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'No excuses': Council leader criticises snow school closures

Many schools in the region have reopened after heavy snowfall in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire over the weekend. Credit: PA

The leader of Swindon Borough Council has tweeted his disapproval of the schools that closed in Wiltshire this week after heavy snowfall.

David Renard said that that there were "no excuses" for closures due to staff shortages, as the roads in the town were "perfectly passable".

Around a hundred schools remain closed in Gloucestershire this Tuesday after the coldest night of the year, though more than double that were closed due to snowfall yesterday.

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Truro police called to school after reports of student bringing in knife

Penair School. Credit: PA

Police in Truro have been called to a school after reports of a student bringing in a knife.

Penair School sent a message to parents of its pupils to inform them of an incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police say officers were contacted at around 1.50pm today after reports that a pupil had brought in a knife.

Police say no threat was made and the knife is now with staff.

Local officers are in attendance at the scene.

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