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Latest play news (page 27 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.


Who'd want to grow up in London?

by Fiona on March 20, 2014

 20 March 2014 I London Play

There is more work to be done to improve the experience of childhood - or indeed, bringing up a child - in London if the results of new YouGov poll areanything to go by. 

PlayPod rides in on new research

by Fiona on March 11, 2014

11 Mar 2014 I London Play 

As new resarch emerges showing children who play with everyday, moveable objects are more active, Hillingdon's first Scrapstore Playpod has been opened. 

Public health priorities revealed

by Fiona on March 10, 2014

10 March 2014 

A Freedom of Information request by obesity charity HOOP has revealed that the majority of London councils are spending less than one per cent of their public health budgets on supporting physical activity. 

Boris bigs up adventure play

by Fiona on January 21, 2014

15 January 2014

[photo copyright REDPIX]

Every community should have an adventure playground like Tower Hamlets' Glamis Adventure Playground, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said. 


Nuisance orders defeated

by Fiona on January 09, 2014

10 January 2014

In a victory for any child that has ever, or will ever, play noisily in the street, an attempt by Home Office ministers to expand the definition of antisocial behaviour to include anything which causes 'nuisance or annoyance' has been defeated in the House of Lords. 

Play services decimated

by Fiona on January 08, 2014

08 Jan 2014 I Children & Young People Now

Nearly a third of local authorities in England have closed play facilities as a result of spending on play services over the past three years being slashed by 39 per cent, an investigation by CYP Now has revealed. 


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