The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been seen wiping away tears during Margaret Thatcher's funeral.
The Bishop of London told an anecdote from Baroness Thatcher's time as prime minister and George Osborne was seen shedding a tear before wiping it away and laughing with David Cameron and the rest of the congregation.
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?"
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.
The Chancellor has announced a £1 billion pound loan to London Underground to finance the extension of the Northern Line to Battersea.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
“I am delighted that after months of intensive discussions and hard work we have got the go ahead from Government on financing an extension to the Northern Line, which is hugely significant as Nine Elms is one of the areas with the greatest prospect for new development in the whole of the capital.
"It will be an incredible confidence boost for developers preparing to invest there and it will also be a considerable boost for local people who will benefit from the new Tube link.”