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Leicester taxi drivers to stage second go-slow protest

Taxi drivers in Leicester will stage a second protest today over plans to bring in a penalty points system for minor offences.

Taxi drivers will drive in single file Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of cabbies are expected to drive in single file during the rush hour.

More than 200 drivers took part in last week's demonstration.

However, after talks with Leicester City Council taxi drivers have agreed to change the protest route to reduce the impact on emergency services.

The council says the new system will improve driving and the safety of passengers.

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Man in court over rape and murder of Kayleigh Haywood

Kayleigh Haywood's body was found five days after she went missing. Credit: Police handout

A man will appear in court later today over the murder of teenager Kayleigh Haywood.

Stephen Beadman, 28, is charged with the 15-year-old's murder and one count of rape.

A second man Luke Harlow, 27, is charged with grooming and two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Police custody vans arriving at Leicester Magistrates this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Kayleigh, from Measham in Leicestershire, was last seen by her family at around 6pm last Friday when they dropped her off outside Ibstock Community College in the village.

Her body was found five days later in undergrowth near a lake in Ibstock.



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