A playground row has broken out between the Department for Education and some of the region's leading academics, about the best way to educate our youngest children.
In a letter published today by the Daily Telegraph, 130 education experts have urged the government to delay formal education until children are seven years old - saying that they risk being tested too much too young.
Click below to see a full interview with David Whitebread from the University of Cambridge:
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Additional police will be on duty this weekend on what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Early cloud and rain will clear to the south and the sun will come out throughout the region. However, it will feel colder than yesterday.
Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.