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Two schools in Dumfries and Galloway are closed because of snow and ice.
They are Wallace Hall Academy and Wallace Hall Primary Schools at Thornhill.
They're expected to re-open tomorrow.
New research claims that one in five children starting primary school in North West England are overweight or obese.
The findings from Cancer Research UK show that by the time they leave, that figure will rise to one in three. The charity is warning that larger uniforms are becoming the norm.
A text message service for young people in Cumbria to contact their school nurse confidentially about health-related issues will continue to run during the summer holidays.
ChatHealth is available to secondary school pupils between the ages of eleven and nineteen.
“Throughout the summer holidays we want to continue supporting young people and help give them advice on any worries they have. Our new text messaging service for 11-19 year olds is a great way for young people to get in touch with us if they need a confidential chat over something they are concerned about.
“We can help with a wide range of issues such as giving advice on bullying, emotional health and well-being and sexual health as well as answering all other queries.”
ChatHealth is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm and all throughout the year. The number to text the service is 07480 635 458.
Police Scotland say there is no information to suggest hoax threats made to schools in Scotland are "terrorist related".
One of the schools that received a threatening telephone call was Dumfries High School.
Police Scotland, along with other forces across the UK, is investigating a series of malicious hoax threats made to 13 primary and secondary schools across the country today.
There is no information to suggest these threats were terrorist related. Police Scotland is working with other UK forces to investigate who is responsible and whether the incidents are linked.
We take hoaxes extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public.
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on the 101. In an emergency always call 999.
Headteachers in the Scottish Borders have been reminded of the steps to take in the event of a bomb threat.
A number of threats have been made to schools across England and Scotland, including one in Dumfries and Galloway.
No schools in the Scottish Borders have been threatened, however the council says if a school does require an evacuation, parents will be told directly by Groupcall.
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Parents, carers, staff, pupils and community groups are being asked to share their views on schools in the Scottish Borders.
An online questionnaire is available on Scottish Borders Council's website from today until April 11.
Information sessions are also being held at local high schools over the coming weeks.
The information gathered will be used by council officers to review the current school estate.
"This is not a programme about closure, about anything at all in that regard. What we're talking about is looking at what the estate is like, what the estate is going to be like going forward."
Parents, pupils, teachers and community groups are being asked to share their views on schools in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Borders Council will use the information to help shape the future of how education is provided in the region. They are looking for opinions on the state of buildings, classrooms and other educational facilities
So what we really need to do is look and see where we are and do a complete audit if you like of the estates, of the schools, of the catchment areas, looking at demographics, looking at all the costs involved in our education programme because obviously we need to do that, we have to be able to show that we spend the money that we get efficiently."