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THE government has announced £2bn will be spent on rebuilding schools across the south – and three Portsmouth schools are among those to get cash.

Arundel Court in Landport is one – the others will be announced later today.

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, the Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth South, said: ‘This is fantastic news for families and teachers in Portsmouth.

‘Portsmouth badly needs to upgrade its classrooms and other facilities. This money, fought for and delivered by Liberal Democrats in government, will make a real difference.

‘I’d like to thank all those who helped us campaign on this issue. Making sure all children in Portsmouth get a fair start in life should always be a top priority and I can’t wait to see Arundel Court’s plans develop.’

Flick Drummond, the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate in the same constituency, said: ‘I’m thrilled that Arundel Court School, one of our best performing primary schools, is getting the building that they deserve at last. This is fantastic news.’