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Proctor: 'I have nothing to add to this Kafka-esque fantasy'

Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has said he is assisting police with its enquiries but continued to deny being part of a "rent boy ring".

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Midlands have been searching his home, which is located within the grounds of Belvoir Castle, near Grantham, Leicestershire, as part of an investigation into historical child sex claims.

Earlier in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Proctor denied attending sex parties with other MPs in the 1970s and 1980s and said he knew nothing of an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster.

Addressing the media later, Mr Proctor continued to deny the allegations saying: "I have nothing to add to this Kafka-esque fantasy".

Man accused of killing Derbyshire student set to learn fate

Neil was a medical student at Newcastle University. Credit: Facebook.

A judge in Malaysia has set a date for when the alleged killer of Derbyshire student Neil Dalton will find out if he will be found guilty.

Fishmonger Zulkipli Abdullah, 24, is accused of his murder.

The solicitor representing the family of Neil Dalton from Ambergate, and his friend Aidan Brunger, said the judge will rule on the case on March 31.

Zulkipli, is accused of murdering the pair on August 6th 2014.

They were both aged 22 and on a placement in Borneo in Malaysia as part of their studies.



Cameron in Help to Buy Cannock visit

The Prime Minister visited Cannock this morning to see new homes built under the Government's Help To Buy Scheme.

Mr Cameron met families who have benefitted from the scheme, before touring a new housing development where homes have been built on the site of a former factory and warehouse off Watling Street.

David Cameron visited Cannock this morning Credit: ITV News Central

The Help to Buy scheme has enabled 8,266 people in the West Midlands buy a new home since it was created, new figures have revealed today.

It was created in 2013 "to support hard-working taxpayers" who could pay a mortgage, but couldn't afford the high deposits demanded by lenders in the wake of the financial crisis.

Thanks to Help to Buy, this government has helped thousands of hardworking people that otherwise would have been locked out of home ownership get the keys to their own home and enjoy the security that comes with it.

This is all part of our long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and, together with cutting income tax, lowering council tax bills and freezing fuel duty, the government is backing those who work hard and get on find the financial security they deserve.

– David Cameron, Prime minister

MP's campaign car spotted in train station disabled bay

One of the campaign cars of Keith Vaz MP has been photographed in a disabled bay at Leicester railway station without a blue badge.

A spokeswoman for Mr Vaz told the Leicester Mercury: "It was wrong for the vehicle to be parked in a disabled parking bay.

"The driver of the vehicle has apologised for this and said it will never happen again."

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