The Education Secretary Michael Gove has said that local authority primary schools in Staffordshire are not good enough and urgent action must be taken.
Twenty in the county are rated inadequate by Ofsted, twice as high as the national average.
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Cold and dry, with dense freezing fog for some.
Dry but chilly, despite sunny spells.
Frost had formed on the 12 year old horse after she had been dumped overnight, despite efforts, she could not be saved.