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Report: Thousands begin SATs tests

Thousands of ten and eleven year olds in the Midlands have today begun sitting their national curriculum tests, better known as SATs.

This year's papers are tougher than previous ones, and some people say they're putting too much pressure on children so young.

One mother has told ITV News Central her son is self-harming because of the stress, she's so angry she's written to the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne reports:

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Archaeologists in Lincoln unearth Medieval objects

The community dig Credit: ITV News

Archaeologists in Lincoln have found a number of items from Medieval times following a community dig in the grounds of a church on the city's high street.

Historical experts and volunteers have been searching for the remains of a 12th century church in the grounds of the existing St Botolph-by-Bargate Church.

It's the first of a number of projects planned for this year. The finds included medieval window glass, roof tiles and clay pipes.

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