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  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

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 and will return at 08:00 tomorrow. 

  2. Weather: Dry and cooler night

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Staying dry and bright for the rest of the day.     

    It will stay dry through the night but the cloud will thicken up later on and it will be a bit fresher tonight with lows of 11C (52F).

  3. Your photos: July across Rutland

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a nice pic from Empingham in Rutland. 


    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Andy's Rutland for the pic. 

  4. Man arrested following London Road fatal

    Jo Hornby

    BBC Radio Leicester reporter

    Police have confirmed a cyclist has died following a collision involving a van outside Leicester train station. 

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.  

  5. Foxes squad visit Santa Monica beach

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I hope Ian's remembered to take his bucket and spade...

    Sunset on Santa Monica beach
  6. McDonald: Win was right one day 'formula'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire boss Andrew McDonald has said he hopes yesterday's win against Lancashire can give their white ball cricket a boost until the end of the season. 

    Andrew McDonald

    "It is good to find a formula to win games of cricket in the one-day format, which we have struggled to do," the Australian said. 

  7. EU students will be 'really welcome' despite Brexit

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    De Montfort's Vice Chancellor Dominic Shellard has already been to visit Cyprus on his EU tour. 

    "Students are going to still be really welcome," Professor Shellard told BBC Radio Leicester. 

    "Leicester is the most amazing place to study and the students will be supported when they come here." 

  8. Analysis: Foxes work up a sweat in LA

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator in Los Angeles

    It was hot today, like, silly hot.

    Foxes squad

    You wouldn't want to be working outside in this let alone football training.  

    The players worked hard with a demanding boss pitchside.

  9. Busy Leicester road closed by crash

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The outbound side of London Road in Leicester remains closed following a collision earlier this afternoon. 

    It happened at around 13:20 and involved a car and a cyclist.

  10. Foxes boss 'mobbed' in America

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator in Los Angeles

    LA loves the Foxes, everywhere they go people are asking for pictures and autographs.     

    Claudio on Santa Monica pier

    I even bumped into Claudio on Santa Monica pier. 

    PS - I saw you taking pictures on your phone Claudio...

  11. Second arrest following city assault

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police have arrested a second person in connection with the assault on a man in Turner Street in Leicester. 

    House on Turner Street

    The force have taken a 51-year-old woman into custody on suspicion of assault. 

  12. 'Zika' couple 'very relieved,' says family friend

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is a little bit more reaction to the story I brought you earlier about a pregnant woman who is being allowed to stay in Leicestershire rather than travel back to Brazil to have her baby. 

    Zika graphic

    A friend of the couple involved, Susan Cooke, said: "We are very happy, very relieved that Daisy and Simon can start to relax and enjoy the pregnancy. They were dreadfully worried.  

  13. Weather: Improved afternoon following early rain

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Mainly dry and occasionally bright with some sunny spells and plenty of cloud.     

    Charlie Slater's weather map

    Certainly an improvement on this morning’s weather with highs of 22C (72F). 

  14. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

    • An arrest has been made after a man was found with life threatening injuries at a property in Leicester
    • Police are warning children in the East Midlands to not trespass on the railways during the summer holidays 
    • Former Foxes striker Emile Heskey says he has been impressed with the club's "intensity" in pre-season