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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 15 February 2017
  2. Man arrested on suspicion of murder
  3. More arrests in Ashby assault investigation
  4. Concern for missing woman
  5. Women's centre at risk of closure
  6. Jack Roberts leaving for Cardiff Blues
  7. Selby makes progress in Welsh Open
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

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 Thursday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Dry with some sunshine on Thursday

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Largely dry with patchy cloud overnight. There's the potential for an odd isolated shower but mostly staying dry.

    A minimum temperature of 5C (41F).

    Weather

    A frost-free start to Thursday - any patches of mist and fog slow to lift. Mostly dry with some decent and at times prolonged spells of sunshine.

  3. Your questions: Should Chapman's birth place get a plaque?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Another part of Adam Posnett's question was: Shouldn't there be a blue plaque put there?

    Well first of all it's worth noting that in 2014 this plaque was put up in Melton Mowbray at one of many houses the actor grew up in.

    Michael Palin unveiling the plaque to Graham Chapman

    The Heritage Foundation are the people behind the blue plaques - I've been in touch with them about the possibility one for Graham Chapman and they said it would "absolutely" be something they'd be interested in.

    It would need the approval of the building owner and city council but it COULD happen.

  4. Your questions: Where was Graham Chapman born?

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Adam Posnett used Your Questions to ask: Where exactly was the care home that Graham Chapman of Monty Python was born in Stoneygate?

    Well I've been doing a bit of digging and with the help of the Stoneygate Conservation Area Society it's been identified as this building on Stoneygate Road...

    Blossoms Nursery Leicester

    The old Victorian House is now part of Blossoms Nursery but it's thought to have been the Stoneygate Nursing Home in 1941 when the actor was born there.

    Neil Crutchley from the society said: "If you look to the left you can see a later addtition which looks as though it could well have been part of a nursing home as it has that 'utilitarian' look about it."

  5. East Midlands Airport sees increase in passengers

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands Airport has seen a 15% increase in passenger numbers so far this year.

    Last month nearly 220,000 people travelled through the airport, around 30,000 more than in January 2016.

    East Midlands Airport

    In total, 4.6 million people walked through its doors last year.    

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, at J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound in Lutterworth at J20, A4303 (Lutterworth), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. Your Questions: Is Rutland better off being independent?

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Video content

    Video caption: On the 20th anniversary of Rutland independence, can it still make it on its own?

    Ahead of the 20th anniversary of Rutland once again becoming its own county, you asked us if separating from Leicestershire had been a good thing for residents.

    We paid a visit to both sides of the border to ask people if they think they'd be better off together, and here's what they had to say.

    Get in touch if you have any more questions about your local area you want us to investigate.

  8. 'Bleak' future for Sharnford

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Mike Lee doesn't sound hopeful about the future for the village - he worries the expansion of Magna Park and DIRFT will only lead to more HGVs using the narrow roads of Sharnford.

    Lorry in Sharnford

    He wants average speed cameras in the village and eventually a bypass.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

    M69 Leicestershire - M69 partially blocked and slow traffic southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6 J2, Coventry, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. East Midlands Airport sees increase in passengers

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands Airport has seen a 15% increase in passenger numbers so far this year.

    Last month nearly 220,000 people travelled through the airport, around 30,000 more than in January 2016.

    EMA

    In total, 4.6 million people walked through its doors last year.  

  11. Road 'lethal' to pedestrians

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This photo shows a car overtaking another on Leicester Road - the thing is, there's a pedestrian crossing just ahead...

    Vehicles on Leicester Road in Sharnford

    Mike Lee from the Sharnford Traffic Action Group told BBC Radio Leicester three people have been knocked over on the crossing although they weren't seriously injured.

    He said another man was injured walking along the pavement when he was hit by a lorry wing mirror 

    Mr Lee called the road "lethal".

  12. 'One in five drivers are speeding'

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The group based in Sharnford have been number crunching and reckon around 21% of the vehicles that travel through the village are speeding.

    Coventry Road in Sharnford

    STAG don't have the powers to fine them but if they did - they claim it would have cost a total of £5.6m.

  13. Other 'dangerous driving' issues

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Sharnford Traffic Action Group (known as STAG) has been campaigning against dangerous driving in the village for more than 10 years.

    They claim it's not just speed that's dangerous but vehicles like HGVs using the narrow Leicester Road - as you can see...

    Lorries on Leicester Road in Sharnford
  14. Drivers caught speeding in Sharnford

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    More now on the vehicles caught speeding in Sharnford...

    Since November 2015, the Sharnford Traffic Action Group claims it has recorded 562,000 vehicles driving above the 30mph speed limit on the village's two main roads.

    Camera recording speed of 40mph

    They said some drivers were even clocked at eye watering speeds topping 100mph.

  15. Your Questions: Is Rutland better off being independent?

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    This is a tricky one to answer, especially with some residents working outside the county.

    But by many measurements, like average wage, education level, and employment rates, Rutland does better than average.

    It also scores well for life satisfaction (on this link, scroll down to the map and select Rutland).

    Rutland Water
  16. Your Questions: Is Rutland better off being independent?

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    It's small, it's beautiful and it's 20 years since it broke away from Leicestershire - but has taking back control paid off for locals in Rutland?

    The two counties became one in 1974, but Rutland returned on 1 April, 1997, and is now run by its own county council.

    You've used Your Questions and asked us this head-scratcher: Is it better off being independent or should it return to Leicestershire?

    Oakham Castle
  17. Charity expresses concern for dog

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: “We are very concerned about this dog’s welfare as it sounds like the dog was subjected to a vicious attack and was seen limping shortly afterwards. It is believed that the person who attacked the dog drove away with the animal. We are urging anyone with any information to contact us in complete confidence so we can trace the dog." from Jim Lucas RSPCA Chief Inspector for Leicestershire
    Jim LucasRSPCA Chief Inspector for Leicestershire
  18. Report of dog attack in Cosby

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The animal charity RSPCA has received an anonymous phone call from someone claiming to have seen a French Bulldog being kicked and punched on a building site in Cosby. 

    The witness said it happened inside a blue transit van at about 15:00 last Thursday (9 February) at “The Riggies”. 

  19. Road closed to recover lorry

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like police are now closing the road to recover the lorry...

    Lorry
  20. Lorry 'un-stuck' from bridge

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is the lorry that was stuck under Mantle Lane Bridge in Coalville - it has now been removed...

    Lorry

    Our reporter who went to the scene said it looked like the cargo from the lorry was being unloaded into the smaller blue one in front.