Plans to build a new free school on Teesside have run into problems.
The coalition government is supporting parents in Ingleby Barwick who want to see a new secondary school built in the town, but Stockton Council says the plans have been recommended for refusal.
Our reporter Frances read spoke to the Education Secretary Michael Gove when was visiting the region today.
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A series of special pop up performances in Newcastle will mark the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Sir Peter Bazalgette will be among leading industry figures to be honoured by Sunderland University
Over two thousand men from the North East were killed in the battle. St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle is hosting today's commemorations.