Don’t let accidents happen

Gillian Cooper
The holidays are just around the corner - time, at last, to enjoy some quality time with the children. But whether you're staying at home, visiting relatives or jetting off for some winter sun, making sure your children stay safe this season is just as important as guaranteeing them a great Christmas.
Of course, accidents can, and do, happen. In fact, new statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) show just how frequently - and devastatingly - they occur among children and young people. In 2015 alone, more than 400 youngsters lost their lives this way in the UK, putting accidents ahead of any other cause of death, including cancer and congenital conditions.

Top 10 Christmas Market Destinations in Europe

Gillian Cooper
What better way to get into the festive spirit than to go to a Christmas Market – wooden chalets, fairy lights, music and mulled wine. Sound good? There are plenty all around the UK, but if you fancy making a holiday of it, why not go to a Christmas Market in Europe?
Here’s our roundup of 10 European Christmas Markets.

We love the NHS

Gillian Cooper
It wasn't too long ago since a choir comprised of NHS staff beat popstar Justin Bieber to the Christmas number one spot. The mash-up of Simon & Garfunkel and Coldplay hits, called 'A Bridge Over You', sold some 127,000 copies and had music commentators hail it one of the most unlikely chart successes for years.
One man, however, wasn't quite as surprised by the achievement.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 3 – “Biopsy & Results”

Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We were honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs.
This is the third instalment in her blog post.