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Mum sets ‘no gift policy’ at child’s birthday party – but some think it’s mean

An anonymous woman has sparked a debate online after suggesting the idea of a “no gift policy” at her child’s birthday party which would prevent their 25 guests from bringing

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‘My son is livid I won’t hand over engagement ring – he doesn’t want to buy one’

Engagement rings are special things and often hold a lot of sentimental value, so it’s understandable that someone wouldn’t be so eager to part with theirs. One woman has shared

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‘My neighbour’s dogs have ruined our home – I’m on antidepressants over it’

When it comes to next-door neighbours, they can either be the sort of people who lend you a cup of sugar, or those that make your life much more difficult.

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Boss blasted over office rule that punishes staff who arrive one minute late

As good as your intentions may well be, most people find themselves late for work every now and then, with hectic school runs and traffic jams often getting in the

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‘My 12-year -old child was left unsupervised at a sleepover – I’m fuming’

When you leave your child in someone else’s care at a sleepover, you expect the parents to be there, right? You’d also probably expect the children to be either entertained,

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‘My husband says I need to hide upstairs when I breastfeed – I’m fuming’

Acceptance of breastfeeding has come such a long way, with people acknowledging that it’s a perfectly normal thing to do. Long gone are the days of having to go to

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You’ve been using this emoji wrong – and it could get you into awkward situations

Emojis are a fantastic way to give text messages oomph. They get across your point quickly, and we relied on technology so much during the pandemic that there’s no wonder

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