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New multi-million pound learning facility opens in Wisbech

New learning facility opens in Wisbech Credit: College of West Anglia

The college of West Anglia will officially open its five and a half million pound learning facility in Wisbech this afternoon.

The building includes state-of-the-art IT facilities, and a new hair and beauty salon.

Steve Barclay, the Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire will officially open the building.

Inside the new facility in Wisbech Credit: College of West Anglia

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Government announces new taskforce of 'elite' teachers for rural and coastal schools

A pool of 'elite' teachers is going to be dispatched to struggling schools in coastal towns and rural areas in an attempt to reverse generations of underachievement.

It's in a package of measures announced by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

A third of all schools in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex are in rural areas which are often accused of underperforming.

Many are in pockets of poverty and their isolated locations mean they struggle to recruit and retain good teachers.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

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Children's Services in Norfolk still rated 'inadequate'

Norfolk's most vulnerable children are still being failed by the county's Children Services department in the latest report from the watchdog Ofsted.

Children's Services in Norfolk still rated 'inadequate' Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

Ofsted says Norfolk County Council Children's Services are "inadequate" and says there are "widespread or serious failures" that mean the welfare of looked after children is not safeguarded and promoted.

The Council welcomed the view of inspectors that "significant improvements" had been made since 2013 but disputed the final rating.

"There is much in the report that we welcome and agree with, which is why we can’t agree with its ultimate conclusion.

“But it is clear from the report that children are now much safer and better protected than they were two years ago."

– Cllr James Joyce, Chair of Norfolk's Children's Services Committee
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