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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 24 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Updates on Leicestershire Local Live have now finished for the day. They'll start again on Wednesday from 08:00.

Weather: Cloudy day tomorrow

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Clear spells through the early part of the evening but cloud will start to increase from the east overnight.

A minimum temperature of 7C (45F).

Weather
BBC

Wednesday will be a rather cloudy day with an increasing chance of rain and it will feel chilly in the breeze.

A high of 12C (54F).

Foxes get big payout from TV deals

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City received a whopping £93m for their TV deals last season.

King Power Stadium
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That's a lot of cash but not quite as much as Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City took home.

They've got more because they were shown live on TV more often.

Cricket: Record loss for Foxes

BBC Leicester Sport

I wouldn't want to be in the Leicestershire dressing room right now...

Today's result was their lowest for a home game since 1965 and their lowest ever against Worcestershire.

Mark Cosgrove
Getty Images

Captain Mark Cosgrove says: "The pitch was pretty good to be fair, over the three days I don't think it got too many wickets. We can't really blame anybody else but ourselves."

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • A man attacked at a pub in Leicester yesterday is still in a critical condition
  • Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland have won a gold award for their display at the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Leicestershire were bowled out for just 43 in their second innings against Worcestershire setting a new record low

Kasabian stage going up

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

They're making "eez-eh" work of putting the stage together for Kasabian at King Power Stadium.

Is anyone else getting excited or is it just me?

Staging inside King Power Stadium
Other

Police appeal to pub attack witnesses

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police are appealing to anyone who might have seen the 52 year old being attacked.

Det Insp Martin Smalley said: “Our enquiries are very much ongoing and I am keen to speak to people who may have been in the area.

“We know there were people in and around Highcross Street, possibly leaving nearby clubs or driving down the street, around the time the man sustained his injuries."

King Richard III pub
BBC

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

Man still 'critical'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Remember how the King Richard III pub in Leicester was all taped up yesterday morning?

King Richard III pub
BBC

Police said they were investigating a suspected GBH after a man went to hospital with serious head injuries.

Well the man is still in hospital and his condition is described as "critical".

Cricket: Leicestershire lose

BBC Leicester Sport

It's all over for Leicestershire at Grace Road...

They've slumped to their first defeat of the season, beaten by Worcestershire by seven wickets.

Grace Road
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Lomas: 'I work hard for every step'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Claire Lomas said she was "grateful" organisers will allow her to take part in the race.

Claire Lomas
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She said: "It is up to the organisers to make a decision and they have not changed the rules, but they are allowing me to do it unofficially.

"The legs move [with the help of the suit] but they only move by me giving it signals for every step and that's by using the parts of my body that aren't paralysed.

"I work hard for every step, even balancing in the suit is challenging."

Paralysed runner CAN take park in 10k

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

How amazing is this woman? Claire Lomas is paralysed after being thrown off a horse and is now running in a bionic suit!

Claire Lomas
Getty Images

The Leicestershire woman ran the London Marathon in her suit in 2012 but was recently told she couldn't take part in the Vitality London 10k because UK Athletics rules prohibited motors.  

Well, they've changed their mind now and said she can run but as an "unofficial" entry.

Display tribute to Barnsdale Gardens founder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The flower display entry for Barnsdale Gardens was created by Nick Hamilton.

He said it reflected the past and future of the site, and the legacy of its founder who died twenty years ago.

Award at Chelsea Flower Show
BBC

Barnsdale gardens win gold

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Well done to Rutland's Barnsdale Gardens who've won their first ever gold award at the Chelsea Flower show!

Flower display
BBC

Claims grass roots football is 'missing out' in Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The shortage of space for grass roots football in Leicestershire is something I spoke about on Local Live yesterday.

If you missed it, here's the piece that went on BBC Radio Leicester...

Harborough welcomes new chairman

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Harborough District Council has a new chairman- meet Janette Ackerley...

Janette Ackerley
Harborough District Council

She might be a familiar face for some of you because she's been the vice chairman for the past year.

Men arrested for affray and assault

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray and assault after two men were injured at an address in Leicester.

Emergency services were called to Comet Close at about 18:30 last night where the 52-year-old and 35-year-old were found injured.

They were taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Football Forum Special - The Champions' Fairytale

BBC Radio Leicester

Last night Football Forum broadcast a special program where three Leicester City fans gave their emotional accounts of the title-winning season.

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

'Hybrid energy park will make more consistent energy'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Ecotricity are going to install 18,000 solar panels in the field next to the wind turbines. They say the panels will produce enough energy to generate 1,000 homes a year.

That's on top of the 5,000 homes the wind turbines are keeping powered.

Solar panels
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Dale Vince is the founder of Ecotricity and says:"Hybrid energy parks like this are the future of energy in Britain. The combination of the wind and the sun makes for a more consistent energy supply - and the potential for Britain's energy independence is huge."

Sun and wind will create energy together

A "sun park" will be put right next to the wind farm creating one of Britain's first hybrid energy parks. 

Old Dalby wind farm
BBC

This is where the wind and sun are used to generate energy in the same project, in the same place, using the same grid connection.

