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Yorkshire Water Leads the Way in Companies Supporting Hull City of Culture 2017

Water and essential services company, Yorkshire Water, leads the way as companies supporting Hull City of Culture 2017, having been announced as the first major sponsor. The sponsorship and subsequent announcement of their support could perhaps not have come at a better time as the company seeks to accelerate their drive to make Hull a [&hellip

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Yorkshire Water Throws its Weight behind Women in Engineering Day

On June 23rd 2016, Yorkshire water hosted free education sessions to display just what it can offer to female pupils harbouring a desire to pursue a career path in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The company was supporting the third annual Women in Engineering Day today (23rd June) by hosting ten sessions at its Headingley [&hellip

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University is for students, not their parents

When Sebastian Flyte went to Oxford in Brideshead Revisited he might have taken his teddy bear along, but his parents would never have dreamt of coming to settle him in or help to write his essays and job applications. Now it’s hard to know where parents stop and students start. They come as a team. [&hellip

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Dirty nappies and sex on the sofa – too much information?

Blogging about sex, drugs and nappies netted this mother a fortune – but also a lot of hate mail She posted this uproarious rant when her daughter soiled her nappy: “The smell hit me LIKE AN AX [sic] IN THE FACE. I managed to turn her body away from mine and then I saw it, [&hellip

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Cruel to be kind: the rise of detachment parenting

It’s the latest child-rearing method in America. But is it good for the family, asks Viv Groskop What are your plans for today? If you are a parent, the chances are that they will revolve around your children, from ferrying them to various Saturday morning improving activities to worrying about how to get them to [&hellip

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Homework classes for parents planned

Parents are to be paid to attend classes to help their children with maths, English and science homework. It follows a scheme in Illinois, in the United States, where parents were allocated either a free all-day pre-school place for their child or a place at a parent academy. The study found that the parent academy [&hellip

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