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  1. Updates for Wednesday 17 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.    

  2. Weather: Staying warm overnight

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    It's staying dry with some sunshine for the rest of the day.

    We will have some low cloud rolling back in later which will keep the temperatures up so it will be a fairly warm night with temperatures falling to a minimum of 13C (55F).

  3. Foxes reject bid for Schlupp

    BBC Sport

    A bit of transfer gossip for you...

    Leicester have rejected a £12m bid from West Brom for their 23-year-old left-back Jeffrey Schlupp.

    Jeffrey Schlupp
  4. M1 fight thought to be linked to Oadby incident

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    More on that M1 fight in the early hours of this morning.

    Police say the suspects left the motorway in the Audi, leaving their Astra at the scene.

    A statement from the force said they are linking the fight to reports of a group of men turning up at a house in The Fairway, Oadby, at around midnight and threatening a man outside.  

  5. Man in hospital after motorway fight

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A man was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries after an assault on the hard shoulder of the M1 near Loughborough.

    Police said they were called at about 00:30 this morning to reports of a large fight near J23 northbound.

    M1 J23

    The force said they believed three men in a black Audi A4 had been following another three men in a black Vauxhall Astra from Oadby to the M1.

    Both vehicles are then thought to have stopped where the occupants of the Astra assaulted the men from the Audi.

  6. Biffa changed chimneys to 'cover' smells

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    The meeting last night was organised by MP Liz Kendall.

    Biffa operations manager Chris Harris was also there and told residents they had increased the height of their chimneys and added an "odouriser" to disguise foul smells with a nicer one.

    Liz Kendall

    Liz Kendall suggested another meeting should be held in October.

  7. Police ask man to get in touch over missing woman

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    There's been a strange request from police. They want to speak to a man who called them with information about Polish woman Malgorzata Wnuczek, who went missing 10 years ago.

    The man made a 999 call on 1 July but it seems the force want to speak to him again and are having trouble finding him.

  8. Residents still unimpressed with 'Biffa Whiff'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    People who were at the meeting last night about the "Biffa Whiff" as it's become known, say they are still not happy the firm is doing enough to stop the smells.

    They said the only solution would be to move the waste plant, but Biffa, which owns the site, still has 12 years left on its contract with the council. 

  9. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • Residents in Mowmacre Hill say the smell coming from the Biffa waste centre hasn't improved 
    • A petition has called for Leicester's New Walk to open up for cyclists after the death of a cyclist on London Road
    • Leicester City are thought to have rejected a £12m bid for Jeffrey Schlupp
  10. Biffa spent thousands on measures to reduce smell

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Biffa says it has spent £600,000 on measures to reduce the smell coming from its processing plant.

    And the Environment Agency says it is continuing to work with Biffa to "limit the impact of the plant on residents".

    It said officers do make the necessary checks to ensure waste sites are complying with their permit conditions.

  11. Residents meet to discuss bad smell

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A meeting was held last night to talk about the bad smells around Leicester's main waste centre in Mowmacre Hill.

    It's a row that's been going on for years and the owners of the site, Biffa, say they have tried to reduce the smell.

    Biffa meeting
  12. Statue was to commemorate Duke's long life

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    Leicester historian Steve Bruce told me the John Manners statue was once very prominent in the market square rather than lost among the permanent market stalls as it is now.

    Holding the role as the Monarch's representative in Rutland he was highly regarded and Mr Bruce said he believes he was given a statue because of his long reign in office.

  13. Statue series moves to John Manners

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    We're halfway through our week-long series on statutes of political figures in the city on BBC Radio Leicester and today we found out more about 5th Duke of Rutland, John Manners.

    OK, I've bent the rules a bit for this one as he is a former Lord Lieutenant... but for 50 years in post, surely that's worth marking?!

    JOhn Manners

    A little lost among the modern market stalls it is still a meeting place for many in Leicester's Market Place.

  14. Champions Cup fixtures coming this week

    BBC Leicester Sport

    The fixtures for the 2016/2017 Champions Cup will be announced on Friday at noon.   

  15. Weather: Staying dry and fine this afternoon

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Everywhere is dry and fine this afternoon with variable cloud and warm sunny spells.

    Temperatures hover around 24C (75F) (possibly a touch higher across Leicestershire and Rutland) with a light south easterly breeze.  

  16. Young people take part in School Games

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Meanwhile athletes in Leicestershire are getting ready for what's been described as the "Olympics for teenagers".

    The 2016 School Games comes to Loughborough in a fortnight and six of our local athletes have been selected to compete.

  17. Walkers in trouble over holiday competition

    Oh dear... Walkers have had their latest advert banned after complaints their competition offering 2,000 holidays was impossible to win.

    The "spell and go" promotion invited people to collect letters from codes on crisp packs to spell the names of 26 holiday destinations. but customers said no-one could get the letters C, D or K.

  18. Athlete shows how it's done

    Jack Rafferty

    BBC Radio Leicester

    I met future Olympic steeplechase runner, Jordan Waine from Broughton Astley, today.

    I had a questionable attempt at her training drill.  

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    Video caption: Reporter tries his hand at steeplechase training drill
  19. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    • Walkers crisps have had their latest holiday advert banned after customers complained some letters were impossible to collect
    • A petition calling for Leicester's New Walk to have a cycle lane has collected about 1,000 signatures 
    • Fixtures for this season's European Rugby Champions Cup will be announced on Friday