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Last Updated: Friday December 02 2005 17:15 GMT

Angry kids boycott bus to school

School kids protesting
A group of school kids are refusing to go on their school bus to show how angry they are that the price of a journey has gone up by fifteen pence.

The children, who live near to Tamworth in the Midlands, are furious that the bus service Arriva didn't warn them before introducing the increased fare.

They're now walking for up to an hour to get to Polesworth High School.

Arriva says it didn't like increasing the fare but didn't want to lose cash when costs of running the bus shot up.

Chris is one of the pupils protesting and he said the increase in price amounts to "an extra six quid a week which is quite a lot of money for parents to pay."

Some of the children are walking more than five miles a day from home and back to avoid the bus.

But they say that they won't stop until the fares are reduced.

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