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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 25 October 2016
  2. More live coverage from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Updates on Leicestershire Local Live have now finished for the day - I'll be back with more on Wednesday at 08:00.

Weather: Warmer night than yesterday

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Remaining dry overnight but the cloud will increase and there may be a few patches of mist and fog too. 

It will be much milder than last night with a minimum of 6C (43F).

Weather
BBC

A dry but cloudy start to Wednesday with some patchy mist and fog early on. 

It will be a milder day with highs of 15C (59F).    

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • A 17-year-old has died after crashing his car in Castle Donington at the weekend
  • The council has dumped three days worth of fly-tipping in a Market Harborough park
  • Mark Selby will face Liang Wenbo in the third round of The International Championship

Veainu 'feeling better'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Glad to see Telusa Veainu is feeling better - it all looked very serious on Sunday.

View more on twitter

Huge fly-tip pile in Kibworth

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I told you earlier Harborough District Council were piling three days worth of fly-tipped rubbish in Welland Park.

They're doing it highlight problems like this...

Fly-tipped rubbish
Kevin Feltham

This was found on Mill Lane in Kibworth at 15:00 today. 

The local county councillor says they need CCTV to catch the culprits.

Potentially more scam victims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Detective Constable Julia Newton says the two scams they know about happened on 11 and 21 October.

But they think there could be more victims who haven't yet reported it to them.

She says: “If you have elderly relatives, neighbours or friends, please speak to them about this scam".

Fake policeman scams people for cash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two elderly people in Loughborough have been conned out of thousands of pounds.

The victims received a call from someone pretending to be a police officer. They were told their bank account had been hacked and they were asked to withdraw all their money.

They then put the cash in an envelope as instructed and gave it to a person they believed to be a courier - but it was all fake.

#ThinkTBLeicester animation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's the TB video that was created by university lecturer Pinky Bazaz, student Matthew Brookes and programme leader Nick Niggett...

View more on youtube

It's supposed to be an "informative animation" to educate viewers on the signs, symptoms and treatment of TB.

TB awareness video created for Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester's Hospitals Trust have teamed up with De Montfort University to develop a three minute animation video to help raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB).

TB video launch
BBC

They say rates of the disease in Leicester are significantly higher than the national average. 

On average 150 people in Leicester are treated for TB every year.

Big plans for East Midlands Airport capacity

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've now had a comment from East Midlands Airport on the government's decision to expand Heathrow.

Aeroplane at East Midlands Airport
BBC

Their managing director Andy Cliffe says that now the decision has been made the government should focus on a new policy to maximise the contribution of regional airports.

He says they want to double the number of passengers flying from the East Midlands and triple the amount of freight handled.

Travel: 'Huge' queues in Wigston

#DontDrop campaign launches in Coalville

North West Leicestershire District Council have sent their Street Action team to Coalville today as part of a campaign to drop people from dropping their cigarette butts on the floor.

treet Action team in Coalville
North West Leicestershire District Council

School closed for electrical work

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Good news for pupils - not so good news for parents.

The Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy in Highfields will be closed tomorrow for emergency electrical work.

Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy
Google

Teenager in fatal crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The person that died in the crash in Castle Donington was a local lad called Ross Spencer.

He was 17 years old.

He was driving a Vauxhall Astra that crashed into a Jeep. The driver and passenger inside the Jeep were not injured.

Travel: Crash on New Parks Way

A 'dementia-friendly city'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"These are simple steps we can take that will not only improve our public buildings, but will also blaze a trail for others to follow. I'm looking forward to working with partners to make Leicester a dementia-friendly city"

Cllr Rory PalmerLeicester City Council

Council buildings to become 'dementia-friendly'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The city council is spending £250,000 on making their buildings more "dementia-friendly". 

They say this will include having clearer signage and contrasting colour schemes.

The money will come from their capital budget.

Calls to improve East Midlands connections

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Chamber is now calling on the government to make sure road and rail links from the East Midlands to Heathrow are improved in time for our region to benefit from the new runway.

Heathrow airport
Getty Images

More and more students donate

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The number of sign-ups to the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Donor Register so far today...

Television screen showing the number of sign-ups so far
BBC

Keep going Leicester!

Chamber support expansion of Heathrow

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce say they "welcome" the news that the Government have chosen Heathrow as their preferred option for airport expansion.

The Chamber was backing the plan for Heathrow over alternatives at Gatwick or Stansted.

Aeroplane above Kegworth
scrappy

They spoke to us earlier today to say they'd like East Midlands airspace to be used more in the meantime to ease the pressure on the South East.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • A young man has died after a car crash in Castle Donington at the weekend
  • Students in Leicester have broken the record for the number of sign-ups to the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Donor Register
  • Leicester's Mark Selby has beaten John J Astley 6-2 in the second round of the International Championship

'Prestigious' award for Rutland Water

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Rutland Water has been awarded Visit England accreditation for its facilities and customer service.

