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  1. Updates for Wednesday 21 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Sandish Shoker

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Leicestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Dry and mild night

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be a dry and cloudy night and it'll be a little warmer than recent nights, with lows of 13C (55F).

    Tomorrow will be overcast and drizzly first thing, but this should clear ahead of another mainly cloudy day with sunny spells in the afternoon.

  3. Bus rolls into Market Haborough

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    If you've enjoyed the updates from Wigston today, then make sure you join the bus in Market Harborough tomorrow.

    Calum will be back writing your updates too with more fun and games on the BBC bus.

  4. Founder will be missed, says zoo

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A spokeswoman for the zoo said Ms Evans died on 9 September.

    In a statement she said: "Nathalie will be sadly missed throughout the zoo world and by all those who were fortunate enough to count her as a friend."

    Nathalie Evans (left)
  5. Twycross Zoo founder dies

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    One of the founders of Twycross Zoo, Nathalie Evans has died.

    She was 98.

    Nathalie Evans

    Miss Evans (left) is pictured here in the 1980s with her lifetime business partner, Mollie Badham.

  6. City search for unsung heroes

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Earlier Rik Basra, a police inspector and Leukaemia campaigner, popped over to the BBC Bus to launch the Leicester Heroes campaign.

    It's a collaboration between Rik, BBC Leicester and the University of Leicester to find 15 of Leicester's biggest heroes - and promote the work of the Anthony Nolan charity.

    Leicester Heroes
  7. Never too late to go back to the classroom

    BBC Sport

    Sports management students at De Montfort University may get a surprise classmate this term.

    Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji Sung will be working with academics there to improve his knowledge of football "around the pitch" with the prospect of working in the South Korean football league.

    Park Ji Sung

    The 35 year old told the university: "One of my colleagues said it had been a great experience."

  8. School parking a problem all over city


    Parking problems outside schools is not just exclusive to Oadby and affects schools over the city.

    Some of you on Facebook have been commenting on the story.

    Yvonne Piccinno has a solution: "So simple to solve, an immediate £1,000 fine on the spot, they wouldn't do it again."

  9. Oadby school considers parking warden move

    Here's the headteacher of Launde Primary School, Inderjit Sandhu, explaining the problem they're having with parking.

    Video content

    Video caption: Oadby school considers parking warden move
  10. Bit of Britney Spears anyone?

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We've been treated to some music in Wigston from local punk band, The Budgie Smugglers, who are getting popular in the city for their human jukebox set - with the audience choosing their set list.

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  11. New look for former bank

    The building, which is one of Leicester's most historic, is now being turned into a new steakhouse.

    It's scheduled to open next month.

  12. The final stretch for Wigston

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Now it's Ben Jackson's turn to take over in Wigston. He's in Bell Street with the BBC bus until 19:00.

    Still getting through those cakes I see.

    Ben Jackson
  13. Looking back at the old building

    Here's some old photos of the former bank we're talking about, taken in the 1930s.

    St Martins RBS bank
    RBS bank
  14. Building has been derelict for decade

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    In case you were wondering where that bank is, it's the old RBS bank on St Martins, Leicester city centre. 

    It's been closed for more than 10 years.

  15. Tuilagi out injured

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Manu Tuilagi will be out for at least a few weeks with a groin problem. 

    Director of Rugby at Leicester Tigers, Richard Cockerill, isn't putting a date on his return to action yet.   

    Manu Tuilagi
  16. Cakes galore

    Jonathan Lampon

    BBC Radio Leicester Presenter

    Diet starts tomorrow! 

    Thank you to Jane of Wiggy for the treats she dropped of to us earlier as BBC Leicester goes on the road in Wigston.

  17. All too much to digest-ive

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online


    I promise you I didn't eat all of these.

  18. Save me a slice

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    Helen gets all the best jobs! 

    And I really hope they've saved me a slice of some of that cake! 

    All this talk of biscuits, cakes and flapjacks is making me very hungry.

  19. Another interview, another hairnet

    Helen McCarthy

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    More hairnets for me as I visit the Wigston based Blackfriars bakery.

    It's the one that makes all the tasty flapjacks, cakes and muffins you see in the shops and has been here since the 80s.