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Marcus Rashford: universal credit cut comes at ‘most difficult’ time

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Marcus Rashford has said the government should not be ending the universal credit uplift at a time when poor families are facing potentially their most difficult period of the pandemic amid rising costs of living. The...

Marcus Rashford calls for universal credit cut to be axed

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Marcus Rashford has urged the government to abandon its plan to cut the universal credit uplift within days and demanded ministers tackle what he called a “child hunger pandemic”. The England and Manchester United foo...

Marcus Rashford to be included in GCSE media studies course

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Marcus Rashford’s much-lauded use of social media to pursue his campaign against child food poverty and persuade the UK government to expand free school meals is to be studied by pupils as part of their GCSE media stu...

Gavin Williamson apparently confuses Maro Itoje with Marcus Rashford

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Gavin Williamson has been branded the most ignorant and incapable education secretary in the UK’s history after he appeared to confuse Marcus Rashford with the England rugby player Maro Itoje, who is also black. The c...

Marcus Rashford urges government to keep £20 universal credit top-up

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The footballer Marcus Rashford has urged the government to end threats to social security payments and focus instead on practical measures to address what he called the pandemic of child hunger affecting the UK. Rashf...

Marcus Rashford urges health staff to spread word about food vouchers

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Footballer Marcus Rashford is calling on health workers to spread the word about free food vouchers for children from low-income households after it emerged that 40% of those who are eligible have yet to sign up. The ...

Marcus Rashford set for operation that will keep him out until October

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Marcus Rashford will have an operation to resolve his longstanding shoulder injury in the coming days and is set to miss the opening months of the season. The Manchester United forward played with the issue for much o...

Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

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Tens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester. The artwork was vandalised hours after England’s European Champio...

Did I cock up over the Marcus Rashford mural?

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On Wednesday of the week before last I filed one of my supposedly funny “columns” for last Sunday’s Observer. I wanted to write a personal pastiche of feel-good op-eds about England’s near victory in the Euros and ref...

‘Pictures left me feeling overwhelmed’: Rashford speaks of support as new mural unveiled

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Marcus Rashford has spoken of how a Manchester mural and its “outpouring of support really lifted” him at one of his “lowest points”, as a new tribute was painted on the wall of a community football clubhouse reading:...

‘A lasting legacy of tolerance’: Marcus Rashford messages to be preserved

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Thousands of messages left on the mural of footballer Marcus Rashford in Manchester will be removed and preserved on Friday, to protect them from forecasted rain this weekend. A team of archivists and conservators wil...

‘Why can’t we just do the right thing?’ – Marcus Rashford defends charity deals

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Marcus Rashford has defended his off-field partnerships and questioned why footballers “can’t just do the right thing” for charity. The Manchester United forward said on Twitter that the political magazine The Spectat...

Marcus Rashford ‘reflecting’ on whether shoulder surgery needed, says Solskjær

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Marcus Rashford is taking time to “reflect” on whether he requires surgery on his troublesome shoulder, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær stating any decision taken has to be best for the forward and Manchester United. Rashfor...

Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

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The vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses. The artwork was attacked hours after England’s European Cham...

Marcus Rashford scores in book charts with You Are a Champion

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Marcus Rashford’s children’s book You Are a Champion has shot to the top of the charts in the days after England lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy. A guide for young people in which the footballer shares stories from ...

Marcus Rashford ruled out until October in blow to Manchester United

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Manchester United have been dealt a significant blow with Marcus Rashford deciding he needs surgery on a shoulder injury. The striker, who has endured racist abuse after his missed penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final...

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