• Philip Pullman, and scores of other authors, urge the education secretary to protect school libraries in England.

  • Motion of no-confidence was defeated by 19 votes to 16, with two abstentions

  • The new character has been created as a positive role model for girls, its author says.

  • Catherine became pregnant after being raped, but she decided to give birth to the child.

  • School leaders are "extremely disappointed" by the Budget, despite boost for maths A-level.

  • Grandparents tell of the joy, fun and love the children give them.

  • The £15.5m project has been funded by Essex County Council.

  • A degree course teaches New York property developers to think of more than money.

  • About 60 primary school children gathered in Desborough to show their support for the town's library.

  • Simon Langton Grammar School said the optional course is "the antidote to political correctness".