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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 23 May 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 Local Live for today - updates will start again from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Weather: A cool night with a few mist patches

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Showers will gradually die away during the evening leaving clear skies overnight. This combined with light winds will lead to a cool night with a few mist patches and lows of 6C (43F).

Weather
BBC

Tuesday will be a drier day with a bit more cloud. Sunny spells will still develop through the daytime but it will be a cooler day with highs of 15C (59F).

McLoughlin: East Midlands 'overlooked'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin was at the airport for the launch. He said: "The East Midlands sometimes is overlooked as far as the contribution it makes to our economy."

Patrick Mcloughlin
BBC

He said exports from the region have grown and he wants to see them continue to grown even more.

Exports 'really important' to airport

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Airport is the second largest cargo airport in the UK.

Their managing director, Andy Cliffe, says: "Connections with international markets, movements of goods, is a really important part of our business."

Andy Cliffe
BBC

Region's finest showcased in new airport poster ads

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Large posters have gone up around East Midlands Airport promoting some of the region's most well-known attractions and products.

Exporting is Great airport poster
BBC

The displays include photos of Chatsworth House, Pretty Polly tights and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies.

It's part of the government's Exporting Is Great campaign, aimed at letting foreign visitors know about some of the best British brands.

Pearson has 50/50 chance of getting Aston Villa job

BBC Leicester Sport

The chances of Nigel Pearson becoming the new Aston Villa manager have just increased...

Nigel Pearson
Getty Images

David Moyes has withdrawn from the process leaving just the former Leicester City boss and Roberto di Matteo.  

Police praise teen's courage in rape trial

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Talking about the sentencing of Mohammed Khan, Det Sgt Lisa Greenhill said: “The victim in this case has shown tremendous courage in coming forward and speaking to the police.

“I know giving evidence and re-living those few months of her life was something she found incredibly difficult as it brought back memories she would rather have buried. 

"Despite this she has stayed determined to see it through and bring the person responsible to justice.”

Man jailed for raping 15-year-old

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the rape of a 15-year-old girl, witness intimidation and possession of a stun gun.

Mohammed Khan, from Moorfields, in Leicester was found guilty by a jury in January.

Mohammed Khan
Leicestershire Police

The teenager was raped between May 2013 and September 2013. Police were alerted after the she told a youth worker what had happened. 

They then found the gun while searching Khan's house.

Kasabian stage going up

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Airline responds to criticism

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“The safety of its passengers and crew remains Flybe’s number one priority at all times. We will do everything we can to accommodate the needs of all passengers regardless of their individual circumstances. To this end and in order to guarantee carriage, passengers requiring support whilst seated are advised to personally provide whichever safety harness detailed in the airline’s Terms and Conditions, best suits their own special needs and with which they are most comfortable using. Cabin crew have the final decision on whether or not to accept for travel those not in possession of a suitable safety harness. Flybe’s Customer Support team has personally contacted this customer and requested that she update us with progress on purchasing/hiring a harness and also to let us know what assistance is required to help with Charlie to ensure safe travel.”

Luke FarajallahFlybe Chief Operations Officer

Mum gets charity backing

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Kerry McLoughlin was told that to take her son Charlie on the aeroplane she'd need to bring the seating equipment he needed with her.

She says: "I feel it's discrimination. He's four years old and you're telling me that I'm not able to bring him on the flight unless I provide my own seating. I know there's companies out there that do have specialist equipment."

Kerry McLoughlin with son Charlie
BBC

She's now calling for better provision for disabled passengers, something the charity Scope agrees with.

Tigers missed out of Saxon squad

BBC Leicester Sport

The squad for England Saxons’ tour to South Africa in June has been announced and doesn't include any Leicester Tigers players

The squad will play South Africa’s second team in Bloemfontein on Friday 10 June and Outeniqua Park in George on Friday 17 June.

Ali Hepher
Getty Images

Exeter Chiefs assistant coach Ali Hepher will coach the side, which includes names like Kieran Brookes, Dave Attwood, Danny Cipriani and Luther Burrell.  

