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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 24 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live for this week- updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.  

Weather: Rain around but a mainly dry night

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Showers on and off this afternoon and into the early evening. 

Some of the showers will be fairly heavy too. They will ease off later in the evening leaving a dry night with clear spells. 

The winds will stay light but it will be a little cooler and fresher with a minimum temperature of 10C (50F).

Nurse 'deleted mobile call record'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

They jury heard claims that 38-year-old George had been on her phone at the time of the crash.

Her mobile was examined and showed she had deleted her call record.

She'll be sentenced on 15 July.

Nurse guilty of causing M1 death

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In non-EU Referendum news, a woman has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving in a crash on the M1 in Leicestershire.

M1 crash
BBC

Christy George is a nurse from Nottingham and in November last year she was involved in a crash that killed one person and seriously injured another.

She was also found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.

Business owners call for 'clarity'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's been a post-Brexit business meeting in Nottingham today for companies across the East Midlands.

The local Chamber of Commerce says bosses told them they are now preparing for growth outside of the EU but they need more clarity on how the UK will go about leaving the EU.

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Chris Hobson from the East Midlands Chamber says: “Businesses thrive on certainty and we now need our political leaders to conclude the UK’s exit from the EU in a measured, timely and efficient way." 

EU Referendum: 'A pretty deep shock'

Leicester residents Lexi Colfox and Karen Manville explain what it means to them...

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Brexit win for Johnson 'complete opportunism'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Hinckley councillor and former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate tweets...

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'Shocking result for the nation,' city university boss says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Professor Paul Boyde, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, has criticised the leave vote. 

He said: "This is a shocking result for the nation and its universities and a dark day for UK science."  

Morgan hints at leadership bid

Christian Hill

BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

The Education Secretary and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has refused to say whether she will stand for leadership of the Conservative Party following the resignation of David Cameron. 

Nicky Morgan
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Speaking to the BBC this lunchtime, Ms Morgan was asked whether she'd taken soundings from within her party on whether she could stand for the position. 

She said "it's too soon," but added that it would be "good to have a woman in the final two" in any future Tory leadership election race.

'Boggled' by Brexit decision

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This young voter says she's angry with the way the EU Referendum turned out...

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Political reporter 'out in the field'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I hope Tim's packed his wellies...

BBC reporter heads down the farm

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester political reporter Tim Parker has swapped the region's counting halls for a breath of fresh air. 

Farm sign
BBC

He's out and about finding out what the county's farming community make of the Leave vote. 

Water problems in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Voting to leave certainly hasn't put an end to all domestic issues...

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Duncan: Brexit 'comes at a cost'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a little bit more from that BBC Radio Leicester interview with the Rutland and Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan.

Alan Duncan
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"The people have spoken and that is that but I haven't changed my mind that this is going to come at a serious economic cost" he said. 

"It is going to create a lot of political and economical turmoil."  

Tory grandee warns of 'daunting period'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Rutland and Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has said there are difficult times ahead as the country negotiates exiting the European Union. 

Sir Alan Duncan
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He said: "We are going to need a process of negotiation for which our civil service is not fully equipped.

"They've never done anything like this so it is daunting." 

Weather: Showers possible later

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter

Variable, in places, large amounts of cloud this afternoon with scattered showers slowly spreading in from the west.

BBC weather map
BBC

Some are likely to be heavy with the odd rumble of thunder possible. 

Winds remaining light from the south west with top temperatures of 21C (70F). 

Weather forecast coming up

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Let's sidestep the politics just for a moment as Kay Crewdson brings you the all important afternoon weather forecast. 

Referendum or no referendum you still have washing to hang out. 

India concerned about UK trade

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've been speaking to the chairman of the National Asian Business Association about how Brexit could impact trading with India.

Uday Dholakia is from Leicester but is over in Delhi at the moment.

Indian men next to large screen showing news of Britain's vote to exit the European Union in Mumbai
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He says:"The concerns Indians have is the stock market volatility, the pound and possible restrictions that may be enforced on them in terms of trading with the UK.

