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Costs for UK families with two children rises by £400 a month

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The cost of basic goods and services needed by the average two-child household in the UK has risen by £400 a month, according to an analysis that suggests families are experiencing faster inflation than official figur...

Baby formula shipment arrives from Europe, providing ‘some relief’ for US families

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A top White House economic adviser on Sunday said he was hopeful there would be more baby formula on American store shelves this upcoming week, especially after a plane full of the product arrived from an airbase in G...

Grenfell families ‘enraged’ by plan to keep ‘stay put’ policy

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Bereaved relatives of the Grenfell Tower blaze have said they are “enraged” by government plans to keep the controversial “stay put” policy instead of adopting an inquiry recommendation. Grenfell United has criticised...

Energy bills: struggling families forced to ‘seek refuge in McDonald’s’

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Families struggling to cope with energy bills are seeking shelter in McDonald’s, with one charity saying hard-pressed parents and children are spending their evenings in the fast food restaurants, relying on the facil...

Poor families skipping meals and unable to afford heating, charity says

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Hard-up families are skipping meals, wearing coats indoors to stay warm, and living in the dark because they can’t afford to switch on the lights, according to a leading children’s charity. Action for Children said in...

Ukrainian refugee families could get host who failed DBS check, says council

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Ukrainian families could potentially be housed with a host who has failed a DBS check, a council has warned, as the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme continues to face a range of problems. A DBS (Disclosure and Ba...

The cost of living crisis has been going on for decades – just ask families like mine

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For many people, the cost of living crisis seems to have reared its ugly head a few months ago, with the new discussion over the dinner table being the choice between heating or eating. But this has been a concern for...

A community out of time: Larry Towell’s images of Mennonite families

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In 1990, Larry Towell began photographing a Mennonite family who lived in a dilapidated house down the road from him in Lambton County, Ontario. “I didn’t go looking for them,” he says. “I came across them right in my...

Two-child policy hasn’t made UK families smaller, only poorer, finds report

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It was one of the Conservatives’ most controversial cuts: waging war on the UK’s “benefit culture” by restricting social security payments that supposedly enabled “welfare scroungers” to have large families they could...

Kremlin disrespecting families as it stalls return of own dead, says Zelenskiy

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The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has accused Russian authorities of disrespect towards the families of their own dead soldiers, criticising Moscow for not agreeing on a scheme to have the remains of those...

’Humans are all the same’: the Hungarian border village helping Ukraine’s refugee families – video

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In the village of Beregsurány, on the Hungary-Ukraine border, a crowd of volunteers are tending to refugees flooding in, cooking them pancakes, and helping them to continue their journeys. In contrast to the refugee c...

China Eastern Airlines crash: families await grim news as rescuers sift through wreckage

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About an hour into its journey from Kunming to Gaungzhou, flight MU5735 fell out of the air. After cruising at an altitude of 29,100ft, it suddenly dropped to about 7,000ft where it briefly ascended before diving agai...

‘We didn’t really say goodbye’: families ripped apart by the war in Ukraine

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Within hours of hearing the first explosions in Kharkiv, Sonya saw her happy home life turn upside down. “A friend called my partner and said it was possible to enter the territorial defence force,” she says. “He agre...

‘They don’t believe it’s real’: how war has split Ukrainian-Russian families

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Alexander Serdyuk has stopped talking to his mother. He is nervously watching war edge ever closer to his home in Lviv. She is 1,500 miles (2,400km) to the east in Russia, denying that any of it is actually happening....

‘A long time coming’: Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Ashoori’s families joyful at release

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Iran’s release of the British-Iranian nationals Anoosheh Ashoori and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been greeted with joy by their families, with Richard Ratcliffe saying: “Homecoming is a journey, not an arrival.” Rat...

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