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Woman charged with manslaughter following death of seven-month-old

Detail of a Police officer Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Archive/Press Association Images

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a seven-month-old baby.

The charges relate to an incident in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, on 22 March last year, which resulted in the death of the baby girl three days later.

Chuanfang Zheng, of Mortlock Close, Southwark, London, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday and has been remanded in custody.

She will appear at Leicester Crown Court on 2 March.

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Leicestershire-based Brantano footwear goes into administration

Credit: Brantano

The company has 140 stores and 60 concessions across the UK. The head office is based in Coalville, Leicestershire with around 200 of the staff.

Brantano was acquired by Alteri Investors in October 2015 but has experienced difficult trading condition, which has resulted in the company being placed into administration.

Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) have today been appointed as joint administrators of Brantano Limited.

The administrators are continuing to trade the businesses as normal whilst we assess the trading strategy over the coming days and weeks. Staff will be paid their arrears of wages and salaries, and will continue to be paid for their work during the Administration.”

– PWC

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Report to be released over failures to prosecute Lord Janner for child sex offences

Lord Janner died last month after a long battle with dementia Credit: PA

The Crown Prosecution Service is due to release a report today into its inquiry over the way it handled previous cases involving Greville Janner over child sex offences.

The CPS has asked retired High Court judge, Sir Richard Henriques to conduct a review of its handling of all Lord Janner cases.

The cases relate to complaints made back in 1991, 2002 and 2007 involving the CPS and Leicestershire Police.

Lord Janner died last month, aged 87, after a long battle with dementia.

He was the MP for Leicester West for 27 years. He stood down at the 1997 election.

His family insist he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Report: Hundreds gather for funeral of Kayleigh Haywood

Hundreds of people attended the funeral today of a teenager from Leicestershire who was killed last year. The body of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood was found in a field in Ibstock in November.

Today her parents said she meant everything to them, and her headteacher said her warm smile and infectious laugh will be remembered forever. Two men have been charged in connection with her death.

Watch this report from ITV News Central's Rajiv Popat below.

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