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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 29 November 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

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: Another very cold night

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be another very cold night with a widespread frost. Cloud will start to feed in from the north by dawn lifting temperatures a little.

A minimum temperature of -2C (28F).

Weather
BBC

For many it will be another cold but sunny morning on Wednesday. 

Cloud will increase through the day and it should start to turn a little milder.

Problems getting Tigers tickets online

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you've been struggling to get tickets for the Tigers V Saints match online apparently there was a problem with the website - all fixed now though...

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Leicestershire carrier bag sold for hundreds at auction

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A toy collector has paid £240 for this vintage plastic bag...

Plastic bag
PA

The Palitoy We Care bag is from the Leicestershire factory's staff shop - it was auctioned up in Teesside and was only expected to fetch £20-£30.

Here was me moaning about paying 5p for one.

Temple makes a stand against new note

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A Hindu temple in Leicester is urging people not to bring in the new £5 note as a donation because it's not vegetarian or vegan friendly.

New £5 note
Getty Images

The Bank of England confirmed the note has been made with tallow - a form of animal fat.

Protest over Trump invite

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A "peaceful protest" is being held in Leicester this evening after it was suggested this week that Donald Trump could come to the city.

Protest
BBC

The President Elect is being invited by the King Richard III Visitor Centre because of his family links to the former king.  

Sunset over Leicester

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Leicester News Editor

One day I'll sort out the fact that my desk faces away from the window...

Sunset behind the wheel of light
BBC

Power cut in Newbold Verdon

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Accusations 'couldn't be further from the truth'

BBC Leicester Sport

Tigers captain Tom Youngs also disagrees with Cheika and he should know - he scrums with Cole...

Dan Cole accusations 'daft'

BBC Leicester Sport

Richard Cockerill suggests Michael Cheika doesn't know rugby well enough if he thinks Cole is a cheat...

Your comments: Sports Personality of the Year

Facebook

On Facebook we asked you if Jamie Vardy will win the Sports Personality of the Year award...

Jamie Vardy
Getty Images

Lorraine Taylor said: "Love to think Vardy was going to win it, but I don't think he's in with a chance. Can see it going to Andy Murray."

Darron Hayward said: "Mo Farrah gets my vote but City for team of the year and Claudio for coach of the year."

No doubt over Cole's place at Tigers

Chris Egerton

BBC Leicester Sport

One thing is for sure - Cole will be playing for Leicester in their Champions Cup double against Munster when he returns from England duty (fitness allowing) and there is nothing Michael Cheika can say about that.

Dan Cole
Getty Images

Rugby: Cockerill defends his prop

Chris Egerton

BBC Leicester Sport

I've been speaking to Richard Cockerill about the Dan Cole accusations made by Australia coach Michael Cheika.

Dan Cole
Getty Images

Cockerill staunchly defended his player and called him one of the best tight head props in the world.

He's helped to coach Cole since his emergence at Tigers at the age of 17.

Choosing your Christmas tree

BBC Radio Leicester

Ben Jackson has been over to Bradgate Trees in Charnwood Forest to meet Christmas Tree farmer Sandy Butcher...

Fatal crash motorcyclist named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A607 in Croxton Kerrial has been named by police as Christopher Dover from Loughborough.

The 43-year-old had been travelling on Melton Road at 14:20 on Friday when he collided with a car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homophobia in football

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"They just highlight the reason why campaigns like Rainbow Laces are so important. For LGBT people very often football doesn't feel like a place where you can be yourself and you can feel safe."

Graeme SmithCo-founder of Foxes Pride

Foxes' LGBT post sparked abuse

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The co-founder of the Leicester City LGBT supporters club has said he wasn't surprised by an angry backlash to a post that was put up on Leicester City's Facebook page before the game with Middlesborough on Saturday.

The club put up this post...

Football boots and armband
Facebook/Leicester City Football Club

It received more then 1,200 comments - the vast majority full of abuse.

'Nightmare neighbours' in Hinckley

Hinckley Times

A drugs den has been closed and the tenants kicked out after neighbours complained about substance abuse, rows, noise and intimidation.

Jack Adcock death: Doctor in appeal bid

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Remember the case of Jack Adcock, the six-year-old who died at Leicester Royal Infirmary? 

A doctor and an agency nurse were found guilty of his manslaughter by gross negligence last year.

Doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba
BBC

Well today the paediatrician Hadiza Bawa-Garaba is today trying to get permission to appeal against her conviction.

Bawa-Garba is at the High Court today - I'll keep you updated with what happens.

Afternoon weather update

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

After a frosty start, we're staying dry, bright and cold through the afternoon with lots of clear sky. 

Feeling cold in the sunshine with frost returning at dusk - max temp 4C (39F).

Chapecoense team were 'crazy' for Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Sad news in South America today after a plane carrying Brazilian football players crashed.

