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Warnings as thousands to fly from East Mids Airport

More than 40,000 passengers are expected to fly from East Midlands Airport.
More than 40,000 passengers are expected to fly from East Midlands Airport. Credit: ITV News Central

The public are being warned to expect the roads to be busy this bank holiday as more than 40,000 passengers are expected to fly from East Midlands Airport.

The Highways Agency say some roadworks will be suspended, but others, including on the M1, will stay in place for safety reasons.

Police after phone thief who allegedly claimed to be deaf

Police want to identify this man, because he may have vital information about the theft of an iPhone stolen on 12 July in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

This man could help police with their inquiries
This man could help police with their inquiries Credit: Lincolnshire Police

It was taken at about 11am on Millstream Square, when a man was alleged to have approached a woman sitting outside a cafe.

He distracted her claiming to be from a deaf charity, before stealing the phone from the table the victim was sitting at.

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PICTURES: GCSE results day across the Midlands

Schools across the Midlands were today bracing themselves for a dip in GCSE results
Schools across the Midlands were today bracing themselves for a dip in GCSE results Credit: ITV News Central

Schools across the Midlands were today bracing themselves for a dip in GCSE results following a huge shake-up in the exam system.

For the first time, students sat final exams in the summer rather than being continually assessed in module units and the January exams were also scrapped.

For the first time, students sat final exams in the summer rather than being continually assessed
For the first time, students sat final exams in the summer rather than being continually assessed Credit: ITV News Central

Beauchamp College in Oadby in Leicestershire saw a slight fall in the number of students gaining 5 A*-C grades but experts say comparisons with previous years are virtually meaningless because of the scale of the reforms.

Beauchamp College in Oadby in Leicestershire
Beauchamp College in Oadby in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

Despite the changes to exams though it was a record year for GCSEs at Haywood Academy in Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent.

Haywood Academy
Haywood Academy Credit: ITV News Central
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Water ski champions gather in Lincolnshire

Some of the world's top water ski champions have gathered for a tournament in Lincolnshire.

The Stokes Pro Am tournament at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe-on-the-Hill has attracted the current world champion and world record holder Freddy Krueger.

He will be challenged by British number one and world number three Tom Fladborg-Asher at the two-day event.

In total, 16 professionals and 37 amateurs are taking part, including local prospect 15-year-old Rob "The Rocket" Hazelwood, seen below warming up for the event:

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