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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 6 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live for this week. Updates will start again on Monday. Have a great weekend.

MP congratulates new PCC

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

Lord Bach is congratulated by Keith Vaz MP after being elected police and crime commissioner for Leicestershire and Rutland.

Willy Bach with Keith Vaz
BBC

Weather: Staying fine and dry

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

After a pleasant end to the day, with some evening sunshine, conditions will remain fine and dry, with clear spells overnight. Some mist patches are possible in rural areas. Lows of 9C (48F).

Weather
BBC

Saturday will be fine and dry, with hazy spells of sunshine for most. Feeling rather warm in the sunshine and increasingly humid, with the risk of thunderstorms developing later. Highs of 22C (72F).

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Labour's Willy Bach is elected police and crime commissioner for Leicstershire and Rutland
  • An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Leicester teenager who was hit by a stolen car
  • Chelsea will give Leicester City a guard of honour prior to the final game of the season

Leicestershire chooses Bach as new PCC

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's Lord Willy Bach making his winning speech after beating Conservative candidate Neil Bannister to win the PCC election.

Lord Willy Bach
BBC

Leicester to get guard of honour at Stamford Bridge

BBC Leicester Sport

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed his side will give Leicester City a guard of honour prior to the final game of the season on Sunday 15 May. 

The Blues are the reigning champions but will hand over their crown to the Foxes at Stamford Bridge.

Guus Hiddink
Getty Images

BreakingBach elected PCC for Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Labour's Willy Bach has won the Leicestershire police and crime commissioner election after a second count.

PCC election: Labour's Bach awaits second round result

PCC election: Labour storm Leicester

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester Political Reporter

Second preference votes are now being counted at the police and crime commissioner election for Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Conservatives had the largest number of first preference votes across all the county areas apart from North West Leicestershire. They had 3,200 more in Harborough than Labour - Lib Dems a very close third.

But Labour stormed Leicester with just over 30,000 votes more than the Conservatives.

We await second preference votes.

Bus tour to last an hour

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

As the Leicester City bus tour passes through the city centre, it will make several "celebration stops". 

It's expected to arrive at Victoria Park at 19:00 where the players will be on stage for roughly an hour with the Premier League trophy. 

Leicester City parade 2014
Getty Images

Police hope CCTV images will help find witnesses

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Det Insp David Swift-Rollinson is investigating the crash that killed Samuel Garner and says he hopes the CCTV images will jog the memory of anyone that saw the car.

He says: “This CCTV shows the vehicle moments before the incident took place and as you can see there were lots of people in the area both walking and driving. It may be that some of them saw something that could help our enquiry.

“Look at these images and see if you can recall anything. Do you remember seeing this vehicle?

“If you have heard what happened or know who may be involved, please call us and let us know where they are."

PCC election: Hopefuls await second round result

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So Labour candidate Willy Bach and Conservative candidate Neil Bannister are awaiting the results of round two after UKIP and the Lib Dems were knocked out in round one.

First votes panned out like this in Leicestershire: LAB 44.69% CON 30.87% LDEM 12.73% UKIP 11.71%. 

Samuel Garner hit-and-run death: CCTV images released

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Five days on from the death of Samuel Garner, police have released these CCTV images of the car that hit him.

These images were captured about a minute before the 17-year-old was fatally hit by the stolen car.

CCTV images
Leicestershire Police

In the photos you can see the car being driven through the city. The crash happened on Welford Road just after 23:00 on Sunday.

The driver failed to stop at the scene and was last seen driving off towards Aylestone Road, near to the old British Gas building.

Man arrested in hit-and-run investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An 18-year-old man has been arrested over a hit-and-run crash that killed 17-year-old Samuel Garner.

The man remains in police custody.

Samuel Garner
Leicestershire Police

PCC count update

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Just to catch up on the Leicestershire police and crime commissioner election count, the Conservative candidate Neil Bannister is leading in most areas counted so far in the first count.

Our reporter Tim Parker is in North West Leicestershire where Labour are leading but they are now counting second votes.

Hermitage Leisure Centre
BBC

Open-tour bus route

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Celebratory activities will start at Victoria Park at 15:00. 

The bus will set off from Jubilee Square at 18:00 making its way through the city's streets towards Victoria Park.

Here's the route it'll take...

Map of parade route
Leicester City Football Club

BreakingVictory parade date confirmed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It's been confirmed the Leicester City victory parade will happen on Monday 16 May.

The footballers will set off on an open-top bus through the city, from Jubilee Square to Victoria Park.

The players will then appear on stage at Victoria Park.

Drop-off price rise part of £2m upgrade

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's what East Midlands Airport has to say about the price rise:

"To make our airport easier to access and improve our customers' journeys we are making over £2 million improvements to our car parks. 

"These improvements include increasing the number of spaces available, providing one hour free pick-up parking, improving the frequency of onsite buses and managing the demand for our Rapid Drop Off area, which will cost £2."

Your views: PCC election turnout

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Airport drop-off doubles in price

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Some news now for anyone who uses East Midlands Airport - it's doubled the cost of using its "rapid drop off zone".

