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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 3 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live for this week. I'll be back with more updates at 08:00 on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Weather: Turning nicer tomorrow afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A cloudy evening and night with mist and hill fog coming in from the east, bringing patchy drizzle with it and lows of 12C (54F).

Weather
BBC

Another dull and misty start to Saturday. Low cloud will thin and break through the morning leaving a warmer and sunnier afternoon than of late. Highs of 21C (70F).

Steam train onlookers reminded not to go on the tracks

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's worry the visit of the famous Flying Scotsman could draw trespassers onto the railway line in Melton.

This happened earlier in the year when the steam train made its first journey since its refurbishment.

The Flying Scotsman
Getty Images

Phil Hufton from Network Rail says: “The images of people stood on the railway taking photographs were deeply concerning and a breach of our safe operations.

“I cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to go onto the railway without any formal training and without permission, as well as being illegal."

Flying Scotsman travels into Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The world's most famous train is steaming into Leicestershire tomorrow. The Flying Scotsman will pass through Melton Mowbray at 10.45.

The Flying Scotsman
Getty Images

Person taken to hospital after crash in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The fire service have managed to release the person trapped in their car on Parker Drive.

They've been taken to hospital by ambulance.

Welch quits ahead of Leicestershire T20

BBC Sport

Derbyshire's elite performance director has quit just before tonight's T20 match against Leicestershire.

Graeme Welch's resignation has been "reluctantly accepted" by the club with coaches John Sadler and Wes Durston taking charge for tonight's game.

Graeme Welch
Getty Images

We won't take it personally Graeme...

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Three Leicestershire men are charged with weapon offences
  • Museum exhibition to tell the story of Leicester City's rise to the top of the Premier League
  • Foxes have signed the German international goalkeeper Ron-Rober Zieler

Mayor Soulsby visits Foxes exhibition

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It looks like the city mayor has had a sneak peak...

View more on twitter

Person trapped in car crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's been a crash on Parker Drive in Leicester involving two cars.

One person is trapped and the fire service is working to get them out and make the car safe.

It looks like it's causing some traffic issues as well...

View more on twitter

Museum to open Leicester City exhibition

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Just when you thought the buzz around Leicester City was calming down... 

An exhibition all about the Foxes rise from bottom of the Premier League to the top opens at New Walk museum this weekend.

Fearless Foxes exhibition
Leicester City Council

The collection is called "Fearless Foxes" and features images, film and audio.

Zieler heard good things about Leicester

BBC Sport

Leicester City's latest signing, Ron-Robert Zieler, has been quoted on the club website saying: "I heard about the great atmosphere and the fans, so my first impression is very good".

Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
Getty Images

The 27-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with the Foxes.

Cricket: Shreck and O'Brien avoid suspension

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicestershire's Charlie Shreck and Niall O'Brien have managed to avoid a suspension after they were reported by the umpires in the County Championship game against Kent.

Shreck and O'Brien have both been reprimanded by the chairman of the commission instead.

Charlie Shreck
Getty Images

Both players were reported for showing dissent at an umpire's decision.

'We can never repay our debt'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Talking about their cycling challenge Toby and Rachel said: "We are indebted to both Leicester General and Leicester Royal Infirmary for saving the life of our son.

"Their dedication and professionalism literally changed our world and whilst we can never repay our debt, we hope that our small charitable effort will go some way to helping them care for future babies in need."

Sebastian in hospital
BBC

They've already raised nearly £6,000 on their JustGiving page.

Restaurant 'severely' damaged by fire and smoke

Hinckley Times

Popular Italian restaurant Rossini has cancelled all bookings up to Thursday next week after a fire gutted its kitchen this morning.

Chocolate heaven on Radio Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I need to tell you about Ben Jackson's show on BBC Radio Leicester this afternoon because it features this amazing chocolate cheesecake...

Chocolate cheesecake
BBC

You need to be able to handle your chocolate for this one... trust me I've tasted it!

You can find out all about it here just after 16:00.

Police warning about thefts

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Parents to cycle 55 miles

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

As a way of thanking the hospital for saving their son from brain damage, Toby and Rachel will be cycling 55 miles from Uppingham to Leicester via Oundle on Saturday.

Thirty people will be joining them - and the money they raise will be used to fund more lifesaving equipment for babies that need intensive care after birth.   

Baby Sebastian
BBC

Baby saved by cooling treatment

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is baby Sebastian with his parents Toby Makhzangi and Rachel Vicary.

When he was born at Leicester General Hospital he was unconscious and suffering from a lack of oxygen.

Toby Makhzangi and Rachel Vicary with Sebastian
BBC

Sebastian was saved from brain injury by having a special cooling treatment that dropped his core temperature by a few degrees.

Now his parents want to help other families who find themselves in this situation.

Leicestershire men accused of 'prohibited weapon' offences

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Three men from Leicestershire have been charged with selling or transferring a prohibited weapon and selling or transferring ammunition.

Other men from Luton were also charged in the joint operation with Bedfordshire Police.

Tavian Simpson, 28, from Redpath Close in Leicester, Inderpaul Rura, 48, from Bradgate Hill in Groby and Jatinder Singh, 36, from Gifford Close in Leicester appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

They'll be at Leicester Crown Court on 30 June.

Rutland beach to Sahara desert

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Ohhh I get it - the sand!

Temperature might be a bit warmer though...

View more on twitter

Brothers prepare for desert trek

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

From rowing around Leicestershire to trekking through the Sahara Desert...

