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10 May 2017

Corbyn would limit TV junk food ads

Jeremy Corbyn has also pledged to curtail the rights of big businesses to push unhealthy food on children

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22 March 2017

Fight Tory attacks on women and children

Four million kids in poverty, single parents to lose 2,850, and a paltry 5 million to help mothers back into work

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15 June 2016

Systemic failures hurt kids in justice system

Individual abusers must be dealt with. But recent incidents also show systemic failures that the increasingly under-resourced and privatised criminal justice system is incapable of addressing.

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10 June 2016

Abolish child labour! End the persecution of campaigners in Iran

The United Nations' International Labour Organisation has declared 12 June as World Day Against Child Labour

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11 May 2016

May Day demo says: no cuts to childrens' centres!

"No ifs, no buts, no children's centre cuts" was the rallying cry at the largest Chesterfield May Day demonstration for many years on 2 May.

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9 September 2015

Children suffer as the cuts deepen

Are schoolchildren getting more badly behaved? If so, why?

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8 July 2015

Janner case: more establishment child abuse cover-ups

The news that allegations of child sexual abuse committed by Lord Greville Janner are to be heard in court is to be welcomed.

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16 July 2014

Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

Never before have the institutions of British capitalism been so distrusted.

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4 June 2014

Children handed poverty "life sentence"

Five million children condemned to poverty by 2020. This is the stark reality for low-income families in Britain

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14 August 2013

The Mill: A change from the usual TV

Channel 4's The Mill makes a change from the usual TV. Here we have a glimpse into the lives of working class teenagers forced to work in the cotton mills of the north west, writes Pete Watson, Nottingham.

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20 February 2013

Them & Us

Belt tightening: Farewell Woolworths, so long HMV, sayanara Peacocks. We've said goodbye to a whole host of high street chains over the last five years as shoppers have had to tighten their belts.

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14 November 2012

North Wales child abuse scandal

The BBC has become embroiled in a crisis over its coverage of child abuse scandals, but what is becoming forgotten is the issue of child abuse itself, writes Dave Reid, Secretary, Socialist Party Wales.

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31 October 2012

Savile case: How bullies and predators thrived

The revelations about Jimmy Savile's serial sexual assaults and rape of children over decades will disgust many from the 'Jim'll Fix It' generation, writes Eleanor Donne.

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Various Pets Alive and Dead, by Marina Lewycka, published by Fig Tree

4 July 2012

Various Pets Alive and Dead

Book review: This book, by the author of "Two Caravans", tells two parallel stories about a 1970s hippy commune and the adventures of two of its children in the 21st century. Derek Macmillan reviews Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka.

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27 June 2012

Cuts ignore immense needs

After the 1950s, a network of child and adolescent services, staffed by highly trained, skilful social workers, specialist teachers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists, was gradually established in specialist centres, writes Jane Ellwood.

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27 June 2012

Teachers report children going hungry

"The Guardian revealed some quite shocking figures about teachers having to feed children. But this has been going on for a long time - it isn't anything new. Certainly in my school we are feeding the...

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6 June 2012

Children still getting raw deal

The Con-Dems' cuts in child services have become a hotly debated topic. On 30 May Nick Clegg proudly announced that: "Every child should have a fair crack at the whip from the start"

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6 June 2012

Tory leader chauffeur driven while slashing services

Imagine how angry I felt when I read in our local paper that the Leicestershire Tory council leader, David Parsons, had cost taxpayers more than 1 million in expenses and allowances over the past five years, writes Heather Rawling, Leicestershire NUT (personal capacity).

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Campaigns are taking place across Britain to save children's services, photo by  Socialist Party

Campaigns are taking place across Britain to save children's services, photo by Socialist Party

23 May 2012

Con-Dems' hypocrisy over children's care

Tory MP Elizabeth Truss has lamented the lack of quality, affordable childcare. She should know - her Con-Dem government have all but wiped out children's services in some parts of the country.

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1 February 2012

Smacking not the answer

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, has called for the 'smacking ban' to be repealed. He claims his constituents back this, blaming lack of parental control as a factor in last summer's riots

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