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

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Monday's updates have now finished. We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Tonight's weather outlook

    BBC Weather

    The evening should be dry at first but rain is expected later with overnight lows of 14C (57F).

  3. Foxes head to Stockholm

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator in Stockholm

    The Foxes players leave LA tomorrow and then this will be their home for a couple of days...


    What lessons did they learn from the defeat against PSG on Sunday to take into Wednesday's meeting with Barcelona?

  4. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • NHS England will hold a public consultation over plans to end children's heart surgery services at Glenfield Hospital
    • Police are putting on extra patrols in the Frog Island area of Leicester after a series of fires
    • Seven Leicester Tigers players will be involved in England’s pre-season training camp, including Tom Youngs
  5. Police respond to Frog Island fires

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It seems like a lot of the fires are in derelict buildings and the police say they are working with the city council's building control department to try to secure disused sites.

    Frog Island area

    They're also working with homeless charities to to discourage people from taking shelter in derelict buildings.

  6. Speedway: Race postponed

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Lions Elite League meeting tonight at Poole has been postponed due to the wet weather. 

    Poole are fifth in the table three places above Lions who are bottom.

    Leicester's speedway team have only won three times this season and haven't competed for over a fortnight.

  7. Advice for Frog Island business owners

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police say they're working with the fire service following the recent spate of fires in the Frog Island area, putting on extra patrols and offering neighbouring businesses arson reduction advice.

    Frog Island area
  8. Arrest after Frog Island arson

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This morning I told you about a fire in a building in Pingle Street in the Frog Island area of Leicester.

    You might know there's been a lot of fires in that area over the past few weeks.

    Well police seem to believe this one was arson and have arrested a 33-year-old man.

  9. Rugby: Young Tigers players get England call-up

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Other Leicester Tigers players attending England’s pre-season training camp are Ellis Genge, Will Evans and Mike Williams.

    Genge has one England cap from earlier this year but it's the first senior international call-up for Evans and Williams.

    Mike Williams

    You probably won't be surprised to hear Ben Youngs, Dan Cole and Manu Tuilagi are also named on the list of 45 players.

  10. Glenfield consultation to get under way

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An interesting development in the saga around plans to stop children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.

    Public Health England, the organisation proposing to stop the service, has announced there will be a public consultation.

    Children's unit at Glenfield Hospital

    Pre-consultation will start in a few weeks followed by a period of formal public consultation, probably from October to December.

  11. Rugby: Tom Youngs returns for England

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Eddie Jones has announced a provisional 45-man squad for England’s pre-season training camp in August and guess who's back...

    Tom Youngs

    That's right- Tom Youngs is named along with six other Leicester Tigers players.

  12. Radio team arrive in Sweden

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Leicester's Football Forum comes live from Stockholm this evening ahead of Leicester City's friendly against Barcelona.

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    Video caption: BBC Radio Leicester's Football Forum comes live from Stockholm this evening

    You can listen online here.

  13. Witness appeal after fatal crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police want to hear from anyone with information about the crash.

    Quote Message: “The A47 was busy at the time of the incident and we want anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward with any information – you may be able to help with our investigations.” from Det Con Pete Davies Leicestershire Police
    Det Con Pete DaviesLeicestershire Police
  14. Mum says heart unit saved daughter's life

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Amy Parkes from Mansfield said her daughter, Imogen, had been diagnosed with a heart defect before she was born and spent six of her first eight weeks alive at Glenfield Hospital.

    "I don't understand how it is deemed acceptable to close such an important unit down," she said.

    "If they start closing heart hospitals down it is not going to have a positive outcome for children with heart defects."

  15. Heart surgery boss says unit 'strives' to be the best

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Aiden Bolger from the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital said they were grateful for the support of parents who would have to go much further to get treatment if heart surgery were to end.

    heart surgery

    He said they had worked hard to improve the quality of care available at Glenfield Hospital and added: "We have strived to be the best we possibly can."

  16. Fatal crash victim named

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A47 near Glaston on Friday has been named as 40-year-old Miroslav Bocko from Corby.


    He was travelling in the direction of Leicester at about 17.15 when he collided with a car driving in the opposite direction.

  17. Afternoon weather update

    BBC Weather

    Dull and cloudy this afternoon with a couple of isolated showers possible ahead of some more persistent rainfall in the late afternoon and evening. 

    Highs of 19C (66F).

  18. Council 'committed to improving care'

    Eric Simpson

    BBC News Online

    The city's deputy mayor says she's pleased with the positive report from Ofsted on young people leaving care.

    Sarah Russell is responsible for young people and schools in Leicester and admits more work still needs to be done after a scathing report last year.

    Sarah Russell

    Problems that remain include a high workload and the number of care leavers who don’t have jobs or training.

    She says: “I know that staff across the service are committed to make improvements.”

  19. Mum joins campaign to save heart surgery at unit

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Amy Parkes from Mansfield, whose daughter had life-saving heart surgery at a specialist heart unit at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital, has joined a campaign to stop plans to end heart surgery there.

    NHS England says it's no longer prepared to support the unit for surgery following a review of standards and safety.

    Glenfield Hospital
  20. Thousands support Glenfield Hospital petition

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Thousands of families are joining the fight to save heart surgery services at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. 

    The service, which carried out over 300 operations last year, has been earmarked for closure by NHS England, which claims it won't meet the latest standards.

    Children's unit at Glenfield Hospital

    Three petitions set up to fight the plans have 40,000 signatures between them.