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Children In The UK Are Going Hungry At Christmas: These Projects Are Working To Change That

As schools prepare to close for the Christmas holidays and the level of excitement in classrooms reaches fever pitch, many parents face the very real dilemma of how to afford to feed their families for the next two weeks. According to the Department for Education 1.08 million children in the UK are registered for free school…

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Government Responds To Call For Ring-Fenced Funding So ‘Every School Can Have A Library It Is Proud Of’

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell, has been praised for calling on the government to investigate the closure of school libraries. Riddell wrote an open letter to Justine Greening, the secretary of state for education, calling on her to: “set out clear standards for library provision that will end this disadvantageous school library lottery that limits many…

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Paisley 2021 City Of Culture Bid Is Fighting For The Most Deprived Area Of Scotland

Walking through Ferguslie Park feels remarkably serene for a place labelled the most deprived area of Scotland.  Some locals tell me it has an “unfair label” but others say joblessness and drug use is why it’s crowned with the undesirable title.  What we do know is that it’s situated in Scotland’s largest town of Paisley,…

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‘The Inbetweeners’ Star James Buckley Addresses ‘Shock’ Of Becoming A Dad For The First Time

James Buckley has opened up about what it was like to become a dad for the first time, when he was 24. “It was a shock,” said the 29-year-old star of ‘The Inbetweeners’, during an interview with AOL Build. “It was a pleasant surprise. “During the pregnancy that wears off and you’re like: ‘Yeah, a kid, that’s…

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Four-Year-Old Jessica Whelan Whose Cancer Struggle Was Shared In Poignant Photo Has Died

A four-year-old girl whose image captured the hearts of thousands around the world has died from cancer. Jessica Whelan, from Lancashire, was diagnosed with high risk stage 4 neuroblastoma in September 2015.  Her story reached thousands of people when her dad, Andy Whelan, posted a heartbreaking photo of Jessica “searing in pain”. “I feel both sadness…

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Acid Attack Survivor Reshma Banoo Qureshi Walked At New York Fashion Week For Powerful Cause

At the age of 17, Reshma Banoo Qureshi suffered a disfiguring acid attack at the hands of her brother-in-law. Now, at 19 years old, Qureshi walked her first ever runway at New York Fashion Week on Thursday 8 September, opening the show wearing a floor-length printed dress by designer Archana Kochhar and a jewelled head piece. Qureshi,…

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