One in four teachers in the North East have reported seeing a child fall asleep in class due to hunger.
The report, published by a cereal company, highlights how many children are arriving at school without breakfast.
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Feeling much colder later on Saturday. Wintry showers possible on Sunday and Monday
The pressure group Ashley Out has called for demonstrations outside every Sports Direct store within a 20-mile radius of St James' Park.
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