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CPS to review decision not to charge Lord Janner

The Crown Prosecution Service has said it will review its decision not to charge the Labour peer Lord Janner over allegations of historic child sex abuse.

Lord Janner Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The decision by Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders not to proceed with court action against the the 86-year-old will now be revisited by an independent external barrister under its Victims' Right to Review scheme, the CPS said.

The CPS Victims' Right to Review scheme was set up to give complainants the ability to ask the CPS to review its decisions - usually when there has been a decision not to prosecute.

The CPS has been asked to invoke this process in the case of Lord Janner and that review is now taking place.

– CPS statement

Lord Janner was accused of a string of historic child sex abuse allegations during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s but deemed unfit to stand trial because he is suffering from dementia.


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Conservative politician dies aged 83

Sir Peter Fry Credit: PA

Sir Peter Fry, who was the Conservative MP for Wellingborough for 28 years, has died at the aged of 83.

He won the seat in a by-election in 1969 and held it until he lost it by 187 votes in 1997. That election was also marred by Sir Peter having a heart attack during the campaign. He blamed his defeat on Ukip intervening to poll 1,192 votes.

Evans relinquished of UKIP leadership after Farage's resignation rejected

Shrewsbury Ukip candidate Suzanne Evans will no longer be required to fulfil the role of interim leader after Nigel Farage's resignation as rejected.

Ukip deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans Credit: PA Wire

Farage named Evans as his preferred option to take on the role as acting leader the day after the election on Friday. Saying elections for the party leadership would take place in September.

He made a resignation speech and announced his intentions to step down after failing the win the seat of Thanet South in Kent.

However, Farage remains the leader of Ukip after his resignation was rejected by the party's national executive committee.

Ukip chairman Steve Crowther said the committee (NEC) had produced "overwhelming evidence" that members of the party did not want him to go, saying they believed the general election campaign had been "a great success".

Nigel Farage remains UKIP leader after his resignation was rejected by the party's executive committee. Credit: PA Wire


Man bets over £200k on Election result and loses it all

A man who bet £205,500 on the General Election result has lost it all, after he put his money on a Hung Parliament.

The William Hill client had put his money on a Hung Parliament. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The William Hill client had previously staked the biggest winning political bet of all time on the Scottish Referendum- placing £900,000 on the result and making a profit of £193,000.

However, he then staked £205,500 on the General Election result which proved to be the biggest losing political bet of all time.

He is philosophical about the setback and told me he will be keeping a low profile for the time being. It is a little like a heavyweight title fight in which we took a first round battering but managed to come back strongly in the second."

– William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe
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