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Latest play news (page 1 of 29)

Here's the lowdown on what's happening right now with play in London... along with news from beyond the M25 that might affect how, where and how often children play within its confines. If you want news relating to London Play, choose from the menu on the left.


London "two tier play" exposed

by Fiona on April 02, 2019

01 April 2019 I Guardian

LONDON: As many as half a dozen housing developments across London – most of them relatively new – separate play areas for richer and poorer children.

School's out for play street!

by Fiona on April 02, 2019

01 April 2019 I East London Advertiser

TOWER HAMLETS: Play time has extended onto the street for two schools in Tower Hamlets

Fun factor key to getting children active

by Fiona on March 25, 2019

25 March 2019 I Sport England

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active according to new research.

London kids hurt most by cuts

by Fiona on February 26, 2019

26 Feb 2019 I Action for Children

LONDON: The five councils that have made the biggest cuts to children's services since 2010 are in London according to new analysis.

£13m for parks

by Fiona on February 22, 2019

21 February 2019 I API

£13m in funding for parks is welcome but does not go far enough to offset years of decline.

Mayor backs adventure play

by Fiona on February 07, 2019

7 Feb 2019 I London Play

LONDON: Leading insurer Zurich has promised to review its decision to withdraw insurance cover from two of the capital's adventure playgrounds.

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