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  1. Updates for Friday 8 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Leicestershire Local Live has now finished for the weekend - updates will start again at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Weather: Some showers by the morning

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    The winds will ease of this evening giving a fine end to the week. 

    Staying dry for most of the night with some clear spells at first but the cloud will thicken by the end of the night and there will be some showery rain heading in by the morning.


    A cloudy and breezy day tomorrow with some showery rain at times.  

  3. MP to discuss Glenfield decision with health secretary

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester MP Liz Kendall says she will fight to keep heart surgery services at Glenfield Hospital...

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    Video caption: Liz Kendall calls for a meeting between the government and NHS about Glenfield Hospital

    The Department of Health has confirmed Jeremy Hunt has accepted an invitation to meet with MPs and will bring in NHS England to hear their concerns.

  4. Outen: Honorary degree 'feels very special'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Sarah Outen will become a Doctor of Laws in a ceremony at De Montfort Hall next week.

    Sarah Outen

    She says:“I'm delighted to accept this honorary doctorate and it is feels very special that it comes from Leicester, given my links with the county.”

  5. University to honour Rutland adventurer

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Do you remember Sarah Outen? She's the adventurer from Rutland who spent more than four years traveling around the world using only a kayak, bike and rowing boat.

    Sarah Outen

    Next week she and 10 others will be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Leicester.

  6. Glenfield father fearful of future

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  7. Air ambulance plea for donations

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An appeal's been launched to try to find more volunteers for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

    Leicestershire and Rutland's air ambulance

    The charity relies on donations so this week they are asking the towns and cities in the area to "turn the streets yellow" with fundraising.

  8. New facilities to open at Glenfield

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Ironically, a new room will officially open at Glenfield Hospital on Monday for children before and after they have heart surgery.

    It'll be a bitter sweet opening now they've been told they're going to lose the service in less than a year.

    Poster of plans for improved care at Glenfield Hospital

    As well as improved facilities, hospital bosses were about to advertise for a new heart surgeon so they could increase the amount of patients they treat and care for.

    It was all part of a plan to meet the new requirements set by NHS England.

  9. Police widen search after park death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police investigating the murder of Brendon Mason are continuing to search Abbey Park.

    Specialist search teams have widened their search to include the canal towpath towards the National Space Centre.

    Police searching

    The 23-year-old was found near to the boating lake in the park on Tuesday morning.

  10. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  11. Leicester sign CSKA Moscow forward Musa

    BBC Sport

    It's official- Leicester City have signed the Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow on a four-year contract.

    Ahmed Musa

    They've also set a new club record splashing out £16m for him.

  12. Council spend thousands on new electric cars

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The city council have tweeted this photo showing off their new electric cars...

    Council workers stood by news cars

    You might spot them out and about soon.

    The 10 cars have cost the council £287,000. They'll replace some of the council’s older diesel fleet as part of the authority’s drive to cut air pollution.

  13. Foxes midfielder features in Euro semi-final

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City's N'Golo Kanté featured for France last night in their 2-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2016 tournament.

    He came on for the last 20 minutes on the semi-final.

    N'Golo Kanté
  14. Your comments: New Foxes kit


    As expected, you've been telling us what you think of the new Leicester City alternative away kit on our Facebook page.

    New Leicester City shirt

    Steve Robinson says: "How awful looks like some American baseball team kit."

    Marie Smith says: "I hope their mums have a supply of Persil - though I love it."

  15. Watch: Aqua Park opens in Rutland

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Our brave reporter Helen McCarthy tests out the new Aqua Park in Rutland... 

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    Video caption: Our brave reporter tests out the new Aqua Park in Rutland

    She looks like she's having a good time!

  16. Drugs and money laundering gang jailed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Six men involved in a drugs and money laundering network across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Leicester have been jailed.

    Top left to right: Zahid Khan, Nadeem Hussain, Mohammed Wasim Akhtar Bottom left to right: Mohammed Miah, Wajid Hussain, Mahmoud Jaber
  17. 'It's criminal' to lose Glenfield service

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Amber had open heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital on Monday...

    Amber with her mum and stepdad

    The family travel from Derbyshire for the service and say they were all devastated to hear the news.

    Amber's mum Lisa says: "The staff are absolutely brilliant and Amber feels comfortable here."

    Stepdad Gav says: "It's criminal for it not to be here."

  18. Glenfield surgery: Calls to protest


    Let's see some more of your Facebook comments about Glenfield Hospital losing their heart surgery services.

    Glenfield Hospital

    Terry Burton says: "I cannot understand why these so called experts want to close down one of the best children's hospital's who for year's have been performing heart surgery on children with fantastic results. People in the East Midlands must fight against this decision and not let them get away with this idea."

    Janet F Bentley says: "This is terrible so many babies and young lives have been saved why give up now".