Council leader arrested after assault claims

Manchester: The leader of the city council was arrested and cautioned following allegations that he assaulted a teenage girl, police said today.

Sir Richard Leese was arrested on Monday on suspicion of common assault.

The teenager was reported to be the Labour councillor's 16-year-old stepdaughter.

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Police said the injuries to the girl were "very minor".

Nottinghamshire: Animal welfare groups criticised a plan to ban dogs from 72 park areas.

Newark and Sherwood District Council has put dog control orders in place in the areas in a bid to make sure people look after their pets.