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  1. Updates for Thursday 21 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Cooler night with chance of rain

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will increase through the evening bringing outbreaks of showery rain at times, although some places could stay dry.

    BBC weather grid
  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  4. Former allotment turns up Bronze Age 'treasures'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another shot of someone looking important at that archaeological dig in Rothley. 

    Hole in the ground
  5. Former allotment reveals 'hidden treasures'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have recently excavated a Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery under former allotments at Rothley. 

    Archaeological site

    It's all part of a project that has been commissioned ahead of a new housing estate being built there. 

    At least they didn't just uncover a few unpicked carrots and potatoes... 

  6. Foxes accepted Walsh's decision to leave with a 'heavy heart'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City's director of football Jon Rudkin has released this statement following Steve Walsh's departure to Everton: 

    Jon Rudkin
    Quote Message: Steve has made a signification contribution to the most successful period in the club's history and it is with a heavy heart that we accept his decision to seek a different challenge in his career. We thank him wholeheartedly for his service and wish him and his family well in the future." from Jon Rudkin Leicester City
    Jon RudkinLeicester City
  7. Fire in the Celebrity Masterchef kitchen

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a sneaky peak at how Neil Back gets on in tonight's Celebrity Masterchef semi-final...

    Video content

    Video caption: The blue team struggle with their dessert for the Bronte feast.
  8. Doctors to spell out how they'll save Glenfield heart surgery

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A public meeting is taking place later to outline how local doctors plan to save children's heart surgery at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.

    Glenfield Hospital

    They'll explain how the University of Leicester Hospitals Trust is going to fight NHS England's decision to stop the service there for children born with heart defects.   

  9. Your photos: July across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The cloud has returned to Kirby Muxloe after a couple of near perfect days. 


    A sign of worse things to come perhaps..? 

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher grantshouse for sending in the pic.

  10. Analysis: Walsh leaves Foxes for Everton

    Pat Murphy

    BBC Midlands football reporter

    This is a major blow to the Premier League champions, a few days after losing N'Golo Kante to Chelsea and amid doubts that Riyad Mahrez will stay.

    Steve Walsh and Jamie Vardy

    Walsh was the key man in luring both players to Leicester for bargain sums, along with Jamie Vardy.     

    Arguably he became the most important figure in Leicester's football department because he kept delivering unpolished gems from his countless scouting missions without breaking the bank.

    He's been tempted away by what he sees as a career promotion and the vision of Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

  11. 'Star spotter' Walsh heads to Everton

    Tom Brown

    BBC East Midlands Today digital sports reporter

    Losing your star midfielder (N'Golo Kante) and the man who found him (Steve Walsh) in less than a week.

    Kante and Steve Walsh

    Big departures. 

  12. Walsh was 'magnificent' at Foxes

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman has been speaking about how Steve Walsh's work at Leicester appealed to him. 

    "He has a great deal of knowledge about building for the long-term," the Dutchman told the Everton website. 

    "The magnificent work he did at Leicester on top of the job he did at Chelsea makes us excited to have him here at Everton." 

  13. Walsh will be Everton's 'best signing of the summer'

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester's Foxes commentator

    Truly gutted Steve Walsh has left Leicester - consummate pro, talented and a top man.

    Steve Walsh

    That will be Everton's best signing of the summer.    

  14. Ex-Foxes wicketkeeper enjoying Jamaican success

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Some news from across the pond...

    Paul Nixon

    Congratulations to former Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Nixon who is enjoying another successful season coaching the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League. 

    A victory over the Barbados Tridents has seen them qualify for the final.

  15. Impact of power outage becomes clearer

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I've just had a look at the Western Power website and apparently there are 649 homes without power. 

    I hope you've found a good book...