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Summary

  1. Victim in jewellery shop murder probe named
  2. Ryanair flight diverts to East Midlands
  3. Man rescued from hotel utility shaft
  4. Leicester clothes shop to shut after 50 years
  5. Concern over laughing gas in city suburb
  6. Dead snakes found under hedge
  7. Updates on Friday 26 January 2018

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    This week's live coverage has now ended. We wiil be back with more news, sport, travel and weather at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Weather: Frost in places overnight

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Remaining dry to end the day with clear skies. Temperatures will drop early allowing for a touch of frost.

    However the wind will strengthen and cloud will increase from the west towards dawn, meaning temperatures will begin to rise. Overnight lows of 3C (37F).

    Weather map
  3. Buses delayed by Friday night traffic

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    If you're currently standing at a bus stop wondering where your ride home has got to...

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  4. Armed police on Leicester street

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Kate Street in Leicester is currently closed and armed officers have been spotted at the scene.

    We're awaiting further information from the police on what has happened.

    Kate Street
  5. Former Spireites star to be honoured with applause

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The funeral of former Chesterfield and Leicester City player Rodney Fern is due to take place next week, his former club has said.

    The ex-striker, who died last week, will be honoured with a minute's applause during Chesterfield's home game against Stevenage tomorrow.

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  6. Nervousness on Belgrave Road after jeweller found dead

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    The death of Belgrave Road jeweller Ramnik Jogiya has left other business owners in the area feeling nervous.

    One told the BBC: "This is a real shock to the community. Business owners are scared, but they don’t want to panic customers either."

    Leicestershire police have launched a murder investigation, believing he was abducted from his shop.

    Belgrave Road
  7. Man dies in Alvaston flat fire

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    A 60-year-old man has died in a fire at his ground floor flat in Alvaston.

    The fire service said the blaze, which started in Brighton Road at about 00:50, appeared to be accidental.

    Brighton Rd
  8. Husband of Birstall gas blast victim speaks at funeral

    Leicester Mercury

    A grieving husband has thanked a community for the support it has given him since his wife’s death in a gas explosion.

    John Jasper spoke movingly today as hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects at the funeral of his wife Janet.

  9. Ramnik Jogiya CCTV released as part of murder probe

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    CCTV footage showing Ramnik Jogiya leaving his jewellery shop in Belgrave Road the night before he was found dead in Stoughton has been released by police.

    Det Ch Insp David Swift-Rollinson said:“This shows his movements just before he was taken, the last moments before his life changed and the sequence of events that would lead to his death began.

    "He was heading home to his family for the evening, before he was taken."

    Police want anyone who saw anything unusual in the Belgrave Road area on Wednesday night to contact them urgently.

    Ramnik Jogiya
  10. Killed jeweller's cause of death 'still to be established'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Police have confirmed a post-mortem examination has been carried out on Ramnik Jogiya, who was found dead in Stoughton yesterday.

    Det Supt Simon Cure said: "The post-mortem has some clarity but there are further tests that need to be done to absolutely establish the cause of death.

    He added: "A father to two children has died and his wife is devastated."

    Ramnik Jogiya
  11. Ramnik Jogiya killing: Flowers placed outside jewellers

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    This is believed to be the Belgrave Road jewellery shop where Ramnik Jogiya was working before he died.

    Police officers have been seen entering the store this afternoon and a floral tribute from a neighbouring business has been placed outside.

    A shopkeeper on the same road told the BBC: "It's very frightening to have this happen on our doorstep."

    Vama Collections
    Floral tribute
  12. Burst pipe leaves homes without water in Melton Mowbray

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    This is the burst pipe that's left many homes without water in Melton Mowbray today.

    Engineers from Severn Trent have been working to fix the six-metre section since it broke early this morning.

    The firm said the majority of homes were now starting to see water return, though some people might be experiencing low pressure.

    Burst water pipe in Melton Mowbray
  13. East Midlands transport 'a priority for government'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    The Transport Secretary has admitted the East Midlands has fallen behind with infrastructure development when compared with other parts of the country.

    Chris Grayling

    However, speaking on a visit to Mansfield, Chris Grayling said the region was "up the top of the priority list" for his department.

    He added: "Although it [the East Midlands] is getting, through the development of HS2, one of the biggest bits of investment in the country we've actually got to make sure we look at how we deal with better rail issues here".

    Front of a train
  14. BreakingVictim in jewellery shop murder probe named

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A man found dead in Stoughton on Thursday has been named by police as 74-year-old Ramnik Jogiya.

    Door to door inquiries

    His death is being treated as murder, following a break in at a jewellery shop in Leicester.

    Police are currently carrying out door-to-door enquiries (pictured) in the area.