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Coalition battle over final spending review details

Nick Clegg and Michael Gove have disagreed over the spending review. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Michael Gove have clashed over plans to extend access to free nursery education, according to The Guardian.

Mr Gove reportedly wants to shelve plans to provide 15 hours a week to a further 20% of low income families in order to save £380 million, but Mr Clegg has objected.

The Times reports that cuts to further education have also been blocked by Lib Dem ministers.