Image copyright Getty Images Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574…

Image copyright Google Image caption About 700 pupils attend Downshall primary school in Ilford A cash-strapped school in east London has asked Children in Need for help to continue funding support for its most vulnerable pupils. Downshall Primary School in Ilford says it will have to cut its pastoral care team unless it gets a…

Over 300 languages are spoken in London, with some more widely spoken than others. But an increasing number of parents are choosing for their children to learn their mother tongues, be it Cantonese, Urdu, Polish or in the case of a new cultural centre in south London, Yoruba. It is a language spoken in west…

Royal children George, Charlotte and Louis have been playing in a garden designed by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, for the Chelsea Flower Show. The garden – entitled ‘Back to Nature’ – will be unveiled at the event in London on Tuesday. The space includes a tree house, waterfall, rustic den and a campfire…

Image copyright Getty Images Child poverty is tightening its grip on Britain’s poorest families, research suggests. About two-thirds of children are living in poverty-hit families in pockets of some large cities, the study for End Child Poverty Coalition estimates. More than half of children in over 200 parliamentary constituencies are below the poverty line, statistical…