NEWS DIGEST 13.02.2021: South London child feeds an entire community, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s news comes via Facebook. An eight-year-old girl from the south London district of Deptford has been hailed a little hero after cooking 500 meals of meatballs and rigatoni pasta for her local community after being inspired by … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 13.02.2021: South London child feeds an entire community, other stories

NEWS DIGEST 08.11.2020: UK gov’t backs down over aid to struggling families

Today’s news comes via Facebook. The UK government, which recently disallowed a motion to provide free school meals to impoverished primary school pupils, has finally caved after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford and other activists, BBC News reports. London has … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.11.2020: UK gov’t backs down over aid to struggling families

NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

Today’s News Digest is brought to you directly from current news posts in my Facebook feed. In the United States, the department of agriculture for the state of Washington has destroyed a nest of an invasive and potentially species of … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. In light of politicians in the British parliament rejecting a motion for free school meals for all children this past week, Southampton based UK-Mauritian chef and business owner Shelina Permalloo has begun … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

SCHOOL DINNERS: UK Deputy PM defends free school meals policy

The deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, Nick Clegg has come out in defence of free school meals for six and seven-year old children, after opponents of the Coalition’s plan raised concerns about how they will be funded. Clegg has said that the budget for providing a hot midday meal to every primary school pupil in the country will be drawn from a £150 million Treasury kitty as well as underspends in schools’ maintenance budgets. He turned the tables on critics worried about the new initiative’s possible impact on cash-strapped taxpayers by saying it was nonsense to suggest the cost of funding extra kitchens will come from funds not available in the total schools maintenance budget. The £150 million needed to … Continue reading SCHOOL DINNERS: UK Deputy PM defends free school meals policy