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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 11 January
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 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 at 08:00 tomorrow morning. 

  2. Weather: Dry and cloudy night

    Kaye Forster

    East Midlands Today weather host

    It'll be mostly dry overnight but fairly cloudy.

    BBC weather grid

    Minimum temperatures of 1C (34F).

  3. Ranieri: Vardy 'getting better' and should play on Wednesday

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Claudio Ranieri has said striker Jamie Vardy is "getting better" and that he warmed up with the rest of the Foxes squad this morning. 

    Jamie Vardy

    The Italian also confirmed he thinks the 29-year-old will play against Tottenham on Wednesday night. 

  4. Competition could decide on prayer wall designer

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A competition may be launched in the summer to find a designer to come up with an idea for the prayer wall. 

    Bricks

    I however, will not be building it.

    I'm not the greatest at DIY. 

  5. Your comments: Leicester denied by penalty

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Plenty of you are still having your say on whether Spurs should have been given a penalty last night. 

    Paul Hicken on Facebook writes: "Never a penalty time to get the 4th official on the TV I would rather spend another 30 mins at the game than moaning about the ref all week".  

  6. Leicestershire wall to 'rival' The Angel of the North

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The prayer wall will hopefully be situated by a motorway somewhere in Leicestershire and be as iconic as The Angel of the North. 

    "I'm going to get Christians from all over the UK to buy a brick and tell us what prayer God has answered for them," said Richard Gamble, who is behind the project.

    "The idea is that people driving pass this iconic structure will be able to see that Jesus has answered a million prayers". 

  7. County council admits 500 jobs could be lost

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire County Council is warning that it may have to cut 500 jobs.

    Leicestershire County Council logo

    It says it needs to save £26m next year and £110m over the next 4 years.

  8. Inquest opens after death of a man from thrombosis

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    An inquest has heard how a man died at the Leicester Royal Infirmary after being discharged from the hospital a week earlier when he was treated for sepsis. 

    Mark Burgin, 48, died from thrombosis in January last year. 

    The inquest is expected to last for four days. 

  9. No new injury worries for Foxes second trip to Spurs

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Claudio Ranieri has also said Andrej Kramaric can leave the club during the transfer window. 

    The Italian has no new injury worries ahead of Wednesday's game against Tottenham.

  10. Leicestershire plan for million-brick prayer wall monument

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    How about this for a novel idea? 

    Richard Gamble

    A former Leicester City chaplain wants to create a million-brick prayer wall monument. 

    Once completed, it will be the size of 62 semi-detached houses. 

    That's a lot of cement too...

  11. Ranieri: Foxes January business 'finished'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Such is the life of of a Premier League manager, less than 24 hours after their last game and Claudio Ranieri is back to face the media. 

    Claudio Ranieri

    The Foxes face Tottenham (again) on Wednesday, but the Italian has also been speaking about the January transfer window. 

    "The transfer market is finished for us. 

    "Business is finished" he said.  

  12. 'We will rise from the ashes,' factory bosses promise

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Sarah Hill, one of the managers at Service Press, has been speaking to the BBC about how they plan to rebuild their business. 

    Sarah Hill

    "Obviously it's an absolutely awful and traumatic experience for everybody" she said. 

    "But we hope to come out of the other side and be a better business. 

    "We will rise from the ashes". 

  13. Your comments: Leicester denied by penalty

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Lots of you have been having your say on the penalty in last night's Tottenham vs. Leicester match. 

    Dawn Blythe writes on Facebook: "Unfortunately, his handball (or ball to hand) changed the direction of the ballot that moment and the ref would see it affected play, so would give a penalty ... very harsh though. 

    "Hopefully Leicester will do the business on the replay". 

  14. Cockerill: 'World class' Pietersen has lots to offer

    Richard Cockerill has been speaking about bringing winger JP Pietersen to Welford Road for next season. 

    JP Pietersen scores against Samoa
    Quote Message: We have been looking to add world-class quality throughout the squad and JP is certainly in that class. He has played at the very highest levels of the game for a long time but he still has a lot to offer and is keen to experience club rugby in Europe. JP is a world-class finisher and offers a threat in the wide channels. We have a strong group of players in the backline already here and with JP and Matt Toomua coming in for next season we are adding to that strength." from Richard Cockerill Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby
    Richard CockerillLeicester Tigers Director of Rugby
  15. Belgrave fire-hit factory to 'rebuild' business

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Do you remember the factory fire that emergency services described as "one of the biggest" seen in Leicester?

    Remains of a burnt out factory

    Well two weeks on from the devastating blaze at Service Press in Belgrave, the owners have vowed to rebuild their business. 

    Close up of bricks and rubble