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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 01 March
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Leicester Local Live have now finished for the day. They will start again on Wednesday from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Rain sleet and snow

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A band of showers containing rain sleet and snow will move eastwards this evening and overnight. Ice on untreated surfaces.

    A minimum temperature of 1C (34F).

    Weather

    Very unsettled on Wednesday with showers and occasional sunny intervals. 

    Showers will be locally heavy, containing rain, sleet and snow. Feeling cold with brisk or strong winds.

    A maximum temperature of 6C (43F).

  3. New Facebook reaction buttons

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    With a lot of help from the "proper Leicestershireians" in the office I've put this together for Facebook.

    Feel free to send me your thoughts.

    Facebook reactions
  4. Football commentary tonight

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you can't be at King Power Stadium this evening to watch Leicester City play West Brom then BBC Radio Leicester will have commentary on 104.9FM and also on DAB from 19:00.

    King Power Stadium
  5. Leicester City: Getting ready for kick-off

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    Maybe it's just me but the nerves ahead of each game seem to be stepping up a notch in the last few days.

    The Foxes are favourites for this clash against West Brom but every team wants to be the one to knock City off their perch.

    The spirit, quality and atmosphere is turned up to 11.

    Here we go again...... #ThisIsHappening

    King Power Stadium
  6. Father angry at Staffordshire Hospital review

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The dad of John Moore-Robinson has called the review "a waste of time and money".

    Janet and Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson says: "There were three individual panels and it included two police forces, health and safety, GMC, NMC, all the regulatory bodies it must have cost an absolute fortune, which could have been better spent on front-line services.

    "It's not turned up anything new, I question it's validity I really do."

  7. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • A Leicestershire father said a review into hundreds of deaths at Stafford hospital was like "pouring salt on an open wound"
    • Just one patient is now being treated for swine flu at the Leicester Royal Infirmary
    • Leicester City are two points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of tonight's visit from West Brom
  8. No prosecutions over Stafford Hospital deaths

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We all remember the scandal at Stafford hospital right? Well, police say no individuals will be prosecuted.

    Staffordshire Police led a three-year investigation looking at over 200 patients deaths between 2005 and 2009, including a man from Leicestershire.

    John Moore-Robinson'

    Doctors misdiagnosed John Moore-Robinson's ruptured spleen for bruised ribs after a biking accident in 2006.

    He died hours after being sent home to Coalville. 

    The police's inquiry found there was "insufficient evidence" to charge any managers or medical staff.

  9. School places: More than a hundred children didn't get offer

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Gurjit Singh Bahra is head of admissions for Leicestershire and says 95% of children in the county got their first choice school.

    He says: "To be honest there's only about 110 children that didn't get an offer and that's likely to be because they only put one school down and it's the most popular school and it's out of catchment, so they didn't secure it but in all likelihood there'll be other schools in the local area that we can offer them."

  10. Disused goods shed could become a tourist attraction

    Hinckley Times

    An engine shed near Market Bosworth’s preserved Battlefield Line could be converted into a visitor centre for the Shackerstone to Shenton steam railway.  

    A train on the Battlefield Line
  11. Police crackdown on burglaries in Loughborough

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Seventeen people have been arrested in connection with burglary offences in Loughborough over the last six weeks.

    Eight people have been charged.

    Police say there was a particular problem with burglary in the town, especially at multi-occupancy houses. At its worst, there were two burglaries a day on average. 

    That has now dropped to one every other day and no offences have been reported at all in the last nine days, police said.

  12. Tunisia attack inquest postponed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The inquests into the deaths of 30 British people killed on a beach in Tunisia last year has been pushed back to next year.

    Two of those killed in the terrorist attack were Ray and Angela Fisher from Leicester.

    Ray and Angela Fisher

    A judge has today admitted there is an "enormous amount" of work to do ahead of the hearings and has apologised to all of the families. 

    The Met Police has received 750,000 files from 40 computers and mobile phones seized by Tunisian investigators. 

  13. Pearce thanks Tigers for Premiership opportunity

    BBC Sport

    Laurence Pearce says he delighted to be moving north to play for Sharks.

    He said: "I would like to thank Leicester Tigers for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premiership and also the fans, who have been great to me since I joined from Rotherham."

    Laurence Pearce
  14. One cancer patient left with swine flu

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An update now on the swine flu outbreak on a cancer ward at Leicester Royal Infirmary...

    Of the 14 diagnosed last month, just one patient remains in isolation at the hospital.

    Leicester Royal Infirmary
  15. Ranieri plays down Foxes' title chances

    BBC Leicester Sport

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    Video caption: Tottenham favourite for title - Claudio Ranieri

    Here's Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri playing down his side's title chances despite their position at the top of the Premier League.

  16. New school for Leicester?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    In the city, one in seven children didn't get their first choice secondary place. 

    The council is now talking about potentially building a new secondary school.

    Sarah Russell, assistant mayor responsible for children and young people's services, says: "The first priority is working with our existing schools to see which ones can expand, doing detailed site surveys with them because it's not as straight forward as it is with a primary school."

  17. Police dispute claims force is 'spread too thinly'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    More now on those concerns about police response times.

    A Liberal Democrat county councillor believes reducing the number of local policing units has had a serious impact and the force is now spread too thinly.

    Leicestershire policeman

    But Leicestershire's chief constable, Simon Cole, disagrees.

    He says: "Our viability has increased, our response times, particularly to Market Harborough... are really pretty good.

    "I'm fascinated in where this story's come from because what we're seeing is public confidence is well into 80%."

  18. Rise in school applications

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It's that nerve-wracking day when parents and children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland find out if they've got a place at their first choice secondary school. 

    The city council has seen a rise in applications to almost 4,000 while the county council had almost 6,000.