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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 24 November 2016
  2. More news, sport ,travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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 for today - updates will start again on Friday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Dry tomorrow with some sunshine

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Dry but rather cloudy through the evening with clear spells developing overnight and lows of 4C (39F).

    Weather

    Friday should stay dry with cloud thinning and breaking in places to give a few sunny intervals and highs of 9C (48F).

  3. Campaigners say poorest areas will be hit worst

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    Volunteers outside have told me these aren't just playgrounds, they keep kids occupied, even providing short holidays for youngsters, who otherwise would have no means to do anything else.

    This, they say, is a campaign to prevent cuts to services for some of the poorest of our city.

    Protesters
  4. Children join in with adventure playground protest

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    Around 100 kids are kicking up a noise this evening outside Town Hall as councillors inside meet to discuss plans which could see the funding to nine council-funded playgrounds cut. 

    I can hear them inside the chamber now!

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    Video caption: Demonstrators lobby councillors over plans to close nine adventure playgrounds
  5. Claudio Ranieri: 'I hope we don't miss Danny Drinkwater'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Claudio Ranieri on Danny Drinkwater's three match suspension and how the Foxes will cope without him...

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    Video caption: Danny Drinkwater has been suspended for three-matches by the FA for violent conduct.
  6. Can your dash cam footage help police?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are appealing to other drivers in the area who might have captured footage of the cars on a dash cam...

    Quote Message: “If you were in the area please have a think and try to recall if you have any information which could help us. If you were in the area and have a dash cam, please check them, looking for a silver Volvo and a blue Vauxhall Corsa.” from Detective Inspector Chris Baker Leicestershire Police
    Detective Inspector Chris BakerLeicestershire Police
  7. Men abandoned first 'getaway' car

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police say the two men suspected of carrying out the robbery left the scene in a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

    This was then abandoned in Victoria Park Road where they got into a silver car and headed towards Welford Road.

    University Road
  8. Cash delivery driver robbed

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The driver of a "cash in transit" vehicle has been assaulted and robbed on University Road in Leicester (these are the people who refill cash machines).

    It happened at about 17:30 yesterday - the victim has a head injury and is having treatment in hospital.

  9. Homecoming for Burns

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A nice bit of nostalgia for Tigers' Freddie Burns - as long as he remembers he's playing for Leicester...

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  10. Snooker: Selby winning

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester's Mark Selby is doing well in his first game of the UK Championship - he's winning 3-1 against Andy Hicks at York Barbican.

  11. People 'risking it' at Narborough level crossing

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A campaign urging people to stay safe on level crossings has visited Narborough.

    British Transport Police were warning people of the dangers of taking a risk like this...

    Video content

    Video caption: A campaign urging people to stay safe on level crossings has visited Leicestershire

    They say too many are still taking their chances at this level crossing. 

  12. Petition to redecorate Leicester's Christmas tree

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Hundreds of people are SO offended by the decorations on Leicester's Christmas tree this year that they've signed an online petition to have it done again.

    Leicester's Christmas tree

    More than 650 people have added their name to the list.

    The person who set the page up said the Christmas tree looks like it was "thrown together" and calls it an "embarrassment".

  13. Window cleaner scams in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: “Although many window cleaners are genuine we would encourage residents and businesses to use professional window cleaners rather than door to door canvassers. At present, the reports are coming from the Tudor Road and New Parks area but we encourage all to be wary.” from Alison Dryden Leicestershire Police
    Alison DrydenLeicestershire Police
  14. Clapper ban football fans not so happy

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A group of die-hard Leicester City supporters is banned from using the club's famous cardboard "clappers" at games.

    Leicester City clapper
  15. Police warn of rogue window cleaner

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It would seem the north-west area of Leicester is being targeted by a rogue window cleaner.

    Police have had reports of people being charged more than quoted, work being carried out without permission and customers being charged extra for additional work without their permission.

    Window cleaner
  16. Champions League preferences

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Who would you like to see Leicester City play in the next round of the Champions League?

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    Video caption: Who would you like to see Leicester City play in the next round of the Champions League?
  17. 'Dignity' of Laser Tag death boy's family

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Following the jury's conclusion, the coroner praised Aryan Patel's family for the "quiet dignity" in which they had conducted themselves during the two-day inquest.

    She also offered her "sincere condolences" for the loss of Aryan in "tragic and unexpected" circumstances. 

    Megazone
  18. BreakingInquest: Boy's Laser Tag death was accidental

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The jury at the inquest into the death of eight-year-old Aryan Patel has concluded his death was accidental.

    The boy died in April when someone fell on him during a game of Laser Tag at Megazone in Leicester.