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Interview - Keep Britain tidy - Bill Bryson, president, Campaign to Protect Rural England

Bill Bryson doesn't regard himself as a role model for young people. On the issue of engaging them in the Campaign to Protect Rural England's current drive to stop littering, he admits: "What a campaign like this needs is for young people to be hearing from someone who isn't an old fart like me. It's no good me looking to young people to join the campaign. They aren't going to do something just because I say so."

Election 2017: Party Policy Guide

Neil Puffett has trawled the manifestos to provide the definitive guide to what the three main UK-wide parties pledge on key issues for children, young people and families.

Caring for children with complex needs

WellChild nurses work in innovative ways to support children with complex needs and their families. Gabriella Józwiak finds out about their varied roles and the difference they make to children's lives

Early intervention leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of resourcing effective early help services at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with Capita One.

Health: Advice on ... Smoking

Smoking causes a range of serious health problems, yet nearly one in five 15-year-old girls continues to smoke regularly. Anne Schulthess explains what the dangers of smoking are and how to raise awareness to encourage young people to quit.

Advice on ... OCD

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a serious anxiety-related illness that affects on average two or three out of every 100 young people in the population. Joanne Sharman explains what the condition is and where young people can turn to for help.

Advice on ... Cannabis

One in five teenagers and young adults admit to using cannabis despite growing fears about its long-term effects. DrugScope's Ruth Goldsmith explains why it can be harmful and what policies youth projects should have in place.

Health: Advice on ... Stress

It's that time of year when pupils undergo school and college examinations. Andrew McCulloch, from the Mental Health Foundation, suggests how youth workers can help to ease young people through such stressful periods.

Recipe for beating childhood obesity

Obesity is one of the biggest long-term health challenges. Professionals explore what needs to change and five councils outline how they are developing healthy food schemes for disadvantaged children.

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