It's an idea the company Ecotricity plans to roll out across Britain, starting with Dalby and sites in Devon and Lincolnshire.

Scan rules Tuilagi out of test matches

BBC Sport

Manu Tuilagi had been named in England's 32-man squad even though he picked up an injury playing in Leicester Tigers Premiership semi-final against Saracens.

He was expected to be out of action for six weeks but results of a scan have now ruled him out of the three Tests.

Manu Tuilagi
Getty Images

Coach Eddie Jones said: "It's bad luck for Manu but it provides a great opportunity for someone else."

A replacement for Tuilagi will be named after England's pre-tour Test against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday.

BreakingInjured Tuilagi out of Australia tour

BBC Sport

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of England's tour to Australia with a hamstring injury.

Manu Tuilagi
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Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • The wind farm in Old Dalby is to become a hybrid energy park
  • A 60-year-old man from Coalville has been jailed for 15 years for indecently assaulting a child
  • Leicestershire are collapsing on day three against Worcestershire at Grace Road

More renewable energy coming to Old Dalby

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you don't immediately recognise this scene, it's Old Dalby wind farm. The nine turbines went up last year...  

Plans have now been approved to turn the area into a "hybrid energy park".

Coalville man admits indecent assault on child

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for indecently assaulting a child.

Stephen Southam
Leicestershire Police

Stephen Southam from Talbot Street in Coalville pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent assault on a child between 1997 and 2002. 

He also admitted one count of attempted rape.  

Lineker signs naked cutout for local hospice

Leicester Mercury

A large cardboard cutout used to promote limited edition Walkers Crisps - and featuring a buff-looking Gary Lineker - has been signed by the former City striker and put up for auction.

Cricket: Ground in bad condition

Richard Rae

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Cricket commentary online

BBC Sport

Day three of Leicestershire V Worcestershire is underway- you can listen to the commentary online

Grace Road
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New playgroups could fill the gap

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The city council say the gap in playgroup spaces could be filled by the opening of two new ones.

Letter blocks
Thinkstock

There are plans for new playgroups at Barley Croft Primary School, which would offer 62 places, and at Newfoundpool Community Centre, where there would be capacity for up to 120 children.  

Schools asked to run playgroups

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Of the ten playgroups the council would like to be run independently, four can be run by schools they say.

These are Heatherbrook, Sandfield and Spice pre-schools, and Magpie Playgroup.

Stocking Farm pre-school
Google

This would then leave Tudor Centre, Stocking Farm, New Parks and Fosse pre-schools, Brite Early Years and Little Tykes Playgroups to be transferred to private, voluntary or independent providers.

Leicestershire get ready for day three

Richard Rae

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Playgroups at risk named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

By stopping their playgroup care the city council claims it can save £500,000 a year.

Coleman and Beaumont Leys playgroups are two of those that could close. The council says they are too small to appeal to private providers.

Spinney Hill playgroup and school
Google

Home Farm Playgroup is another. The council has been under-subscribed for the last three years because of the number of playgroups in the area.

The fourth playgroup at risk is Spinney Hill. The council says this could close to help free up space for new classrooms and create more spaces for pupils at the school.

Council plans to close playgroups

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There could soon be 72 fewer playgroup places for children in Leicester.

This is because the city council wants to stop providing direct playgroup care this summer.

Children's hands covered in paint
Thinkstock

Of their 14 groups across the city, they want to close four of them and hand 10 over to independent providers.  

Rugby: Key kept on at Leicester Lions

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Lions RFC have confirmed Andy Key will continue as head coach for the coming season 2016/17. 

Director of rugby, Ken Whitehead, said: "The team had developed an exciting style of game under Andy’s coaching and I am confident that this will continue going forward. 

"With the imminent opening of the new clubhouse the club finds itself in a very positive position. There is huge excitement around the place that the squad being put together will be fighting for promotion into Div 1 come the end of 2016/17 season”.

Tumble dryer fire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Just last week we were telling you about a tumble dryer fire that destroyed a house in Earl Shilton.

Well, yesterday fire crews were called to Thurmaston to deal with another fire caused by a tumble dryer.

Fire damaged house
BBC

We don't know yet is if was the same Whirlpool tumble dryer that was responsible for the fire damage pictured above.  

Cricket: Day Three against Worcestershire

BBC Leicester Sport

Seam bowler Clint McKay believes a first innings lead of around 50 runs could be vital in Leicestershire's county championship match against Worcestershire.

Clint McKay
Getty Images

The Foxes go into day three having reduced the visitors to 249-8 in their first innings, still 67 runs behind Leicestershire's first innings score of 316.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • There have been long delays on the A46 in Leicester caused by two separate crashes
  • Plans are being considered to close four council run playgroups in Leicester to help the authority save around £500,000
  • Leicestershire will start day three of their county championship match having reduced Worcestershire to 249-8 in their first innings

Travel: Soar Valley Way clear

BBC Travel

This crash is also now cleared.

One person said on Twitter it took them over an hour to get to Fosse Park from Welford Road!

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