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  1. Updates for Tuesday 4 October 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Leicestershire Local Live has now finished - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Dry and cloudy tomorrow

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Remaining dry overnight with variable cloud and a brisk wind. Lows of 9C (48F).


    A dry day tomorrow with fairly cloudy skies through the morning. 

    The cloud will break up into the afternoon giving some spells of sunshine.

  3. Delay in response to cancer figures

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like we won't hear back from Leicester City CCG until tomorrow on those NHS England cancer patient figures. 

    Don't forget to come back and take a look then.

  4. Foxes U21s in EFL Trophy action

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester City play their second group game in the EFL Trophy tonight.

    They travel to League Two side Grimsby Town. 

    BBC Radio Leicester has commentary of the game from 19:00.

  5. Engineers working to fix water leak

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another photo of the river running though Oadby Parade after a water main burst earlier...

    Oadby flooding

    Severn Trent Water says it's currently working to fix the leak.

  6. Missing man found in Nottingham

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Some good news now - Anthony ‘Mitch’ Mee has been found safe and well in Nottingham.

    The 43-year-old Leicester man had been missing for nearly a week after leaving Leicester Royal Infirmary.

  7. Awaiting response from CCG

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We have asked Leicester City CCG for a statement on the figures and are awaiting a reply.

    I'll make sure we post it when we get it.

  8. Cancer services 'below average'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City CCG is one of 24 to receive a "most improvement required" rating.

    Inside hospital ward

    To get this score the local health board would have rated "below average" on three or more of the categories.

  9. Leicester's cancer figures compared

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Let me put those figures cancer into context - one of the clinical commissioning groups rated as "Top Performing" is Harrogate And Rural District CCG.

    Its early diagnosis figure is 52.4% and its one-year survival rate is 72.6%.

    So it does look to me like the margins are quite small.

  10. Less than half of cancers diagnosed early

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    NHS England looked at how all 209 clinical commissioning groups were performing on waiting times, cancer survival, patient surveys and early diagnosis.

    Hospital patient

    In Leicester they found 45.5% of cancer patients were diagnosed at an early stage. 

    Of all the cancer patients in the city just 65.9% survived for a year after diagnosis.

  11. Damming figures for Leicester cancer services

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    NHS England has published new ratings that show how well different areas of the country are diagnosing and treating cancer patients. 

    Leicester City CCG has been branded "Greatest Need for Improvement".

    East Leicestershire And Rutland CCG and West Leicestershire CCG are in the category "Needs Improvement".

  12. The fox and the Ghost King

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is the book Michael Morpurgo will be reading at the cathedral later today...

    The Fox and the Ghost King book

    It's about a fox who hangs around a car park in Leicester where King Richard III was buried. She then hears the king speak and he promises to grant her greatest wish if she leads archaeologists to where he is buried.

  13. Rugby: Pietersen and Slater to miss Worcester clash

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Tigers will be without JP Pietersen and Ed Slater for the clash with Worcester this weekend.

    Matt Toomua and Pat Cilliers also remain sidelined with their ongoing recoveries.

    JP Pietersen

    Pietersen has a thigh problem which looks likely to keep him out for two weeks and Slater an ankle problem keeping him in the physio's room for a similar time.  

  14. Woman cut free after crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The fire service had to cut a woman free from her vehicle this afternoon after she crashed on the roundabout between Fosse Park and the northbound M1 entrance at J21.

  15. Foster carers wanted for young asylum seekers

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire County Council currently have 51 child asylum seekers in their care and are expected to take in another 43.

    Young asylum seekers.

    Councillor Ivan Ould says they really need more foster careers in Leicestershire to take in some of the young asylum seekers.

  16. Council: 'More cash needed for child asylum seekers'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire County Council says the government needs to give it more money to properly support unaccompanied child asylum seekers.

    Quote Message: "The money that's been identified by the Home Office doesn't include staff costs. For each child who comes into care they have to be allocated a social worker, there is a need then for an independent reviewing officer to be appointed. We have estimated there is a discrepancy between the government offer and what we know it will cost of around £2m a year." from Councillor Ivan Ould Leicestershire County Council
    Councillor Ivan OuldLeicestershire County Council
  17. Uni hosts scrapbook exhibition

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    There's a new exhibition at the University of Leicester about the way we've used scrapbooks throughout the centuries.

    Among the scrapbooks showcased is one created by author Ernest Frizelle who wrote about the history of Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    Ernest Frizelle scrapbook

    Frizelle used a scrapbook to compile all the information.

  18. Your photos: Miles of Leicestershire countryside

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's a lovely view from up there in Eastwell...

    View in Eastwell

    Thanks to Geoff a top the Vale of Belvoir for uploading it to our website.