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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 12 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Leicestershire Local Live today. Updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Scattered showers tomorrow

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The cloudy conditions will continue throughout the night with occasional clearer spells and isolated showers

    Lows of 6C (43F).

    Weather

    Expect some scattered showers throughout tomorrow with some brighter spells where the cloud starts to thin and break.

    Highs of 14C (57F).

  3. Your photos: Garden getting a drink in Empingham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Oh Andy's Rutland doesn't half take some beautiful photos in Empingham.

    Our BBC Weather Watcher snapped this forget-me-not in his garden just after it stopped raining this afternoon.

    Wet forget-me-not
  4. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  5. Lions side changes for Swindon race

    BBC Leicester Sport

    In speedway, the Leicester Lions have made a change to their line-up ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Swindon at Beaumont Park. 

    Loan signing Aaron Summers comes in for Grzegorz Walasek, who was released by the club.

  6. Lose weight in the bath?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It might cost you a few more pounds on your energy bill but apparently a hot bath can help you lose a few pounds of weight.

    A diet and lifestyle expert at Loughborough University claims a hot bath could hold the key to weight loss and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

    Bath filled with water

    They've done a pilot study and say it provided "promising results".

    Researchers are now calling on local residents to help put the theory to the test.

  7. A 'huge shock' to LCC

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The LCC elite performance director, Andrew McDonald, says: “It is such a cruel blow for James to have to retire from cricket. The news is devastating and has come as a huge shock to everybody at Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

    “James made his first-class debut here, had an incredible record for us, and then fulfilled his dream of playing for England. Everybody at the club wishes James and his family all the very best at this extremely difficult time.”

    James Taylor
  8. Taylor had a successful career at Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire County Cricket Club say they are "saddened" to hear James Taylor's career has been brought to an early end because of a serious heart condition.

    The batsman played for Leicestershire Young Cricketers and made his first-class career debut for the club.

    James Taylor

    The 26-year-old scored more than 1,000 first-class runs for three consecutive seasons at Grace Road.

    Of his 3,689 first-class runs for Leicestershire, Taylor registered nine first-class hundreds and three double centuries.

  9. Fans will work hard to play hard

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City fans are gearing up for European football...

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    Video caption: Leicester City fans are gearing up for European football
  10. Have Leicester City qualified for Champions League football next season or not?

    BBC Leicester Sport

    BBC's Owynn Palmer-Atkin has got his calculator out...

    Video content

    Video caption: Owynn Palmer-Atkin brings you the facts that show the Foxes are in the Champions League!
  11. The Stronger In Europe campaign comes to Leicester

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    Campaigners have been massing at DMU where the Stronger In Europe battle bus paid a visit.

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    Video caption: Campaigners are massing at DMU where the Stronger In Europe battle bus has arrived

    On the other side of the fence, leave campaigners say Britain could negotiate an "amicable divorce", but retain strong trading links with EU nations.

  12. Muamba tweets Taylor on early retirement

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A fellow sportsman, who was also forced to retire early for health reasons, has wished James Taylor well on his sad news today...

    View more on twitter
  13. Gorilla boogie at Twycross

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    What more could you want on a dull Tuesday afternoon than a dancing gorilla?

    This cheeky monkey was showing off moves at Twycross Zoo and Helen Fairhead caught it on camera...

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    Video caption: A gorilla has been showing off his dance moves at Twycross Zoo
  14. Syrian family helped to make a home in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday I told you about a Syrian family coming to settle in Leicester. 

    There was a plea from the city's Muslim community for any donations of items such as furniture, carpets and curtains and they were flooded with offers.

    Donations

    The family of five have now moved in and say they are very grateful for the support they've been given.

    Hussein said: "Everything is here now, so I can settle down with my family. 

    "We have beds, curtains, everything so I thank everyone here."

  15. Leicester turning blue

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what some of Leicester's buildings could look like next Friday when they turn blue for Leicester City...

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    Video caption: Here's what some of Leicester's buildings could look like next Friday

    Don't forget 29 April we are #backingthblues

  16. County Hall will be #backingtheblues

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire County Hall is the latest building to join our "Backing the Blues"' campaign, supporting Leicester City's bid to win the Premier League.

    County Hall

    BBC Leicester has teamed up with the Leicester Mercury to turn the city blue on Friday 29 April. 

    New Walk Museum, the clock tower and city and town halls will also be lit up in blue.

  17. Care home manager admits abusing patients

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An update from court - the former manager of the care home, Mary Crane, has admitted ill treating a mentally ill patient on her care.

    The 58-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of verbally abusing a patient at the Clarendon Beechlands home on Central Avenue in Leicester. 

    Clarendon Beechlands home

    Catherine Grocott and Stacey Crane had admitted fraudulently claiming for hours they hadn't worked at a previous hearing.

    Stacey Crane had already admitted two counts of withdrawing £165 from a patient's bank account for her own use. 

    They'll be sentenced later.

  18. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live