No issues with Bank of Mum and Dad lending! Parents dip into...
No issues with Bank of Mum and Dad lending! Parents dip into retirement cash to give kids A 20k house deposits Thousands of parents who help their children on to the property ladder are raiding cash set aside for their own retirement to do so. One in five parents now help their children to buy their first home, handing them an average of A 23,000 each, a survey for housing charity Shelter found.
First years have an amazing year of fun
MOVING up to senior school is both an exciting and sometimes a daunting prospect. Some of the boys who have just finished their first year at Abingdon share their experiences.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Jordyn Cummings, 15, is currently rehearsing for Fusion Theatre's latest show "Miss Saigon" which is being performed in Lisburn Island Hall from September 10 - September 13. At the weekends when I am off school, I love to go shopping and to the cinema to see the latest film with my friends or my mum. I also love to chill out with a good book when I am not studying or doing homeworks.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Why Being Second Born Can Be a Royal Pain
First of all, the other seven billion of us are just thrilled to hear the happy news that you're on the way - in a gender yet to be announced and with a name yet to be determined. I realize you'll have your hands full for the next several months doing things like, well, growing hands, so I don't want to burden you with too much right now.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
No better gift for battling dad than being with family
John Spencer and wife Cindy with their children Kate, 19, and Luke, 16, and their dog Dudley, all of Prospect. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER He was diagnosed with the blood disease in 2004, the same year that the family travelled to Queensland so Mr Spencer and his wife Cindy's son Luke could swim with the dolphins, thanks to Make-a-Wish.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Half of What I Say is Meaningless' a strikingly felt essay collection
Half of What I Say is Meaningless By Joseph Bathanti It's 1976, and Joseph Bathanti, former North Carolina poet laureate, is leaving his native Pittsburgh in a 1969 VW Beetle that lacks a reverse gear. He is 23 and heading to the mythic South to work as a VISTA volunteer.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
A TEENAGER who refused to wear a helmet to avoid ruining his hair was struck by a van and landed in a coma - now, after 14 months he has finally returned home.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Capaldi and Jamie Dornan win at GQ awards
Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi and The Fall's Jamie Dornan scooped top prizes at last night's GQ Men of the Year awards.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
The girl with three biological parents
Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends.
My father's battle with depression
Almost three decades after the death of his dad, Tim Elliott recalls a man he loved and feared in equal measure.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Horrible Histories is on at Lighthouse, Poole
SLAPSTICK comedy, the magic of the circus and an inept private detective are just some of the family-friendly shows on offer at a theatre .
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Grandparents' lending higher than banks
Kevin Butler, a former South West agent for the Bank of England, conducted the research in his role as economics adviser for Taunton-based medical insurance specialists WPA.
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Rose Leslie's red hot after 'Game of Thrones'
"Game of Thrones" fans worshipped "Wildling" Ygritte as much for her flame-red hair as her fiery personality.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Bob Dylan, pictured here on stage in 2009, had the Tivoli crowd in a religious fervour.
As part of his Australian tour, Dylan took to the Tivoli stage for what was billed as a "once in a lifetime concert".
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Lake Macquarie Running Festival's a family affair
IN THE RUNNING: Kate Griffith and her seven-year-old triplets Ryder, Kalan, and Ayla will take part in the Lake Macquarie Running Festival's 4km kids' scamper.
Mothers and fathers who clear every obstacle in their offspring's...
Most of us are familiar with the concept of the 'helicopter parent' who hovers anxiously over their child's every move.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Students rely on Bank of Gran and Grandad
Over-50s in the UK are set to hand over nearly 17 billion to fund their grandchildren's studies, according to a new survey.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Learning to live without Mum and Dad
The college years are a time for parents to let their children go and for students to learn to live without Mammy and Daddy.