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  1. Updates for Tuesday 1 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Leicester's Local Live today. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: More cloud and staying mild

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There will be very little change overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and some clearer intervals.

    A few drizzly patches will continue before dying out by the morning. A minimum temperature of 9C (48F).


    Tomorrow is set to be another cloudy day but will stay mostly dry with the odd brighter spell.  

    A maximum temperature of 12C (54F).

  3. Your photos: Sunset in Oakham

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This lovely photo of the sun going down in Oakham was taken by Jax.

    Jax uploaded it to our BBC Weather Watchers page. 

    Sun setting in Oakham
  4. Rugby: Tait out with hamstring injury

    BBC Sport

    Leicester Tigers full-back Matthew Tait will miss this weekend's game against Worcester because of a hamstring injury.

    Matthew Tait
  5. Leicester doctor pleased strike was cancelled

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Dr Amit Paik, from the BMA in Leicester, said he was pleased the strike was cancelled today.

    He says: "I'm able to go back to my wards and care for my patients and do the very best I can for them.

    "We don't want to strike, the main aim for this was to go back to the government and say 'look can you please remove the threat of imposition and engage with meaningful negotiations with the BMA'."


    Forty-one operations had to be cancelled in Leicester, along with 421 outpatient appointments.

  6. Immigration staff who held Muslim woman 'not racist'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Do you remember hearing about the American woman who was detained for 13 hours at Heathrow, while trying visit family in Leicester?

    Well now a senior immigration official has said he's investigated what happened and that he's satisfied staff didn't act in a racist way.

    Ayan Mohamud

    It was the first time 18-year-old Ayan Mohamud had left the US. She's said she felt she was being "judged" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

  7. 'Remarkable' cut in litter thanks to bag charge

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    For the past 20 years, rangers at Leicester's Riverside have regularly fished about 30 bags a day from the River Soar.

    Riverside ranger

    Ranger Peter Flavel says: "The difference was dramatic. It was amazing. 

    "Within a week we noticed there was a reduction in the amount of plastic bags drifting down the river. It's remarkable, I'm really pleased with it."

  8. Your comments: Vaz raises Vardy in Parliament


    On our Facebook page you've been telling us what you think of Keith Vaz's "recognition" of Jamie Vardy in Parliament.

    The Leicester MP has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons congratulating the Foxes strker for scoring in 11 consecutive matches.

    Keith Vaz

    Ian Cunnington said: "While I agree what Jamie has done is of greatness for the city - I'm sure Mr Vaz has much more pressing issues to raise in the house of commons than this!"

    Pete N J Degnan: "Vaz only mentioned it due to his own ego!!!"

  9. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  10. Rugby: Mulipola could be back for Boxing Day

    BBC Sport

    Rugby now and Leicester Tigers' director of rugby Richard Cockerill says he's "hopeful" Logovi'i Mulipola will return on Boxing Day.

    The 28-year-old prop Mulipola had surgery on an achilles tendon last year.

    Logovi'i Mulipola
  11. Five pence bag charge helps reduce litter

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Getting charged 5p for a carrier bag can be annoying right? If you're anything like me you're always forgetting to take them to the shops or leaving them in the boot of your car.

    Well, not everyone finds it annoying.


    Rangers at Leicester City's Riverside say it's led to a reduction in the amount of discarded bags they've had to pick up.

  12. Leicestershire to play Glamorgan in season opener

    BBC Sport

    Some afternoon sport news for you now, starting with the cricket.

    Leicestershire have announced their 2016 County Championship campaign will begin with a trip to Cardiff to play Glamorgan on 17 April.

  13. How the cancelled junior doctors strike affected Leicester

    Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust has told us how the cancelled junior doctors strike affected their patients.

    It said 41 operations had to be cancelled and 590 outpatient appointments.

    Leicester General Hospital

    However, staff did manage to rescheduled some procedures for today after the strike was called off at the last minute.

  14. Family angry at fine given to care home bosses

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Some more now on that £120,000 fine given to business partners Dinesh Gokani and Helen Appleton.

    The family of 89-year-old Marjorie Keogh say justice has not been served.

    Carole and Malcolm Keogh

    Her daughter-in-law, Carole Keogh, said: "We're just absolutely livid, if she'd had the right care at the right time and had two assistants with her this would never have happened.

    "It was an accident waiting to happen. If it hadn't happened to Malcolm's mum it would have happened to someone else."

