More than 50 run-down schools in the Midlands are celebrating today after getting Government money for building work.
But twice as many have seen their bids for funding turned down.
Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne reports on the "haves" and the "have-nots".
The Government has announced that 52 schools in the Midlands are to receive money to rebuild dilapidated buildings.Read the full story ›
"The issue was recently discussed at the October meeting of the European Commission's Consumer Safety network and it was agreed that the current warning on packaging which says "do not use indoors" does not go far enough. The standards are going to be modified so that they provide mandatory safety warnings placed in a prominent position and directly onto packaging."
The Shadow Cabinet Minister Hilary Benn has called on the government to use the centres, which were scrapped after the last election.Read the full story ›
Brian Lightman, General Secretary of the Association of School and Colleges
A report looking into last year's riots has blamed a lack of opportunities for young people and poor parenting for the outbreak of disorder.Read the full story ›
New planning laws announced today strike the right balance between protecting the environment and helping to deliver jobs, says Staffordshire County Council.
“The delivery of a less complex planning process which can help regeneration projects to get off the ground more quickly and stimulate job creation will add to Staffordshire’s drive for greater prosperity.