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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 5 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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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 today. Updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Dry night and bright start to Wednesday

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A mostly fine and dry end to the day with some decent sunny spells. 

    Highs of 19C (66F).

    Weather

    It’ll be a dry night with clear spells and scattered cloud. Lows of 11C (52F).A bright start to the tomorrow with plenty of sunshine.

  3. Basketball: Gamble staying with Riders

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Riders have re-signed Harrison Gamble for next season, making it his fourth campaign with the club. 

    Leicester Riders court

    Gamble becomes the third signing of the summer for the Riders following previous announcements that Drew Sullivan and Tyler Bernardini will also be back next year.

  4. Leicester near bottom of drug baby chart

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We've managed to get our hands on some hospital figures that show say how many babies born in 2015 were addicted to substances their mother took while pregnant.

    Baby

    Leicester actually has one of the lowest rates - one in every 5,000 babies born at Leicester General Hospital was addicted to a harmful substance.

  5. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • Abbey Park in Leicester is closed after a man was found with fatal injuries
    • A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Ab Kettleby
    • Nigel Pearson is speaking to the Leicester City's U16 coach about a move to Derby County
  6. Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The police have just issued some more information on that crash in Ab Kettleby earlier that closed the A606 for hours.

    There was a car and a motorbike involved. The 56-year-old motorcyclist has "serious" injuries and was taken to hospital in Nottingham by air ambulance.

    Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the crash and he's been released on bail.

  7. Pearson after Foxes coach

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Derby County manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed the Rams have been given permission to speak to Leicester City coach Inigo Idiakez. 

    Nigel Pearson

    Idiakez is currently in charge of the Foxes' U16 side but Pearson wants the Spaniard to coach his first team.

  8. Statue creator visits on anniversary

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The artist behind the Thomas Cook statue has been back in the city today for the 175th anniversary of the travel agent's first excursion.

    James Butler next to Thomas Cook statue

    James Butler also created the city's Seamstress and Richard III statues.  

  9. Man found in park has died

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Abbey Park in Leicester has been closed to the public since about 08:10 this morning after a man was found injured by the boating lake.

    The man was taken to hospital in Coventry but has since died from his injuries.

    Police say they are treating his death as "unexplained".

  10. University to study Jupiter

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Juno will spend the next 18 months orbiting Jupiter. During this time scientists and astronomers in Leicester will study the planet's magnetosphere, dynamic atmosphere and its beautiful polar auroras throughout.

    Juno flying around Jupiter
  11. Jupiter mission solar winds monitored in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The University of Leicester is the only UK science lead for this Jupiter mission.

    Juno spacecraft

    Juno has taken five years to get there and during its final cruise toward the planet, scientists and astronomers in Leicester observed the effect of the solar wind on Jupiter’s auroras.

  12. Leicester scientists involved in Juno experiment

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's been a lot of talk about Jupiter today because a NASA spacecraft has travelled all the way to the planet and managed to start orbiting around it.

    Juno around Jupiter

    A team of international scientists were involved in the development of Juno including a team from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

  13. Drug dealer 'ashamed and embarrassed'

    Leicester Mercury

    A serving prisoner who arranged a drugs transaction, for almost a kilo of cocaine to be delivered on the outside, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

  14. What are you doing this Olympics?

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The Rio Olympics are just around the corner and we want to know how you're getting involved...

    Video content

    Video caption: The Rio Olympics are just around the corner so we want to know how you're getting involved
  15. On your bike

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This shiny new cycle hub has just opened at Loughborough Railway Station with space for 130 bikes...

    Cycle hub

    It cost £180,000, paid for by East Midlands Trains and the Association of Train Operating Companies.

  16. Guide dog row: 'No religious justification' for refusal

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Suleman Nagdi from the Federation Of Muslim Organisations in Leicester says taxi drivers using religion as a reason not to allow assistance dogs into their vehicles are wrong.

    Charles Bloch and Carlo

    He says: "What I think often happens is a crossover between culture and faith. People who come from a certain cultural background confuse that cultural practice with faith and this is totally unacceptable.

    "There is absolutely no reason why this driver should refuse this individual to board the taxi."

  17. Confusion over dogs and religion

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday I showed you this video for the first time of a Leicester taxi driver refusing to allow a blind student with a guide-dog in his car...

    Video content

    Video caption: A taxi firm is criticised for refusing to pick up a man with his guide dog

    The taxi driver was a Muslim man and claimed he couldn't take the dog as a passenger for religious reasons.  

    We've been speaking to the Federation of Muslim organisations in Leicester who say some people are confusing cultural practices with faith.