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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 11 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Amy Woodfield

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Updates on Leicestershire Local Live will continue on Tuesday at 08:00.

Weather: A dry evening with some rain overnight

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Showers continuing this afternoon but fading away this evening. It will be dry for most of the night with some clear spells but there will be a few further showers pushing in by the end of the night. 

It will be cooler and fresher than recent nights with a minimum of 10C (50F).

Weather
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Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Local MPs have congratulated Theresa May who is to replace David Cameron as prime minister
  • Four war memorials in Leicestershire are to become Grade II-listed
  • Loughborough high-jumper Isobel Pooley confirms she is out of Olympics selection due to an ankle injury

War memorials get extra protection

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Four of Leicester's war memorials have become Grade II-listed as part of a national scheme to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Seventh Day Adventist Church on University Road
Google

Historic England granted the status to memorials in Aylestone Village, Evington Village, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College and the Seventh Day Adventist Church on University Road.

Kanté thanks fans for Euro 2016 support

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City and France midfielder N'Golo Kante says it took a "beautiful" goal for Portugal to win Euro 2016 last night and he doesn't think there was much to choose between the sides.

He also tweeted this after the game...

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If you can't read French, he's thanking everyone for their support during the competition.

Sister's death keeps Pooley positive

BBC Sport

Isobel Pooley has also spoken out for the first time about the death of her sister.

She says it is the reason she is able to remain so positive after finding out her 2016 Olympic dream is over.

Isobel Pooley
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She says: "Through this loss I have learned to value every moment and every small pleasure since you never know what the next moment may hold. 

"I feel truly privileged to have the talent, attributes and support to pursue Olympic-level performance and will do everything in my power to nurture these gifts long into the future."

Council punishes nuisance neighbour

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 76-year-old woman from Castle Donington has been given an anti-social behaviour injunction (previously known as an asbo) for making her neighbour's live a misery.

The district council said the pensioner trespassed on her neighbour's property, deliberately lit thick smoky bonfires in her garden, and sprayed weed killer over the fence, damaging her neighbour's garden.

Her neighbour has also been receiving silent phone calls made from an unregistered ‘pay as you go’ mobile phone for a number of years.

Hundreds watch film about teens murder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last week more than 500 people in North West Leicestershire watched the full version of Kayleigh’s Love Story.

Text messages and an actresses face
Leicestershire Police

It's a five-minute film about how Kayleigh Haywood from Measham was groomed and murdered last year.

From this week police will start taking the film into schools to show pupils aged 14 and above.

Loughborough high jumper to miss Rio 2016

BBC Leicester Sport

Isobel Pooley has bowed out of the 2016 Rio Olympic selection process because of an ankle injury.

The Loughborough-based athlete is the British high jump record holder and a 2014 Commonwealth silver medallist.

Isobel Pooley
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She says: "I'm absolutely gutted that I won't be becoming an Olympian this time around.

"Competing at the Games is one of the highest honours in sport and it is a real blow to have to wait four years until my next opportunity. However, I'm in good company - some of the best athletes in the world have missed out on the Olympics but gone on to dominate in subsequent years."

Rain or showers?

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

The difference between rain and showers is nothing to do with duration or intensity... but you'll probably get wet!  

Rain and showers explained
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MPs tweet to congratulate Theresa May

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Other local MPs tweeted their congratulations to Theresa May who is now the lone candidate running to be prime minister.

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Leadsom decision praised by Rutland MP

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The big story in the world of politics today is that Andrea Leadsom has decided to withdraw from the Conservative Party leadership race.

Rutland MP Alan Duncan tweeted to say he thinks it was the right decision...

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Healthwatch: Shock at Glenfield decision

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“Healthwatch Leicestershire is shocked at the decision by NHS England to shut down the Children’s Heart Service Unit at Glenfield Hospital. A commissioning model that best suits the needs of the population is vital and NHS England Commissioners need to work with UHL in a co-commissioning model to join up commissioning not just for paediatric cardiac services but also that for congenital heart disease, fetal medicine, paediatric surgery and other related specialist services. We strongly oppose the decision and have concerns about the impact this could have for patients, parents and carers in Leicestershire”

Rick MooreChair of Healthwatch Leicestershire

Patients' Panel: Glenfield decision 'a bit of a mystery'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“It appears to me that the basis for closure can be questioned on several levels as UHL have asserted they are meeting the aims of the review and are only three months into the five year trajectory to full compliance. The reason for the failure therefore remains a bit of a mystery and it could mean that, if it goes ahead, closure would not improve quality or reduce variation but would negatively impact patients and family experience if they have to travel further to unfamiliar locations.”

Sally RuaneChairwoman of the Leicester Mercury Patients’ Panel

Glenfield decision angers patient groups

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Healthwatch Leicester, Healthwatch Leicestershire and the Leicester Mercury Patients’ Panel say they're supporting patients and public after the shock news last week that children's heart surgery was going to stop at Glenfield Hospital.