The airport used to charge £1 for a ten-minute slot but it's now gone up to £2.

Rugby: Tigers squad to face Bath

BBC Leicester Sport

News on the Leicester Tigers squad for tomorrow is now in...

Tom Croft and Jordan Crane return to the starting line-up. On-loan prop Ellis Genge starts his first Premiership game.

In the back line, Jack Roberts is given a start at centre, with George Catchpole on the wing.

Owen Williams
Getty Images

Ben Youngs and Owen Williams continue in the half-back roles. 

George Worth, who plays in the Tigers Academy, is included in the match day squad for the first time.

PCC elections: Leicestershire count starts

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Counting is underway in the police and crime commissioner elections. Our reporter Tim Parker is at Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick.

PCC count at Hermitage Leisure Centre
BBC

Foxes cash to pay for repairs and equipment

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Carl first bet on the Foxes to win in June last year when they were 2000/1. He then put another big bet on at Christmas and several others throughout the year.

In total he's won over £45,000.

Carl Gunn's boxing gym
BBC

He says he'll spend about half the money on the gym. He says there are repairs that need doing and new equipment.

He's still betting on the Foxes now, hoping he'll win enough to secure the club's future for the next 15-20 years.

Foxes winnings keep boxing gym afloat

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man who bet on Leicester City to win the Premier League this season is using his winnings to help keep a children's boxing gym going.

Carl Gunn's boxing gym
BBC

Carl Gunn's boxing gym in Birstall has in the past faced closure because of financial issues but is now fighting fit thanks to the Foxes.  

Leicester City reaching new heights

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Thank you Mike Jenner‎ has sent us this photo taken at the top of Scafell Pike.

Well done!

Leicester City flag on Scafell Pike
Mike Jenner

Long queue for new Foxes shirt

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

They're still queuing at the King Power Stadium...

Queue at King Power Stadium
BBC

If you manage to get one of the new football shirts, please send us a photo of you wearing it.

You can do it by email, Facebook or Twitter.

PCC vote count to start soon

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tigers squad will reflect what's at stake

BBC Leicester Sport

Richard Cockerill will name his side for tomorrow's trip to Bath this lunchtime. 

Leicester Tigers already have a guaranteed place in the playoffs, whilst Bath have managed just ninth place in the table.

Richard Cockerill
Getty Images

Cockerill says:"They're at home, it's their last game, they can't qualify for anything, I'm sure they'll be up for it.

"Our objective was top four, we've done that, now them having a big day at the end of the season when it counts for nothing is pretty irrelevant for us."

More turn out to vote in PCC elections

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An update now from the polls...  

The overall turnout in the Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner elections was 20.25%.

The biggest turnout was in Leicester, where 24.42% of people voted. The second highest was in Market Harborough where the turnout was 24.3%. 

The only place where the turnout actually fell from the 2012 PCC elections was Rutland.

Fans support ground expansion

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Foxes moved into their current stadium in 2002 and many supporters think a bigger home would be a great idea.

King Power Stadium
Getty Images

One said: "We are the number one team now in the Midlands, we need to have at least 50,000 seats here - lets expand it."

Another said: "It would be just brilliant, my boys and my husband are the biggest supports I know and it would be absolutely amazing."

Facts about RRS Sir David Attenborough

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

PCC votes to be counted

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Did you vote in the police and crime commissioner elections yesterday? If you did your vote will be getting counted soon.

The count across the county starts at 13:00.

Polling station sign
Getty Images

Turnout last time around was 15.98%. Shall we have a game of higher or lower?

Head teacher 'tremendously excited' by age range change

Leicester Mercury

Plans to change the age range of schools in Oadby have been given the go-ahead.

Attenborough shares hopes for new ship

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"I am truly honoured by this naming decision and hope that everyone who suggested a name will feel just as inspired to follow the ship’s progress as it explores our polar regions. I have been privileged to explore the world’s deepest oceans alongside amazing teams of researchers, and with this new polar research ship they will be able to go further and discover more than ever before."

Sir David AttenboroughNaturalist and Broadcaster

Put dilly-ding dilly-dong on your phone

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Fancy waking up to the sound of Claudio Ranieri? You can now download his "dilly-ding dilly-dong" moment from the BBC Radio Leicester website.

Click here then scroll to the bottom of the page, the download is under the heading "More".

Demand for more seats

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In capacity terms, the King Power Stadium is among the lowest ranking in the Premier league - in fact just six others in the top flight have smaller grounds.

King Power Stadium
Getty Images

This did become a problem for fans this year with many struggling to get tickets to home games.

Selby named player of the year

BBC Leicester Sport

Three days after he won the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, Leicester's Mark Selby has been named the Snooker Writers' Player of the Year.

He picked up the award in London last night.

Mark Selby
Getty Images

Ship honour coincides with broadcaster's 90th birthday

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There were 11,000 votes to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough.

Sir David Attenborough
Getty Images

A government statement said: "The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting, inspiring a love of the natural world over generations. 

"In a career spanning six decades, Sir David has presented critically acclaimed wildlife documentaries on the BBC including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet."