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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.

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Northamptonshire sisters to fly back from the Philippines with seriously ill father

Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed.
Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed. Credit: The Robinson's.

Two sisters from Northamptonshire who flew to the Philippines to bring home their seriously ill father are flying back with him today.

Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed after having a stroke in June.

Dianne Sutton and Dale Robertson, Peter's daughters.
Dianne Sutton and Dale Robertson, Peter's daughters. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His family have raised more than £20,000 to pay for flights and medical bills.

They say people have been incredibly generous.

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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

Coventry City sign deal to return to Ricoh Arena

Coventry City fans at the Ricoh Arena
Coventry City fans at the Ricoh Arena Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A deal has been signed to allow Coventry City to return to the Ricoh Arena.

Secret talks have been held between lawyers acting on behalf of Sisu, the club's owners, and ACL, who manage the Ricoh Arena.

The football club has been playing its home games at Sixfields Stadium in Northampton for more than a year.

Sources suggest that Coventry City could return to their home ground as early as September.

90-year-old with Alzheimer's missing in Northants

Mary Judd has not been seen since this morning
Mary Judd has not been seen since this morning Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police in Northamptonshire are searching for a 90-year-old woman with Alzheimer's and dementia, who has been missing from her home since this morning.

Mary Judd, from Moulton, near Northampton, was last seen at her home at 9am, but when her carer arrived to see her an hour later, she was not there.

It is thought she initially went out for a walk in the village, which is not unusual, but she is not normally away from home for this long. She also normally takes her dog with her - this time the pet was left at home.

She was seen catching a bus in Moulton, and officers know she travelled to the Northgate bus station in Northampton just before 10am.

Mary is described as 5ft 2ins, of slim build, with grey hair. When she was seen this morning, she was wearing a dark blue fleece, blue or dark coloured trousers, black shoes and red rimmed glasses.

She did not have her handbag, walking stick, money or bus pass and had no mobile phone on her when she left the house.

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