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  1. Updates for Friday 16 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Ian Woodcock

    BBC Sport

    Islam Slimani

    Ian Woodcock

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City's record signing Islam Slimani marks his Premier League debut with two goals as the champions ease past Burnley.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Local Live today.

    Join us again on Monday from 08:00.

  3. Weather: Rain clearing

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Continuing to brighten from the west with blue skies developing.

    Rain in the east mostly clearing. 


    Feeling fresher with a moderate northwesterly wind and afternoon temperatures around 18C (64F).

  4. Leopards 'should be called Claudio and Ranieri'


    Over on Facebook, you've been making your own suggestions as to what these two cute little leopard cubs should be called...

    Sharon Hudson suggested: "Lalasa & Freya"

    Amur leopards

    While Paul Watchorn thinks "Claudio and Raneri" are good names...

  5. City purse theft CCTV issued

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Officers want to speak to this man in connection with the theft of a purse from an elderly woman in Leicester.

    It happened on Thursday 8 September at about 13:30 on the corner of Bassett Street and Woodgate.


    The purse contained cash. The victim wasn't hurt, police said.

  6. Sex assault meeting chance for public questions

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Det Con Insp Starbuck said the meeting is a chance for Leicestershire Police "to answer any questions the public may have."

    A man was arrested earlier this week but was released with no further action.

    Green Lane

    The assault happened on a footpath off Green Lane.

  7. New information about sex assault suspect to be released

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police are holding a public meeting in Market Harborough after a 17-year-old girl was seriously sexually assaulted there last month.

    It happened shortly after midnight on Monday 22 August on a footpath in the town.

    sex assault leaflet

    New information about the suspect will be released at the meeting at 19:00 on Monday at Welland Park Academy, in Welland Park Road  

    Det Con Insp Johnny Starbuck said: “This was an extremely serious attack on a child and has left her deeply shocked as a result. I continue to ask for the community’s help to catch the man who has done this."

  8. Hinckley special school 'outstanding'

    Hinckley Times

    A special educational needs school in Hinckley has been rated “outstanding” by Ofsted for two consecutive inspections.

    Headteacher Janet Thompson
  9. Mosque signs its support for forces

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester's Central Mosque, where the head Imam Muhammad Shaid Raz has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

    The document pledges support for the armed forces - a first for a UK mosque.

    armed forces at mosque

    The signing was witnessed by Lt Col Andrew Parker, the commanding officer of 158 Regiment RLC and the deputy commander of 7 Infantry Brigade, Col Stuart Williams.    

    Lt Col Andrew Parker said: "It is a sign of the commitment they have chosen to make to the armed forces which is part of the fabric of this nation."

  10. Mosque to become first to pledge forces support

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester's Central Mosque has become the first in the country to pledge its support to Britain's armed forces. 

    Its head Imam signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a pledge to recognise the sacrifice made by service personnel.

    central mosque

    It's hoped the move will help strengthen relations between Muslim communities and the army.

  11. Fresh Vaz probe launched

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    An investigation into Leicester East MP Keith Vaz has been launched by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. 

    Mr Vaz resigned from the Commons Home Affairs Committee following newspaper reports he paid two male escorts for their services. 

    Keith Vaz

    The probe will determine whether the MP was guilty of a conflict of interest as he headed a review of vice laws at the time of the allegations. 

    Mr Vaz has said he welcomes the inquiry.  

  12. Glenfield tour under way

    Rob Sissons

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    NHS England officials are touring the Leicester children's heart surgery unit controversially earmarked for closure.

    glenfield sign
  13. Travel: Sapcote crash

    BBC Travel

    The B4114 Coventry Road is closed in both directions at Shamford Road because of an accident.

  14. Foxes: Simpson available for Burnley game

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Claudio Ranieri says defender Danny Simpson is available for tomorrow's Premier League clash at home to Burnley.

    danny simpson

    Simpson missed Wednesday night's Champions League win at Brugge due to an injury he picked up at Liverpool last weekend. 

    Speaking to the media this lunchtime, the Leicester City manager said Jeff Schlupp is also available - but Nampalys Mendy "needs another week" after missing the last two weeks through injury.  

  15. Your pictures: Before the flood?

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Weather Watcher, Andy's Rutland, sent this in just ahead of a downpour in Empingham, Rutland.

    "No rain yet! but the sounds of thunder in the distance over Rutland are telling me it is on it's way!" he said.

  16. Rugby: Tigers name side for Newcastle game

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Tigers have named their starting XV for Sunday's Premiership clash away at Newcastle...