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'Not a U-turn as such' says minister over free school meal [Video]

'Not a U-turn as such' says minister over free school meal

Environment Secretary George Eustice has said the government's change of heart over free school meals "isn't a U-turn as such". Speaking on Monday he said the government are just doing "what we said we..

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Rashford reacts to UK government U-turn on child food poverty [Video]

Rashford reacts to UK government U-turn on child food poverty

Britain's government will give extra support to prevent families going hungry or without essential items this winter, a climbdown after resisting calls by soccer player Marcus Rashford to extend free..

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“Food is not a luxury“ [Video]

“Food is not a luxury“

Taiwo Owatemi gave a passionate speech in an attempt to stop MPs voting against free school meals for children in the UK over the Christmas holidays.

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Pub landlord provides free meals for kids during school holidays [Video]

Pub landlord provides free meals for kids during school holidays

Meet the pub landlord who has been 'doing a Rashford' for three YEARS - by providing free meals for children costing him 20K a year.David Yeomans began the scheme at The Crown Inn when his local..

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Labour peer says old Etonians don't know what hunger feels like amid free school meals row [Video]

Labour peer says old Etonians don't know what hunger feels like amid free school meals row

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More pressure on UK government over free meals for disadvantaged children [Video]

More pressure on UK government over free meals for disadvantaged children

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists that the government will not fund free school meals for children at risk of going hungry in England over the half-term holiday.View on euronews

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Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers [Video]

Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the Government will make sure that ''nopupil in the UK will go hungry'', after MPs last week rejected legislationthat would have provided free meals during all..

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Councils and charities prepare half term food parcels [Video]

Councils and charities prepare half term food parcels

Businesses and organisations across England have pledged to offer free food tochildren from low income backgrounds. Support comes less than a week after MPsrejected a bid from Labour to extend free..

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Food banks receive donations amid free school meals row [Video]

Food banks receive donations amid free school meals row

Food banks have started receiving donations from members of the public wanting to help families struggling without free school meals over half-term. It comes as the government refuses to back down to..

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Staff at Liverpool restaurant prepare free school meals [Video]

Staff at Liverpool restaurant prepare free school meals

The Watering Can, in Greenbank Park, Liverpool, is providing free school mealsfor children over the half term holidays. Local councils and businesses arecontinuing to pledge free food for children in..

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PM: No child will go hungry this winter [Video]

PM: No child will go hungry this winter

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he recognises the issue of 'holiday hunger' but dismisses suggestions that extending free school meals over the school holidays will solve the problem. Mr Johnson..

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Labour call for government u-turn on free school meals [Video]

Labour call for government u-turn on free school meals

Shadow Children's minister Tulip Siddiq has called on the government to u-turn its decision not to provide free school meals during the school holidays. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Johnson looks to defuse Tory rebellion over free school meals [Video]

Johnson looks to defuse Tory rebellion over free school meals

Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to increase funding for the poorestfamilies over Christmas in an attempt to head off a damaging revolt over freeschool meals. The Times quoted allies of the Prime..

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Dr surprised by the ‘stubbornness’ of MPs on school meals [Video]

Dr surprised by the ‘stubbornness’ of MPs on school meals

Doctors in the UK have called MPs decision to not extend free school meals into half term holidays into question. Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Improvement, RCPCH has said nutrition is one of the..

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No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis [Video]

No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis says there will not be a U-turn orchange of policy on providing free school meals in the holidays in England.

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Labour turns up the heat over free school meals [Video]

Labour turns up the heat over free school meals

Labour is stepping up the pressure on the Government over free school meals,warning it will bring the issue back to the House of Commons if ministers donot relent in time for Christmas.

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Protesters in London demand free school meals for kids after Parliament votes against extension [Video]

Protesters in London demand free school meals for kids after Parliament votes against extension

A group of protesters gathered in London near Downing Street on Saturday (October 24) demanding the UK Government's free school meals scheme be extended over the holidays.

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Marcus Rashford responds to criticism of his campaign [Video]

Marcus Rashford responds to criticism of his campaign

Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford has responded to criticism of his FareShare campaign to ensure free school meals for children. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at..

