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Esteban Cambiasso announces Leicester departure

Cambiasso will not renew his contract with Leicester. Credit: PA

New Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri had held talks with the 34-year-old, urging him to make his mind up as the club needed to know if he was staying on after his deal expired last month.

In a statement on his Facebook page, the player said: "I would like to announce that I have decided not to renew my contract with Leicester City.

"I have taken this decision only 24 hours after receiving the proposal from Leicester because I want to give the club as much time as possible to find an alternative."

Cambiasso's decision will come as a blow to Ranieri, who said on Monday - at his first press conference since replacing the axed Nigel Pearson - that keeping the former Argentina international was a priority.

Liz Kendall falls to last place in Labour leadership contest

Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall during a Labour Leadership and Deputy Leadership Hustings at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A new poll puts Leicester West MP Liz Kendall in last place in the Labour leadership contest.

Research by Yougov for The Times finds Jeremy Corbyn is the favourite amongst part supporters, receiving 43% support. Ms Kendall is trailing at 11%.

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People in Leicester face 'highest risk' of radicalisation

As the government set out its plans to tackle homegrown extremism, police in Leicester say people in the city are among the most at risk of radicalisation outside of London.

It comes just a day after the Prime Minister was in Birmingham saying more needs to done to defeat those who promote violence and hate.

Rajiv Popat has been speaking to those who are working hard to tackle extremism.

Cambiasso confirms he is leaving Leicester City

Esteban Cambiasso has tonight confirmed he will not be re-signing with Leicester City.

Leicester City says it would like to "express its sincerest thanks" to the Argentine midfielder "for his exceptional contribution during the 2014/15 season."

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On his Facebook page Cambiasso said:

"I would like to announce that I have decided not to renew my contract with Leicester City. I have taken this decision only 24 hours after receiving the proposal from Leicester because I want to give the club as much time as possible to find an alternative.

"I would like to thank all the fans who last season made me feel proud to be part of a club with an unforgettable spirit and energy. And a very special thanks to all my team mates, staff and every people of the club, with whom I have lived one of the most important years of my career, crowned with the remaining EPL status. Many thanks to everyone, keeping you all forever in my heart.."


Leicester man jailed for 6 years after causing death of motorist

A Leicester man who admitted driving dangerously and causing the death of another motorist has been jailed for six years.

Shahid Omar, 28, has been jailed for six years. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Shahid Omar, 28, of Belgrave, Leicester, previously pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. He was sentenced on 20 July.

Omar also received a ban from driving for three years and will have to take a full re-test before he will be allowed back on the road.

The collision occurred back in 2014 on 6 September, when his car crashed into another vehicle, which was being driven by Harjit Thaliwal, 27, on the A6.

Mr Thaliwal received serious injuries and died on his way to hospital.

Omar and two other people in his car were injured.

The actions of both drivers in those few moments last September resulted in the Thaliwal family losing their loved one and now Omar will begin his six year sentence which will no doubt also have a devastating effect on his family.

“Omar drove his vehicle with alcohol in his system and had no regard for the consequences his actions may have on other road users.

“Drinking and driving does not mix, we are constantly informing the public of the dangers of getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of alcohol and this is one example of the devastating consequences.

“We hope that Omar’s admission of guilt and the sentence passed yesterday will help the Thaliwal family move on with their lives and assist in putting the events of last September behind them.”

– Detective Sergeant Mark Partridge of the serious collision investigation unit

The investigation revealed that Omar and Mr Thaliwal were racing along the A6 and Omar was also over the legal drink drive limit.

Check your voting details

Leicester City Council is reminding people to check their electoral register details and make sure whether the information that appears on the electoral register for people living at their address is correct.

The exercise is part of Leicester City Council’s annual voter registration canvass.

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The council says households will be receiving a form to make sure the electoral register is up-to-date. It also says that it will mean people not yet registered to vote will be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place in May 2016.

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