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CAMERON ATTACKS SCHOOL 'MEDIOCRITY'
Almost 3,500 schools in England rated as requiring improvement face being forced into new leadership, under plans to be announced by David Cameron.

MAN SCATTERING ASHES SWEPT INTO SEA
A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall.

MAGNA CARTAS UNITED FOR FIRST TIME
The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta go on display together for the first time in London to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the documents.

PRISON 'BOOK BAN' RULE RELAXED
A rule that stopped inmates receiving books in prison is relaxed - with books now allowed via four "approved retailers".

CAREERS ADVICE 'FAILING TEENAGERS'
Too many teenagers are dropping out of school or college or failing to pass their courses, because of poor advice, say local councillors.

FUNDRAISER MEETS MUGGING VICTIM
A woman who set up a fundraising page for a man who was mugged outside his home meets the victim as donations top £250,000.

MAUDE TO STAND DOWN AT ELECTION
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announces he is to stand down at the next election, 32 years after entering parliament.

MORGAN: I'M IN CHARGE, NOT GOVE
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan rejects claims her predecessor Michael Gove is "backseat driving" her department as "complete nonsense".

PHOENIX NIGHTS' ROBBINS 'DOING WELL'
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is "doing well" in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, his wife says.

ROADCHEF STAFF WIN 17-YEAR PAY BATTLE
Hundreds of Roadchef employees will receive thousands of pounds each after winning a legal row over shares promised to them by a former boss.

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