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WATCH: Cumbria's schoolchildren 'let down by cuts'

A Cumbrian headteacher says the county's school children are being let down because of budget cuts.

Clem Coady, who's also Cumbrian President of the National Association of Head Teachers, says several schools in the county are facing budget pressures.

The government says it's spending an extra £1.3 billion on education and Cumbria will benefit from a new funding formula being introduced in 2019.

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Post-results helpline set up for students in Scotland

Over 240,000 students from S4 to S6 got their marks this morning Credit: ITV Border

Students across the South of Scotland learned their fate this morning as exam results were delivered either through the letter box, or by text.

Across the region, over 240,000 students from S4 to S6 got their marks this morning, however some student might not have gained the results they were expecting.

Skills Development Scotland have set up an exam results helpline for students seeking advice. The helpline can be reached on 0808 100 8000 and is open from 8am to 8pm on 9 and 10 August and 9am to 5pm on weekdays until 12 August.

Royal mail will deliver thousands of exam results to pupils in Scotland this morning

Around 136,500 certificates will be posted Credit: PA

Royal Mail is delivering thousands of exam results on behalf of the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) today, Tuesday 8 August.

Around 136,500 certificates will be dropping through the letterboxes of pupils all across Scotland. Over 2,500 will be delivered to pupils in the TD postcode area.

Royal Mail say this is a massive day for pupils awaing results:

All of our postmen and women, many of whom have children themselves, understand just how important this day is for families. Our people pull out all the stops to ensure the results are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have worked successfully with the SQA on exam result delivery for many years now and we are delighted to be playing our part in this special day once again.”

– Derek Keir, Head of Special Events Planning, Royal Mail
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