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  1. Foxes beat FC Porto in Champions League
  2. Council asked to oppose grammar schools
  3. Measham grave digger 'best in the UK'
  4. Updates for Wednesday 28 September 2016

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Leicestershire Local Live have now finished for the day - they will start again on Thursday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Chance of heavy rain tonight

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    South westerly winds continue to strengthen with outbreaks of rain arriving from the northwest after dark. Occasionally heavy but it’ll mostly clear by dawn. 

    Lows around 14C (57F).


    A bright and breezy day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine just the small chance of isolated showers in the afternoon.

  3. Your comments: Police safely stop car on M1


    You've been watching and commenting on the video of the police safely stopping a car on the M1 after the driver became unwell.

    Police car

    Ian Moore says: "Fantastic selfless act by the policeman involved. Glad he was recognised for his bravery in preventing a tragedy from occurring."

    Suzy Maria said: "Well done to the officer, things could have been a lot worse if it wasn't for his actions."

  4. New flood defences showcased

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Environment Agency have been showing off their new flood risk schemes in Leicester this afternoon.

    Police looking at flood defence in Leicester

    They say there was lots of interest from locals and consultants from across the country.

  5. Man jailed for throwing a puppy from a window

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A horrible story to end on today... a man who threw a two-month-old puppy from a second-floor window after taking cocaine has been jailed for 10 weeks.

    Staffordshire bull terrier

    Leicester magistrates heard Wayne Keightley, 42, threw the Staffordshire bull terrier puppy out the window of his property on Rutland Street in Melton Mowbray causing the dog to fall about 20ft.

    He denied the offence at his trial.

    Some good news though - the dog was NOT seriously injured.

  6. Jail for bribing businessman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    So how did Thompson get the money to bribe Harper for work? Well he charged more to do the work.

    Kensington Palace

    Thompson, who lives on Ross Close in Melton Mowbray, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison while Glyn Orridge from Tamar Road in the town was ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.

  7. Melton boss payed out thousands for royal jobs

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Ron Harper was the man in charge of Royal Household maintenance with a yearly budget of £2.3m. 

    He made sure the Melton-based company got work at the palaces in exchange for payment.

    He received a total £100,000 from Thompson and other companies between 2006-2011.

  8. Rugby: Toomua arriving in Leicester

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Richard Cockerill says Leicester Tigers summer signing Matt Toomua will give the club something they haven't had since the likes of Anthony Allen and Pat Howard retired. 

    Matt Toomua

    The 25-year-old Australian international arrives at the club this week.

  9. Men bribed their way in

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Steven Thompson is a former director of Melton Power Services (MPS) and Glynn Orridge was a sub-contractor.

    The men got work at places like Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace by bribing the man in charge of their maintenance.

    Buckingham Palace

    They both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.  

  10. Melton men sentenced for fraud

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Two businessman from Melton Mowbray have been sentenced for being involved in a bribery scam to get work at Royal Households.

    This is a pretty complicated case so I'll explain it bit-by-bit.

  11. Cloudy but warm for the time of year

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Here’s the latest visible satellite picture...

    Weather map

    A lot of cloud in the west but brighter skies in the east and for the 28 September, it’s warm.

  12. Russia blamed for plane crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A Dutch-led investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine has accused Russia of supplying the missile that shot down the plane in 2014.

    Ben Pocock

    Richard Mayne from Leicester and Ben Pocock who was studying at Loughborough University were among almost 300 people who died in the plane crash.

  13. Woman thanks police for preventing a 'potentially fatal' crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The driver was a 34-year-old woman who has not been named by police.

    After it happened in April this year she said: “I can’t find the words to express my gratitude to the two officers involved.

    “When I was told exactly what had happened I was very emotional. I dread to think what the outcome may have been or how many people could have been involved in a potentially fatal accident."

  14. Dramatic police rescue

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's some pretty incredible video footage of Leicestershire Police stopping a vehicle on the M1 after the driver went into a diabetic coma with her child in the back... 

    Video content

    Video caption: Dramatic police rescue of driver in coma in M1
  15. No sticky fingers near the Davis Cup trophy

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Not many people were there to see the trophy at first but it's on display until 17:00 so perhaps the crowds will pick up.

    Davis Cup at De Montfort Hall

    De Montfort Hall have been told to make sure there are no thumb prints on it when it's given back... someone take them some gloves.

  16. Trophy on display now

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here it is - the Davis Cup trophy at De Montfort Hall...

    The Davis Cup
  17. Silence for Oakham rugby player

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A minute's silence was held by rugby players in Rutland last night to remember the Oakham RFC player that died on Saturday.

    Oakham RFC said on Facebook it was a "solemn moment of peace".

    Rugby ball and posts

    Savanaca Kokoibulileka collapsed and died during the match against West Bridgeford.

  18. Tennis trophy comes to Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Davis Cup trophy will be on display at De Montfort Hall in Leicester this afternoon - you can go and take a look.

    Davis Cup

    If like me you don't know what the Davis Cup is - it's an annual international tennis competition...

    We won it last year.  

  19. Man killed on A5 identified

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A 21-year-old man who died after being hit by a lorry on the A5 has been named by police.


    Damian Solecki's body was found on the northbound carriageway between the village of Wibtoft and High Cross Road on Saturday 17 September.