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Donations pour in after firefighter found dead at work

Nearly £7,000 pounds has been raised for a firefighter from Leicestershire who was found dead while on duty at work.

Crew Manager Paul Wilkens was found on the morning of the 23rd August 2016.

Mr Wilkens spent 14 years serving for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue. Credit: Castle Donington Fire and Rescue

The 47-year-old worked for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service after joining from his service in the Corps of Royal Engineers.

His colleagues at Castle Donington Fire and Rescue Station say he was a "larger than life" character who will be "sadly missed".

"He was incredibly positive and tremendously kind. His nature was certainly that of he would “do anything for anyone”. Paul’s loyalty was unquestionable."

The fire service has not yet given any details of how he died.

His colleagues are trying to raise money to support his partner, two children and two step-children, they have nearly reached their £7,000 target.

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Students in the West Midlands discover GCSE results

There have been smiles and tears across the region today as thousands of nervous teenagers opened that all important envelope.

Students at Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath open their envelopes. Credit: ITV News Central

School leaders have been under extra pressure to do well this year after the education watchdog Ofsted raised concerns over standards in secondary schools in the Black Country.

We went along to a school in Sandwell which has bucked the national trend.

Rebecca Burrows reports:

Pupils across the East Midlands celebrate exam results

Pupils across the East Midlands have been celebrating after getting their long-awaited for GCSE results.

Pupils celebrate at Ellis Guilford School in Nottingham. Credit: ITV News Central

School leaders and councils were under extra pressure to do well in the East Midlands.

After the education watchdog Ofsted described the region as one of the worst performing in the country.

Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne reports:

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Leicester City will play Porto and Club Brugge in Group G of the Champions League

Leicester City are drawn into the Champions League for the first time Credit: PA

Leicester City have been drawn against Belgium side Club Brugge in Group G of the Champions League.

Earlier on in the draw, The Foxes learned that they would meet the 2004 Champions League winners Porto.

The draw continues.

Leicester City draw Porto in the Champions League group stage

Leicester City discover their Champions League Fate Credit: PA

Leicester City have been drawn in Group G along with Porto who are drawn as Leicester City's strongest opponents in the group.

Porto won the Champions league in 2004 under the management of Jose Mourinho.

This is the first time Leicester City have been entered in the draw of the Champions League.

The draw continues.

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