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Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire falling behind in GCSE results

As tens of thousands of students celebrate or commiserate today's GCSE results have exposed a massive north south divide when it comes to achievement.

Overall in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire the number of pupils getting A stars and As has gone up.

But our region holds a much smaller share of the nation's top grades, as Michael Billington explains:

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GCSE results reveal north south divide

More students in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are getting the top grades at GCSE but today's results have revealed a massive north south divide when it comes to achievement.

There has been a 0.4 per cent increase in students getting As and A stars in our region. That is a seven per cent share of all the top grades nationally.

We have been to Bradford College which has many mature students re-taking their exams.

Lanes closed on roundabout off M62 after serious collision

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M62 chain bar roundabout jct 26! lanes closed, exit to Halifax A58 closed serious RTC!

West Yorkshire Police say the A58 is now closed in both directions between Westfield Lane and Chain Bar roundabout due to the collision involving motorbike and van.

They say the male motorcyclist has serious injuries and has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

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