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Free school meals campaign showed the best of us – from footballers to nurses

Starving children belong in Dickensian novels, not modern-day Britain

Starving children belong in Dickensian novels, not modern-day Britain

Even though I didn’t vote for my MP, I have always found him pleasant and approachable.

Retirement means I have more time to pester him, but I was annoyed that my most recent plea – for the government to provide free school meals over the winter holidays – appeared to go unanswered.

School nurses see the poverty trap first-hand

I finally got a response, just as I saw the headline: ‘Government U-turn on free school meals.’ Result! This was better than I had hoped, an early Christmas present.

Recollecting my experience as a school

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