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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 14 February 2017.
  2. Lineker slams PM's refugee plan in letter
  3. Ex-Labour county councillor joins Tories
  4. Glenfield campaigners set up Valentine's card
  5. George Ford re-signs for Leicester Tigers
  6. Keeping Ranieri 'a huge risk,' says Sutton
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. Weather: Some rain and fog around overnight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Staying largely cloudy overnight, with some outbreaks of light rain particularly through this evening.     

    Weather grid

    Some mist and murk and the odd patch of hill fog over high ground.

    Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

  3. Team news: Leicester Tigers vs. Bristol

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Away from all the George Ford excitement - Leicester Tigers do have a game to concentrate on this weekend against Bristol. 

    JP Pietersen

    Backs Telusa Veainu and JP Pietersen (pictured) are in contention to return following injury.    

  4. Man jailed over police officer crash

    Sonia Kataria

    BBC News Online

    A man has pleaded guilty after a police officer was hit by a truck while responding to a report of a burglary.

    Courtney Mark Johnson

    The officer was struck by the vehicle on Hillcrest Drive, in Loughborough, Leicestershire on 14 August.

    Courtney Mark Johnson (pictured), 34, of Armadale Drive, Leicester, admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest and two counts of theft.

    He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison at Leicester Crown Court.

  5. Your photos: February across Leicestershire

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Weather Paul for sending in this stunning shot from Loughborough. 

    Stream in Loughborough

    Very artistic I think you'd agree? 

  6. Hundreds of cannabis plants found in Leicester

    BBC Radio Leicester

    A youth has been arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis. 

    cannabis

    Police said a total of 255 plants were found at a property in Mountcastle Road, Leicester. 

  7. Watch: Ford scores against France

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Excited by George Ford's return to Leicester Tigers? Here's a try he scored against France in 2015 to whet your appetite for (hopefully) what is to come... 

    Video content

    Video caption: Leicester signing Ford scores for England
  8. Free drink at BBC offices

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    It's all go here at Local Live HQ - a free hazelnut latte is being offered round to the first person that wants it... 

  9. Your photos: February across Leicestershire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Pete for this pic of the rolling fields at Ragdale, Melton Mowbray. 

    Ragdale

    You'd almost say spring was on its way... 

  10. Weather: Cloudier afternoon ahead

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Cloud will increase from the west over the course of the day.

    weather map

    Highs of 8C (46F).

  11. Analysis: Defection 'little more than a gesture'

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

    Leon Spence previously led the Labour group on Northwest Leicestershire District Council and four years ago was voted on to the County Council for Labour in Whitwick. 

    In a statement this morning he's outlined why he's gradually stepped away from Labour. 

    He quit the party altogether after Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as leader last September. 

    But he's still sticking by his promise to leave the county council at the next election in May anyway. 

    Politically, the move may be seen as little more than a gesture, but for Councillor Spence, this looks more like a personal journey has come to an end.

  12. Ex-Labour councillor joins Conservatives

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Mr Spence quit the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as leader last year.

    He then sat as an independent councillor for Whitwick. 

  13. Former Labour councillor joins Tories

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

    Former Labour and then Independent county councillor Leon Spence has joined the Conservatives. 

    Leon Spence
  14. Ford back for second spell with Tigers

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Ford, 23, emerged through Leicester's academy but left to join Bath in 2013.

    George Ford

    He made his Leicester debut as a 16-year-old in November 2009, winning the Premiership and the Anglo-Welsh Cup before his switch to Bath.