1 February 2015 Last updated at 03:43 ET

Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'Children in a classroom

All children in England will need to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.


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The Labour party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election as it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.

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Debates - on or off?

David Cameron says he wants to take part in TV election debates and that he thinks a deal can be done but he's also setting new conditions for taking part.

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Policy costings: Battle of the nerds

The first skirmish of the new political year has been fought not on the NHS or immigration but on Labour's plans for the economy. And that is turf where Chancellor George Osborne is quite happy to tread.

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The parliamentary week ahead seems set to be dominated by the return of the so-called "snoopers' charter" to the Lords.

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