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  1. Updates for 5 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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 on Monday morning at 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Wet night across Leicestershire

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading southwards during the evening and overnight.

    BBC weather map

    The rain will become heavy towards dawn and there will be a strengthening southwesterly wind.

    Minimum temperatures of 6C (43F).

  3. Ranieri unbeaten against Man City in Premier League

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    How about this for a positive omen ahead of tomorrow lunchtime? 

    Claudio Ranieri

    Claudio Ranieri is unbeaten in all seven Premier League matches he has played against Man City. 

    Six wins and a draw. 

  4. Council not 'totally sure' of government funding

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Blaby District Council leader Terry Richardson says the delay to the funding deal announcement is also affecting his authority.

    Pound coins

    "We wouldn't expect it to be too different to the figures we've already been given," he said. 

    "But until we actually receive confirmation of that figure we won't be totally sure."

  5. Government delay affecting council budget decisions

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leading members of Leicestershire County Council are having to postpone discussions about next year's budget because of a delay in getting information from central government.

    Leicestershire County Council sign

    Budget details were due yesterday for all local authorities but no new date for the information's release has been given by the Department for Communities and Local Government.  

  6. Diamond: We need a plan to turn over 'unbeatable' Tigers

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has been speaking about how his side will have to raise their game to beat Leicester Tigers tomorrow.

    Steve Diamond

    "They (Leicester) know they're unbeatable at home most times, so sides have to go and play out of their skins to win" Diamond said. 

    "If we go and turn up and Leicester turn up, they will just win. We need to go and play and do what we've been doing and pick a plan that can beat them hopefully."

  7. In e-fits of laughter: Farcical faces from the police

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I'd like to draw your attention to this feature about farcical police e-fits. 

    Voldemort and Karl Pilkington

    This effort from Leicestershire Police had people comparing the e-fit to Voldemort from the Harry Potter movies. 

    Although, as someone on the BBC Leicester Facebook page suggested, Karl Pilkington is also a pretty good shout too. 

  8. CQC publishes report on region's out of hours care

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you want to read the full report following the inspection of out of hours care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland then here it is. 

    It is 23 pages, so if you have already had your lunch break, you might have to save it until after work. 

  9. Pellegrini: City could lose to Foxes

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Interesting to note in those quotes that Manuel Pellegrini has contemplated losing tomorrow. 

    You're not throwing in the towel already, Manuel? 

  10. Pellegrini: Foxes test 'not decisive' to title bid

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been speaking to the media ahead of their game against Leicester City tomorrow lunchtime. 

    Manuel Pellegrini

    “It’s not the biggest game of the season so far - we can win or lose this game and the Premier League will not end here," said Pellegrini.

    "We have 39 more points to fight for. You cannot think you’re champion if you win and if you lose, there are lots more points.

    “It’s a good game, a big game but not decisive.”

  11. Your photos: February across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thank you to BBC Weather Watcher Billie's View for sending in the picture of Market Harborough. 

    Market Harborough

    It looks particularly peaceful. 

  12. Dad's Army stars expecting Foxes to lose

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Actors Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays reckon Leicester City are heading for defeat against Manchester City this weekend. 

    See their Premier League predictions here.

    Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays
  13. Area needs free school, vice principle says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Beauchamp College's vice principle Jenny Piper Gale has been speaking about its new free school. 

    "We believe there are enough people in the area, we believe there is a need for this and we did a lot of research before we put this bid in," she said.

    The school will specialise in science, technology and maths. 

  14. Listen: Jeremy Vine reads his letter to Foxes fans

    Video content

    Video caption: Chelsea season ticket holder, Jeremy Vine wants Leicester City to win the Premier League.
  15. Leicester duo lose in Germany

    BBC Sport

    There's not going to be a local winner in the latest event on the snooker tour.

    Mark Selby

    Mark Selby and Ben Woollaston have both bowed out of the German Masters at the second round stage.  

    Former world champion Selby lost 5-3 to Scotland's Graeme Dott, while Woollaston - who saw off Shaun Murphy in the first round - was beaten 5-0 by Martin Gould.