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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 22 February 2017
  2. Foxes set for historic Champions League tie
  3. Authorities set to agree council tax rise
  4. Plans to cut public bus services shelved by council
  5. Former BBC presenters apply to dismiss sex charges
  6. Storm Doris cancels market
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

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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: Cloudy, wet and windy overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Away from that weather warning, it’ll be cloudy with wind increasing overnight. 

    Heavy and persistent rain is expected overnight and through the early hours. 

    Lows of 8C (46F).

  3. Weather warning issued

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Here's a reminder that an amber warning for wind has been issued for Thursday between 06:00-20:00 because of Storm Doris. 

    Storm doris map

    Rain and strong winds could cause travel disruption. Gusts of 50-70mph are expected at the storm’s peak. Gusts of over 80mph are possible over higher ground. 

    Be prepared for flying debris and damage to power supplies and buildings. Expect hazardous driving conditions – particularly for high-sided vehicles.

  4. Football manager's hands photographed

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Sticking with Jorge Sampaoli momentarily - the photographer at the pre-match press conference sent this picture of his hands...

    Jorge Sampaoli's hands

    ...I'm still trying to work out why? 

  5. Foxes pose 'plenty of risks' for Sevilla

    BBC Sport

    Despite Leicester's domestic troubles, Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli (pictured) believes the Foxes can still cause them plenty of trouble.

    Jorge Sampaoli

    He said: "I think Leicester are not having a good time in the league, they have a lot of doubts when last year they had so much belief.

    "They were brilliant in the league last year and have been great in the Champions League, they qualified very quickly so in a two-legged tie it still poses a lot of risks for us."

  6. County council's budget approved

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter at County Hall, Glenfield

    Labour, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP, all vote against the budget. 

    But with all Conservative councillors supporting it (31 for v 24 against), the budget gets passed. 

    Meeting ends.  

  7. Leader aiming to keep 'council tax as low as possible'

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter at County Hall, Glenfield

    Leicestershire County Council leader Nick Rushton has been addressing the council chamber as part of the authority's annual budget meeting. 

    Money and a monopoly house

    "While we're [Conservatives] in charge we'll keep council tax as low as possible," he said.    

  8. 'Better than expected' council tax receipts save bus services

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter at County Hall, Glenfield

    These cuts to bus services were expected to save the council £1.3m a year over the next three years.

    Council notes just circulated suggest better than expected council tax and business rates receipts may have helped. 

  9. Police 'monitoring' City fans in Spain

    Jason Bourne

    BBC Radio Leicester sports reporter in Seville

    Quite a police presence with four horses when we left a few moments ago.   

    Police in Seville

    Nothing was happening apart from singing...  

  10. Plans to cut public bus services shelved by council

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter at County Hall, Glenfield

    The lead finance councillor at Leicestershire County Council has said he'll cancel planned cuts to bus services, after public concern about the proposals.

    Byron Rhodes

    Byron Rhodes (pictured) made the announcement as the council discusses next year's budget, which will see its part of council tax rise by nearly four percent.   

  11. Foxes must be 'patient and intelligent,' former skipper says

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Ex-Leicester City captain Matt Elliott (pictured right) has been previewing tonight's game with Sevilla on a Facebook live (technology, eh?) video. 

    Ian Stringer and Matt Elliott

    "They've [Leicester] got to be patient and intelligent in their play," Elliott said.  

    "There's no rush to go and get a goal. If they get an away goal it doesn't matter if it comes in the first or last minute." 

  12. Authority set to discuss council tax rise

    Tim Parker

    BBC Radio Leicester political reporter at County Hall, Glenfield

    Ready for a council tax rise? 

    Council chamber

    It's on the agenda as Leicestershire County Council meets to discuss its annual budget. 

  13. Watch: BBC reporter whips City fans up into a frenzy

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Here is BBC Radio Leicester commentator Ian Stringer getting the City fans in the mood for tonight...

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer leads City fans' chants in Seville.
  14. Your photos: February across Leicestershire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Pete for sending in this pic of the snowdrops in Seagrave, near Sileby. 

    Snowdrops
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  16. Weather: Some rain around this afternoon

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    A mixed bag really… some cloud around, a couple of light showers (in southern parts of the East Midlands) and also a few brighter spells.

    Charlie Slater's weather map

    Breezy with highs of 11C (52F). 

  17. Weather warning in place for East Midlands

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Before I get to the main forecast I need to let you know there's an amber warning in place across the East Midlands for strong winds associated with Storm Doris.

    charlie slater and a weather warning graphic

    The warning is valid from 06:00-18:00 on Thursday and stresses that you should "be prepared" for strong winds of 50-60mph (up to 80mph over high ground) that could well cause disruption.