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  • Children not coping in class

    Almost a third of six-year-olds are struggling with reading after a year at school, official figures suggest.Nearly 180,000 youngsters failed to meet the...

  • Students face growing debts

    Many new students are struggling to meet their everyday costs, research claims.The National Union of Students is warning of a "student living crisis"...

  • Nuisance 999 caller in magistrates court

    A nuisance 999 caller has has been warned she could be jailed if she does not stop dialling Avon and Somerset police up to ten times per day. Mariam Nureni, 45,...

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    Can Darth Vader be a force for good?

    wdnews@b-nm.co.ukA long time ago in a galaxy not that far away, the dreams of a young weight-lifter from Bristol came true when he landed the role that saw him...

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    Church wins right to build new academy

    tristan.cork@b-nm.co.ukThe first new church school in a decade is to be built by one of the West's main Anglican dioceses, as a row erupted over Government...