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A-Level results day

The proportion of A-levels awarded top grades has fallen for the second year amid a rise in students taking science and maths, official figures show.

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Full report: apprenticeships increase in popularity

There are of course plenty of alternatives to higher education. New figures show apprenticeships are becoming more popular as the cost of degrees rises, together with fewer job opportunities at the end of it.

Katie Rowlett has been to one of the region's largest employers, to see the apprenticeship scheme in action...

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