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Al and son Ted

05 October 2016

Kent theatre prepares to become testing facility for product awards road-tested and voted for by dads.

A huge 40% increase in childhood cancers

Children's cancer treatment is better today than it's ever been, especially for leukaemi

27 September 2016

Are air pollution and lifestyle factors to blame for the alarming rise in the number of children and young people being diagnosed with cancer?

Shortage of foster carers reaching crisis point in Kent

20 September 2016

Social services chiefs say the county is facing a fostering crisis, with more than 200 children in need of carers - including many asylum seekers

Teaching the kids to be money savvy

Children are often extremely perceptive when it comes to understanding what's going on within a family

15 September 2016

It's never too early to start teaching your kids about money. In fact, it is even advisable to start as early as possible.

Brave Arthur on the road to recovery

Arthur was diagnosed with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID)

08 September 2016

A Kent toddler born with a rare immune disorder that left doctors puzzled is battling back to full health after a bone marrow transplant.

The 20 most stressful things about being a parent

The average mum and dad spend almost two hours a day feeling stressed

05 September 2016

The average mum and dad spend almost two hours a day feeling stressed - here's why

Dad delivers baby after being turned away from hospital

Lauren, Lila, baby Ayla and Michael

01 September 2016

A busy Kent hospital and an extended journey to the next left a dad delivering his baby at home after his wife's rapid labour.

Putting the 'bad' in motherhood

Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn star in Bad Moms

30 August 2016

As new film Bad Moms is released, we reveal some real-life bad mum moments and ask what mothers miss most after they become parents

Campaign to encourage more mums to try breastfeeding

Stacey Herbert and Caleb with Sarah Stevens and Duke

15 August 2016

Medway mums are encouraging more mums to breastfeed in a new video being released next month

Why is it mum who takes all the holiday snaps?

Mums are taking an average of 24 photos a day of their family while on a break

08 August 2016

Mums missing precious holiday moments because they’re stuck behind the camera

Are you missing a hedgehog?

Staff have appealed to find the owner. Pic from Cineworld Ashford Facebook page

04 August 2016

Staff at a Kent cinema have launched an appeal to reunite a hedgehog with its owner.

Summer holiday savings

The summer holidays leave parents even more out of pocket than Christmas.

31 July 2016

As research shows how expensive raising children can be - particularly at this time of year - here's our tips for saving cash over the next few weeks.

'It’s scary really, this is how kids get swapped at birth'

Mum Zara with dad Simon and daughter Amelia. Picture: Paul Amos

28 July 2016

This is what happened when blundering hospital staff registered a family's new-born baby to the wrong mum

Has my maternal instinct started to kick back in?

Charlie with Noah

01 July 2016

After 16 months with gorgeous son Noah, blogger Charlie O'Brien shares her thoughts on having a second child...

Parents: are you 'oversharing' on Facebook?

It's not easy to predict how your social media comments will affect others

27 June 2016

Some 93% of parents think social media encourages them to ‘overshare’ about the kids. Our parenting expert gives tips on how to be a sensitive sharer.

Hey, shady lady: This season's best sunglasses

Linda Farrow 457 Round Sunglasses, available from lindafarrow.com

27 June 2016

They're a summer essential but which shape of sunnies should you be sporting now? We round up the season's most on-trend buys.

Kent mum's amazing weight loss

Delpha pictured before her weight loss.

24 June 2016

A 43-year-old woman has told how a crash diet helped her lose almost 10 stone - almost half her body weight

How to kit out the kids this summer

Left, colour block bikini set (an online exclusive) and yellow laser cut bikini. Both £14 at River Island.

24 June 2016

Brighten up the children's wardrobe with our pick of the coolest, cutest clothes from the big High Street stores

Willoughby's maternal wiles

Holly's major breakthrough as a household name came when she was chosen to co-present Dancing on Ice, with Phillip Schofield

22 June 2016

Holly Willoughby, a former Celebrity Mum Of The Year, offers tips on everything from feeding and sleeping, to how mums should look after themselves

Your chance to choose deserving winners

Charlotte Hawkins and Jason Bunning, lettings director for Arun Estates, presenting award to Jake Kinnear

16 June 2016

Nominate a deserving youngster to join our hall of fame in the Ward Children’s Awards...

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