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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 16 February 2017
  2. Cockroaches found at Glenfield restaurant
  3. Businesses named and shamed for underpaying
  4. Housing plans for Ellis Park in Oadby
  5. Sheep farmer concerned about dog attacks
  6. Bus cafe closes after vandalism
  7. Ranieri holding pre-Millwall press conference
  8. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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By Amy Woodfield

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

Weather: A dry and cloudy Friday

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A fairly cloudy night with some patchy rain - rain will become lighter into the early hours. 

Min Temp: 7C (45F).

Weather
BBC

Any remaining patchy light rain/drizzle will fizzle out through the morning for a mostly dry and cloudy day with a few brighter intervals.

Your photos: Blue sky in Kegworth

BBC Weather Watchers

The sun comes out and so do our lovely BBC Weather Watchers...

We've had lots of great photos so far - this is my favourite...

Church in Kegworth
scrappy

Taken by scrappy in Kegworth.

Watch: Ranieri responds to Teddy Sheringham's advice

BBC Leicester Sport

Apparently the Leicester City players were told to "go and have a drink"...

Historic building up for grabs

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Fancy running a business at this place? The Settling Rooms in Market Harborough has been put on the market by the district council.

The Settling Rooms
Harborough District Council

The Grade II listed building was historically used as part of the former livestock market.

It was where the "settling up" would take place after the auctioneer had completed the selling of stock.

Snooker: Selby out of Welsh Open

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester's Mark Selby is out of the Welsh Open - he's just lost his third round match 4-1 against Yan Bingtao. 

Mark Selby
Getty Images

Malicious call to RSPCA?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The RSPCA has told us the owner of the dog has been in touch with them and they have been to visit the dog.

The charity said it was "satisfied" the dog was not injured and "there was no cause for concern". 

It's thought the anonymous call could have been malicious but the charity doesn't want this to discourage people reporting any genuine concern for an animal's welfare.

Fake claim of dog abuse

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Yesterday I told you a very upsetting story that had been sent to us by the animal charity the RSPCA.

The charity told us they'd had an anonymous call from a person claiming to have witnessed a French Bulldog being kicked and punched in a van on a building site in Cosby.

It turns out the claim was NOT true. I must admit I feel very relieved.

Coalville Post Office closing

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Coalville's "main" post office will close permanently next month despite a petition signed by 500 people to keep it open.

Post Office
Google

The Post Office has said they will be replacing the Marlborough Square branch with a modernised one at HKS Clock Tower.  

Government consulting on new council rules

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

The thing is - the government's now consulting on new statutory guidelines for councils that will prevent them from boycotting companies and countries if it is against the government's position.

What's always been unclear is whether the motion actually affects any of the council's purchases anyway.

Council might have to end West Bank boycott

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

Leicester City Council may be forced to withdraw a ban on produce from illegally held land claimed by Israel.

The authority agreed a motion in November 2014  saying "insofar as legal considerations allow" it would boycott any produce originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank until such time as it complies with international law and withdraws from Palestinian Occupied territories.

The decision survived a challenge in the High Court in June last year that it breached equality laws.

Lauric Lebato murder probe update

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have issued an update on their investigation into the murder of Lauric Lebato. 

They've told us the 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of his murder is still in their custody.

Lauric Lebato
Family handout

Two other men aged 19 and 20 who were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and violent disorder are also still in custody.

The three were all arrested in Kent on 14 February.

Hunt for missing teenager

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police are looking for a 13-year-old girl who's gone missing from the Chester Green area of Derby.

It's thought Amber Rose Henaire-Roberts may be in Loughborough.

Amber Rose Henaire-Roberts
Derbyshire Police

Slash Lane still flooded

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Watch: Sam Bailey sings at Rainbows

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This was the moment X Factor singer Sam Bailey sung to the children at Rainbows in Loughborough yesterday...

She's announced the children's charity is her "official charity partner" for her upcoming national tour.

Rugby: Mermoz to join Falcons

BBC Leicester Sport

Newcastle Falcons have signed the French centre Maxime Mermoz.

Maxime Mermoz
Getty Images

The 30 year old will join the club this summer following his short-term deal at Leicester Tigers. 

He's providing cover at Welford Road becuase of injuries to Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi.

Your comments: Bus cafe closes after vandals attack

Facebook

A few of you have been commenting on Facebook on the closure of the Peppercorn bus cafe at Bradgate Park...

Bus damaged
Cathy Cliffe

Carl Adams said: "Kids and the generation of today wouldn't know respect. Such a shame."

Terry Ayres said: "It's about time people started to respect things instead of vandalising all the time."

FA Cup 'underdogs'

BBC Leicester Sport

The Foxes boss claimed Leicester City are the "underdogs" at Millwall following their wins over Bournemouth and Watford.

Claudio Ranieri
Getty Images

No Ulloa or Slimani for Millwall match

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri has started his press conference with who is fit for the Millwall match.

The Leicester City boss said it's unclear when Leonardo Ulloa will be fit: “He’s started to train but not properly. Today he didn’t finish the training session.” 

Leonardo Ulloa
Getty Images

Islam Slimani also unavailable because of a groin problem.

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Cloud increases this afternoon but it should stay dry spare the odd shower with highs of 10C (50F).

Restaurant being refurbished

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We have tried to get hold of Sand's of Glenfield for a comment on the recent hygiene inspection but we've not been able to get through.

We have however been over there and seen this notice on their door... 

