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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 9 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Friday

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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. 

Weather: Rain possible this evening and overnight

Kay Crewdson

BBC Weather

A mostly dry and fine end to the day, however the odd isolated shower is possible. 

BBC Weather map
BBC

Cloud increasing from the west through the evening and overnight with showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times especially further north.  

Muggy with temperatures between 11C (52F) and 15C (59F), light southerly breeze.

Your photos: June across Rutland

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Andy's Rutland for this picture from his garden. 

Garden
Andy's Rutland

Good weather for gardening at the moment. 

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

Kayleigh Haywood trial: Murdered girl 'fled house half-naked'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Kayleigh Haywood was seen fleeing a house half-naked before a man chased, raped and murdered her, a court heard.

Stephen Beadman and Luke Harlow
BBC

Stephen Beadman, 29, (pictured left) of George Avenue, Ibstock, admitted raping and murdering the teenager at a hearing in April.

He and Luke Harlow, 27, also of George Avenue, are on trial at Nottingham Crown Court after both denied a charge of false imprisonment.

Harlow had also previously pleaded guilty to sexual grooming and two counts of sexual activity with a child.

PCC 'won't comment' on any Janner allegations

Jeremy Ball

BBC East Midlands Today social affairs correspondent

Former Leicestershire PCC Clive Loader, was very angry about the initial decision not to prosecute Lord Janner.

Lord Willy Bach
BBC

But now Willy Bach says he's made a decision that it's not appropriate to make any comment about the allegations, or the Goddard Inquiry. 

It is because he knew Greville Janner for many years and was treasurer in his Leicester constituency. 

They also served together in the House of Lords and on Leicester City Council.

Money 'will allow abused to be heard'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The leader of Leicestershire County Council, Nick Rushton, has been speaking about the money that has been committed to the Goddard Inquiry. 

"The abuse of children is totally unacceptable and it is vital that the voices of people who were abused are heard," he said. 

"We remain fully committed to co-operating with the inquiry to ensure that events are fully investigated and any lessons learned."

Millions to be spent on sex abuse inquiry

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire County Council is setting aside £2m to support the Goddard Inquiry into child sex abuse. 

Lord Janner
PA

The council is one of a number of organisations required by law to contribute to the inquiry’s first investigation which is looking into allegations against former Leicester MP Greville Janner.

New signing to make debut tomorrow night?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, new signing Cameron Delport is in the Leicestershire squad for tomorrow night's T20 against Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford. 

Cameron Delport
Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Whether he gets out to the middle or not is another question altogether - the forecast for Manchester tomorrow is dire.

Campers arriving in Leicestershire ahead of festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The calm before the storm at Download Festival 2016. 

Download field
Den Glanzig

The music gets under way tomorrow with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden performing over the weekend. 

Park and ride enjoying success across region

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Figures show more and more people are using the city and county's park and ride services.

Birstall park and ride sign
Google

Figures show overall passenger numbers are up by 6.6% at Birstall, Enderby and Meynell's Gorse. 

County rower selected for Olympics

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Start packing your case and check your passport is up to date. 

Jonny Walton
BBC

Leicestershire's Jonny Walton has been selected to compete in the Men's Double Rowing for Team GB at Rio 2016.   

Happy birthday Bruno N'Gotty

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Happy birthday to former Leicester City defender Bruno N'Gotty. 

Bruno N'Gotty
Getty Images

He turns 45 today - have you remembered to send a card? 

BBC presenter 'masters' potter's wheel

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester's Jonathan Lampon has been trying his hand at pottery. 

Jonathan Lampon and a piece of pottery
BBC

As that bowl looks so good, I'll have a set of four dinner plates if you've got a few minutes Jonathan...

Your photos: June across Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Not a cloud in the sky...

blue skies above Leicester
john-c

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher john-c in Leicester for the pic. 

Elton John set to (crocodile) 'rock' Grace Road

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire CCC tweets...

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Olympian opens leisure centre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is Sharron Davies at the opening of the new Hinckley Leisure Centre with pupils from St. Mary's School. 

Sharron Davies and kids
Jim Tomlinson

Not every day you get to meet an Olympic silver medallist, kids. 

Must make a pleasant change from maths too...

Musical weekend across Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I suspect Elton at Grace Road may be a touch quieter than Black Sabbath on Saturday night...

County preparing for Download Festival

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This is the scene at the Co-op in Castle Donington as revelers get ready for Download Festival this weekend. 

Co op in Castle Donington
David Rudge

Looks like it is going to be a nice quiet, peaceful and sedate weekend...

Elton John preparations continue in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Not long to go folks...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Two men  have gone on trial at Nottingham Crown Court charged with the false imprisonment of Kayleigh Haywood
  • Thousands of campers are continuing to arrive in Castle Donington for Download Festival this weekend 
  • Cricket: Leicestershire sign Cameron Delport for the T20 Blast 

Weather: Dry, warm and sunny afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Plenty of sunshine around throughout this afternoon although some cloud is likely to build later. 

BBC weather map
BBC

Staying dry with highs of 22C (72F). 

