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MH17 report finds plane hit by Russian-made missile, ITV News understands

Flowers are laid at the scene of last year's MH17 disaster Credit: Reuters

A report into the MH17 air crash will show that the plane was hit by a warhead of the type used on a Buk missile system, ITV News understands.

It is understood that the report by Dutch investigators will also show the missile hit above and to the left side of the cockpit, and those on board did not feel anything on its impact.

Buk missiles are developed in Russia, and have allegedly been used by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, where the plane came down.

The missile's manufacturer has already challenged investigators' view of events leading to the disaster.

MH17: Final report into disaster to be published

Richard Mayne (left) and Ben Pocock (right) died in the MH17 crash Credit: ITV News

The final report into what caused flight MH17 to crash will be published today.

A total of 298 people, including 10 Brits, were killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane was seemingly shot down over Ukraine last July.

Among the Britons killed were 20-year-old Richard Mayne from Leicester and Loughborough University student Ben Pocock.

Read: Richard Mayne's Father 'beyond devastated' over death of son

Read: Loughborough University pays tribute to 'excellent' student


Original home of Ladybird books to be honoured

This year marks 100 years of the publication of the books Credit: ITV News

The original home of Ladybird books in Loughborough is being honoured with a Green Plaque today.

The public voted for the site in Angel Yard off Market Street to be recognised as part of the Leicestershire County Council awards scheme.

This year marks the centenary of the publication of the famous children's books.


Nicky Morgan re-appointed Education Secretary

The Loughborough MP, Nicky Morgan, has been reappointed as the Education Secretary in David Cameron's new majority government.

Nicky Morgan giving her speech after winning her constituency Credit: ITV News Central

The move to confirm her position in the cabinet has been described by some as a "huge vote of confidence" in her performance.

Nicky Morgan was re-elected in her constituency on Friday, with an increased majority of more than 9,000 votes over her Labour rival.

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