A FREE parenting course starts on Thursday and will run for 10 weeks.

Marie Morris is running the project aimed at parents and carers of children aged up to 10.

It runs from the Christian Life Centre on Edgar Street in Hereford every Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Marie said: “I think there is often a taboo about parenting courses, where people think they are just for those who are in crisis or struggling with difficult children.

“But we want to open them up to everyone, because children to do not arrive with a manual, and bringing them up is one of the hardest jobs!”

For more information, visit clch.org.uk.