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When are the 2018 bank holidays?

It’s been a damp and dreary start to the year - and this cold weather certainly has you reaching for your calendar in anticipation of the warmer months.

Offbeat
A new model of payment is coming in for foster carers in South Tyneside.

Foster carers to be recognised for ‘hugely important’ roles with children

Foster carers in South Tyneside are set to be paid more for their skills and expertise in giving young people the best start in life.

News
Is visiting the beach one of your favourite things to do in South Shields?

Vote: Where's your favourite place to visit in South Shields?

Whatever the weather, there's always plenty to do in South Shields.

Lifestyle
Parents are struggling to cope with the strain of long hours.

Parents 'buckling' under the strain of long working hours, study warns

Work is taking a "heavy toll" on parents, affecting their health and family lives, as they struggle to cope with the strain of long hours, a new study reveals.

Family
Do you think smacking should be banned?

'You should be able to discipline your own kids' - readers react to proposed smacking ban

It's a controversial topic - and one which got dozens of you talking.
Offbeat
Were any of these TV shows your favourite?

These are the best children's TV shows of all time - how many have you watched?

Blue Peter, Grange Hill and Newsround have been named the best children's TV shows of all time.
Family
Huw Irranca-Davies Minister for Children and Social Care in Wales with a group of children.

Should smacking your children be banned?

The physical punishment of children is already banned in Scotland - and now those living in Wales are being asked to share their views with their government.

Family
There is a spike in the number of couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.

'Divorce Day' looms with sharp post-festive rise in couples considering split

Lawyers have dubbed January 8 "Divorce Day" because of the spike in couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.

Family
The Toy Appeal launch. Left to right are Jill Calderwood, Shannon Crowder, from Hope 4 Kidz, and Angela Stephenson.

How an extra gift from you can help our Christmas toy appeal

Today sees the launch of the Gazette’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal - and once again we are asking you to dig deep and buy one extra gift while you are out shopping to help bring a smile to a child’s face.

News
Where will you be watching the fireworks this year?

What's on in the North East this Bonfire Night?

Remember, remember - it's not long until the fifth of November!
Family
What would you say if you had one more minute?

TV ad with Mary Berry and Rio Ferdinand raises awareness about child bereavement

What would you say if you had one more minute? That is the question put to children and parents as part of a new campaign by national charity Child Bereavement UK.
Family
Olivia Violet and Lillie Charlotte, aged 8 months, are ready for Spooky Snaps! Picture: Kayleigh Wright.

Celebrate Halloween 2017 and send us your Spooky Snaps

It’s time to dig out the face paint - Halloween is almost here!

Family
How much do your kids drink each day?

Children drink less than two glasses of water a day

The average child drinks just a quarter of the water they should during the school day, according to new research.

Health
Fancy trying out any of these recipes?

National Baking Week: Four super-easy baking recipes for kids

It's National Baking Week! Time to don an apron and get busy in the kitchen.

Family
Fancy a fright night?

Top 10 spooky Halloween films for kids

Fancy a less-scary movie this Halloween - one the whole family can enjoy?
TV and Film
Dolly Parton will read her Bedtime Story for CBeebies later this month.

Dolly Parton 'honoured' to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story

Singer Dolly Parton could win over some very young fans - reading a CBeebies Bedtime Story.
Family
Can you help get the cuddly toys home?

Airport seeks to reunite lost teddies with their owners

An airport has launched an appeal to reunite young passengers with hundreds of teddies left behind on their travels.

Family
Have any of your favourites been used as inspiration?

Which TV shows, films and celebrities inspired baby names?

Life imitated art for parents in England and Wales last year, as baby names inspired by TV shows and celebrities proved popular.
Family
Did your baby's name make the list?

These are the most popular names for babies born in 2016

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

Family
Laura Cort, left, from Peterlee, marries Christina Ritcher at the Great North Run today after the couple, who live in Delaware, USA, got engaged at the finish line last year.

Couple make history by being first to be married at Great North Run

The Great North Run proved to be a happy event for a different reason for two couples.

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