The Chapecoense team have been compared to Leicester City in the past for being a less popular team who managed unexpected success.

In March this year the club sent a tweet to the Foxes asking them for a friendly match...

Chapecoense tweet to Leicester City
Twitter

Woman taken to hospital after crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The fire service said the woman driver of the car was trapped inside - they had had to remove the roof to free her.

Smashed up car
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

She was then taken to hospital by either ambulance or air ambulance (both were on the scene).

Car and lorry crash in Shearsby

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A pretty nasty crash in Shearsby this morning...

Smashed up car
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

This was on Bruntingthorpe Road just after 10:00 - the car collided with a lorry.

Teen reunited with stolen wheelchair

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last week I told you a wheelchair had been stolen from a 16-year-old girl in Leicester - well she's got it back!

Police said it was taken from outside a house on Evington Drive BUT it was found by a member of the public in a supermarket car park in Hamilton.

It was then reunited with the girl... don't you just love a happy ending?

Residents bid for community cafe in Western Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Another group hoping to take over the site in Western Park is the Western Ward Community Enterprise.

They are a group of residents who intend to open a community café and cycle hub.

The third group remains unidentified.

Eco friendly plan for Western Park buildings

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Three groups have come up with ideas for the Eco House and Open Air School in Western Park so far - one is Life 21. 

Michaela Smith and Alan Mitchell say their idea is to retro-fit the sites with the main income coming from rent from people who would work and live there.

Michaela Smith and Alan Mitchell
BBC

They say all the buildings would be as self sufficient as possible with food grown on site and water recycled there too.

Future of Western Park buildings to be decided

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We'll move a step closer to discovering the fate of the old Eco House and Open Air School in Western Park this week.

The buildings have been empty and unloved for some time but now there's less than 24 hours left for interested parties to submit their bid for the space.

Pupils perform 'Follow Where The River Flows'

Danielle Hunt

BBC Radio Leicester

These pupils from Hinckley's Dorothy Goodman school performed the track they wrote with Jack Ross and his band - it's called Follow Where The River Flows...

This is also the name of the album that features all the tracks written by the four schools in the project.

The Where The River Flows CD is going on sale along with sheet music and sign language lyric sheets so that the music can be used in special schools UK wide.

Musicians collaborate with special school pupils

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A professional composer called Jack Ross has collaborated with students from four special schools.

The project allowed school pupils to create an album to be used in schools across the UK.

Travel: Traffic near Dragon Lane

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Road closed for stabbing investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A lane on Dysart Way is closed this morning while police investigate the stabbing on Shanti Margh yesterday afternoon.

I've asked how long they expect the closure to be in place but they said they didn't know.

Maserati crash on M1

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

When you take your new Maserati for its first spin on the M1 and it ends up looking like this...

Maserati
Leicestershire Police

Police say it was involved in a three vehicle crash between J24 and J23a yesterday.

No serious injuries apparently - bet the driver was well gutted though.

Westcotes Cops keeping busy

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"All in a day's work"

Police with a swan
Leicestershire Police

Tigers boss defends Cole

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The CEO of Leicester Tigers has tweeted this in response to Michael Cheika's accusations...

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Cole accused of 'illegal scrummaging'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Guardian newspaper have this morning reported some very controversial accusations about Leicester Tigers Dan Cole.

The newspaper says Michael Cheika - the Australian coach - has accused the prop of illegal scrummaging throughout his career.

Dan Cole
Getty Images

Cole was in the England side that beat Australia earlier this year and is likely to make the side facing them again this weekend.

Travel: M1 lane closure

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the A42 northbound in Diseworth at the M1 junction, because of an accident.

Your photos: Frosty Tuesday

BBC Weather Watchers

We've had some lovely frosty photos from you this morning including this from scrappy in Kegworth...

Frosty flowers
BBC

'Modern swimming' still popular

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Have these latest figures worried the Amateur Swimming Association?

Nick Caplain is from the organisation - he spoke on BBC Radio Leicester this morning and sounded confident swimming is still popular, especially in "modern forms".

Aqua aerobics
Getty Images

He said things like aqua aerobics, open water swimming and family swimming sessions are attracting big crowds.

Is Hinckley swimming?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

One of these new swimming pools is in Hinckley - BBC Radio Leicester have been over to the town to ask people if they've been using it.

Hinckley Leisure Centre
Google

One person said: "No, not these days. I haven't been swimming in quite a long time - it's just fitting it in with everything else. We live in such a rush these days."

Another said: "I used to do swimming a lot but now I don't because the pools are too cold."

More pools for fewer swimmers

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Sport England claims to have data showing 776,000 fewer people are now swimming at least once week compared to 10 years ago - a fall of 24%.

Swimmer
PA

Despite this - the Amateur Swimming Association in Loughborough says hundreds of new pools have opened.