Clegg pledges funding to help poorest children succeed

Nick Clegg has said £7bn will be spent over four years improving the education of England's poorest children.

It will pay for 15 hours of free pre-school education a week for the poorest two-year-olds, and help for the least well-off at school and university.

The deputy PM said next week's spending round would see "difficult cuts" but would also invest in "fairness".

Gary O'Donoghue reports.

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