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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 11 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire's Local Live for today. Updates will start again on Tuesday from 08:00.

Weather: Rain should pass by tonight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

The cloud will thicken up bringing in some rain by the evening. Most of this will clear later away leaving a mostly dry night.  Lows of 6C (43F).

Weather
BBC

There may be a few showers around early on tomorrow but many areas will get off to a dry start. 

There will be some sunshine at times but there will also be a few isolated showers developing into the afternoon.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Ranieri 'happy' his goal scorer is back

BBC Leicester Sport

Yesterday, Jamie Vardy become the first Leicester player to score 20 goals or more in the top flight since Gary Lineker in the 1984-85 season.

After scoring his 20th and 21st against Sunderland, he needs just four more goals to over overtake Lineker's record.

Jamie Vardy and Gary Lineker
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Boss Claudio Ranieri says it's important that Vardy's ended his goal-scoring drought.

He says: "He made some good assist in the last matches but of course he is our goal scorer, he needed to score again and I'm very happy with him."

Motorcyclist killed in crash named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist who died after a collision on the A607 in Frisby on the Wreake has been named.

It happened on the afternoon of Friday 25 March.

The rider, Nigel Alexander from Loughborough, sustained fatal injuries when his bike was in collision with a Range Rover.

The driver of the car had minor injuries.

Boy runs to hug Vardy after match

BBC Leicester Sport

Here's the kid that ran up to Jamie Vardy on the pitch yesterday after Leicester beat Sunderland.

Apparently he just wanted a hug...

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Syrian refugee family settle in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An organisation called Leicester Muslims has made an appeal on Facebook for donations for a Syrian refugee family moving to Leicester today.

The post calls for things like furniture, kitchen items, carpet and curtains for the couple and their three children.

The man making the appeal says he's already been inundated with donations.

Police appeal after taxi driver assault

Police want to speak to these two men after a taxi driver was assaulted in Braunstone Gate in Leicester.

It happened early on Sunday 28 February when the driver got out of his vehicle and opened the rear door and asked for two men to leave the taxi.

CCTV images of wanted men
Leicestershire Police

One of the men punched the 32-year-old driver so he fell to the floor injuring his head.

'Disgusting and shocking'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Talking about the latest report from a hospital inspection, Nicky Adcock says all the signs were there for Jack and it's "appalling" procedures haven't been put in place to stop it happening again.

She calls it "disgusting and shocking" that the situation hasn't improved five years after her son's death.

Jack Adcock
Adcock family

She claims the hospital told her procedures had been put in place since, and asks why are they not being adhered to.

Ms Adcock says:"They're messing around with people's lives."

Travel: Road reopens following crash

BBC Travel

Red Hill Way has reopened after the crash this morning that injured four people.

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Sepsis plan in place, says hospital

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The chief nurse at the Leicester Royal Infirmary says managers accept the findings of the Care Quality Commission but insists there are procedures they follow.

Emergency Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary
BBC

Julie Smith says: "Currently in our emergency department, each day when we identify patients who have sepsis and they have those interventions, the following day every one of those cases are reviewed by a senior nursing clinician to make sure everything that was done was done as quickly as possible."

Mum claims her son could have survived sepsis

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Nicky Adcock took her son to Leicester Royal Infirmary with sickness, diarrhea and a "tinge" on his fingernails..

She says: "There was no monitoring, there was no record taking, so had the nurse monitored him correctly or the doctor had got a consultant he could still be here today."

Nicky Adcock
BBC

She says Jack was a "tough cookie" who'd already overcome a stomach and bowel operation as well as major heart surgery.

She claims no-one ever suspected he could have had sepsis, despite showing the symptoms.

Damning report into sepsis care

Nicky Adcock's son Jack died at the children's emergency department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011. 

Now a report has been published by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection of the adult emergency department in November.

Nicky and Jack Adcock
Family handout

The report claims that hospital bosses had failed to ensure patients received adequate care for sepsis, even though some people had displayed the symptoms. 

A doctor and nurse that misdiagnosed Jack were given suspended sentences for the six-year-old's manslaughter.

Mother worried sepsis could take more lives

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might remember reading about Jack Adcock from Leicester who died from sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

 A court found last year the six-year-old had been "seriously neglected" in hospital and a doctor and a nurses were found guilty of his manslaughter by gross negligence.

Jack Adcock
Adcock family

Now, Jack's mum says she fears more people could die if the city's hospitals continue to ignore the signs of the life threatening condition.

Two airlifted to hospital in serious crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you're wondering what's happened at Red Hill Way, here's what we know.

There was a crash involving a van and a car this morning and four people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

It happened near the roundabout at the junction with Halifax Drive. 

Red Hill Way
Google

The driver and passenger in the van were taken by air ambulance to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre. A man and woman from the car have also been taken to the QMC. 

The area is likely to remain closed most of the afternoon and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

Basketball: Mixed results for Riders

BBC Leicester Sport

It was mixed fortunes for the Leicester Riders this weekend.

They lost to Leeds Force on Friday, which saw them slip from the top of the BBL.

Leicester Riders playing Sheffield Sharks
BBC

Then then played again on Saturday at home to Sheffield Sharks and redeemed themselves with a comfortable 77-56 win.

Foxes fan taking bids for 'lucky pants'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Love this - one Leicester City fan is selling his "lucky pants" on ebay.

The Foxes fan claims to have worn the pants for every Leicester City game this season and says they are to thank for their success so far.

Pants for sale on ebay
Ebay

If you are a supporter of Nottingham Forest or Derby County I'm afraid you can't buy them - the seller has refused.

