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  1. Updates for Thursday 5 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    That's all from Leicestershire Local Live for today. I'll be back with more local news, sport, weather and travel from across the county tomorrow at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Another dry and sunny day Friday

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will remain dry across all parts tonight with patchy cloud, clear spells and light winds. Generally temperatures will be in mid single figures, although it could become quite chilly in rural areas with lows of 6C (43F).


    Friday will be mostly sunny early on, with patchy cloud tending to develop during the day. It will remain dry and feel warm with light winds with highs of 19C (66F).

  3. Sneak peak at new bus station

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    For bus users in Leicester I'm sure it will come as welcome news that the new Haymarket Bus Station will be opening this weekend.

    It's look pretty nice inside...

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    Video caption: The new £13.5m Haymarket Bus Station will be opening this weekend

    The £13.5m bus station has taken 15 months to build and is five months behind schedule.

  4. 5000/1: How Leicester City Beat the Odds

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's some fantastic footage in this special BBC East Midlands programme on Leicester City's amazing season. Watch it now.

    Alan Birchenall
  5. Tigers looking at Welsh back-rower

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Tigers are monitoring the Welsh back-rower, Luke Hamilton over the possibility of bringing him to Welford Road next season. 

    The 24-year-old currently plays for Agen in France.

    Luke Hamilton

    He featured alongside current Tigers fly-half, Owen Williams, for Wales U20s.

  6. Parents make emotional plea to hit and run driver

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The parents of 17-year-old Samuel Garner, who was killed in a hit and run on Sunday, have been speaking to the media this afternoon.

    Scott and Tracie Garner

    Police still don't know who was driving the car that hit Samuel and so his mum and dad made a plea for them to hand themselves in.

  7. Will Mahrez leave Leicester?

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Riyad Mahrez's agent has thrown the Leicester City winger's future in doubt by saying there is a 50/50 chance the Algerian could leave King Power Stadium.

    Mahrez has been one of the club's top players this season scoring 17 Premier League goals and assisting in 11 others.

    He was also named PFA Player of the Year.

    Riyad Mahrez

    Kamel Bengougam says: "When you have been playing the way Riyad has this season it is bound to attract attention. He is very happy with Leicester and of course it has been a fantastic season. 

    "They will play in the Champions League next year as well so he would be happy to stay. But at his age if the opportunity comes to play for a big team then we would have to think about it."

  8. Dementia centre funding threat 'a nightmare'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    As Tony Donovan said, West Leicestershire CCG is planning to visit Birstall Mental Health Centre.

    Only then will the group make a decision as to the best way forward.

    Inside Birstall Mental Health Centre

    Mandy Loach, who's worked at the centre for 22 years, says: "It seems a nightmare for me, I never thought this day would come.

    "We should be supporting people with advanced dementia, not taking it away. Carers are pointing out to us, where do they go to get a bit of relief?"

  9. Outrage over dementia centre funding

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It seems like the West Leicestershire CCG hasn't come to the rescue of Birstall Mental Health Centre in the same way East Leicestershire CCG did with Gloucester House.

    The families of people who use the dementia services in Birstall say they're outraged they're getting a different treatment.

    Inside Gloucester House

    Tony Donovan is from Age UK, which run both centres. He says: "The problem as I see it is that the chair and managing director of West Leicestershire CCG have not found the time to meet with myself or any of the carers.

    "Although we have now been promised a visit, it's not by the two main people."

  10. Huth claims ban is excessive

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The FA says: "Both players accepted the charge, however, Huth contested that the standard penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.

    "This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today." 

  11. Huth will miss trophy game

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Robert Huth's suspension means he will miss Leicester's game against Everton on Saturday, when they will be presented with the Premier League trophy.

    He'll also miss their final match against Chelsea as well as next season's league opener.  

    Robert Huth
  12. Travel: Delays on M1

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed on the M1 southbound between J22 and J21a because of a broken down vehicle.  

  13. Man on prison roof was an inmate

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A Prison Service spokesperson has confirmed the man on the roof of Leicester prison was an inmate.

    In a statement they said: "Prison staff and police are working to resolve an incident involving a prisoner who has gained access to the roof of a building at HMP Leicester. 

    "No-one has been injured and there is no wider disruption to the prison.”

    The prisoner has since been talked down.

  14. Missing teen found

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police say a 16-year-old girl from Leicester who was reported missing has now been found.

    Kira-Louise Short disappeared on Monday. She was found safe and well in the city centre earlier today.

  15. Huth banned for three games

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City's Robert Huth has been banned for three matches for violent conduct. 

    It's after he was caught on camera pulling the hair of Marouane Fellaini in the game against Manchester United on Sunday.

    Robert Huth

    Fellaini responded by swinging an elbow into Huth's neck. He's also been banned for three games.

  16. What's going to happen to Birstall Mental Health Centre?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you've been following our Local Live updates over the past few weeks, you might have read about two dementia homes in Leicestershire that were facing closure.

    It was because thousands of pounds of their funding was being cut by the Clinical Commissioning Group.

    Gloucester House

    We then told you one of the homes, Gloucester House in Melton (pictured), was going to be alright after all after the CCG decided it was going to find a new way of providing the funding it needed to stay open.

    But what about the other home, Birstall Mental Health Centre?

  17. Bocelli to sing at Foxes v Everton game

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Ranieri confirmed the Italian classical crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

    Andrea Bocelli
  18. Ranieri optimistic squad will stay together

    BBC Sport

    Claudio Ranieri told the media he doesn't want "big names" at Leicester City...

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    Video caption: I don't want big names at Leicester City - Claudio Ranieri

    He also says he's confident the Foxes will keep their current players. He's suggested they stay for one year.