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Summary

  1. Ranieri sends condolences to Graham Taylor's family
  2. Roadworks put businesses at risk of closure
  3. New owner of Donington Park circuit
  4. Plans unveiled for Jewry wall £7m revamp
  5. Ndidi expected to make Premier League debut
  6. Updates for Thursday 12 January 2017

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By Amy Woodfield

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - updates will start again on Friday morning.

Weather: Cold with some snow

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Very cold overnight and a few evening snow showers are possible. Temperatures will drop quickly below freezing so ice will form on untreated surfaces where roads are wet from earlier rain. 

A band of sleet and snow will briefly pass through just before dawn with lows of -1C (30F).

Weather
BBC

Early sleet and snow on Friday will soon clear, leaving a dry day with a good deal of sunshine.

Interactive gritting map

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The county county has a rather helpful map on their website showing what roads they grit and how highly prioritised they are.

Check the roads near you here.

Gritting map
Google/Leicestershire County Council

Lineker 'eternally grateful' to Taylor

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In another tweet about Graham Taylor the Match of the Day presenter said: "He made me his England captain and I will be eternally grateful to him for giving me that honour."

Gary Lineker
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First Leicestershire snow of 2017?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leigh Spencer has tweeted us this video showing snow falling in Newbold Vernon...

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Claudio Ranieri has sent condolences to the family of the former England manager Graham Taylor who has died
  • Plans to turn Jewry Wall museum into a "world-class" tourist attraction have been unveiled
  • Wilfred Ndidi is expected to make Premier League debut against Chelsea this weekend

Where is England's steepest residential street?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is a good bit of fun - the BBC is trying to find the steepest residential street in England.

Can you think of any contenders in Leicestershire?

This is the one in New Zealand that has been officially named as the world's steepest residential road...

Ndidi Premier League debut expected

BBC Leicester Sport

So who is expected to play for the Foxes tomorrow? Well Ranieri said Andy King was fine to play and Jamie Vardy has trained regularly this week.

Ulloa will have to wait a little longer - he's suffering with a thigh problem.

Wilfred Ndidi warming up with Foxes
Getty Images

Wilfred Ndidi is expected to make his Premier League debut against Chelsea.

Listen: Unhappy Schlupp can leave Leicester

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri confirms Jeffrey Schlupp has told Leicester he wants to leave the club...

Former Charnwood MP on NHS funding row

The Guardian

A former Conservative health secretary has said it was unfair for Downing Street to hint that the NHS England boss, Simon Stevens, was to blame for the winter crisis gripping the health service.

Warning about ice

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice in Leicester overnight.

It's thought that between midnight and 11:00 tomorrow (Friday) ice is expected to form on untreated surfaces.

There could also be some outbreaks of sleet and snow.

Ranieri: Schlupp 'not happy'

BBC Leicester Sport

Talking about the suggestion Jeff Schlupp could be planning to leave the club, the Foxes boss said: “I spoke with him, he spoke with the club, he’s not happy. I said if he wants to go he can go, the money is important."

Jeff Schlupp
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Ranieri tribute to former England boss

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri has commented on the death of Graham Taylor at his Leicester City press conference.

He said: "Very very sad, my condolences to his family and all the football world”

Graham Taylor
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Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Plenty of rain around, there could be a bit of snow for a time too.

Most of any snow will fall mainly over higher ground with most areas seeing rain instead - highs of 5C (41F).

Your comments: Jewry Wall investment

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jewry Wall
BBC

Severe disruption: A594 Leicestershire northbound

BBC Travel

A594 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at A47 St Nicholas Circle.

A594 Leicestershire - A594 Southgates Underpass in Leicester closed and queuing traffic northbound at the A47 St Nicholas Circle junction, because of an incident.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Ranieri speaking to the media

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

It's back to the Premier League for Leicester City after their exploits in the FA Cup last weekend. 

Claudio Ranieri is due to speak to us journalists shortly...

Leicester City press room
BBC

I'm sure there will be questions thrown at him about the January transfer window but I'm not sure how much he'll say on the subject.

It's also the return of N'Golo Kante on Saturday - I hope he gets the reception he deserves.

Revamp aimed at tourists

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Artist impression of Jewry Wall museum revamp
Leicester City Council

“We’ve now got so many visitors coming to Leicester that we need to think about how we can make Jewry Wall into a visitor centre of national significance, which would give people another reason to come and spend money in the city. We’ve commissioned a company to look at how we can achieve this. They have come up with some very interesting ideas, but they are just ideas at this stage."

