Nick Clegg reunited with sons stranded by ash cloud

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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was reunited tonight with his three young sons who had been stranded in Spain as a result of the volcanic ash cloud.

The boys were due to return from their Easter break with the family of Mr Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez in Olmedo on Saturday when flights were grounded.

The Lib Dem leader will take a day off from his election campaign tomorrow to spend with his family.

Speaking in Norwich on the campaign trail today, he said: "I will see them for the first time this evening in about three weeks.

"I'm going to take a small break off from the campaign tomorrow.

"Three weeks is too long."

On the campaign trail this week, Mr Clegg has frequently spoken of how much he was missing Antonio, eight, Alberto, five and one-year-old Miguel.

On a visit to a parent and toddler group yesterday, he said: "It pulls at my heart strings to be here because I'm still waiting to be reunited with my own children."

The chaos in air travel caused by the ash cloud meant the children had to catch a Eurostar back to London.