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  1. Updates for Monday 15 February
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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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 at 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Clear, cold and frosty night across Leicestershire

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    A mostly clear night with a little scattered cloud.     

    BBC weather map

    Temperatures falling away to -2C (28F) – perhaps even cooler in rural spots. 

    Expect a widespread frost along with some patchy mist and fog in places.    

  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening in Leicestershire:

  4. Wasilewski: 'Self-criticism is the best way to motivate yourself'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City defender Marcin Wasilewski has taken to his Instagram account to reflect on yesterday's 2-1 defeat against Arsenal. 

    Marcin Wasilewski and Alexis Sanchez

    "Still very frustrated after yesterday's match, self-criticism is the best way to motivate yourself...." the Polish defender wrote.

    Deep Marcin, very deep. 

  5. Listen: Andrew McDonald on Foxes captaincy changes

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what Leicestershire's elite performance director Andrew McDonald has had to say about a change in the captaincy structure ahead of the new season. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Leicestershire Elite Performance Director, Andrew McDonald, speaking to Richard Rae.
  6. Fake monk given six-month curfew

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Damon Kelly's successful appeal means he has now been handed a six-month curfew between 15:00 and midnight. 

    Pink News article

    Initially Kelly was given a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order prohibiting him from delivering leaflets on religious, sexual or reproductive topics in England and Wales or from cold-calling.

    That order, and a £60 victim surcharge, were removed as part of the successful appeal. 

  7. Your photos: February across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It's been what I'd call a proper February day out there today - dry and sunny but freezing cold. 

    Caythorpe countryside

    This picture from Weather Watcher milliegeorge&me in Caythorpe I think perfectly captures what I'm trying to say. 

  8. Fake monk's return will promote 'homophobic rubbish'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Danny Lavery, from the Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre, said Damon Kelly's appeal could promote other homophobic abuse but admitted freedom of speech is important.

    "His letters and flyers were the usual homophobic rubbish," Mr Lavery said. 

    "His tone was harsh, warning people against LGBT people, how homosexuality is wrong, that homosexuals are into bestiality and are paedophiles." 

  9. Fake monk 'back in business'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A successful appeal to overturn a fake monk's ban on distributing anti-gay leaflets could encourage homophobic action, a support group has said.  

    Damon Kelly

    Damon Kelly was given a criminal behaviour order last year for harassing a lesbian couple in their home in Leicester.  

  10. EMAS chief executive leaving for 'family reasons'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    EMAS chairman Pauline Tagg has been speaking about Sue Noyes' decision to leave the service. 

    Ambulances parked up

    "Sue is a valued and respected member of the EMAS team and we will be sorry to see her leave," Ms Tagg said. 

    "She has made this decision for personal family reasons, and I know she has not made it lightly." 

  11. 'Cold' Selby advances at Welsh Open

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    World number one Mark Selbyis through to the second round of the Welsh Open with a 4-0 win over Duane Jones. 

    Mark Selby

    However, the Leicester cueman was critical of the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff claiming he couldn't get on a practice table and as such went out to play "cold". 

  12. Speedway: Patrick Hougaard returns to Leicester Lions

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester Lions have completed their line-up with the signing of former Danish Under-21 Champion Patrick Hougaard for a second spell with the club.

    Hougaard rode for the Lions in the early weeks of the 2014 campaign before electing to take time out of British speedway following a crash at Coventry which left him with a broken thumb.    

  13. Chief executive to leave ambulance service

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The chief executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service, Sue Noyes, will be leaving the service in June 2016.

    Sue Noyes

    EMAS management will be discussing in the next few weeks the future leadership arrangements for the service.

  14. Your photos: February across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    And the award for best headgear in Leicester this afternoon goes to...

    Native indian in Leicester
  15. Analysis: Mark Pettini named new Leicestershire one-day captain

    Richard Rae

    BBC Radio Leicester cricket correspondent

    An increasing number of counties are choosing to split the captaincy between first class and one day cricket, and while promotion from Division Two has to be the priority, I think it’s an indication of the importance Leicestershire are attaching to the one-day competitions this season. 

    In the last few months, overseas players Clint McKay and Umar Akmal have shown they’re right up there with the very best in the world in limited overs cricket, and Mark Pettini captained Essex to success in the Friends Provident Trophy in 2008.

    Leicestershire will also be hoping that by taking some of the pressure off Mark Cosgrove in the shorter forms of the game, the South Australian will rediscover the sort of form that has seen him take attacks apart in the past – last season he scored just 54 runs in five innings in the Royal London Cup, at an average of 10.80.  

    His T20 form was better, 299 runs in 12 innings, but the destructive left-hander should benefit from having only his batting to think about.

  16. McDonald: I'm looking for leadership throughout squad

    Richard Rae

    BBC Radio Leicester cricket correspondent

    Here's what what Leicestershire's elite performance director Andrew McDonald has had to say about the captaincy changes. 

    Andrew McDonald

    "We have completed our player recruitment for the 2016 season and have now put our leadership group in place," he said. 

    "Mark Cosgrove will continue to lead us in four day cricket and Mark Pettini will take the reins in one-day cricket. 

    "Paul Horton and Clint McKay will support them in their respective roles of vice captain but I am looking for leadership throughout the playing group."

  17. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening in Leicestershire this afternoon: