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Marcus Rashford given MBE in birthday honours for school meals campaign

Footballer urges PM to extend scheme after being included on diverse list delayed by pandemic

The footballer Marcus Rashford has urged the government to extend its provision of free school meals as he accepted an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

The Manchester United and England forward has been honoured for his efforts to ensure no child went hungry during the summer holidays, which forced the government into a U-turn over meal vouchers, and on Friday he called on Boris Johnson to extend the scheme over the half-term break.

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