Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Coastal Defence budget to rise
Despite delivering resource savings of 8 per cent a year, the Chancellor has announced that Defra will fund a major improvement in flood defences and coastal erosion management.
This has the potential to provide better protection for 145,000 homes across the UK.
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