Just under 800 students collected results at Exeter College this morning. More than half got top A and B grades.Read the full story ›
Students across the region will be finding out their A Level results today. Many will discover if they have made it into their university of choice. But changes to the syllabus and tougher marking have made the path to further education all the more challenging.
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Plymouth University says its "united" behind a review process that has led to Vice-Chancellor Wendy Purcell being placed on leave.
The board has issued a statement dismissing newspaper reports of disagreement among governors. It says it will follow any recommendations from the Higher Education Funding Council who called for the review.
Torbay Council has received over £250,000 from the Government to give children with disabilities greater support at school.
The Council plans to spend the money on better resources and a more personalised education for those with special needs.
The Deputy Prime Minister has visited a private cookery school in Taunton where he's banging the drum for free school meals for under sevens.
Nick Clegg was at Cookability which specialises in teaching cookery skills to young people.
The RNLI and the Amateur Swimming Association are teaming up at Bude to launch a safe swimming initiative.
It comes after statistics revealed a high number of incidents where children were unsafe in the water.
- 17% of parents say their child has got into difficulties in the water
- 5% of parents say their child has been in a serious incident in the water
- 21% of parents don't always supervise their children in the water
- 9% of parents say their children can't swim
- 21% of parents believe if their child can swim a length of a 25m pool they will be safe to swim in the water.
A charity has teamed up with the RNLI to encourage people to be safe when swimming as children try to cool off.
The Amateur Swimming Association will be launching a water safety initiative in Bude today after it found that 17% of parents in the South West say their child has got into difficulties in water. This summer they'll be running courses to try to give children confidence when out in open water.
There are calls for school holidays to be staggered to help cut the cost of a summer break and boost tourism in the West Country. Leading figures in the trade say a longer season would cut traffic jams while boosting visitor numbers.
Parents at a Dorset school have started a protest campaign after being asked to pay £400 for iPads for their children.Read the full story ›
Parents at a Dorset school have started a protest campaign after being asked to pay £400 for iPads for their children.
A letter was sent out by Gryphon School in Sherborne recommending that pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 should buy iPads for use from September.
Following complaints the school has said that this is not a "requirement" but is "entirely optional."