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Thousands of children offered nutritious breakfasts during summer

July 14, 2020, 9:28:04 AM

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Posted on: 3 July 2020

Thousands of children offered nutritious breakfasts during summer

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ENGLAND: Children from more than 1,800 schools in England who are currently part of our Breakfast Clubs programme will now be offered healthy breakfasts over the summer.

The Department for Education has confirmed today, Friday 3 July, that charity co-ordinator of the National Breakfast Club Programme, Family Action and Magic Breakfast, will work closely with schools in disadvantaged areas so children most in need can continue to get a healthy breakfast in July and August.

As schools will remain closed during this period, Family Action and Magic Breakfast are making arrangements with schools on the programme so that they can access this provision over the summer, which may include parents collecting food parcels or breakfast food ‘drop-offs’ to make sure families are getting the support they need.

The extension of the Breakfast Clubs programme builds on the Government’s commitment to supporting families on low-incomes who, as a result of the pandemic, maybe finding it hard to provide healthy food for their children outside of the school term. It follows the Department for Education’s recent announcement of the COVID Summer Food Fund that will provide free school meals to eligible pupils nationally over the holidays.

The COVID Summer Food Fund will support children who are eligible for free school meals with a voucher to cover the full six-week summer holiday. The Government is also delivering at least four weeks of free activities and healthy food for around 50,000 children via its Holiday Activities and Food programme in 17 local authorities across England during July and August.

It follows the news that supermarket Iceland has joined the Government’s national voucher scheme for free school meals, joining the existing list eight shops already signed up to the scheme including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, M&S, Aldi and McColl’s where vouchers can already be redeemed. The Community Shop, which has several outlets around the country, will also join the list and families will be able to redeem vouchers for the COVID Summer Food Fund at all of these stores.

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Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

August 13, 2020, 2:02:30 PM

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Posted on: 24 July 2020

Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

Bridge lift. The 128 tonnes, the 35.4-metre concrete bridge being safely removed in April.

Two Warwickshire communities will soon be reunited thanks to a new footbridge over the busy A46 near Coventry.

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Funds for Grassroots Music venues

August 13, 2020, 10:49:37 AM

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Posted on: 25 July 2020

Funds for Grassroots Music venues

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The first portion fund of £1.57 billion culture recovery package will go towards saving music venues from insolvency.

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NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

August 13, 2020, 9:35:59 AM

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Posted on: 23 July 2020

NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

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The number of doctors in the NHS has also risen by 7,890, figures to the end of April 2020 show.

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Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

August 12, 2020, 8:13:51 PM

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Posted on: 23 July 2020

Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

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Two restaurateurs disqualified from managing companies after they caused their companies to abuse the tax regime.

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