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Government pledges extra money to improve school lunches
Schools given extra £240m for healthy lunches

Schools will get an additional £240 million to help them cook with healthy ingredients as part of a drive to cut childhood obesity, the education secretary has announced. Alan Johnson said the money would add to the £220 million already pledged to schools and councils to support new food guidelines, which come into effect this… Read more »

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Chief of staff warns of struggling armed forces after RAF Nimrod went down in Afghanistan
Armed forces ‘only just coping’

The British armed forces are only “just” coping with the demands made on them by politicians, the new head of the army has warned. Richard Dannatt’s comments come after 14 Britons were killed when an RAF Nimrod crashed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday – the biggest single loss of life since operations in the country… Read more »

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