  15. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • The family of an 89-year-old woman who died in a fall at a Leicester care home say a fine given to the owners is "not justice"
    • Hundreds of appointments and operations have been cancelled in Leicester, despite junior doctors' calling off their strike last night
    • Plastic bag pollution has dropped dramatically in Leicester since the introduction of a 5p charge for shopping bags
  16. Politicians may recognise Vardy's 'historic' achievement

    It seems politicians are even excited by Jamie Vardy's goal this weekend. 

    Leicester MP Keith Vaz has suggested the footballer's weekend success is discussed in the House of Commons.

    View more on twitter
  17. Eighteen arrested in co-ordinated drug raids

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police involved in the arrests of 18 people suspected of drug offences in the East Midlands say it was a "lengthy investigation" into what is believed to be a large network of people who are dealing in Class A drugs.


    Det Insp John Roddis, said: “Co-ordinated warrants were executed in this joint operation, which has been meticulously planned and we thank our colleagues from the NCA and neighbouring forces for their assistance.

    “We are determined to continue our fight against organised crime groups who supply drugs and have a subsequent corrosive impact on our communities."

  18. Police seize drugs from addresses in East Midlands

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire police have teamed up with forces in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to arrest 16 men and two women in connection with the supply of illegal drugs.

    There were arrests across the East Midlands including one person from Birstall.

    Several kilos of what is believed to be controlled drugs were seized by officers along with cash and high value vehicles.

  19. Jamie Vardy 'the movie'?

    BBC Sport

    Jamie Vardy's story has already made a few back pages - now could it be coming to a big screen near you.

    Adrian Butchart, the British-born screenwriter behind the first two films of the Goal! trilogy, has told Radio 5 live that he wants to get Vardy's rise from non-league player to record breaking Premier League star turned into a movie.

    Jamie Vardy

    He said: "People love an underdog story, people like to see somebody fighting against the odds and doing well, and that was really the phenomenal thing about Jamie's story." 

  20. Your comments: Belgrave Road revamp


    You've been telling us what you think of the plans for Belgrave Road onour Facebook page.

    Two of the council's three options would see the street going from four lanes to two.

    Belgrave Road

    Karen O'Reardon said: "Not sure how's that going to work, the road is a nightmare with four lanes let alone going down to two lanes, the traffic at rush hour will be rammed."

    Vez Simpson says: "Well that's going to mess up my bus journey to work. Looks like I'll have to go by car after all and clog up the air with more pollutants."

  21. Belgrave Road revamp: Option three

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Finally, this is "option three", which is very similar to the second option.

    The only difference is, this option would also see the central reservation removed from Belgrave Road.

    Map of option three
  22. Care home owners fined after fall death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Two business partners who ran a care home in Leicester have been fined after an 89-year-old woman died following a fall from a first floor landing.

    Marjorie Keogh

    Dinesh Gokani was fined £80,000 and ordered to pay costs of £30,000. Helen Appleton was fined £40,000 and made to pay £20,000 in costs.

    They pleaded guilty earlier this month to health and safety breaches.

    Leicester Crown Court heard Marjorie Keogh lost her balance and fell backwards onto a banister, which gave way and caused her to land on the ground floor below. She died in hospital the day after the fall.

  23. Belgrave Road revamp: Option Two

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's "option two" for Belgrave Road.

    This would see the road reduced to two lanes with traffic lights taken away from Olphin Street, Westbourne Street, Dorset Street, Brandon Street, MacDonald Road and Melton Road.

    Map of option two for Belgrave Road

    There would be more on-street parking available, coach parking and better loading facilities.

    It would be more "bicycle friendly" with an enhanced cycle network and new cycle parking, the city council said.

  24. Savage: 'Manchester United should sign Vardy'

    BBC Sport

    Robbie Savage has been talking about Leicester City's Jamie Vardy on BBC Radio 5 live.

    He said Manchester United should sign the striker.

    Jamie Vardy

    He also said he wouldn't blame Vardy for leaving Leicester if he's approached in the January transfer window.

  25. Belgrave Road revamp: Option one

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The city council wants to find out local opinions on plans for Belgrave Road. At the moment they're looking at three possible options.

    This is the first.

    Map of option one for Belgrave Road revamp

    It would see the four lanes of traffic remain, an enhanced cycle network and new cycle parking.

    There would also be fewer traffic lights by getting rid of them at Olphin Street, Westbourne Street and MacDonald Street.

  26. Cole credits Tigers bosses after World Cup blow

    BBC Sport

    A bit of sport for you next and Leicester Tigers prop Dan Cole has admitted his confidence was dented following England's exit from the World Cup at the pool stage. 

    He credits Tigers' coaches Richard Cockerill and Aaron Mauger for helping overcome his issues.

