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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 8 November 2016
  2. Our news, sport, travel and weather updates will return tomorrow morning

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

Weather: Snow and heavy rain

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Increasingly cloudy and cold tonight. A band of wet weather, which could be wintry at times, is pushing in from the west.

Even where snow doesn’t fall we’re expecting quite a bit of rain. Lows of 2C (36F) though it’s likely to be cooler in rural spots.

Weather
BBC

Expect a cold and cloudy day tomorrow with the band of rain and wintry showers steadily clearing to the east.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police name man killed in Melton

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An elderly pedestrian who died after a crash in Melton at the weekend has been named as Brian Underwood.

Gloucester Avenue in Melton
Google

The 77-year-old was hit by a car on Gloucester Avenue on Saturday morning and later died in hospital.  

'Lessons must be learned' claims Janner's son

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Lord Janner's son Daniel has been talking about the findings of the independent review.

He says: "The police I hope now will no longer have the blinkered approach, which they have shown in this case, where the complainant is believed however extraordinary the circumstances of his story are."

Lord Janner
PA

Paedophile investigation criticised

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An independent report has condemned the way Scotland Yard investigated an alleged paedophile ring at Westminster.

Detectives were criticised for saying the allegations made by the central witness, called Nick, were credible and true. 

Lord Janner
PA

One of those caught up in the claims was the former Leicester MP Lord Janner, who died last year.

Decision expected soon on £150m expansion

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The district council have tweeted to say the meeting about the Fosse Park expansion has begun...

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Your photos: Autumn sun

BBC Weather Watchers

This stunning photo of the sun shining through the trees in Leicester was taken by our Weather Watcher ju...

Trees in Leicester
ju

Your photos: Frosty leaves

BBC Weather Watchers

There have been some lovely photos uploaded by our BBC Weather Watchers today like this one of frosty leaves in Market Harborough taken by Billie's View...

Frosty leaves
Billie's View

East Midlands weather: Snow on the way

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Trains cancelled and delayed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A sorry sight for departures at Leicester Railway Station...

Leicester departures
National Rail

More young people out of work

Hinckley Times

Youth unemployment and the claimant count have both increased in Hinckley and Bosworth, latest figures show.  

Overhead wires cause disruption on the trains

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So bad news if you're getting the train in or out of Leicester this afternoon.

East Midlands Trains are reporting problems with the overhead wires between Luton and Bedford and expect this to cause problems for the rest of today.

Here's their latest advice...

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How Castle Acres could look

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is how the new shopping park (or extension to Fosse Park) could look...

Artist impression of Castle Acres
Camargue

Councilors at Blaby District Council will vote on whether or not to let it be build this afternoon.

You can see the plans here - I noticed they also mention the creation of 1,000 new jobs.

Your comments: Litter on Evington Road

Facebook

On our Facebook page you've been commenting on the litter issue on Evington Road.

Litter on Evington Road
BBC

Karin Sennet-Fall says: "Almost all litter is the result of fast food outlets. In the (good) old days people ate 'at the table' and consequently the streets were cleaner and people were slimmer."

Antöny Statham says: "You can't blame the take away. Only the idiots who discard their stuff on the floor. Perhaps a few more bins in the area."

Hinckley mother leaves hospital

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The mother of two boys found dead at a house in Hinckley has left hospital.

Sally Stokes was taken to hospital in a stable condition last Wednesday.

Her husband, who was also found dead inside the house on Welwyn Road - had been stabbed in the chest.

Decision due on multimillion-pound shopping park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A decision will be made today on whether a new £150m shopping park in Leicestershire should get the go-ahead. 

Castle Acres would be built next to Fosse Park.

It's been recommended for approval by Blaby District Council.

Rugby: Manu 'looking sharp' at training

BBC Leicester Sport

Tigers assistant coach Richard Blaze says Manu Tuilagi is also back in training - he hasn't played since the Gloucester match at the start of the season.

Blaze said he was "looking sharp". 

Manu Tuilagi
Getty Images

Birthday celebrations for Radio Leicetser

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Happy Birthday BBC Radio Leicester - to celebrate I've made these...

Cakes
BBC

Just kidding - these were certainly not made made by me - they taste far too delicious.

BBC Radio Leicester is 49-years-old today. Expect lots of build us to the big 5-0 over the coming months.

Customers blamed for not using bins

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There are lots of shops on Evington Road - so what do businesses think of the rubbish?

Marsella Gabreeova, from Chaiiwala tea shop, said: "We have plenty of litter outside, people are not using the bins and neighbours are complaining. We can't really force people to pick their litter up."

Litter on Evington Road
BBC

Rugby: Williams back training

BBC Leicester Sport

News from the Leicester Tigers press conference - Mike Williams is back in full training.

The flanker broke his arm for a third time just less than a month ago.

Mike Williams
Getty Images

Council doing 'all they can' to stop litter

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The city council says it's doing everything it can to keep Evington Road clean.

