A number of North East schools are considering taking legal action after their pupils were awarded lower grades this summer in their GCSE English exam.
Exam boards have confirmed they made it more difficult for students to get a C grade this summer compared to similar exams in January.
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It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.