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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.


Twycross to stage endangered species event

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Twycross Zoo will be highlighting the plight of the world's rarest animals with a three day event which begins today.

It's part of the global Endangered Species Weekend and features a themed trail around the zoo and talks by rangers to educate visitors about the importance of educating endangered species.

The zoo has been credited with its high profile conservation work which it says is a major part of its ethos and purpose.

Work begins on £2.6m chimpanzee habitat at Twycross Zoo

Work on a brand new chimpanzee habitat has begun at Twycross Zoo.

The £2.6million project aims to give the primates a more immersive home to encourage them to behave more naturally.

Staff at the zoo also hope it will help the public get a closer understanding of the apes.

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