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Gazza set for comeback after "signing" for Sunday league club

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Paul Gascoigne celebrates after scoring for England Credit: PA

Former England star Paul Gascoigne could be set for a sensational come back after reportedly signing for a Sunday league football team.

Gazza, who now lives in Dorset, could be turning out in Bournemouth's Sunday league

According to Daily EchoGazza was persuaded to sign for Abbey FC by manager Chris Foster.

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Schools prepare for 'variable' GCSE results

Teenagers are today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results.
Teenagers are today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results. Credit: PA

Schools preparing to receive their GCSE results today have been told to expect "variable" grades.

There are particular concerns among some headteachers about English and maths grades, according to initial reports.

The potentially unpredictable results are said to be due to significant alterations to the qualifications this year.

Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, which represents a large proportion of secondary heads, said: "We are getting some individual reports of volatility, but we don't know about overall trends yet.

"Some schools have seen surprises. Some schools have seen results which are lower than expected."

Thousands to receive GCSE results

Thousands of teenagers in the South will be receiving their GCSE results today.

The exam regulator OFQUAL has warned schools to expect their students' grades to fall compared to last year's results. This is due to an overhaul in the way exams are sat and key changes to how courses are taught.

A move to end-of-course exams, rather than exams throughout, more students taking international GCSEs, cuts to re-sits, a toughening up of GCSE geography, and a decision by Government that only a youngster's first attempt at a GCSE will count in school league tables are all likely to affect this year's results, the regulator said.

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Thousands will receive their GCSE results today Credit: ITV Meridian

"Individual schools are likely to be affected differently according to how much they relied on gaming the old system so for some there could be sharp shocks in store."

Schools devised all sorts of ways to help the students that might otherwise struggle to meet at least a C grade."

– Buckingham University

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200 extra police officers on trains despite drop in crime

Figures out today reveal crime on the regions rail network is down for the tenth year running.

Reported offences reduced 3.6 per cent but sex crimes are up 20 per cent and violence has also increased. There is also concern at the level of anti-social behaviour.

Meanwhile a reorganisation of the British Transport Police will see an extra 200 officers on trains and stations.

Long delays for drivers as A34 due to re-open at 1030pm

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The #A34 northbound is closed between the jcts with the #A303 and the #A343 due to an accident. Road expected to re-open from 10:30pm.

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