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  1. Updates for Monday 14 March 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Leicestershire Local Live have now finished for the day. They will start again tomorrow at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Staying dry but with cloudy skies

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry and clear for the rest of the day and into the early part of the evening. 

    The cloud will increase overnight and it will turn fairly misty too but it will stay dry. Lows of 3C (37F).


    It'll be a cloudy and murky start for some tomorrow with some mist in places. 

    In general there will be cloudier skies and it will be breezier too. Temperatures will peak at 9C (48F).

  3. MP drives train through Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has had a fun day out.

    She's been visiting the Great Central Railway as part of English Tourism Week and was even allowed to drive the train from Loughborough to Quorn.

    Nicky Morgan at the Great Central Railway

    The Great Central Railway attracts 138,000 visitors per year and is the only double track main line heritage railway in the country.

  4. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  5. Monday blues for Ranieri

    BBC Leicester Sport

    It does feel a bit strange that Leicester City are playing tonight, on a Monday.

    Claudio Ranieri has admitted he's not particularly pleased about it.

    Claudio Ranieri

    He says he prefers to play on a Saturday or Sunday because Monday is too long to wait.

  6. EU referendum: What does Tigers prop think?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Also among the guests voting at Peter's Pizzeria was Leicester Tigers Italian prop Michele Rizzo.

    He says he wants to the UK to stay in Europe.

    Michele Rizzo

    He says "together we're stronger".

  7. EU referendum: Better to stay in?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Others felt differently...

    One man told the BBC he'll vote to stay because he thinks it will be better for the economy.

    Peter's Pizzeria

    Someone else said they had been undecided but they don't think Britain should be isolated from the rest of Europe.  

  8. EU referendum: How will you vote?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's less than 100 days to go until the referendum on our membership of the European Union and the BBC have been in Leicester asking people how they're going to vote.

    Our reporter John Hess went to Peter's Pizzeria where there was an Italian themed bingo night.

    Italian themed bingo night at Peter's Pizzeria

    The people there had mixed views.

    One woman said she wanted out because with all the latest government demands, it wouldn't be like we were properly in the EU anyway. She said it need to be all or nothing.

  9. Estate agents fined for flytipping

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A Leicester estate agents has been fined £600 after rubbish from a property it managed was dumped in a farmer's field in Sileby. 

    Keywest Estate Agents, based on Hinckley Road, were in court earlier this month where they were told to pay more than £1,000, including the court costs.

    Keywest Estate Agents

    The business admitted they failed to check that the individuals removing the waste had an Environment Agency licence to do the work.

  10. Tigers staying positive

    BBC Leicester Sport

    After dropping out of the play-off position at the weekend, Leicester Tigers centre Matt Smith says they need to win all of their six remaining games.

    Matt Smith

    Smith says: "We need to win pretty much all our games now, we know we can.

    "We've got Saracens next week, it's a massive game for us and if we come unstuck we really will be up against it but the boys are staying positive."

  11. Watch: Water warning customers to get payout

    Severn Trent says it will be contacting customers over the next few days to let them know how much compensation they will receive for disruption over the weekend.

    The firm's Sarah Bentley said most households would receive a payout of about £50.

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    Video caption: Severn Trent's Sarah Bentley says most households will get about £50
  12. Lineker: Foxes close to 'sporting immortality'

    BBC Sport

    Former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker says his old club "are on the edge of sporting immortality".

    Jamie Vardy and Claudio Ranieri

    The Foxes, fighting relegation last year, can go five points clear at the top of the Premier League if they win their game in hand against Newcastle United this evening.  

  13. Study links sitting down to diabetes

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Are you sitting down... this might get you moving.

    Academics at Loughborough University say sitting for too long can lead to health issues like diabetes

    bus driver

    They carried out a study on bus drivers, who often sit for up to 12 hours a day, and found links between their sedentary behaviour and increased health concerns.

  14. Wanted: Budget opinions

    BBC News England

    Fancy getting involved with an exciting BBC News project for Wednesday's budget? Email your name, age and Twitter handle to

    George Osborne
  15. Cricket: 'Powerful' Rossouw welcomed by Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire have recruited South African batsman Riley Rossouw.

    Riley Rossouw

    Elite performance director Andy McDonald said: "Rilee is a powerful batsman and having another left-hander in our batting line-up will be useful.

    "He will be a fantastic addition, in terms of talent and temperament."

  16. Josh set for night to remember

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    11-year-old Josh from Nottinghamshire has a rare blood disorder called Evans Syndrome. 

    It's a life-threatening autoimmune disorder affecting only about five people in the UK. It attacks his own blood cells, causing his blood not to clot. 

    Josh with his family

    Josh is a keen footballer but since his diagnosis it's too dangerous for him to play sport.

    But tonight, thanks to BBC Radio Leicester, Josh is going to be fulfilling one of his bucket list items by going to watch Leicester v Newcastle.   

    Enjoy your night, Josh. 

  17. Your photos: Warmth brings out bugs

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    As much as I'm looking forward to the spring and summer, this photo, taken in Empingham, reminds me of the downside to warm weather - insects.

    Bee feeding on Grape Hyacinths in Rutland

    It was uploaded to our BBC Weather Watchers page by Andy's Rutland over the weekend.

  18. Ranieri rejects favourites tag

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Ahead of tonight's match, Claudio Ranieri says the Foxes' next target is to secure a place in the Europa League. 

    Ranieri still maintains "others" are favourite to win the title.

    Claudio Ranieri with Robert Huth
  19. Tonight's football coverage

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    For all you Leicester City fans, BBC Radio Leicester will be covering the match against Newcastle tonight.

    You can get the pre-match coverage on FM and online from 18:00 but from 19:00 coverage will be on FM only.

    Tonight's football coverage