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  1. Updates for Thursday 14 January
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Friday

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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. Join us again tomorrow for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates. 

  2. Weather: Warnings of ice in place

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    There is a yellow warning of ice from tonight until 10:00 tomorrow.

    Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces so be aware of some difficult driving conditions especially on minor roads.


    Tonight any remaining showers will clear leaving a largely dry night with clear skies. 

    It is a very cold night with a widespread frost and the risk of some icy patches. Min 0C (32F).

  3. Croft: 'Tigers' party will not be spoiled'

    Leicester Tigers want to keep their European Champions Cup party rocking and rolling at Welford Road on Saturday and are not about to let winless Treviso in on the fun.  

    Tom Croft

    It could turn out to be a night to really celebrate.

    If Munster beat Stade Francais earlier in the day, Tigers can secure the top spot in their group and a home quarter-final with victory over the Italians.

    "We have to win and Treviso will be there to spoil the party," said flanker Tom Croft.

  4. Rickman a 'kind and wonderful man'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might have heard the sad news that actor Alan Rickman has died from cancer aged 69.

    He was known for his roles in films like Harry Potter, Die Hard and Love Actually. He also played an outrageous Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

    Alan Rickman

    Dr Heidi Ashton is from the University of Leicester and appeared in one of the actor's films in 2014.

    She says: "There's a lot of standing around when you're making a film and I remember one of the background artists, who was a bit older, was getting tired. 

    "She was told there was no way she could sit down and she'd have to continue standing and he insisted they got her a chair so she could rest."

  5. Gritters out in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The gritters are out again tonight, we must be in store for another cold one.

    We'll get a weather update from Sara Blizzard soon.

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  6. Mullipola in European squad

    BBC Sport

    Leicester Tigers have registered Logovii Mullipola for their European squad and he will be available to face Treviso. 

    The prop had been left out of the Champions Cup squad because of injury.

    Logovii Mullipola

    He'll replace Matias Aguero who has been de-registered.  

  7. Rutland soldiers heading to Nigeria

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Soldiers from Rutland are preparing to fly out to Africa, to help train local troops fight the extremist group Boko Haram.

    2nd battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment

    A detachment from the 2nd battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment will be helping their Nigerian counterparts.

  8. Airport runway incident: More pictures

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    More pictures have been sent to us showing the aftermath of the incident involving a light aircraft on East Midlands Airport's runway.    

    light aircraft problems

    The Cessna light aircraft brought the airport to a halt earlier today after it reported a problem with its landing gear shortly after landing on the runway.

  9. AAIB to probe runway incident

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The latest now on the light aircraft that had a problem with its landing gear at East Midlands Airport earlier.

    A spokeswoman for the airport has said details of the incident on the runway at about 12:10 will be sent to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

    airport on runway East MIdlands Airport

    Flights were suspended for two hours, affecting four flights.    

  10. Warm welcome for British troops

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It won't be the first time these troops have been to Nigeria.

    Corporal Tom Ward, from Rothley, was there for about eight weeks last time and they received a warm welcome.

    Nigerian soldier

    He said it's rewarding to pass on skills they've learnt from their time in Afghanistan, and to see the Nigerian soldiers improve.

  11. Loughborough's 'rich and world-wide reputation' won them hosting rights

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Clare Connor is ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket.

    She says Loughborough University won the right to host the Women’s Cricket Super League because they have a "rich and world-wide reputation for sporting excellence and innovation".

    Cricket bat and ball

    She said: "Our vision for the competition is to create an exciting, dynamic and high quality domestic women’s game in England.

    "Loughborough University and all five of the other confirmed hosts have passionately demonstrated that they share this aspiration."

  12. Women’s Cricket Super League coming to Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Another sporting event is coming to the county...

    Loughborough University will be one of six hosts for this summer's inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League.

    Loughborough University

    There were 28 organisations bidding to host the event over the last six months.

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today that Loughborough University had been successful.

  13. Patients with Norovirus should recover soon

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Dr David Jenkins is a microbiologist for Leicester’s hospitals and says the virus is highly contagious and can be picked up easily by ill and vulnerable people.  


    He said: "We currently have two wards affected (at the Royal Infirmary) and we have taken extra measures to contain it and prevent its spread wider across the hospital.

    “Norovirus can be a nasty experience for those affected but it is normally a short-lived, self-limiting infection from which people will usually recover within 12 to 48 hours."

  14. Patients in isolation with winter vomiting bug

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Something to think about if you're going to Leicester Royal Infirmary anytime soon. Two of their wards have been hit with the winter vomiting bug know as Norovirus. 

    Ten patients are showing symptoms are now in isolation.

    Leicester Royal Infirmary

    Staff are urging visitors to stay away if they have any symptoms to reduce the risk of spreading the bug.