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Cornish primary schools better than average

74% of Cornwall's primary schools are rated good or outstanding. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The education watchdog Ofcom says primary schools in Cornwall are performing 5% higher than the national average.

74% of the county's primaries were rated as good or outstanding.

Only seven schools were judged as inadequate with the remaining 55 all judged as satisfactory..

Bideford to get super-fast broadband

High-speed broadband will be available to more than ten thousand homes in Bideford next year.

The town is one of eight South West locations – and the first in North Devon – set to benefit from the latest phase of a £2.5 billion ‘super-fast’ fibre optic roll-out.

BT says the upgraded connection will offer speeds many times faster than those currently available to most UK homes and businesses, with typical download speeds of up to 80Mbps.

The UK’s current average broadband speed is 7.6Mbps, according to regulator Ofcom.