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Lucy and Trip Hazard's BGT hopes rest on 'wild card'

Lucy Heath's dreams of winning Britain's Got Talent have been all but dashed when she and her dog Trip Hazard failed to get voted through to the finals.

Lucy, from Billngborough in South Lincolnshire, was hoping the double act would become another canine winner of the competition but they failed to get through tonight's semi-finals. Their only hope now is that they make it to the final on Saturday on a 'wild card'.

Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard

Yorkshire pupils at a disadvantage due to unfair funding, claims new report

Unfair school funding is putting thousands of children in Yorkshire and the Humber at a disadvantage, according to a new report.

Pupils in the north receive on average £900 less that those in London Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Primary schools in the north of England receive on average £900 less per pupil than those in London. The study recommends money should be redistributed to tackle the north-south educational divide.


Teaching children how ...... to drive a car

A new programme aims to teach children how to drive a car before they are even allowed to apply for a provisional licence.

Special courses are being held for 11 to 17 year olds, offering advice on how to spot a hazard, approach a roundabout and even park.

The people behind it say it can reduce accidents - but the Yorkshire based road safety group BRAKE think it's wrongly encouraging teenagers to drive as soon as they legally can. Here's Matt Price.

Parents protest over changes to SATs tests

Thousands of primary school pupils across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are expected to be absent today, as parents pull them out to protest against changes to SATs tests.

They say the tests, particularly for Year 2s, have become too hard and are causing the children stress.

Schoolchildren and parents stage a SATs protest outside Todmorden Town Hall

The government says it's made them more rigorous to improve standards.

The Department for Education is reminding parents they should only take their children out of school in exceptional circumstances.

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