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Dani Garavelli: Others apologise; US defends child abuse

A recurring feature of the past decade has been shame-faced governments apologising to (and often financially compensating) parents for the forced removal of their children in the name of one abhorrent social policy or another.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

When park life’s an education

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Universal Credit failing taxpayers and benefit claimants, report finds

The Government’s flagship benefit scheme has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report.

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Brian Sloan, chief executive, Age Scotland.

Brian Sloan: Shared spaces can help to end ‘age apartheid’

Nursery rhymes, stories, and giggling aren’t what you might expect to hear when you step into a care home. But that’s the scenario at a growing number around the world.

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Jack Martin: We can all do our bit to help others – and it’s good for your health too

Football fever may be ­hotting up with the World Cup, but the volunteering community has been doing their own celebrating recently with National Volunteer Week, which runs annually from 1-7 June. This awareness week gives charities and organisations an opportunity to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.

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The Fortnite craze has hit the headlines

Aidan Smith: Why parents shouldn’t be afraid of Fortnite craze

It wasn’t my 11-year-old son’s obsession with Fortnite which got me worried. He’s like this with most things, just not vegetables, homework, fruit, tidying his room and remembering where he put his shinpads.

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Family: Janet Christie: Mum’s the Word - Exam season is over and we are all feeling the joy

Now there’s something I haven’t seen for a while. Youngest coming along the hall smiling, a proper smile that reaches the eyes and beams from ear to ear, not the ‘I’ve got a month of exams’ rictus grin she’s been sporting for the past few long, long weeks.

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Helen Chambers: Inspiring stories as mentors work in tandem with troubled kids

‘I’ve noticed a huge difference in Rob recently. He is like a different boy; his body language has changed and he sits up straighter and stands tall,” says Christine, Rob’s intandem mentor.

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Taking a break from lives often filled with responsibility or chaos , can help young carers develop new skills and confidence, and make new friends

Martin Davidson: Who cares for the carers? Bring them together and lives can be transformed

Imagine being 10 years old and having responsibility for a disabled parent; or being 14 and taking care of several siblings. If you can picture the impact such ­circumstances could have on a young person’s education, social life and opportunities, you can imagine how hard and isolating their lives could be.

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Family: @JanetChristie2’s Mum’s the Word

Road trip offers Middle a few driving lessons

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell. Scotland's abortion rate has hit a five-year high at the same time as a referendum was held to legalise the practice in Ireland

Abortion rate in Scotland hits five-year high

The abortion rate in Scotland is at its highest level for five years.

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Dani Garavelli: Tragic legacy drags Ireland into modern world

An astonishing triumph for women’s rights will give hope to less fortunate neighbours in Ireland, writes Dani Garavelli

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Family: Mum’s the Word

Was I missed? Only by a whisker

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

My personal shopper advises a fashion rethink

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Youngest swerves the tourist trail

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Faroe Islands sisters return to Edinburgh 70 years on

The Edinburgh of 1949 may still have been enduring rationing and other privations of the post-war era, but for two young siblings visiting from the Faroe Islands, the city seemed almost impossibly glamorous.

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Clair Mermoud: Ovarian transplants give birth to ethical questions over fertility

Artificial reproductive technology provides access to maternity for those unable to procreate. But, unfortunately, these techniques generally address the consequences and not the causes of infertility.

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Siobh�n O'Connor, Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University

Jillian Merchant and Siobhán O’Connor: Equality is not just about ticking boxes – tapping into talent benefits us all

In February, the United Kingdom marked 100 years since some women achieved the right to vote. On this centennial anniversary it is important to reflect on how far we have come and what needs to be done in the next century to achieve true gender equality.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Youngest has this exams lark nailed

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Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home has been published by vlogger Vicki Psarias

Vlogger Vicki Psarias opens up about difficult pregnancy

I was somewhat naive when it came to having my first baby back in January 2010. I think we all are when it comes to first-time motherhood. Nothing can prepare you for a baby.

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