Sign on restaurant door
BBC

Council comments on restaurant findings

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Cockroach egg cases in the housing of the dishwasher
Blaby District Council

“Environmental health officers visited the premises which revealed live adult and nymph German cockroaches and egg cases in multiple locations, including in the main food preparation area and food stores at the restaurant. A number of dead cockroaches were also found indicating extremely poor cleaning and disinfection practices. Officers found the food equipment and the food preparation area to be extremely dirty, with food left uncovered and at risk of cross contamination."

Jon WellsRegulatory Services Group Manager at Blaby District Council

Inspectors critical of food debris and grease

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It wasn't just cockroaches that inspectors found at Sand's of Glenfield - there were many other examples of bad hygiene. 

This is a freezer top dirty with sticky tape, food debris and grease...

Freezer
Blaby District Council

Food for thought

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Lunchtime press conference means...

Lunch at King Power stadium
BBC

Who will Ranieri select for FA Cup match?

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

The FA Cup is almost upon us and Claudio Ranieri is due to speak to us at lunchtime. 

It'll be interesting to hear what he has to say about team selection ahead of the weekend's trip to Millwall knowing that a trip to Seville is on the horizon in the Champions League next Wednesday.

Claudio Ranieri
PA

He's said in the past that maybe he's been too loyal to some of last season's champions.

Could the Tinkerman tinker in South London on Saturday?

Man charged with stealing defibrillator

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the theft of a defibrillator and other medical equipment from Regent Street in Hinckley.

It was being used by paramedics in the early hours of Sunday 4 December when it was taken - it was later found damaged in a nearby car park.

He is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court next month.

Restaurant immediately closed by inspectors

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Indian restaurant in Glenfield was told by inspectors that they would not be able to continue serving customers following their discovery.

Cockroach
Blaby District Council

They said this was due to the "imminent risk of injury to health".

The restaurant was closed with immediate effect.

Public 'tip off' about insects

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Inspectors went to Sand's of Glenfield on 4 February after hearing from a concerned member of the public who saw a pest control van visiting the restaurant.

Here's more of what they found...

Cockroach
Blaby District Council

This is a live cockroach found on a trap in the ambient food store of the kitchen.

Cockroaches found in Glenfield restaurant

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Not that long ago we spoke on Leicestershire Local Live about food hygiene at restaurants - I confessed to always checking the rating before eating out.

It's because of reading stories like this...

Cockroaches
Blaby District Council

These are cockroaches found at Sand's of Glenfield by food hygiene inspectors earlier this month.

Underpayed staff 'have been repaid'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I've just heard back from Industria Personnel Services Ltd who were named on a government list of employers who were underpaying workers.

Here's that they've said...

"In 2015 we identified a technical error in our systems. All the underpayments were due to deductions from pay. Over three years, 1837 individual cases where workers were underpaid on average by £8. All underpayments have been repaid and Industria are fully compliant. With over 2,500 weekly paid employees. Industria Personnel Services take our obligations very seriously and remain fully committed to providing the best wages, opportunities and conditions for all our workers"

Michael WalkerManaging Director - Industria Personnel Services Ltd

Future plans for big red bus

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The bus has now been packed up and it's off to get fixed before going off to storage for a while.

It currently has six smashed windows.

Bus
Cathy Cliffe

This might not be the last you see of Ella Louise though - Cathy hopes to keep it within the local community on a new business venture.

Community's 'goodbye' to Peppercorn bus

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In total the bus has been vandalised five times - most recently on 2 February.

It was then that with a heavy heart Cathy said she decided to call it a day.

Bus with smashed window
Cathy Cliffe

On Sunday they opened for the final time and despite the wet weather - Cathy said hundreds of people come out to say farewell.

She sounded very flattered by the local support.

Bus attacked by vandals

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I've been speaking to the owner of the bus this morning - Cathy Cliffe said she felt she had no choice but to close after becoming the target of vandals.

This is some of the damage caused...

bus
Cathy Cliffe

The bus was first attacked in August last year but Cathy put it down to kids being on school holidays and thought the problem would soon stop - and it did for a while.

But in the New Year it started again.

Bradgate Park bus cafe closes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Let me take you back to July 2016 when this big red bus opened as a cafe at Bradgate Park...

Bus
BBC

The owner of the bus and park management both said they were excited about the new cafe but just seven months on the Peppercorn bus (known as Ella Louise) has packed up.

Companies not paying minimum or living wage

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The four other local companies named and shamed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy were:

  • Istanbul Kebab House Limited on Narborough Road 
  • Collective Minds (London) Limited in Kibworth
  • H.K.S Retail Limited on Belgrave Gate
  • Dhadkan Bollywood Club Ltd on Melton Road 

Recruitment company shamed for underpaying workers

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The government has named and shamed 350 companies for underpaying their staff - including five in Leicestershire.

The worst is a local job recruitment company based within Rutland Centre near Curve...

The Rutland Centre in Leicester
Google

Industria Personnel Services Ltd were named at 14th worst in the country for failing to pay £14,377 to 1,837 workers.

I have spoken to the company director this morning and requested a statement in response.

Watch: Farmer talks about sheep attacks

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

Nick Jones, a sheep farmer in Carlton Curlieu, said some dogs attacked sheep on his farm and on a neighbouring farm on Friday.

He said he was feeling increasingly worried as the lambing season approaches...

Sheep farmers take protective measures

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

The National Farmers' Union has said sheep farmers in Leicestershire are being forced to change the way they work because of the number of animals being killed on their land.

Sheep
BBC

It said a sharp rise in attacks by dogs was forcing some farmers to keep their sheep inside for longer - and even stop using parts of their own land to avoid areas with "rights of way" access.

Watch: Weather for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Newspaper front pages: Leicester Mercury

Leicester Mercury

Today's front page - read the headline story here.

Leicester Mercury
Leicester Mercury