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Health chiefs issue warning as childhood respiratory infections rise

While still at low numbers, respiratory infections in young children are expected to rise this summer and as we go into the winter months

UK

Covid-19: At-risk children to be offered Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said it was not currently advising that children outside of specific groups receive a jab.
UK

Tributes paid as well-known preacher laid to rest

Children in Ethiopia were among those who tuned in to watch Pastor James McConnell laid to rest in Belfast.
UK

Kalvin Phillips will score in England win, pupils at his former school predict

The midfielder attended Whingate Primary in Leeds as a boy.
UK

Children’s transgender charity Mermaids fined by ICO over sensitive data leak

Around 780 pages of confidential emails were exposed online for nearly three years before being discovered in 2019.
UK

What do the new travel rules mean for holidays?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced changes to the requirements for people returning to England from amber locations.
UK

SNP MP jokes England’s bid for Euro 2020 will end in failure

The Tartan Army finished bottom of group D following their three games, which included a 0-0 draw against England.
Education

School bubbles to end in July, Gavin Williamson announces

More than 640,000 pupils in England were not in school due to Covid last week

UK

Netmums to offer parents advice on how to spot the signs of radicalisation

UK law enforcement are growing increasingly concerned about the number of under-18s being groomed by extremists.
Kids

Best babies and children’s mattresses for a great night’s sleep

Make sure your kids have sweet dreams with these essential buys

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Mind the gap: bridging London’s tech divide

Lockdown school closures brought the gulf between the connected and the unconnected into sharp relief. Georgina Fuller finds out what we can all do to help

Tech

‘As society opens up, we need to be sure no one is left behind’

The chief executive of Good Things Foundation, Helen Milner, tells Georgina Fuller how the world of technology can be more approachable and accessible

UK

PM urges patience after Tory MPs call for end to school bubbles on July 19

Sir Iain Duncan Smith is among 48 MPs to sign a letter to Boris Johnson warning that the current policy is ‘disproportionate’ and ‘unsustainable’.
Business

Women’s pensions ‘take £106k hit from unequal unpaid care work’

“All too often we see the business of having children as women’s business”

UK

Ethnic minority pupils missed more school than white peers due to Covid – survey

Data published on Thursday outlined statistics gathered from the autumn term of the 2020/2021 school year.
UK

Children ‘may need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity’

Experts are divided on whether children should be vaccinated, given that the risk to themselves from Covid-19 is low.
UK

School bubbles must end on July 19, Tory MPs tell Johnson

Sir Iain Duncan Smith is leading calls for classes to ‘go back to normal’ when lockdown restrictions in England end.