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  1. Updates for Thursday 11 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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 tomorrow at 08:00.

  2. Weather: A better day tomorrow with sunshine

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    A dry and mostly cloudy night although some clearer spells developing during the early hours. 

    Feeling warm with lows of 16C (61F).


    A better day on the cards tomorrow - dry with variable cloud and long sunny periods, especially late morning, early afternoon. 

    Feeling warm with highs of 21C (70F).

  3. Rugby: Genge 'world class'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    The Leicester Tigers head coach has been singing the praises of their young prop Ellis Genge.

    Aaron Mauger says he has the potential to become a "world class" player.

    Ellis Genge

    Less than 12 months ago Genge was playing Championship rugby for Bristol but is now part of the 45-man England training squad.

  4. Concern over 'contaminated' soil

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Plans to dispose of waste soil around the site of Kelham Bridge Nature Reserve have been approved.

    The County Council's development and control committee met this afternoon and said the soil can go onto the fields near Hugglescote. 

    The soil has come from nearby building developments and campaigners think it could pollute the watercourse at the reserve.

  5. Your comments: Pavement parking pilot

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  6. Superdog Drake learning to fly

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Forget Superman... you could soon be getting rescued by Superdog in Leicester...

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  7. Listen: Ellis needs to 'get scrum sorted'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a clip from BBC Radio Leicester of Aaron Mauger talking about Ellis Genge...

  8. Goddard replaced in child sex abuse investigation

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A new chairwoman has been appointed to lead the inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales.

    The child protection expert Professor Alexis Jay has been appointed - among the allegations she will be looking into are those against the former Leicester MP Lord Janner.

    Professor Alexis Jay

    You might recognise Professor Jay because she led the inquiry into child exploitation in Rotherham.

  9. Advice after airport shutdown: Tell people how to fit screw

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The Air Accident Investigation Branch gave some handy information in a bid to avoid future problems.

    It recommended the aircraft's manufacturer tells operators how to ensure the set screw is properly installed...

    east mids airport
  10. Screw caused shutdown of East Midlands Airport

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    And we're back with East Midlands Airport now.

    Remember when a light aircraft had a problem on the runway back in January that led to the whole airport being shut down?

    plan runway

    Well it was caused by nothing more than a wrongly-fitted screw, a report has found.

    The private plane's landing gear failed to work properly shortly after the plane touched down.

  11. Man in mobility scooter crash named

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier this week I told you an elderly man had died after crashing his mobility scooter in Newbold Verdon.

    Police have now named him as 81-year-old Harry Lee who lived in the village.

    Nisa store

    He crashed outside the Nisa Local shop on Main Street on Saturday afternoon. He was airlifted to hospital but later died.

  12. FA Cup dream over

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Hinckley AFC are out of the FA Cup after being beaten 5-1 in their preliminary round replay against Heanor Town.

    FA Cup trophy
  13. Leicester rower misses out on Olympic medal

    BBC Sport

    Leicester's Jonny Walton and John Collins have missed out on a medal in the Men's Double Sculls in Rio.

    Jonathan Walton and John Collins

    Medals went to Croatia, Lithuania and Norway - the GB pair came fifth.

  14. Watch: Boy finds a kidney through Facebook

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is a story we featured a lot on Local Live yesterday - a Leicestershire man who donated his kidney to a little boy who'd been waiting eight years for one.

    If you missed it, here's a recap...

    Video content

    Video caption: Boy finds a kidney through Facebook
  15. New residents' parking schemes

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Another part of the parking plan would be to spend £75,000 on a residents' parking schemes in Stoneygate and St Matthew's.


    The council say there will be a consultation on this and it will only happen if their is a demand for it locally.

  16. Listen: Classic Claudio jokes with the press

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I don't think Claudio Ranieri is optimistic Leicester City will win the Premier League again.

    Here's the moment he told BBC Radio Leicester there's more chance of ET landing in Piccadilly Circus...

    Video content

    Video caption: Claudio Ranieri says it's going to be more difficult to retain the title this season.
  17. Thousands to be invested in safer school parking

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Any parents out there might be aware of dangerous of parking outside schools - well about £450,000 will be spent on trying to stop it.

    Car parked illegally outside school

    Part of the new parking plan will see the council review how they use "keep clear zones" outside schools and even look at using camera enforcement vans to fine parents who park illegally.

  18. Any aliens heading to London?

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    He's done it again... Claudio with a beauty: "There's more chance of ET landing in Piccadilly Circus than City winning the Premier League again".

    The room erupted - classic Claudio

    Claudio Ranieri
  19. More Leicester companies dodge fair wages

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Other local employers shamed for not paying the minimum wages were...

    Music Junkie Ltd who owed £396.85 to one worker, Beezy Beez Day Nursery Ltd who owed £334.26 to one worker and Wood & Co Ltd who owed £179.17 to one worker.

  20. Nursery shamed for failing to pay minimum wadge

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Nearly 200 employers have been named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the national minimum wage - including some in Leicester.

    Kushi Care Ltd

    The worst local offender was a children's nursery school called Kushi Care Ltd.

    They owed £9,726.23 to 46 workers.