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Fans gather for Ranieri march ahead of Liverpool clash

Fans are gathering at Leicester's Clock Tower for the March for Ranieri organised by 11 year old Foxes fan Jack Stephens who is pictured being interviewed by an Italian TV crew!

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More than eight hundred people have signed up to march in tribute to former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri after he was fired last week.

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Campaigner: "Government has to facilitate those who wish to lead traveller lifestyles"

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Helen Jones, a campaigner at 'Leeds Gate,' an organisation which campaigns to improve the quality of life for Gypsy and Traveller communities, told us:

"It's not against the law to lead a nomadic lifestyle and the UK Government have to facilitate those who wish to lead such lifestyles. Local authorities, too, have a duty to identify need and provide stopping and permanent sites. Yet year on year we're not being allocated land and we should not be surprised therefore if we find travellers using land that is not appropriate to do so."

– Helen Jones.

It comes after a school in Birmingham was forced to partially close after travellers on the car park refused to move on.

Helen Jones of Leeds Gate previously told ITV News that Councils should provide toilets and skips when travellers occupy their land.

Leeds Gate is an organisation for Gypsy and Traveller people who say their aim is to improve the quality of life for people of such communities.

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Aston Villa show loss of £81m for last financial year

Aston Villa recorded a loss of over £81million for the last financial year, according to the club's latest accounts.

Aston Villa are going through tought times on and off the pitch. Credit: PA

The figures for the 2015/16 period show that with an operating loss of £81.3million the deficit more than trebled, up from £26.6million, before Villa were relegated from the Premier League.

The club's statement states losses of £79.6million due to "exceptional items" but provides little explanation as to what these are, other than to say "for the impairment of tangible fixed assets and intangible assets".

Turnover fell from £115.7million in 2014/15 to £108.8 million, with the club attributing the drop in revenue to a reduction in their share of money from the FA Premier League's broadcasting agreements as a result of the final league standings.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League for the first time last season after finishing bottom of the table and are playing outside of the top flight for the first time in 30 years.

Dr Tony Xia completed his takeover of the club on June 14, 2016 so any figures associated with his purchase will not show until the 2016/17 accounts are published

Watch: Parents' frustration at school's partial closure

A parent at a Birmingham school which was partially closed after travellers moved dozens of caravans and vehicles into its car park has described the disruption it has caused.

Parent Christina Bevan told ITV News Central that parents were having to take time off work because their children were not able to attend school.

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