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LGA calls for more school places investment

The rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools, according to the Local Government Association.

David Simmonds from the LGA told BBC Breakfast that councils have had to fill a £1bn shortfall in funding for school places.

He also urged the government to provide additional funds in the years ahead, saying that "an investment in the future of our country" would be "beneficial in the long term".

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