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  1. Updates for Friday 25 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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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Frost and fog around overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A touch of ground frost and the odd fog patch is likely where any cloud breaks remain overnight.

    Minimum temperature of 4C (39F). 

  3. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across our region: 

  4. Orange sky at night

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Sunset in Leicester...

    Big wheel and sunset
  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  6. Food arrives at BBC office

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The boss here at Local Live HQ has got the right idea to boost flagging minds late on a Friday...

    Mince pies
  7. City captain backs #RainbowLaces campaign

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is to wear this special captain's armband against Middlesbrough as part of Stonewall's #RainbowLaces campaign. 

    Captain's armband

    It is part of the charity's campaign to unite sport against anti-LGBT comments and remarks.

    Keep an eye out for other City players who may choose to wear the special rainbow laces as well. 

  8. 'Sharp decline' of bank usage contributed to closure

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is a statement from HSBC with regards to the closure:

    Quote Message: The decision to close the branch was not just influenced by the damage which occurred last month but is also based upon a sharp decline of branch usage which predates the incident. These are not decisions we take lightly and we work closely with those impacted, including customers, to help them understand their options." from HSBC Spokesperson
  9. Bank to remain closed permanently

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The Oadby branch of HSBC will not be re-opening, the company has confirmed.  

    HSBC sign

    A car smashed into the branch in October and it has been shut ever since. 

  10. Your photos: November across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a pic for the trainspotters out there. 

    Train in kegworth

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher scrappy for sending this in from Kegworth. 

  11. Leicester City v Middlesbrough

    Claudio Ranieri

    Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Leicester City and Middlesbrough.

    Leicester City 2-2 Middlesbrough

    Islam Slimani

    Islam Slimani's injury-time penalty rescues a point for Leicester as they come from behind twice against Middlesbrough.

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  12. Tredinnick: Medals are and always will be 'sacrosanct'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is some more of what David Tredinnick has said in Parliament about those plans for greater powers to prosecute people who wear medals they haven't earned. 


    He said: "As somebody who served in the military many years ago, I’d like to just say how important this bill is to all servicemen who regard badges of rank and decorations as sacrosanct." 

  13. Weather: Dry afternoon ahead

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be a dry afternoon with some good sunny spells and scattered cloud.      

    bbc weather map

    Highs of 9C (48F).

  14. Laser tag company 'will learn lessons' from boy's death

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I was in court yesterday to hear a jury conclude eight-year-old Aryan Patel's death at Megazone Laser Tag in Leicester was accidental. Here is a statement just issued by the company... 

    Quote Message: We offer our deepest condolences to Aryan's family and feel extraordinary sadness following this tragic accident. In the days following the incident we closed to the public to check through every aspect of our health and safety procedures and to provide counselling for our team. The health and safety officers have investigated our operation and found our company practices and conduct to be completely in order. We are sympathetic to the family’s concerns and will consider if and where we can make further improvements. Whilst this is the only incident of this nature in 26 years of operation, we will always seek to enhance our policies and maintain the highest standards of safety. Our thoughts are with the family at this time." from Kimberley Senkbeil-Newley Director and General Manager, Megazone Leicester
    Kimberley Senkbeil-NewleyDirector and General Manager, Megazone Leicester
  15. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what's happening across our region: 

    • Highcross management say they are expecting 75,000 visitors on Black Friday 
    • Bosworth MP David Tredinnick backs calls to criminalise people who wear war medals they're not entitled to
    • Basketball: Leicester Riders host Bristol Flyers this evening (19:45)
  16. Tredinnick: Jail people who wear war medals they're not entitled to

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Conservative MP for Bosworth, David Tredinnick, has backed plans to criminalise people who wear war medals they're not entitled to.

    David Tredinnick

    Under proposals being discussed in the Commons, people displaying medals they haven't earned could face prison, community penalties, or a £5,000 fine.  

  17. Lawro predicts: Foxes 2 Middlesbrough 0

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender and BBC Sport football expert

    From Jamie Vardy's poor form to the departure of N'Golo Kante and their problems in defence, there are lots of little things happening at Leicester that add up to one big reason why they have not hit the heights of last season. 

    Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan

    But Claudio Ranieri's side have done what they set out to do at the start of the season by getting out of their Champions League group, which is a brilliant achievement.

    Now that is secure, I think their league form will improve - starting on Saturday with a 2-0 win.

  18. Bailiffs were 'last resort' in parking 'nightmare, council says

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for transport at Sheffield City Council, said: "We wrote to him [Mr Horrobin] on several occasions but those letters weren't responded to, leading us towards enforcement action.

    "We always take this step as an absolute last resort."