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Unique under-fives service reprieved;In brief

A UNIQUE pre-school visiting service similar to the Government's new Sure Start programme for deprived under-fives has been saved.

Waltham Forest Council, in north-east London, had planned to axe the educational visitors service, which offers advice on early literacy and health care, making 18 teachers redundant. A council spokesman said the borough now planned to review all its services for under-fives.

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