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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 14 September 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume from 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

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

Weather: Warm night across region

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Another warm and uncomfortable night for sleeping I'm afraid.      

Lows of around 16C (61F). 

Harborough MP 'backs British farming'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Bonus points if you can spot Sir Edward's signature on that board...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening in our region: 

England international still missing for Falcons trip

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Some good/bad news on the injury front for Leicester Tigers...

Manu Tuilagi
Getty Images

Richard Cockerill has confirmed Telusa Veianu is fit for the match at Newcastle Falcons on Sunday but Manu Tuilagi isn't available.   

Rooney: Bronze should be presented in front of home crowd

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Loughborough-based athlete Martyn Rooney has been speaking to the BBC about his hope that he'll be presented with his Beijing 2008 bronze at the Olympic Stadium in London. 

Rooney and his 4x400m relay team mates have been given the medal retrospectively following a Russian doping offence. 

Advice for Leicester fans in Bruges

Arrest made in suspected hit-and-run

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

The incident, on the A1 near Grantham, killed a 17-year-old from Leicestershire. 

Foxes sampling European hospitality

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

City's last foray into Europe was the 2000-01 Uefa Cup when they got this particularly friendly welcome from the locals at Red Star Belgrade...

Red Star Belgrade v Leicester in the 2000-01 uefa cup
Laurence Griffiths/ALLSPORT

It remains to be seen how accommodating the Belgians will be. 

Three EMA flights affected by strike action tomorrow

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ryanair tweets...

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Foxes fans soaking up the atmosphere

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator in Bruges

Leicester fans enjoying the sun in Bruges. 

Leicester fans in Bruges
BBC

City fans heading to Bruges by air, land and sea

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Eurotunnel LeShuttle tweets...

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Wheelie bin dumped into ambulance as paramedics worked

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I'd offer you my thoughts on the story but unfortunately if I were to publish them I may not be in a job much longer...

Your comments: Wheelie bin dumped in ambulance

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The ambulance wheelie bin story has certainly got you all talking over on the BBC Leicester Facebook page.

Gavin Stretton writes: "Absolutely disgusting, lets just hope Karma comes around, and one day an ambulance is elsewhere when they need it !!" 

Tracy Lively adds: "What kinda idiot would do that??!! Totally disgusting!!" 

BBC Radio Leicester in Belgium for match

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

...of course, you'll be watching with the sound turned down and BBC Radio Leicester commentary. 

That is available on 104.9FM and DAB radio from 18:00 (19:45 kick off). 

Match available tonight on Freeview

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you haven't got a ticket for tonight's game or access to satellite TV - then fear not. 

TV camera man
Clive Mason/Getty Images

Tonight's trip to Club Brugge will be screened live on Freeview channel 59.

Weather: Hot afternoon ahead

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud will continue to thin leaving lots of blue sky and sunshine throughout the afternoon.     

Charlie Slater
BBC

Highs of 29C (84F).

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Unemployment falls in the East Midlands for the period between May and July this year 
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of a serious sexual assault on a teenager in Market Harborough 
  • Leicester City fans are arriving in Bruges for the club's first ever Champions League game 

Foxes' fans head to Bruges

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC East Midlands Today's Tom Brown was up with the night owls and among Foxes fans travelling to Bruges...

Your comments: No extra tickets for travelling Foxes

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The tickets story over on the BBC Leicester Facebook page is certainly causing plenty of debate. 

Turnstiles
John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Leigh Spencer writes: "I may be a bit bitter after missing out myself but that's appalling if their fans aren't interested then let ours have them." 

Employment figures 'great news' for region, minister says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Understandably, the minister for employment is feeling rather pleased about this latest set of figures: 

Damian Hinds
Conservative Party

There’s great news in the East Midlands where there are a record number of people in work at almost 2.3 million, and the employment rate for women is at a record high. It’s important that we work to keep up this momentum so more people can make the most of opportunities available out there in the economy."

Damian HindsMinister for Employment

Fall in uneployment across East Midlands

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Employment in the East Midlands has risen in the period from May to July, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. 

Job centre
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The number of people in work rose by 26,000 taking the total number of 2.29 million. 

City out to upset the odds

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And those of you interested, City are 50/1 to win the Champions League...

Ranieri: Leicester showed the impossible is possible

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been speaking about how his side will have to write "another fairytale" to win the Champions League. 

Claudio Ranieri
OUTBRUNO FAHY/AFP/Getty Images

"There are so many big teams," the Italian said.  

"To win it we have to write another fairytale - but Leicester showed the impossible is possible."  

Dad speaks out as thug is jailed for kicking him into a coma in Barwell

Hinckley Times

A thug has been jailed for repeatedly kicking and stamping on a man’s head in a “terrifying” unprovoked attack in Barwell.  

Your photos: September across Rutland

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you've got a burning desire to make some sort of apple crumble this evening I may be able to help...

Free apples in a box
Mark T - BBC Weather Watchers

The apples pictured above are available in the village of Upper Hambleton, Rutland. 

Vandals empty wheelie bin of rubbish into ambulance as paramedics treat patient

Leicester Mercury

No extra tickets being made available for Foxes

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is some important advice if you are in Bruges without a ticket tonight. 

Jan Breydel Stadium
JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

Despite slow sales for the tie at the Jan Breydel Stadium, there will be NO extra tickets made available for Foxes fans. 

The 1,400 away allocation has sold out and that's it I'm afraid. 

Latest headlines forLeicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • A man has been charged on suspicion of a serious sexual assault on a teenager in Market Harborough 
  • Children centres across Leicester could close under new proposals laid out by the city council
  • Cricket: Leicestershire still trail Derbyshire at the County Ground 

City fans travel through the night on European adventure

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Hundreds of Foxes fans boarded coaches in the early hours of this morning to get to Bruges. 

City fans
BBC

"We're still pinching ourselves that this isn't just a dream," this pair said. 

Watch: East Midlands Today's weather forecast

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Yesterday was a record breaker in terms of September weather - more of the same today? Charlie Slater has the details...

Foxes in Bruges for European tie

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

No word yet from Ian as to whether he's bringing me back a box of chocolates from his travels...