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Police are searching for two teenage boys who have gone missing
Emergency services are at a lakein Clophill Pitts Quarry in
Bedfordshire and at the Gre`t River Ouse in Harford in Cambridgdshire.
They were called to Jacques Lane in Clophill at 6pm this evening
And in Huntingdon an area of the river has been cordoned
Our reporter has just sent this from the scene.
The river where this accident happened is here in Church Lane
The stretch of water where the search h`s taken
It is a deep and fast flowing stretch
Police and ambulance crews have been on the scene and this evening,
with specialist search and rescue teams scouring the water
We learned this afternoon hd was with a group of friends,
swimming in the water, when he got into difficulty.
Apparently he couldn?t swim and he went in with a group
of boys and they all held on to him so that he wouldn?t go under.
So it isn't safe at all, especially for young kids.
We have been told the boy who has gone missing is a year nine pupil,
Tonight, dozens of his friends have come down to the water to w`tch
They have all said to me it is a tragedy that this has happened
on the first day of the school holidays.
The search for the missing boy will continue tomorrow.
And you can hear the latest on your BBC local radio station
Police have been searching of a stretch of road near Wisbech tonight
as part of their investigathon into into the deaths of two people
26`year`old Tadas Zulyeskus and Nonita Karuveati both from
Lithuania were killed in thd A4 at Terrington St John on Sunday
Police believe Nonita was pushed into the path of a c`r.
A federation set up to lead the way in education has bedn broken
up following a series of damning government reports.
The Barnfield Federation runs a college and number
of academies in Luton educating one in five young people in the town.
The decision to split means a summer of uncertainty
And today it's emerged that the governor who tried to steer
Barnfield throughout its troubled period has reshgned.
The Department for Education wouldn't comment except to say they
are waiting for Barnfield's proposals and will consider them.
As an organisation, it was once top of the class.
The Barnfield Federation runs a college and six academies,
teaching thousands of pupils across Luton and Bedfordshire.
But, since October, there have been three investigations
into the manipulation of gr`des and financial mismanagement.
Last year, Judy Oliver becale chair of governors,
aiming to sort out the problems and keep the federation going.
Judy has quit, and is speakhng publicly for the first time.
Do you think the Barnfield problem was it simply got too big?
Yes, Barnfield has become overstretched.
It did a great job locally and some of the aspirations of the
previous chief executive went beyond the capabilities of the strtcture.
The governors themselves were criticised for poor oversight
of finances, including a large payoff for Sir Peter
Birkett, the former princip`l of the college, who left last @ugust.
The board accepted changes were needed, but felt the Governlent
Two ministries, the Departmdnt for Education and the Business Linistry,
they had to funding agencies, the EFA funding to schools,
It was very confusing, very frustrating.
Probably made it more difficult than it needn't have been.
So, what effect will the split actually have?
They can continue wearing the same uniform,
be the same name for several years because it is an amicable solution.
The benefit to Barnfield College is we can concentrate
on further education for those students, we can give them
the skills and everything they need to become employable in Luton.
It has been acknowledged in partnership with this college
has helped raise standards at the academies, in partictlar
among pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
After the split, there will be a separate bo`rd
of governors and in college and another one in the acaddmy.
In a joint statement, they said the priority would be to
ensure students continue to receive an excellent education.
Gavin sugar is the Luton Sotth MP. I asked him whether he thought this
was the right idea. I think it is the right dechsion,
to be frank. The academy should be allowdd
to get a new sponsor. They might be worrying
about the academic standard. Today,
we had praise by the Sutton Trust. It has been praised today
for its academic standards, the Sutton Trust has said it is
doing very well academicallx. If you look
at the performance particul`rly of the two most challenging school
it took over, it is clear they made What happened after 2010
and this coalition education policy, What happened after 2010
under this coalition educathon it was allowed to spend far
beyond what it should have been Has the Barnfield Federation bitten
off more than it can chew in terms The clear emphasis in the Government
report into what went wrong at Bonfield raised serious questions
around financial responsibility in the organisation, two different
teams of trustees, neither of which And really complex
management structures. What assurances can you givd to
hundreds of pupils and parents in We need a new middle tier to take
responsibility and accountability, In the short term, we need to
answer some basic questions. What will the uniform be,
the school name be? Who will be providing this
education ultimately? As a result of these reforms,
the only person who cannot that is the Secretary Of State For Dducation
and I hope she will come forward A strike over pathology staff pay
at Northampton General Hosphtal has Biomedical staff agreed to go back
to work after ACAS helped broker A new agreement will see ch`nges to
staff contracts It is day one of the
Commonwealth Games and a nulber of And will be taking part
in events over the next 11 days Our reporter has been
following the action. It all started this morning,
with our badminton players. Northern Ireland could not get close
to England's leading couple. This husband`and`wife from
Milton Keynes. England's best singles playdr
slotted his way to victory. England's best singles playdr
swatted his way to victory. Andrew Bagley competed in the
qualifying rounds for table tennis. He has ruled the Commonwealth
himself before. England's record medal winndr
at the games helped England to victory over Jamaica into
his opening game in the teal event. Tomorrow, more of our medal
hopefuls take to the compethtion. More on the programme,
as well as online and Time to get
the weather now with Alex Dolan We'll be back with our Breakfast
bulletins first thing Tonight will be dry with long, clear
spells. Some best possible over Northern Cambridgeshire. Another
warm day in prospect tomorrow. Some cloud around first thing. More cloud
in the afternoon might prodtce an isolated shower. More likelx to
affect Southern counties. 27 degrees could be possible. Here is our
outlook. is getting too much for many people.
By Sunday, the temp will be cooler than today. Tonight, another warm
and comfortable night for sleeping. Ireland will have the last of the
hot days. 26 to grazing Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. Very
different on the east coast in Carnoustie, where we have the
shooting. Medals in the morning but it could be grey and misty.