The Minister for Children and Families, Tim Loughton, has spoken to ITV News about plans to speed up the amount of time it takes to place children with potential adopters.
Mr Loughton said the proposal will help continuity and help build an attachment bond at an earlier stage.
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Patients needing orthopaedic surgery in Wales will be asked to lose weight and give up smoking as NHS struggles to cope with waiting lists.
Heavy showery rain will continue to push northeastwards across the north of Britain during the rest of today.