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Current Affairs Round-up: Term-time holidays

This month I want to talk about term-time holidays – it’s one that does or will affect every one of us, after all. On April 6th the Supreme Court ruled against Jon Platt – and there was a lot of strong feeling about the result. I’ll be frank, when I initially read about it, I […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Terrorism & discrimination

This month has seen one of the greatest atrocities to hit the UK since the July 7th attack in 2005. Then, I was working in London and in the thick of it myself, based in the CityPoint building in Moorgate. I remember being scared to go for a wee, for fear of being found dead […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: The antithesis to romance

I feel completely out of whack this month – the weather and the seasons can’t make up their minds, and I’ve just recovered from a horrible bout of sickness. So to continue the inconsistency, the theme for this month’s round-up is: There-Is-No-Theme-Or-If-There-Is-It’s-The-Antithesis-To-Romance. Hope you had a happy Valentine’s! We’ve recently celebrated – or not in […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Mental wellness

January was Mental Wellness Month and so I requested posts about this issue. I’m sad at the overwhelming response: seems it’s prevalent – and it’s not going away, with many parenting bloggers having stories to share on the subject. I shouldn’t be surprised really, according to The Independent, nearly a quarter of new mother’s will […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Cautious optimism

Happy new year! Can you believe it’s January? I feel like I blinked and the holidays were over – and we didn’t even get the obligatory family Christmas dinner… I know it can often be an education in tedium, but when you miss it due to half the family visiting A&E, well, you miss it. […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Lest we forget

It’s been a busy few weeks. By the time you read this it will be December and almost a month will have rolled by since Remembrance Sunday took place; lest we forget. It’s an event which, with every passing year, moves me more than the last – particularly so since becoming a mother. Victoria at Mummy […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Feminism vs Trump

I’ve a confession to make: my reading of and commenting on blogs has slipped of late. It’s something of which I know the importance, worth and value – yet for one reason or another I’ve just not found the time recently. So I was looking forward to an evening of enforced catch-up so I could […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Women in the workplace

I’m delighted to introduce myself as your new current affairs round-up editor. For those of you who don’t know me already, I’m Kate from The Less-Refined Mind, and I’m super excited to have taken over this role from the brilliant Sonya – big boots to fill but I’ll give it my best! BritMums have kindly […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Responses to the EU referendum result

Sometimes it can be hard to find enough posts for my round-up. Politics isn’t always at the top of the list of things to write about for those with busy lives and young families. Not this time though, this time I could probably fill several round-ups just with posts from the last 4 or 5 […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: In the news this month

The EU referendum is just a couple of weeks away now. Have you decided which way to vote? I think it is very hard to find unbiased facts, with both sides constantly contradicting each other. I am voting on gut instinct, as are many others I know. One friend on social media suggest we vote […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Elections, strikes, football & obituaries

There were some elections held last week, and as usual the turn-out was rather poor. I ponder why in my post, and wonder if the promise of a biscuit would encourage more to turn out. Man Vs Pink discussed the importance of fostering an interest in politics in our children and making sure they understand the […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Bloggers tackling topical issues

Welcome to April’s round-up of topical issues. This month has seen an important campaign, led by The Children’s Society, calling for the government to strengthen the law to protect 16 and 17-year-olds from sexual exploitation. A bill, introduced by Government in February, could see changes that mean older teenagers are better protected. As the law […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: A fresh start

I have been writing the Politics Round-up for BritMums for a few years now, and the time has come to give it a bit of a shake up. The round-up will now be titled ‘Current Affairs’. It will still cover politics, but also be broad enough to take in any topical news stories in all […]

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Politics Round-up: Paris and Syria

It has been a month of sadness and confusion. The events in Paris moved many of you to write, and then the decision for Britain to join those bombing Syria in response had you writing in equal quantities. Starting with Paris, something a lot of us wondered was how much to tell our children. Mine […]

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Politics Round-up: Tampon tax & tax credits

A couple of weeks ago MPs rejected a move to cut tax on sanitary products. Currently they are taxed as luxury items, well my tweet on the matter sums up how I feel about it… Enjoying my luxury period, luxury period pains and luxury tampon use today. Lap of luxury me. #tampontax — sonya (@SonyaCisco) […]

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Politics Round-up: Pigs, new leaders and tax credits

Well. It has been quite a week in politics. Shall I mention the pig? Well. I guess I can’t not really – but like I said in my piece here , it is important to focus on what our politicians are doing right now rather than what they may have done in the past – however […]

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Politics Round-up; Budget Responses

Last week saw a new budget from the Conservative Party and in terms of what got parent bloggers talking, it was the promise of an introduction of a new rule that will see families unable to claim any welfare support for third and subsequent children post April 2017. Most people feel that, while it is […]

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Politics Round-up; Post Election

There is a bit of a political lull at the moment, post election come down or calm down whichever way you look at it. We had the Queen’s Speech so have an idea of what the next year looks like politically, but I think most of us are more concerned with the forthcoming budget speech. […]

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