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Cash handouts at the school gate

The Guardian, 14 October 2014

Food, clothes, beds ovens - education money is now being spent on welfare for pupils.
Photograph: © Christopher Thomond

With 3.5 million children living in poverty, and access to social service support very hard to achieve, schools feel “morally bound to do what they can to help”.

Food, clothes, beds, ovens - education money is now being spent on welfare for impoverished pupils

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Louise Tickle writes about domestic violence in Guardian Weekend
Why did my sister have to die?

Guardian Weekend magazine, 5 April 2014

Jeannette Chambers, whose sister and niece were killed in a domestic homicide.
Photograph © Lydia Goldblatt

After years of abuse, Jeannette Chambers' sister Christine tried to leave her partner. One night he let himself into her house, murdering her and their two-year-old daughter. Christine had called for help dozens of times: why didn't the police do more to protect them?

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Louise Tickle journalist: Health: guardian weekend magazine
Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby

Guardian Weekend magazine, 18 January 2014

Finn Jones' open heart surgery at Evelina London Children's hospital.
Photograph © Colin McPherson 2013

For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be gruelling. How do they - and their parents - get through it?

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