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Mum to Clegg: 'You probably think I do a worthless job'

An angry stay-at-home mother attacked the Deputy Prime Minister during his weekly radio phone-in on LBC 97.3, accusing him of thinking what she did was a "worthless job".

The caller, named as Laura from East Dulwich, said to Nick Clegg: "I'm just wondering why the coalition is discriminating against mothers like me who care for their children at home, with the latest announcements?"

Her scathing attack came after it was announced in the Budget that a tax-free childcare scheme worth £1,200 a child for parents earning up to £150,000 would come into effect from 2015.


Evening Standard apologises after premature Budget report

The editor of the London Evening Standard has apologised today and launched an investigation after details of the Budget were published on Twitter before the Chancellor's speech. Sarah Sands has said a staff member had been suspended.

The paper had been given a copy of the Budget but agreed not to publish it until the Chancellor had presented it in the House of Commons. However, a copy of the Standard's front page appeared online before George Osborne spoke.


Boris left with egg on his face over police figures

There are claims the Mayor of London has misled people about the future level of policing in the capital. As Boris Johnson sat in the London Assembly this morning to answer questions about his budget, Labour members claimed he'd got his figures wrong.

They say his plans for policing will actually see a fall, rather than a rise, in police officers in half of London's boroughs. Paul Brand explains.

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