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Department Of Health Welcomes News That Just One Person Has Been Fined For Smoking In A Car With Kids

Just one person in the UK has been fined for smoking in a car with a child, since it was made illegal a year ago, according to an investigation by the Press Association.  However, according to the Department of Health and public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) this is not a sign that the law is ineffective….

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Giorgio Armani Goes Fur-Free Across All Fashion Labels

Another major fashion designer has pledged to go 100% fur-free. Giorgio Armani will join designers like Hugo Boss and Vivienne Westwood, completely scrapping the use of real fur in all of his labels. The decision comes after Armani worked closely with the Humane Society International and The Fur Free Alliance, a coalition of 40 animal protection organisations in…

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National Burns Awareness Day: Parents Warned About Danger Of Hair Straighteners Around Children

Parents are being warned that their hair straightening habits could pose a potential risk to children. According the latest UK figures, 392 children were admitted to specialist burns units as a result of hair straighteners in 2015. This accounts for 5% of all admissions to paediatric burns units. In a survey of more than 2,000 parents…

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H&M Foundation Offers €1m Grant For Ideas To Make Fashion Industry More Sustainable

HuffPost The H&M Foundation is offering a million euro grant for innovators with ideas about how to make fashion more sustainable. Now in its second year, the foundation’s Global Change Awards take on one of the biggest challenges facing the fashion industry today – creating clothes for a growing population, while improving its impact on the…

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How Can I Help People In Aleppo? 10 Charities Working To Provide Food, Shelter, Medicine And Education To Syrians

People around the world have been horrified at events in Syria’s second city Aleppo as pro-government forces look set to take back full control of the city. The UN has described a “complete meltdown of humanity” in the city with  pro-Assad forces reportedly entering homes and killing dozens of civilians – including women and children.  The…

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