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By Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Leicestershire Local Live for this week.

    Enjoy your bank holiday weekend and we'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Cooler night anticipated

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Remaining dry with clear spells so a cooler night than of late. Rain expected tomorrow.

    Weather
  3. Listen: McDonald on his decision to leave Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae has been to speak to Andrew McDonald about his decision to leave Leicestershire.

    He admits it'll be difficult to leave. Listen to the full interview here...

    Video content

    Video caption: Elite Performance Director to leave Grace Road at the end of the season.
  4. Cadets will race in their soapbox

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    So at the soapbox derby cadets will build a soapbox (like a cart) and race it down a hill in the hope of getting the fastest time.

    They're going to be racing against other cadets and people from Germany - it all sounds very competitive.

    Soapbox Derby

    Police Chief Simon Cole said: "Leicestershire Police are playing away in Europe before Leicester City - I'm quite proud of that."

    Good luck!

  5. Car crash discovered more than three hours later

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We've had some more information from the police on this serious crash near Oadby Racecourse this morning.

    They say the emergency services were called by a member of the public at 07:15 but it's thought the crash actually happened much earlier - at about 03:40.

    The fire service reported at the time it involved only one vehicle that had gone down an embankment. A driver was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  6. Cadets head to Germany

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Volunteer police cadets from Leicestershire are travelling to Leicester's twin town in Germany to take part in their annual soapbox derby...

    Volunteer police cadets

    I'm not going to pretend I knew what that was until now.

  7. Listen: Crash victim's fiance talks to BBC Radio Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you'd like to hear to the full interview with Sam Boulton's fiance Alia you can do here.

    She is understandably very upset and it's quite a tough listen...

    Video content

    Video caption: Sam died after being hit by a van whilst cycling in the city.
  8. Petition gets support worldwide

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Vaughan Centre
    Quote Message: "People on the streets of Leicester and from across the world have signed our petition. We have been inspired and often moved to read their reasons. They make it very clear that Lifelong Learning is hugely valued for its ability to change lives." from Rob Greenhill Save the Vaughan Centre
    Rob GreenhillSave the Vaughan Centre
  9. Thousands sign petition against Vaughan Centre closure

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The "Save the Vaughan Centre" petition has almost 3,000 signatures.

    Campaigners who will hand it to Jon Ashworth say he "objects strongly" to the proposal to close the centre.

    Vaughan Centre sign

    He says: "The number of people signing the petition shows the strength of support for the Vaughan Centre.

    “The Vaughan Centre is an invaluable resource for the whole of the city and beyond, and we must fight to save it.”

  10. MP to receive petition from Vaughan Centre campaigners

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We've spoken a lot on Local Live about the campaign to save the Vaughan Centre in Leicester.

    Well it's back on the news agenda again today because a petition to try and stop it from closing is being handed to an MP.

    Vaughan Centre

    The adult education centre is part of the University of Leicester - which says it's looking into closing it because operating costs are "unsustainable".

  11. Airport expecting holiday rush

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you thought holiday season was nearly over- you're wrong - East Midlands Airport is expecting one of its busiest weekends of the year.

    More than 90,000 passengers are expected to travel through it this bank holiday... not me though unfortunately.

    East Midlands Airport

    If you're one of them you might want to leave a bit of extra time and probably brace yourself for a queue at security.

  12. Youngs tweets ahead of Ospreys match

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    View more on twitter

    I'll be there - are you going?

    I'm so excited the rugby season's nearly back.

  13. Thousands raised for tragic firefighter's family

    An appeal to raise money for the family of Leicestershire firefighter Paul Wilkens has already passed its £7,000 target.

    Paul Wilkens

    Mr Wilkens, 47, was found dead while on duty in Castle Donington earlier this week in what the service described as a "sudden and tragic loss".

  14. Claudio Ranieri on Leicester City in the Champions League

    BBC Leicester Sport

    The Foxes boss doesn't want his players to approach Europe any differently...

    Video content

    Video caption: The Foxes boss doesn't want his players to approach Europe any differently.
  15. Elliott thinks Leicester will qualify in Champions League

    BBC Leicester Sport

    The former Leicester City captain Matt Elliott has been giving his reaction to the Champions League draw.

    Clarence Seedorf shows a piece of paper bearing the name of Leicester City FC during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw

    He says: "Every game's going to bring some difficulties of course but Porto and Leicester, there'll be a lot of money riding on them two going through and qualifying first and second.

    "I have to say I fancy Leicester first."

  16. Man bailed over cyclist death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The police did arrest a 50-year-old man over the death of Sam Boulton.

    He's suspected of causing death by dangerous driving but has been bailed pending further enquiries.

    Police investigating crash on London Road
  17. Grieving woman's message to road users

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Alia say's her fiance loved art and he'd been cycling home from a studio when he came off his bike.

    She's now calling for all road users to show more consideration for others.

    Alia Ahmed and Sam Boulton
    Quote Message: "It's really important that we are so cautious and that we remember everybody we come into contact with as a traveller on our daily journeys has loved ones, they have children, they have people that love them more than anything. " from Alia Ahmed
    Alia Ahmed
  18. Fiance speaks out about death

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The memorial bike ride is being organised by Sam Boulton's fiance Alia Ahmed.

    The pair had got engaged less than two weeks before he died while on holiday in Greece.

    Alia Ahmed and Sam Boulton

    She's been talking about Sam to BBC Radio Leicester. She says: "He was just the most lovely man you could ever wish to meet in you life. He was full of joy, full of energy and full of love for everything he did."