Ties are handed out at one of the first new free schools in our region. Our correspondents Christine Alsford and Sarah Saunders will be reporting today on free schools setting up in Meridian West and East.
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A big surge has been revealed in the number of asylum-seeking children who've been brought across the Channel and taken into care in Kent.
Thursday morning's weather for the east of the region
Thursday mornings weather for the west of the region