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  1. Updates for Wednesday 9 November 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Cold start to Thursday

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be cloudy with isolated showers tonight which may be heavy at times. There’s the chance of a patchy frost particularly in rural spots. 

    Lows of 2C (36F).


    After a cold start tomorrow expect a mixture of showers and slightly brighter spells with variable amounts of cloud. 

    Highs of 7C (45F).  

  3. US election: Students' reaction

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Verity Bowman is an American Studies student in Leicester says the US election result is "demoralising"...

    Video content

    Video caption: American Studies student in Leicester says the US election result is "demoralising"
  4. Theological teachings of the school

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A Leicester Imam has spoken to BBC Leicester - he said the school practises the theological teachings of the Deobandi movement.

    BBC Radio 4 did a two-part documentary on Deobandi teaching earlier this year - this is the first episode...

    Video content

    Video caption: Owen Bennett Jones reveals a secret history of Jihadist propagation in Britain.
  5. Your photos: Grey sky and rain

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a grey and gloomy day across Leicestershire and here's a photo to prove it...

    Grey sky and wet road in Long Whatton

    This was taken by scrappy in Long Whatton this afternoon.

  6. Burst pipe road closure to go into next week

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    If you've tried to drive down Melbourne Road in Leicester over the past two weeks you'll have noticed you can't - it's closed because of a burst water pipe.

    Melbourne Road

    Severn Trent says there have been some "complications" with the repair work.

    It said: "We’re having to continue with the road closure as there’s been extensive damage to the road."

    It's thought it could reopen early next week.

  7. Commuters facing long journeys

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a bit of useful information if you're getting the train to/from London tonight.

    East Midlands Trains has tweeted the journey times for some of the alternative routes to Leicestershire...

    View more on twitter
  8. Your comments: Disruption on the railway line


    You've been telling us on Facebook how the problems on the railway have affected you.

    Railway track

    Rachel Wall says: "I paid £40 more for a train 30 mins earlier to get to Heathrow in good time. Train was 40 mins late anyway."

    Jola Kostecka says: "Last night my friend spent 6 hours on the train and arrived at 5:00 - shocking."

  9. Snooker: Selby wins in Coventry

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester's Mark Selby beat Liang Wenbo 4-0 in the Champion of Champions event in Coventry this afternoon.

    Mark Selby
  10. Student's parents had split election loyalties

    Simon Ward

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    Connor Hamilton is from the state of Maine in the US - he's studying politics in Leicester.

    Connor Hamilton

    He's told me he's still trying to come to terms with the result. 

    His mum voted for Clinton and his dad voted for Trump... at least one of his parents is happy back home in America!

  11. Leicester US students 'in shock'

    Simon Ward

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    I've been speaking to students at the University of Leicester - they tell me they're shocked by Donald Trump winning the US election.

    Students at the University of Leicester
  12. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • People across Leicester have been reacting to the news Donald Trump is to become the next US President
    • An independent Islamic school in Leicester is appealing against the government's decision to force it to close
    • Leicester Mark Selby is taking on Liang Wenbo in the group stages of the Champion of Champions
  13. Afternoon weather update

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    The odd shower possible this afternoon but manly dry and it’ll continue to brighten with some breaks in the cloud for sunnier spells. 

    Staying cold with highs around 5C (41F). 

  14. No comment from school

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    We have approached those in charge at Darul Uloom for a comment on the Ofsted report and government closure - they didn't want to talk to us about it.

  15. Council aware of school failings

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City Council has told us it also went into Darul Uloom and found the same issues Ofsted did.

    It said these had been reported back to the Department for Education.

  16. Appeal allows school to keep teaching

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Department for Education say they made the decision to close Darul Uloom in Leicester on 5 August because it failed to comply with the independent school standards.

    Pupils at Islamic school

    They confirmed the school has appealed against the closure and is able to keep teaching until the appeal is determined by the First Tier Tribunal.

  17. Inspector criticises teaching, learning and boarding

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    An Ofsted inspector went into Darul Uloom in Leicester at the start of December 2015.

    The report was critical of lots of things including the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

    School boys reading the Quran

    Some students also board at the all-boys school. Ofsed said: "A significant number of national minimum standards for boarding are not met."

  18. 'Inadequate' Leicester school closed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It would appear that an Islamic school in Leicester has been closed by the government after a damning Ofsted report.

    The most recent inspection of Darul Uloom on Loughborough Road in the city found the school to be "inadequate".

    Darul Uloom in Leicester

    A message on the school's website says: "The appeal against the recent closure decision has also been lodged and we await a response from them."

    I'm waiting to hear back from the Department for Education - I'll keep you updated.