Teachers, parents and pupils from across the country joined politicians at Westminster calling for more money to be spent on schools. Phil Hornby reports.
Campaigners at Westminster asking for schools to do more to help students with long-term medical conditions.
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Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will step down as an MP at the general election, the Conservatives have confirmed. The veteran Tory MP for Horsham said that 32 years after entering Parliament it was time to "make way for a younger candidate".
I was first elected to the House of Commons in 1983 just before I was 30, and will be nearly 67 by the time of the election in 2020. Public service continues to exercise great appeal. However, 27 years is a long time to serve as a Member of Parliament, and I believe now is the right time to make way for a younger candidate to carry the Conservative flag in Horsham.
Mr Maude entered the House of Commons in 1983 as MP for North Warwickshire, where he served until 1992. After five years out of office he returned as MP for Horsham in 1997, a seat he has held since. Mr Maude took up ministerial roles under former prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and Sir John Major, including in the Treasury and Foreign Office, before returning to Government under David Cameron in the Cabinet Office. He won his seat at the 2010 General Election with a majority of 11,460 over the Liberal Democrats.
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In this month's Last Word, one week to go to the local and the European Elections. Maria Caulfield who is the Conservative candidate for Lewes; Layla Moran who hopes to win Oxford West & Abingdon for the LibDems; Harry Aldirdge who is fightng Guildford for UKIP;
and Rowenna Davis who is Labour's candidate in Southampton Itchen.
In this month's Last Word, John Howarth who hopes to be elected Labour MEP for the South East region next month, Layla Moran the LibDem candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon, and Tom Tugendhat who is the Conservative candidate for Tonbridge & Malling, debate flooding and last night's EU showdown.
With just over two weeks until the county council elections, the Chief Secretary to The Treasury, Danny Alexander, hit the campaign trail in the south east today. He came to Eastbourne, where the Lib Dems have achieved major success.
But the latest opinion polls suggest heavy losses for the party on May the 2nd. David Johns' report contains some flash photography.
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An Oxfordshire MP has lost control of his car and crashed it into a shop, three other stationary cars and a portable toilet.
The MP for North Oxfordshire, Sir Tony Baldry, said he had tried to park his automatic black Mercedes - before the vehicle veered through a car park and hit the wall of a Poundland store in Banbury. No-one was injured in the incident.