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Latest play news (page 7 of 27)

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.


Volunteers take on adventure at Weavers

by Fiona on June 29, 2016

27 June 2016 I East London Advertiser

Housing developers have been making a children’s adventure playground safe in London’s East End by replacing ageing and worn-out equipment in a playpark that’s been in constant use for more than 40 years.

Poor air plagues London playtimes

by Fiona on June 21, 2016

21 June 2016 I London Play

Half a million children in London live in areas that exceed EU pollution limits and over 80 per cent of school playgrounds with illegal pollution levels are in deprived neighbourhoods. 

Poorer kids shortchanged on 'Gruffalo time'

by Fiona on June 13, 2016

13 June 2016 I London Play

The amount of time parents spend playing with their children has increased, but there is a big difference between richer vs poorer homes. 

UN condemns UK for failing children

by Fiona on June 13, 2016

13 June 2016

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has delivered a damning report on the UK's record on children's rights and play. 

Who's the best mayor for play?

by Fiona on May 04, 2016

04 May 2016

LONDON: As Londoners head for the ballot box tomorrow, who is the best choice for play in the capital? 

Parents keep children off school

by Fiona on May 03, 2016

3 May 2016 I BBC News

Parents are keeping their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England.

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