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  1. Updates for Friday 11 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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 Leicestershire's Local Live this week. Our updates will start again on Monday from 08:00.

  2. Weather: A dry and cold night with rain tomorrow morning

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry to end of the day with clear skies. A chilly night with a touch of frost possible in rural areas.


    It will turn increasingly wet on Saturday morning. The rain will be prolonged before easing during the afternoon and clearing by the evening, with highs of 9C (48F).

  3. Pic appeal after dog walker attacked

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is a computer generated image of a man police would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Aylestone Meadows.

    Computer generated image

    A woman was hit in the face while walking her dog along a footpath between Mill Lock car park and Canal Street car park.

    It happened last Saturday morning. She needed hospital treatment for her injuries.

  4. Spurs v Foxes kick-off time confirmed

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City's FA Cup Third Round tie away to Tottenham has been scheduled as a 16:00 kick-off on Sunday 10 January 2016.

    White Hart Lane
  5. State-of-the-art gibbon complex

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    BBC cameras have been allowed in for a sneak preview of the new gibbon complex at Twycross Zoo.

    It's cost £2m and is ten times bigger than their current home.

    New gibbon complex

    When completed, the building will house the zoo's four species of gibbon.

  6. Four men still in hospital after crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Four other men involved in the fatal collision on the A6003 in Rutland remain in hospital. 

    One is in a critical but stable condition and the other three are stable.

    Mr Carter had been driving a car from Uppingham towards Oakham when he collided with an HGV. 

    Police are appealing to anyone who was travelling along that road on Wednesday morning and may have information about the crash to get in touch with them.

  7. Crash death man named

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier in the week we told you about a collision in Rutland where a 24-year-old man died.

    Today police have named him as Warren Dale Carter, who was from Caldecote in Cambridgeshire but was living in Kendrew Barracks in Rutland.

    The collision happened on the A6003 on Wednesday morning.

  8. Gibbons 'out of cages' and into posh new home

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Twycross Zoo's new gibbon complex has two storeys and four moated islands.

    Construction started in March as one of the highlights of a new £55m redevelopment.

    Gibbon complex

    Chief executive Sharon Redrobe said: "We're finally getting them out of cages and not just behind glass, they have islands to roam on which is amazing.

    "I suspect there wont be a dry eye as we watch them being let in."

  9. Gibbons getting ready to move

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is my favorite photo of the week!

    A Gibbon enjoying one of his last days in his old enclosure at Twycross Zoo as they prepare to be moved into a new  state-of-the-art home.

  10. Travel: Breakdown on M1 cleared

    BBC Travel

    All lanes have been re-opened on the M1 following an earlier breakdown.  

    Traffic is still very slow southbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J22, A50 (Coalville).

  11. Rugby: Camacho debut?

    BBC Sport

    Peter Betham hasn't made Richard Cockerill’s squad.

    Gonzalo Camacho

    Gonzalo Camacho could make his debut if he comes off the replacements' bench.   

  12. Rugby: Slater stands in for injured Williams

    BBC Sport

    A bit of rugby news for you now and Richard Cockerill’s made a few "interesting" changes for Tigers' European Cup match at Munster tomorrow night.

    Captain Ed Slater moves to the back row for the injured Mike Williams.

    Ed Slater

    Mike Fitzgerald, who was rested against Worcester, returns in the second row.

  13. Latest headlines for Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • A woman from Ashby has been explaining how she had to hand her young children to a neighbour over the fence when her house caught fire
    • The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has described the delay in the Heathrow expansion decision as "hugely disappointing"
    • Leicester Tigers captain Ed Slater has been named in the back row for tomorrow's game against Munster
  14. Travel: Delays on the M1

    BBC Travel

    A lane is blocked on the M1 southbound between J23 and J22 because of a broken down vehicle.

  15. Heathrow delay could benefit East Midlands Airport

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Business leaders in the East Midlands have said they're disappointed about a delay in the decision over whether to build a third runway at Heathrow.

    However, they also feel it could provide the region with an opportunity.

    Aeroplane over Heathrow

    Chris Hobson, director of policy for the East Midlands Chamber, said: “While this delay is extremely frustrating, it does give the government the opportunity to re-examine all proposals and give renewed and detailed consideration to ways to better utilise the under-used capacity at East Midlands Airport and other regional airports. 

    “East Midlands Airport is already the UK’s biggest pure freight airport. It has plenty of spare passenger capacity and has good connectivity for much of the country."

  16. Double awards joy for Foxes


    More joy for Leicester City today after Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy were named Premier League manager and player of the month for November.

    On our Facebook page, Joyce Jeffcote writes: "Well done and all the foxes team too."

    Jamie Vardy and Claudio Ranieri

    On our Facebook page, Joyce Jeffcote writes: "Well done and all the foxes team too."  

  17. Battle to save Christmas after house fire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The local community in Ashby have been pulling together to help Carly Chambers and her family since the fire.

    A church group are going to the house today to help them clear up the mess.

    Burnt out car

    Ms Chambers says: "Presents were ruined in the fire. We've had people kindly donating things to us.

    "We desperately don't want Christmas to be ruined in any way - we want it to remain the same for the children."