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  1. Updates for Wednesday 31 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

  2. Weather: More dry weather tomorrow

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Remaining dry overnight with light winds and clear skies. It will be a cooler night with temperatures falling to a minimum of 10C (50F).


    A dry day tomorrow with some sunshine, particularly through the morning. 

    Temperatures will peak at 21C (70F).

  3. Artist repairs vandalised mural

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's Richard Wilson fixing his mural to celebrate Leicester City's winning season...

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    Video caption: Richard Wilson fixes the mural he painted to celebrate Leicester City's winning season
  4. Mural repair job under way

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The artist behind the Leicester City mural on Kate Street has got to work on fixed it...

    Artist fixed mural

    It hasn't taken long and he's already nearly finished - clearly a pro.

  5. Ten years till Brexit?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Theresa May has been chatting with her cabinet about "Brexit" and we've been chatting to Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan about it.

    Theresa May with her cabinet at Chequers

    She believes it will be "the best part of a decade" before the UK actually leaves the European Union.

  6. Travel: M1 lanes reopen

    BBC Travel

    There are still queues between junctions 24A and 25 northbound because of the earlier accident but all lanes have been reopened.

    Congestion is back to junction 23.

  7. Police ask for help identifying woman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Do you recognise this woman?

    CCTV image of woman

    Police would like to speak to her after make-up was stolen from Boots in Wigston.

  8. Travel: Crash causing long queue

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Traffic is still pretty bad on the M1 northbound because of a crash between J24a and J25.

    This is the view from the traffic camera near J23  showing the tailbacks...

    Traffic on M1

    Delays are also affecting the A42 northbound.

  9. BreakingSporting's Slimani set for Leicester

    BBC Sport

    Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani is given permission to leave Algeria's training camp to have a medical with Leicester City.

    Breaking news
  10. Glass thrown in woman's face

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's been a pretty nasty assault on a 19-year-old woman at a bar in Leicester.

    Someone went up to her in the smoking area at R-Bar on Granby Street and threw a glass at her face.

    The young woman's eye socket was injured and she needed hospital treatment.

    Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened and also the group of men who went up to her after to tell her she was bleeding.

  11. Travel: Delays on M1

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there's queuing traffic on the M1 northbound between J24 and J25 because of an accident. 

    Congestion is back to J23a.

    Traffic on M1
  12. Christmas in August?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It's the last day of August so naturally Christmas has begun in Leicester...

    Christmas display

    Please tell me I'm not the only person outraged by this?

  13. Listen: Coming out

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Here's Salim Khalifa's "coming out" story ahead of Leicester Pride...

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    Video caption: Salim Khalifa's "coming out" story.
  14. Labour MP awaits Brexit plan

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Theresa May has been holding a meeting with her cabinet about the Brexit vote.

    Over the summer, ministers were asked to identify what opportunities leaving the EU will bring to their department.

    Jon Ashworth

    The Leicester South Labour MP Jon Ashworth says he's keen to hear answers on topics such as immigration and the single market.

  15. Kayleigh’s Love Story trailer

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a short trailer to that film about Kayleigh's murder...

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    Video caption: Police are offering the public the chance to see a short film made about Kayleigh Haywood
  16. Kayleigh film to be shown in schools

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Just to remind you of what happened to Kayleigh - the 15-year-old was raped and murdered in Ibstock in November last year after being groomed online.

    Police looking for Kayleigh Haywood's body

    Along with next month's public screenings, the video will be shown in schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and in Rutland to children aged 11 and above.