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  1. Updates for Monday 18 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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's Local Live today. Updates will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Hot tonight and tomorrow

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Warm and sunny for the rest of the afternoon with a light SW breeze and highs of around 26C (79F).


    Tomorrow will be a lovely day - blue sky and sunshine from the word go with light winds. Hot and humid with highs of 31C (88F).

  3. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • Police investigating the murder of Adam Bent in Leicester have arrested four people
    • There are long delays on the M1 northbound in Leicestershire after a lorry overturned
    • Leicester Tigers have signed a new prop
  4. Jim and Monica 'keeping cool'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like BBC Radio Leicester's Jim and Monica are having a nice afternoon - they're on some kind of boat-bike in Barrow Upon Soar.

    I'm not jealous at all... (sob)

    Jim and Monica on a hydrobike

    More on what they've been up to on their show tomorrow from 06:00.

  5. Two crashes cause motorway delays

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It's looking chocka on the M1 northbound in Leicestershire... 

    Traffic on M1
  6. Tigers sign new prop

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Tigers have signed the young Munster prop Ben Betts. 

    Ben Betts

    The tight head made his debut for the Irish Under 20s last month in their win against New Zealand in the World Championship.  

  7. Adam Bent: Police appeal continues despite arrests

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: “Although we have made some arrests, we are still really keen to speak to anyone who has not yet contacted us. Braunstone Gate and Western Boulevard were busy - there were plenty of people out and about. We know there were taxis in the area and people leaving bars. I believe there are still some members of the public who may have seen what happened but have not yet called us. from Det Ch Insp Martin Holvey East Midlands Special Operations Unit
    Det Ch Insp Martin HolveyEast Midlands Special Operations Unit
  8. Travel: Crash on M1 northbound

    BBC Travel

    Oh dear - the M1 northbound really is in trouble this evening.

    As well as the overturned lorry on the exit slip road at J23a there's now a three-vehicle crash as well.

    One lane is closed and there's heavy traffic between J23 and J23a.

  9. Rangers closing in on Dodoo deal

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Rangers boss Mark Warbuton says they're edging closer to finalising a deal for Leicester City forward Joe Dodoo. 

    Joe Dodoo

    The 21-year old scored four goals in the League Cup last season and is out of contract with the Premier League champions.

  10. BreakingAdam Bent death: Four arrested

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police investigating the death of Adam Bent have arrested four people this afternoon.

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody. Two men and a teenage girl have been arrested for assisting an offender and are also in custody.

  11. One hurt in lorry crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The fire service has just published some more information about the lorry on its side causing delays on the M1 and M42.

    They say it was leaking hydraulic fluid. They have now managed to stem the leak and absorbents has been applied to spillage.

    Lorry spillage

    There is also one casualty who was not in the vehicle. They've been given some treatment and transferred to hospital in Nottingham.

  12. Council demands Glenfield rethink

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    Cllr Byron Rhodes says the secretary of state needs to intervene "urgently" in the decision on Glenfield. 

    The motion passed unanimously - critical of NHS England decision.

    Glenfield Hospital
  13. Council disputes NHS claims

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    The county council cabinet doesn't believe there's evidence to back NHS England's claim that Glenfield's standards aren't high enough.

    Children ward at Glenfield Hospital

    Cllr White says NHS England's standards are arbitrary. He applauds MPs and the city council for also challenging the NHS view on Glenfield.  

  14. Council discusses decision to stop heart surgery

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Plans to stop children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital are being discussed at a Leicestershire County Council full cabinet meeting - our Tim Parker is there.

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  15. M1 delays: Police directing traffic

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like police on the scene of the lorry crash are redirecting traffic around the accident...

    Scene of overturned lorry
  16. Cuts to cultural and community services budget

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Green Plaque scheme was introduced in 2014 as a way to promote Leicestershire's heritage. 

    But now Leicestershire County Council need to save almost £2m from its cultural and community services budget.

    Green Plaque for Ladybird books

    It's not just the green plaques at risk of going - libraries and museums could find themselves having to make changes.

  17. Travel: Tailbacks after lorry crash

    BBC Travel

    It looks like the overturned lorry is causing some big traffic problems on the M1 northbound...


    Queues are back to J23

  18. Travel: Slip road closed

    BBC Travel

    The M1 exit slip road is closed northbound at J23a because of an overturned lorry...

    Lorry on its side
  19. Centre 'must' make improvments

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The CQC say their inspection of Oadby and Wigston Walk-In Medical Centre found the service was not meeting some of the fundamental standards and had breached regulations.

    They have now produced a list of key improvements the centre must and should make.