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News in brief: Tuesday in the Tyne Tees region

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Weather: Today

Credit: Met Office

There will be often large amounts of cloud, but also some bright or sunny intervals, and scattered showers.

Some of the showers may be locally heavy.

After a breezy start the wind will gradually ease to become generally light.

Maximum Temperature 20°C.

News in brief: Monday in the Tyne Tees region

Children 'being left unsafe' in Sunderland, says Ofsted

A shocking report into children's services in Sunderland has criticised widespread failures and poor leadership.

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The report by Ofsted has said that children are being left unsafe.

Among the areas ruled inadequate are:

  • Child protection
  • Adoption
  • Children in care

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has written to the Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan, calling for action to be taken as soon as possible.

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