Marcus Rashford forces Boris Johnson to u-turn on free school meals; & Royal Ascot goes virtual
Boris Johnson's made a hasty u-turn on providing free school meals this Summer after a campaign by Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford sounded the death knell for the policy. Now, 1.3 million children will have access to meal vouchers over the school holidays, something the Government has never provided before. The Evening Standard’s Joe Murphy tells us how Rashford struck a chord even with those in the PM’s own party.
And, Royal Ascot is racing behind closed doors this week for the first time in its 250 year history. Even the Queen will be watching from Windsor Castle - the first time she’s not attended since her coronation. But, can the event still be the same without royalty and the hundreds of thousands of spectators, dressed in their finest? Director of racing Nick Smith says there’s still plenty of ways to get involved in the fanfare from home.
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