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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 23 September 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates from this week's BBC Leicester bus tour have now ended. We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Rescue dog has his day weather presenting

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    We've had Alfie come in and present the weather. 

    Dog presents weather forecast

    Maybe he'll be presenting the 18:30 weather on East Midlands Today on Monday...

  3. Remembrance display in town car park

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    On my travels around town I've come across this amazing man-made poppy display in the car park near Uppingham Town FC. 

    Poppy display
  4. Furry friend visits BBC Bus

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Having gone barking mad (dreadful I know) for the dogs of Market Harborough yesterday we haven't had so many four-legged visitors today - until now...

    Dog in Uppingham
  5. Famous bike visits BBC Bus

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Ben Jackson's ride home... 

    Harley Davidson bike
  6. Missing letter added to haircut offer

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Following this morning's spelling blunder (see 11:36) the market place barbers have corrected their sign... 

    Barbers sign
  7. Live music in market place

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    We've got some musical accompaniment from this excellent saxophonist. 

    Saxophonist
  8. BBC reporter gets in the driving seat

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    After five days on the road they've finally let me near the wheel...

    Calum in the BBC bus
  9. Spanish master's work showcased

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here are a few more of the pieces of art you can see at the exhibition.

    Picasso works
    Picasso work
  10. Plants 'loaned' to BBC Bus

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The shopkeeper whose olive plants we wanted to *borrow* (see 10:48) left her shop to post a parcel so we sensed an opportunity...

    Calum picks up plant
    Calum picks up plant
  11. 'Pablo Picasso' visits Uppingham

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I've experienced a flavour of Spain at the Goldmark Gallery here in Uppingham where they're showcasing some Picassos. 

    Picasso lithograph

    The exhibition, which features lithographs, runs for another couple of weeks. 

  12. Travelling circus comes to town on Sunday

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    This could also be one for all the family if you are at a loose end on Sunday...

    Circus leaflet

    I've no idea who Countess DeVille is though. 

  13. Antiques Roadshow 'star' coming to town

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I suspect this will be pulling in the crowds tomorrow...

    Antiques roadshow poster
  14. Town perfect for TV programme?

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another pic I took of Uppingham School. 

    Uppingham School

    Looks the perfect setting for an episode of Midsomer Murders if you ask me. 

  15. Town's impressive floral arrangements

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I can see why the town has scored highly with the judges at East Midlands in Bloom. 

    Plants
  16. Boarding school forms part of town's history

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I've been for a wander round the town and come across the historic Uppingham School. 

    Uppingham school

    It dates back to the 16th Century. 

  17. Refreshments brought to BBC Bus

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I didn't think we'd make it through the day without some cake appearing. 

    Helen, Jonathan and some cakes
  18. Uppingham from the air

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to the kind folk at St Peter and St Paul Church I've been able to take these great pics looking down over the market place. 

    View of Uppingham market place
    Building
  19. Licence to print money

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The people of Uppingham have all been very accommodating... 

    Free cash
  20. BBC driver 'turns his back on religion'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    For those of you interested - Adrian (see 09:25) didn't attend the Methodist prayer meeting he was invited to.