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  1. Updates for Friday 20 January 2017
  2. Local reaction to Trump inauguration
  3. Jury out in baby manslaughter trial
  4. Uncapped Mike Williams makes England squad
  5. Atlantic rower sets final challenge
  6. Mark Selby out of the Masters after 3-6 defeat
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Amy Woodfield

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

Weather: A cold and frosty night

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Skies will be relatively clear overnight with some scattered cloud. 

Expect a frost tonight with lows of -1C (30F) – temperatures may fall further in rural spots.


Apart from the odd patch of mist and fog, it should be a bright start on Saturday. 

There may be some drizzly showers towards the evening - highs of 4C (39F).

The Listening Project: Thembi and Kyle

BBC Radio 4

A grandmother who was active in student politics in apartheid-era South Africa and her law student grandson talk about their inspirations.

Snooker: Selby reviews defeat

BBC Sport

Mark Selby has been speaking about the losing the quarter final match.

He said: "I just felt as though I never really got going in the match - apart from the first frame I had a good chance, I probably should have won that.

"It was just one of them games. I felt ok out there.

"Every credit to Barry, he played well and punished me every time he got a chance."

Snooker: Selby knocked out of 2017 Masters

BBC Sport

Leicester's Mark Sebly has just lost 3-6 to Barry Hawkins in the quarter finals of the Masters.

Mark Selby

Your photos: Hot breath from a pony at sunrise


Thanks to @mikespencerpics for sharing three superb photos with us today - this one is my favourite...

Hot breath from a pony at sunrise

Broken down vehicle causes delays

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is what the traffic is looking like on the M1 northbound - delays have been cause by a broken down vehicle between J21 and J22...

Highways England

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Sunshine in the countryside

Ben Jackson

BBC Radio Leicester presenter

Leicestershire looking spectacular in the late winter sunshine...  


Kayleigh Haywood: Man tried to meet girl days before her murder

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

A man has pleaded guilty to attempting to meet schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood for sex days before her rape and murder.  

Kayleigh Haywood
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Jury out in Lutterworth baby death trial

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The jury has been sent out in the manslaughter trial of Chaunfang Zheng.

The judge told the jury they must be sure that she "assaulted" her niece Phoebe Guo "in some way that caused injury to the brain then her death".

Snooker: Selby down in quarter final

BBC Leicester Sport

Mark Selby has his work cut out - the world champion is currently 3-1 down to Barry Hawkins at the Masters.

Mark Selby

Appeal for information on suitcase murder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have made another appeal for information to help with the investigation into the murder of Kiran Daudia in Leicester.

The body of the 46-year-old woman was found inside a suitcase in an alleyway on Cromer Street on Tuesday.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Lyme Street and Cromer Street on Monday afternoon/evening.

Harborough woman fears conflict in Gambia

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

West African leaders are in Gambia to try to persuade Yahya Jammeh to cede power to his elected successor.

Yahya Jammeh
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Sharon Jervis from Market Harborough helps to run a school in Gambia and is the founder of the Gambian Children's Fund. 

She said: "All the businesses have closed, all the lines of communication are shutting down. I pray there won't be conflict, but I think there probably will be. He doesn't want to step down and he's going to fight to hold his seat." 

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Parents fear the safety of children in Cossington where drivers have been using Back Lane as a diversion for closed Syston Road
  • The judge in the manslaughter trial of Chaunfang Zheng has spent the morning summing up
  • Claudio Ranieri is confident Leo Ulloa will stay at Leicester City

'Serious' crash near Desford/Newbold Verdon

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have tweeted this warning...

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Facebook live: Foxes press conference review


The BBC Radio Leicester sports team are doing a Facebook Live now following Claudio Ranieri's press conference.

You can watch and get involved here.

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Foxes still looking to add to squad

BBC Leicester Sport

Ranieri has confirmed Leicester City are still looking for new signings before the close of the transfer window.

Despite this he insists he’s happy with his squad.

Claudio Ranieri
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Ranieri speaks highly of Ulloa

BBC Leicester Sport

The Foxes boss is confident Leo Ulloa will stay at Leicester City.

He said: “I like Leo, he’s a fantastic professional.”

Leo Ulloa
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Hernandez in talks to leave Foxes

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri confirms Luis Hernandez has been given permission to speak to Malaga. 

He said Daniel Amartey can be used at right-back if necessary.

Ranieri ready to talk to media

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri has arrived at his press conference - we’ll have the key headlines shortly.  

Press desk at Leicester City

Council advice to drivers using Cossington lanes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire County Council has put together a statement about the traffic issues people in Cossington are having.

