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children were taken out of school to be taught at home in Wales from 2016-2017. This is double the amount from the year before. Many of the pupils are thought to be autistic children who were struggling to cope in school. Addressing the problem, the Welsh Government said it was committed to creating an inclusive education system for all learners.
m is the length of a Carolina corn snake discovered in a sewage chamber at a water treatment works in Gwynedd.
pound per school day is how much Robert Piggott C of E School in Wargrave is asking parents to donate to help pay for stationery and books. The school says they are requesting the voluntary contribution after national changes to school funding.
road gritters in Doncaster have new names after the council held a public poll to name them. They are now called Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney and David Plowie.
million pounds was raised by this year’s BBC Children In Need. It’s the highest onthe-night total to date, easily beating last year’s tally of £46.6 million.