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Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Leicestershire's Local Live for today. Updates will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Some sunshine tomorrow

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Fairly cloudy with a few drizzly showers this evening. The showers will clear overnight but the cloud will remain.


    A warm but cloudy start tomorrow. The cloud will break up fairly quickly through the morning and there will be some decent sunshine into the afternoon.

  3. Listen: Will hospital radio survive closure threat?

    BBC Radio Leicester

    The manager of Castle Mead Radio says he's optimistic they will still be on the airwaves despite uncertainty over the future of Mount Road Hospital in Hinckley.

    BBC Radio Leicester's Jack Rafferty has been over there to talk to them...

    Video content

    Video caption: Jack Rafferty visits the country's smallest hospital radio station, based in Hinckley.
  4. Cricket: Thoughts on Sheikh's departure from Foxes

    Richard Rae

    BBC Radio Leicester cricket commentator

    Atif Sheikh is an outstandingly quick young bowler, a very fast left arm seamer but he's a little bit inconsistent.

    I think there have also been one or two issues in terms of discipline and things like that so maybe it's better he goes on and finds another club.

    Atif Sheikh
  5. Cricket: Surprise over Taylor's departure

    Richard Rae

    BBC Radio Leicester cricket commentator

    It is a little bit of a surprise about Rob Taylor in particular - I think he's been pretty effective in white-ball cricket. 

    He's a very good all-rounder - a class batsman, a very useful left arm swing and seam bowler and a very fine fielder as well. It might have been thought that he'd have had a role in white-ball cricket.

    Rob Taylor
  6. End of the road for hospital radio station?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Luckily I've never needed to go to Mount Road Hospital in Hinckley but if I had I might have found myself listening to Castle Mead Radio.

    It's the hospital's radio station and one of the smallest in the country.

    Castle Mead Radio studio

    There's been a lot of uproar recently about plans to close the hospital - so does this also mean the end for the station?

  7. Burglary in Copt Oak

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are looking for two men suspected of burgling a house in Markfield on 10 August.

    The house in Copt Oak was broken into at about 18:30 with the suspects taking money and getting away on foot in the direction of Shepshed.

  8. Goodbye BHS

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Take a last look at BHS in Leicester this week...

    British Home Stores

    It's one of the last 35 BHS shops that are still open but is expected to close this week.

    British Home Stores is set to disappear from the high street entirely by the weekend.

  9. Cars still banned from bridge

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It seems like there's still a lot of work to be done over in Barrow Upon Soar. 

    The bridge over the Midland Main Line is still closed to vehicles and plans to make the bridge safe for traffic again are still being drawn up.

    Bridge collapse in Barrow Upon Soar

    Network Rail say they will release more information when the plans are finalised.

  10. Network Rail thanks locals for 'bearing with them'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Work being carried out on collapsed bridge
    Quote Message: “This was a significant incident and a lot of work has gone into securing the bridge and getting it ready to be used. I’m pleased that pedestrians can now access the bridge again and thank those living nearby for bearing with us while the work has taken place. We have been in regular contact with those living near the bridge and will continue to let them know about the future plans.” from Gary Walsh Network Rail
    Gary WalshNetwork Rail
  11. Burkini ban 'simplistic and problematic'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Dr Saeeda Shah, from the University of Leicester, said: "Banning any type of clothing by measuring it against secular and religious criteria is not only simplistic and highly problematic.

    "It rightly raises questions such as why religious symbols including the Jewish Kippa, the Sikh turban and the headdresses of Christian nuns were not being banned. 

    A Tunisian woman wearing a 'burkini'

    "The perception that Muslim women are oppressed, silenced, invisible and confined to domestic is another force that Muslim women have to fight against besides the patriarchal structures in their own societies.

    "Rulings such as banning of birkinis is one more step barring them from participation in the public as equal citizens."  

  12. Footpath reopens after bridge collapse

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's good news for commuters in Barrow upon Soar - the bridge over the Midland Mainline that partially collapsed earlier this month has reopened to pedestrians.


    There's been disruption at the station since 1 August when the collapse happened.

    The footpath now has a 2.4m high fence.

  13. Academic hits out at burkini ban

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might have seen the story last week about the "burkini" being banned in a part of France.

    If you don't know what it is, it looks like this...

    Woman in a bikini and woman in a burquini

    It's basically a swimming costume that covers the whole body and is often worn by Muslim women.  

    According to an expert at the University of Leicester, banning the swimwear is a step towards depriving Muslim women of equal citizenship.

  14. Eckersley rewarded for 'class and character'

    Leicester CCC's chief executive Wasim Khan paid tribute to batsman Ned Eckersley after he put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal.

    He said: "The fact that he has broken some long-standing records for centuries batting at number seven, particularly after bouncing back from the disappointment of a pre-season injury, shows his class and character."

  15. Leicestershire duo sign new deals

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's more on the news Leicestershire have handed new deals to Ned Eckersley (pictured) and Charlie Shreck while Rob Taylor and Atif Sheikh will leave the county

    Ned Eckersley
  16. Teachers and students await Vaughan Centre decision

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    So what happens next? Well the teachers have sent their idea to the vice-chancellor of the university to look at. 

    The university has held a meeting to discuss the plans and now the teachers are awaiting a response, with a final decision on the centre's future due next month.  

    University of Leicester
  17. Revamped Vaughan Centre 'would be independent'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If the university went ahead with the plan for the Vaughan Centre the department would become a "central service", according to tutor Elizabeth Bryant.

    She says it would also probably be "self-sustaining".

    Student writing in a book