They said: "We've worked closely with Network Rail and the contractors to encourage drivers to use the signposted diversion route. We're aware that some drivers are choosing to use Bennetts Lane and Back Lane, but we would urge them to use the diversion route and to watch their speed if they still decide to use the lanes."

They also said they will be carrying out "regular inspections" on the condition of the roads.

Gritter out in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Brace yourself for another cold night...

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Afternoon weather update

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Dry and settled with plenty of wintry sunshine through the rest of the afternoon.

Feeling cold in the sunshine - Max temp: 6C (43F).

Level crossing barriers fixed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The crossing at Narbrough/Littlethorpe has reopened...

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University to mark death of fallen soldier

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The University of Leicester will mark the 100th anniversary since the death of this man tomorrow - he is Lieutenant Eric Henry Janson Teasdale who was killed in World War One, aged 20...

Lieutenant Eric Henry Janson Teasdale
The King’s School, Canterbury

His mother left the university a bequest worth £3,048. In exchange she wanted the University to put up a memorial tablet plaque for Eric and her other son Edward.

The memorial is in the entrance of the Fielding Johnson building.

Plans for 50 new homes rejected

Harborough Mail

Villagers from Dunton Bassett, north of Lutterworth, were celebrating this week, after a new estate planned for their village was turned down.

Leicester 'not playing as group'

BBC Sport

Leicester Tigers players have let themselves down and must take responsibility for their poor form, according to lock Ed Slater.  

Ed Slater
Rex Features

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J23A for A42 and J23 for A512.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J23a A42 and J23, A512 (Loughborough), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Tigers name starting 15

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Tigers team to play Glasgow...

Leicester Tigers team

Your photos: Frosty morning in Nanpantan

BBC Weather Watchers

A frosty looking Longcliffe Golf Club this morning...

Longcliffe Golf Club

Uploaded by our BBC Weather Watcher stewpot21.

Worried Cossington residents

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A lot of parents in the village share Jan's concerns - one said: "It's absolutely horrific. I walk my son and a neighbour's child to school and it's chaos - I'm absolutely terrified they're going to get knocked over."

Another said: "They're going over the edge of the road so the mud is everywhere. There's huge pot holes that look like puddles. I'm sure someone is going to end up smashing their wheels."

Listen: Food Friday

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Fancy a bit of cooking this weekend?

BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson has been learning how to make crab chowder - here's how it's done...

Baby death: Judge summing up

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I'm at the trial of Chaunfang Zheng - the 31-year-old accused of the manslaughter of her baby niece in Lutterworth

The judge has begun summing up the case.

Chaunfang Zheng

Drivers 'ripping up' road

Jan Bott has been describing how bad the road has become since the work started on the railway bridge on Syston Road.

Back Lane

She said: "The amount of traffic that now comes down Back Lane is terrible. The road is being ripped up, people's gardens are being driven over.

"The cars come down so fast they don't allow for people being in the road."

Fears children are at risk

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

More now on the issues locals are having with traffic in Cossington.

This is Back Lane - as you can see there's no pavement and it's a narrow road...

Back Lane

Jan Bott is a childminder and uses the road to take children to and from school.

She told BBC Radio Leicester she's "terrified" one of the children will get hurt. 

Watch: Coach's Trick Shot Challenge

BBC Leicester Sport

Has Leicester Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro still got it?

Rugby: Williams impresses Jones in Brighton

Mike McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

When he got back from England's two-day training camp in Brighton earlier this month Mike Williams told me head coach Eddie Jones certainly got his money's worth.

He's clearly impressed the England boss enough to make the Six Nations squad, as has Ellis Genge who finds himself back in after being left out earlier this season.

Mike Williams
Getty Images

As expected, Ben Youngs and Dan Cole remain firm fixtures in the England setup.

Ranieri expected to address club departures

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Player departures are set to be high on the agenda for Claudio Ranieri's press conference.

Leonardo Ulloa looks like he wants to leave after becoming frustrated with the lack of game time, while Luis Herndandez is said to be close to a move back to Spain.

Leonardo Ulloa and Luis Herndandez
Getty Images

Ulloa's been a good servant for the club having joined for a then record fee from Brighton in 2014 - he was the Foxes' top-scorer in the greatest escape season.

Hernandez joined from Sporting Gijon on a free transfer last summer but hasn't shown the kind of form for him to be a regular starter in the first-team. It simply hasn't worked out for him.

Inside the boat

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

This is what the boat looks like inside - small and compact...

Inside the boat

Graham said this is his final challenge - he's promised his partner.