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New parents urged to have their say on available early years support

New parents are being invited to have their say on what support they need, and how it is best delivered. The goal is to ensure that every baby is given the best start in life, no matter what their circumstances.

A new review into improving the healthy development of infants was launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in July. Its aim is to break down the barriers that can impact on early years development and level up the opportunities given to every newborn.

Led by Early Years Healthy Development Adviser Andrea Leadsom MP, the review will focus on improving the support available to babies and their families in the period from conception to age two, often referred to as the 1,001 critical days.

New parents, health service professionals, charities and volunteer groups are being asked to share their views to help shape the outcome of the review, by completing an online questionnaire

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Bedfordshire Police releases CCTV images in connection with dog theft

Bedfordshire Police has released CCTV footage of men they would like to speak to following a spate of dog thefts.

On Sunday (13 September) police received reports that eight dogs had been taken from a kennel in Wilden, including a black Labrador, two cocker spaniels and five English springer spaniels, which comes after reports of a number of attempted dog thefts in the region.

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Citizens Advice: help for renters worried about eviction

The ban on evictions comes to an end this weekend, and Citizens Advice suggests its new figures show concern is building amongst renters about the possibility of losing their home.

Amy Hughes, housing expert at Citizens Advice, shares the top five ‘need-to-knows’ for renters* in England worried about staying in their home.

1. Find out where you are in the process
2. If you haven’t received notice yet but are worried about eviction
3. If you’ve received a notice
4. If your notice is expiring and you’re due to go to court
5. If you’ve had a possession order and are facing eviction

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New Your Co-op food store opens in Stewartby

A new Your Co-op Food store opened its doors in Stewartby yesterday (Thursday, 17th September), following a £500,000 investment from The Midcounties Co-operative.

The 3,000 sq. ft store is located on Clay Avenue and will have a full food-to-go offering, National Lottery and PayPoint terminals, and a Costa Coffee machine.

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Willen Observation Wheel, a new visitor attraction in Milton Keynes

The Willen Observation Wheel (WOW MK) opened on Saturday 12 September 2020. The 10-minute rotation gives the riders views across the lake and onto the city beyond.
WOW MK has 24 gondolas, which can sit up to six people at a time. Each complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 10 minutes.

WOW MK is open every day between 11am – 7pm. The wheel is be located on the events lawn close to Splash ‘n’ Play, at Willen Lake.

To find out more or to book visit wowmktickets.com

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