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Waitrose bans kids’ magazines with ‘pointless plastic’ free toys in fight against pollution

Waitrose has confirmed that it will no longer sell children’s magazines with plastic disposable toys in a move to help combat the issue of pollution and plastic waste. The retailer’s decision was inspired by a campaign launched by the ten year old Skye from Gwynedd, who has made it a …

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Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues. Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series …

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BBC One embraces Zog, The Gruffalo, and the animated worlds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler this Christmas

The Oscar-nominated production company, Magic Light Pictures is bringing the animated worlds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to BBC One in a series of exclusive idents this Christmas. The festive collaboration will feature idents of Zog, Princess Pearl, and Sir Gadabout, as well as The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s …

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Giraffe Insights appoints Lucy Irving as its new Insights Manager

The kids, youth and family specialist research agency, Giraffe Insights, has bolstered its team of experts with the appointment of Lucy Irving as its new Insight Manager. Irving brings with her a wealth of research experience in media content development and kids’ research, having worked with brands such as the …

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Ahead of Euro 2020 My Greatest Football Team Ever will teach kids to think like a football manager

The BBC’s chief sports writer, Tom Fordyce has penned a new children’s activity journal that aims to tap into the impending football fever as Euro 2020 gets underway this May. Called My Greatest Football Team Ever, the new activity journal – published by Wren & Rock – will teach readers …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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Paramount Pictures reignites plans for ‘Britain’s Disneyland’ theme park

A delayed project to open Britain’s largest theme park in Kent – our own ‘answer to Disneyland,’ is back on, having signed a new deal with the Hollywood film studio, Paramount Pictures. The studio pulled out of plans to be the London resort’s title sponsor two years ago, but has …

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VTech “responded to InnoTab Max security flaw months ago”

VTech has said that it was alerted to a software flaw that had potential to allow hackers to remotely take control of the device and spy on users months ago. The firm has said that it promptly issued a fix, but that some parents had yet to install it.

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