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The BBFC has released new research into attitudes towards swearing

New BBFC research into swearing habits of the UK

The BBFC has released new research into attitudes towards swearing which shows that while the use of strong language is on the rise, parents are keen to protect their children and do not want to see increased use of strong language in media content.

The research, carried out by Magenta, was commissioned to find out if parents would accept more frequent uses of strong* and very strong...

Divorce rates blew up during COVID lockdowns – how long will the boom continue?

Divorce rates blew up during COVID lockdowns – how long will the boom continue?

There’s nothing like a global crisis to shine a light on what normally happens behind closed doors. One unexpected effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the number of divorce applications skyrocketed in 2020. There’s no official data yet—we’ll have to wait another year before we know exactly how many marriages broke down during the Coronavirus period—but some experts say we’re not even...

A report just published reveals a tripling of birth rates for IVF babies in the past 30 years

Single women, lesbian couples and over 40s all having more IVF

A report just published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) revealing a tripling of birth rates for IVF babies in the past 30 years and a huge increase in the number of single women, lesbian couples and women over 40 having more IVF, has been welcomed by a leading Bristol-based fertility expert.

Dr Valentine Akande, who leads the team at Bristol Centre for...

It was revealed that most dog owners bathe or shower their dogs at home once a month

REVEALED: How much UK dog owners spend on professional grooming each year

There has been an undisputed surge in demand for dogs and puppies in recent months. Searches for ‘puppies for sale’ are up an average of 42% compared to 2019, with national lockdowns igniting a desire for canine company and presenting many people with time on their hands to dedicate to looking after their new addition to the family. We all know a dog is for life and not just for lockdown, and...

1 in 10 men will suffer some form of Post Natal Depression

65% of Dads Admit That Having Children Negatively Impacted Their Mental Health

Trusted Family Brand and Leading Platform for Dads Commit to Raising Awareness Around Men’s Mental Health and Parenting

According to a recent survey, an alarming 65% of dads admit that having children negatively impacted their mental health, citing the top 5 contributing factors as lack of time, change in relationship dynamic, additional responsibilities, financial issues, and lack...

The report explores the evolution of the UK holiday over the past 85 years

Report reveals over half of Brits appreciate holidays in the UK more than ever before

As global tourism has a bit of a reset due to the pandemic and Brexit, and travel abroad remains more complicated, family-owned holiday park operator, Haulfryn, has launched their The Way We Holiday Now report.

Using data from a survey commissioned by Haulfryn*, combined with their own data and experiences, the report explores the evolution of the UK holiday over the past 85 years;...

These are customs that other countries do to observe Father’s Day

Get the party started this Father’s Day

On Sunday 20th June, dads across the UK will be showered in socks, golf tees, sweets and other traditional gifts as children thank them for all the hard work and love they have given.

To celebrate the amazing work these role models do, Gabriella Egleton, Brand Marketing Manager, Bebeto sweets has looked across the world and compiled some customs that other countries do to observe...

12% of respondents said they will never have guests to stay overnight again.

1 in 5 Brits don’t enjoy having their in-laws stay over

As the rules around overnight stays have now changed, but are people ready to welcome guests back into their homes?

A new report on the state of home hosting in the UK, from Swyft has found that 39% of Brits plan to have guests stay the night in their home once lockdown restrictions ease, with 13% already having visits planned.

However, not everyone is keen to jump back into...

 thortful.com have compiled an index of the Ultimate Dad Jokes

Father's Day: The hunt is on for the cheesiest dad jokes!

Dad jokes... we all know the ones; the corny one-liners that make us cringe (and sometimes die a bit inside with embarrassment) because they are so bad.

To celebrate all the dads out there, in the run up to Father’s Day greetings card company, thortful.com are compiling an index of the Ultimate Dad Jokes, to showcase all the dad humour in its cringiest form!

Thortful have...

Card Factory has launched a brand-new Father’s Day competition

Jeff Brazier Launches 'Super Dad' Competition

Specialist card retailer, Card Factory , has launched a brand-new Father’s Day competition, searching for the UK’s first ever Super Dad or L.A.D (Like A Dad) of the year.

The competition aims to celebrate and champion not only traditional Father figures, but L.A.D (Like A Dad) figures too – meaning that single mums, same sex parents, aunties and uncles can get the recognition they...

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