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Grammar go-ahead

The education secretary Gillian Shephard this week gave the go-ahead for a grammar school to be built in Milton Keynes - the country's first new grammar for 30 years.

The new Milton Keynes unitary council has been fighting proposals for the Pounds 14 million, 1,000-place school. It plans to oppose planning permission for the school.

"We are not finished yet," said Kevin Wilson, council leader.

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