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UK teachers unite to advocate for school meal expansion

ZEUS 24 Newsline — Representatives from teaching unions across England have written a letter to Whitehall demanding that all children from families who benefit from the universal credit programme should be eligible for free school meals. They are calling it one variable in an “urgent” expansion of the free meal scheme.

Currently there are approximately 1.7 million children, or one in five pupils – that – receive free school meals.

In response the government said it understands that many UK households are struggling and has expanded access to the meals more than any other government.

The price of fuel, food and other necessities have surged in recent months for families across Britain and Northern Ireland. The inflation rate is at a 40-year high.

There are many that are facing mental health problems as they try to navigate life for them and their families in a world where the cost of living has risen exponentially.

The government has announced measures to reduce the impact of the cost of living. One initiative includes a £400 energy bill discount for every household

The letter goes on to say to government officials that vulnerable children that do not currently receive free school meals are facing a “real barrier to learning”.

A portion of the letter says “We see the devastating reality of children coming to school unable to afford to buy lunch, because their family circumstances means they fall outside the restrictive free school meal eligibility criteria,”

A government spokesperson said: “We recognise that millions of households across the UK are struggling to make their incomes stretch to cover the rising cost of living, which is why, in addition to the over £22bn announced previously, we are providing over £15bn in further support, targeted particularly on those with the greatest need.

“The holiday activities and food programme runs during major school holidays, and wider welfare support is available through the household support fund, which helps vulnerable families in need with essentials, such as food and utility bills.”

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Flightmare: Unprepared airlines cause chaos and hit summer 2022 holidays

ZEUS 24 Newsline — Airports around the world are seeing chaos like never before. Families are sleeping on floors. Flights are being cancelled in waves. And holidaymakers are standing in endless queues. Manchester. Bristol. Gatwick. The nation’s most important airports are seeing waves of disruption. And it’s not over yet.

Passengers are being told to expect further delays and consumer watchdog group Which? has called for immediate government intervention.

Passengers were forced to sleep at Stansted Airport

The travel delays for holidaymakers in the first covid-free summer since 2019 are expected to get worse before they get better.

The Civil Aviation Authority, the government’s airline regulator has warned airlines not to make last minute cancellations. Airlines are responding and claiming that they are trying to scale up quickly after shedding jobs during the pandemic. Manchester Airport officials have said delays could last for at least a month.

Ken O’Toole Deputy CEO of Manchester Airport had this to say: “We are short-staffed at the moment. Our processes need to catch up. We are confident that in a couple of weeks we’ll be in that position.

Also part of the delay is said to be the need for covid immunisation documentation.

Airports around the UK are said to be in what industry experts call a “hiring frenzy” but filling roles such as baggage handlers is said to be a challenge.

Many people who formerly worked in airports are also choosing to stay in jobs they found during the pandemic. Experts and analysts say they feel they have found stability and don’t want to bugger that up.

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Sunrise for 31 May 2022

 

Today’s edition of Sunrise covers the crisis in airports across the UK.

We also hear about more sanctions coming from the EU as a result of the war in Ukraine, school meals, proposed legislation in Canada for efficient gun control as a result of mass killings in its neighbouring United States and a rather dramatic attempt at the desecration of art at the Louvre in Paris.

 

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Sunrise Podcast for 20 May 2022 – Zeus News

 

Sunrise for 20 May 2022

The episode covers Rishi Sunak on The Times’ Rich List, UK’s inflation rate, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Canada to mark HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, artificial intelligence, and the days weather and stocks.

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee performers announced

ZEUS 24 Newsline — The star-studded concert celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been announced for 4 June. Sir Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Queen, and Duran Duran will be the featured performers at The Platinum Party at the Palace.

Over 20,000 people including a large contingent of dedicated tickets for key workers, will descend on the Mall to watch the performances. 

Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Mabel and Eurovision singer Sam Ryder will also appear in front of Buckingham Palace.

The Platinum Party at the Palace will be watched by 22,000 people live and will be broadcast on BBC One on 4 June.

The concluding performer will be Diana Ross. Ms Ross said that she was “absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion”.

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Global food crisis looms, UN report says

ZEUS 24 Newsline — A global food crisis that will be years-long is the potential consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

This came alongside a UN analysis that food prices around the globe are nearly thirty per cent higher than at at this time last year.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said some nations face long-term famines if exports from Ukraine are not restored to levels before the invasion.

He added that food insecurity has been exacerbated in poorer countries due to rising prices and inflation.

The conflict between the two countries which has seen supplies from Ukraine’s ports stalled is causing chaos and high demand for its exports. Ukraine was known prior to the war for exporting vast amounts of cooking oil and wheat.

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Eric Clapton diagnosed with Covid

ZEUS 24 Newsline — Musician Eric Clapton, a noted critic of coronavirus vaccines and restrictions imposed by governments during the pandemic, has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of the positive test he has canceled two upcoming shows in Europe.

