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Here is a table giving the percentages of pupils attending good or outstanding secondary schools by local authority area in England.

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Outlook: The double-dip is over, so the number-crunchers tell us. Over in Dagenham – a part of the world perhaps not regularly frequented by David Cameron unless there's a photo-op involved – there weren't too many champagne corks popping yesterday. The good folks of Dagenham have the sense to prefer Babycham anyway.

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What recovery? Ford to axe 1,400 jobs at two UK plants

Ford workers in Southampton and Dagenham were left “shocked and angry” today after the US carmaker axed 1,400 jobs in the UK, dealing a major blow to the economy just hours after it officially emerged from recession.

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Ford meeting raises fears over Southampton Transit factory future

Union leaders have been called to a meeting with motor giant Ford amid fears over the future of the firm's van factory in the UK.

The night football's big guns fell silent in the rain

Cricket commentators are used to longeurs, but these football-watching types couldn't handle an evening of boredom in Warsaw

Drinks supplier WaverleyTBS collapses into administration

Around 830 jobs are under threat after one of the UK's biggest drinks suppliers collapsed into administration.

Firefighters tackling huge blaze eight miles from Olympic Park

More than 200 firefighters are tackling a blaze which is said to be the biggest in London for several years.

Lee Meadows, 28, a professional tap dancer from Swindon, participated in last night's Opening Ceremony as a Harry Potter

A dancer's view of the opening ceremony: An incredible experience – now I just want to watch it

Lee Meadows, 28, a professional tap dancer from Swindon, participated in last night's Opening Ceremony as a Harry Potter "Dementor", hiding beneath the trampoline bed of a Great Ormond Street child

Both Mark Lewis-Francis and Dwain Chambers failed to reach the 100m final last night

Chambers fails to sparkle on return to Crystal Palace

The last time Dwain Chambers competed in the London Grand Prix, back in 2003, he was celebrating his victory in the 100 metres when the scoreboard flashed up: "1 D Chambers 9.53 world record." The Londoner clasped his hands to his mouth in disbelief, and with good reason.

Teachers strike over merger

Teachers at a community school threatened with a merger with a religious school are to stage a one-day strike today in protest.

Home repossession hotspots revealed

Two new reports reveal England's worst-hit regions

London's Barking and Dagenham borough tops repossession hotspots list

The threat many families face of losing their home has been starkly highlighted, as the areas most at risk of repossession proceedings were named.

Labour hold off BNP in Barking and Dagenham by-election

Labour easily held off a BNP come-back challenge at Barking and Dagenham, East London in the latest council by-elections.

Brian Horton has been assistant to Phil Brown

Macclesfield appoint Brian Horton until end of the season

Macclesfield have appointed Brian Horton as their new manager until the end of the season.

Primary school classes 'could be taught in sheds'

Rising birth rates and immigration sees a growing shortage of classroom places
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