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  1. Updates for Tuesday 12 January
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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 Local Live today but updates will start again at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Temperatures to tumble

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A few showers continuing into the evening and for the first half of the night but these will clear later. 

    The winds will ease and the skies will clear allowing the temperatures to tumble. 

    Lows of -2C (28F) in rural areas.


    Tomorrow will then start cold but bright with plenty of sunshine.

  3. Concern for Foxes bowlers

    BBC Sport

    Leicestershire wicket keeper, Niall O'Brien has admitted that the Foxes are a "little light" on their bowling front and that any injuries picked up could cause real problems.

    Niall O'Brien

    Despite this, O'Brien thinks that the current crop of bowlers at the club are a "potent attack".

    You can hear BBC Radio Leicester's full interview with O'Brien from 18:00.

  4. Budget cuts will involve 'creativity and imagination'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    In a few years time Leicester City Council will look very different according to its deputy leader Rory Palmer.

    He says they will spend the next two years reviewing their finances while using their reserve cash to stay afloat.

    Councillor Palmer said it's going to involve "a lot of creativity, imagination and working with local people" to work out where money can be saved.

  5. Gang targeted remote and difficult to access locations

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Det Insp Mick Dawes headed up the operation to find and convict the thieves.

    He said: “The gang targeted areas of the rail network which were remote and difficult to access without knowledge.

    “They travelled the country in what was a well-planned and organised operation."

    Railway line

    The gang includes six men, five from the same family.

  6. Evidence taken from men's homes

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The gang took signalling cable from three major rail improvement projects. They stripped it and sold the copper inside.

    Oakham is among the places targeted.

    Cable cutting tools seized

    Bolt coppers, disk cutters, grinders, hacksaws, cable sheathing and an off-road bike were seized from their homes by police as evidence.

  7. Railway cable thieves jailed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A story now that will infuriate most commuters.

    A gang that stole £1m worth of railway cable across Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire has been jailed.


    The gang were responsible for 35 thefts between February 2013 and December 2013.

  8. 'Nightmare' situation for city council

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City Council says it will spend all of its reserves to try to reduce the impact of government cuts on its services.

    But it says money will run out in two years' time. 


    Deputy City Mayor, Rory Palmer, says: "In a word, I would describe the situation we face as a nightmare.

    "The government cuts are continuing, they are becoming more intense.

    "Since 2010/11 we've taken £85m out of our budget. Over the next four years we're forecasting we're going to have to take another £55m out.

    "We're going to have to look very carefully at how the council spends its money across all its services."

  9. City council's huge budget gap

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier it was the county council, now it's Leicester City Council talking about its budget.

    City Hall

    The authority is predicting a budget gap of £55m by 2020.

    It claims its income from central government has already dropped by 37% since austerity measures began.

  10. Hamstring problem for O'Connor

    BBC Sport

    It's not just fly-half Owen Williams who will be out of the Leicester Tigers squad for the next few weeks.

    Brendon O'Connor

    Richard Cockerill has confirmed Brendon O'Connor suffered a hamstring problem in the weekend win over Northampton at the weekend, and will be out for between four and six weeks.

  11. Gritters ready for tonight's cold snap

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You know you're in for a cold night when the gritters are out. 

    Sara Blizzard will have an updated weather forecast for us later this afternoon.

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  12. 'Touching and fondling' not persistent, club argues

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News Online

    Police obtained the CCTV footage showing the "touching and fondling" during a visit to the club in December. 

    Legs and feet of a pole dancer

    A solicitor for KN Leisure argued the footage showed a "blip" rather than a persistent breach of regulations preventing physical contact, but licensing officer Bobby Smiljanic said he did not accept it was a one-off.  

  13. Angels staffing left 'much to be desired'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News Online

    There were also concerns about staffing at Angels, with the city council's licensing committee concluding it left "much to be desired". 

    The hearing was told that when council officials visited the club in October, the firm failed to provide details of the 19 dancers working there, and had no records on the premises.

    Woman's hands on a pole

    KN Leisure said the club had been burgled, and that it had since "thought more carefully" about storing documents.

    It later sent the details of 10 dancers but the committee was told information on the remaining nine had still not been received.

  14. Leicester strippers 'touched and fondled' public

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News Online

    Time's running out for the Angels Gentleman's Club in Leicester as the city council's refused to grant the owners a new licence. 

    Angels club in Leicester

    The main concerns for the licencing committee were that strippers and customers broke rules by "touching and fondling". 

    Owner KN Leisure Ltd has 21 days to decide whether to appeal the decision, and can continue to trade for now.   

  15. Hunt tells unions to return to negotiating table

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has spoken about the ongoing junior doctors' strike.

    He told the BBC the union, the British Medical Association (BMA) should talk to the government instead of carrying on with "unnecessary strikes".

    Jeremy Hunt

    He said: "The right thing to do is to sit round the table and talk to the government about how we improve patient safety and patient care, not these very unnecessary strikes."    

  16. Your comments: Junior doctors' strike


    Well it seems the junior doctors' strike is getting mixed opinions on our Facebook page.

    Junior doctors on strike

    Georgie Budding says: "Good luck to all the junior doctors striking around the country. I understand that it is inconvenient today for those with routine operations cancelled but it will be a lot more inconvenient in the long run when we lose good doctors due to the continual barrage of abuse."

    Sue Eames says: "No way do I support the doctors strike. They say it is about patients safety, rubbish, it is about money £36,000 a year not enough!!"

  17. Three objections trigger public inquiry

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Councillor Peter Osborne is the cabinet member for highways and transport, he says they received a number of comments for and against pedestrianisation during the consultation.

    Loughborough town centre

    He says: "Our decision was taken after looking at public and business feedback, but we have received three objections that mean a public inquiry could be triggered.

    "We will continue to work with the three objectors on possible solutions before a public inquiry."