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Venues step in to help Rashford school meals campaign [Video]

Venues step in to help Rashford school meals campaign

Cafes, pubs and restaurants across the country have stepped up to offer free school meals for local children during half term, after MPs rejected a campaign started by footballer Marcus Rashford. The..

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Rashford visits food bank charity as he vows to continue fight against child hunger [Video]

Rashford visits food bank charity as he vows to continue fight against child hunger

Manchester United striker says he won't stop campaigning as businesses offer support

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Pubs and cafes step in to help after MPs reject Rashford school meals campaign [Video]

Pubs and cafes step in to help after MPs reject Rashford school meals campaign

Cafes, pubs and restaurants across the country have stepped up to offer freeschool meals for local children during half-term, after MPs rejected acampaign started by footballer Marcus Rashford.

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Barclay responds to Rashford's volunteering [Video]

Barclay responds to Rashford's volunteering

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay responds to Marcus Rashford's continued campaign for free school meals. He states the best way to feed children is to protect parents' jobs. Report by..

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Nicky Morgan Says Calling MPs "Scum" Lost Backing On Free School Meals Vote [Video]

Nicky Morgan Says Calling MPs "Scum" Lost Backing On Free School Meals Vote

Nicky Morgan on BBC Question Time intimated the free school meals votes lost in the Commons after Angela Rayner called an opposition MP "Scum" in Parliament, politicising the debate.

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MPs vote against extending free school meals into holidays [Video]

MPs vote against extending free school meals into holidays

A motion to extend the free school meal voucher scheme until Easter 2021 has been rejected by MPs. Tabled by Labour, Conservative MPs voted against the scheme 322 votes to 261. This comes after England..

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Kit Malthouse Says Best Way To Help Those On Low Income Is To Pump Money Into Benefits System [Video]

Kit Malthouse Says Best Way To Help Those On Low Income Is To Pump Money Into Benefits System

Kit Malthouse was defending his decision not to vote for free school meals, by saying the government had decided on the strategy of 'pumping money into the welfare system.'

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The England star lobbied the Government to extend free school meals during the holidays
Hull Daily Mail - Published Also reported by •Wales Online

The Cornwall We Want, Tamar Bridge tolls and free school meals on council agenda

the cornwall we want, tamar bridge tolls and free school meals on council agenda
Cornwall Council will have its last full council meeting of the year with a packed agenda
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'Volunteers are keeping our beloved Britain alive'

What a great article from sixth form student Lola Cook (November 12) about our appalling Government and the 321 MPs who voted against free school meals during half term.
Hereford Times - Published

Free school meals: Stormont will fund pay holidays until 2022

Families of approximately 100,000 children will receive payments for food when they are off school.
BBC News - Published

Children entitled to free school meals to receive holiday food grants

Families of youngsters entitled to free school meals will receive food grants during school holidays from Christmas 2020, Northern Ireland Education Minister Peter Weir has said.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

School kitchen temporarily shuts after member of staff catches Covid-19

Pupils eligible for free school meals on family income grounds will be given packed lunches
Leek Post and Times - Published Also reported by •Staffordshire NewsletterThe Sentinel Stoke

More East Yorkshire families could be helped out of food poverty

more east yorkshire families could be helped out of food poverty
Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors backed calls for to encourage families to check if they are eligible for free school meals and for East Riding officers to help struggling families get..
Hull Daily Mail - Published

Food bank usage up by a third as more people struggle with impact of pandemic

food bank usage up by a third as more people struggle with impact of pandemic
Thousands more children in the region are now eligible for free school meals
Boston Target - Published Also reported by •Lincolnshire EchoSleaford TargetRetford TimesEast Lindsey Target

Government funding food banks and free school meals in city 

government funding food banks and free school meals in city 
The move has been welcomed locally
Nottingham Post - Published

Marcus Rashford launches book club for children after Manchester United forward campaigns for free school meals during holidays

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is launching a book club to help children experience the escapism of reading. The England international is teaming up with Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB)..
talkSPORT - Published

Rise in eligible free school meals claimants across county

rise in eligible free school meals claimants across county
The total eligible claimants for free school meals has risen by around 35 percent
Nottingham Post - Published

