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  1. Updates for Friday 5 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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 service this week. Updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Dry and warm tomorrow

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

    Dry through the evening and overnight with variable amounts and clear spells. 

    Temperatures similar to last night, around 13C (55F).


    A dry day on the cards tomorrow with variable cloud and sunny spells. Highs of 23C (73F).

  3. Vaz: Goddard needs to help successor

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Keith Vaz
    Quote Message: "The sheer volume of it must be very overwhelming and therefore I think we need to hear from her. I don't think it is enough to resign and then to leave. I think we in parliament will want to share some of those thoughts with her because it's going to be vital for her successor as chair of the inquiry." from Keith Vaz Leicester East MP and Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee
    Keith VazLeicester East MP and Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee
  4. MPs want answers from Goddard

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you've been keeping up with the national news today you'll probably have heard about Dame Lowell Goddard resigning as the chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child abuse.

    Dame Lowell Goddard

    MPs have called for an explanation about why she's quit, including the Leicester East MP and chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz.

  5. Banner to commemorate Leicester's 'beautiful grove'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    These new banners are going to be making an appearance in the Belgrave area of Leicester to commemorate its 900-year heritage...


    A little bit of history for you - Belgrave means "beautiful grove" and it was first mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086.

  6. The 'honour' of Wembley

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Ranieri will certainly select his strongest starting 11 for the clash with Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday - he laughed off the suggestion it was a friendly match. 

    Remember this is the Italian's first time managing at the home of football, quite a surprise in itself given his experience. 


    The Foxes are going to have a real go at winning the Community Shield, which is an honour in my view. 

    It's Wembley - the stadium everybody in the world wants to go to.

  7. Bridge repairs this weekend

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands trains have just tweeted this about some changes to it's timetable on Sunday- it might affect you if you're heading to Wembley to see the Foxes play.

    It's so they can make some repairs to the bridge at Barrow Upon Soar.

    View more on twitter
  8. Woman killed in A6006 crash named

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A woman killed in a crash yesterday on the A6006 has been named as Amy Young, from Melton Mowbray.

    The 31-year-old died when the car she was driving collided with a van at around 01:00.

    crash map

    Three men aged 21, 22 and 25 who were arrested, have been bailed.

    The van driver has been released from hospital and a HGV was also involved but the driver was not injured.

  9. Claudio keeps the press amused

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Claudio was on fine form in his press ahead of Sunday's match against Manchester United. 

    He was chipper and amusing whilst dealing with the tough questions regarding his players with the ease we've come to expect.

    Claudio Ranieri

    He had the room laughing collectively on at least three occasions - classic Claudio.

  10. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • A man is in police custody for a furious attack on a moving car in Leicester
    • The council are investing £500,000 in improving Coalville
    • Cricket: Leicestershire made 380 in their first innings against Derbyshire
  11. Foxes billionaire chairman gives players a gift

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live


    View more on twitter

    I wouldn't mind if my boss wanted to give me a gift like this... hint hint.

  12. Speedway: Top riders missing for rival clash

    BBC Leicester Sport

    The Leicester Lions are back in Elite League action tonight - they travel to the Brandon Stadium to face their Midland rivals the Coventry Bees.

    They're without two of their most influential riders Patrick Hougaard and Paul Starke, who are both unavailable for the fixture.

  13. Charity collection tin stolen

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The police would like to hear from you if you recognise this man...

    CCTV image of wanted man

    They want to speak him in connection with the theft of a LOROS charity collection tin from Shires Motorcycle Training School, off Beaumont Way, Leicester.

  14. A town that's been 'let go'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Sarah Booth already has a business in Coalville - she runs a pub overlooking Marlborough Square.

    She says: "At the moment nobody's going to invest into Coalville - no business owners, nobody looking for land or buildings because it looks like a town that's been let go.

    "If we can inject some money, we're going attract people who want to invest in Coalville and it can only lead to better things for the town."

  15. Money will help Coalville firms

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: This is money that will, with the views of local businesses and local people, be used to make improvements that will help the businesses to thrive and will bring people here. Perhaps create a space they can enjoy a little bit more than they can at the moment. Maybe there can be more events here." from Kay Greenbank North West Leicestershire District Council
    Kay GreenbankNorth West Leicestershire District Council
  16. Coalville 'a bit depressing'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    So how important is this money to Coalville? BBC Radio Leicester went to ask some of you what you thought of the area as it is.


    One person said: "It's certainly run down and a bit depressing really I'd say".

    Another said: "It's very run down. It's been like this now for about 10 years."

  17. Money to be spent on Coalville

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Not a pretty sight really...


    This was the pub The Litten Tree - it's been closed for years and it's not the only shabby looking business.

  18. Afternoon weather update

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A pleasant afternoon with variable amounts of cloud and a few sunny spells.  

    A gentle westerly wind. 22C/72F.

  19. Ranieri speaks to the media

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    A slightly different press conference venue today for Ranieri's pre Community Shield briefing - the training ground.

    Plenty to talk about ahead of the trip to Wembley.

    Leicester City training ground