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School nurses are warning that children from poorer backgrounds might not be able to afford to buy healthier foods once the ban on junk food is introduced. The Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association said the healthier food offered by the School Food Trust could be too expensive. School health officer Ros Gordon said schools must be encouraged to buy healthy foods in bulk from wholesalers, with a strong emphasis on local suppliers.

A House of Lords committee has cautioned against imposing an unnecessarily high TV licence fee on viewers. A report published last week by the Lords select committee on BBC charter renewal criticised the government for asking licence fee payers to fund the switch from analogue to digital television. A high licence fee could undermine public support for the BBC, the Lords warned.

Plans to change Scotland's crofting laws for the first time in 50 years have been launched by deputy environment and rural development minister Rhona Brankin. The proposals would make it easier and quicker to create new crofts, and regulatory body the Crofters Commission would become independent of the Scottish Executive.

Medical experts have discovered a link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease. A report from the Committee of the Medical Effects of Air Pollution found that outdoor air pollutants are likely to be associated with increased deaths and hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease, although the association was not as large as for other factors such as family history or smoking. …

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