Airline has no seat for disabled boy

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The mother of a four-year-old boy from Leicester is criticising the airline Flybe for what she's calling disability discrimination. 

Kerry McLoughlin's son Charlie has cerebral palsy and receives specialist therapy in Scotland.

Charlie Barkby
BBC

The family has booked tickets to fly there but the airline doesn't have a suitable seat for him. 

Warning over shed break-ins

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two punched and robbed in Braunstone Gate

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man and a woman have been knocked out and robbed in two separate attacks in Leicester.

Both were punched by a man in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The woman was attacked first at about 01:00 between Narborough Road and King Richards Road. Then the man was attacked at the junction of Hinckley Road and Braunstone Gate.

Restaurant defends itself over fumes claims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Fernandez Grillhouse has responded to the claims on its website. It says the building came with an operational flue that was installed several years ago. 

Bosses say they've received a few complaints about the flue at the rear of the property but have addressed all issues either immediately or after finding an amicable solution. 

Fumes coming from flut
BBC

They say some comments being made about them are defamatory and they are taking legal action.  

Watch: Fumes from restaurant worry residents

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's Mary Parkes talking about the "frustrating" issue with fumes from a new restaurant near her home.

Mother blames restaurant for son's asthma attack

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A mother from Leicester says she's concerned fumes from a nearby restaurant are putting her children's health at risk. 

Mary Parkes told us she noticed smoke coming from a nearby extractor flue after Fernandez Grillhouse opened 10 weeks ago. 

She believes it's led to her son suffering his first asthma attack in four years.

The council's told the restaurant to change the flue but they are expected to appeal the decision.

Grace Road floodlights 'annoying'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

One mother, who lives on Vernon Road near the cricket ground, said her young son has the bedroom at the front of the house and claims the lights did have an impact in his bedroom.

She said: "I'm not against it, it's just not very good for sleeping for the young one."

Her son told us it was quite hard to sleep because the lights were shining into his room. He said it was "annoying".

Cricket: Leicestershire all out

BBC Leicester Sport

It's been a poor start to day two from Leicestershire at Grace Road - they were all out for 316 in their first innings against Worcestershire.

Morgan to play for Jamaica in summer tournament

BBC Leicester Sport

Foxes captain Wes Morgan has been named in the Jamaica squad for the Copa America Centenario. The competition is like the Euros but for countries in South America.

Wes Morgan
Getty Images

Morgan will miss their friendly against Chile on Friday though.

Students send balloon into space

Hinckley Times

A balloon sent into space by students from a Hinckley college has taken photos of infinity.

Rappers compare football success to music industy

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you missed this yesterday, here it is again...

It's BBC Radio Leicester's Kevin Ncube talking to four men from Leicester, who call themselves, The Squad. 

They're rappers who have been embracing Leicester City winning the Premier League.

Police investigate assault at city centre pub

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've now got some information about why there was a police cordon outside King Richard III pub in Leicester.

Police headed to the pub in Highcross Street after a man arrived at A&E with head injuries. It's thought he was attacked in the early hours of this morning.

King Richard III pub
BBC

The 52-year-old man has been transferred to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • A Leicester mothersays fumes from a restaurant near their house is affecting her son's health
  • An order restricting young people in Countesthorpe could be used to tackle antisocial behaviour
  • Leicestershire are all out for 316 in their first innings against Worcestershire at Grace Road

Floodlight impact on residents

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I mentioned earlier that the new floodlights were used at Grace Road for the first time on Friday.

It was as the Foxes lost to Northamptonshire in the first T20 Blast of the season.

The installation on the floodlights was opposed by some people living near Grace Road - so what did they think of them in use?

One person said: "It weren't too bad for me. For the houses on this street further up you can see the light bouncing off the windows."

Rugby: Genge gets England call up

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Also worth a mention, over the weekend Ellis Genge was named in Eddie Jones's England squad for the Australia tour next month.