Listen: BBC Radio Leicester is #backingtheblues

BBC Radio Leicester

Here more about the "Backing the Blues" campaign from BBC Radio Leicester this morning...

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Your comments: Trees chopped down in Victoria Park

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You've been talking about the chopping down of trees at Victoria Park on our Facebook page.

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Paul Jones said: "They show determination to clog up the city with bus lanes, cycle lanes and more traffic lights than any other city, then chop down the trees that are the lungs of the city. Soulsby?... soul less."

Georgie Budding said: "This makes me angry. If they weren't diseased then why did they need to go? And you can't replace established trees "just like that"."

Accountant spared jail for the sake of her children

Hinckley Times

An accountant from Earl Shilton who stole more than £26,000 from a cafe chain has been spared a jail sentence.

Replacement trees will be planted

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Bryan Stafford, project and development manager at Leicester City Council, has been explaining why they're chopping down the trees in Victoria Park in the first place.

Centenary Walk under construction
BBC

He said: "With all the trees around this area it was quite difficult to see the war memorial from inside the park so it's made a real big difference but I think it has been a shock for people.

"The thing with Centenary Walk is that for all the trees that come out, we are going to be replanting."

Lanes reopen on M1 after crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The crash that's been affecting the M1 in Castle Donington involved a delivery van and a HGV.

The driver of the van has had to be released by the fire service. All lanes on the section of motorway has now reopened.

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Locals claim consultation wasn't clear

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Mags Lewis is from the Friends of Victoria Park and claims people have been shocked and feel they weren't properly consulted on the plans.

Trees felled in Victoria Park
BBC

She says: "They were taken aback when they walked here because when you actually look at the scale of the devastation it does look pretty stark, so I think people were quite shocked and questioning why they didn't know about this.

"There was a consultation several years ago but I don't think people felt it was completely obvious so many trees would be lost."

Tree felling angers locals

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Talking about trees now in Victoria Park because some local residents have complained about the sacrifice of almost 50 trees to make way for the Centenary Walk refurbishment project.

Tree stumps in Victoria Park
BBC

Trees have been felled in the area between De Montfort Hall and the tennis courts on the park between London Road and the war memorial.

Video: Police investigate after Leicester teen stabbed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police cordoned off the area of West Street in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, for a time while they carried out forensic work, including searching drains.

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Leicester teen in intensive care after fight

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A teenager and a 20-year-old man from Leicester are in hospital this morning after being stabbed in Derbyshire in the early hours of Sunday.

Police said the 17-year-old boy became involved in an argument with another man and was stabbed in the chest in West Street in Swadlincote.

Scene of stabbing
BBC

A 20-year-old man intervened and was slashed on the chest.

The 17-year-old is in intensive care while the older man is in a stable condition.

Travel: Accident blocking Red Hill Way

BBC Travel

Burns injury not serious

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Tigers' convincing win came thanks to six tries, including one from fly-half Freddy Burns. 

Burns then had to be replaced early in the second half, but Richard Cockerill doesn't believe it's too much of a concern.

Freddy Burns
Getty Images

The Tigers boss said: "He just had cramp in his calf and we obviously we have a good squad, Owen's been on good form as well, so not too many problems there.

"Freddie's good injury wise - now my mind's thinking about Northampton next week."

Tigers through to semi-final of European Cup

BBC Leicester Sport

Let's not forget about Leicester Tigers who also had a huge win yesterday in the European Cup.

Leicester Tigers
Getty Images

They beat Stade Français 41-13 in the quarter-final and will now play Racing 92 in the semi-final in Nottingham on 24 April.  

Two killed in crash in Somerby

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Putting sport aside for a bit, let's look at some other news for Leicestershire, starting with a very serious crash in Somerby on Friday night.

Both drivers were killed in the two-car collision on the A606 and four other people remain in hospital.

A606 in Somerby
Google

One of the women in hospital is in a critical but stable condition.

The other three injured people, two women and a man, are in a stable condition.

Fans claim tickets for final Foxes home game

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

These fans are happy they've got their tickets for Leicester City's last home game this season...

Foxes fans with their tickets
BBC

Travel: Crash on M1 near Kegworth

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the M1 northbound between J23a and J24 because of an accident.

Fans cheer 'Blue Army'

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

One fan had driven up from Ascot to queue despite his wife's protests (they're flying away on holiday later today!). 

He said some things are more important!

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The atmosphere built as it got nearer to 09:00.

Then there were then shouts of "Blue Army" and cheers as the doors were opened.

As the first fans got their tickets more continued to join the back of the queue.

No-one knew just how many tickets there would be!

Fan 'never seen a season like this'

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

The first fan arrived at 06:00 this morning to queue for tickets to Leicester City's last home game of the 2016 season.  

Paul Groves from Narborough has been supporting the Foxes since the 1960's and told me he'd never seen a season like this.

Fans queue outside King Power Stadium
BBC

Many of those queuing had been fans all their lives.  

Mayor queues for Foxes ticket

Even the mayor had to queue...

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Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Leicester will be turning blue next week as part of a campaign supporting Leicester City's bid to win the Premier League
  • The mother of a Leicestershire boy who died of sepsis is accusing the LRI of still not treating patients appropriately
  • Leicester City are guaranteed Champions League football next season after a win over Sunderland

Buildings to turn blue for Foxes title push

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

On Friday next week the city of Leicester will be "backing the blues" to support Leicester City's bid to win the Premier League. 

BBC Leicester has teamed up with the Leicester Mercury for the campaign, which will involve lighting up some of our landmark buildings in blue lights - including the BBC Leicester building.

Backing the blues logo
BBC

Weather: Increasingly cloudy in the afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

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Weather for the East Midlands on 11 April