Ten free schools in our patch have been approved by Department for Education and are due to open in September 2014.
In total 102 new school given go ahead today by the government. Free schools are state funded by outside of local authority control and are set up by parents, charities, teachers and educationalists.
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The jury in the trial of an Army sergeant accused of attempting to murder his wife has been discharged - unable to reach a verdict.