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  1. Updates for Friday 27 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return at 08:00 on Tuesday. 

  2. Weather: Mainly dry night ahead

    Anna Church

    Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Remaining dry to end the day with some evening sunshine.     

    bbc weather map

    It’s a dry night with some clear spells, cloud increasing by dawn with the risk of a shower.  

    Minimum temperatures of 9C (48F). 

  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

    • A man missing after a boat capsized in Thailand is believed to be Jason Parnell from Sileby near Loughborough
    • Final work is taking place at Oakham Castle ahead of it's reopening on Monday following a £2m transformation 
    • Leicestershire will be looking for their first T20 win of the season at Yorkshire tonight 
  4. Your photos: May across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It looks a lovely day down by the canal in Market Harborough. 

    Market Harborough canal

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Billie's View for the pic. 

  5. Cole: Wales match not just a 'warm up for Australia'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Dan Cole has also been speaking about the significance of Sunday's international against Wales at Twickenham. 

    Dan Cole and Tomas Francis

    "This is part of the Australia tour, it’s a four-Test block. It’s good being in camp," the Leicester prop told

    "The boys are excited to be here, old or young." 

  6. Cole: Genge's got 'a bit of an edge' about him

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester Tigers and England prop Dan Cole has been heaping praise on team-mate Ellis Genge. 

    Dan Cole

    "He’s got a bit of an edge about him and when he needs to be physical he is," Cole told the England Rugby website. 

  7. Family concerned about missing man

    Kalpana Patel

    BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

    Police in Leicester are appealing for help to find a man who has been missing since Wednesday.

    Christopher Shipp

    62-year-old Christopher Shipp was last seen at the One Stop shop on Main Street, Kirby Muxloe at lunchtime.

    His family and officers are worried about his welfare as his disappearance is out of character.

  8. Speedy reunion for Pearson with Foxes?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I can see it already - Leicester will be drawn with Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup. 

    Ranieri v Pearson. Love it. 

  9. Giant horseshoes at Norman castle

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you haven't paid the castle a visit, you might be interested to know it's famous for its collection of commemorative horseshoes. 

  10. Castle undergoes £2m transformation

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The castle is believed to be one of the finest examples of Norman domestic architecture. 

    Oakham Castle

    It has been closed since September to allow for the renovations to take place. 

    Castle walls
  11. Castle preparing for grand reopening

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The finishing touches are being put to the £2m redevelopment of Oakham Castle. 


    It reopens to the public on Monday. 

  12. Boat accidents 'frequent in Thailand'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Dozens of fast tour boats go out every day from the island of Koh Samui, taking tourists to snorkel and kayak in the seas of the Ang Thong National park.  

    Map of Thailand

    BBC South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head says it is not clear yet whether there were any safety lapses, but boat accidents happen frequently in Thailand, and regulations are unevenly enforced.  

  13. Boat 'wasn't overcrowded'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The police have told the BBC the sea was rough and the winds strong at the time of the accident, which occurred just 300 metres from the shore.

    sURVIVORS in water

    The police also say the boat was licensed to carry 45 passengers, so it was not overcrowded when Mr Parnell and his wife got on it.   

  14. Gossip: Spanish defender first bit of business for Foxes?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City look set to make Spanish centre-back Luis Hernandez their first signing of the summer, according to reports in the Leicester Mercury. 

    Ronaldo and Luiz Hernandez

    Unfortunately I don't think the Foxes will be getting Cristiano Ronaldo as well...

  15. Your photos: May across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Lovely bit of greenery in Market Harborough...


    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Billie's View for the pic.