25 North East schools have been named on a list of under-performing schools in the country
Online Fund Set Up By Families Of Iraq War
Relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq have launched an online crowd-funding campaign - to pay for potential legal action against those who took the UK to War.
It follows the publication earlier this month of the long-awaited to Chilcot report - which was heavily critical of our role in the conflict.
The target is to raise £150,000.
That's to pay for a legal team to sift through the 2.6 million word report - which took Sir John Chilcot seven years to write.
It directly criticised the then-Prime Minister, Tony Blair, describing the justification for the conflict as far from satisfactory.
There were nine solders from the North East who lost their lives in the conflict.
Elsie Manning from South Shields lost her daughter Sharon Elliot in the war in 2006 and is one of those backing the campaign.
She says Blair should be held accountable.
Five organisations in the North East feature in this year's Top 100 Employers list, released today by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall
The CPS is appealing for longer jail sentences for three people convicted over the murder of a man with learning difficulties
A report by the End Child Poverty Coalition suggests small growth in benefits could push families deeper into poverty.
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