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Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions

BBC Sussex News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:28
We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.
Categories: Sussex

Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:28
We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.
Categories: Merseyside

Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions

BBC Lancashire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:28
We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.
Categories: Lancashire

Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:28
We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.
Categories: Kent

Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions

BBC Manchester - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:28
We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.
Categories: Manchester

Ormskirk pumpkin farm forced to close after staff abused

BBC Lancashire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:25
Angry scenes broke out at the farm after the car park filled up and visitors were turned away.
Categories: Lancashire

Hay Festival director and co-founder Peter Florence suspended

BBC Worcestershire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:23
Peter Florence was suspended at the start of October pending the outcome of grievance proceedings.
Categories: Worcestershire

Council applauds community spirit to help struggling families this half term

Cornwall Council News feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:11

Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for children, Cllr Sally Hawken said: "The government were right to provide free school meals during the last two holidays and quite simply are failing children by not continuing this provision. We welcome the community spirit seen in Cornwall throughout this pandemic that carries on regardless of how hard things get. We offer a sincere thank you for everything our communities are doing to support struggling families this half term. We would like to place on record our wholehearted support for Marcus Rashford’s ‘End child food poverty’ campaign.

“No family should ever be faced with the worry and anxiety of not being able to provide for their children in the holidays.”

Since 2018 Cornwall Council has a run a summer programme called ‘Filling the Holiday Gap’, which provided small grants to community groups and volunteer organisations to provide activities and food for children and young people in the greatest need. During the pandemic the scheme was used to provide vouchers to those that missed the deadline for the government vouchers.  This year the Council will be providing a scheme to support all those receiving Free School Meals for the Christmas holidays.

Like the rest of the country, the effect of the coronavirus pandemic in Cornwall has been profound. Many families have seen their financial circumstances negatively impacted by lockdown, including the significant number working in Cornwall’s tourist and leisure industry. The number of children accessing Free School Meals has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic in March.  Cornwall Council figures show that 13,000 children are currently accessing the scheme, which entitles them to a hot and nutritious meal.

An all-party parliamentary report in 2017 found that poorer children who are hungry in the holidays fall an extra month behind their peers in the new term. The important contribution a healthy, nutritious school lunch makes towards children’s wider wellbeing cannot be underestimated.

Businesses across Cornwall, from Ann’s Pasties in Helston to Rosie’s Kitchen in Bude, are joining Castle Beach Cafe in Falmouth in offering lunch bags and meals to families struggling to children who normally get a free school meal. More information about businesses and community groups offering free meals during half term is available on the Cornwall Live website https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/free-school-meal-cornwall-businesses-4633489?cmpredirect=

Cllr Sally Hawken said: "As ever the community of Cornwall has not hesitated to step in, with a large number of businesses, community groups and amazing individuals offering to provide free meals for children across Cornwall and I truly thank them for their compassion and generosity.  But what we need is a sustainable funding plan from government that meets this need long term.

“This year the Council will be providing a scheme to support all those receiving Free School Meals for the Christmas holidays.”

If you are in a position to provide support to Cornwall's ‘Filling the holiday gap programme’ this Christmas or during other school holidays, through resources or funding, please contact: phdesk@cornwall.gov.uk

Please also support your local foodbank. Cornish foodbanks are providing vital support to families and people in need of help. Transformation Cornwall has details of many foodbanks

https://togethernetwork.org.uk/uploads/shared/Update-on-Cornish-Foodbanks-23.10.20.pdf and many local communities run their own scheme as well.

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Categories: Cornwall

Alex Walmsley: St Helens prop faces two-game ban for 'dangerous contact'

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:06
St Helens prop Alex Walmsley is given a two-game penalty notice, subject to appeal, for a Grade C dangerous contact against Leeds.
Categories: Merseyside

Man pleads guilty to killing his cell mate

Nottinghamshire Police News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:00
A man has pleaded guilty to killing a man he shared a prison cell with.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Emiliano Sala: David Henderson appears in court on flight charges

BBC Humberside - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:53
David Henderson denies offences related to the plane crash which killed footballer Emiliano Sala.
Categories: Humberside

Press release: Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support

Department For Education News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:48
Eligibility extended for parents eligible for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare offers
Categories: Education

Press release: Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support

Department For Education News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:48
Eligibility extended for parents eligible for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare offers
Categories: Education

Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support

Education Dept News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:48
Eligibility extended for parents eligible for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare offers
Categories: Education

Taunton GP surgery opens in homeless hostel

Somerset BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:41
The service allows people housed by the council to have access to healthcare on site.
Categories: Somerset

Light up against crime

Hartlepool Council - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:40
Householders in Hartlepool are being urged to take extra steps to safeguard their properties now that the clocks have gone back.
Categories: Hartlepool

Olympic boxer Natasha Jonas offers free food and lessons

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:30
Natasha Jonas is running sessions for families from the area she grew up in "who might be struggling".
Categories: Merseyside

Paul Pogba: Man Utd star to take legal action over reports he was quitting France national team

BBC Manchester - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:28
Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba says he will take legal action after "total fake" reports said he was to quit international football.
Categories: Manchester

'No case to answer' for Met professional standards unit investigation

BBC London News Feed - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:07
Initially 38 allegations related to 15 officers and one member of police staff, a police watchdog said.

Stranded puppy Pepper in six-hour Southend coast rescue

BBC Essex - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 13:24
The dog's owner praises emergency services and volunteers who saved the sausage dog from the tide.
Categories: Essex