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No-go for 247 children's hotel

Plans to open Britain's first 24-hour children's hotel in Wigton, Cumbria, have been scrapped after the Office for Standards in Education refused to register the facility. The Jumping Jacks nursery had been due to start offering a round-the-clock service last March for parents who do shiftwork.

The new service, known as 247, would have enabled parents to leave their children for up to seven days while they went on holiday or worked difficult hours.

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