Theft of designer buggies costing more than 1,000 soars by a quarter in past three years


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Theft of 1000 designer buggies by Bugaboo and Silver Cross soars by a QUARTER in three years One in 14 parents with young children say they have fallen victim to crimeTheft of buggies has risen by 23 per cent since 2009, from 738 to 913But this could be just the tip of the iceberg with 42% not reporting the crime By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:24 GMT, 11 January 2013 Theft of designer baby buggies has soared by a quarter in the past three years, official figures show. With some parents splashing out more than 1,000 on the latest prams, the ‘buggy black market’ is on the rise. One in 14 parents with young children now say they have fallen victim to the crime, with the most targeted brands including Maclaren, Graco, Silver Cross, Chicco and Bugaboo

Children"s hair straighteners shelved after hundreds of young girls suffer serious burns


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Children's hair straighteners shelved after hundreds of young girls suffer serious burnsChildren admitted to serious burns units increased from 162 in 2009 to 252 last yearFigures are the 'tip of the iceberg' and could be at least ten times higher | UPDATED: 00:33 GMT, 2 December 2012 Enlarge Fears: The Disney Princess Rapunzel Straighten and Crimp appliances have now been dropped by Argos High street stores are refusing to sell children’s hair straighteners after a dramatic increase in burns injuries. The brightly coloured straighteners – decorated with pictures of princesses, fairies and cartoon characters – are high on Christmas lists. But doctors are concerned by the increasing number of girls suffering burns and scars from the electrical appliances, which are being marketed with images more suitable for a toy