    Dan Cole

    "All round I think all the England boys took a hammering coming off the back of that World Cup but it's good that we've been able to come back to Leicester and get on and play."

  27. Family 'torn apart' by teenager's death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    While speaking to the BBC about her campaign to stop under 16s using social media, Tracey Haywood spoke about how Kayleigh's mum, brothers and sisters were coping with her death.

    Flowers left by police cordon

    She said the family were "absolutely heartbroken".

    "Carly-May, the youngest, doted on Kayleigh. It's going to be really hard for her, she thinks she's gone to live on the moon.

    "It's absolutely torn us apart."

  28. Facebook: 'Extensive safety and privacy controls' in place

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We've asked for a statement from Facebook about the Haywood family's campaign.

    They cannot comment on individual cases, but said they have spent 10 years building "powerful reporting tools" and "educational resources" to help children online. 

    They claim they provide "extensive safety and privacy controls" based on ages provided.

  29. Jester from Leicester baffled by win

    BBC Sport

    World number one Mark Selby said he had no idea how he came through a final-frame decider with Welshman Jamie Jones at the UK Championship.

    Mark Selby

    The Jester from Leicester, 32, who had not lost a frame in his opening two matches at the York Barbican, was off his best against world number 33 in the third round and was never in front until clinching victory with a fine break of 67.

    "I was just scraping through. I don't know how I won the game," Selby told BBC Sport.

  30. Some surgery 'back on' as doctor strike cancelled

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester's hospitals have told us they're now hoping to carry out a limited number of procedures this afternoon after junior doctors called off their strike.

    Female patient sitting on gurney in hospital gown

    The hospital have said they will contact patients affected by the sudden change.

    If patients don't hear from the hospital, they should assume their procedure is still cancelled.

  31. Facebook should ask for proof of age

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Kayleigh Haywood's aunt says she will campaign for a worldwide law increasing the minimum age a child can use the social media website Facebook.

    At the moment, a person can set up a Facebook account from 13-years-old.

    Tracey Haywood says she wants this increased to 16 and says a proof of age should have to be shown.

    Kayleigh Haywood

    She's still in the early stages of the campaign but says she's already had a lot of interest.

  32. School stays closed after Frog Island fire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Pupils at Slater Street School in Leicester are also being asked to stay away for a second day, following yesterday's factory fire on Frog Island. 

    The primary school has to stay closed while demolition work is carried out on nearby buildings damaged by fire.

    Fire aftermath

    It's now expected to reopen to pupils tomorrow.  

  33. Prime Minister aware of Kayleigh campaign

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Kayleigh Haywood's aunt wants to see Facebook, and other social media companies, banned from letting anyone under 16 open an account.

    Flower tributes to Kayleigh

    Tracey Haywood has contacted her local MP Andrew Bridgen about the campaign. He has since made the Prime Minister aware of it.  

  34. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • The family of a Leicestershire school girl are campaigning for a new law to give more protection to young people using the internet, following her death last month
    • New taxi rules come into force today despite protests
    • Police are dealing with an accident between Birstall and Anstey that's causing delays of 45 minutes
  35. Campaign launched following death of Kayleigh

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Also today, I'm going to tell you about a campaign that's started following the death of Kayleigh Haywood.

    The body of the 15-year-old, from Measham, was found in Ibstock last month.

    One man has been charged with murder and rape. Another man has been charged with grooming and sexual activity with a child.

    Kayleigh Haywood

    Kayleigh's family have now started campaigning for a new law, that would give greater protection to young people using the internet. 

    They're hoping this could lead to a charity being set up called Kayleigh's Kause.

  36. School closed over burst pipe

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We've had an email from the county council to say Christ Church and St Peters school in Mountsorrel is closed today because of a burst water pipe.

  37. New taxi rules start today

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You know these taxi driver protests we've been telling you about over the last few weeks? Well, it's all been over new rules that come into force today.

    taxi protest

    The pilot scheme will mean taxi drivers will get "points" if they don't comply with certain standards of safety and care.

    If they get 12 points they could lose their licence.

  38. Weather: Rain this morning but dry later

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy and breezy day with rain at first. 

    Conditions are likely to be dry this afternoon with highs of 12C (54F).

  39. Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning Leicestershire.

    It's 1 December so you no longer have to feel guilty about feeling Christmassy.

    This was my advent calendar this morning and I'd love to see your "getting ready for Christmas" photos today. 

    You can send your pictures by email, Facebook or Twitter.

    Advent Calendar

    I'll be able to show them here on Local Live, along with all the days news, sport, weather and travel.