Clapton, aged 77, tested positive for the virus after his concert at the Royal Albert Hall on the 8th of May. 

A statement issued by Clapton’s management states that “Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff and of course, the fans.” It is said that the artist is hopeful to resume the tour starting with two concerts on the 20th of May.

The cancelled shows, scheduled for Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled.

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Biden’s baby formula blunder

ZEUS 24 Newsline — US President Joe Biden yesterday activated the Defense Production Act for the growing baby formula shortage.

The executive power, notably used during the Trump administration to manufacture ventilators during the height of the covid pandemic, is intended to hasten production of infant formula. 

Biden also commissioned special military flights to import baby formula from overseas trade partners.

This latest action comes as the US leader sees growing political criticism amongst a severe domestic shortfall.

The shortage has been caused by the safety-related closure of the country’s largest formula manufacturing plant.

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CFO of Marks & Spencer goes on the offence against Sunak tax plan

ZEUS 24 Newsline — Marks & Spencer have written a strongly worded letter to the chancellor of the exchequer warning that a tax for online sales would irreversibly damage the High Street.

Whilst M&S have stated that the new online tax will punish retailers like themselves it will actually result in less money for shops, HM Treasury said the proceeds will fund a reduction in business tax rates.

The letter from M&S was submitted during a three-month government consultation on whether to start an online sales tax which closes on Friday.

The CFO of M&S argued that retailers such as M&S and their competitors have worked hard to grow their e-commerce divisions and an additional tax obligation would make it difficult to invest in the technology necessary in the era of all things digital. 

© 2022 Zeus News

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New Bob Dylan Documentary Debuts 11 May

UPDATE: See video above for why the documentary was delayed

By Arthur Knight
Chief Correspondent
Zeus News

Zeus News has been on an obvious hiatus of late. And then we were about to air a documentary about that hiatus when we received legal threats from the involved subjects. After consulting with solicitors in the United Kingdom and the United States Zeus News has taken the decision to air the documentary notwithstanding the threats and spurious promises of “potential litigation” and “continued consequences” received by email, phone and post.

You can learn more about the delay and the involved parties at the video podcast above.

You can learn about the documentary series in the trailer below.

We are prepared for anything and everything. With confidence we know that doing Bob Dylan justice and uncovering the fraudulent motives is the ethical move.

This fraudulent ‘historic rape’ case began with a Connecticut, US woman Joan Carra, who had spent years planning this before waiting for the perfect moment (and a convenient yet temporary change in New York law) to name Mr Dylan as a defendant in an attempt to dethrone him of his legendary status.

The case was given legitimacy by at least four US solicitors and one advisor who worked to organise a plot to extort money from Mr Dylan under the guise of a legal case until the day the temporary New York law expired and they lodged the case with the courts and alerted the worldwide media who obligingly parroted that Mr Dylan was an abusive person to a child over fifty years ago.

The solicitors and advisor had already been under surveillance for human trafficking and other unlawful acts and are now under active investigation for conspiracy to defraud Mr Dylan. The solicitors are Daniel Isaacs, Peter Gleason, David Leavitt, and Chelom Leavitt. They have each acknowledged in interviews with Zeus that they have been questioned by New York and US investigators.

Zeus News has also seen a sealed indictment and investigative notes, documents and photographs.

All five individuals have been convicted of or investigated for crimes ranging from human trafficking to accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent to child sex abuse to solicitation of prostitute(s). The centre figure of the conspiracy, Joan Carra is known to law enforcement in Florida, New York, and Connecticut.

Instead of responding with a defence to the allegations about Bob Dylan suddenly the primary masthead of Zeus News (including myself) were in hospital or infected with a disease that is provably linked back to Gristina working in concert with the other conspirators. Those acts are now part of a UK-US cooperative investigation.

Not having succumbed to what a layman might call attempted murder, we have lived to tell the tale. And we have hundreds of pages of evidence to substantiate our claims. 

Beginning Wednesday our new documentary series The Winter of Discontent will be released and these details and more will be uncovered for the world to see.

How did an otherwise unremarkable news agency become the target for a group of people with a secret to hide? Those answers and more will be revealed in a four part series of Arthur Knight Tonight on Zeus News Live.

Details on The Winter of Discontent

On Arthur Knight Tonight on Zeus News Live, Arthur Knight hosts a new Bob Dylan documentary Wednesday 11 May at 20.00 BST. The Winter of Discontent will expose how a news agency that existed for merely a fortnight became the target for a group of people with a secretive plot to knowingly defraud Bob Dylan of potentially millions in monetary damages with a false rape claim. They also nearly killed three people in the process.

There will be a question and answer session after the episode is aired at zeusnewsnow.com 

The Winter of Discontent is produced by Zeus News Global Media and Excalibur Productions.

For more information contact us or ring 07568 508326.

Follow us on Twitter at @knighttweeting or @znnbreak or send us a news tip

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