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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Direct rail services between Southampton and Brighton will be disrupted until the end of this week.
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region
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