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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Nottingham man one of two charged over historic care home abuse in North Wales

The National Crime Agency carried out the investigations
The National Crime Agency carried out the investigations Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man from Nottingham has been charged with child cruelty in North Wales.

Kelvin Horriban, who is 62, from Beeston was charged along with 70-year-old Keith Evans, from Wrexham as part of an investigation into allegations of historical abuse at care homes across the region.

The alleged offences were committed against a young boy between 1978 and 1981. Horriban also faces an allegation of assault.

The National Crime Agency, who investigated the men said they will appear before magistrates in Mold on 9 October.

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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.

Two bailed in Bogdan Nawrocki murder investigation

Bogdan Nawrocki disappeared from his home in Radford in Nottingham in January.
Bogdan Nawrocki disappeared from his home in Radford in Nottingham in January. Credit: ITV News Central

Police have bailed two men arrested in connection with the murder of a Polish man in Nottingam.

Bogdan Nawrocki disappeared from his home in Radford in January. A 28 year-old and a 39-year-old were arrested on Wednesday.

A 27-year-old man has been previously charged with murder. Robert Marcinkiewicz-Szukowski, 27, of Rossington Road in Sneinton, was charged in April.

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Nine A* GCSEs for Derby cancer research student

Ellie Mandale from Derby picked up 9 A* grade GCSE results today
Ellie Mandale from Derby picked up 9 A* grade GCSE results today Credit: Derby High School

A Derby student who is working in cancer research has been awarded 9 A* GCSE grades.

Ellie Mandale, of Longford, was one of the top achievers at Derby High School and said she was thrilled with her results.

The 16-year-old is in the middle of a work placement at a Nottingham University laboratory where scientists are looking at ways of detecting lung cancer early using blood tests.

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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