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The headteacher of a school in Morecambe says some children are so hungry they search in bins for food.

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Siobhan Collingwood said some pupils were desperately hungry, as a cross-party group of MPs called on the government to appoint a Minister for Hunger to respond to a growth in "food insecurity" in the UK - especially among children.

The Environmental Audit Committee highlighted 2017 Unicef figures showing 19% of children under 15 in the UK live with adults who struggle to buy food.

The committee said ministers had failed to recognise and respond to the problem.