The latest unemployment figures show that between December 2011 and February 2012 189,000 people were out of work in the East Midlands and 239,000 in the West Midlands.
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“He is thoroughly ashamed and was a very lonely man at the time he committed these offences"
The figures have been released by British Transport Police.
His parents claim another young boy strangled him with the skipping rope, but the school say it was an accident.