"Whoever takes charge at Number 10 must go on the front foot and practically roll out the confidence in the new scheme."

Morgan: Working with PM has been 'a privilege'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Education Secretary and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan tweets...

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Loughborough MP heading for number 10?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In an interview with the Loughborough Echo, Nicky Morgan has said she would "seriously consider" running to become the next Prime Minister. 

Bridgen: Economic instability will be sorted 'very, very quickly'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There has of course been lots of speculation about whether Britain will fall back into recession following the leave vote. 

Trading floor
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But Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen believes we don't need to worry about the economy. 

"Markets will sort themselves out and all the risk will be priced in very, very quickly," he said. 

"We will still do business with our European allies and the rest of the world.

"People will go to work today, and go to work tomorrow and the economy will continue."

Churches open following EU vote

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Feel you're in need of a bit of divine intervention...? 

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East Midlands compared to rest of UK

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's how we voted compared with the rest of the country...

Table showing how the East Midlands compares in EU vote
BBC

Second highest in favour of LEAVE.

Your comments: Region votes for Brexit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There's still plenty of chatter over on the BBC Leicester Facebook page about the leave vote. 

Karen Gent writes: "Looks like sanity won in the end!"

Council leader thinks Cameron has 'done the honourable thing'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"We need to respect the referendum result. It is important that everyone pulls together, whether they are politicians or in the community. I will do all I can to make sure that constitutional and other changes reflect the interests of the people of Leicestershire. I have had the pleasure of meeting the Prime Minister and think he has done a good job for the country, not least in giving people the chance to vote in the referendum. I think he has done the honourable thing in making clear his position now."

Nick RushtonLeicestershire County Council leader

Vaz: 'People voted emotionally'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester MP Keith Vaz gives his reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU...

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Helmer: Vote has 'saved Britain'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands MEP Roger Helmer is understandably delighted...

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Your photos: June across Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I think we could all do with a momentary break from all the politics. 

Shire horse in a field
Cunden

So here's a nice picture of a horse grazing in Leicester. 

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Cunden for taking it. 

'Angry' local Labour councillors

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

County and Charnwood Borough councillor tweets...

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Leicester MP to be next Tory leader?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Bizarrely, one firm has got Liz Kendall down at 100/1. 

Liz Kendall
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I thought she played for the reds?

Bridgen: Gove could be 'kingmaker'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen says there could be up to 10 candidates who now put themselves forward for the leadership of the Conservative Party. 

"Michael Gove has impressed, I don't know whether he has leadership ambitions though. 

"He could be a kingmaker though. Chris Grayling has also been very, very good." 

MP hoping for best Brexit deal

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

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The Leicester MP said earlier: "To my constituents: I'll do my utmost to serve you in difficult times"

Vaz: There's no need to oust Corbyn

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz has told BBC Radio Leicester he "doesn't think there should be a leadership contest" in the Labour Party. 

Keith Vaz
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There's speculation Jeremy Corbyn might be forced to resign. 

Netball coach reacts to Brexit vote

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Loughborough Lightning head coach tweets...

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Keeping the German sausage

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Lloyd says he won't stop selling German Bockwurst and French bread now that we're out the EU though...

Food van in Hinckley
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Hinckley trader 'nervous' about EU vote

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The owner of this small food van in Hinckley says he voted to leave the EU and today he feels nervous.

Lloyd says he feels like he's "caused trouble".

Hinckley food van
BBC

He stands by his vote though and believes as a father he made the right decision:"I think if we all pull together we've got nothing to worry about at all".

Your comments: Region votes for Brexit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

You've been having your say on the EU Referendum result on the BBC Leicester Facebook page. 

Judith Taylor writes: "If we had voted to stay in I have no doubt we would have had to change our coinage to the Euro and have a closer union to Europe. 

"The more countries that joined the less say we would have had in what happened." 

MP looks to the future

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

South Leicester MP tries to reassure us about our political future...

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