School-leavers across the Midlands will receive their GCSE results today.

GCSEs: What to do now you've finished?

All school-leavers must stay in education or training- but what if you don't know what to do OR you've missed out on the grades you wanted?

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Midlands commuters will pay 3.5% more for rail fares

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.
Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.

According to the TUC a season ticket from Northampton to London is set to increase by £185 to £5,317 and Stoke on Trent to Birmingham New Street could rise by £102 to £2,934.

Prices have shot up by 25% since 2010.

£500,000 funding for vulnerable Leicestershire familes

£500,000 worth of funding for Leicestershire's most vulnerable families
£500,000 worth of funding for Leicestershire's most vulnerable families Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A £500,000 boost for Leicestershire's most vulnerable families has been announced by the government.

Supporting Leicestershire Families offers full time one-to-one support to more than 800 families.

The funding will help an additional 2,700.

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Mother calls for more autism awareness in minority communities

The mother of an autistic teenage girl from Leicester says she believes more community awareness is needed for people to better understand the condition.

Pam Malhi, from Oadby says she regularly has to deal with stigma and stares, and wants to educate others about the disability.

It comes as a new report by the National Austistic Society suggests there is not enough support for parents from Asian, black and ethnic minority communities. Nancy Cole reports.

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Leicester mum: More autism awareness needed in Asian families

Pam Malhi says her daughter regularly has to deal with stigma
Pam Malhi says her daughter regularly has to deal with stigma Credit: ITV News Central

A mother from Leicester says she supports a new report by the National Autistic Society which says more awareness about autism is needed in the Asian community.

Pam Malhi says her daughter Aaisha regularly has to deal with stigma and stares and she wants to educate others about the disability.

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