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Coalition Britain: hungry children eating out of bins

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Hungry children in Stoke-on-Trent have been rummaging through bins looking for something to eat.

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Private school kids will earn £200,000 more

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Children who attend private school will earn almost £200,000 more that state school pupils in the first 16 years of their career.

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Sections of the press are deliberately painting a false picture of social workers

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Reading some of the media coverage of our child protection system, it would be easy to believe social workers enter the profession to cause harm.

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Tax-free childcare alone will not make childcare more affordable for most families

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Today’s announcements are welcome, but the direction of travel is worrying.

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The government should learn from the childcare policies of other countries

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In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.

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Tories make last-ditch attempt to prevent action on take up of smoking by children

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Tory MEPs are set to make a last ditch attempt to stop Labour-led reforms designed to reduce the take up of smoking by children.

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Banning smoking in cars to demonise the poor? Not really, no

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Writing in today’s Guardian, Zoe Williams has interpreted the ban as yet another way of demonising poor parents.

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The government lacks a coherent strategy to tackle childhood obesity

More must be done to educate and assist parents on how to raise healthy children.

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Gove’s attack on public education is purely ideological

There has always been one asset the Conservative party has had over Labour since Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, and that is the sheer ruthlessness of their convictions.

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They’re called ‘primary’ schools for a reason

If we are serious about raising school results, we’ll have to target resources towards early years and catch-up classes in primary schools. This will require the government to make tough decisions about spending on secondary education.

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