VIDEO: The Education Secretary Michael Gove has taken the highly unusual step of writing to local MPs, asking for their help to bring pressure to bear to turn several schools in East Sussex into academies. Fred links to Christine Alsford in the newsroom.
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Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region