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HRH The Princess Royal closes out Save the Children’s Save With Stories with Thomas and the Royal Engine

Save the Children Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has marked the end of Save the Children’s successful Save With Stories initiative with a reading of Thomas and the Royal Engine. The video has been shared on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page and is the final installment of …

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Britain’s Best Small Shops 2020 adds new category for retailers innovating amid COVID-19

The Independent Retailers’ Confederation, a group of multi-sector trade organisations representing over 100,000 indie retailers throughout the UK, has announced a special category in its search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. The Best Small Shops Competition relaunches post lockdown on Independents’ Day, Saturday 4th July, celebrating the …

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Licensing International helps small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with Small Business Global Grants Fund launch

Licensing International is looking to lend a helping hand to the industry’s small business employers that are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak with the launch of its Small Business Global Grants Fund. With small businesses making up 59 per cent of its membership, Licensing International recognises them as the ‘foundation …

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Fears surrounding pensions surface as Debenhams puts administrators on standby

With the accountancy firm KPMG on standby to handle an insolvency process, Debenhams has reportedly failed to make a top-up payment to its pensions scheme this month, meaning that around 10,000 members could be worse off if the company enters administration. On Friday, April 3rd, news emerged that the 242-year-old …

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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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Planeta Junior launches global Gormiti and Pucca campaigns to help kids and families through COVID-19 lockdown

The European family entertainment company, Planeta Junior, has launched its own #StayAtHome campaign in order to raise children’s awareness of COVID-19, and to provide them with entertainment to help pass the time during lockdown. Characters from across its Gormiti and Pucca properties carry the global initiative across two stand-alone campaigns: …

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Hasbro launches Bring Home the Fun platform for kids and families staying indoors

Hasbro has detailed the launch of its Bring Home the Fun platform, a global initiative created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and offering kids and families a platform of content to inspire play and activities while at home. Beginning today, parents and caregivers can visit BringHometheFun.com to explore family-focused resources, including …

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Opinion: “COVID-19 isn’t the culprit, the truth is: we are” – Russell Dever

The virus is redefining us as a nation. I am seeing kindness and caring on a scale that I have never witnessed and that is heartening. But let’s not forget that past this crisis there is still a much, much, bigger one playing out and yes, we are just as …

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Mattel launches a free online resource for parents and children, Mattel Playroom

Mattel has detailed the launch of the Mattel Playroom, a new, free online resource that features activities and content from across the company’s portfolio of brands, designed to encourage kids to keep playing while handling school closures, social distancing and self isolation measures. American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, and …

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Mattel takes up arms against COVID-19 as it focuses production on face masks and PPE

Mattel has become the latest toy company to join in the fight agains the deepening COVID-19 pandemic, dedicating a slice if its production line to face masks in order to meet the urgent demand for medical supplies in the US. In a post across social media, Mattel’s president and COO, …

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