Heart can reveal the friends and family of missing Corrie McKeague are planning to hold a charity concert in the summer.
Thousands of Norfolk and Suffolk Pupils Missing Out On Free School Meals
New figures say more than 28,000 children in poverty in Suffolk and Norfolk are not getting free school meals.
The Children’s Society, through its Fair and Square campaign, is calling on the government to make free school meals available to all children in poverty.
Many low-income families are unable to get free school meals simply because their parents are working – no matter how little they earn.
The Children’s Society Chief Executive Matthew Reed said: “It is shocking that huge numbers of children in poverty in the East of England are missing out on a free school meal. Every child in poverty should be entitled to this vital support.
“We know from the families we work with up and down the country that parents are struggling to make ends meet. Right now, the government is reconsidering which children will be entitled to get free school meals. We urge the government to take this opportunity to make sure all children in poverty can get a free school meal.”
Across the country every day, more than half of the 2.2 million school children living in poverty in England miss out on a free school meal. Of these, 700,000 are not even entitled to one – often because their parents work, regardless of how little they earn.
Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who went missing in the Kesgrave area on Thursday and are renewing their appeal to trace her.
A funding bid to build a long waited third river crossing Great Yarmouth is set to be submitted to the government.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Norfolk and Suffolk police have made 13 arrests for intent to supply.
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