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Primary school forced to close after infestation of mice

Stockshot of a mouse Credit: PA

A primary school in Birmingham has been forced to stay closed after the Chritmas break because of an infestation of mice.

Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heath put a message out apologising to parents saying it had taken the action after advice from pest controllers.

The school, which teaches 558 pupils from the ages of 4 to 11, is now being deep cleaned.


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Education Secretary opens learning centre at Caterpillar in Desford

The Education Secretary and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has been at the Leicestershire headquarters of digger manufacturer Caterpillar.

Nicky Morgan MP arrives at the centre Credit: ITV News Central

She's been there to open a new Learning and Inspiration Centre designed to get more schoolchildren interested in science and engineering.

The centre provides hands-on activities for youngsters such as assembling digger parts and designing components.

Caterpillar based in Desford has struck up an educational partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College. Together they set up an Apprentice Academy in 2011 which has seen 550 young people go through its doors.


Nottingham school Principal: Justice has been done

The Principal of the school in Nottingham, who has been told today that his school will finally be rebuilt, says justice has been done.

Staff and pupils at Top Valley Academy have been waiting for more than four years for areas of the site to be rebuilt.

Peter Brown says the announcement that contractors have been appointed to start work next year means that children at Top Valley will soon be 'on a level playing field' with those at other nearby schools where improvements to buildings have already been made.

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