaurant in Inverurie, Scotland. After the diner finished his meal, he […]

Children’s Services cuts could be dangerous

Here’s a brief interview I did with BBC Radio Solent this morning on the issue of Children’s Services cuts: //

Good News Story: Filipino boy studying on street given a college scholarship

A little boy who was photographed doing his homework in the glow of a McDonald’s neon light has received an outpouring of support after the heart-rending image went viral. Now Daniel Cabrera could be on track to achieve his dream of becoming a policeman after he received donations of cash, school supplies and even a college scholarship, his […]

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so: Facebook parking revenge praised: A council praises a parking campaigner who is posting images on Facebook to embarrass drivers. Ex-criminal gains criminology degree: Reformed criminal Natalie Atkinson, who says she committed more than 100 offences, gets a first class honours degree in […]

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so: Saudi street fridge to feed the poor: A man in the Saudi city of Hail puts a fridge outside his house so people can leave food for the needy. Elderly driver hits 11 parked cars: An elderly driver in Erfurt, Germany, […]

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so: Vatican Library to digitise archives: The Vatican Library begins digitising its priceless collection of manuscripts dating from the origins of the Church with support from Japan’s NTT Data. Anti-porn minister’s Twitter ‘accident’: Indonesia’s anti-pornography communications minister follows a Twitter porn account “by […]