Litter on Evington Road
BBC

Ward councillor Kirk Master says the street is cleaned seven days a week and the council has even installed better bins to try to encourage people to use them.  

Rubbish cluttering up Evington

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

People living around the Evington Road area of Leicester say it's not just the autumn leaves that are covering their streets at the moment - they're having a problem with litter.

Litter on Evington Road
BBC

One person told BBC Radio Leicester: "I think there is generally a problem with litter, you just look around and there's so much litter everywhere."

Another person said: "I live locally and I've seen over the last couple of years now there is more and more rubbish on the streets."

Listen: 'I'll have a street party if Trump wins'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester were talking about the US election this morning - here's what Alex in Wigston had to say about it... 

Afternoon weather update

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A cold day with cloud continuing to increase from the west. 

A mostly grey but dry afternoon. Feeling cold with highs around 6C (43F).

Children's uncle identifies bodies

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

At the coroner's court in Loughborough earlier, police said the body of David Stokes had been identified by his brother James.

Rutland and North Leicestershire Coroners Court
BBC

Det Sgt Kevin Burdett said the two children, Adam and Matthew, were identified by their uncle Michael Foxon at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Woman airlifted to hospital

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The crash on the A6006 Asfordby Hill near Melton sounds serious - a woman has been airlifted to hospital.

The fire service say two cars were involved in the crash and the woman was trapped inside one of them.

They helped to free her before she was taken to hospital in Nottingham by air ambulance.

Spice company ceased trading

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Charnwood Borough Council say Chhagan Patel pleaded guilty to six charges including placing unsafe food on the market and failing to keep food premises clean and maintained in good condition.

He had also failed to register as a food business with the council.

The company has since closed down.

Food containing spice recalled

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The council also say the spices were stored here - a garage which was dirty and damp...

Garage
Charnwood Borough Council

Mr Patel said it was a temporary measure after his previous manufacturer had closed in May 2015.

The Food Standards Agency issued a recall notice for items containing the spice mix.

Spices mixed in the back of a van

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The company making the spice mix was called Catermix and was run by Chhagan Patel.

He said he would mix the spices in the back of this van before sending them to another company to be bagged...

Inside Catermix van
Charnwood Borough Council

Charnwood Borough Council say the van was dirty and there's an old bit of carpet on the floor - nice.

Salmonella found in Syston tikka spice

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A food company has been fined £4,000 for supplying a spice mix which contained salmonella.

The investigation into Catermix in Syston started after another authority found the bacteria in the tikka spicing - it was being used to make products like sandwiches.

Murderer calls 999 after stabbing her boyfriend

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might have missed this yesterday because it came in late - it's the 999 call made by a woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death at her house in Leicester.

It's chilling to hear how calm she sounds...

Demand for a protective family pet

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

The bespoke service tailored to individual needs doesn't come cheap - prices range from £15,000-£30,000 depending on what you want the dog to be able to do.

Dog against a fence
BBC

Premiership footballer Andy Carroll has recently ordered two Cane Corso Mastiffs after he was the victim of an attempted robbery.

Richard Douglas, who owns the company, told me it isn't unusual for people who've been attacked, held hostage or burgled to then want a family pet who can also protect them.

Leicestershire's trained 'bodyguards'

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Fascinating morning meeting Buddy the German Shepherd and Blue the Cane Corso at ChaperoneK9Training near Lutterworth...

Helen McCarthy with dog
BBC

Premiership footballers, international rugby players, pop stars and celebrities worldwide use the service, which offers a dog which is both a family pet and a trained "bodyguard".

Top footballer calls on local dog expert

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A specialist dog-training company in Leicestershire has found itself making the headlines recently for its famous clientele.

The owner of ChaperoneK9Training near Lutterworth says he provided West Ham footballer Andy Carroll with two Italian Mastiffs.

Richard Douglas from Chaperone K9 Dog Training Ltd
BBC

It's apparently after the recent attempted armed robbery against him.  

Travel: Crash near Melton

Stokes inquest opened and adjourned

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

The inquests into the deaths of David Stokes and his two sons have been opened and adjourned until February.

Stokes house in Hinckley
BBC

The court was told that officers gained entry to 7 Welwyn Road at 02:15 on 2 November - they found David Stokes in the front bedroom and two deceased children also in the house.

Severe accident: A6006 Leicestershire both ways

BBC Travel

A6006 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between A606 Nottingham Road and Collingwood Close.

A6006 Leicestershire - A6006 Asfordby Road in Melton Mowbray blocked in both directions between the A606 Nottingham Road junction and the Collingwood Close junction, because of an accident.

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Council working to resolve the problem

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

As well as having one of the new care providers pull out at the last minute - another is having "operational problems".

This all happened over the weekend and Leicestershire County Council says "nearly all" of those affected did get care visits - even if it wasn't what they had been expecting.

The council said it could take many weeks to completely sort out the problem.