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  1. Updates for Wednesday 12 October 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Showers expected

    BBC Weather

    Variable amounts of cloud overnight with showers becoming more frequent and heavier later in the night.   

  3. Region's producers meet MPs

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the Leicestershire food producers showing off what they make to MPs in Parliament. 

    Leicestershire food producers
  4. New signings 'are the future,' says Atkinson

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Loughborough Lightning head coach Karen Atkinson (pictured) has been giving her reaction to the signings of Rebekah Airey, Vicky Oyesola and Brittany Coleman. 

    Karen Atkinson

    "I am excited about the opportunity to work with three players who are undoubtedly the future of English Netball and the Super League," she said.

  5. 'Four in every thousand' have HIV in Leicester

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Putting these HIV figures into some sort of context, Leicester has almost four cases (3.82) of the disease for every thousand people living in the city.  

  6. World number one dumped out of English Open

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Big upset this. 

    Mark Selby

    Leicester's Mark Selby has been beaten 4-3 by world number 106 Liam Highfield at the English Open at Event City in Manchester.

  7. HIV money being 'targeted,' council says

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City Council has defended its decision not to fund standard HIV testing in the city (see 14:04). 

    Liz Rodrigo, a public health specialist at the authority, said: "I think it is a public duty to make sure we spend our money appropriately. 

    "In this particular case we are wanting to make sure we are targeting our money at the places where there are people who are HIV positive." 

  8. Weather: Rain and fog around overnight

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    A few showers continue overnight especially across northern parts but there’ll still be some clear spells developing, perhaps a little patchy fog forming in any breaks.   

    Lows of 8C (46F).

  9. Loughborough bolster their squad

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Had they signed two players I'm sure I could have come up with a line about lightning striking twice. 

    Not to be. 

  10. Watch: Leicester Riders star praises benefits of jiu jitsu

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a fascinating insight into how Drew Sullivan attempts to keep injury free...

    Video content

    Video caption: Drew Sullivan: Leicester Riders star praises benefits of ju jitsu
  11. Eating outlet in Highcross closes

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There isn't even a menu left...

    Menu board
  12. Shutters down on American-style diner

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is what Ed's Easy Diner in the Highcross looks like now. 

    Ed's diner

    If you still can't picture where it is - it is opposite the Disney Store on the ground floor. 

  13. Your photos: October across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher vinrouge for sending in this pic from Hinckley earlier this morning. 

    Hinckley rainbow

    Question is - did you find the pot of gold, Vin? 

  14. City 'has one of the highest rates of HIV'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester has one of the highest rates of HIV in the country, a BBC investigation has revealed.

    HIV testing kits

    The city council, which is now responsible for public health, doesn't fund GP services to carry out routine testing.

    We'll hear from the authority later this afternoon about this.    

  15. Cockerill: Leonardi is 'cover for Mike Williams'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is some reaction from Richard Cockerill to the signing of Argentina international back-row forward Tomás Leonardi. 

    Richard Cockerill

    "In the light of Mike Williams's injury, we wanted to add some back row cover," he said.

    "We look forward to welcoming him and his wife into the Tigers Family."