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Matt Allwright is supporting a new Crimestoppers hotline

Matt Allwright joins Crimestoppers helping the public to spot signs of Covid fraud

Matt Allwright is supporting a new Crimestoppers hotline that has been launched to help stop fraudsters illegally targeting Covid stimulus schemes.

In an initiative between government and the independent charity Crimestoppers, the public can now call the new Crimestoppers COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity or a...

Young people still plan to travel where they can in 2020

Poll finds young people still plan gap year travel despite Covid-19

According to new research young people still plan to use gap years to travel where they can in 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

AA research has found that 7% of people have a friend or relative aged 18-25 years old, who has had to put life plans on hold for Covid-19.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on young people's futures and coupled with the exam results u-turn and...

Plan a halloween trail this year with the children

Halloween fun in the age of Covid

With different parts of the country under different lockdown rules, the idea of celebrating Halloween may seem an impossibility.

But Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee says you can keep your children spooked out – and stay within the law.

Halloween 2020 is going to be a bit different to previous years. Groups of childrenputting their hands into several bowls of...

New research suggests that waterside breaks could help ease the pain of 2020 

Find wellness by the water to beat Covid blues

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the importance of staying healthy in both mind and body and new research from industry body Discover Ferries, suggests that waterside breaks could help ease the pain of 2020.

Key findings show over three quarters (77%) of people agree they find spending time by the water relaxing and two thirds (66%) of the public feel like they have been on holiday...

A sharp  increase has seen 18-24 year olds looking at cars onsite

Gen-Z'ers flock to driving amid latest COVID restrictions

Gen-Z’ers, the least car-crazed generation there’s ever been, are now making a U-turn on their usual propensity to eschew driving, in light of ongoing restrictions in the UK.

Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars, has found a sharp year-on-year increase of 18-24 year olds looking at cars onsite.

During 1st June – 20th September, 15% of the...

 Back care Awareness Week is from 5th-9th October

10 simple steps on how to alleviate back pain

In the lead up to Back care Awareness Week (5th-9th October), Feel Good Contacts has collaborated with Personal Trainer, Badrul Islam to offer advice on how to alleviate neck, shoulder and back pain (aka posture pandemic) caused by working from home.

Sitting at our desk, dining table, bed or sofa (if that’s where you’re working from) for eight hours a day is the most passive thing...

One in four men aren't washing their hands according to new research

One in four UK men still not scrubbing up when it comes to washing hands

Public health advice is still falling on deaf ears, with as many as one in four men still not washing their hands properly, according to research by Just Sanitise .

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, handwashing for more than 20 seconds has been pitted as one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses. Yet one in five of all UK men, and as many...

homeschool mum and son

Mothers sacrifice work more than fathers when homeschooling in lockdown

Mothers are more likely to have sacrificed their work commitments in order to homeschool their children amid the Covid-19 lockdown, according to research by UCL. The figures released indicate that average hours worked fell by 40% in lockdown, and mothers with younger children at home were significantly more likely to have stopped work than fathers.

This echoes findings in a study...

Comforting anxious child

How can I ease my child’s incessant anxiety about coronavirus

Since the coronavirus pandemic started, my eight-year-old daughter has been very anxious about catching the virus and is nervous about people coming near her or touching anything at all outside. How can I stop her being so anxious, as it’s really having a negative effect on her life?

Clinical psychologist Dr Malie Coyne, a lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway and...

lady looking worried

COVID-19 a driver of widespread gender inequality, study finds

Women are almost twice as likely as men to have lost their job and suffered an anxiety attack during lockdown, according to a study that reveals how COVID-19 has driven widespread gender inequality.

In a survey of 1,500 people representative of the UK population, researchers from the University of Exeter Business School found that lockdown has exacerbated gender inequality across...

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