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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 21 February 2017
  2. 'Jobs at risk' from HS2 rerouting
  3. Jono Kitto shares depression story
  4. Waste dumped near Hinckley
  5. Sat nav for Lorries developed in Leicester
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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 Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: More rain overnight

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Tonight it’ll be cloudy and breezy with more showers expected overnight.

    Lows of 9C (48F).

    Weather

    For Wednesday there may be a few brighter spells for a time in the afternoon. 

    Highs of 10C (50F).

  3. Storm Doris: All you need to know

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    WHO? Storm Doris is a low pressure system which is likely to cause disruption on Thursday.

    WHY SHOULD I BE WORRIED? An amber warning for wind is currently valid from 06:00 - 18:00. Amber warnings mean “be prepared”.

    WHERE'S IT GOING TO HIT? The warning currently applies to Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and other parts of the country.

    met office amber warnign storm doris

    WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? Rain is expected on Thursday morning, which will become patchier as the day goes on. Widespread gusts of 50-60mph are expected across the East Midlands between 14:00 and 15:00. Gusts of 70-80mph are possible but more likely over higher ground and in exposed areas. 

    WHAT ARE THE DANGERS? High-sided vehicles should take extra care and widespread disruption to travel networks is likely. Interruptions to power supplies is possible, there could be damage to structures and there is a danger of injury from flying debris.

  4. Sevilla stats look strong

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Sevilla, not surprisingly, have the edge over Leicester City heading into tomorrow's game. Here's their last five form-guide...

    Match stats for Sevilla and Leicester City
  5. Rugby: Burns fit for Quins match

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Aaron Mauger has been speaking about Leicester Tigers squad fitness ahead of their match against Harlequins on Friday.

    He said Freddie Burns is fit but Will Evans and Graham Kitchener won't be ready.

    Freddie Burns
  6. Your photos: Spring flowers in Uppingham

    Facebook

    Thank you to Kirsty Ludgate for sharing this photo she took in Rutland - it looks like spring has arrived... 

    Spring flowers in Uppingham
  7. Filbert Fox in Spain for Champions League

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Bumping into an old friend in Seville city centre...   

    Ian Stringer and Matt Elliott with Filbert Fox
  8. Watch: Council appeal for information on waste pile

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The fly-tipped waste was reported to the council on Saturday and will cost around £6,000 to clear up.

    Rob Parkinson from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council is appealing for information on where it came from...

    Video content

    Video caption: The flytipped waste was reported on Saturday and will cost around £6,000 to clear up
  9. Watch: Two lorry loads of rubbish dumped

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday I told you about this flytipped waste discovered near Hinckley - well we've been out to see it...

    Video content

    Video caption: Investigations under way after this flytipped waste was discovered near Hinckley

    It's thought to be two lorry loads of commercial waste.

    It's been dumped on land between Hinckley and Barwell (Barwell Lane).

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of a car fire.

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

  11. Afternoon weather update

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy afternoon with a brisk westerly wind and outbreaks of rain.

    Maximum Temperature: 12C (54F).

  12. Batten down the hatches for Doris

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The storm on Thursday has now been named “Doris” and an amber weather warning has been issued for the East Midlands for damaging winds.  

    View more on twitter

    For a while we could experience gusts of 70-80mph (113-129km/h) which could cause structural damage, interruptions to power supplies and disruption to travel. 

    In addition to the strong winds, a band of heavy rain will also be with us which could convert to snow over higher ground.

  13. Football fans in Seville

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Seville is bustling with Foxes fans already - some arriving in shorts amongst the locals in coats and scarves.

    Football fan in Seville

    There's a sense of optimism ahead of the big game tinged with fear that the European dream could be over by Thursday morning.

    Leicester play Sevilla tomorrow and again next month.

  14. Melton artist's buried treasure

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    This is Peter Crump - he's the man behind gold artworks hidden in Lincolnshire as part of a treasure hunt.

    Peter Crump

    Mr Crump made gold copies of the museum pieces in his workshop near Melton Mowbray.  

    The Tudor fisherwoman was the third piece of gold to be found in north Lincolnshire

    He told BBC Radio Leicester he 3D scanned the ancient artifacts first, then he printed them in wax and finally reproduced them in gold.

    Each is thought to be worth more than £1,000.

  15. Batten down the hatches for Doris

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The storm on Thursday has now been named “Doris” and an amber weather warning has been issued for the East Midlands for damaging winds. 

    View more on twitter

    For a while we could experience gusts of 70-80mph (113-129km/h) which could cause structural damage, interruptions to power supplies and disruption to travel. 

    In addition to the strong winds, a band of heavy rain will also be with us which could convert to snow over higher ground.