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12-year-old boy dies in car crash in Leicestershire

It happened on Bosworth Road in Wellsborough in Leicestershire.
It happened on Bosworth Road in Wellsborough in Leicestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

A 12-year-old boy has died after being involved in a car crash while he was riding his bike in Leicestershire.

He was rushed to hospital around midday yesterday following the accident involving a white Nissan Quashqai on Bosworth Road in Wellsborough.

He died later that afternoon.

Police in monkey and zebra onesies arrest man 'threatening to kill'

Two off-duty police officers have made an arrest while dressed in zebra and monkey onesies.
Two off-duty police officers have made an arrest while dressed in zebra and monkey onesies. Credit: West Midlands Police

Two off-duty police officers have made an arrest while dressed in zebra and monkey onesies.

Pcs Tracy Griffin and Terri Cave were on their way to a fancy dress party when they heard a man yelling threatening abuse in a supermarket in Coventry last March.

They wrestled him to the ground and the man was later handed a community order.

Man threatening to kill people didn't expect to be wrestled to the ground by our off-duty officer in a zebra onesie. We go that extra mile.

– Solihull Police twitter
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Ministers 'acting early to keep the UK safe' from Ebola

The Government is "acting early" to make sure the UK is safe from the threat of the Ebola virus, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

He is chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee today to look at what measures can be put in place, although he said there was no need for "serious concern" at the moment.

Read: Ebola: World leaders must 'act before it is too late'

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Police appeal on third anniversary of murder

Karoly 'Charlie' Varga
Karoly 'Charlie' Varga Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police have made a new appeal for witnesses on the third anniversary of the murder of a Hungarian man in Wellingborough.

Karoly 'Charlie' Varga being was assaulted in his home in Cannon Street with a hatchet-like weapon on the afternoon of Wednesday 27 July 2011, shortly after he had let in an unidentified visitor.

76-year-old Charlie Varga had lived in the United Kingdom since the 1950s.

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for anybody who finds the murder weapon or abandoned black and grey Lonsdale training shoes to make contact with them.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin said: "Even after three years this murder remains an open investigation, and I still believe it can still be solved. The case is reviewed whenever there is an advance in forensic science, but key to solving the case would be the discovery of the murder weapon and the killer's training shoes."

The murder weapon and the key to Mr Varga's back door were taken from the scene by the killer who would have needed to dispose of the weapon, and could have hidden it anywhere in the Cannon Street area of Wellingborough, or further afield. The murderer also would have needed to dispose of his clothing, including a pair of black and grey Lonsdale training shoes.

DCI Kinchin added: "While many materials decompose over time, items such as the murder weapon and the killer's Lonsdale training shoes would be likely to survive to this day and finding these items would be a major breakthrough. If the murderer did not destroy these items, they would certainly want to hide them and so they could still be lying undiscovered.

"The murderer would probably not want to travel very far with the weapon, so it may have been pushed into a hedge, thrown into a garden, or hidden in the rubbish and undergrowth of the many alleys and overgrown areas around the street off Cannon Street and Clark Road.

"It may even be that somebody has later found the weapon in their garden and kept it, not realising its significance."

A £10,000 Crimestoppers Reward remains unclaimed for information leading to the conviction of Charlie's killer.

"No fresh inquiry launched" into Trojan Horse plot

Park View was one of the trust's three schools placed in special measures by Ofsted
Park View was one of the trust's three schools placed in special measures by Ofsted Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

No fresh inquiry has been launched into the alleged Trojan Horse plot.

That's according to West Midlands police who also said no crimes have been referred for police investigation directly linked to the alleged plot.

The recently released reports from the Department for Education and Birmingham City Council are still being assessed.

The issues raised by these reports are complex and, understandably, we have to assess all of the gathered information in detail to ensure there is nothing identified which may be criminal."

– West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Garry Forsyth
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Plans approved for new £340 million campus

Artist's impression of the new campus
Artist's impression of the new campus

Plans to build a three hundred and thirty million pound campus at the University of Northampton have been approved by the council. The new campus will be based in the Waterside Enterprise Zone. The student accommodation will contain 1,500 beds and a visitors' hotel with 150 bedrooms. Building work is forecast to finish in time for the arrival of new students in September 2018.

Artist's impression of the new campus
Artist's impression of the new campus

Here's Russell Hookey's report:

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