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  1. M1 crash 'linked to woman's death'
  2. Police close Vaz escort investigation
  3. Nicky Morgan replaced by handbag on TV show
  4. Thatched cottage fire in Wing
  5. Foxes prepare for tough trip to Stoke
  6. Updates for Friday 16 December 2016

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

  2. Weather: Staying dry with some sunshine

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A dry but cloudy night with some mist and fog, mainly over higher ground. Lows  of 6C (43F).


    Saturday will be dry, mild and rather cloudy again, although a few sunny spells will develop during the afternoon. Highs of 9C (48F).

  3. Listen: Prosthetics at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

    Jim Davis

    BBC Radio Leicester presenter

    Coming to terms with a traumatic injury or dealing with cancer is tough enough, but can you imagine if your treatment involved losing part of your face?  

    I've been to meet Matt Pilley, a specialist in clinical prosthetics in Leicester. He showed me what he was working on...

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    Video caption: Jim Davis meets Matt Pilley, a Specialist in Clinical Prosthetics.
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, at J21 for M69.

    M1 Leicestershire - M1 lane blocked on entry slip road northbound at J21, M69 (Leicester), because of a vehicle fire.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  5. Ambulance crews help M1 drivers

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Some of the people who've been stuck in the long traffic jams on the the M1 in Nottinghamshire are getting medical help...

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  6. Tennis legend not optimistic about Foxes

    BBC Sport

    Football expert Mark Lawrenson and tennis legend Boris Becker think the Foxes are heading for defeat again this weekend.

    Boris Becker
  7. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

  8. Janner's son comments on changes to investigation

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Lord Janner's son Daniel has welcomed today's announcement about a "refocusing" of the investigation into his father.

    Lord Janner

    He said: "The allegations were looked into by the CPS and the police and they were dismissed perfectly properly.

    "I have no doubt that those who made those decisions will be exonerated and I believe the people of Leicester know it, which is why my father was re-elected after 1991 when the allegations came out."

  9. Traffic queuing back to Kegworth

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Tailbacks from the M1 closure are creeping into Leicestershire - the far side of the motorway shown here is J24 northbound...

  10. Travel: M1 still closed above Leicestershire

    BBC Travel

    Just to remind you...

    The M1 is still closed in both directions between J26 and J25 because of a police incident. 

    There is a diversion in operation.

  11. Changes to the scope and timing of Janner investigation

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Investigations into allegations of child sexual abuse by the former Leicester MP Lord Janner could change.

    The inquiry looking into allegations against 13 people has suggested a stronger focus should be put on the institutions where Janner's alleged abuse happened and not whether or not it did happen.

    Lord Janner

    Lord Janner, who died last year, is alleged to have abused youngsters over a period spanning more than 30 years dating back to the 1950s.

  12. Nicky Morgan replaced by leather handbag

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has been replaced by a handbag for Friday's episode of Have I Got News For You.

    Paul Merton with a handbag
  13. European Rugby Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers v Munster

    BBC Sport

    Owen Williams moves to fly-half in place of the injured Freddie Burns as Leicester attempt to avenge last week's record 38-0 defeat by Munster.

    Owen Williams
  14. Watch: Taxi drivers refuse guide dog

    Simon Ward

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    A double gold medal winning Paralympian from Loughborough is speaking out about her struggle with taxi drivers...

    Here's sprinter Libby Clegg...

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    Video caption: A Loughborough Paralympian speaks out about her struggles with taxi drivers

    It is against the law for drivers to refuse a passenger with an assistance dog.

  15. Tigers Commentator thoughts on selected team

    Bleddyn Jones

    BBC Radio Leicester Tigers Commentator

    Cockerill has had some difficult decisions to make due to injuries to the likes of Freddie Burns and long term injuries with the other players as well.

    He's been forced to select Jack Roberts, a 20-year-old, to play alongside Manu Tuilagi.

    Jack Roberts

    Up front he has selected Genge and Cilliers to start and Hamilton replaces Fitzgerald - I think this is a good move, he's been in good form.

    Cockerill will be determined to turn the tables after last weekend's humiliating defeat.