Prison staff 'are fearful of being dismissed'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Prison Officers' Association says working conditions for its staff in jails like Leicester aren't acceptable. 

Prison
BBC

"The service has become more violent and as a result, the working environment has deteriorated," a spokesman said. 

"The changes to working arrangements has resulted in a return to the long-hours culture which only makes staff more tired and vulnerable to stress-related illnesses. Staff are fearful of reporting stress symptoms for the fear of being dismissed."

'Wellbeing of our staff is top priority,' prison service says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what the Prison Service has had to say about these figures: 

Dedicated prison staff work in an extremely challenging environment in which, on a daily basis, they face unique circumstances unlike others in the public sector. We are investing £1.3bn to transform the prison estate over the next five years to better support rehabilitation and tackle bullying, violence and drugs. The safety, welfare and wellbeing of our staff is a top priority and we will always ensure prisons have enough staff to run safely and securely."

SpokespersonPrison Service

Kayleigh Haywood: Pair go on trial

Mike O'Sullivan

BBC East Midlands Today reporter at Nottingham Crown Court

A man who admitted the rape and murder of the Leicestershire schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood has gone on trial to deny falsely imprisoning her.     

Kayleigh Haywood
Family issue

The jury at Nottingham Crown Court was told Stephen Beadman, 29, of George Avenue in Ibstock, had admitted the rape and murder charges at a earlier hearing. 

A second man, Luke Harlow, 27, also of George Avenue, Ibstock, earlier admitted sexual grooming and two counts of sexual activity with the teenager and also denies the false imprisonment of Kayleigh.  

The court heard he groomed Kayleigh online and she secretly agreed to meet him at his house. 

The prosecution told the court Kayleigh was "taken by Mr Beadman off into the night where she was raped and murdered by him." 

The case continues.

Prop misses out on England place

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

England's head coach Eddie Jones has been commenting on his decision to leave out Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge for Saturday's test against Australia. 

Ellis Genge
Getty Images

Jones said: "As always selection was tight and naturally players are disappointed, but we've gone with a 23 that has a good mix of experience and youth."  

Kayleigh Haywood trial begins in Nottingham

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Midlands Correspondent tweets...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Leicester Prison is criticised by a charity for having one of the highest rates of stress-related illness among staff
  • Giving police greater powers to stop young people from gathering in Countesthorpe has been backed by the region's police and crime commissioner
  • Cricket: South African Rilee Roussouw could miss his spell at Grace Road after injuring his shoulder against Australia

Davies 'excited' to open leisure centre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Who doesn't love a good ribbon cutting ceremony...? 

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Olympian to open leisure centre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sharron Davies - remember her? 

Sharron Davies
Getty Images

The Olympic silver medallist is going to be opening Hinckley's £15m leisure centre. 

Your photos: June across Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher juniper for sending in this rather nice looking pic from Ashby de la Zouch. 

Plant
juniper

Tigers players named in England team

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester Tigers duo Ben Youngs and Dan Cole have been named in the England XV to face Australia in Brisbane on Saturday morning (11:00). 

Dan Cole
Getty Images

Unfortunately though there is no place for Ellis Genge in the match day 23. 

Prison officers have 'stressful' careers, charity says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Frances Crook, chief executive of The Howard League for Penal Reform, believes it's no surprise that staff at Leicester are stressed. 

Leicester Prison
BBC

"If you are a prison officer and you have to cut someone down who is hanging - imagine how stressful that is," she said. 

"Prison officers save lives - they cut people down and save lives."

McDonald: Delport signing 'another useful option'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what Leicestershire boss Andrew McDonald has had to say about the signing of Cameron Delport. 

Cameron Delport
Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images

"Cameron has experience in most of the world’s top T20 competitions and his knowledge and skill will be valuable assets for us," McDonald said. 

"Cameron will give us another useful option in our batting roster and is also a good person who will contribute greatly to the changing room."

Prison staff 'among most stressed in the country'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

New figures show staff at Leicester Prison have among the highest rates of stress-related illness in the country.

Leicester Prison
BBC

The Howard League for Penal Reform is warning the figures show the service is in crisis.

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • New figures show staff at Leicester Prison have among the highest rates of stress-related illness in the country
  • The police say they're making efforts to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour in Countesthorpe 
  • Leicestershire sign Cameron Delport for the T20 Blast competition  

Watch: Weather forecast for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Another warm one or is it cooling down? Charlie Slater has your East Midlands weather forecast...

Injury may curtail South African's involvement at Foxes

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Unfortunately though it looks as if South African Rilee Roussouw won't be coming to Grace Road, according to BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae. 

Rilee Roussouw and Morne Morkel
AFP/Getty Images

Rossouw (pictured centre) had been expected to replace Umar Akmal for the T20 Blast, but he injured his shoulder in Tuesday's tri-series win against Australia at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Foxes bolster T20 side

Calum McKenzie

BBC Sport

Leicestershire sign South African Cameron Delport for this summer's T20 Blast. 

Cameron Delport
Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

The 27-year-old qualifies as a non-overseas player through his English grandparents.