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University Chancellor responds to election results

Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England Professor Steve West has announced that it is important that the University remains focused on its ambitions for the future as the indications point to a Conservative second term this morning.

Professor West wants the sector to be represented in Westminster although universities are usually politically neutral.

The University has a clear and ambitious strategic direction. Our responsibility is to work with our staff, students and partners to deliver the best opportunities and outcomes for our graduates through high quality, sustainable teaching and research.

Working with Westminster as well as our region will continue to be a priority for us to ensure we maximise our influence and commitment to creating an exciting and sustainable future for all.

– Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England

First report on SW education standards

School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West later this morning.

The Ofsted report will say that too many children are not doing well enough despite the growing number of good or outstanding schools in the region.

It will also compare the performances of individual local authorities.

School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West Credit: ITV News West Country

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Coalpit Heath school reopens after suspected virus

Emergency services were called to The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath at yesterday [Monday] afternoon. Credit: ITV West

Pupils at a school near Bristol which was evacuated in a health scare have returned to classes.

Emergency services were called to The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath at yesterday [Monday] afternoon.

An investigation into what caused the children to become ill is continuing. It is thought to have been a virus.

Gloucestershire school to re-open after health scare

The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath Credit: ITV West

A primary school in South Gloucestershire is reopening after being evacuated over a possible chemical scare yesterday.

Parents of children at The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath have been told to keep them at home if they are unwell.

Fire crews inspected the building but didn't find any problems.

Evacuated school due to reopen tomorrow

A school evacuated, after more than 25 children fell ill, is due to reopen tomorrow. Emergency Services were called to Manor Primary School at Coalpit Heath this afternoon (July 9th) after children started to suffer from headaches and nausea.

Police talk to parents at the school gates after children sent home Credit: ITV West Country

South Gloucestershire Council says gas safety checks are being carried out as a precaution. The school is due to reopen tomorrow.

Twenty six children fall ill as primary school evacuated

Twenty six school children have been treated by paramedics at a primary school following its evacuated after several children started feeling ill. South Gloucestershire Council says carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the potential causes being investigated.

Twenty six children were treated by paramedics after they fell ill at school Credit: ITV West Country

South Western Ambulance Service was called to the school this afternoon after to reports of a 10-year-old feeling unwell. They treated 26 children in total for headaches and nausea. All of the children have since been released from their care and none of them were taken to hospital.

Emergency services are investigating several possible causes, including carbon monoxide poisoning.

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