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  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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 Local Live - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Warm and muggy night

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    A fine, warm and sunny evening. It will stay dry overnight but there will be some cloud drifting in and it will be a very warm and muggy night with lows of 21C (70F).


    A dry and warm start tomorrow with some sunshine. 

    There will be more cloud around and there will be a few isolated thunderstorms developing into the afternoon with highs of 27C (81F).

  3. New signings to feature at Oxford

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Claudio Ranieri could give debuts to his four summer signings against Oxford United this evening.

    It's Leicester City's first pre-season friendly of the summer.

    Ahmed Musa, Luis Hernandez, Nampalys Mendy and Ron-Robert Zieler are all set to feature at the Kassam Stadium.

  4. Leicestershire star to captain GB rugby team

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Good news for Desford's Emily Scarratt (pictured) - she'll captain Great Britain's Olympic rugby sevens squad in Rio.

    Emily Scarratt

    Sapcote's Vicky Fleetwood has missed out on a place in the competition.

  5. Three arrested after burglary

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have arrested three men in connection with burglaries in Markfield and Groby.

    Some electrical items were stolen from a property in Markfield yesterday afternoon and police think it was linked to an attempted burglary in Groby earlier in the day.

    Men aged 23, 25 and 27 were arrested after police stopped a vehicle seen close to the scene of the burglary in Markfield.

  6. Giant ice cream in Harborough

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    When a "normal" ice cream just isn't enough...

    Giant model ice cream

    Leicestershire Police has dubbed it "the biggest ice cream in Market Harborough".

    I wonder how many calories...

  7. Commentary team back together

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    It's been too long without an entertaining car trip with these boys.

    Ian Stringer, Matt Elliott anf Jason Bourne

    Back on the road - to Oxford we go and some pre-season action  

  8. Blue skies at Rutland Water

    Geeta Pendse

    Arts reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Hello sunshine...

    Rutland beach
  9. Oxford-bound for Foxes friendly

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I bumped into BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer a moment ago as he was setting off to Oxford for the Leicester City friendly.

    Ian Stringer

    You can listen to the coverage on the radio or online from 19:00.

  10. PCC backs campaign to keep heart surgery at Glenfield

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Our police and crime commissioner has made a statement about NHS plans to stop children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.

    Lord Willy Bach says it would be a "serious mistake".

    Children's ward at Glenfield Hospital

    He says he's supporting the cross-party campaign against the NHS England decision.

  11. Governance issues after council staff quit

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Last August the union Unison said they were worried that public services could be affected after a row broke out between top managers at the council. The row led to some council staff quitting.

    The new audit report suggests this has caused "significant governance issues" in things like budget monitoring and forecasting, financial compliance and payroll procedures.

  12. One way to cool off in a heatwave

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    As someone who doesn't usually like water sports this wouldn't normally appeal to me but today I would actually consider it...

    Aqua Park at Rutland Water

    It has to be one of the best ways to cool down in Leicestershire/Rutland during a heatwave.

  13. Your photos: River Soar in the sun

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Wow - impressive photo Sean82...


    Our city scrubs up quite well in the sunshine don't you think?

  14. Your photos: Lunch in the garden

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like Nicola Dawson is enjoying the nice weather in Syston... can I come over?

    Lunch in the garden
  15. Schmeichel: 'We have to do exactly the same again'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Kasper Schmeichel looks ahead to next season amid speculation he's off to Everton...

    Video content

    Video caption: Kasper Schmeichel was speaking at pre-season training in Austria
  16. My kind of sky

    Tom Brown

    Sports reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

  17. Police advice about West End crime

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Last month there was a spate of up to ten attacks in Leicester's West End.

    At the time, Sergeant Ollie Webb from Leicestershire Police gave advice to people worried about crime.

    Braunstone Gate

    He said: "If people are going on a night out, plan your evening. Plan to take a taxi at the end of an evening or walk home with friends.

    "Use busier or well lit routes. Don't use your phone or withdraw cash unless you're with other people."