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Police teams gather near Blackhall Rocks for a third day as searches for missing Durham School teacher Mark Bushnell continues.
Police say they are investigating a number of possible sightings of a missing Durham School teacher. Mark Bushnell went missing on Sunday and officers say that since then, there has been a strong response from the public.
Nick Hudson, Ofsted’s Regional Director for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, has spoken of his concern for education in Middlesbrough.
– Nick Hudson, Ofsted’s Regional Director for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber
'The poor performance of the authority to ensure all young people receive a good quality education is very concerning. Urgent action must be taken so that pupils are given the opportunities they need to succeed and to improve their life chances.
'Ofsted’s role does not end here; we will continue to work with the council and local schools to help them improve and we will re-inspect the council in the next nine to 12 months to make sure actions have been taken to improve the quality of education for young people.'
The Plantagenet Alliance have marched through York to raise the profile of their bid to bring Richard III's bones for burial in York. The march comes ahead of a Judicial Review, due to start in London tomorrow.
Ahead of the Richard III review, the University of Leicester has released a statement saying they 'look forward to the Judicial Review and a final outcome to the case brought by the Plantagenet Alliance Limited'.
The university found the remains during an archaeological dig. They want to bury the remains in Leicester.
– University of Leicester
"We continue to work in partnership with Leicester Cathedral and Leicester City Council for a reinterment of King Richard III with dignity and honour in Leicester."
They say there would be no discovery of him at all if it weren't for their work and that he should stay there. Distant relatives would like the remains buried in York.
Richard III campaigners will march through York to raise awareness of plans to bury his remains in Leicester. It comes before the Judicial Review on the 13 and 14 March. King Richard's 16th great-niece, spokesperson for the Plantagenet Alliance, is leading the campaign to return his remains to York.
The Ministry of Justice commented to express disappointment with the permission to challenge them.
– The Ministry of Justice
"The exhumation licence was granted by the Ministry of Justice following due process. We are disappointed that permission was granted to the Plantagenet Alliance Limited to challenge the licence. We are defending our position at the judicial review hearing."
Campaigners are preparing to march through York as part of a campaign against burying the remains of Richard III in Leicester.
Bosses at a major UK tourist attraction are attracting swashbuckling visitors to a pirate camp - by enlisting a pet parrot from North Yorkshire.
Charlie the 32-year-old blue and gold macaw saw off competition from three other birds to land the role at Legoland in Windsor in the Castaway Camp, which is part of a new pirate adventure play area.
Charlie's owner Peter Bloom, 55, from Pickering, has had the bird for 30 years since he bought her in Scotland where she was hatched.
Mr Bloom said he believed the macaw was chosen for the role as she can roll over and play dead.
Lauren Moss from Legoland said: "Picking the perfect parrot for the post was incredibly tough. The resort and this hotel is all about colour, fun, surprises and, of course, making children smile, which any one of these birds could do.
"But Charlie just had that extra touch of piratey mischief and we think she will fit right in when she takes up her special Lego parrot perch next month.
She'll meet and greet guests here in our reception area and we know they will love her."
Three decades after the official start of the strike, former miner Stephen Maitland says community divisions exist among men who observed industrial action for the full year and those who returned to work.