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Cooper: Suspensions not enough, 'action plan' needed

Yvette Cooper says Credit: John Giles/PA

Former shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has said that suspensions are not enough and the Labour party needs an "action plan" to tackle alleged anti-Semitism within its ranks.

Speaking to Channel 4 news she said: "The Labour Party needs to do more than simply to have suspensions of people who have been saying anti-Semitic things.

"We've actually got to have an action plan to deal with this in order to have strong processes so that there is swift action because you can never tolerate that kind of discrimination in the party."

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Kasabian announce May gig at Leicester City's ground

Kasabian are Leicester natives. Credit: PA

Kasabian have announced they will play a special one-off gig at the Leicester City ground as their team approach potential Premier League glory.

The rockers, who are from the Midlands city, said: "This has been an unbelievable year for the city and it seemed like the perfect thing to do this summer."

The gig will take place at the King Power Stadium on May 28th with tickets going on sale at 10am this Saturday.

Guitarist Serge tweeted: "We cannot wait to throw the city the greatest party they have ever seen. Sergio X."

Leicester City will play Manchester United at Old Trafford this Sunday May 1 with kick off at 2.05pm.

South Yorkshire Chief Constable steps down after one day

It was reported Dawn Copley is being investigated over her conduct at Greater Manchester Police.

The new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire police has stepped down after just one day.

Dawn Copley, who has been the force's Deputy Chief Constable since September last year, was appointed to the role on Wednesday.

It came after then Chief Constable David Crompton was suspended - a decision welcomed by the families of Hillsborough victims.

But in a statement tonight, Mrs Copley said she had "offered to step back to her substantive role" while another temporary chief constable was sought.

It follows media reports she is being investigating over her conduct within Greater Manchester Police.

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said: "Mrs Copley has made clear to me that she does not want any further negative publicity or criticism to be levelled at the Force.

"In the interests of the Force she has therefore offered to step back to her substantive role to allow me to seek support from the College of Policing in identifying another Chief Officer to act as Temporary Chief Constable until a recruitment process can take place.

"Mrs Copley will need to stay in post for a very short period of time, to deal with pressing matters, but, at her request, this will be for the shortest possible period."

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Corbyn denies Labour in crisis after Livingstone suspension

Jeremy Corbyn has denied his party is in 'crisis' as anti-Semitism row rumbles on. Credit: PA

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has denied that Labour is in crisis after prominent party member Ken Livingstone was suspended for "bringing the party into disrepute" over comments about Hitler.

Speaking to the BBC he said: "It's not a crisis. There's no crisis. Where there is any racism in the party it will be dealt with and rooted out. I have been an anti-racist campaigner all my life.

"There is not a problem. We are totally opposed to anti-Semitism in any form within the party. The very small number of cases that have been brought to our attention have been dealt with swiftly and immediately, and they will be."

Tensions rise as anti-Semitism row escalates

Tensions rose today as a row over anti-Semitism in the Labour party escalated following comments made by party member Ken Livingstone.

Labour faced calls to suspend Livingstone, which they subsequently did, after he said Adolf Hitler was "supporting Zionism" when he rose to power in the 1930s during an interview to defend fellow suspended MP Naz Shah.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports.

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