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Photo Ban For Nine-Year-Old School Lunch Blogger Lifted

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Martha Payne (Photo: neverseconds blog)

A controversial ban preventing a nine-year-old girl from photographing her school meals has been lifted following a storm of protest on the internet. Martha Payne, from Argyll in Scotland, has now recorded more than three million hits on her NeverSeconds blog.

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Argyll and Bute Council said press coverage of the blog had led catering staff to fear for their jobs but council leader Roddy McCuish later told the BBC he had instructed senior officials to lift the ban immediately.

Martha began publishing photographs of her Lochgilphead Primary School lunches on 30 April.

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