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  1. Updates for Monday 14 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Sandish Shoker

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Today's Local Live updates have come to an end. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

Weather: Showers expected tonight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter, East Midlands Today

We've got some rain heading in this evening but it should fizzle out overnight with lows of 7C (45F).

Leicester v Chelsea: Security warning for fans

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Fans are being reminded to arrive early at the King Power Stadium tonight to allow time for extra security measures.

King Power Stadium
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Supporters have been told to avoid bringing bags as "enhanced searches" will be taking place at all entrances.  

Travel: M1 getting back to normal

It looks like things are improving on the M1 through Leicestershire following a lorry fire earlier.

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Jack Adcock: Suspended sentences explained by judge

Judge Mr Justice Nicholl explained to the court some of his thinking in deciding to hand suspended sentences to medics found guilty of killing Jack Adcock through gross negligence.

He said Bawa-Garba's sentence was affected by the fact she was the sole carer for her five-year-old son, who has autism and behavioural problems.

He also said he recognised Amaro suffers from psychiatric problems that would be made worse in prison.

Judge: Jack Adcock medics 'were not lazy or selfish'

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and nurse Isabel Amaro have been given suspended sentences for the manslaughter by gross negligence of six-year-old Jack Adcock at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The judge told them: "There was no evidence that either of you neglected Jack because you were lazy or behaved for other selfish reasons. 

"You both had other patients to attend to. The problem was that neither of you gave Jack the priority which this very sick boy deserved."

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Jack Adcock: 'Serious neglect' led to boy's death

Jack Adcock, who had Down's syndrome and a heart condition, was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary in February 2011 with vomiting and diarrhoea.

But he died 11 hours later from a cardiac arrest caused by sepsis triggered by pneumonia.

Hadiza Bawa-Garba and Isobel Amaro

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba (left) and nurse Isabel Amaro were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a court heard they failed to recognise his body was "shutting down" and close to death.  

Boy's premature death 'a tragedy' - judge

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Judge Mr Justice Nicholl told the two medics: "The problem was that neither of you gave Jack the priority his case deserved.

"Jack's life was cut short prematurely. That was a tragedy. No sentence that I pass on you will alter it."  

BreakingJack Adcock death: Pair given suspended sentences

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba and nurse Isabel Amaro are sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years, for the manslaughter by gross negligence of six-year-old Jack Adcock at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011.

Jack Adcock
Family photo

Disco shed goes to a new home

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

It's a shed with a difference and has been the venue for New Years Eve parties and birthday parties for up to 15 people.

Now owner Garry Wells-Larter needs to make space in his garden but he said he didn't have the heart to tear it down.

Bar Code shed
Garry Wells-Larter

He told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's just time for it to find a new home ... The last thing I wanted to do was tear it apart."

M1 fire causing problems northbound now too

Delays on M1 because of lorry fire

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Highways England has shared this photo of the lorry fire that has stopped traffic on the M1 southbound between J20 (Lutterworth) and J19 (Catthorpe Interchange)

The fire service are in attendance. 

M1 southbound
Highways England

Funny how things turn out ...

BBC Leicester Sport

One year ago today, 29 points separated top of the table Chelsea from Leicester City at the bottom.   

Leicester City 2014

Extra time to question three arrested over Stoneygate death

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

Police have been given more time to question three people who have been arrested over the death of a woman in Stoneygate this weekend.

Detectives now have an extra 36 hours.

Holmfield Avenue

A cordon remains in place outside the house in Holmfield Avenue and formal identification of the woman is yet to take place.

Pools taking shape at town's new leisure centre

Hinckley Times

Work on Hinckley's new leisure centre is moving forward as the tiles are laid on the centre's two swimming pools. The Hinkcley Times has a gallery of pictures.

Lorry fire closes M1 south

Jack Adcock: Lawyers worried about nurse's psychiatric problems

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Jonathan Glancey, QC, for nurse Isabel Amaro, has called for her to be given a suspended sentence of less than two years.

At trial she was found to have failed to carry out observations on Jack Adcock, but Mr Glancey said she "had no intent that Jack should be caused any harm at all".

Isabel Amaro

Her solicitor added she had been suspended as a nurse since January this year and there had been concerns over her mental health as a result of the charges.

Shed nightclub sold on ebay

Sandish Shoker

BBC News Online

From the outside it's looks like a standard shed but open the doors and inside it's a mini nightclub.

And now owner, Garry Wells-Larter, has sold it on ebay for £2,250.

Bar Code

The 10ft square shed, which stands in Garry's back garden in Thurmaston previously made national headlines, but he's decided to sell up to make space in his garden.