Education minister Liz Truss has defended her plans to raise the qualifications and pay of carers for young children in England. She told Daybreak that childcare should not be seen as "babysitting".
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A widespread frost across the UK as temperatures fall below freezing under clear skies.
After a vote tainted by reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, Putin said Russia was ready to 'cooperate' with Britain.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches