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Coalition announces Pupil Premium to provide extra money for disadvantaged pupils.

"I’m delighted we are today announcing a new Pupil Premium, which will give extra funding to schools to help them tackle the inequalities that have been a part of our state system for far too long. Thousands of children will finally be getting the extra support they need to succeed," says Children’s Minister Sarah Teather.

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Police commissioners must have tough checks and balances, says Brake

Tom Brake welcomed the Home Secretary's announcement, but cautioned: “These proposals should not be seen as a green light for the election of Judge Dredd characters more interested in populism than effective co-operative policing.”

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Liberal Democrats celebrate by-election victories

Liberal Democrats across the country were celebrating by-election victories last night.

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Saint Helena will finally get long-promised airport says Russell

Today the Coalition Government announced that it had agreed to build an airport on the island of Saint Helena. This project was halted two years ago by the Labour Government just as contracts were about to be signed to start work.

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10 weeks on the Lib Dems have had huge influence in Government

Going into the election the Liberal Democrats made clear that they had four key priorities: fairer taxes; a fair start for children; a comprehensive clean up of our politics; and a green, sustainable economy. Thanks to Lib Dem involvement, the Government will deliver on each of these.

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Invest in education and care to reduce prison populations

Yesterday Liberal Democrat peer Baroness (Meral) Hussein-Ece spoke for the first time in the House of Lords in a debate on reform of the criminal justice system.

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Nick Clegg sets out the aims of a liberal Parliament

"Our challenge now is to seize this moment, the liberal moment, and to ensure that we help to deliver a liberal parliament", says Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg.

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Vince Cable makes speech on higher education funding

“I do not want to see a complicated new system or one that creates uncertainty over the future funding of universities. Or one which deters anyone from university with the ambition to go, irrespective of background," said Vince Cable.

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Lord Ashdown to lead review of emergency aid

A review of how the Government responds to disasters such as the Haiti earthquake will be led by former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown, it was announced today.

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Nick Clegg's statement on Political and Constitutional Reform

Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made a statement outlining plans for a referendum on the use of the Alternative Vote system in the UK.

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