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ROUNDUP OF LOCAL AUTHORITY STORIES IN THE NATIONAL PRESS - UPDATED 15:30HRS

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PRIVATE TUITION FOR PRIME MINISTER'S SONS ...
PRIME MINISTER FACES UNION SUMMER OF DISCONTENT

NUCLEAR CLEAN-UP BLACK HOLE IS REVEALED

CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER BACKS LOCAL DEMOCRACY

PRIVATE TUITION FOR PRIME MINISTER'S SONS

Tony Blair was accused of hypocrisy last night after it was reported that his two eldest sons had been receiving private tuition from masters at a leading public school. Opposition politicians claimed that he was showing an astonishing 'lack of confidence' in the state education system, reports The Telegraph.

SPECIALIST SCHOOLS TO GET CASH BOOST FROM UNION

GRANTING OF GO-AHEAD FOR 13 PFI HOSPITALS

PLANNING CURBS MAY PUT INVESTMENT IN NORTH AT RISK

VOTES ON REGIONAL GOVERNMENT MAY PRECEDE GENERAL ELECTION

ROUNDUP OF LOCAL AUTHORITY STORIES IN YESTERDAY'S NATIONAL PRESS

EXPANSION OF HEATHROW IS A HIGH PRIORITY ON AGENDA

BRITAIN'S BIGGEST EVER BUSINESS PARK IS SET TO BE BUILT IN NORTH-WEST

POOR TRANSFERS FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO SECONDARY MAY NEGATE ATTAINMENT GAINS

LONDON LABOUR PARTY VOTES TO RE-ADMIT LONDON MAYOR KEN LIVINGSTONE

CAPITA DENIES POSSIBILITY OF LEGAL ACTION FOR FAILURE IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACT

Support services company Capita yesterday denied it faced possible legal action over a£400m government contract but saw its shares slump by as much as 13 per cent in a jittery market. The firm, which processes criminal checks and other applications for the criminal records bureau, admitted it has failed to meet efficiency targets demanded by the home office, reports The Telegraph (p36).

by James McManus

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