Nick Clegg has today launched the government's National Apprenticeship Week campaign, by criticising the assumptions associated with vocational qualifications.
The Deputy Prime Minister wants to change the 'second division' perception of apprenticeships over academic qualifications.
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Tributes have been paid to a 91-year-old Royal British Legion member who died in a house fire on Saturday morning.
Flood warnings have been issued across the Midlands after heavy rainfall.
Most parts across the region will be dry but showers are likely as well as brisk winds.