Ellis Genge
Getty Images

The uncapped prop has been on loan at Leicester Tigers from Bristol since February.

He's obviously impressed!

PSPO latest attempt to halt nuisance behaviour

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Blaby District Council says it has have tried other ways of stopping young people from acting in an anti-social way. There's the BB19 Youth Bus and sports sessions organised by the Youth Offending Impact Team.

Insp Dan Eveleigh, from Leicestershire Police, says: “We want to ensure that young people enjoy their time outdoors with friends, but don’t cause significant disruption or distress to the local residents.

"Our planned Public Spaces Protection Order will give us the opportunity to take action against such behaviour where necessary.”

Cricket: Listen live

BBC Leicester Sport

Radio commentary of the cricket at Grace Road is available online.

It's day two of Leicestershire V Worcestershire.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club
BBC

How the PSPO would work in Countesthorpe

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

These are the areas the PSPO would and wouldn't cover...

Map of potential PSPO areas in Countesthorpe
Blaby District Council

If it goes ahead it would mean people aged between 10 and 17 will be banned from using areas to gather in groups, behave in a harassing way, drink alcohol or take legal highs.

Crash in Kibworth

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This was the cause of some long delays in the Kibworth area this morning- a crash at the junction between Main Street in Kibworth Harcourt and the A6.

I'm not sure how many vehicles were involved, it all looks a bit chaotic! No word yet on injuries.

Crash in Kibworth
Barbara Strevens

Thanks to Barbara Strevens for letting us use her photo.

New plan to cut antisocial behaviour

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A consultation has been launched in Countesthorpe on the possibility of having something called a Public Spaces Protection Order.

The order would tighten up the rules and restrictions on groups of young people gathering in public areas.

Countesthorpe
Google

The council is considering the order after there were 133 complaints of antisocial behaviour between September and April.

Football club 'homeless' after ground sold

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

More on concerns about grassroots football on Leicestershire now.

Wigston United FC have been told they'll have to find a new home because the land they play on is being sold off.

Welford Road Playing Fields
Google

Dave Marshall helps to run the club and says: "Leicestershire and Rutland Sport have looked for us, Sport England have looked for us, Oadby and Wigston council have looked for us but unfortunately it just seems to be that there's not enough space to play sport on in general."  

Cricket: Day Two against Worcestershire

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicestershire start Day Two of their County Cricket match against Worcestershire at 11:00.

Here's BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae...

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First game under new Grace Road floodlights

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire County Cricket Club held their first evening game under the new floodlights on Friday. 

It was a pretty bit deal for the club... even though they did lose.

Floodlights at Grace Road
BBC

It was the first T20 Blast game of the season at Grace Road against Northampton Steelbacks.

The new floodlights meant play could start later, making it easier for some fans to get there from work.

Police cordon at city pub

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This police cordon is in pace outside the King Richard III pub in Leicester.

We're still trying to find out why, I'll let you know as soon as we do.

Cordon outside King Richard III pub
BBC

Hodgson won't change formation for Vardy

BBC Leicester Sport

There was some criticism in Leicester last night at how Roy Hodgson played Jamie Vardy on the wing in the first half of the game against Turkey.

Some think that moving the Leicester City striker to his normal position in the second half resulted in an improved performance.

Jamie Vardy with Roy Hodgson
Getty Images

Despite this, the England manager says he wont be changing the team's set-up.

He says: "I don't intend at the moment to play a system that suits Jamie Vardy and only Jamie Vardy alone, it has to suit a lot of players.

"Jamie was playing for Fleetwood Town a few years ago. I think if you'd have said to him then 'you're going to play for England' I think he'd have been move than happy to play centre half or even goalkeeper."

Chippy fire in Lutterworth

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Three fire crews had to tackle a blaze at a chip shop in Linden Drive in Lutterworth last night.

Smoke from the fire went up into a flat above the shop where two people were inside. They had to be rescued and one was taken to hospital.