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Football legend campaigns to end child sexual abuse

Peter Shilton has backed the CEASE campaign Credit: PA

Former England and Leicester City goalkeeper Peter Shilton is backing a campaign to stop children becoming victims of grooming.

CEASE – Commitment to Eradicate Abuse and Sexual Exploitation - aims to tackle the sexual exploitation of children by encouraging people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to protect the children in their lives and to spot the signs that could indicate a child is in danger.

Police say offenders will often target children through social media platforms and online gaming.

Leicestershire schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood was groomed online by Luke Harlow and after exchanging 2643 messages over 13 days she agreed to meet him.

Two days later the 15-year-old was raped and murdered by Stephen Beadman, Harlow’s next door neighbour.

Football star Shilton pledged his support to try and prevent tragedies like this happening again by signing a CEASE hand which now has over four and a half thousand people behind it.


Dementia stories - Doug Kirk

Doug and wife Suzanne Credit: ITV News

Doug Kirk was just 52 when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He continued to work for a few years, but eventually had to give up his job as a carpenter.

But the biggest blow came when he had his driving licence taken away.

Doug’s Alzheimer’s affects his ability to understand and articulate words. He also has memory loss, and struggles to deal with stressful situations.

Being so young, Doug’s wife Suzanne says one of the biggest challenges has been coping financially. And they’ve both had to come to terms with changing their plans for the future.


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Arsenal target advised to avoid joining the Gunners

Ranieri does not want to lose his star man. Credit: PA

Claudio Ranieri has told Riyad Mahrez he is much better off at Premier League Champions Leicester than Arsenal.

The Leicester manager wants Mahrez to follow Jamie Vardy's lead of snubbing a move from the Premier League champions.

Ranieri has repeatedly said he expects last season's PFA Player of the Year to stay at the King Power Stadium having already lost N'Golo Kante to Chelsea.

He said: "I think Mahrez for us is very important as our light. If he goes in another big team, there are so many lights, so many stars, why? Stay with us, it's much better, much better. He's our champion. If he goes in another team, there are so many champions.

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