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  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 January
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 07:00 Thursday

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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 morning from 07:00. 

    We're with you an hour earlier just in case there is a flurry of snow overnight. 

  2. Weather: Snow possible tonight on higher ground

    Anna Church

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    Showers will push east through this evening and overnight.

    BBC weather grid

    Turning wintry for some with a mix of rain, sleet and wet snow. 

    Snow most likely above 300m. It’s a cold night with a frost in places. 

    Minimum temperatures of 2C (36F).

  3. Steel settles on Olympic distance

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Former European Cross Country champion Gemma Steel has decided to focus on the 10,000m rather than the marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Gemma Steel

    The Leicestershire athlete, 30, who is the third fastest British woman in history over 10K, is yet to compete at an Olympic or Commonwealth Games. 

    "I'd like to think that the 10,000m on the track would be an attainable and realistic target," said Steel who, finished third in Saturday's Great Edinburgh Cross Country.

  4. Foxes meet Spurs three times in 10 days

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The Foxes play Spurs in Part III of this January trilogy next Wednesday night at the King Power. 

    It's all getting a bit like Star Wars isn't it? 

  5. Ranieri unbeaten against Spurs in Premier League

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's also the small matter of Tottenham vs. Leicester Part II tonight. 

    Claudio Ranieri

    Looking for a positive omen? 

    Claudio Ranieri is unbeaten in all nine Premier League matches he's been involved in against Spurs. 

    Six wins and three draws. Impressive. 

  6. Foxes fourth round tie switched for TV

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City fans - another change to your diary...possibly. 

    Should you beat Tottenham in next week's FA Cup third round replay, your fourth round game against Colchester will be on TV. 

    It kicks-off at 12:45 on Saturday 30 January and will be shown on BT Sport. 

  7. Bridgen: There could be a 'legal challenge' over freight hub

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a little bit more of what Andrew Bridgen has had to say about this massive new freight hub planned for near the M1. 

    Cars on a bridge on the M1

    He said: "There could be a legal challenge to the decision.

    "So, I think there has to be a certain amount of time for that to happen and I'll need to liaise with the potential developers to go and get on with it as soon as that's settled. 

    "They've got to have some tenants to anchor the site so they can get started."

  8. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening in Leicestershire: 

  9. Bridgen: Freight hub will bring M1 improvements

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Andrew Bridgen
    Quote Message: It's a very large infrastructure project. It is £350-400m worth of private sector investment, it will also mean improvements to junctions on the M1. It's potentially going to be up to 7,000 jobs as well over the next few years." from Andrew Bridgen North West Leicestershire MP (Con)
    Andrew BridgenNorth West Leicestershire MP (Con)
  10. Freight hub can be 'a fulcrum for economic growth'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has welcomed news about this freight hub being given the go-ahead near the M1. 

    Chris Hobson, the chamber's director of policy, said: “The area between Derby, Nottingham and Leicester is a real sweet spot for infrastructure development, with the potential to become a fulcrum for economic growth in years ahead." 

  11. County council to look at access to Snibston pit head

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's the so-called "ancient monument" as alluded to by the Friends of Snibston this morning. 

    Pit head

    It's allegedly "on a par" with Stonehenge in terms of importance. 


  12. Three Tigers included in 'new look' England squad

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A mixture of delight and disappointment in the Youngs household then. 

    Ben Youngs

    Brother Ben is included as one of two scrum halves alongside Danny Care. 

    Dan Cole and Manu Tuilagi are also included. 

    Tuilagi won't however be considered for England's first game against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday 6 February.

  13. Analysis: Tom Youngs left out of England squad

    Martin Ballard

    BBC Radio Leicester sport

    We were expecting a new era and a few casualties, but Tom Youngs wasn't one of those we were expecting to be left out. 

    Tom Youngs

    It's a shock to me. I guess you could say Luke Cowan Dickie's inclusion though is testament to Exeter's good start to the season and their league position. 

  14. Tom Youngs dropped by England

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Big call from Eddie Jones. 

    He's left Tom Youngs out of his first England squad for the Six Nations.