Brothers Nick and Simon Ralphs from Skeffington are planning a nine day trek across the desert for charity.

Nick and Simon Ralphs
BBC

They don't go until November but they've started training over at Rutland Water... not really similar conditions.

It looks like they've got the important things ready though - a bucket and spade!

Reward could help police with missing person investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“This is a long standing reward offered by Leicestershire Police for any information which leads to Malgorzata’s whereabouts. It’s a substantial reward - do you have a little piece of information worth £10,000? Do you know what happened to Malgorzata? We want to hear from you. You might not think what you know is helpful, but it might prove to be the vital piece of information in the investigation.”

Detective Superintendent Andy LeeLeicestershire Police

Reward for information on missing woman

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Earlier this week was the 10-year anniversary of Malgorzata Wnuczek's disappearance. The Polish woman had been living in Leicester when she went missing. 

She had a three-year-old daughter who is now a teenager.

Malgorzata Wnuczek
Leicestershire Police

Police are now reminding everyone that there's still a £10,000 reward available.

Rowers reach next milestone

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I've had an update from Jeff Hartop - the rowers have now gone through Saddington tunnel...

Rowers under Saddington tunnel
Jeff Harto

Now off to Kilby Bridge.

Foxes sign new keeper

BBC Sport

Leicester City have signed Hanover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler for an undisclosed fee.

He was in the Manchester United academy in 2005, where he played alongside current City players Danny Drinkwater, Matty James, Danny Simpson and Ritchie De Laet.

Ron-Robert Zieler
Getty Images

The 27-year-old has joined on a four-year deal.

Swans challenge charity rowers

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It's not just the rowing that's been a challenge for the men but the wildlife.

They've called their boat Swan Song but the swans have been attacking it!

Rowers setting off this morning
Jeff Hartop

Jeff Hartop is on a different boat following the the rowers. He says: "The trip's going well. We've been able to keep right on schedule even though the boat has been taking on a lot of water.

"It's only a little rowing boat with four hefty blokes in there."

Roman artefacts found in 'good condition'

Leicester Mercury

Archaeologists have unearthed more of Leicester's hidden history during a dig at the Jewry Wall Museum.

Men rowing around Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's a group of men hoping to make it to the festival tomorrow after rowing around the county for nine days.

The five members of the Tie Club in Thurmaston are taking part in the 150-mile challenge for charity.

Rowers
Jeff Hartop

They've just gone through Foxton Locks and are heading towards Saddington.

Riverside Festival this weekend

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The summer weather may be struggling to arrive in Leicester but that won't stop festival season from getting underway.

The Riverside Festival is happening in the city this weekend with things to do in Castle Gardens, Bede Park, Mile Straight & Western Boulevard.

Thousands of people usually go to the festival.

Huth tough to tackle

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Richard says he's not sure why, but he struggled the most with Robert Huth's face...

Graffiti painting of Robert Huth
BBC

Leicestershire to start one-day Cup campaign

BBC Leicester Sport

It's a busy weekend for Leicestershire cricket.

The Foxes face a triple header of one-day action starting tonight with a T20 Blast match against Derbyshire Falcons.

Leicestershire Foxes
Getty Images

They'll then play two matches against Durham Jets - a T20 on Saturday and one-day cup game on Sunday.

Mural nearly complete

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Leicester City mural on Kate Street is looking fantastic!

Leicester City graffiti art
BBC

The artist Richard Wilson has been busy adding the faces of all the players.

He thinks he could be finished this weekend - he's got just Jamie Vardy and Andy King left to do.

Vardy back in three lions shirt

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Wasn't it was great to see Jamie Vardy playing for England again last night?

Although admittedly we didn't see much of him.

Jamie Vardy
Getty Images

I thought it was a very boring game... maybe it's just because I've gotten used to the exciting Leicester City games over the last few months.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • People of North West Leicestershire express mixed views on the "unlikely" reopening of the Ivanhoe railway line
  • Thousands of people are expected to turn out this weekend for Leicester's Riverside Festival
  • It's a busy weekend of cricket with three one-day matches starting tonight

East Midlands weather forecast

Coalville thoughts on Ivanhoe line

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So what do the people of Coalville think to the news that they won't be riding the Ivanhoe line any time soon?

Coalville
BBC

One person said: "There are buses. If it's going to cost that much I can think of other things to spend it on."

Another said: "I would find it useful because I'm registered half blind so I don't drive and I struggle getting out of Coalville."

Car rolls into Rutland field

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A woman was taken to hospital last night after rolling her car into a field in Whissendine.

All three emergency services were called to the crash on Stapleford Road.

The fire service helped to remove the woman trapped inside.

Line could become 'white elephant'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The report into the Ivanhoe railway line was paid for by the county council and North West Leicestershire District Council.

Ivanhoe railway line
BBC

Richard Blunt is the Leader of NWLDC and says: "As far as I'm concerned it's not just about the money it's actually you've got to make sure the service is fast enough so people will use it. 

"If it became a white elephant and a waste of public money everybody would say 'why the heck did you do it in the first place'."

'Unlikely' reopening of Ivanhoe line

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I'm going to be telling you a bit more this morning about the report into the potential reopening of the Ivanhoe railway line for passenger trains.

Ivanhoe railway line
BBC

Yesterday I told you a report found it would be "unlikely" the line between Leicester and Burton would reopen mainly because of the cost.