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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 30 June 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 live coverage across the day

    Updates on Leicestershire Local Live have now finished for the day.

    Please come back on Friday when they will start again at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Rain expected this evening

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Cloudy with outbreaks of rain later this evening, turning persistent and locally heavy in places. 

    The winds will continue to pick up so a breezy, mild night with the rain mostly clearing by dawn.

    Weather
  3. Arrests made after West End robberies

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might remember reading about a few violent robberies in Leicester's West End recently - police thought they could all be linked.

    Well they've just called to let us know they've arrested three men in connection with the attacks.

  4. Leicester scientists see Jupiter's northern lights

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Astronomers at the University of Leicester have observed stunning light shows in the atmosphere surrounding Jupiter just days before a NASA spacecraft begins orbiting the planet.

    Light show on Jupiter

    The University is playing a leading role in the mission. 

    Those involved say the light shows are so vivid that it's as though Jupiter is throwing a fireworks party. Thanks for the invite.

  5. Travel: Traffic light problems in Oadby

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the A6 Glen Road in Oadby at the Ash Tree Road junction, because of a traffic light failure.

  6. Foxes allocated 27,000 for Wembley

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Fancy cheering on the Foxes at Wembley in August? Well 27,000 people can be.

    That's how many tickets Leicester City have been allocated for the FA Community Shield clash with Manchester United.

    Leicester City victory parade

    Season ticket holders can get their hands on a ticket from 09:00 on Monday. An adult ticket costs £45.

  7. Slavery legislation used for first time

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police said one man was found living in a caravan in Melton Mowbray deemed not fit for an animal.

    He was being forced to work long hours at a mobile home park for little or no pay. He was described as looking “like an image of someone in a concentration camp”.

    Nevada Park caravan park

    Sidney and Sally Smith from Nevada Park now have to follow restrictions and requirements when it comes to the treatment of their employees.

  8. New slavery legislation used in Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You may have seen an article by my colleague Jeremy Ball about an increasing number of people getting help after being kept as a "domestic slave".

    The Salvation Army charity has seen a four-fold increase in referrals since 2012.

    Well, just yesterday Leicestershire Police announced it had made the East Midlands' first prosecution under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

  9. Okazaki gets ready for new season

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki has tweeted to say training has started for next season.

    He says he had a varied season last year and this year's theme is "back to basics"... that's according to my Japanese to English translator tool.

    View more on twitter
  10. Space seeds: The big reveal

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Over the past couple of months a group of primary school scientists from Thrussington have been growing rocket plants from seeds, which were sent to space.

    The project was supported by Tim Peake during his mission to the International Space Station. 

    The space seeds were planted in one pot and normal seeds in the other pot but nobody knew which were in which.

    BBC Radio Leicester was there today for the big reveal...

    Video content

    Video caption: Will it be red or blue? Jo Hayward finds out which seeds were actually sent to space!
  11. Cricket: Listen to ball-by-ball commentary online

    BBC Sport

    Don't forget you can listen to live radio commentary of the Leicestershire v Gloucestershire County Cricket match here.

  12. Banana throw 'was racist'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It's thought some incidents of hate crime over the past week could be connected to the UK vote to leave the EU.

    Since the vote there's been a small number of reported incidents here in Leicestershire.

    EU flag

    On Monday Charles Ectorn from Oadby was driving his children to school in the city when someone threw a banana at his car.

    Mr Ectorn is from Uganda and believes it may have been a racist attack.

  13. Hate crime victims urged to speak up

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday I told you about a racist hate crime in Victoria Park. 

    Two banners advertising an Islamic event for Eid were vandalised with racist graffiti.

    Eid banner

    Leicestershire's chief constable and police and crime commissioner have encouraged any other victims to come forward, saying every incident will be investigated.

  14. Headteacher backs Kayleigh film

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Eddie Green was Kayleigh's headteacher at Ashby School and says what happened to the 15-year-old pupil has had a "profound impact" on the school.

    Ashby School

    He says: “What is different about this film is that it is powerful, it is emotional, it is hard-hitting, but above all it is true. It tells the story of a Leicestershire girl and the sequence of events leading up to her tragic murder. 

    “I would encourage all schools in our county, in our region and indeed across the country to show this if they have secondary age students."

  15. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • A film about Kayleigh Haywood has been launched to warn school children about online grooming
    • Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has decided not to run for leadership of the Conservative Party
    • Grace Road has been too wet for any cricket play so far today