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Parents to protest over Northumberland school bus cuts

A policy of scrapping free school transport for 16-18 year olds in Northumberland is being challenged at an extraordinary meeting this morning.

Parents and students will protest outside County Hall in Morpeth as opposition councillors force a debate with the Labour administration.

The council's ruling group has voted to introduce the policy as part of a £32m pounds programme of budget cuts. Some students and their parents say the move will severely restrict their educational options.