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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Wiltshire Police are warning parents and children of stranger danger following reports of children being approached by strangers in cars.
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region