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  1. Updates for Tuesday 16 August 2016

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    That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Another warm and sunny day tomorrow

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Remaining dry overnight and the cloud will melt away again giving clear skies. 

    There will be more of a breeze overnight and temperatures will fall to a minimum of 11C (52F).


    A dry and sunny start again tomorrow with clear blue skies early on. 

    Temperatures will peak at 22C (72F).    

  3. Biffa boss declines offer to experience smell

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    Liz Kendall invited the chief exec of Biffa to live on Mowmacre, near the plant, for a week so he could experience the smell.

    He declined.

  4. Trial postponed for accused conman

    East Midlands Today

    A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged with conning a Leicester Hindu family out of thousands of pounds in an alleged spiritual healing scam.

    Karamba Tunkara

    Karamba Tunkara from Birmingham was due to go on trial at Leicester Crown Court today charged with fraud by false representation and money laundering. 

    The case has been adjourned until 20 March next year.

  5. Developer gave 'carefully consideration' to Great Bowden development

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: “We’re pleased that the government inspector has granted outline planning permission for new homes off Berry Close in Great Bowden. The plans were drawn up after carefully considering how to make best use of the site and we believe the development will make a valuable and sustainable contribution to the local area. In the coming months we will be submitting a reserved matters application, which will include details of the layout and house types. We plan to build up to 70 new homes, including much needed affordable housing.” from Redrow Spokesperson
  6. Meeting about Biffa 'whiff'

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    A meeting is underway at Tudor Centre about the bad smell coming from the Biffa recycling centre.

    Meeting at Tudor Centre
  7. Government aware of housing development impact

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: "The inspector accepted that this 70-house development would eat into and compromise the area of separation between Market Harborough and Great Bowden but despite having reached that conclusion he said he would overturn the planning committee." from Sir Edward Garnier MP for Market Harborough
    Sir Edward GarnierMP for Market Harborough
  8. Cricket: McKay having scan tomorrow

    BBC Leicester Sport

    An update now on Clint McKay...

    The Leicestershire bowler picked up a calf injury yesterday on day four of the County Championship match against Northamptonshire.

    Clint McKay

    Today he's been seen at the ground on crutches. 

    He's going for a scan tomorrow but so far there's no sign of how long he'll be out for.

  9. Family 'in tatters' after Tyler's death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: "He was like a ray of sunshine, and he had a smile for everyone. He is so very sorely missed by all who knew him. It upsets us knowing that he had his whole life ahead of him, he had a bright future, and he knew where he was going. He was looking forward to going to college to do his A-levels. Tyler said he wanted to get good exam results, a decent job and not to be a layabout. Tyler’s death is the first thing we think about each morning and the last thing in our minds at night. Our lives are in tatters." from Family Statement
  10. The danger of knives

    Navtej Johal

    East Midlands Today reporter

    In sentencing Sian Judge Nirmal Shant QC said: "This case illustrates the danger of young men carrying knives".

  11. Family 'heartbroken' by 'cruel' death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Tyler's family have released a statement about his death following the sentencing of Sian.

    Tyler Thompson

    They say: "Tyler’s untimely death has left the entire family heartbroken. None of us could have predicted what would happen that night, and nothing could have prepared us for his sudden and cruel death.

    "Tyler was 16 years old, and his death has ripped a hole in the family."

  12. Victims family 'spared ' trial

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: “The events of that November evening were tragic and could have been prevented. A split decision taken in the heat of the moment changed the lives of two families forever. Sian’s admission of guilt has meant that his family and friends have at least been spared the need to relive the events leading up to his death in a trial. I can only hope that this will be of some small comfort to his family.” from Detective Inspector Shaun Orton Leicestershire Police
    Detective Inspector Shaun OrtonLeicestershire Police
  13. Tyler stabbed in street argument

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Tyler Thompson died from a stab wound to his chest.

    He'd been having an argument with Sian (pictured) on Freeman Road North.

    Pravdit Sian
  14. Sian to serve half his sentence behind bars

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Pravdit Sian will serve half of his nine-year sentence in custody and the rest on licence.

    The 19-year-old admitted stabbing the teenager on Freeman Road North in Leicester on 24 November.

    Tributes to Tyler Thompson

    He was expected to stand trial for murder but yesterday he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control - this was accepted by the court.

  15. Concerns about planned new housing development

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Developers want to build the houses here at the end of Berry Close cul-de-sac...

    Field planned for development

    Villagers are worried the development could impact on the "rural nature" of the area.

    They also worry the development will join the village up with town of Market Harborough.

  16. Villagers 'helpless' in fight against property development

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The development of new houses in the Leicestershire village of Great Bowden has got local people worried.

    Great Bowden

    There's a plan to build 70 new homes in village near Market Harborough and villagers say they feel helpless after the Secretary of State overturned the councils decision to reject the plans.