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Migrant boat deaths should be a ‘wake-up call’ for those in power – charity

Migrant boat deaths should be a ‘wake-up call’ for those in power – charity

The deaths of two children and two adults in the migrant boat tragedy should serve as a “wake-up call” for UK and French leaders, charity bosses said. A five-year-old, an eight-year-old and two adults died after the vessel sunk off the coast of Dunkirk on Tuesday, French authorities said.     More than a dozen …

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Fresh pressure to increase Covid restrictions with highest death toll since May

Fresh pressure to increase Covid restrictions with highest death toll since May

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to impose heightened coronavirus restrictions as the UK recorded its highest daily Covid-19 death toll since May. It comes as fears were raised of the second wave being more deadly than the first.     With total deaths involving the virus reaching 61,000 across the nation, Downing Street did …

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Scottish Tories break ranks to back Rashford school meals campaign

Scottish Tories break ranks to back Rashford school meals campaign

The Scottish Conservatives are backing footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals in England, the party’s leader has said. Moray MP Douglas Ross described the Manchester United player’s campaign as “nothing short of extraordinary”.     The UK Tory Party has faced criticism in the past week after 320 of its MPs voted not …

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Government set to consider plan by Leon co-founder to end free school meals row

Government set to consider plan by Leon co-founder to end free school meals row

Boris Johnson is planning on giving local councils extra money to fund holiday clubs to solve the free school meals row, according to reports. The Holiday Activity and Food programme is the brainchild of Henry Dimbleby, the Government’s food tsar and co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, and was piloted across 17 local authorities over …

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Boris Johnson under pressure to detail ‘road-map out of lockdown’

Boris Johnson under pressure to detail ‘road-map out of lockdown’

Boris Johnson is under pressure from scores of Conservative MPs to detail a “road-map out of lockdown” as more people in England come under the toughest coronavirus restrictions. The Prime Minister has been warned by a group of 50 Tory backbenchers representing northern constituencies that the pandemic is threatening his election pledge to “level-up” the …

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