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'Not a U-turn as such' says minister over free school meal
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Rashford reacts to UK government U-turn on child food poverty
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“Food is not a luxury“
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Pub landlord provides free meals for kids during school holidays
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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
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Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers
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Councils and charities prepare half term food parcels
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Food banks receive donations amid free school meals row
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Staff at Liverpool restaurant prepare free school meals
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PM: No child will go hungry this winter
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Labour call for government u-turn on free school meals
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Johnson looks to defuse Tory rebellion over free school meals
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Dr surprised by the ‘stubbornness’ of MPs on school meals
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No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis
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Labour turns up the heat over free school meals
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Protesters in London demand free school meals for kids after Parliament votes against extension
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Marcus Rashford responds to criticism of his campaign
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Venues step in to help Rashford school meals campaign
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Rashford visits food bank charity as he vows to continue fight against child hunger
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Pubs and cafes step in to help after MPs reject Rashford school meals campaign
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Barclay responds to Rashford's volunteering
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Nicky Morgan Says Calling MPs "Scum" Lost Backing On Free School Meals Vote
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MPs vote against extending free school meals into holidays
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Kit Malthouse Says Best Way To Help Those On Low Income Is To Pump Money Into Benefits System
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Also reported by •Lincolnshire Echo •Sleaford Target •Retford Times •East Lindsey Target
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Marcus Rashford launches book club for children after Manchester United forward campaigns for free school meals during holidaysManchester 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)..
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Increase in demand for free school meals 'very concerning' in Cambs17.4 per cent of children enrolled in Cambridgeshire's state schools are now receiving free school meals
How to get ten kids' meals out of Derby City Council's £15 food voucherThe vouchers will replace free school meals over Christmas
Council urged to 'go further' with free school meals supportCllr 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..
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Covid: How Marcus Rashford campaign changed free school mealsEngland's voucher scheme does not cover school holidays, unlike those elsewhere in the UK.
Government U-turns on free school meals during holidaysThe new Covid Winter Grant Scheme will support hungry kids over the Christmas holidays
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Rashford hails ‘power of kindness’ after Government U-turn on free school mealsEngland 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.
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Marcus Rashford free school meals campaign inspires Northampton youth academy playerBBC Local News: Northamptonshire -- A 12-year-old fundraises for children's charities after hearing about Rashford's school meals drive.
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Tell us if children should get free school meals during holidaysMany businesses in Cornwall stepped in to help during half term - but should the government have done more?
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Tell us whether you think kids should get free school meals over ChristmasDuring half term many Devon businesses offered support for struggling families
Also reported by •Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette •North Devon Journal •Exeter Express and Echo
Empty plates left at offices of Welsh MPs after free school meals voteAll of the plates had a different message written on them - one said "starve a kid, save a quid", while another said "feed not greed"
Thank goodness for Marcus RashfordOur 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..
Free school meals: Thousands delivered across Blaenau GwentEven though children receive free school meals during holidays in Wales, volunteers went further.
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Plates left outside MP's office after he voted against free school meals planThe demonstration was held outside Aaron Bell's Newcastle office this afternoon
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Protest planned outside Newcastle MP's office today over free school meals rowOrganisers say they will be providing demonstrators with paper plates and inviting them to write down their messages
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