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Summary

  1. Lottery invests £300k in Saffron Lane project
  2. Was rare £5 note spent in Melton pie shop?
  3. Winter night shelter for the homeless opens
  4. Vardy and Mahrez make Ballon D'or top 10
  5. Updates for Tuesday 13 December 2016

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By Amy Woodfield

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - update will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

Weather: Some brightness tomorrow afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A number of showers around through this evening and the first part of the night before these fizzle out leaving a dry but cloudy night with lows of 8C (46F).

Weather
BBC

A cloudy start tomorrow with a couple of fog patches but these will lift and clear with the promise of something a bit brighter in the afternoon. 

Highs of 11C (52F).

Foxes prepare to face Bournemouth

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Tonight's game is of huge significance - which Leicester City are going to turn up? 

The one which has dispatched some European clubs and washed Manchester City aside? Or the one which couldn't get the better of West Brom and Watford?

Jaime Vardy
AP

Let's hope The Foxes bare their teeth tonight.  

Travel: Crash on flyover

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

High demand for homeless beds

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Co-ordinating all the groups involved in this project was an organisation called One Roof Leicester.

Ben Brown is from One Roof and said they had 18 referrals last night but only managed to provide beds for 10 of them.

He said there are 46 rough sleepers in the city at the moment.

Multi-faith night shelter for homeless opens

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester's winter night shelter for the homeless spent its first night in operation last night.

Over 200 people from faith groups in the city have come together and pooled their resources to improve the service. 

The shelter is rotated around seven venues and provides emergency accommodation and food to homeless people.

Foxes fan describes Seville ahead of Champions League clash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Simon Hill from Broughton Astley has been a Foxes fan for over 40 years and is currently in Seville on holiday with his family.

He said the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadiumis "unreal" and that it's "a really family-orientated place".

Seville ready for Foxes' fans

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Tourist Board in Seville has said the city is looking forward to hosting Leicester fans in the last 16 of the Champions League next year.

Sevilla FC
Reuters

The Foxes will be heading to Spain on Wednesday 22 February with the second leg at the King Power Stadium on 14 March.  

Snooker: Woollaston through to second round

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester's Ben Woollaston is into the second round of the Scottish Open after beating Ross Valance by four frames to one - he'll play Kyren Wilson next. 

Ben Woollaston
PA

Tom Ford is out though - he was beaten by Liam Highfield.

Rory McLeod is currently in action.  

Flat tyre on way to Bournemouth

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Any mechanics heading down to Bournemouth? The BBC Radio Leicester sport team has a problem...

Tigers miss players for Munster match

BBC Leicester Sport

Richard Cockerill has said Freddie Burns will definitely miss Saturday's European Champions Cup clash against Munster. 

He went off with concussion last weekend when the Tigers were beaten 38-0.

Freddie Burns
Getty Images

It's unlikely that any of their other injured players, Dan Cole, Marcos Ayerza and Mike Williams, will be available either.  

Men sentenced for 'unprovoked attack'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“This was an unprovoked and nasty attack that left the victim with serious injuries. It was a brutal attack on someone they barely knew and have left him suffering both physical and emotional distress. "

Det Con Vicki HudsonLeicestershire Police

Pair jailed for attack

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

These two men have been jailed for 10 years each for assaulting a man on Barclay Street in Leicester.

Brett Johnson and Liam Turner
Leicestershire Police

Brett Johnson, who lived on Fosse Road South, and Liam Turner from McVickers Close attacked a man in June leaving him with fractures to his face, eye socket and jaw.  

Foxes games to be shown live

BBC Leicester Sport

Three Leicester City matches have been picked for live TV coverage. They are:

  • Man Utd (H) - Sun 5 Feb - 16:00
  • Swansea (A) - Sun 12 Feb - 16:00
  • Liverpool (H) - Mon 27 Feb - 20:00

Watch: Jane Austen fiver spent in Melton

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is the man behind the special £5 note spent in Melton on Friday...

Victim has to live with rape 'for the rest of her life'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"The victim in this disturbing case was left physically injured and incredibly shaken by the ordeal and thankfully will now not have to face the further trauma of a trial. Her bravery in coming forward and reporting this to police must be acknowledged, however, what happened to her that day will be something she will live with for the rest of her life.”

Det Con Katie LeadbetterLeicestershire Police

Severe accident: A1 Rutland northbound

BBC Travel

A1 Rutland northbound severe accident, before A606 Empingham Road.

A1 Rutland - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on A1 Great North Road northbound in Stamford before Rutland Water Turn Off, because of an accident.

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Rapist tracked down in Luton

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“Podlaszczyk subjected his victim to a violent and sustained assault as she innocently walked through the park while on her way to work that morning. In his haste to flee, he left his belongings at the scene and went on to use the woman’s bank card and mobile phone. Investigations led officers to find Podlaszczyk in Luton, where he was later arrested."

Det Con Katie LeadbetterLeicestershire Police

Man admits raping woman in Bede Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have just told us about a man who pleaded guilty to raping a woman in Bede Park in Leicester.

