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New advertising regulations introduced to cut childhood obesity
Junk food ads banned on kid’s TV

Junk food advertising should be banned on all television programmes aimed at children under the age of 16, the broadcasting watchdog has said. Ofcom has also announced new rules banning the use of celebrities and cartoon characters from adverts targeted at primary school children, as part of a drive to tackle the growing number of… Read more »

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Tory policy group moots scrapping school catchment areas
Scrapping catchment areas ‘would help poor’

Catchment areas should be scrapped to give poorer children a chance to go to better schools, a Conservative policy group has proposed. It warned that by only allowing pupils to attend local schools, problems in poor areas were made worse and the ‘cycle of deprivation’ was repeated across generations. “If you’re living on a rather… Read more »

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