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What have Barbie's boyfriend, One Direction and Strictly Come Dancing in common?

Dads' understanding of girls, that's what, in a world awash with plaits and pirouettes. Or, as Paul Simon almost sang, 50 ways to love your daughter.

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Sheffield Council head of children's centre service Nicola Shearstone and project officer Jo Bunting at a drop-in session.

Council insists new children's centre service 'will cover whole of Sheffield'

Sheffield Council has tried to reassure families that children's centres are not about to close.

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Coming child car seat law changes explained

Everything you need to know about the new child car seat laws coming into force this year

With worrying 87 per cent of parents confused about coming child seat regulation changes, we offer belting advice on what safety shake-up means to you.
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Sun, sea, sand and ... stormy splits

It's "Divorce Day" ... but summer hols set to see marriage splits soar more

Today's first full working day of the year, historically dubbed "Divorce Day" by solicitors, has now been overtaken by end of summer holidays as peak season for marital break-ups.

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Sheffield social lenders are coning it in!

RETURN TO LENDER: Sheffield folk will start 2017 £100 poorer thanks to owing "friends"

The average Sheffield resident will see in the new year £100 out of pocket with 42 per cent of us having lent unreturned cash during 2016.
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Sheffield Lyceum stages panto, starring TV Corrie's Wendi Peters, until January 8

PANT-astic seasonal show round-up and how to be everything like a dame

There is nothing like a dame, particularly at this time of year, to make every panto a fantastic experience.

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Spud we like

Good spuds are our nation's fave veg

Spuds are good according to vegetable poll that puts celery bottom of the pile.

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Sheffield Arena-bound Disney On Ice Frozen

Sheffield Disney ice classic set to sell out

Sheffield Arena's Disney On Ice presents Frozen shows are set to sell out.

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Has your childs name made list?

REVEALED: Top ten babies' names

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Meningitis alert

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.
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Could a Scandinavian childcare model work in the UK?

What Britain can learn from Scandinavia when it comes to childcare

The Danes do it, the Swedes do it, and even the Norwegians do it, but when it comes to accessible and affordable childcare, Britain lags far behind its northerly neighbours.

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Experts agree sufficient sleep is needed for kids of all ages

AND SO TO SLEEP: How best to ensure bed zeds for your kids ... and yourself

It can be one of the toughest tasks a parent faces ... quite how to persuade a child to just lay down and go to sleep.

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Kids' naked seflies warning

ALERT: Kids take "normal" naked selfies despite knowing risks

Many young people choose to share naked selfies despite knowing risks because they see it as "normal and fun" part of relationships.

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University of Sheffield Students' Union

Sheffield nursery survey - share your opinion

As the University of Sheffield Students’ Union Nursery celebrates its 40th anniversary a new service user review survey has been launched.

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Give a child in need a loving new home

Give a child in need a loving new home

Caring Sheffield people are being urged to consider adopting a child in need of a loving family.

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Engagement etiquette explained

ENGAGING RESEARCH: Study reveals keys to perfect marriage proposal

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to take place at a landmark in her home city with a dazzling ring costing £1,013, according to new research.
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Police have warned the public to beware investment fraudsters

Over-60s ‘particularly vulnerable’ to investment fraud

New figures from an investigative unit working in the City of London have revealed that fraudsters are increasing their illegal activities, aimed at extracting money from unsuspecting members of the public, often pensioners.

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One in three girls feel theyre not pretty enough

One in three girls feel they’re ‘not pretty enough’ say Girlguides

One in three girls ​aged 7 - 10 do not feel pretty enough according to a survey released today by Girlguiding ​UK.​
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Kids think their grandma is cooler than their mum

10 reasons why kids think their grandma is cooler than their mum

More than half of British kids prefer their granny to their own mother, according to a new report.
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The way we live

Millions of Brits now happy to live a solitary existence

Millions of Brits are now happy to live a solitary existence, according to new research.

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