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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.

Since September last year, local authorities have been obliged to fine parents who take children out of school for unauthorised absences.

But the Local Government Association says the new rules do not recognise the complexities of family life.

Alex Forsyth reports.

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