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From GCSEs to zookeeper: life after results day...

Today was results time for those who took the new-style GCSEs. For the first time they have been given a numbering system from One to Nine for maths and English.

But what's the next step for those that don't want to continue with academic work?

Since 2015 it's been compulsory for 16 year-olds to stay in some kind education or training until they're 18, which could mean an apprenticeship or a hands-on college course.

We've been to meet one 18-year-old who has followed his vocation, into a rather unusual job. Chris Halpin reports.


Concerns raised about suicide rates among autistic people

An ITV News Central investigation has highlighted concerns about suicide rates among people with autism.

Coventry University research shows that two thirds of newly-diagnosed adults had contemplated taking their own lives.

We've been speaking to a mum from Kenilworth in Warwickshire who has seven children, six of whom are autistic.

For the last 10 years, she's looked after them on her own after her husband took his own life. Rebecca Burrows went to meet the family.



Traffic is being held on the M6 in both directions after an accident.

There is stationary traffic between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry).


There is queueing traffic due to accident involving a heavy goods vehicle on the M42 Northbound.

One lane is blocked between J9 M6 Toll / A446 (Curdworth / Coleshill) and J10 A5 (Tamworth). Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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