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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 20 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

That's all from us for today. We'll be back with you from 08:00 on Wednesday.

Weather: Staying dry tonight

BBC Weather

It should stay dry this evening and overnight with isolated patches of mist and lows of 13C (55F).    

BBC Radio Leicester out in Coalville

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BBC Local Live

East Midlands Today weather host tweets...

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Finest footwear for Coalville visit

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BBC Local Live

I almost forgot to show you the snazzy socks Ben is wearing today....

Feet and red socks
BBC

Traders heading home

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BBC Local Live

The burger van that had been next door to our bus and the Jehovah's Witnesses is packing up for the day. 

Burger van packing up
BBC

For those of you interested - the Jehovah's Witnesses packed up and went home some hours ago. 

Market offers Daniel O'Donnell ashtrays

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BBC Local Live

An essential piece of memorabilia for all Daniel O'Donnell fans...

Daniel O'Donnell
BBC

Could we find the next Fiona Bruce?

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BBC Local Live

We're also here to pass on advice to any budding presenters, reporters and journalists out there. 

A woman and Ben Jackson
BBC

Here is BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson (pictured above) passing on some careers advice to a young presenter on local community radio station Hermitage FM. 

Sweet treats from the WI

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BBC Local Live

A recurring theme of today's visit has been cake. 

Cakes being handed out
BBC

Thanks to the Hugglescote and Coalville WI for this latest effort.

BBC Radio Leicester live from Coalville

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BBC Local Live

Broadcasting continues from Coalville until 18:00 with Ben Jackson. 

Ben Jackson on air
BBC

So pop down and say hi and come and have a look round the BBC Bus. 

'Great' to have BBC visit town, MP says

North West Leicestershire MP tweets...

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Free BBC Radio Leicester merchandise

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BBC Local Live

Our supplies of free BBC Radio Leicester pens are rapidly diminishing after three days on the road. 

Boxes of pens
BBC

Fear not though - I'm hopeful someone will be restocking tonight and there'll be plenty to go round in Wigston, Market Harborough and Uppingham. 

Could you be the next Sara Blizzard?

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BBC Local Live

The BBC bus feature that allows people to have a go at being a weather presenter remains just as popular as it was in Hinckley yesterday. 

Weather presenting
BBC

New artwork for Coalville

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BBC Local Live

Here is a better look at the banana mural that is being painted onto the doors of the indoor market. 

Banana mural
BBC

Work continues after market closes

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BBC Local Live

The indoor market may have closed for the day but that doesn't mean it is the end of the working day for everyone...

Grass cutting
BBC

Mural for market doors set to be completed

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BBC Local Live

This is the beginning of a new piece of art for the doors of the indoor market. 

Market doors
BBC

Once completed, it will show two people carrying a banana out of the building. 

'Flowery' drink arrives

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BBC Local Live

Kay arrived with this rather impressive drink - which includes real rose petals. 

Liquid
BBC

And I think if I look closely there's what appears to be all sorts of flies, bluebottles and bits of grass floating in the liquid too...

High value items in the market

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BBC Local Live

I'm no expert but this appears to be some sort of antique? 

Vase
BBC

Wouldn't look out of place in a Naional Trust property... 

'Elvis Presley' visits BBC Bus

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BBC Local Live

I've just been to meet the King of Rock and Roll. 

Calum and elvis Presley
BBC

Who knew he'd left Graceland for Coalville? 

Festive season well under way

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BBC Local Live

It would appear Christmas has come early...

Christmas cards
BBC
Christmas mats
BBC

Another colourful character

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BBC Local Live

Mike in Coalville has been dying his hair for 12 years to make people smile and have a laugh. 

Mike and his multi coloured hair
BBC

Mike and his amazing technicolour hairstyle? 

BBC broadcasting from Coalville until 18:00

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BBC Local Live

Here is BBC Radio Leicester's Lukwesa Burak hard at work.

Lukwesa Burak
BBC

She's on air from 13:00 to 15:00. 

Fancy a little light reading?

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BBC Local Live

I've just been to have a chat with our neighbours here in Coalville. 

Booklets
BBC

Jehovah's Witnesses are out handing out leaflets and reading material for most of the day.  

EFL Cup 'fever' in Coalville

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BBC Local Live

June from Coalville has been in to have a look round the BBC Bus. 

JUNE
BBC

She has had a chat about tonight's Leicester City game against Chelsea. 

She thinks the Foxes will win 6-1. 

Weather host helping out

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BBC Local Live

BBC East Midlands Today's Kay Crewdson has arrived and is ready to pass on metereological advice. 

Kay Crewdson in Coalville
BBC

Very glam, Kay. 

Council leader speaks about regeneration

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BBC Local Live

Richard Blunt Has been talking to Jonathan Lampon about what the future holds for Coalville. 

Jonathan and Councillor Richard
BBC

Among a number of topics covered in the interview was a possible return of an independent cinema to the town. 

Council's top brass pay us a visit

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BBC Local Live

The main man is in the building (gazebo). 

Richard Blunt
BBC

That man in the blue shirt is Councillor Richard Blunt - the leader of North West Leicestershire District Council. 

Meet the BBC Radio Leicester presenters

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BBC Local Live

Here's Jonathan meeting some more of his avid fans...

Jonathan Lampon and his listeners
BBC

Listeners chat to BBC Radio Leicester presenters

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BBC Local Live

Great to meet Olive from Coalville (pictured with Jim Davis) who says she loves BBC Radio Leicester. 

OLive and Jim Davis
BBC

Today's front page

Leicester Mercury

Leicester Mercury
Leicester Mercury

'No change given' toilets

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BBC Local Live

One of the things I've come across while having a wander around is this rather hi-tech looking toilet. 

Coalville pay and display toilets
BBC

Unfortunately though, like all new gadgets, it comes at a cost (10p). 

BBC Radio Leicester live in Coalville

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BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester's Jonathan Lampon is broadcasting until 13:00. 

Jonathan Lampon and a man
BBC

So if you want to meet him, pose for a selfie or maybe even get an autograph then head down to the indoor market. 

Union Jacks proudly displayed in market

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BBC Local Live

I'm certainly not going to accuse the market of being unpatriotic... 

Flags in the market
BBC

Shoppers spending money at town's market

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BBC Local Live

The first few shoppers have started to appear inside the market. 

Coalville indoor market
BBC

Be quick though - apparently it closes at 14:00 this afternoon. 

Have a go at weather presenting

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BBC Local Live

It looks as if BBC Bus driver Adrian enjoyed getting the weather presenting equipment fired up...

Adrian on the weather
BBC

Coalville's flower power

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BBC Local Live

Nice to see the hanging baskets still in bloom. 

Hanging basket outside the market
BBC

BBC Bus in Coalville all day

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BBC Local Live

As is the case with each day of this tour, BBC Leicester have produced this fancy promotional image. 

Welcome to Coalville poster
BBC

BBC welcomed to town

Watch: Today's weather outlook

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BBC Local Live

Here's a quick look at today's weather...

Weather for the East Midlands on Tuesday 20 September 2016

'Divine intervention' provides cakes

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BBC Local Live

I think I've uncovered who brought in those extremely good looking cakes. 

Cakes delivered to BBC Leicester bus
BBC

By the looks of things, it was Revd Sarah Fegredo from Hugglescote Baptist Church. 

Sweet treats delivered to BBC Bus

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BBC Local Live

I'm already liking the look of Coalville...

Cakes on a bench
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