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"I always wanted to join": Leicester City sign defender Harry Maguire

Leicester City have signed the defender Harry Maguire from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.

Harry Maguire Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images

The 24-year-old joins the Foxes on a five-year deal and will link up with his new team-mates in early July ahead of their pre-season training camp in Austria.

Speaking to LCFC TV, he said:

It’s obviously a very exciting time for myself. Once I had my eyes on this club, I always wanted to join. Thankfully I’m here so I can’t wait to get the season started and kick on.

– Harry Maguire

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Leicester Children's social services requiring improvement

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Leicester children's social services department has been found to be in need of improvement.

During a recent OFSTED inspection, some children were found to still have too many changes of social worker with work needing to be done to ensure most children receive a good service.

OFSTED found that the department is however making ‘steady progress’ in their improvement programme and the way performance is monitored and quality is assured.

Cllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor for children, young people and schools, said:

“This report shows that we are now meeting time targets for the vast majority of children we work with, and that we are taking clear steps to ensure that the interventions we have to make into children’s lives are timely, appropriate and relevant.We’re encouraged by Ofsted’s findings and will take on board the inspectors’ advice and recommendations to help us improve further.”

– Cllr Sarah Russell.

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