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  1. Updates for Wednesday 30 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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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 on Thursday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Plenty of sunshine

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Any showers will ease to leave a pleasant end to the day with plenty of early evening sunshine. 

    It's dry overnight with light winds and clear skies. A frost is likely in rural areas. Min 1C.


    Thursday will start dry and chilly with plenty of sunshine. 

    Showers will develop during the afternoon but these will be well scattered allowing for plenty of dry and sunny spells in between. Max 11C.

  3. Tigers season 'still alive'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Richard Cockerill has declared Leicester Tigers season "still alive" despite their defeat to Sale on Sunday. 

    They're a point outside the play-off places with just four games to go.

    Richard Cockerill

    He says: "It's not ideal but it's not the end of the world.

    "We're a point behind Saints, we have Gloucester at home while Saints got to Wasps, we then go to Saints, Worcester and Bath.

    "We're a fighting chance aren't we? Not withstanding we have a home quarter-final against Stade Français so the season's alive for us."

  4. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • The death of a 24-year-old man in Leicester yesterday is no longer being treated as suspicious
    • Leicester Friends of the Earth has criticised plans to reopen a pedestriansed street in Hinckley to traffic
    • Leicester Tigers captain Ed Slater is back in full training after recovering from a knee injury
  5. Words of advice from former Leicester and England player

    BBC Leicester Sport

    A former Leicester City and England goalkeeper has been talking about Danny Drinkwater's future as an international player.

    Peter Shilton says the midfielder has every chance of making the England squad for Euro 2016 but does worry a lack of experience may ultimately cost him.

    Danny Drinkwater

    He says: "He hasn't got the experience and Roy Hodgson will need that in the Euros but who knows, he's got a chance and that's the main thing."

    He claims both Drinkwater and Vardy should now focus on the rest of the season at Leicester and not worry about England.

  6. De Montfort House death no longer suspicious

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The two men who were arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's death in Leicester yesterday have been released by police with no charges.

    De Montfort House

    The 24-year-old man was found injured at a flat at De Montfort House on Oxford Street. He later died in hospital. 

    The death is no longer being treated as suspicious.

  7. Men left battered and bruised in Braunstone Gate

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Recognise these men?

    Police are trying to track them down after two men were assaulted in Braunstone Gate.

    CCTV images of wanted men

    There was a fight at about 23.30 on Saturday 27 February. Two men in their 30s were kicked in the head and left unconscious in the road.

  8. Worries about increased pollution in Hinckley

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The environmental group, Leicester Friends of the Earth, are not pleased about plans to reopen a street in Hinckley to traffic.

    Regent Street has been pedestriansed for the last 12 years.

    Regent Street in Hinckley

    Steve Massey says: "We know across the UK as a whole there are between 50,000 - 60,000 deaths every year related to air pollution.

    "We know that lots of towns in the UK, including Leicester, are in breach of EU regulations on many days of the year due to their poor air quality."

  9. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • An environmental campaign group has criticised plans to reopen a pedestriansed street in Hinckley to traffic
    • Two men are still being questioned on suspicion of murder over a man's death in Leicester
    • A former Leicester City and England players claims Danny Drinkwater's lack of experience might stop him making the Euro 2016 squad
  10. Your photos: Sunshine at Bradgate Park

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Leicester's Ian Stringer for sending us this photo from Bradgate Park this afternoon, it looks gorgeous.

    Bradgate Park
  11. Dog microchipping to become law

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    From next week, if you own a dog you'll have to have it microchipped by law.

    It's a way of helping to reunite dogs with their owners when they go missing.

    Dog getting it's microchip scanned at DogsTrust

    The charity Dogs Trust in Loughborough is offering microchipping for free.

    It says in 2015 more than 18,000 dogs were picked up by dog wardens in the East Midlands but a microchip helped half of them to get back home again.

  12. Police appeal for help following crash near Ryhall

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are asking for help investigating a collision near Ryhall on Easter Monday.

    Early in the morning a Fiat Panda came off Essendine Road and ended up in the bushes.

    The driver picked up some minor injuries.

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

  13. Pickpockets target Stoneygate area

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police in the Stoneygate area of Leicester are warning of a rise in pickpocketing.

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  14. Riders take on Surrey

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester's basketball team could climb to the top of the BBL Championship table tonight. 

    The Riders host Surrey at the Leicester Community Sports Arena and a win would see them move above current leaders Newcastle.

    Leicester Riders court
  15. Following in the footsteps of Shilton, Weller and Worthington

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    John Hutchinson is the Leicester City historian and has been telling BBC Radio Leicester about the last time Leicester City had two players in England's starting squad.

    Peter Shilton in the 1970's

    He says: "There were three games, the 15th, 18th and 22nd of May. 

    "In the first of those games against Northern Ireland at Wembley Peter Shilton and Keith Weller were in the starting line up. Frank Worthington came on as a sub.

    "Three days later they all went up to Glasgow and five days after that in a game against Argentina at Wembley, Peter Shilton, Keith Weller and Frank Worthington were all in the starting line up."

  16. Rugby: Burns and Aguero could also make squad

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Tigers fly-half Freddie Burns could also be in contention after coming off last weekend with a back problem.

    Freddie Burns

    Prop Matias Aguero is also back in full training. The Italian hasn't featured since Boxing Day.