Osbourne and Brown face Leveson quiz
CHANCELLOR George Osborne and ex-prime minister Gordon Brown will appear before the Leveson Inquiry today as the investigation into media standards enters its most politically-charged week.
With David Cameron due to give evidence on Thursday, both the Conservative and Labour leaderships will face searching scrutiny over their relationships with the big media barons.
Much of the questioning of Mr Osborne is likely to centre on his role in building relations between the Tory leadership and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire in the periods before and after the 2010 general election.
Curriculum shake-up plans revealed
PUPILS will be expected to memorise their tables up to 12 times 12 by age nine, and be able to multiply and divide fractions by the end of primary school under a major shake-up of the national curriculum.
Using decimals and basic arithmetic are also set to be a main focus of maths lessons in the future, a move which ministers said will help to raise standards in England's schools.
In science, primary school children will be taught about key concepts such as static electricity, the solar system and how to name and classify objects in biology.
Underdogs England take on France
ENGLAND kick off their Euro 2012 campaign today, hoping to end a 46-year wait for a major trophy.
The team take on France at the 50,000-seater Donbass Arena in Donetsk, an industrial city initially founded in the 19th century by Welsh businessman John Hughes.
Les Bleus go into the match as strong favourites after a 21-game unbeaten run, while England are missing Wayne Rooney through suspension and have suffered a number of key injuries.
Flood victims face massive clean-up
RESIDENTS evacuated after floods tore through their their homes in Wales continued with the clear-up today.
Authorities carried out a controlled release of water from a derelict quarry last night.
The drama was just 20 miles from where flash floods on Saturday morning brought havoc to communities in west Wales following heavy rainfall.