A group of teachers' unions, local councils and schools have formally issued High Court proceedings against the exam regulator Ofqual and exam boards AQA and Edexcel over this year's English GCSE exam.
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Elsewhere it will be largely sunny, though with gusty winds at times, and a few showers likely in places.
Heavy rain has caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north west England and North Wales.