The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledge continued funding to help ease the pressure on school places as demand increases across the South. He was at a nursery in the region encouraging parents to take advantage of a new allowance.
Kate Bunkall reports. She spoke to Nick Clegg and Councillor John Ennis from Reading Borough Council.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Budget which he believes will help build "a Britain fit for the future".
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region