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  1. Updates for Thursday 26 January 2017
  2. CQC finds hospital trust 'requires improvement'
  3. Government to spend £3.2m on sustainable transport
  4. Neighbourhood Watch to close
  5. Mahrez available for FA Cup Fourth Round clash
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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By Amy Woodfield

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Cold, frosty and icy

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Another cold night - a widespread frost and some hill fog will develop.

    There may be some isolated light wintry showers so the chance of some ice on untreated surfaces. Lows of -2C (28F).


    A mostly cloudy day on Friday - a few wintry flurries possible for a time. 

    Temperatures will recover slightly but still feeling cold.

  3. Watch: MP talks about father's alcohol addiction

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The Leicester South MP and shadow health secretary has been sharing his memories of growing up with an alcoholic father...

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    Video caption: The Shadow health secretary shares memories of growing up with an alcoholic father

    He's in a job where he can make a difference for children going through the same thing now and that's what he's hoping to do.

    Mr Ashworth suggested creating a dedicated helpline for children living with an alcoholic.

  4. Council sends out gritters

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It's going to be another cold night - the gritters will be out in Leicestershire again...

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  5. Watch: Mini football manager

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Think you could do Ranieri's job? Mackenzie at Forest Lodge school in Leicester has a go...

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    Video caption: Think you could do Ranieri's job? MacKenzie at Forest Lodge school in Leicester has a go
  6. MP joins opening ceremony

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Even the local MP went along to the opening - she looks very pleased to have met Filbert...

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  7. Ranieri surprises school children

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday he graduated... today Claudio Ranieri has been back at school.

    Claudio Ranieri at Forest Lodge school

    The Foxes boss made a surprise visit to Forest Lodge school in Leicester to officially open it.

  8. Your photos: Sheep in Tickencote

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Bet they're glad they've got their woolly coats today...

    Sheep in Tickencote
  9. Watch: Will Leo Ulloa be a Leicester City player in February?

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Claudio Ranieri speaks about the future of striker Leo Ulloa with the Foxes...

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    Video caption: Claudio Ranieri speaks about the future of striker Leo Ulloa with the Foxes
  10. Police appeal after Wigston dog bite

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are looking for this man after a woman was bitten by a dog in Wigston...

    Image of wanted man

    She was walking along Frederick Street at about 11:00 on Boxing Day when it happened.

    The dog was one of two tied to a lamppost and it bit her leg when she walked past. She claims the owner was verbally abusive when she challenged him.

  11. The 'king' of selfies?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It has to be done doesn't it? 

    Builder Scott King took a selfie as Prince Charles talked to shopkeepers on Narborough Road yesterday...

    Builder Scott King taking a selfie with Prince Charles
  12. Rugby: Croft and Williams available for Tigers team

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Tom Croft is fit to face Northampton in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday...

    Tom Croft

    Owen Williams could also feature - he's been with Wales this week.

  13. Ranieri keeping quiet about Ramirez rumours

    BBC Leicester Sport

    So what's Claudio Ranieri said about Gaston Ramirez? Not a lot.

    Claudio Ranieri

    He said: “I don’t confirm anything. You know I don’t speak about speculation. In six days you will know everything."

  14. Ramirez requests transfer

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has confirmed Gaston Ramirez has handed in a transfer request. 

    He said offers for him so far are not good enough.

    Gaston Ramirez

    There have been rumours Leicester City are interested in the midfielder.

  15. Mahrez available for FA Cup match

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Ranieri has confirmed Riyad Mahrez has returned from the Africa Cup of Nations and trained today - he is available for the Derby game.

    Islam Slimani has a groin problem.

    Press conference
  16. Lorry v bridge in Hinckley

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The driver got quite far under the bridge before getting stuck...

    Lorry stuck under bridge
  17. Lorry crash affects local business

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I've managed to track down some photos of the lorry crash in Hinckley this morning...

    Lorry stuck under a railway bridge

    They've come from the owner of Sweet Treats who said they had to open two hours late because of the disruption on the roads.  

  18. East Midlands weather update: 'Feel like -5C'

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It'll be a freezing cold afternoon with plenty of cloud around and possibly some sleet in a couple of areas. 

    Highs of only 0C (32F) but when you factor in the wind chill, it’ll feel more like -5C.