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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 9 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. Weather: Rain easing overnight

    Remaining cloudy this evening and during the night with further outbreaks of rain which will gradually ease by dawn. 

    Temperatures should stay above freezing. Min 4C (39F).

  3. Sheep escorted through Mountsorrel

    Heather Burman

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    Now this isn't something you see every day. More than 60 sheep were escorted through Mountsorrel earlier over fears of rising water levels.

    Farmers said moving on foot was less stressful for the pregnant animals.

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    Video caption: Sheep escorted through Mountsorrel over flooding fears
  4. Men wanted over store robbery

    These images have been released of three men who are wanted over a robbery at a convenience store in Watergate Lane, Leicester in February.

    They threatened a member of staff before stealing a quantity of cash.

    Leicester robbery
  5. Inquiry will be biggest in history

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The inquiry into sex abuse allegations against Lord Janner, who was an MP in Leicester from 1970 until 1997, has heard he abused children for almost 30 years.

    He is alleged to have committed the offences between 1955 and 1988.

    This Goddard Inquiry will be the biggest in British history and the peer is one of 13 areas it will initially focus on.  

  6. Tigers injuries update

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Tigers are still without Tom Youngs who has a back injury and Jean de Villiers who is out with a knee injury.   

    Tom Youngs

    Fit to play against Wasps this weekend is Ayerza, Balmain, Tait and Smith.

  7. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Here's your final headlines for today:

  8. Melton Mowbray under water

    BBC Weather Watchers

    I don't think there will be much sport being played on this field in Melton Mowbray in the next few days.

    Thanks for Weather Watcher Bridget for the photo.

    Melton Mowbray
  9. Council asks people to avoid driving in floodwater

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Bob Holt, from Leicestershire County Council, says the number of roads closed around the county is in double figures, and continues to go up as they get more reports.

    He said the Market Harborough, Cosby and Broughton Astley areas were particularly bad following last night's heavy rainfall.

    He advised people to avoid driving through floodwater and report any incidents they come across. 

  10. Motorists rescued from stranded cars

    Jo Hornby

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leicester

    Fire crews have been dealing with incidents in Smeeton Westerby and Uppingham where motorists have been rescued from their stranded vehicles.

    At about 13:30 officers also rescued three "distressed" men from a car in Lutterworth Road, Walcote.

  11. Waters rising in Witherley too

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Witherley Parish councillor Brian Conway, has sent us in this photo of where he is. 

    He said the waters are rising on Riverside, which runs alongside the River Anker, and in Mythe Lane, Witherley which is a well-used cut-through.

    Witherley Parish
  12. Car park flooded several times

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    It's not the first time this car park in Market Harborough has been completely flooded, although this could be the worst it has been.

    One resident has told BBC Radio Leicester's Christian Hill the car park has been flooded several times in the last two years.

    Car park
  13. Inquiry to decide if there was a cover up

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    The hearing has heard Nigel O'Mara, founder of the East Midlands Survivors group, reported three allegations of child sex abuse about Lord Janner to the Home Office in the early 90s, but he didn't receive a reply.

    Soon after he was attacked and warned off his work, but police took no action and there was potential for a cover up.

    Nigel O'Mara

    This inquiry is working out whether abuse took place and if so, whether agencies failed in their duty to protect the victims.

  14. Foxes 'appreciate value of away support'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City chief executive Susan Whelan says the club welcomes the decision to cap away tickets at £30.

    She said: "The contribution of passionate away support to in-stadia atmospheres is among Premier League football's finest assets...and affordability is critical to maintaining it."

    Leicester City

    She added: "This initiative recognises and appreciates the value of that away support, to all clubs in the league."  

  15. Windows come down on submerged cars

    Christian Hill

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    The automatic windows on this car in the Welland Quarter car park have lowered themselves - a safety feature on a number of modern cars - which means some vehicle interiors are fully submerged.

    Market Harborough car park
  16. Away tickets to be capped

    BBC Sport

    Premier League teams, including Leicester City, have agreed to cap away tickets at £30 for the next three seasons. 

    The cap will come in next season.