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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 31 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow at 08:00 tomorrow. 

Weather: Damp end to the day

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll continue to be cloudy with outbreaks of rain which may be heavy at times.

BBC weather grid
BBC

Highs of 14C (57F) but feeling chilly in the breeze.

Crowds flock to castle reopening

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here are a few more pics from yesterday's grand reopening of Oakham Castle.

Oakham Castle
Rutland County Council
Oakham Castle
Rutland County Council

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been left out of the England squad for Euro 2016 
  • The reopening of Oakham Castle attracted "thousands" of visitors yesterday
  • Racing at Leicester is abandoned after Frankie Dettori falls from his ride in the second race 

Linker: Drinkwater's unlucky to miss out

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker tweets...

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Canterbury covers

Kent and Leicestershire are frustrated as rain and bad light sees day three at Canterbury abandoned without a ball bowled.

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Sinclair: Drinkwater 'unlucky' to miss out

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Former England winger Trevor Sinclair has been commenting on Danny Drinkwater's exclusion from the Euro 2016 squad. 

Trevor Sinclair and Danny Drinkwater
Getty Images

"I feel he [Drinkwater] deserved to be in the squad," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. 

"He's the unluckiest player to miss out on this selection." 

Your photos: May across Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I think this image from Breedon on the Hill near Ashby perfectly captures the weather this afternoon. 

Rain on windows
sky girl

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher sky girl for the pic. 

Your comments: City's red away kit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Have you already bought it Steve? 

Drinkwater's exclusion 'gutting'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Former England striker Ian Wright tweets...

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Play abandoned for the day at the cricket

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

That's all folks...

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Cash back for race goers

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Punters who were at Leicester this afternoon will get a 50% refund, the racecourse has confirmed.

Frankie Dettori's fall postpones racing

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a little bit more information about that abandonment at Leicester.

Frankie Dettori
Getty Images

The Racing Post is reporting that Frankie Dettori's ride in the 14:30 slipped after the winning line and came off. 

Racing was then called off. 

Your photos: May across Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Despite the gloomy weather, these pigeons look as if they're having a nice day out on someone's aerial in Leicester. 

Pigeons
Weatherwatcher

The pic was taken by a BBC Weather Watcher who uses the name Weatherwatcher.

Drinkwater: I'm 'disappointed' not to make cut

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater tweets...

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Racing abandoned at Leicester

Foxes midfielder left out of England squad

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

So there's no place for Danny Drinkwater in England's Euro 2016 squad. 

Danny Drinkwater
Getty Images

Jamie Vardy is in the 23.

Your comments: Foxes unveil red away strip

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There's also been plenty of chat on the BBC Radio Leicester Facebook page about the new red away kit. 

Michael Stevenson writes: "Had to look twice I thought this was a Forest shirt!!"   

New police boss to discuss village nuisances

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

New police and crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach has announced he will meet victims of antisocial behaviour in a Leicestershire village next week. 

Willy Bach
Labour

He's organised a public meeting for next Wednesday night at Countesthorpe Community College. 

It's after it was revealed more than 130 cases have been reported in the area in just seven months. 

Historian welcomes red kit for Foxes

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City's club historian says the Foxes have had a long affiliation with red kits. 

Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan
Getty Images

"I'm surprised red shirts are controversial because for half of the time I've been watching Leicester City, which is half a century, they've been wearing red shirts," John Hutchinson told BBC Radio Leicester.  

"I think it's superb, striking and wholly appropriate." 

Simply red for Foxes on tour next year

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Is it me, or is there just a touch of Charlton Athletic about the kit? 

Foxes unveil new away kit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

So here is Leicester City's new away kit for the 2016/17 season. 

Wes Morgan
Leicester City

What do you make of it? Let me know here.

Weather: Some heavy rain on the way

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Staying cloudy with rain pushing in over the coming hours.

Charlie Slater weather map
BBC

Some of the rain could be quite heavy for a time and it’ll be windy with highs of only 13C (55F). 

Further inspection at the cricket

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Might we be close to having play at Canterbury..? 

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • The police and crime commissioner has confirmed he will meet people affected by a significant rise in antisocial behaviour in Countesthorpe next week
  • A Leicestershire brick making company is creating 50 new jobs to deal with a "boom" in the building industry 
  • Leicester City's new away kit has received a mixed reaction from fans 

Your comments: Drinkwater to miss out on Euro 2016 spot?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There's been plenty of speculation about whether Danny Drinkwater will make the England Euro 2016 squad. 

Alex Scoppie on Facebook writes: "Gutted for him if he doesn't - he was man of the match his first game and deserves the place. 

"Silver lining if he doesn't - no chance of injury."

The Times: Drinkwater fearing Euro 2016 snub

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater fears he will be left out of Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad, according to reports in The Times.

Danny Drinkwater
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Rain continues to delay cricket

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Lets hope they had the oven switched on...

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Not long left to register to vote

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City Council tweets...

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Brick jobs 'a vote of confidence'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Chairman of the Brick Development Association has said he is pleased 50 new jobs are being created at Ibstock Brick. 

"It is a vote of confidence in the UK brick market, it is a vote of confidence in building more houses in the country," Michael Anchors said. 

Your comments: Drinkwater for Euro 2016?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There's been plenty of chatter over on the BBC Radio Leicester Facebook page as to whether Danny Drinkwater should make the final 23 for Euro 2016.

Bailey Wright and Danny Drinkwater
Getty Images

Anne Crane writes: "Keeping my fingers crossed Drinky"     

'Bionic woman' completes 10k race

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A paralysed woman from Leicestershire has completed a 10k using a robotic suit. 

Claire Lomas
Getty Images

It took Claire Lomas more than 12 hours to finish the Vitality 10,000 in London yesterday. 

Organisers had originally barred her from the race because the rules prohibit the use of motors as aids - but then allowed her as an unofficial participant. 

Rain delays cricket

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Lets hope they have a TV in the changing rooms at Canterbury...

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Drinkwater deserves England berth

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Honestly, if Drinkwater isn't in the England squad today I'll be disgusted. 

He's won the Premier League, he's English and he's bossed it. 

Vardy: Wedding day was 'incredible'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Jamie Vardy spoke to Hello! magazine about seeing his wife Rebekah and daughter Sofia on his wedding day. 

"I'd been holding it together so well until that point, but when I saw Sofia's little face as she was walking down towards me, I felt myself starting to go," he said. 

"Then I saw Becky coming towards me and she just looked so incredible, I felt my composure going again."

Your photos: May across Rutland

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Andy's Rutland for this picture of a spider in his garden over the weekend. 

Spider
Andy's Rutland

Talk about unwanted guests...

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Events are taking place in Leicestershire to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland
  • A Leicestershire brick company is set to create 50 new jobs thanks to an increase in the number of new houses being built
  • Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater should find out later today if he has made the Euro 2016 squad

Foxes contingent to learn their Euro 2016 fate

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Vardy I suspect can now start packing his bags to head to Euro 2016. 

Danny Drinkwater
Getty Images

Team mate Danny Drinkwater faces an anxious wait to see if he has made the final 23.

Roy Hodgson will name his squad later today. 

Foxes star pictured on wedding day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah Nicholson with One Direction star Louis Tomlinson on their wedding day last Wednesday. 

Jamie Vardy, Rebekah Nicholson and Louis Tomlinson
PA

More photos from the Foxes striker's wedding are available in this week's copy of Hello magazine. 

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