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  1. Updates for Thursday 1 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Gary Smee

    BBC Sport

    Ben Youngs

    Gary Smee

    BBC Sport

    Leicester turn around a 24-point deficit to beat Gloucester in a thrilling opening game of the new Premiership season.

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    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  3. Weather: Pleasant evening in prospect

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Remaining dry and fine this afternoon with some blue skies in places, especially further south, high cloud rolling in from the north.     

    Highs of 23C (73F). 

  4. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  5. Watch: Premiership's six international stars to watch

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Which Leicester Tigers recruit do you think makes the list..? 

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    Video caption: Premiership: Six international stars to watch in 2016-17
  6. Airline looking to increase destinations

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The recruitment drive appears to be part of an expansion plan for the company that flies from East Midlands and and seven other UK airports. tailfin

    Chief executive Steve Heapy said: "We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too."  

  7. Pub to encourage 'face to face' dating

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A Leicestershire pub is bucking a growing trend towards online dating by launching its own singles' nights.


    The Coach and Horses in Kibworth says it wants to provide a safe environment for men and women to meet in person rather than rely on dating apps and the internet.

  8. Your photos: September across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A nice day on the canal at Market Harborough. 

    Market Harborough canal

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Billie's View for sending it in. 

  9. Almost all of title-winning squad have signed new deals

    Mike McCarthy

    BBC Radio Leicester sport

    Ulloa, Huth, Okazaki, Fuchs and Schlupp now the only PL medal winners at Leicester who haven't (as of yet at least) signed new contracts.  

  10. Pair charged with neglect after swimming pool incident

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Two women have been charged with wilful neglect of a person without mental capacity.

    The charges relate to an incident in January when an 18-year-old sustained injuries after getting into a swimming pool at West Gate School in Leicester. 

  11. Simpson: Leicester is a club 'going places'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Danny Simpson has been speaking about his new deal. 

    Danny Simpson

    "I’m over the moon," the 29-year-old told LCFC TV.

    "I’ve been here two years now and the club is going places."

  12. Changes planned for city museum

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The money would be used to create a new public walkway and a viewing area. 

    Roman walls