Bede Park
Google

Michal Cezary Podlaszczyk admitted several charges against him, including three counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of assault.

It happened on the morning of 29 October.

Severe accident: A47 Leicestershire both ways

BBC Travel

A47 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between Wadkins Way and Deane Gate Drive.

A47 Leicestershire - A47 Uppingham Road in Houghton on the Hill blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the Wadkins Way junction and the Deane Gate Drive junction, because of an accident.

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Members vote for football boss to stay

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've been in touch with the man DMU is taking legal action against - Nick Langton.

The Beaumont Town licensee said he was first made aware of the legal proceedings today.  

Mr Langton said: "We had a club meeting a couple of weeks ago with members, and there was a unanimous vote for me and the general committee to stay on. 

"That included a commitment for me to continue working with De Montfort University and move things forward."

Football facilities to stay closed into the new year

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

De Montfort University says it believes Nick Langton to be in breach of the licence and no longer wishes to work with him.

It said it has offered to help with the setting up of a new board with a "properly constituted BTFC".

Closed sign on gate
BBC

But in the meantime it said Beaumont Park will remain closed for a notice period of 30 working days.

Beaumont Park: Concerns over club finances

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The university has said it has "concerns at the lack of financial transparency at the club".

DMU said in a statement it has asked to see the club's annual accounts but it hadn't provided this information.

An issue has also been raised about the clubhouse being hired out as a private venue.

Beaumont Park row: University takes legal action

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Remember the story about a row over access to the football facilities at Beaumont Park?

The argument was between Beaumont Town Football Club and De Montfort University who share the site.

Well there's been a development...

Beaumont Town Football Club
BBC

DMU has said in the wake of a protest last month, it's taking legal action to end Nick Langton's tenure as licensee of the club.

Furniture needed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The city council has just tweeted this appeal for furniture...

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University tests real and fake saffron

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The University of Leicester's Department of Genetics has been looking at ways to tell real saffron from fake.

Saffron experiment
University of Leicester

Professor Heslop-Harrison claims that one of the key ways is spot the difference is its distinct smell.

He said that while fake saffron will have almost no aroma, the smallest amount of genuine saffron will have a "characteristic smell".

Do you have the special note?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So if you went to Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe on Friday and you were given one of the new £5 notes as change, chances are you could have the special note.

This is what you're looking for...

Fiver
Ferguson Media

Was limited edition fiver spent in pork pie shop?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It's thought one of these special notes was spent at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray.

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray
Google

Stephen Hallam is the managing director of Dickinson and Morris - he found out yesterday that one of the notes was spent in the store on Friday (he got a call from the Leicester Mercury).

He told BBC Radio Leicester they checked their £5 notes last night but haven't found it.

Special £5 note in Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you've got one of the new £5 notes in your purse or wallet you might want to check it...

This is because an engraved fiver worth up to £50,000 is thought to be somewhere in Leicestershire.

£5 note
PA

It's one of four new banknotes that are in circulation which have tiny works of art engraved on them by the artist Graham Short.

Wanted: Pet food, treats, beds and toys

Loughborough Echo

Animal welfare charity workers, who rescued a dog that was found on a building site in Rothley, are asking for donations for pets without homes after the public helped fund vital surgery.

M1 petrol warning

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Warning for anyone setting off on the M1...

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Students hope hampers will bring smiles to faces

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Rozella is one of the students helping out at Melton Vale Post-16 Centre and she's been watching videos about where the hampers will be going.

Christmas hampers
Toby Carter

She said: "One of the videos shows some of the old people they'll be going to won't have seen anybody in about a month and it's really important because no-one should be alone at Christmas.

"I think because we're going to see them later it will really brighten up their year."

Watch: Christmas hampers for the elderly

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester reporter

Students at Melton Vale Post-16 Centre have created 60 hampers for elderly locals...

Between them they've collected over 600 items to make up these hampers.

Your photos: Sunrise in East Leake

BBC Weather Watchers

A beautiful red sunrise in East Leake this morning, captured by Maggie T...

East Leake
Maggie T

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • A project helping teenagers in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester has received £300,000 in lottery funding
  • A shelter billed as "the UK's first fully multifaith winter night shelter" opens in Leicester
  • Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have taken 7th and 8th place in the Ballon D'or awards

Snooker: McLeod in Scottish Open action

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester's Rory McLeod faces Mark Davis in the opening round of the Scottish Open. 

Play's due to begin at 14:00.

Rory McLeod
Getty Images

Watch: Project works to prevent social exclusion

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Gary Fox is the project manager of the Saffron Young People's Project - here he explains why it's so important...

Lottery cash invested in deprived city area

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's some great news this morning for young people living in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester.

Almost £300,000 is going to be spent on giving teenagers help with things like life skills, job-seeking and health advice.

Saffron Resource Centre
BBC

The money is coming from the Big Lottery.

Vardy tweets thanks at Ballon D'or result

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So did Jamie Vardy...

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Mahrez 'proud' of Ballon d'Or ranking

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Riyad Mahrez tweeted last night to say how proud he was to take 7th place...

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