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Former MP 'will not face abuse trial'

Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A former MP for Leicester West will not face trial in connection with historic child sex abuse allegations, it has been reported.

Lord Janner of Braunstone's home and House of Lords office have previously been searched. He was not arrested.

The Times newspaper claims the Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders is to announce that it would not be in the public interest to proceed with a case against Lord Greville Janner.

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed it will make an announcement today.

The 86-year-old father of three served as an MP for 27 years and is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He has fought for compensation for Holocaust victims.

He has always denied the allegations.

CCTV footage could help piece together Mark Cookson's last hours

The video footage showing the men police want to speak with Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police investigating the suspicious death of Mark Cookson in Leicester have issued CCTV footage of people who may be able to help with their enquiry.

The video is from the 48A Arriva bus and was taken at 6.40pm on Sunday 22 March as it travelled down Welford Road, towards Wigston, near the junction with Hillcrest Road.

Half of young people in Leicester worry about jobs

Half of young people in Leicester worry about jobs Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

More than half of young people surveyed in Leicester say they worry about their employment prospects.

The charity Action for Children also found that one in seven 15 to 26-year-olds in the city feel they'll never have the career they want. Forty-three per cent cited not having the right skills, experience or training as the main reason.

Action for Children works with some of the country's most vulnerable young people including those in care, not in employment, education or training (NEET) and young carers.

Stop smoking service opens in Leicestershire and Rutland

Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit Credit: PA Wire

A new service to help people stop smoking has been launched in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit, in order to improve their health.

Commissioned by Leicestershire County Council, the free service is easily accessible through the internet and public venues such as pharmacies, GP surgeries, dentists and hospitals.


Leicester Sikhs collect tonnes of foodbank supplies

Last year people donated thousands of pounds worth of food to a Sikh temple. Credit: ITV News Central

Sikhs in Leicester have collected seven tonnes of supplies for Midlands food banks.

It's part of preparations for Vaisakhi Day celebrations tomorrow.

The Food Drive is part of the Sikh tradition to do good work for others. Vaisakhi parades attract thousands of people to the city.

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