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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 4 January 2016
  2. More news, sport. travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Rain expected overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Occasional showers will continue to feed in overnight, perhaps heavy in places. 

    Some mist or fog patches are possible by Tuesday morning.  

  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's been happening in Leicestershire this afternoon:

  4. Grace Road sponsor to be revealed soon

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The name of the new Grace Road sponsor should be revealed within the next "two to three weeks". 

    Players walking out at Derby

    Bet you'll hardly be able to sleep...

  5. Gray: Foxes move 'a dream'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    He's only just signed for the Foxes, but Demarai Gray has still found time to talk to the club's website.

    Demarai Gray
    Quote Message: It’s been my dream to play in the Premier League since I started playing football so I’m very happy to join the club. It’s a great Club. The facilities are great and for a player like me it’s an ideal place for me to improve. Meeting all the staff here, it seems like a nice family place, so I think that’s perfect for me. You can see how well the team has been doing this year and I watch a lot of football so I can see that the way Leicester City play suits my style." from Demarai Gray Leicester City
    Demarai GrayLeicester City
  6. BreakingFoxes sign Demarai Gray

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City have completed the signing of winger Demarai Gray from Birmingham City.

    Demarai Gray
  7. Big wheel taken down

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The big wheel is now down and the pieces that make it up are being packed onto the back of a lorry. 

    Big wheel being dismantled

    Someone's clearly got a very big cupboard to store all the pieces in. 

  8. Weather: Rain for Leicestershire overnight

    Kaye Forster

    East Midlands Today weather host

    Some showery rain continuing into the evening with a few showers remaining overnight. 

    BBC weather map

    Minimum temperature 6C (43F).   

  9. Your comments: Big wheel could be set for return

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Lots of you have been having your say about a potential return for the Wheel of Light. 

    Tony Osborne on Facebook writes: "Loved it, I think it should stay permanently". 

  10. Change of name for Grace Road

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    One the name of Grace Road sponsor is announced the Foxes home will be called the "XXX County Ground, Grace Road". 

    Grace Road

    And in case you're worried, XXX isn't the name of the new sponsor - it's just marking where the new sponsor's name will go.

  11. Cockerill: Tigers need to show character after loss

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It wasn't a great start to 2016 for Leicester Tigers, as they were thumped 26-6 by Saracens at Allianz Park. 

    Lineout in Saracens v Leicester Tigers game

    Director of rugby Richard Cockerill has called on his players to "show character" as they head into next weekend's game against Northampton. 

    Captain Ed Slater could also be out for several weeks after picking up another knee injury. 

  12. Five-year naming rights deal for Grace Road

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire chief executive Wasim Khan has revealed the club has signed a five-year naming rights deal for Grace Road. 

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae with Leicestershire CEO Wasim Khan.
  13. Your comments: Big wheel could be set for return

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's been plenty of chatter about the Wheel of Light potentially returning to Leicester for a second stint later this year. 

    Rosie T Fox on Facebook writes: "Sell it on to another deluded city council".

    Seems like Rosie really liked having it here...   

  14. Flood closes Loughborough school

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Booth Wood Primary School in Loughborough will be closed tomorrow due to flooding. 

    Booth Wood Primary School

    Kids - start planning what your going to do with your unexpected day off. 

    Parents - go and approach your boss to ask for the time off...