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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 11 November 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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

City 'turned red' for Remembrance Day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I thought we'd finish our live coverage with a nod to today's Armistice Day commemorations via this tribute from Leicester Cathedral...

Cathedral goes red for Remembrance
BBC

Weather: Damp night ahead

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Cloud will increase overnight with a band of heavy rain pushing in from the west in the early hours.     

Lows of 5C (41F).

Tinsel 'too heavy' for Leicester Christmas tree

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What have you made of the Christmas tree in Leicester? 

christmas tree
Daniel O'Donovan

It has been causing quite a stir.

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

  • The Foreign Office has confirmed it is providing support to the family of a Leicestershire pensioner who has died in boiling mud in Bolivia 
  • Belgrave Library in Leicester will remain in its current location despite plans to move it, the city council confirms 
  • Jamie Vardy is expected to start on the bench for England against Scotland at Wembley tonight 

Your photos: November across Rutland

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Andy's Rutland for this pic of Rutland Water. 

rutland water
Andy's Rutland

Not a wave in sight...

Football chief's rise to the top via Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Also, I wonder what ever happened to those giant/novelty scissors used to cut the ribbon..? 

Football chief's rise from Leicester to Wembley

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sticking with football, this article from my colleague Bill Wilson over in BBC Business is well worth five minutes of your afternoon. 

Martin Glenn montage
Getty Images

It charts Martin Glenn's rise from Walker's Crisps and Leicester City to one of the top jobs in English football with the FA. 

Beaten interpreter starts new life in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Layiq Sediqi's story is fascinating...

Party over for Vardy?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Six months ago there was near outcry in these parts when Jamie Vardy was regularly left out of the England team - but will he start against Scotland tonight? 

Jamie Vardy
Getty Images

He has gone 12 games without a goal. 

Leicester pay tribute on Armistice Day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

City midfielder Andy King tweets...

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Death of 'great' family man a 'terrible shock'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Close friend David Mills, 71, said Mr Keates left behind a wife, three daughters and five grandchildren.

"This has come as a terrible shock to all his friends," Mr Mills said. "He was a great family man."

Mr Keates, a former magistrate, was described as a keen sportsman and traveller who had visited South America prior to the three-week expedition.

Mud victim was badly burned

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Friends of Mr Keates, from Billesdon, said he was on a walking expedition on Saturday when he "stepped into the mud" and was "badly burned".

The 71-year-old was rescued and put in an ambulance but died on the way to hospital.

Man dies after sinking into 'boiling mud'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Rod Keates
JustGiving

A Leicestershire man has died after sinking into boiling mud in Bolivia when he went to take photographs of a nearby geyser.

Your photos: November across Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Weather Paul for sending in this impressive pic from Loughborough Fair. 

Loughborough Fair
Weather Paul

Leicester's Springbok looks ahead to test match

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers and South Africa wing JP Pietersen has been speaking about what it'll be like coming up against team mates Ben Youngs and Dan Cole at Twickenham tomorrow. 

JP Pietersen
Getty Images

"I've only been in England for four months," he told reporters. 

"The way my club plays is completely different to the way England plays. We have more New Zealand flair but as the coach says it's going to be all about the set-piece (on Saturday)."

Weather: Pleasant afternoon ahead

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Generally dry and bright with plenty of sunshine and some cloud. 

BBC Weather map
BBC

Highs of 8C (46F). 

City falls silent to remember war dead

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This pic should give you an idea of how many people turned up for the Armistice Day service near Leicester Market earlier this morning. 

remembrance service
BBC

County falls silent for Armistice Day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here are some more of the region's Remembrance Day commemorations...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

  • A Leicestershire pensioner has died after falling into boiling mud in Bolivia, the BBC understands
  • MP Alberto Costa has said Glen Parva YOI must learn from a damning report that talks of "repeated failings" there
  • Leicester Tigers have included a number of senior players for tomorrow's match against Newport  

City star's international performance earns recognition

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Wonder if he's already opened that bottle...?

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Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between J18 for A5 and J19 for M6.

M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of an accident involving three lorries earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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Harrison to captain Tigers against Dragons

Martin Ballard

BBC Radio Leicester sport

Here is the team in full:

Tigers graphic
BBC

Strong Tigers side named for Anglo-Welsh Cup tie

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers have named their side for tomorrow's game against Newport Gwent Dragons. 

Owen Williams
Getty Images

Peter Betham, Owen Williams (pictured) and Marcos Ayerza are among the senior players recalled following last week's win against Bath. 

Reflection across county on Armistice Day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here are some of the other Remembrance Day commemorations from around our region...

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Floral tributes on Armistice Day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

These flowers were laid as part of the tribute...

Flowers
BBC

Tribute to war dead across region

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC camera operator Jemma Cox observed the two-minute silence at this memorial in Town Hall Sqaure in Leicester. 

Tribute
BBC

Leicester pauses to remember war dead

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I joined around 20 people to reflect at the Highcross. 

Highcross silence
BBC

The light sculptures will continue to show some of the region's war dead up until and including Remembrance Sunday. 

Two-minute silence in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Lest we forget...

PIc
BBC

Government 'providing support' after Bolivia death

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is that relatively short statement from the Foreign Office about the "boiling mud" death: 

Foreign office sign
Leon Neal/WPA Pool/Getty Images

We are providing support to the family of a British national following a death in Bolivia."

Foreign OfficeSpokesman

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

  • A Leicestershire pensioner has died after falling into boiling mud in Bolivia, the BBC understands
  • South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa has said Glen Parva YOI must learn from a damning report that highlights "repeated failings"
  • Leicester Tigers are set to name their XV to take on Newport Gwent Dragons at 12:00

Pensioner dies 'falling into boiling mud'

Giles Taylor

BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

It's understood a Leicestershire pensioner has died, after falling into boiling mud in Bolivia. 

South America map
BBC

Friends have told the BBC that 71-year-old Rod Keates was on a three-week holiday, taking photographs of the hot springs. 

In a statement, the Foreign Office have said they're providing support to the family of a British National. 

City centre attraction to open a day later than planned

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City Council tweets...

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Your photos: November across Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A great pic of sunrise at East Midlands Airport. 

East Midlands Airport
Loki's keeper

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Loki's keeper for taking it. 

'Young men should not be dying in prison'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what Maryann Walters, mother of Jake Foxall, (see 08:24) has said about conditions at Glen Parva YOI. 

Mike O'Sullivan and Maryann Walters
BBC

She said: "Help Glen Parva. Help any prison come up to scratch. 

"Teach them that this is unacceptable. Young men dying in prison? Young men should not be dying in prison."

Rugby club reveals Armistice Day commemorations

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you are heading to the game tomorrow...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across our region: 

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident.

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