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Leicester West MP holds Parliament debate over future of Children's Heart Surgery Unit

Leicester West MP Liz Kendall Credit: PA

Leicester West MP Liz Kendall held a debate in Parliament this morning over the future of the Children's Heart Surgery Unit at Glenfield Hospital.

Our Political Correspondent is in Westminster covering the story.

The debate comes as the unit was earmarked for closure after health bosses said it wasn't meeting the standards required.

The closure has been opposed by the local hospitals' trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, as well as patients families who are affected across the East Midlands.


Copenhagen fans arrive for Leicester Champions League match

Copenhagen fans arrive for Leicester Champions League match Credit: ITV News Central

Copenhagen fans have started to arrive in Leicester for tonight's Champions League match against Leicester City.

Our reporter James Clark is there for us now:

Manager Claudio Ranieri said the team are 'getting better' and have to be 'solid and strong' for the game tonight. Kick off is at 19:45.


Police appeal for help to find missing Leicester man

Robert Paling was last seen last Tuesday. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing to the public for help in finding a missing man from Leicester. Robert Paling, 56, of Richmore Road, was last seen in Lutterworth on Tuesday 11 October, he was reported missing yesterday lunchtime. Police and his family are concerned for his welfare and are urging him or anyone who may know of his whereabouts to get in touch. He has been described as white, with an olive complexion, 5ft 7ins tall, he has a goatee beard, short hair and of slim build. He has access to a silver/grey Peugeot 207, with a partial registration number of BG57. If you know where he is or if you’ve seen him or his vehicle since last Tuesday please contact police on 101.

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