For the first time since GCSE exams began, the number of passes has fallen in the region. The Government says it will take action on schools where pupils don't get enough passes. A number of schools have said they are questioning their grades.
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A Stockton teacher who was caught with indecent images of children has been jailed for 18 months.
Police were called to reports of a disturbance inside the Prince Edward pub on Wednesday night.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.