Staff at Liverpool restaurant prepare free school meals
The Watering Can, in Greenbank Park, Liverpool, is providing free school mealsfor children over the half term holidays.
Local councils and businesses arecontinuing to pledge free food for children in need during this week's halfterm break after the Government defeated a Labour motion to extend free schoolmeals provision in England over the holidays.
Thousands of free meals will beprovided to children by businesses, local authorities and community groups onthe first day of half term as ministers face a damaging grassroots Tory revoltover the issue.
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner was engulfed in a row as she was accused of calling a Tory MP "scum" during a Covid-19 debate in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Chris Clarkson said the insult was hurled at him after he insinuated that members of the shadow front bench believe the pandemic is a "good crisis" to exploit. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The chairman of Manchester Young Conservatives has slammed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, telling Euronews that the Tory leader has carried out "U-turn after U-turn, incompetent move after incompetent move".View on euronews
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Boris Johnson has suffered a Tory backbench rebellion over the 10pm hospitality curfew, amid a growing backlash against Government coronavirus restrictions. MPs approved the Government's new three tier alert system for England without the need for a formal vote. 42 Tory MPs rebelled to retrospectively oppose the curfew, which was approved by 299 votes to 82 - majority 217. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn