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Summary

  1. David Stokes died from stab wound to chest
  2. Post-mortems on sons Adam and Matthew not yet completed
  3. Woman found guilty of steak-knife murder
  4. 'Neglect' contributed to care home overdose death
  5. Vardy and Mahrez make shortlist for Best FIFA Men's Player
  6. Ranieri: Schmeichel operation 'went well'
  7. Airport closing for 48 hours on Saturday evenings
  8. Updates for Friday 4 November 2016

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By Amy Woodfield

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That's all from Local Live for this week. Updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.

Weather: Chance of hail tomorrow

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Scattered showers for some this evening, especially in the west. Further east it'll be mostly dry with clear spells.

Overnight cloud will increase, with a few showers pushing through during the early hours and lows of 5C (41F).

Weather
BBC

A colder day tomorrow with a blustery northerly wind developing.

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Your comments: New Abbey Park footbridge

Facebook

On Facebook you've been commenting on plans for a new footbridge connecting Abbey Park with Belgrave Road.

Jerry Wilson says: "I'm sure its a very nice bridge, but I cant help think that £1.3m could be better spent on more needy causes, like homes for the homeless, or health care issues."

Mandy Clarke says: "Not necessary at all waste of money!!"

Bridge
Leicester City Council

Travel: Glenhills Way closed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Looks like they've closed the road now...

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Travel: Crash in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I think they mean blocked...

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Care home apologises for 'unacceptable' death

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've now had a statement from the Cedar Court care home about the death of Patricia Rosen.

“We are deeply sorry for the failings that led to this tragic and unacceptable death, and our thoughts and feelings remain with the family. We have worked extremely hard to ensure that lessons have been learnt and this must never occur again. This includes putting in place rigorous and robust protocols and ending our contract with the nursing agency in question."

Cedar CourtSpokesperson

Police: Stab victim could have survived

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Emma-Jayne Magson
PA

"It has been incredibly difficult for James’ family to sit through the trial and hear how she lied, was deceitful and sat back and watched him die. If she had picked up the phone to the ambulance service earlier and been truthful about his injuries he may have still been here today.”

Det Insp Shaun OrtonLeicestershire Police

Murderer delayed getting her victim help

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Magson had denied murder, claiming Mr Knight was strangling her and her actions were in self-defence. 

Police cordon on Sylvan Street, Leicester.
BBC

The prosecutor in court said Magson had "sacrificed" her partner by waiting about 40 minutes to call an ambulance to tend to Mr Knight as he lay dying.

Police say when she did call she didn't mention he'd been stabbed - just that he'd "collapsed on her". 

Woman found guilty of steak knife murder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death with a steak knife has been found guilty of murder.

Emma-Jayne Magson from Sylvan Street in Leicester knifed James Knight in the chest during an argument on 27 March.

Emma-Jayne Magson
Leicestershire Police

The 23-year-old will be sentenced on Monday.

BreakingHinckley deaths: Children formally identified

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The post-mortem examinations on the two children have yet to be completed.

However, the boys have now been formally identified as 11-year Adam Stokes and his brother five-year-old Matthew.

House in Hinckley
BBC

BreakingDavid Stokes died from stab wound

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A post-mortem examination has revealed David Stokes died from a stab wound to the chest.

The 43-year old was found dead at a house in Hinckley on Wednesday along with his two sons.

Your photos: November in Leicestershire

BBC Weather Watchers

As it's Weather Watchers birthday today, why not show you a few more?

These were taken by suej in Ab Kettleby and scrappy in Loughborough - keep up the good work.

Ab Kettleby /Loughborough
suej / scrappy

Your photos: Autumn trees

BBC Weather Watchers

Here are just two of the lovely autumn photos uploaded from Leicestershire today.

Castle Donington / Loughborough
catuk85 / scrappy

The photo on the left was taken by catuk85 on a lunchtime stroll in Castle Donington.

The one on the right comes from scrappy in Loughborough.

Surprising stories from Leicestershire

Ben Jackson

BBC Radio Leicester presenter

I've been out into our wonderful county in search of our past along with Peter Liddle - a retired county archaeologist.

We went to the far south east of Leicestershire to a tiny place called Bringhurst with an enormous history.

This is inside St Nicholas Church in the village...

Hear all about the history of it here (about an hour and 10 minutes in).

Knives handed in across the city

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have tweeted an update on the amount of knives handed in at the six police stations in Leicester during their knife amnesty...

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Weather Watchers: One year on

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's a selection of photos taken by Weather Watchers in Leicestershire and Rutland - on display in reception at BBC Leicester...

BBC Leicester Weather Watchers display
BBC

If you'd like to become a Weather Watcher, you can sign up here.

Community to raise money for memorial

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A JustGiving page has been set up to raise money for a memorial for Adam and Matthew Stokes.

It's been organised by parents who say their son was close friends with 11-year-old Adam - they have set a target of £5,000.

Fundraising website
JustGiving

The two brothers and their father were found dead at their home in Welwyn Road, Hinckley on Wednesday.

Anti-Islamic teacher banned indefinitely

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

A religious education teacher at a Leicester school has been struck off for expressing anti-Islamic views, attending far right marches and working as a security guard while off sick.

Soar Valley College
Google

Nicholas Hall faced a professional conduct panel after a number of allegations were made against him while teaching at Soar Valley College.

He was also found guilty of allowing pupils to watch an 18 certificate film and accessing pornographic websites on a college laptop.

Watch: Press conference verdict

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Here are my thought's on today's press conference and the FIFA award nominations.

Happy birthday Weather Watchers

It's a year since the BBC launched its Weather Watchers website.

If you haven't signed up to it already, register now, and start sharing your weather reports with others across the country.

weather watchers
BBC

Watch: Nurse who gave the accidental overdose

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

Mariana Birsesteanu spoke to me about the night she gave Patricia Rosan the fatal overdose...

Foxes make award shortlist

BBC Leicester Sport

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been named on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award. 

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez
Getty Images

I guess we can should mention that former Fox N'Golo Kante is also on the list.

Family believes care home death was 'wholly avoidable'

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

Cedar Court care home
BBC

"While our mum was frail, her tragic death at Cedar Court that night was wholly avoidable. We hope that the coroner's conclusions will serve to remind all nursing staff of the need to adhere to medication protocols and that the safety of residents and the training of, and support for, staff in their homes should always be at the forefront of their minds."

Rosen family

Patricia Rosen had been 'looking forward' to moving into Cedar Court

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

Mrs Rosen's family
BBC

"The family wish to thank the coroner for leading an extremely fair, empathetic, comprehensive and diligent inquest into the death of our mum. Our mum, a nurse herself for much of her life, had been in declining health for a number of years and had been in hospital for four months prior to going to Cedar Court but she was a strong-willed woman with a zest for life, who came through many problems and was very much looking forward to moving into the home."

Rosen family

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Care home overdose: 'Changes made'

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

Patricia Rosen died at the home on 18 February 2013 - at this time international nurses working in the UK were not made to carry out a language test. This has since changed.

Patricia Rosen
Family handout

Procedures at the care home have also changed to try to prevent this from happening again.

Nurse 'struggled to understand care home drug system'

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

The coroner found there was no proper care plan in place for Patricia Rosen.

She'd only been there a few hours when she was given the fatal medication.

Patricia Rosen
Family handout

The coroner said the unit was short staffed and that agency nurse Marianna Birasteanu, who administered the medication, had poor English and struggled to understand the drug system at Cedar Court.  

Breaking'Neglect contributed to care home overdose death'

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

A coroner has concluded that neglect at Cedar Court care home in Wigston contributed to the death of Patricia Rosen.

The 78-year-old was given 16 times her usual dose of the painkiller oxycodone, which was meant for another resident called Patricia.  

Cedar Court care home
BBC

Thousands expected at bonfire display

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

It's that time of the year again... yes Bonfire Night is upon us.

I've been over to Leicester Racecourse, speaking to the event organiser for their display.

Vicki Blunt from the Rainbows charity told me more than 10,000 people are expected to attend and she hopes to raise a staggering £40,000.

With two magical firework displays and a huge bonfire, it's sure to be a toasty night ahead.

Listen: Ranieri talks about Schmeichel's injury

BBC Leicester Sport

We asked Claudio if Kasper said anything about his hand hurting at half time...

LED lighting to be installed on runway

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The first of the 48-hour airport closures starts tomorrow at 20:00 - it'll then reopen at the same time on Monday. This will continue until Monday 19 December.

As well as being resurfaced, LED lighting is also being added to the runway.

Aeroplane at East Midlands Airport
BBC

Airport closing runway for repairs

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you were looking to use East Midlands Airport over the next few weeks you might have noticed an unusual lack of flights on certain days - that's because the airport is closing for resurfacing between Saturday and Monday evenings.

East Midlands Airport
BBC

Usually this is done in a full 14-day block but, for the first time ever in the UK, East Midlands Airport is doing it in seven 48-hour blocks. Over seven weeks, in other words.

Ranieri thanks players for nomination

BBC Leicester Sport

Earlier this week we found out Claudio Ranieri was on the shortlist for FIFA Best Men's Coach.

Claudio Ranieri
Getty Images

He told us: “It's amazing. I can only say thank you to my players. Leicester made something special.”  

Ranieri on Schmeichel's fractured hand

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri has been speaking about Kasper Schmeichel at the Leicester City press conference - he's confirmed he's out for four to six weeks with a fractured hand.

Claudio Ranieri hugging Kasper Schmeichel
Getty Images

He said: “Last night he had an operation. The surgeon said he's OK. The hands for the keepers as with the boxer is very important."

The boss said he has confidence in his replacement goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.

A message from Kasper

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We found out yesterday that Leicester City's keeper had fractured his hand, and this morning he's tweeted this message...

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Your photos: A dull start in South Wigston

BBC Weather Watchers

Not a very cheerful photo, but Weather Watching isn't all blue skies and sunshine!

Thanks to xkizzi for uploading this photo of a lock in South Wigston, where they had quite a dull and damp start.

Lock in South Wigston
xkizzi

Band excited about Download's 'energy and atmosphere'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

System Of A Down previously headlined Donwload in 2005 and 2011.

The band said: "It'll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us. The energy and atmosphere there is always electric."

Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down at Download 2005
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Download announces 2017 headliners

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Haavy metal band System Of A Down will headline Donington's Download Festival for the third time next year...

System Of A Down
Getty Images

They'll be joined at the top of the bill by Aerosmith and Biffy Clyro.