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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 29 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Our live coverage across the day has now ended but will return tomorrow at 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Rain across region tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A band of rain, which will be heavy at times, will move northeastwards early this evening – potentially causing some tricky driving conditions during the evening rush hour.

    BBC weather grid

    Later there’ll be variable amounts of cloud with isolated showers. Lows of 3C (37F).  

  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  4. Proctor: Paedophile probe 'ruined my life'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A former private secretary to the Duke of Rutland, cleared of being part of an alleged VIP Westminster paedophile ring, says the Metropolitan Police's inquiry "irreparably ruined my life".

    Harvey Proctor

    Harvey Proctor, 69, had his home raided and was questioned as part of Operation Midland, which closed last week with no charges brought.  

  5. Okazaki brings up century of appearances for Japan

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Shinji was also presented with a rather impressive bunch of flowers. 

    Shinji Okazaki presented with flowers

    I wonder if they'll make it back to Leicester in one piece? 

  6. Okazaki earns 100th Japan cap against Syria

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Congratulations to Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki who has won his 100th cap for Japan today. 

    Shinji Okazaki

    The Samurai Blue beat Syria 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier.   

  7. 'No injuries' to staff or inmates after prison fires

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what the Ministry of Justice has had to say about those fires at Gartree Prison.

    Prison guard

    "Staff at HMP Gartree quickly responded to extinguish two very small cell fires over the weekend," a Prison Service spokesperson said. 

    "No staff or prisoners were injured, there was no damage to either cell, and there was no wider disruption to the establishment."

  8. We've got to make city 'attractive' to new GPs, deputy mayor says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Deputy City Mayor Rory Palmer has said it is important new GPs are aware what Leicester can offer them. 

    "We're a city on the national and international map," he said. 

    "We've got a housing market that compared to other parts of the country is within reach, we've got schools that are improving and we've got great transport links.

    "We've got to package all that up, so we can sell all that to newly qualified doctors." 

  9. GPs need to be 'sold' on Leicester

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Health managers in Leicester have admitted they need to do more to "sell the city" in a bid to attract new GPs. 

    GP surgery

    Several surgeries have recently closed in the area, as existing doctors retire or leave with no-one wanting to take their place. 

  10. Listen: Craig Shakespeare on Pearson and Ranieri

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a fascinating insight into Leicester City's season for you to enjoy...

    Video content

    Video caption: Craig Shakespeare on Nigel Pearson, Claudio Ranieri and success at Leicester City.
  11. Two arrested on suspicion of murder after De Montfort House death

    Kalpana Patel

    BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Leicester. 

    The 24 year old was found by officers this morning at De Montfort House on Oxford Street. 

    A post-mortem examination has yet to take place.

  12. Leicester City scarf for Richard III?

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester sport

    Would it be 1. Appropriate 2. Allowed 3. Possible - to get a Leicester City scarf on King Richard III?  

    Richard III statue
  13. Your photos: March across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Daffodils have been springing up all across the county as we make our way into spring. 

    Daffodils in Wigston Magna

    Here's a number of them in Wigston Magna. 

  14. Your photos: March across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Looks like the ducks and swans enjoyed their bank holiday Monday in Melton Mowbray. 

    Ducks and swans in Melton Mowbray

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Ruby's Dad for the pic. 

  15. Pub attack victim 'loving and devoted husband'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The judge paid tribute to Steven McKinnon after sentencing three men for his manslaughter.

    The Durham Ox

    He said: “His death was a tragic loss to the community around him. That loss is of course nothing compared to the loss to his family.

    “He was a loving and devoted husband, brother and father. The void left in his family can never be filled. Nothing this court can do will turn back time or bring him back."