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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 22 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Our live updates from the BBC Bus in Market Harborough have ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00 in Uppingham. 

BBC Bus tour continues in Uppingham

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A reminder ahead of tomorrow...

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Free cake handed out

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, the local WI's offer of free cake for BBC bus visitors went down a treat this afternoon.

WI cake stall
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Birds visit BBC Bus

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Here's a bit more of the local wildlife...

Pigeons
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Dog presents weather forecast

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Thanks to BBC Radio Leicester's Lisa Hilliam for bringing her dog down to have a go at presenting the weather. 

Lisa and her dog
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A human and dog duo? 

I think we may have just changed the future of weather forecasting. 

BBC Radio Leicester on the road

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BBC Radio Leicester's live broadcast from Market Harborough continues until 18:00 with Ben Jackson in charge of things. 

Ben Jackson
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Town busy with shoppers

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I wonder what's for dinner..? 

Shopping bag
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Strike it lucky with town's giant dice

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I've also found this contemporary art. 

Giant dice
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Monopoly anyone? 

BBC reporter has 'run in' with hedgehog

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I was also allowed to meet some of the trust's furry friends. 

Calum and some soft toys
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Charity in appeal for donations

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I've also been to visit Andrea on the local Wildlife Trust stand. 

Wildlife trust stand
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She says she has had a good day and has signed up three people as members. 

TV weather expert meets viewers

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BBC East Midlands Today's Alexandra Hamilton has been meeting some of the programme's younger fans. 

Alex Hamilton and a young fan
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CBBC have got nothing on us. 

'Celebrity' pulls out of appearance

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I understand there is some doubt as to whether our celebrity guest will be coming after all.

However, since I hadn't revealed who it was, hopefully there won't be too many disappointed fans. 

Animals out enjoying the September sun

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Another dog for you to enjoy. 

Dog tied up
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Maybe his/her owner were in the shop buying them a treat? 

'Rod Stewart' visits BBC bus

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We've had it all this week - now we've got someone promoting their Rod Stewart tribute act on BBC Radio Leicester.

Big Celtic fan is Rod, not sure whether his alter ego is though.  

More furry friends visit the BBC bus

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Probably our biggest pooch of the day...

Greyhound type dog in market Harborough
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BBC reporter steps back in time

Labrador enjoys trip to BBC bus

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Another dog for you to enjoy...

Labrador
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Have a go at presenting the weather

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Here's Alexandra Hamilton giving a demo on how to do the weather forecast. 

Alex Hamilton
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Working up a sweat in town centre

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It appears we have some sort of exercise class in the middle of the market place. 

Press ups in Market Harborough
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Looks a lot like hard work if you ask me. 

BBC merchandise up for grabs

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These are all the sticky notes we have left - when they're gone, they're gone. 

Box of BBC sticky notes
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BBC presenter prepares for his show

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The housewives' favourite Graham Wright's in the building (bus). 

Graham Wright on the bus
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He's been hard at work preparing for his show which starts in a few minutes.

Biscuits 'must be finished'

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He tells me he doesn't intend to take them home. 

Right answer, Ray. 

Biscuits for lunch?

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I'm not going to lie - I'm definitely eyeing up this box of biscuits given to camera operator Ray in Wigston yesterday...

Box of biscuits
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Coffee and cake for Lampon

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 BBC Radio Leicester's Jonathan Lampon stocked up on coffee ahead of his show.   

He is on air from the Market Place until 13:00. 

Jonathan Lampon
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Furry friends visit BBC Bus

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If cakes were the order of the day on Tuesday in Coalville - it appears four legged visitors are today's recurring theme. 

Dog in market Harborough
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Dog presents the weather forecast

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We've had our first four legged visitor to the bus and I hate to say it kids, he was the best weather presenter we've had all week. 

Dog on the BBC Bus
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Top tips from East Midlands Today presenter

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BBC weather presenter Alexandra Hamilton has arrived (she was stuck in traffic) and is ready to pass on a few presenting tips. 

Alex Hamilton passes on advice to a budding presenter
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Live music coming to town later this month

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If we've said he's "completely infectious" he must be good... 

Gig poster
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Retailer getting festive stock ready

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BBC Radio Leicester's Helen McCarthy has been along to the Joules clothing company, which has its HQ in Market Harborough. 

Joules
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They're already getting their stock ready for Christmas. 

BBC Radio Leicester on tour all week

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Here's a look at today's snazzy promotional image...

BBC Radio Leicester bus tour map
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Weather equipment back up-and-running

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Now Adrian has worked his magic there is quite a crowd poised and ready to have a go at presenting the weather. 

Crowds round the BBC bus
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'Flower power' in Market Harborough

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Nice to see the flowers still all mostly in bloom. 

Flowers
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'Celebrity' guest to join BBC Bus tour

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I've just been informed we've got a special guest joining us later. 

We'll have more on that when she arrives. 

And no, I'm afraid it isn't Angelina Jolie. 

Presenters meet the listeners

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These women came along to put faces to voices...

Jim and jo with two women
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Goodie bags you say....?

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I mentioned earlier about Lord Willy Bach missing out on a BBC goodie bag. 

If you're wondering what comes in a BBC goodie bag, they contain a BBC Radio Leicester pen, sticky notes and a bag for life, obviously. 

'Computer says no' on BBC Bus

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We're having a few technical problems with our 'have a go at being a weather presenter' equipment this morning...

Weather kit problems
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Hopefully Adrian, our bus driver/technical expert, can get it up and running again...

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Police chief visits bus

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We've also been joined by a lord this morning. 

Lord Willy Bach
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Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach swung by for a chat. 

Unfortunately for him he left before I could give him a BBC goodie bag to take away. 

BBC Bus touring Leicestershire and Rutland

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It looks as if BBC Bus driver Adrian is enjoying Market Harborough. 

Adrian and some flowers
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He's been on the road since Sunday...

BBC bus in the market place

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Not sure where to find us in Market Harborough? This pic should give you a better idea... 

BBC bus
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