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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 6 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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 for today, but will return tomorrow morning from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Dull and cloudy but mostly dry

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be quite dull and cloudy for the rest of the afternoon but it will mostly stay dry.

    BBC weather grid

    Highs of 19C (66F).

  3. Your photos: July across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you are looking for some entertainment on your commute home - why not have a go at trying to count the cows in this picture. 

    Cows in Melton

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Ruby's Dad for taking the image in Melton Mowbray.  

  4. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  5. Online retailer provides jobs boost for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Amazon says its creating a thousand new permanent jobs across the UK.

    Amazon website

    A number of these positions will be at the company's new premises just outside Coalville.  

    This brings the total number of full-time Amazon permanent UK employees to more than 15,500 by the end of this year. 

  6. Premier League TV fixture changes imminent

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Just a quick heads up Foxes fans - we understand that the first batch of TV fixtures will be announced tomorrow. 

    TV cameras at the King Power

    I can't give you an exact time yet though. 

  7. Garnier: I questioned Blair's 'conduct' over Iraq

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Sir Edward Garnier has also been speaking about how he spent time after the invasion of Iraq questioning what Tony Blair had done. 

    Edward Garnier and Tony Blair

    He told BBC Radio Leicester: "I and other members of Parliament used to put down a motion every day for their to be an inquiry into the conduct of the then Prime Minister."   

  8. Your photos: July across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Another still day on the canal at South Wigston. 

    South Wigston canal

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher xkizzi for the pic. 

  9. Listen: 'British Speedway simply can't produce enough local talent'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's Leicester Lions owner David Hemsley on the implications of Brexit for speedway...

    Video content

    Video caption: Leicester Lions owner David Hemsley discusses the implications of Brexit for speedway.
  10. Garnier: We weren't told 'the entire truth' about Iraq

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    On this day of publication of the Chilcot Report into the Iraq War, Harborough MP Sir Edward Garnier has been reflecting on the period leading up to the conflict. 

    Sir Edward Garnier

    "I remember being persuaded by Tony Blair's speech in the House of Commons," Sir Edward told BBC Radio Leicester. 

    "It was a very effective oratory and then over the course of the next 18 months it became clear we perhaps hadn't been told the entire truth."  

  11. Your photos: July across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Loki's keeper for capturing this magnificent sunrise at Castle Donington. 

    Sunrise at Castle Donington

    Kudos as well to Loki for being up at 04:50 to capture it. 

  12. Police appeal for info about Abbey Park murder

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police have been speaking about the murder investigation in Abbey Park.

    Police tape

    Det Ch Insp Mick Graham, who is leading the investigation, said: "Our enquiries are continuing today, with officers working in the park.

    "We’re keen to hear from anyone who may know what happened to this man, or anyone with information about how he came to be in the park."

  13. City could get extra Wembley date

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    So Leicester under 21s vs. Arsenal under 21s in a Wembley final then? 

    Wembley

    All sounds a bit bizarre if you ask me... 

  14. Foxes to play Grimsby?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    City's academy will be drawn into one of 16 groups made up of four teams.

    Blundell Park

    The top two from each group will then qualify for the first knockout round of 32 teams. 

    The group stage draw will be announced by the EFL in due course.  

  15. Foxes to compete for new trophy

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City's academy side will be taking part in what was the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

    Trophy

    The tournament has been given a snazzy re-brand for 2016/17 and will be known as the English Football League (EFL) Trophy.