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Planned protest by parents against SATS - are you taking part?

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Thousands of parents across the North East are preparing to pull their children out of school next Tuesday - in protest against changes to SATs taken by Year 2 pupils.

They say the tests have become too hard, and are causing six and seven-year-olds to become stressed and upset.

The director of SCHOOLS NorthEast says there are real problems with the tests - but he's concerned about the boycott - as "the best place for children is in school."

What do you think?

Will you be taking part in the boycott?

Do you agree with parents' approach?

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Weather: What to expect today

The forecast is more like winter than late April - with wintry showers, hail and chilly temperatures.

To put a more positive spin on it - here are some of the pictures I have been sent of the dramatic weather over the last 24 hours.

Burst of winter Credit: Tracey Laing
Wintry showers Credit: Gill Sirett
Heavy showers Credit: Carol Grey
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