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Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Leicestershire Local Live has now finished for the day.

    You can scroll down to view all of Monday's updates. The live page will start again tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Turning cold tonight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Showers continuing into the evening accompanied with some gusty winds. The showers will eventually clear away and the winds will ease off a touch overnight. 

    The skies will clear too by the end of the night. A colder night with a minimum of 1C (34F).


    A dry and bright start to tomorrow with some sunshine. The cloud will increase through the morning and there will be a few showers creeping back in through the afternoon but many will have a dry day. 

    The winds will be a touch lighter and temperatures will peak at 6C (43F).  

  3. No jobs at risk

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Trust and Interserve have agreed to end their contract on 30 April 2016. 

    There won't be any immediate redundancies because the NHS will keep on the existing staff as their own employees.

    This could change further down the line.

  4. Contract 'no longer appropriate for hospital needs'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Interserve signed a seven-year deal with hospitals across Leicestershire and Rutland in December 2012 worth £300m.

    Hospital cleaning

    In a statement, the Trust says: "The original contracts were designed over five years ago and though they have delivered the intended savings, it has become apparent that the contracts are no longer appropriate to the needs of the Trust today."  

  5. Hospital ends contract with cleaning and catering company

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Hospital bosses in Leicester have announced they're terminating their contract with the company Interserve who look after all their cleaning and catering services. 

    Leicester Royal Infirmary

    The announcement follows a row last summer over Interserve's services. 

    Managers at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust issued the firm with a formal warning in July because of concerns that wards were not being cleaned properly. It included reports of blood stains on corridors and bins not being emptied. 

    Interserve hit back, saying the criticism was inaccurate and unfair. They say since being appointed it's made huge savings for the NHS.

  6. Women's World Cup will 'promote Leicester on a global stage'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The East Midlands Chamber have congratulated Leicestershire on their winning bid to host matches in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup.

    Leicestershire County Cricket ground

    Chief Executive Scott Knowlessaid: “If the support shown for the Women’s Football World Cup, and England’s success in that competition last year, can be replicated by the Women’s Cricket World Cup then this is an opportunity for Derby and Leicester to promote themselves on a global stage.

    “It has the potential to bring large numbers of fans to both cities for the competition and they will spend money in Derby’s and Leicester’s many hotels, bars, pubs, restaurants and shops. It is up to those businesses to catch the ball as it comes their way.”

  7. Police appeal to find man caught on CCTV

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are asking for help in identifying this man after a door at the Highcross Shopping Centre was damaged

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  8. Foxes fan stands to win thousands from £5 bet

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A Leicester City fan who bet on the Foxes to win the Premier League this season is heading towards a £25,000 pay out.

    Leigh Herbert put a £5 bet on them winning at 5000/1 while on a camping holiday in August.

    Bookmakers William Hill are offering him £3,200 if he cashes in now but the 39-year-old says he's going to wait in the hope of winning the life-changing money.

  9. Riders winning streak sets new record

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Riders have set a new club record of nine straight road victories.

    They won 91-76 at Cheshire Phoenix at the weekend.

    Leicester Riders

    TrayVonn Wright, Tyler Bernardini and Neil Watson each contributed 19 points to the cause.  

  10. Man killed in fire named

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    More details now on that fatal house fire in South Croxton that I told you about earlier.

    The man killed was 91-year-old Frederick Draycott.

    It happened early on Saturday morning and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

  11. Mind games as Leicester widen the gap at the top

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini have said Leicester City are now favourites to win the title. 

    It's clear they're trying to take the heat off their players and pile it on the Foxes. The mind games are beginning. 

    The thing is, though, I can't see Claudio, or his players, succumbing to the pressure. 

    They've not been in this position before but they had pressure last season as they did the unthinkable and stayed up. 

    They won the Championship with some ease the season before. They know pressure. They can handle it.

  12. Ranieri keeping cool

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    There's a real sense of pride when walking around Leicester today. 

    It's almost tangible as Foxes fans become more and more excited about the prospect of what might become this season.

    Claudio Ranieri

    Claudio Ranieri, though, has always maintained a sense of calm and he's continued that in the aftermath of Saturday's win at the Etihad Stadium. 

    He says there's no pressure on his team - but now others are trying to put the pressure on them.

  13. Send us your photos of Gog

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Gog's owner, 69-year-old Monti Shortt, says her beloved pet is quite well known in Leicester City and people have taken photos of her in the past.

    She's asking anyone who's taken a photo recently to send it to us to help with the appeal. 

    Monti Shortt