Headteachers ‘speechless’ after ministers offer food standards advice during school meals battle

Headteachers have been left angry by a letter from ministers reminding them to provide pupils with nutritious food in school. It comes just days after MPs rejected a campaign to extend free meals to children during the holidays. “Speechless” The letter came from children’s minister Vicky Ford and junior health minister Jo Churchill. It was sent to school leaders on the morning of Friday 23 October to encourage them to offer a healthy and nutritious hot meal to their pupils during term-time. Heads received the letter two days after a Labour motion to offer free school meals to poorer children during holidays was defeated in parliament. The motion,…

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Met Police urged to withdraw ‘misleading and unlawful’ advice to pubs

Scotland Yard is being urged to withdraw the “misleading and unlawful” advice that pubs should ask for photo ID to stop households mixing.The Metropolitan Police sent a letter telling business licence holders they should take steps to ensure groups were only from one household or part of a support bubble.This could include asking for photo ID with names and addresses, Met Police added. “Erroneous advice and enforcement activity”But Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) said that following legal advice it was urging the Met to withdraw its “misleading and unlawful” advice.He added: The recent communication from the Met Police on October 16 we…

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Independent SAGE publishes ’emergency six-week plan’ after government ignores its last advice

We need your help ... The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds the government to account and calls it out when it puts vested economic interests above human lives. We need a media that shows solidarity with the people most affected by the crisis – and one that can help to build a world based on collaboration and compassion. We have been fighting against an…

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Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2020

Published 9 January 2020 Last updated 10 September 2020 + show all updates 10 September 2020Added bulletin for week 36, 2020. 3 September 2020Added bulletin for week 35, 2020. 27 August 2020Added bulletin for week 34, 2020. 20 August 2020Added bulletin for week 33, 2020. 13 August 2020Added bulletin for week 32, 2020. 6 August 2020Added bulletin for week 31, 2020. 30 July 2020Added bulletin for week 30, 2020. 23 July 2020Added bulletin for week 29, 2020. 16 July 2020Added bulletin for week 28, 2020. 9 July 2020Added bulletin for week 27, 2020. 2 July 2020Added bulletin for week 26, 2020. 25 June 2020Added bulletin for week 25, 2020.…

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