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Summary

  1. Inquest into glider death opens
  2. Attempted robbery at Aldi store
  3. Neglected shih tzu found in Leicester
  4. McKay to captain Foxes in white ball cricket
  5. Tigers to name side facing Munster
  6. Updates for Friday 9 December 2016

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 this week - updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Some rain this evening

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be dry and cloudy to begin with this evening - later there’s a band of rain pushing in from the north west which will slowly clear in the early hours. 

    Lows of 10C (50F).

    Weather

    Expect a cloudy morning on Saturday with scattered showers. 

    Later a more persistent band of rain is moving in from the south west - there’s some uncertainty about how far north the rain will reach but if it does arrive it could be heavy at times.

  3. Leicester title win astounding - Guardiola

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Leicester's Premier League title win was an "amazing, astounding" achievement, ahead of City's visit to the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

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    Video caption: Leicester title win astounding - Guardiola
  4. Man arrested after illegal hunting allegations

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier this week I told you about a police investigation into the deaths of some foxes in Scalford.

    Well - police have now told us a 49-year-old man has been arrested.

    The man is being questioned on suspicion of criminal damage, assault and illegal hunting with a dog.

  5. Loughborough park upgraded

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Check out the newly improved Cumberland Road Park in Loughborough...

    Ward Councillors, Sandie Forrest (L) and Jenni Tillotson (R) with local children at Cumberland Road Park

    The council has spent £25,000 upgrading the play equipment.

    A play house, slide, climbing frame and a basket swing have been added to the park along with a new picnic table and log seating.

  6. New book debates connections between religion and crime

    Kevin Ncube

    BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

    A new book by lecturers from De Montfort University is aiming to look at crime through a religious lens.

    This was at the launch at DMU's Trinity Chapel earlier this week...

    Launch of Religion, Faith and Crime: Theories, Identities and Issues was launched

    Dr Perry Stanislas and Kim Sadique from the Community and Criminal Justice Department at DMU have brought together international contributors to try to provide a platform for academic debate on the issue.

    Kim told me she wanted the book to give a broader context to religion and crime.

  7. Mayor explains budget

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    It was only on Tuesday that Sir Peter Soulsby was painting another gloomy picture of the council's finances 

    It that review the "best news" was that all the currently proposed cuts to services and spending could reduce the hole in their finances to around £40m by 2020.

    The mayor said: "We're having to make dramatic cuts in our running costs and our so-called revenue expenditure but we must still be investing the rather separate pot of money that we've got for capital."

  8. Mayor launches city plan

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

    The city mayor has been launching his latest Economic Action Plan for Leicester - an upbeat and forward-looking view of the city's potential. 

    Ambitions over the next four-years include building 6,800 new homes, creating 3,000 new jobs and helping to create 1,000 apprenticeships.

  9. Watch WBBL Cup and BBL action

    BBC Sport

    You can follow the live coverage of the WBBL Cup semi-finals as Leicester Riders take on Manchester Mystics.

    The online coverage will then continue as the Leicester Riders men's team host BBL leaders Newcastle Eagles.

    Alex Smith of the Leicester Riders
  10. Latest headlines for Leicestershire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • The High Court rules a former terrorist from Leicester who has been living in Britain for over 20 years must be allowed to stay permanently
    • Inquest opens into the death of a retired RAF group captain who died when his glider crashed in Leicestershire
    • Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a Leicestershire supermarket
  11. Drivers fined and clamped in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police joined forces with Leicester City Council and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency earlier this week to target illegal vehicles.

    This is one of 14 cars in the Belgrave area that was clamped for not having valid road tax...

    Clamped car

    Fines were also given to 13 vehicles that were parked illegally and ten drivers were warned for illegal parking.

  12. Home Office delay 'inexcusable'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Home Office spent nine years deciding whether or not the man should be granted indefinite leave to remain in Britain. 

    The judge said: "That failure is not explained and it is clear that it was inexcusable".

  13. Sikh extremist 'no longer a risk'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The judge also lifted a home curfew order so that the man is now free to come and go as he pleases.

    He was not entitled to refugee status because of his terrorist activities but the Home Office accepted that deporting him to India would expose him to a "real risk" of torture, inhuman treatment, or even death.

    Mr Justice Collins said: "It seems clear...that there is no reason to believe that it would be possible to remove him to India in the foreseeable future and it is clear that he is no longer a risk".

  14. Sikh terrorist allowed to stay in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A High Court judge has ruled a Sikh extremist from Leicester must be allowed to stay permanently.

    The man (who we can't name) pursued terrorist activities after arriving in the UK in 1995 and was viewed as a national security risk.

     But Mr Justice Collins said he now has a British wife and children - and the time had come to let him stay.

  15. BBC tree ready for Christmas

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    ... and it's complete - what do you think?

    BBC Christmas tree