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Cooper sets binding child poverty targets

Yvette Cooper is to publish plans to place a legal duty on all future UK governments – including any future Tory administration – to abolish child poverty by 2020.

The proposed bill, to be discussed in cabinet tomorrow, will establish four separate targets in primary legislation, Cooper, the new work and pensions secretary, said. “I am absolutely clear that this is about reducing inequality, and being bold about what a future Labour government’s vision represents. It is not simply about reducing poverty. It will embed a desire to reduce inequality in our society in legislation.”
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Nursery worker in child porn charges meets parents’ anger

Worried parents are waiting to hear if their children are among the alleged ­victims of the nursery school worker Vanessa George after she appeared in court yesterdayamid violent scenes.

Police have begun to work through hundreds of indecent images seized during the investigation, but have admitted that many of the children may never be identified.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

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