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UK’s poorest families hit hardest by recession and austerity

October 3, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THEREALNEWS.COM) A leading British charity warns that 3.5 million children in the United Kingdom are growing up below the poverty line, while the divide between rich and poor continues to accelerate faster than anywhere else in the developed world. Even in the middle of a recession it’s not difficult to see that the […]

Why school breakfast clubs in U.K. are on the education frontline

September 17, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Free breakfast clubs are a lifeline for busy parents and families whose budgets have been cut to the bone. But as demand accelerates, funding is being cut. JAY RAYNER.- It’s 8 o’clock on a bright morning at the end of the summer term just gone and at Kingsmead primary school in […]

In Spain: “I look in the trash to make ends meet”

August 19, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN PÚBLICO) In Spain, more and more people flock to the closure of supermarkets to collect food containers. No queda mucho para la medianoche cuando Pedro, un jubilado de 70 años, se acerca a un Carrefour Market en el centro de Madrid y deja discretamente su carro de dos ruedas frente a la puerta. […]