Labour sources has said the party's position on free schools has not changed and that shadow education secretary Tristam Hunt was continuing with the plans for parent academies set out by his predecessor, Stephen Twigg.
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Michael Haines said he wanted to continue his brother's legacy so he would be remembered for his good work rather than his death.
Tomorrow should be a bit quieter in most places, with lighter winds and some lovely winter sunshine.
There will be a widespread frost and ice to watch out for tonight, with some bitterly cold temperatures too.