COLUMN: Foster a child and make a difference

Fostering is caring for a child or young person in your own home when they are unable to stay with their own families. By becoming a foster carer you can make a real difference to a child’s life.

Stephen and Laura signed up to become foster parents after the death of their 11-year-old son Corey.

VIDEO: Notts foster carers encourage other people to sign up

A Nottinghamshire couple have paid tribute to their late son, who inspired them to take up fostering.

Cara Morphus and baby George meet Santa at King's Mill Hospital

Mum’s going all out for George

This festive period is “extra special” for one Mansfield family as they get to spend their first Christmas at home together.

When will your benefits be paid over Christmas?

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
The laws are changing.

The UK laws on smacking children are changing - and parents could now be prosecuted

Smacking children is set to become illegal in the UK after law changes in Wales and Scotland come into force.
Many people will be looking to tighten their belts as Christmas approaches.

Money saving tips for families ahead of Black Friday

With Christmas just around the corner, what can you and your family do this festive season to cut back before Black Friday?
How will you keep the kids entertained this half-term?

Half-term days out in Notts that won't break the bank

With October half term fast approaching and the summer holidays barely out of sight, cash-strapped Nottinghamshire families will be wondering how they are going to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays.

Could you claim an estate?

Could you be a secret millionaire? 24 unclaimed Nottinghamshire estates up for grabs

Millions of pounds of unclaimed inheritance is waiting to be claimed from the government, with some of this owed to people in Nottinghamshire.

Two local towns ranked in top three family friendly UK holiday destinations

Two local towns ranked in top three family friendly UK holiday destinations

Matlock and Buxton have both been named in the top three best destinations for family-friendly holidays.

Take a trip to Wheelgate All-action theme park.

Wheelgate’s well worth another look

Wheelgate theme park may be a well-known day out for Mansfield families – but if you have not been for a while then it might be worth taking another look.

Dad Jordan Bartliff posted images of his newborn son on social media at the weekend claiming the ASDA nappies resulted in the infant requiring oxygen.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: ASDA withdraws own brand nappies after baby 'left blistered'

Supermarket chain ASDA has withdrawn its own brand Little Angel nappies after a father claimed his newborn son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
The Fisher Price car seat.

Argos recalls Mamas and Papas and Fisher Price baby car seats

Argos has recalled three baby car seats because they fail to meet fire safety regulations.

New CBeebies Land Hotel is a surefire hit with young and old

Toddlers and nice hotels are not usually a winning combination.

More than half of the sandpits tested contained the bacteria C.diff

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.
The Chad family fun day is at Southwell Racecourse on Sunday, July 16.

Countdown to Chad family fun day at Southwell Racecourse

The countdown is on to the annual Chad family fun day at Southwell Racecourse.

Technology addiction leading to relationship breakdowns

Technology addiction leading to relationship breakdowns

Too much time spent checking social media whilst on holiday could result in arguments and even relationship breakdowns for couples this summer, a new survey has revealed.

Erin Chamberlain decorating a mug for her father Shaun.

Mansfield youngsters get ‘buzzy’ for Father’s Day

Youngsters at a Mansfield shopping centre got “buzzy” to mark Father’s Day.

Young carers Mackenzie Shaw and Ashton Lang, who say they love the activity sessions.

Sessions that give young carers a chance for time out

Young carers in Mansfield and Ashfield who have to help look after their parents or siblings are being given the chance to relax at special sessions.

These were the most popular names for boy's and girls registered in Nottinghamshire over the last 12 months

REVEALED: The most popular baby names in Nottinghamshire

The most popular baby names registered by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Registration service in the last 12 months have been revealed.

Paw Patrol Live! heading to Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Paw Patrol Live! heading to Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

PAW Patrol, Nick Jr’s phenomenally popular kids programme has added a date on its live tour at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena.

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