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Prime Minister unveils plans to create millions of apprenticeships

The Prime Minister's visit to the East to unveil plans to create millions more apprenticeships.

David Cameron said they would be paid for by a "levy" on large companies that aren't investing enough in staff training.

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin - also in the region today - said around 30 thousand of those new apprenticeships would be in road and rail industry.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

Prime Minister visits Norwich to launch apprenticeship plans

The Prime Minister has visited Norwich to unveil plans to create millions more apprenticeships.

David Cameron said they would be paid for by a "levy" on large companies that aren't investing enough into staff training.

Kate Prout joined him as he met young workers at KLM in Norwich. Click below to watch her report.

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30,000 rail and road apprenticeships to be created in east

The Transport Secretary visits the National Training Academy for Rail, Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans to create more than 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail industry have been unveiled at an event in Northampton.

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, was visiting the National Training Academy for Rail, which is due to open in six weeks time.

The minister said it would create a larger workforce for the transport industry that was highly skilled and more diverse.

It comes as the Prime Minister David Cameron has been visiting Norwich airport to launch the plans which will see 270,000 apprentices created in the East of England.

Transport Secretary taking a tour of National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • More than 30,000 apprenticeship places will be created across the road and rail industry.
  • More than £70 billion to improve transport infrastructure.
  • 'Most ambitious' investment in rail since Victorian times.
  • Most extensive improvements to roads since 1970s.

Click below to watch a short clip with the Transport Secretary.

David Cameron in Norwich to launch plans for apprenticeships

The Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Norwich today to announce a new Government push on apprenticeships.

Mr Cameron was joined by Chloe Smith, the MP for Norwich North during his tour of KLM engineering at Norwich airport.

David Cameron wants to create 3 million extra apprentices over the next 5 years, with around 270,000 of them in the East of England.

He said any firms wishing to bid for Government contracts worth more than 10 million pounds, would have to sign up to the plans.

Number of top grades falls but record numbers off to University

Thousands of students from across our region have been opening their A-Level results.

The proportion of those achieving A and A star grades has fallen, but record numbers have been accepted on university courses.

Click below to watch a full report on todays results by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper.

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32,000 students in East of England get their Uni place

As thousands of students in the East of England opened their 'A' Level results today, the rush for clearing places has begun as those who didn't quite get the grades they wished for, look for alternative places.

Tthe University and Colleges Admissions Service's headquarters is in Cheltenham and that's where staff are dealing with all the national clearing enquiries.

UCAS says that 32,000 students in the East of England got the University place they wanted.

Our reporter Matt Price is there, click below to watch his report.

The results are out and 'clearing' begins for thousands

ARU's clearing centre in Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now that the region's students have opened up their 'A' Level results, clearing has begun for many who perhaps didn't quite get the grades they were hoping for.

Clearing is now underway at Anglia Ruskin University on East Road in Cambridge. The university says they have had record numbers of applicants this year.

Nationally, more students have already been accepted onto a university course at 409,000. This is more than any previous year.

Before clearing started the ARU had just under 19,000 applications.

Staff at Anglia Ruskin University are now dealing with 'clearing' Credit: ITV News Anglia

Exam joy or disappointment as students open 'A level results'

The moment of truth for many students today as they open their results Credit: ITV News Anglia

Students at the Chelmsford High School for Girls have been opening up their results this morning for ITV News Anglia.

The school says it's results have been outstanding this year, with nearly 50% of grades A* and A at 'A' Level.

Reporter Serena Sandhu was there to capture the reaction as many nervous teenagers finally found out if their hard work paid off.

Students share their results at the Chelmsford High School for Girls Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The results are as ever absolutely outstanding and I wan to celebrate that fact that the girls have done their very best."

– Nicole Chapman, Chelmsford High School for Girls

Watch ITV News Anglia at 6pm tonight to see a full report on a day of results.

It's a worrying time for students Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to watch reaction from students.

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