Police in Cambridgeshire are hunting a gunman after three men were shot at a travellers' site in Peterborough.
Plans for three travellers' sites in Birstall, Leicestershire will be reviewed by councillors today. Hundreds of people oppose the plans.
Plans to build three new travellers sites in Leicester are going to be reviewed before any decision is made.
Work to construct two controversial permanent gyspy and traveller sites in Leicester will start this summer.
Leicester City Council will provide £400,000 towards the developments at Redhill Way and Greengate Lane.
Another one and a half million pounds will come from the Housing and Communities Agency.
Both sites are due to be ready by March next year, despite residents strongly protesting against them.
The city council has previously been accused of not consulting residents properly over the plans.
Leicester City Council has approved controversial plans for two gypsy and traveller sites in the north of the city.
The decision was made at a special meeting last night for the planned sites at Red Hill Way and Greengate Lane to go ahead.
Plans to build a gypsy and traveller site on Greengate Lane in Leicester have been approved, Leicester City Council has confirmed.
The decision on another gypsy and traveller site is expected soon.
The plans are now being sent to the government for final approval.
A decision will be made this evening on the location of two proposed gypsy and traveller sites in Leicester.
The City Council's Planning and Development Committee will hear the formal application from from the developer Framework Housing Association to build two sites in the north of the city.
There has been fierce opposition to the sites from local campaign group LE4, who claim residents have not been properly consulted over the plans, and that those living close to Greengate Lane have suffered from the "illegally tolerated" travellers at the site.
Developers want to create 6 pitches at Greengate Lane, and ten at Redhill Way.
The council says any residents who oppose the plans are free to express their views at tonight's meeting, which takes place at the African Caribbean Centre in Highfields, Leicester at 6pm.
– Department for Communities and Local Government
The National Planning Policy Framework makes very clear that only sustainable development for local plans should be supported, not development in any location or at any cost. It also contains strong environmental protections, including for Green Belt land.
Additionally the government does not set housing or Gypsy and Traveller pitch targets, and abolished the flawed top-down targets.
All local councils are encouraged to have up to date local plans, setting out how they will meet their accommodation needs for local people, and which take into account the views of local communities.
Controversial plans are being discussed tonight to provide up to 31 permanent sites for travellers - and twelve thousand new homes in parts of Warwickshire. Some of the development would be in Greeen Belt areas.
There's opposition to the schemes. But a council leader says they've no option but to tackle the shortage of traveller sites and affordable homes.
The Department for Communities and Local Government's response to the plans can be seen here.
Sites which could be set aside for gypsy and traveller accommodation will be chosen by Warwick District Council tonight. The selected locations will then be put out for public consultation.
The Council says it needs to find 31 permanent sites within the next 15 years, 25 of those within the next five years.
Identifying sites to accommodate Gypsy and Traveller communities is something required by law and in the National Planning polices.
Five members of a traveller family have been sentenced to a total of almost 19 years in prison for luring vulnerable men off the streets and forcing them into hard labour.
The Connors family enjoyed top-of-the-range cars and expensive holidays - while the workers lived in squalor on caravan sites in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Cheltenham, getting little or no pay.
Today a judge said they had exploited their victims' vulnerability for their own commercial gain. Rebecca Broxton was at Bristol Crown Court.
Five members of a family of travellers, who 'lived a life of luxury' in the Midlands while forcing an army of labourers to live in 'squalor' will be sentenced tomorrow (Wednesday) after being found guilty of keeping their own private workforce.
A jury convicted Billy Connors, his wife Mary, their sons John and James and their son-in-law Miles, after a three-month trial.
The court heard they picked up vulnerable men to work for their paving and patio business.
The labourers lived in filthy caravans on sites in Cheltenham and Leicestershire, and were paid as little as £5 a day.
Three men remain in hospital in Peterborough after being shot on a travellers' site on the outskirts of the city.
Two were in a critical condition and the third was described as "stable".
Armed police were called to the Oxney Road site at 10am yesterday but say exact details of what happened remain unclear.