Peter SoulsbyCity Mayor

Multimillion-pound museum revamp

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The plan is to have an interactive display on the Roman invasion and occupation of Leicester.

It would show how soldiers and traders from across the Mediterranean and North Africa settled in the city.

Artist impression of revamped Jewry Wall museum
Leicester City Council

It's thought the whole fit-out could cost the council about £7m.

'World class' visitor centre

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here is what the new Jewry Wall museum entrance could look like...

Artist impression of new Jewry Wall museum entrance
Leicester City Council

The city council says the transform could make the visitor centre "world-class".

Ideas for museum revamp

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The city council has released some early design ideas for the revamped Jewry Wall museum.

This is what the hall could look like...

Artist impression of revamped Jewry Wall museum.
Leicester City Council

Severe accident: A47 Warwickshire both ways

BBC Travel

A47 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A4254 Eastboro Way and A5 Watling Street.

A47 Warwickshire - A47 The Long Shoot in Nuneaton closed in both directions at the A4254 Eastboro Way junction, because of an accident.

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Healthwatch urges people to consider A&E alternatives

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The organisation Healthwatch Leicestershire is sending out a message after Leicester Hospitals declared a "System Critical Incident" earlier in the week.

It's asking the public to use alternative services to the emergency department where possible.

Urgent Care Centre entrance at LRI
BBC

Chairman Rick Moore said: “If it is not an emergency, please call NHS 111. People can be seen by an experienced nurse, without an appointment at one of the eight urgent care centres, walk-in centres and minor injuries units across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

"Local pharmacies also play an important role for on-the-spot advice and remedies."  

Watch: Volunteers improve Melton Country Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Doesn't Melton Country Park look beautiful today?

It's the work of a volunteer group called Friends of Melton Country Park.

If you fancy getting involved in a spot of gardening they're looking for more helpers - contact Melton Borough Council for more information.

Watch: Tourist attraction?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is one of the largest remaining Roman masonry structures in Britain and is the only element of the Roman town of Ratae Coritanorum to survive.

It was built in about AD 160 and formed the entrance to the public baths. 

How much of that did you know before now?

Big plans for Jewry Wall

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jewry Wall in Leicester - not one of the most exciting bits of history you've probably seen...

Jewry Wall in Leicester
BBC

This could soon change as the city council has plans to turn it into a major visitor attraction.

Watch: Villages to share compensation

County councillor Trevor Pendleton explains where the compensation will go...

Compensation for new rail-road transport hub

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Villages affected by the building of this East Midlands Gateway hub are to receive a share of £300,000 of compensation.

Plans for East Midlands Gateway hub
Roxhill Developments

Building has begun at the site just north of East Midlands Airport.

New owners plan 'great new era for Donington'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"I am thrilled that MSV has now acquired the Donington circuit business. Donington has incredible history, being the first permanent road circuit in the country and the only circuit upon which the mighty pre-war Auto Unions and Mercedes Grand Prix cars raced in the 1930s. We plan a great new era for Donington, with some exciting new events and much enhanced quality of experience for all of its customers, whether spectators, competitors and track day participants, together with even better value."

Jonathan PalmerMSV Chief Executive

New owners for Donington Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Donington Park has new owners - it's been bought by the company MotorSport Vision.

The Superbikes at Donington Park
Getty Images

MSV is owned by the former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer and Sir Peter Ogden - they already own Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park.

Man charged with Ashby attack

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 34-year-old man has been charged following an attack in Ashby on New Year's Day that left the victim with a fractured eye socket and spine.

Andrew Forster, from Malvern Crescent in Ashby, has been charged with grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm and breach of a restraining order.

He's due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning.

Police find stolen Harley Davidson

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police in New Parks send out a warning to motor cycle owners after a Harley Davidson was stolen...

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Not a 'real crime'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“The reasons behind why people hit and run are complex but by breaking drivers down into categories we start to understand their motivations for leaving the scene of an accident. Interestingly, there seems to be a public perception that motoring offences are not ‘real crimes’ and therefore there is a tendency for drivers to justify their behaviour.”

Dr Matt HopkinsUniversity of Leicester

Drivers explain why they didn't stop

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So why do drivers fail to stop after an accident?

The university found a large number of people didn’t think the incident was serious enough to report or were unaware of the legal requirement to report it.

This was based on data collected in a survey of 695 people who had been convicted of committing a "hit and run" offence.