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  1. Updates for Friday 3 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

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 for this week. I'll be back with more updates at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Weather: Turning nicer tomorrow afternoon

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy evening and night with mist and hill fog coming in from the east, bringing patchy drizzle with it and lows of 12C (54F).


    Another dull and misty start to Saturday. Low cloud will thin and break through the morning leaving a warmer and sunnier afternoon than of late. Highs of 21C (70F).

  3. Steam train onlookers reminded not to go on the tracks

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's worry the visit of the famous Flying Scotsman could draw trespassers onto the railway line in Melton.

    This happened earlier in the year when the steam train made its first journey since its refurbishment.

    The Flying Scotsman

    Phil Hufton from Network Rail says: “The images of people stood on the railway taking photographs were deeply concerning and a breach of our safe operations.

    “I cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to go onto the railway without any formal training and without permission, as well as being illegal."

  4. Flying Scotsman travels into Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The world's most famous train is steaming into Leicestershire tomorrow. The Flying Scotsman will pass through Melton Mowbray at 10.45.

    The Flying Scotsman
  5. Person taken to hospital after crash in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The fire service have managed to release the person trapped in their car on Parker Drive.

    They've been taken to hospital by ambulance.

  6. Welch quits ahead of Leicestershire T20

    BBC Sport

    Derbyshire's elite performance director has quit just before tonight's T20 match against Leicestershire.

    Graeme Welch's resignation has been "reluctantly accepted" by the club with coaches John Sadler and Wes Durston taking charge for tonight's game.

    Graeme Welch

    We won't take it personally Graeme...

  7. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • Three Leicestershire men are charged with weapon offences
    • Museum exhibition to tell the story of Leicester City's rise to the top of the Premier League
    • Foxes have signed the German international goalkeeper Ron-Rober Zieler
  8. Person trapped in car crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's been a crash on Parker Drive in Leicester involving two cars.

    One person is trapped and the fire service is working to get them out and make the car safe.

    It looks like it's causing some traffic issues as well...

    View more on twitter
  9. Museum to open Leicester City exhibition

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Just when you thought the buzz around Leicester City was calming down... 

    An exhibition all about the Foxes rise from bottom of the Premier League to the top opens at New Walk museum this weekend.

    Fearless Foxes exhibition

    The collection is called "Fearless Foxes" and features images, film and audio.

  10. Zieler heard good things about Leicester

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City's latest signing, Ron-Robert Zieler, has been quoted on the club website saying: "I heard about the great atmosphere and the fans, so my first impression is very good".

    Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler

    The 27-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with the Foxes.

  11. Cricket: Shreck and O'Brien avoid suspension

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicestershire's Charlie Shreck and Niall O'Brien have managed to avoid a suspension after they were reported by the umpires in the County Championship game against Kent.

    Shreck and O'Brien have both been reprimanded by the chairman of the commission instead.

    Charlie Shreck

    Both players were reported for showing dissent at an umpire's decision.

  12. 'We can never repay our debt'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Talking about their cycling challenge Toby and Rachel said: "We are indebted to both Leicester General and Leicester Royal Infirmary for saving the life of our son.

    "Their dedication and professionalism literally changed our world and whilst we can never repay our debt, we hope that our small charitable effort will go some way to helping them care for future babies in need."

    Sebastian in hospital

    They've already raised nearly £6,000 on their JustGiving page.

  13. Chocolate heaven on Radio Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I need to tell you about Ben Jackson's show on BBC Radio Leicester this afternoon because it features this amazing chocolate cheesecake...

    Chocolate cheesecake

    You need to be able to handle your chocolate for this one... trust me I've tasted it!

    You can find out all about it here just after 16:00.

  14. Parents to cycle 55 miles

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    As a way of thanking the hospital for saving their son from brain damage, Toby and Rachel will be cycling 55 miles from Uppingham to Leicester via Oundle on Saturday.

    Thirty people will be joining them - and the money they raise will be used to fund more lifesaving equipment for babies that need intensive care after birth.   

    Baby Sebastian
  15. Baby saved by cooling treatment

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is baby Sebastian with his parents Toby Makhzangi and Rachel Vicary.

    When he was born at Leicester General Hospital he was unconscious and suffering from a lack of oxygen.

    Toby Makhzangi and Rachel Vicary with Sebastian

    Sebastian was saved from brain injury by having a special cooling treatment that dropped his core temperature by a few degrees.

    Now his parents want to help other families who find themselves in this situation.

  16. Leicestershire men accused of 'prohibited weapon' offences

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Three men from Leicestershire have been charged with selling or transferring a prohibited weapon and selling or transferring ammunition.

    Other men from Luton were also charged in the joint operation with Bedfordshire Police.

    Tavian Simpson, 28, from Redpath Close in Leicester, Inderpaul Rura, 48, from Bradgate Hill in Groby and Jatinder Singh, 36, from Gifford Close in Leicester appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

    They'll be at Leicester Crown Court on 30 June.