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Summary

  1. Snibston regeneration plans unveiled
  2. Fog diverts flights away from airport
  3. Police chief defends HQ refurbishment spending
  4. X Factor finalists meet fans in city
  5. Foxes to travel to Toffees in FA Cup
  6. Updates for Tuesday 6 December 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from us for Tuesday. Live updates will start again at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Weather: Foggy and murky night ahead

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Another cloudy and murky night. Some fog patches persisting so extra care needed on the roads.  

    Some patchy drizzly rain moving eastwards through the first part of the night. Staying cloudy, with some fog patches persisting. Lows of 6C (43F).

  3. Preview: FC Porto v Leicester City

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    BBC Sport has this preview of tomorrow's Champions League game between FC Porto and Leicester City.

    Claudio Ranieri
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J24 for A6 affecting J23 for A512.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 closed and very slow traffic northbound between J23a A42 and J24, A6 (Kegworth), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J23, A512 (Loughborough).

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  5. 5 Past Midnight come to Leicester

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Now Louis has turned up...

    Louis Walsh
  6. X Factor stars finally turn up

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    They've finally arrived (more than an hour late).

    5 After Midnight
  7. 5 After Midnight 'five minutes away'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Someone from X Factor has just told the crowds the group are five minutes away.

    I'll believe it when I see it...

    5 After Midnight
  8. Railway plans 'not fresh privatisation'

    Lisa Teanby

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The government is denying its plans to overhaul the railways amount to privatisation.

    Ministers want Network Rail, which is publicly owned, to share responsibility for running the tracks with the private train-operating companies.

    East midlands train

    The East Midlands franchise is expected to be one of the first to take part when it's up for renewal.  

  9. Still no sign of X Factor stars

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    "Imagine if they turned up on the number 42," someone in the crowd asks.

    Well, it'd certainly be an unexpected entrance.

  10. X Factor fans kept waiting

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    They're a loyal bunch these 5 After Midnight fans. They've been made to wait half an hour - but spirits remain high.

    X Factor fans
  11. Leicester awaits X Factor stars

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Some crowd control barriers have just gone up. I suspect they're on their way.

    Five After Midnight fans
  12. 5 After Midnight running late

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    No sign of 5 After Midnight yet.

    They were due at 16:00 - I hope they aren't planning on living up to their name or it could be a long night.

  13. X Factor finalists due at Highcross

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    There's a crowd of about 50/60 people waiting to welcome X Factor finalists 5 After Midnight to Leicester.

     Group member Kieran Alleyne is from Eyres Monsell.  

    X Factor fans
    X Factor fans
  14. Water supplies should return 'in the next few hours'

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    The burst water pipe is at Heathcote Drive in Sileby, Severn Trent have confirmed.

    Tap

    The company has said it hopes to have supplies restored in the "next few hours". 

  15. Watch: FC Porto vs. Leicester City preview

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester sports reporter in Porto

    Who's afraid of heights? Our commentary team of Ian Stringer and Matt Elliott offer their team selection thoughts from an elevated position...

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer and Matt Elliott look ahead to FC Porto v Leicester
  16. Cost of region's Christmas shopping uncovered

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    If you want my advice - do it online. 

    You can stay in the warm and avoid the crowds.