Darlington has the highest proportion of schools becoming academies in England - meaning that instead of being controlled by the council, they look after their own budgets and have more freedom. So how well are they doing?
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Monday night's forecast
North East parents are most likely to raid their children's piggy banks to pay for things such as parking, takeaways and the tooth fairy.
Warmer air feeds in from the south as this week progresses. Temperatures into the high teens by the end of the week