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Gareth Bale hails Leicester's 'amazing season'

Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive footballer, said he was "gutted" for his former side Spurs as he congratulated Premier League title winners Leicester on an "amazing season".

PM congratulates Leicester on 'extraordinary' win

Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated Leicester City on an "extraordinary, thoroughly deserved" Premier League title win.


Savage's friend wins £20k windfall after Leicester win

Leicester City's stunning title win earned Robbie Savage's friend a £20,010 windfall, the ex-Foxes player has revealed.

Robbie Savage speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. Credit: Good Morning Britain

Bookmakers offered more favourable odds on Elvis Presley being found alive than Leicester winning the league back in August.

But that did not put off Savage's friend.

"My pal put £10 on at 2000-1 and he won £20,010 believe it or not," Savage told Good Morning Britain.

Savage, who made 172 appearances for Leicester between 1997 and 2002, said he was still "speechless" at the club's "miracle" achievement, saying he believed it was unlikely to ever be repeated.

Children boycotting school in protest over SATs

Schoolchildren in Lancaster are among thousands not going to class today in protest over rigorous new testing for six and seven-year-olds.

Good Morning Britain Correspondent Katy Rickitt is with a number of children who are campaigning against the SATs - introduced to the curriculum last year.

School strike: 'No time in curriculum for test preparation'

Former headteacher Kit Messenger says tests come at the expense of other skills Credit: GMB

Children should not be trained for tests at the expense of developing "essential" skills such as reading, writing and grammar.

Former headteacher Kit Messenger, speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, said she does not favour test preparation "to the sacrifice of skills that are absolutely essential for children's futures".

Although she advocates rigorous maths and writing teaching, Ms Messenger places more emphasis on developing workplace skills such as resilience and interpersonal ability.

Ms Messenger added exams "do not necessarily tell you where children are", and that "there is not the time within the curriculum" to prepare children for tests".

"If you look at the quantity that is required for teachers to teach in order for children to be successful in the papers now - it is to the sacrifice of everything else," she said.

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