Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Walkers crisps have been named and shamed for generating more litter than any other brands, according to figures compiled by Keep Britain Tidy.
A high-profile government drive to offer parenting classes in poor areas has suffered a major blow after Montessori St Nicholas, a charity that was among the tuition providers, pulled out amid complaints about bureaucracy and lack of interest.
New mothers should be interviewed three to four months after they give birth to check they are bonding with their babies, according to research by the abuse charity the Wave Trust.
More than 40,000 bluebells were planted by primary school children in Hyde Park yesterday to mark the official beginning of spring, as part of an initiative launched by the Royal Parks Foundation. The charity hopes this will become an annual event.