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More playing field sell-offs

Education officials tonight admitted the number of school playing field sell-offs has increased again. Earlier it emerged that Education Secretary Michael Gove overruled independent advice not to allow the sale of the playing fields.

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Labour: Playing fields sell-off a 'shambles'

Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg told ITV1's Daybreak it was a "shambles that the government didn't know how many playing fields had been sold off".

He added that it was "worrying" Education Secretary Michael Gove "ignored expert advice" and went ahead with selling five additional school fields.

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