I've only been there once but thought it was a very beautiful place.

Rutland Water
Anglian Water

Park Manager Will Kirstein says: “It’s a fantastic achievement to get this award from Visit England. People in Rutland can be rightly proud that their county has a truly first class visitor attraction."

Leicester's hero grandmother

Jonathan Lampon

BBC Radio Leicester Presenter

The Leicester Heroes event is also celebrating seven "unsung heroes" from across the region - Kathy is one of them...

Jonathan Lampon with Kathy
BBC

Her granddaughter Hollie passed away recently after a bone marrow transplant.    

Young man dies after Castle Donington crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Yesterday I told you about a serious crash in Castle Donington that happened over the weekend... police have now announced the man who was taken to hospital has died from his injuries.

The crash was on Hill Top just before 18:00 on Saturday.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened or saw either of the two cars involved before the crash.

Community representatives gather to celebrate local heroes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Looks like everyone who's anyone in Leicestershire is involved in Heroes Day at the University of Leicester... 

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Leicester smashes donor register record

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

They've done it ALREADY!

More than 1,020 people signed up to the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Donor Register in Leicester today.

People signing on to the register
BBC

Well done!

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Plenty of cloud around this afternoon however that cloud will thin and break at times allowing for some sunny spells. 

The best of the brighter weather will be in northern parts. Highs of 13C (55F).

Leukaemia Campaign encourages students to be a 'hero'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The record attempt is a joint effort between the University of Leicester and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign.

They're calling it "Leicester Heroes Day"...

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One survivor's story

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"My stem cells stopped working correctly, they started producing defective cells so I needed somebody else's cells to replace mine. My blood group has now changed to my donors. Effectively I've got somebody else's immune system working in my body keeping me alive."

Rik BasraCampaigner

Attempt to set new stem cell register sign-up record

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A attempt is underway at the University of Leicester today - to smash the existing UK record for the number of sign-ups to the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Donor Register.

This was their total a few hours ago...

White board with total number of donors on
BBC

They need to beat 1020.

'Museum without walls'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The National Caribbean Heritage Museum says Caribbeans were invited to the UK after the second world war to help with labour shortages.

They were known as the "Windrush generation" and some only came with a small suitcase of things...

You can see this and other art, music and performances throughout the day at City Hall.

From Caribbean Isles to the British Isles

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In the late 1940s, the UK saw an influx of migrants from the Caribbean, with many settling in cities like Leicester.

Leicester City Hall
BBC

This morning there's a pop-up museum commemorating this time in history in the entrance to Leicester City Hall.  

A lasting memory of Private John Burton

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jason Robins wants to erect a headstone for his great-great-great grandfather next year...

Rubbish arriving at Welland Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's some of the rubbish being unloaded in Welland Park this morning...

Truck unloading rubbing into a park
BBC

There's all sorts here - a bed, fridge/freezer, cardboard boxes. Not nice to look at.

Foggy morning in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's still a lot of fog around in the city - looks quite spooky...

Foggy Jubilee Square
BBC

Be careful if you're driving in.

Headstone for Leicester soldier

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Private John Burton survived the battle on 25 October 1854 but his body is now thought to be here at Welford Road Cemetery...

Welford Road Cemetery
BBC

Only thing is - there's no headstone.

Now his great-great-great grandson wants to erect a headstone in his honour.

Charge of the Light Brigade soldier remembered

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Today is the 162nd anniversary of the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War.

Charge of the light cavalry brigade
Wikimedia Commons

The relative of a soldier, thought to be the only Leicester man to survive, says his ancestor's grave deserves to be recognised.

Private John Burton is in an unmarked grave in Welford Road Cemetery.

Your comments: Foxes' first Ballon d'Or nominees

Facebook

On our Facebook page you've been commenting on the news that Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have been nominated for the Ballon d'Or.

Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy
Getty Images

Tim Merry says: "Two Leicester City players nominated for Ballon d'Or. Speechless no words needed...when will this story end?"

Neil J. O'connell says: "He is our most skilful player. Good luck 🍀 to you Riyad."

Jean Rees says: "Well done Vards. I'm thrilled to bits for you - well deserved."

Council 'dumping' rubbish in park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might remember hearing about this at the end of last week - Harborough District Council are going to show us some of the fly tipped rubbish they've collect this week by dumping it in Welland Park.

Fly tipped rubbish
Harborough District Council

They want to show us how big a problem fly tipping is for them - this is one example they sent us.