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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 2 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from Local Live for today. Join us again from 08:00 on Thursday for more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Leicester protest against Syria bombings

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is the scene at Leicester's Clock Tower right now.

    Protest at Leicester's clock tower

    There's around 200 people with placards calling for "love not bombs" as MPs decide whether or not the UK should carry out air strikes in Syria.

  3. Drugs raid follows tip-off

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have seized bags of the drug MCAT from a property in Measham.

    Two men, aged 26 and 32, were also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

    Seized drugs

    Insp Helena Bhakta, police commander for North West Leicestershire Police, said: “This warrant was executed as a result of local people raising their concerns to us about drug dealing."

  4. Vaz in two minds on Syria bombings

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester East's Labour MP, Keith Vaz, has tweeted from the Commons that the Foreign Affairs Select Committee may have made him change his mind about the vote on Syria.

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  5. Harborough MP raises concerns over Syria reconstruction

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Harborough's Conservative MP, Sir Edward Garnier, has spoken in the Commons about his concerns over re-building Syria.

    MP's are debating whether or not the UK should target Syria with air strikes.

    Houses of Parliament

    He said: "Will he ensure that we complete the military aspect of this campaign, if at all possible, so that we can then get onto the really important, but perhaps the most difficult aspect of the questions that he's posed. 

    "Namely the post conflict stabilisation and the reconstruction of Syria because without this early stage, there wont be a Syria to reconstruct."

  6. Your comments: Birstall Christmas tree

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Steve for sending me an email about the controversial blue conical Christmas tree in Birstall.

    You can let me know what you think as well by email, Facebook or Twitter.

  7. James back in action after injury

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City midfielder Matty James is making a comeback from long-term injury in tonight's U21 game against Villarreal in the Premier League International Cup. 

    James has been out of action since May when he injured his knee against Southampton. 

    Matty James injured

    City manager Claudio Ranieri is hoping he'll be back in the first team squad in the new year.  

  8. Charity wants to plant 800 new trees in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It's all about trees in Leicester today...

    The Saffron Acres Project have embarked on a new scheme today, aimed at planting about 800 trees on land off Saffron Lane.

    Helen McCarthy tree planting

    Mayor Peter Soulsby was there to help with lots of volunteers, local residents and school. BBC Radio Leicester's Helen McCarthy also got stuck in.

  9. Snooker: Selby wins 6-1

    BBC Sport

    Well done to Leicester's Mark Selby who's just beaten Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng 6-1 in the UK Snooker Championship.

    Mark Selby
  10. Hundreds in Leicester to oppose Syria air strikes

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    About 250 demonstrators opposed to UK air strikes in Syria are expected to gather at Leicester's Clock Tower this evening. 

    It's been organised by Leicester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and is due to start at 17:00.

    Leicester's clock tower
  11. Bus U-turn welcomed by councillor

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Jeffrey Kaufman, from Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, has welcomed Arriva's decision to reverse the recent changes to its number 31 bus route.

    Arriva bus

    He said: "Unbelievable news, incredible news, it will really please a lot of people who relied on the bus service to get in and out of town.

    "I don't think it should have ever been stopped."

  12. Charnwood MP in favour of Syria air strikes

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The House of Commons is hosting a ten-hour debate on whether the UK should launch air strikes in Syria.

    Houses of Parliament

    Edward Argar, Conservative MP for Charnwood, said: "I can fully appreciate and understand concerns people express, but in terms of the threat to the UK, the reality is, these are people who are committed to attacking all that we in Britain stand for.

    "Whether we do something or do nothing is not going to affect the fact they will and continue to threaten us."

  13. Change of heart for bus firm

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Do you remember us telling you about Arriva changing its number 31 bus service because of "safety concerns"?

    Well now the firm has changed its mind.

    Bus

    A decision was made to change the route through Oadby, leaving out bus stops on Launde Road and Copse Road.

    Now Arriva has said it will reinstate the service in the New Year.  

  14. Getting festive at BBC Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We won't let a blue Christmas tree dampen our spirits here at BBC Leicester.

    We've got carol singers in reception.

    Carol singers in reception
  15. Birstall's cone-shaped tree 'something different'

    More the 100 people have now signed a petition to have the blue Christmas tree in Birstall replaced. The cone shaped tree cost £7,000.

    Christmas tree

    Chair of the parish council, Anne Marshall, says: "What we've tried to do, is improve our decorations.

    "We took a great deal of criticism over the last two or three years by residents that thought the tree wasn't very good.

    "Councillors listened to that and decided to try something different."

  16. Hospital apologises for ambulance delay

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester Hospitals Trust has said sorry for the delay in an ambulance getting to an 80-year-old woman with a broken hip.

    It took East Midlands Ambulance Service two hours to get to Gloria Joseph.

    EMAS says the delay was because of the slow handover at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    Leicester Royal Infirmary

    Richard Mitchell, from the hospital, said: “These delays are also incredibly hard and demotivating for the staff working in our emergency department and of course the ambulance crews.

    “We are working closely with EMAS and have a joint understanding of the problem. However our organisations alone cannot fix this. 

    "The urgent healthcare system continues to see an increase in demand with more and more patients turning up at our emergency department for care."