Andrew Robathan, Conservative MP for South Leicestershire, has issued a statement saying he will not stand again at next year's general election.
It is with very mixed feelings that I have decided not to stand again as the Conservative candidate for South Leicestershire. It has been a huge privilege representing all my constituents and I am honoured by the trust and confidence that people have shown in me. I have greatly enjoyed my role and I hope have done some good both for my constituents and for our country. However, time moves on. In July I stood down from the Front bench following 12 years and, after a great deal of soul searching, I believe it is time to let someone else represent the constituency. Next year will mark a quarter of a century since I was selected as candidate there and the Association will now have the exciting opportunity of choosing a new candidate and, DV, MP.
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RSCPA Leicestershire has launched the biggest appeal in its history to build a new veterinary suite.
The £1 million scheme was launched at Leicester's Woodside Animal Centre where it will be built.
The Care 4 Paws appeal will allow animals to remain on site for treatment instead of having to be transported around the region.
Plans to save money at Leicestershire's libraries by reducing opening hours will be considered by the county council later.
Proposals to reduce opening hours at 16 major libraries by 20 per cent will be discussed by councillors, before recommendations are made in November.
The council says the move would save £800,000.
A Dambuster pilot from Leicestershire is being honoured in his home village of Burbage.
A green plaque remembering the bravery of Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice is being unveiled at the pub which was his grandparents' home.
A fly past from the Red Arrows is also planned.
A five-year-old boy from Leicestershire who took part in a unique ice bucket challenge is recovering in hospital after having a heart transplant.
His parents had been hoping for the transplant for several years.
In the video Albert asks people to join the donor register.
The A5199 Welford Road is closed in both directions due to a police incident between Counting House Road and University Road. Police are directing traffic. The incident happened just after midnight.
Natalie Heare : I saw Jodie trying to pull the dog's legs apart. I tried to 'whack' the dog and then ran out to get help @itvcentral
Natalie Heare : I heard what sounded like terror, someone screaming. The dog had Lexi on the floor in the lounge @itvcentral
Inquest hears from Jodie's friend Natalie Heare who lived in the same block. She heard screaming on the day of the attack@ITVCentral
The firm contracted to build a new secure education centre for young offenders in Leicestershire have guaranteed that 70% of the work will be sourced locally.
It's in an effort to boost the East Midlands economy and businesses are being invited to a supplier event later.
The building will open next to Glen Parva prison in 2017.
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