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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 8 September 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Chance of some overnight rain

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    There'll be mostly clear skies at first this evening, though the cloud will return towards the early hours of the morning, bringing the chance of occasional rain with it.

    There will also be moderate or fresh southwesterly winds.

    Minimum temperature of 15C (59F). 

  3. Lawro predicts 2-1 loss for Leicester

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Sport football expert and ex-Liverpool defender

    Leicester rolled Swansea over easily enough but never really looked like scoring against Arsenal, so it will be interesting to see how they get on against Liverpool's defence.  

    Klopp and Ranieri

    What will help the Reds is that they have pretty much all of their squad available.

    This is Liverpool's first home game of the season, now that the new Main Stand at Anfield is finished, and I think they will mark it with a win.

  4. Tours running of historic roman site

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you are looking for something to entertain the kids with this weekend...

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  5. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  6. Manslaughter charge over Leicester woman's death

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    BBC East Midlands Today's Jemma Cox has just sent this pic from where a woman was found dead in her home on Monday.

    Waldwick Close

    A woman has been charged with manslaughter. 

  7. 'Crazy' market dictated Slimani fee, says Ranieri

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Claudio Ranieri has been speaking to the press today about the decision to spend what is believed to be about £29m on Islam Slimani. 

    Islam Slimani

    "[Slimani] cost a lot of money but if you see the market it’s a crazy market," the former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss said. 

    "We bought [Slimani] because we believe in his ability." 

  8. University advice for freshers

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Are you or perhaps do you know someone starting at one of our region's three universities this year? 

    Loughborough Uni sign

    If so - they may want to read this piece from Sean Coughlan.

  9. Your photos: September across Rutland

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It has been a nice day across our region - exemplified by this photo from BBC Weather Watcher Andy's Rutland in Empingham. 

    Field
  10. 'Negativity' around zero hours contracts 'misunderstanding'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is what the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce have had to say about those zero hours contract figures: 

    Quote Message: A flexible labour market has been key to enabling local businesses to drive the economy forward and zero-hours contracts have been an important tool in this. They enable organisations to respond to peaks and troughs in demand and employees to manage caring responsibilities, study, improve their work–life balance or to downshift from full-time work as they move towards retirement. Much of the negativity surrounding zero-hours contracts is based on a misunderstanding of the role they play in creating and protecting jobs. They are a vital part of a successful jobs market.” from Scott Knowles East Midlands Chamber of Commerce chief executive
    Scott KnowlesEast Midlands Chamber of Commerce chief executive
  11. Publisher calculates the average price of a pint

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The average price for a pint of beer in Leicestershire and Rutland has been described as "fair" by the 2017 Good Pub Guide. 

    Pint pulling

    The guide found the average cost of a pint to be £3.40. 

    So that's where all my money goes...

  12. Foxes' number one ready for Reds

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Claudio Ranieri was happy to report this afternoon that Kasper Schmeichel will be fit for Liverpool on Saturday. 

    Kasper Schmeichel

    The Danish international went off injured during City's 2-1 win against Swansea. 

  13. Two remain with police following Leicester Forest East death

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A 46-year-old man and a woman, 45, remain in police custody. 

    Another woman, 31, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. 

  14. Woman charged after Leicester Forest East death

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A 28-year-old has been charged with manslaughter after a woman was found dead at her home in Leicester Forest East. 

    Natalie Bollen, 28, of Waldwick Close, also part of Leicester Forest East, will appear before magistrates in the city tomorrow.   

  15. New assistant 'very close,' says Ranieri

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A replacement for Steve Walsh was also discussed by Ranieri at his weekly press conference. 

    Walsh and Ranieri

    "We are very close," the Italian told BBC Radio Leicester.  

    "If you wait some hours you know more."