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  • Poverty twice as likely for minority ethnic groups: education fails to close the gap. The poverty rate for Britain’s minority ethnic groups stands at 40%, double the 20% found amongst white British people, according to new research published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Minority ethnic groups are also being overlooked for jobs and are being paid lower wages, despite improvements in education and qualifications. JRF, April 30 / Opportunities for all
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  • 53 family intervention projects across the country to work with the most difficult and anti-social families. Respect, April 11 / Community safety
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  • Climate change is happening now - world needs to respond urgently, Defra. Climate Change Minister Ian Pearson promises a 'Citizens Summit' that "will engage directly with the public on this important issue." April 6 / Climate change UK news


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