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New jobs for Lincolnshire MPs

Two Lincolnshire MPs have been given Government jobs as David Cameron continues his reshuffle.

Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds becomes a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Fellow Lincolnshire Conservative Nick Boles, who represents Grantham and Stamford, has been given a job as Parliamentary Under Secretary at Dept for Communities and Local Government



Seven new 'Free Schools' set for Yorkshire and Humber

More than 100 new free schools have been approved to open in England over the

coming years, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today. Seven of those will be in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

'Free Schools' are state-funded but independent of local authorities. They are established by groups including parents, teachers, faith groups and charities and have powers to decide how they spend their budgets and set their own curriculum, teaching hours and term-times.

But teaching unions have claimed that they adversely affect neighbouring schools when they open in areas with no shortage of spaces.

Prime Minister gives his reaction to heart unit closure

The Prime Minister has spoken out about the controversial decision to close the children's heart surgery unit at Leeds General infirmary, It was announced last week that the unit which serves 14 million people within a radius of two hours would close,

with children being taken to Newcastle, Liverpool or Birmingham for treatment instead. This is what David Cameron had to say in the commons.

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