Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn

1.3m children in the UK are eligible for free school meals Peter Cade Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial,” the group reported. At some schools, more than one in…

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Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn

1.3m children in the UK are eligible for free school meals Peter Cade Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial,” the group reported. READ MORE Schools accused of ‘social segregation’…

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Thousands of jobs at risk as India’s Tata Steel seeks British exit

India’s Tata Steel is seeking to sell Britain’s biggest steelmaking business, putting thousands of jobs at risk in an industry that once dominated Britain but has been brought low by falling prices, high costs and Chinese competition. After a marathon board meeting in Mumbai, Tata said it would draw a line under its almost decade-long foray into Britain’s steel industry, exiting the country entirely. The move could have an impact on Britain’s closely fought vote in three months over whether to stay in the European Union. Britain’s traditionally anti-EU media…

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Thousands of sharks teem off Florida beaches

If you were wanting to escape the winter weather by hitting the warm beaches in Florida, you might want to steer clear of the water. Thousands of sharks are migrating right off the coast of some popular beach towns. Florida Atlantic University biological sciences professor Stephen Kajiura, captured video Friday morning of blacktip sharks invading the waters of Palm Beach, on Florida’s Atlantic coast. The majority of shark bites that occur in Florida are attributed to this species, but there has never been a fatal attack credited to the blacktip…

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Russia might switch thousands of government computers to Linux to spite Microsoft

Russia’s new internet czar has given a crazy interview in which he has said it is “inevitable” that the country will switch all of the computers owned by the state over from Windows to Linux. This comes as a reaction to US companies complying with the embargo against business in Crimea, following Russia’s occupation of the peninsula. Over 22,000 local authorities will make the switch. “It’s like a wife seeing her husband with another woman — he can swear an oath afterward, but the trust is lost”, German Klemenko said….

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