Protesters call for end to cruel sanctions

Campaigners gathered outside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in London and job centres across the country on Thursday 30 March as part of a national day of action to stop benefit sanctions. Read more...

Accidents taboo in world of perfect parenting

It seems many parents would be afraid to admit their child had an accident, because they feel so inadequate after reading posts by other parents on Facebook and Instagram. Read more...


Judge rules for common sense above procedure

Britain's most senior family judge says that the social services need to focus less on procedures and take a "common sense" approach when placing older couples in residential care. Read more...


Parents speak out to prevent meningitis

A group of parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis have issued a hard-hitting warning to other parents to ensure their children take up a lifesaving vaccine against the disease. Read more...


Black British music’s journey of creative independence

Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of musical creativity and DIY ingenuity. Overcoming the majority status quo of the music industry, Black British music has migrated from the margins to re-master the mainstrea. Read more...



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