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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 11 March 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 at 08:00 on Monday morning. 

    For updates on the water problems in the north of the region, keep an eye on the BBC Leicester Facebook page. 

  2. Weather: Dry but foggy night across Leicestershire

    Anna Church

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    It'll remain dry this evening and overnight with light winds and some clear spells.

    BBC weather grid

    Fog is expected to form and has the potential to be dense with poor visibility for some particularly to the east. Lows of 3C (37F).

  3. Yellow warning for fog across region

    Anna Church

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    Before I get to the main forecast I need to let you know about a yellow warning for fog across Leicestershire and Rutland. 

    Not everywhere will see fog but where it does form, visibility will fall below 100m in places.

    It's in place from 00:05-10:00 on Saturday morning. 

  4. Foxes' opener v West Brom given as an own goal

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Just a bit of housekeeping to tidy up from the Dubious Goals Panel. 

    Danny Drinkwater

    Leicester City's first goal against West Brom in their recent 2-2 draw has been credited as a Jonas Olsson own goal, not Danny Drinkwater. 

  5. Water company 'were able to rule out LE65'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Jonathan Smith from Severn Trent Water has been telling BBC Radio Leicester how it was able to rule out properties in the LE65 area being affected. 

    "We've broken down where has been fed and to the best of our knowledge LE65 has not been affected" he said. 

    "We got the maps out and it showed there are no homes or businesses that are likely to be fed from the source where we have a problem."

  6. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening in Leicestershire: 

  7. Your comments: Water problems in north Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    This afternoon's water problem has been the talk of the BBC Leicester Facebook page. 

    Bath

    Greg Topliss writes: "I've been drinking a drink all day from my water at home and I had a shower this morning, but I feel normal."  

  8. Foxes duo in World t20 action

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Good luck to Leicestershire duo Niall and Kevin O'Brien who are in action for Ireland against Bangladesh at the World t20 in India. 

    Niall and Kevin O'Brien

    It's win or bust for the Irish this afternoon. 

    Follow their progress here.

  9. Castle Donington Reservoir at centre of problems

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The problematic reservoir in question for Severn Trent Water is at Castle Donington.

    water coming out of a tap

    And did you wonder why there's even chlorine in your water? 

    Well wonder no more - it's used in the filtration process to make the water clean enough for drinking.

  10. Water company 'doesn't know' when problem will be resolved

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Severn Trent Water have said it doesn't know how long it will be before they have resolved the problem. 

    It is a case of flushing the chlorine out of the pipe system. 

  11. Your comments: Water issues in north Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's still plenty of chatter online about the water problems. 

    Nicola Stephens on Facebook writes: "This must cover a huge area! If it is this bad, why are they relying on radio and social media to relay the information?" 

  12. LE65 no longer affected by water problem

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Properties in LE65 are no longer affected by this water problem, according to Severn Trent Water. 

    The areas still affected are DE11, DE65, DE73. 

  13. School to remain open despite water problems

    Giles Taylor

    BBC Radio Leicester reporter

    I've just spoken to Ivanhoe College in Ashby about the water problems Severn Trent have told us about. 

    They’ve only just found out themselves.

    The school will remain open, as there is only one lesson left in the day, but they have shut off the mains water, and are providing bottled water to students if they need it.

  14. Your comments: Water problems in LE65

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's been plenty of chatter on the BBC Leicester Facebook page about the water problems in the north of the region. 

    Nicola Jane Wood writes: "I made my kids and myself drinks this morning and showered my daughter - surely they could have emailed people who checks their website before showering or getting a drink!"