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  1. Updates for Wednesday 13 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Leicestershire Local Live has now finished for the day. Updates will start again on Thursday from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Dry night for most

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    The odd isolated shower passing by but many areas will stay dry for the rest of the day and overnight. 

    There will be more cloud around and there is the chance of some patches of mist and fog forming too, with lows of 6C (43F).

  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • The stabbing of a 17-year-old boy from Leicester is being treated as murder
    • A church in Enderby has had £100,000 worth of lead stolen from its roof
    • Claudio Ranieri has laughed off Leicester City's chances in Europe
  4. Arriva dumped as non-emergency ambulance provider

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Toby Sanders, managing director of West Leicestershire CCG, says: “This decision has been taken to ensure that this contract reflects the changing requirements of the local population in Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland, and addresses the needs of the health economy. 

    "We will be engaging with patients, carers and health professionals to understand what matters most to them and how we can improve their experience. We very much encourage people to get involved and have their say if they use the service.

    "During the period of redesign and re-procurement we will continue work closely with the current provider to ensure a safe and effective NEPTS service is delivered.”

  5. De Villiers to miss trip to Franklins Gardens

    BBC Leicester Sport

    It looks like Leicester Tigers will have to manage without Jean de Villiers for a bit longer.

    He's not going to be ready for Saturday's trip to Northampton.

    Jean de Villiers

    De Villiers has played just twice since joining the club in December. 

    However, boss Richard Cockerill is confident they will have enough key players fit for the trip to Franklins Gardens.

    He says Sam Harrison, Freddie Burns and Ed Slater are all "good to go".

  6. Arriva loses non-emergency ambulance contract

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might not be surprised to hear Leicestershire's Clinical Commissioning Groups have decided not to extend their contract with Arriva to provide non-emergency patient transport services. 

    They've announced they'll offer up the contract for tender from July 2017.

    An Arriva Transport Solutions ambulance

    Arriva has faced a lot of criticism over recent years, including being fined three years in a row for failing to meet targets.

  7. Staying in the Premier League was Ranieri's goal

    BBC Sport

    In this interview from August, Claudio Ranieri laughs at the suggestion Leicester City could qualify for Europe.

    Video content

    Video caption: Claudio Ranieri laughs off Leicester's chances of Europe - August 2015
  8. New machine could help prevent terror attacks

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Loughborough University claim they may have invented something that could help prevent another Brussels style terrorist attack.

    John Tyler has created a machine called ExDtect that uses lasers to identify tiny amounts of explosive particles that are invisible to the naked eye.

    John Tyler and his ExDtect machine

    It's thought the complex laser technology could be used to remotely scan vehicles, cargo and crowded areas, such as airports, railway stations and sports stadiums.

    It would automatically alert an operator if it detects traces of explosives and pinpoint where.

  9. Man pulled from Braunstone Lake

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A man is being treated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary after being pulled from the water at Braunstone Lake.

    Leicestershire police were called to the scene at around 14:00 to help with his rescue.

  10. Your comments: Angry reaction to council clean up

    On our Facebook page you've been commenting on the story about the council cleaning up huge amounts of rubbish outside a house in Thurnby.

    Mess outside house in Thurnby

    Trevor Marvell says: "Cant afford to collect green bins but happy to sort this out without getting the money up front."

    Will Best says: "As if they are going to pay the fees if they wouldn't pay for the clean up, then more court fees trying to get them to pay!"

  11. Speedway: Summers season debut

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Aaron Summers will ride for Leicester Lions for the first time this season as they host Swindon in the Elite League this evening.

    The Australian has replaced Grzegorz Walasek following a poor run of form for the Pole.

  12. Locals asked to be 'eyes and ears' protecting churches

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    St John the Baptist Church is the latest in a number of churches in the county to be targeted by lead thieves.   

    Leicestershire Police say they are working with the Diocese of Leicester to try to tackle the problem.

    St Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray

    A lead theft seminar is being held at St Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray on Thursday 28 April to discuss church security and the force’s Rural Watch scheme.

    Police are asking people living near a church to be their eyes and ears and report suspicious behaviour.

  13. Enderby church targeted by thieves

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thousands of pounds worth of lead has been stolen from the roof of St John the Baptist Church in Enderby. 

    Police say it happened in the early hours of Tuesday 5 April. 

    St John the Baptist Church

    More than 75% of the lead on the roof was stolen - estimated to be worth in excess of £100,000.  

  14. Concern over surface water flooding

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A training event was held for Leicestershire's 88 flood wardens earlier this week and today MPs in Westminster are questioning the Environment Agency on flood defence preparations across the country.

    Flooding in Market Harborough

    Ian Smith is the flood resilience manager for the county and says: "We are getting heavier storms, particularly in the summer months, that are probably more of a problem in terms of surface water flooding than the flooding coming up from the water courses."

  15. #BackingTheBlues with Peter Shilton

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Leicester's Jonathan Lampon has been speaking to the former Leicester City and England goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, who gave his views on this incredible season for the club...

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    Video caption: Jonathan Lampon speaks to Peter Shilton, ahead of our #BackingTheBlues campaign.
  16. Travel: Delays on M1 and A42

    BBC Travel

    There are some queues on the M1 in the north of the county.

    One lane is closed northbound at J24 because of debris on the road.

    There are also hold ups at J23A because a lane is closed on the A42 southbound between the M1 and J14 due to a broken down chemical tanker.

  17. More volunteer flood wardens needed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Do you remember scenes like this earlier in the year?

    This was in the Welland Quarter car park in Market Harborough.

    Car submerged in water in Market Harborough

    Now the man responsible for protecting Leicestershire and Rutland from flooding is calling for more people to volunteer as flood wardens.

    So far this year, there have already been about 16 flooding incidents in Leicestershire and Leicester is one of the top ten areas at risk in the country.

  18. Murder investigation launched after fatal stabbing

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are now treating the death of a 17-year-old boy from Leicester as murder.

    He was stabbed outside a pub in Derbyshire while he was arguing with a man in Swadlincote in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

    Scene of stabbing

    A 20-year-old man friend of the victim, who was slashed across the chest when he tried to intervene, has now been discharged from hospital.