Sell-off plans

12th December 2003 at 00:00
A quarter of Northumberland's schools could be sold to help solve its education crisis, officials revealed this week. The controversial plans are unveiled in a report from the education director Brian Edwards. They have been criticised by parents and Berwick MP Alan Beith, who said: "It is very unhelpful for schools in Northumberland to have this kind of threat hanging over them."

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