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When & Where To Watch The Blood Moon & Lunar Eclipse 2018

It's no secret that my kids are science mad, and so this week's once-in-a-century lunar eclipse event has got us very excited. On Friday 27th July 2018 as well as being the longest lunar eclipse of the century it's also a blood moon, so it will appear red in the night sky. Luckily it's not…

Morrisons Introduce Autism Friendly 'Quieter Hour' In All Stores

This is great news for those anyone affected by autism, as Morrisons* have launched a weekly 'Quieter Hour' in all stores. It will now take place in 493 stores every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am, and has been created with assistance from the National Autistic Society. During the quiet hour stores will take measures…

Urgent Recall On Supermarket Frozen Vegetables

Supermarkets have issued an URGENT Recall on selected Frozen Vegetables. This is due to a risk that the affected items may contain Listeria Monocytogenes which can cause life-threatening illness Listeriosis. There are 43 Sweetcorn Based Frozen Vegetable Packs from supermarket supplier Greenyard Frozen UK, on the list. These are sold at Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and…

Recall Issued On Children's Cough Syrups Due To Health Risk From Mould

The government agency MHRA has issued an urgent recall on several different brands of children's cough syrup, as there have been reports of mould. The cough syrup includes own brands manufactured for stores including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Superdrug, Poundstretcher and Sainsbury's, with a full list of products affected listed below. If you have one of…

This Year's 'Don't Buy' Sun Cream Revealed By Which?

It's that time of year when Consumer Watchdog Which? tell us which Sun Creams live up to their SPF claims and which ones don't. It's fair to say that when we buy Sun Cream for ourselves or our children, we expect it to provide the protection that it advertises. However, Which? have found in previous…

Tesco Direct To Cease Trading

WOW! What a shocker! Tesco Direct is to be no-more. The Online Store owned by Tesco, is to cease trading on 9th July 2018. The shock announcement comes after a review of the non-food trader. Click here to shop the Late May Bank Holiday Sale @ Tesco Direct* Unfortunately, the closure of Tesco Direct will…

You Can Now Get Clothing To Match Your Ikea Furniture!

Have you ever wandered round Ikea and wished that all those funky fabrics could be clothing too? Sure they sell fabric, but unless you're a whizz with the sewing machine wearing those patterns is just a dream... until now! Ikea* has announced a new designer collaboration that will see clothing to match it's furniture! Tailor…

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The New Royal Baby Has A Name!

The New Royal Baby Has A Name!

The new Royal baby has a name! Kensington Palace shared this announcement via its Twitter account: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles." We'd love to hear your reaction to the news. Leave us a comment here or come and join the conversation…

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Our Facebook Page Is Back!

Our Facebook Page Is Back!

We are BACK! We are overjoyed to give you the good news that that at last our Facebook page has been restored! We were removed as a complaint was made in error over pictures of PJ Masks products, but the complaint has been completely withdrawn as it was a mistake, and we are back in…

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Facebook Have Removed Our Page!

Facebook Have Removed Our Page!

Just when you thought you've seen and heard it all from Facebook they go and do this - completely delete the Playpennies Facebook page! What terrible crime did we commit I hear you ask? Well ages, and I mean ages ago, we dared to share some PJ Masks bargains with you all and today, the…

Tesco Recall Carousel Toys Due To Choking Risk

Tesco* have today issued a product recall on several Carousel children's toys as they could pose a choking risk. The Carousel Drive And Talk Emergency Vehicles are being recalled because "the small directional wheel underneath the vehicle can become detached from the body of the vehicle. This small wheel has the potential to become a…

Recall: Red Kite 3 Way Baby Carrier

Red Kite have issued a recall on their 3 Way Baby Carrier, as some batches may have a manufacturing defect that can cause the clips to fail and pose a risk. The batches affected are: RK 2899 / RK 2900 / RK 2901 / RK 3003 This product was sold through retail outlets between November…

Mothercare Recalls Cribs Due To Injury Risk

Mothercare* has issued a recall notice for it's Hyde Crib due to a risk of injury. The risk comes from "a safety issue of the base detaching from the frame" and it affects certain batch numbers only. Batches affected are dated from January 2017 to November 2017, and the batch number can be found on…

Mothercare Recalls My First Keys Baby Toy

Mothercare* have just issued a safety recall on their My First Keys baby toy, due to a "risk of the battery compartment coming off and exposing the button cell battery". The item concerned was sold online and in Mothercare stores from June 2017 to April 2018, and only the batches specified below are affected. Mothercare…

Argos Recalls Cuggl Camborne Cot Beds

Argos* have issued a product recall on specific models of cot beds due to safety concerns. The items included are the Cuggl Camborne Cot Beds in both white and two-tone, as "in certain instances the top rail of the cot could over time become detached resulting in sharp points becoming exposed". The items are sold…