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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 5 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live for today. I'll be back with more local news, sport, weather and travel from across the county tomorrow at 08:00.

Weather: Another dry and sunny day Friday

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will remain dry across all parts tonight with patchy cloud, clear spells and light winds. Generally temperatures will be in mid single figures, although it could become quite chilly in rural areas with lows of 6C (43F).

Weather
BBC

Friday will be mostly sunny early on, with patchy cloud tending to develop during the day. It will remain dry and feel warm with light winds with highs of 19C (66F).

Sneak peak at new bus station

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

For bus users in Leicester I'm sure it will come as welcome news that the new Haymarket Bus Station will be opening this weekend.

It's look pretty nice inside...

The £13.5m bus station has taken 15 months to build and is five months behind schedule.

5000/1: How Leicester City Beat the Odds

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's some fantastic footage in this special BBC East Midlands programme on Leicester City's amazing season. Watch it now.

Alan Birchenall
BBC

Fire near Thrussington

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tigers looking at Welsh back-rower

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Tigers are monitoring the Welsh back-rower, Luke Hamilton over the possibility of bringing him to Welford Road next season. 

The 24-year-old currently plays for Agen in France.

Luke Hamilton
Getty Images

He featured alongside current Tigers fly-half, Owen Williams, for Wales U20s.

Parents make emotional plea to hit and run driver

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The parents of 17-year-old Samuel Garner, who was killed in a hit and run on Sunday, have been speaking to the media this afternoon.

Scott and Tracie Garner
Leicester Mercury

Police still don't know who was driving the car that hit Samuel and so his mum and dad made a plea for them to hand themselves in.

Will Mahrez leave Leicester?

BBC Leicester Sport

Riyad Mahrez's agent has thrown the Leicester City winger's future in doubt by saying there is a 50/50 chance the Algerian could leave King Power Stadium.

Mahrez has been one of the club's top players this season scoring 17 Premier League goals and assisting in 11 others.

He was also named PFA Player of the Year.

Riyad Mahrez
Getty Images

Kamel Bengougam says: "When you have been playing the way Riyad has this season it is bound to attract attention. He is very happy with Leicester and of course it has been a fantastic season. 

"They will play in the Champions League next year as well so he would be happy to stay. But at his age if the opportunity comes to play for a big team then we would have to think about it."

Dementia centre funding threat 'a nightmare'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

As Tony Donovan said, West Leicestershire CCG is planning to visit Birstall Mental Health Centre.

Only then will the group make a decision as to the best way forward.

Inside Birstall Mental Health Centre
BBC

Mandy Loach, who's worked at the centre for 22 years, says: "It seems a nightmare for me, I never thought this day would come.

"We should be supporting people with advanced dementia, not taking it away. Carers are pointing out to us, where do they go to get a bit of relief?"

Outrage over dementia centre funding

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It seems like the West Leicestershire CCG hasn't come to the rescue of Birstall Mental Health Centre in the same way East Leicestershire CCG did with Gloucester House.

The families of people who use the dementia services in Birstall say they're outraged they're getting a different treatment.

Inside Gloucester House
BBC

Tony Donovan is from Age UK, which run both centres. He says: "The problem as I see it is that the chair and managing director of West Leicestershire CCG have not found the time to meet with myself or any of the carers.

"Although we have now been promised a visit, it's not by the two main people."

Huth claims ban is excessive

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The FA says: "Both players accepted the charge, however, Huth contested that the standard penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.

"This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today." 

Huth will miss trophy game

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Robert Huth's suspension means he will miss Leicester's game against Everton on Saturday, when they will be presented with the Premier League trophy.

He'll also miss their final match against Chelsea as well as next season's league opener.  

Robert Huth
Getty Images

Travel: Delays on M1

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M1 southbound between J22 and J21a because of a broken down vehicle.  

Man on prison roof was an inmate

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A Prison Service spokesperson has confirmed the man on the roof of Leicester prison was an inmate.

In a statement they said: "Prison staff and police are working to resolve an incident involving a prisoner who has gained access to the roof of a building at HMP Leicester. 

"No-one has been injured and there is no wider disruption to the prison.”

The prisoner has since been talked down.

Missing teen found

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police say a 16-year-old girl from Leicester who was reported missing has now been found.

Kira-Louise Short disappeared on Monday. She was found safe and well in the city centre earlier today.

Huth banned for three games

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester City's Robert Huth has been banned for three matches for violent conduct. 

It's after he was caught on camera pulling the hair of Marouane Fellaini in the game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Robert Huth
Getty Images

Fellaini responded by swinging an elbow into Huth's neck. He's also been banned for three games.

What's going to happen to Birstall Mental Health Centre?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you've been following our Local Live updates over the past few weeks, you might have read about two dementia homes in Leicestershire that were facing closure.

It was because thousands of pounds of their funding was being cut by the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Gloucester House
BBC

We then told you one of the homes, Gloucester House in Melton (pictured), was going to be alright after all after the CCG decided it was going to find a new way of providing the funding it needed to stay open.

