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In this two-minute read, we look at how parents in AREA can help their children adjust to being back in the classroom. After many long and draining weeks of learning from home, children across the UK are finally returning to school.

While weary parents may be glad to see the back of homeschooling, some children may find the transition from front room to classroom daunting. After spending so much time at home, dealing with the hurly-burly of school life might prove challenging for young people. Here are some back-to-school tips from the NSPCC and mental health charity Place2Be.

A two-minute read.

This afternoon the Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined his plans to get England back on track as we come out of the pandemic.

Among furlough extensions, extra support for the self-employed and business loan schemes was the welcome news that the stamp duty holiday is being extended.

When it was introduced, the original deadline was March 31 2021.

In this two-minute read, we look at the homes of some of our favourite fictional characters.

Tomorrow is World Book Day, so here’s a list of six famous fictional homes (because even plucky heroes and dastardly villains need to keep a roof over their heads).

We list the five simple things we’re looking forward to when lockdown lifts in this two-minute read.

With the end to lockdown now in sight, it’s impossible not to think excitedly ahead to spring and summer. We know we won’t be able to do everything all at once – but we can live with that. There are so many simple things that we’ve missed over the past few months that will make getting out and about in the local area (without too many restrictions) feel like a mini-adventure. Of course, we dream of flying off to an exotic location, but we also look forward to spending more time with family and friends.

 Here’s a list of five things we can’t wait to do after lockdown.

For millions of Brits, getting through this pandemic has been a case of “Keep Calm and Carry On with DIY”. To stop themselves from climbing the walls from boredom and frustration, they’ve turned to painting them.

As a result, DIY chains such as B&Q have recorded surging sales, while paint company Dulux had to ration the sale of paint pots and testing kits last year to cope with rising demand. As so many people are giving their homes a fresh lick of paint right now, let’s look at what’s popular in the world of colours.

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