Of 89 children stopped in Hartlepool, 15 were found to be truants; of 11 stopped in Darlington, four were found to be playing truant
and out of 102 stopped in North Yorkshire, 27 were found to be truant.
Education bosses at both Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council have a policy of fining parents who either encourage their children to take time off or don't do anything to stop their children playing truant
Schools have to tick childrens' names on a register in the morning and afternoon and make a note of whether the child is present, out of school with the teachers' consent or playing truant
Karoline Behan, 22, Sunderland, temp: If the parents have tried to stop them playing truant
then it's not fair
The elite group of more than 50 officers, special constables and bus inspectors also checks for children playing truant
He said: ``The headline rate of unauthorised absence has seen a modest improvement, with around 700 fewer pupils playing truant
NEW figures have revealed the extent pupils in Merseyside and Cheshire are playing truant
TRUANT HEROINE A 15-year-old girl who stopped an out-of-control US school bus she was riding on was handed a detention because she was playing truant
Or are their kids the ones playing truant
and learning from their elders and supposedly betters, how to grow up being obnoxious and how to make other people's lives a misery?
He rounded on a trio of Asian boys for playing truant
, until it dawned on his minders that the schools are on half-term.
Secondary school pupils in the North-East remain among the worst offenders in the country for playing truant
An internet firm is helping parents keep their children safe from abduction and stop them playing truant
It comes as 35 parents in Liverpool face the threat of imprisonment next month for failing to stop their children from playing truant
The Tory leader will also call for schools to let pupils debate war in Iraq in the classroom instead of playing truant
to take part in demonstrations.
CHILDREN playing truant
in Sefton have been caught in a sting operation.