But what about the other home, Birstall Mental Health Centre?

Bocelli to sing at Foxes v Everton game

BBC Leicester Sport

Ranieri confirmed the Italian classical crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Andrea Bocelli
Getty Images

Ranieri optimistic squad will stay together

BBC Sport

Claudio Ranieri told the media he doesn't want "big names" at Leicester City...

He also says he's confident the Foxes will keep their current players. He's suggested they stay for one year.

Watch: Ranieri shakes hands with reporters

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's another view of Claudio Ranieri's triumphant arrival at this afternoon's Leicester City news conference...

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Ranieri thanks mother

BBC Leicester Sport

Ranieri thanked the club chairman, the players, the staff, the fans and his mother.

Claudio Ranieri
Getty Images

Talking about his mother, he said: "She’s very proud, but she’s proud because she knows me as an honest man. For me that was most important."

Ranieri: Foxes title win 'karma'

BBC Sport

Claudio Ranieri has been reflecting at this afternoon's news conference on what "could be" the greatest moment of his life.

He said: "It’s my karma. I’ve fought so hard to achieve so this is special."

Claudio Ranieri
BBC

On Monday's Chelsea-Spurs match which ensured the title would be heading to Leicester, he says: “I watched the match. Half-time I made dinner. Relaxed until second goal. After, I jump!

"It was a little more quiet than [Jamie Vardy's] house."

Prison getting back to normal

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

The prison temporarily stopped visitors entering the building but some have now been allowed in.

Seems like things are getting back to normal.

Latest on HMP Leicester incident

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

Police are on Welford Road following an incident inside Leicester Prison. They've been told a man is on the roof inside the prison grounds.

Leicester Prison
BBC

Although there are a number of emergency vehicles outside the jail at the moment there doesn't seem to be any sign of a disturbance and officers don't appear to have any serious safety concerns.  

Ranieri suggests new nickname

BBC Leicester Sport

At his press conference, Claudio Ranieri has joked his 'Tinkerman' nickname could be changed to "Thinkerman".

Man on roof at Leicester Prison

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Emergency services are still outside HMP Leicester - it's because a man is on the roof of the prison.

Prison offers are trying to liaise with him to come down.

HMP Leicester
BBC

Power back for most in Hinckley

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I've just spoken to Western Power Distribution who say most properties in Hinckley now have electricity again.

There were over 2,000 properties out earlier this afternoon - now there's just 200.

WPD said the power cut was down to a fault in an underground cable.

Watch: Applause for Ranieri

Journalists applaud Claudio Ranieri as he enters this afternooon's press conference

Power being restored soon

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Power cut in Hinckley

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

'Incident' at HMP Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We're getting reports of an "ongoing incident" outside Leicester Prison on Welford Road. The police, ambulances and the fire service are all there.

East Midlands Ambulance Service say the ambulances outside are a "hazardous area response team" whose presence was required. Paramedics from there have specialist skills.

We're waiting to find out more from the police and Ministry of Justice. 

Media swam to hear Ranieri talk

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It'll be quite a daunting view for Claudio today- here's all the media lined up ready to question him...

Press conference
BBC

At least he's got some bubbly to settle the nerves.

Ranieri talks to the media

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Claudio Ranieri is about to talk to the media at his usual weekly press conference.

It will be the first time we hear from him officially since the Foxes won the Premier League.

Cameras at the press conference
BBC

Latest weather outlook

BBC Weather

It’ll remain bright and sunny this afternoon with cloud slowly increasing. Expect fine and dry weather throughout the rest of the day. 

Feeling warm with highs 19C (66F) – UV levels are expected to be high in the middle of the day.

Roadworks near Glenfield Hospital causing delays to buses

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • It's believed the Leicester City victory parade will be held on Monday 16 May
  • A dementia centre in Birstall is still facing closure - despite a similar centre in Melton winning a reprieve
  • Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Leicester City have been a "real inspiration" to the world of sport

A dream come true for young footballers

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

The Year 6 pupils at Elizabeth Woodville are overjoyed. They played hard against schools from across the county in order to win the accolade.

They will travel up to Liverpool on 16 May and stay overnight in a hotel. They'll then play the tournament at Goodison Park, home of Everton FC on 17 May.

Elizabeth Woodville Primary School
Google

Playing in a Premier League stadium is a dream come true for the 10 and 11-year-old's.

I was particularly impressed it’s a mixed team, with a female goalkeeper who says she’s #fearless!

Schoolchildren hope to match Leicester City success

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Children at Elizabeth Woodville Primary School,in Groby are hoping to emulate their Leicester City heroes and win the Premier League Schools Tournament.

The competition, run by the FA, involves each Premier League team choosing a school to represent them.

The school will play in LCFC kit, donated by the club, train at the club's training ground, have a tour of King Power Stadium and be taken to the tournament in a LCFC tour bus.

New leisure centre unveiled

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A new multi-million pound leisure centre in Hinckley has opened its doors to the public this week. 

The building cost £15m to construct and is part of a major transformation for the town, which has also seen the Crescent development completed in autumn.