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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 23 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Leicestershire's Local Live page have now finished for the day.

    They will start again at 08:00 on Thursday.

  2. Weather: Chance of drizzle tonight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Remaining dry and cloudy to end the day. There will be some clear spells overnight but temperatures should stay above freezing. A few spots of drizzle possible. Min 5C (41f).

    Weather

    All change on Thursday, the morning will be dry but increasingly cloudy and breezy.

  3. Drinkwater: 'One of the best years of my life'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City midfielder, Danny Drinkwater says if City were to win the Premier League it would be the best year of his life.

    He was speaking from his first press conference as an England international.

    Danny Drinkwater

    He said: "If it does happen, as far as football seasons go then it's mad, it's special and personally it would probably be one of the best years of my life."

  4. Airline update on Brussels flights

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Looks like tomorrow's flights between East Midlands Airport and Brussels will also be cancelled...

    View more on twitter
  5. Children celebrate Holi in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    About 300 children have been celebrating Holi at Krishna Avanti Primary School in Leicester.

    It's often known as the "festival of colour" and celebrates the arrival of spring...

    Video content

    Video caption: Children at Krishna Avanti school throwing paint for Holi
  6. Police divers search again for missing Josh

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Specialist divers have been searching the water near Sawley Marina again today looking for missing Josh Cotton.

    It's been nearly two weeks since the 22-year-old was last seen.

    Josh Cotton poster

    Det Insp Matt Ditcher says they have had calls with information about Josh’s whereabouts but they still need the public’s help to find him.

  7. Sunloch green plaque unveiled

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here it is, Leicestershire's newest green plaque...

    Green plaque for Sunloch

    The plaque is to commemorate a Grand National-winning racehorse that was once stabled at Gainsborough House in Loughborough.

  8. Your photos: Bradgate Park

    Facebook

    On our Facebook page you've been sharing some of your photos of Bradgate Park.

    It's because the local rotary club is making a 2017 calendar for the park and has asked for your entries.

    Deer at Bradgate Park

    This great photo was taken by Lisa Clough.

  9. Rejection made Foxes 'a stronger squad'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City's midfielder Andy King reckons the fact a number of the squad have faced adversity will help them in the title run.

    Andy King

    He said: "Pretty much the whole squad's probably been released or rejected from a bigger club but that doesn't mean we're not good players and maybe it's made up stronger characters.

    "We've dealt with disappointment on a number of occasions but one thing you can't say about us is that we don't fight back and we don't always give it our all."

  10. Council on fining Biffa for late collection

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City Council has also sent us a comment on its decision to fine Biffa £22,000 for late recycling collections after Christmas...

    Recycling in Leicester
    Quote Message: “Biffa are contracted to provide sufficient resources to collect Leicester’s refuse and recycling and are required to do this on the agreed collection day. Unfortunately, on this occasion collections for some parts of the city were delayed by several days. This resulted in Biffa being issued with a service failure notice under the terms of our contract. For the vast majority of time, Biffa provide a good and reliable service to the residents of Leicester, including the popular orange bag and garden waste schemes.” from Leicester City Council Spokesperson
    Leicester City CouncilSpokesperson
  11. Leicester: The Impossible Team

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Don't miss this on BBC 5 live this evening, it's all about Leicester City's rise from the bottom of the Premier League to the top.

    The 90 minute programme kicks off at 19:30. Here's a trailer...

    Video content

    Video caption: Leicester City: How the Foxes became 'The Impossible Team'
  12. Gary Lineker models sports-casual fashion line

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    Check out these pics of Gary Lineker rocking some very fashionable England tops in 1986.

    Gary Lineker modelling England tops

    It features in a fascinating BBC Sport feature about that year's ill-fated Full Members Cup.

  13. Lithotripsy machine explained

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The lithotripsy machine works by sending shock waves from outside the body to target kidney stones, breaking them up into small fragments. 

    The complete treatment takes about 45 to 60 minutes.

    Dhaval Bodiwala, the hospital's consultant urological surgeon, said: “The availability of the machine and the hard work of the dedicated staff has been the real key to the improvements in our service. 

    "The lithotripsy machine required the formation of a new team including appropriately trained nursing staff and radiographers, who help locate the stone and administer the treatment for each patient."

  14. How new lithotripsy machine helps patients

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Katie Greaves, from Rutland, was offered the chance to use the lithotripsy machine after being diagnosed with kidney stones.

    Katie Greaves

    She says:“It was the least invasive option for me. I had three sessions with the lithotripsy machine to pulverise the kidney stones on my right hand side. 

    "It wasn’t difficult to tolerate and after the first session I decided not to have any sedation the next time I used the machine. 

    "This meant I was more able during the rest of the day, which certainly helps when you have children."

  15. New machine cuts waiting time for kidney stones patients

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A new machine at Leicester General Hospital has "revolutionised" the treatment of kidney stones according to NHS bosses.

    Lithotripsy machine

    The lithotripsy machine has cut the waiting time for treatment from six months to six weeks.

  16. Outhouse fire in Brascote

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The fire service has tweeted this photo of the aftermath of an fire in Brascote. It's thought to have been an accident.

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  17. Cockerill not resting players for Sale game

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Richard Cockerill has been speaking about his squad ahead of Leicester Tigers' game against Sale on Sunday.

    He says Matthew Tait is fit and available to play. 

    All the England players are also in the mix to play now the Six Nations has finished. Cockerill says nobody is being rested.

    Richard Cockerill

    There is concern though for Mike Williams who may have re-broken or fractured his arm.

  18. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • Biffa is being fined £22,000 by the city council for late Christmas collections
    • A green plaque for a Leicestershire racehorse is bring unveiled in Loughborough
    • Richard Cockerill wont be resting any England players for Sunday's game against Sale