Increase in demand for free school meals 'very concerning' in Cambs

increase in demand for free school meals 'very concerning' in cambs
17.4 per cent of children enrolled in Cambridgeshire's state schools are now receiving free school meals
Cambridge News - Published

How to get ten kids' meals out of Derby City Council's £15 food voucher

how to get ten kids' meals out of derby city council's £15 food voucher
The vouchers will replace free school meals over Christmas
Derby Telegraph - Published

Council urged to 'go further' with free school meals support

Cllr Denis Healy said he would like to see the East Riding use its share of the government's £170m Coronavirus Winter Grant Scheme to support more families than those whose children are eligible for..
Hull Daily Mail - Published

MP who got in row over free school meals denies Government u-turn

mp who got in row over free school meals denies government u-turn
The Government has announced its 'Covid Winter Grant' scheme to support struggling families
Nottingham Post - Published

Covid: How Marcus Rashford campaign changed free school meals

England's voucher scheme does not cover school holidays, unlike those elsewhere in the UK.
BBC News - Published

Government U-turns on free school meals during holidays

government u-turns on free school meals during holidays
The new Covid Winter Grant Scheme will support hungry kids over the Christmas holidays
Cambridge News - Published Also reported by •Hull Daily MailWales Online

Rashford hails ‘power of kindness’ after Government U-turn on free school meals

England footballer Marcus Rashford has hailed the power of “kindness and compassion” after the Government U-turned over providing free meals to disadvantaged children during the Christmas holidays.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Rashford welcomes government's change of heart over free school meals

rashford welcomes government's change of heart over free school meals
Footballer Marcus Rashford has welcomed the government's change of heart over free school meals.
Sky News - Published

Free school meals: NI 2021 holiday scheme 'would cost more than £17m'

Officials are looking at the cost of providing for free school meals during holiday periods in 2021.
BBC News - Published

Restaurant pledges to provide free school meals during lockdown

Manager James Aygun, 20, relied on the meals as a child and wants them to continue for kids like him
Hull Daily Mail - Published

talkSPORT supports Marcus Rashford’s campaign to End Child Food Poverty with FareShare takeover

talkSPORT is getting behind Marcus Rashford’s campaign to End Child Food Poverty by staging a FareShare takeover on Wednesday. Inspired by Rashford’s fight to ensure free school meals for..
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Marcus Rashford free school meals campaign inspires Northampton youth academy player

BBC Local News: Northamptonshire -- A 12-year-old fundraises for children's charities after hearing about Rashford's school meals drive.
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Another placard-waving demonstration was held outside a Black Country Tory MP’s office as the controversial free school meals issue rages on.
Express and Star - Published

Tell us if children should get free school meals during holidays

tell us if children should get free school meals during holidays
Many businesses in Cornwall stepped in to help during half term - but should the government have done more?
Cornish Guardian - Published Also reported by •The CornishmanWest Briton

Tell us whether you think kids should get free school meals over Christmas

tell us whether you think kids should get free school meals over christmas
During half term many Devon businesses offered support for struggling families
Torquay Herald Express - Published Also reported by •Tiverton Mid Devon GazetteNorth Devon JournalExeter Express and Echo

Empty plates left at offices of Welsh MPs after free school meals vote

empty plates left at offices of welsh mps after free school meals vote
All of the plates had a different message written on them - one said "starve a kid, save a quid", while another said "feed not greed"
Wales Online - Published

Thank goodness for Marcus Rashford

Our MPs, Bill Wiggin and Jesse Norman, have voted against extending school meal provision into the holidays in the UK. According to End Child Food Poverty, there are 2,770 children in Herefordshire..
Hereford Times - Published

Free school meals: Thousands delivered across Blaenau Gwent

Even though children receive free school meals during holidays in Wales, volunteers went further.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Plates left outside MP's office after he voted against free school meals plan

plates left outside mp's office after he voted against free school meals plan
The demonstration was held outside Aaron Bell's Newcastle office this afternoon
Staffordshire Newsletter - Published Also reported by •Leek Post and TimesThe Sentinel Stoke

Protest planned outside Newcastle MP's office today over free school meals row

Organisers say they will be providing demonstrators with paper plates and inviting them to write down their messages
Staffordshire Newsletter - Published Also reported by •Leek Post and Times

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