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Issue No. 2403

Gove grabs millions for free schools

Tory education secretary Michael Gove has taken £400 million from the Basic Need budget to prop up his free schools programme. 

The Basic Need budget guarantees councils can provide enough school places. 

The Lib Dems confirmed the raid.

Cleaners join a protest for jobs

Cleaners protested at London’s Senate House over job cuts on Friday of last week. The cuts, by the University of London, threatens workers in the “3 Cosas” campaign.

Another protest is planned at Senate House for 1.15pm on Friday of this week.

Ukip tweet led to police ‘visit’

Police visited a Green Party member last week after he criticised Ukip on Twitter.

Michael Abberton said cops told him he had committed no crime—but asked him to delete some of the tweets.

A Ukip councillor had made a complaint.

More services face deep cuts

Councils will make deeper cuts to services in the next few years according to new report, Under Pressure.

Labour figures show the ten poorest areas of England had cuts of 25.3 percent on average from 2010-11 to 2015-16, compared to 2.54 percent in the ten richest.

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Tue 13 May 2014, 17:48 BST
Issue No. 2403
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