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Tears of joy and disappointment on A-level results day

There were tears of joy and tears of disappointment as thousands of students received their A-level results. Across the region nearly 98 per cent of students passed with grades A* to E.

It comes as the A-levels have been toughened up, with emphasis moving away from coursework and returning to students being graded on final exams. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.