A new survey claims that an important service, which offers free breakfasts for school-children, is in rapid decline.
'Breakfast Clubs' give youngsters food, if their parents can't afford to. Schools have to fund it themselves but many are struggling to raise the cash.
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A Metro train passenger who hurled shocking abuse at a transgender woman travelling on the same carriage has been put behind bars.
Three of the region's court houses are to close after the government decided they were under-used.