“Healthwatch Leicester City cannot stand by and let this happen, this stated intention from NHSE betrays the evidence of meeting all the standards set by them for the congenital heart centre, as John Adler (Chief Executive UHL) has indicated. He also said closure would mean decades of experience lost, innovation lost and knowledge lost. In terms of quality, patient satisfaction and financially this decision does not stack up.”

Karen ChouhanChair of Healthwatch Leicester City

Charity cash row: Crematorium cash sent to India

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In a statement, Bhaarat Welfare Trust says its trustees decided the Shantidham crematorium project was no longer feasible and had no prospect of completion.

Bhaarat Welfare Trust
BBC

As a result, the £96,000 raised for Shantidham was donated to charitable projects in India.

Gossip: Foxes keen on Portuguese midfielder

BBC Sport

Rumour has it Leicester City are watching the Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho.

The Sun reports the 24-year-old is also being tracked by Everton and Southampton.

William Carvalho
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Charity advised to consider legal advice

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Charities Commission, which regulates charities in England, has been informed of the crematorium cash dispute between Shantidham and the Bharaat Welfare Trust.

In a statement, it said: "The Charity Commission can only act in limited circumstances in disputes between charities.

"If the charity believes that their funds are being withheld contrary to an agreement between the parties it would be for the trustees to consider what action is required to recover the funds including seeking legal advice as appropriate."

Charity row: 'People are aggrieved'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Shantidham managed to raise nearly £100,000 but because it was yet to become a registered charity Bhaarat Welfare Trust offered to hold the money until it was needed.

No suitable location for a crematorium has been found in the last 10 years so the group that raised the money asked the charity for the cash back.

Vinod Popat
BBC

Vinod Popat from Shantidham says: "BWT refused to meet up with us or reply to our letters.

"The money belongs to the people of Leicester and Leicestershire. Yes it's a lot of money and a lot of people are aggrieved."

Row over crematorium cash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

People who donated tens of thousands of pounds to help build a crematorium in Leicester say they want their money back.

Shantidham poster
BBC

Back in the early 2000s a community group called Shantidham in Belgrave raised money to build Leicester's first ever dedicated crematorium for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. 

A charity called the Bhaarat Welfare Trust offered to look after the cash for them but is now being accused of refusing to give the money back.

Cricket: Jones reprimanded for Worcestershire game

Chris Ellis

BBC News Online

Leicestershire’s Richard Jones has been reprimanded by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s Cricket Discipline Commission.

Richard Jones
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Jones was reported for a Level One breach (abuse of cricket ground, equipment or fixtures/fittings) of ECB directives during last week’s Championship game with Worcestershire.

The penalty will remain on his record for a period of two years.

Local support for post office plan

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So what do the people of Market Bosworth think about plans to open a post office in the parish hall?

Parish hall plaque
BBC

One person told BBC Radio Leicester: "I used to come here years ago and use it so I think it would be a great asset to the community."

At the moment she has to give parcels to her daughter to post or travel the four miles to Newbold Verdon.

Travel: Lane still closed on M1

BBC Travel

Murder suspects in court tomorrow

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two 21-year-old men charged with murdering Brendon Mason are scheduled to appear at Leicester Crown Court tomorrow.

The court will decide whether or not Joshua Hack and Keith Lowe should be released on bail.

Post Office 'open to ideas'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is the town's only postal service left now... not really big enough for parcels.

Post box in Market Bosworth
BBC

The Post Office says: "When working to restore a service, we always seek to provide a service tailored to local circumstances and reflecting actual customer demand locally. 

"In this area of Market Bosworth therefore we are planning to introduce a Post Office local service. We have visited local businesses that may be interested in offering a Post Office local service to the community but unfortunately to date we have received no formal applications.

"We would welcome suggestions that may help us to restore a service."

Potential new home for post office

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

They want the new post office to open here at St Peter's Church Parish Hall...

Local's outside Parish Hall
BBC

Cannon David Jennings is one of those heading the campaign. He says: "Our plan is to try to open a post office within the Parish Hall and for that to provide the service for the community.

"There are problems of course - there are problems with economics, there are problems of sustainability - but most importantly we are looking for community support so when we go back to the post office and say 'this is our plan' they will agree to it."

Travel: Lane blocked on M1

BBC Travel

M6 smart motorway to cause years of delays

Hinckley Times

Drivers face two years of delays on one of the main routes in the Midlands during a £234 million project to cut congestion.  

Travel: M1 accident

BBC Travel

A multi-vehicle crash has closed two lanes of the M1 southbound between junctions 24 and 23A.

Former post office now a wedding dress shop

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The post office used to be on Main Street in Market Bosworth in a building that has now become a bridal shop.

Its old post box - which you can see on the wall - has been blocked up.

Former post office in Market Bosworth
BBC

It closed on 31 October last year after the postmaster resigned.

'Thousands' hit by burst water pipe

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you woke up in Melton Mowbray or Loughborough this morning and had trouble with your water supply this is why...

Not quite the shower you were hoping for I'm sure.

Severn Trent says it is working to fix the burst water main.

Residents hope to bring post office back

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

People in Market Bosworth are meeting tonight to talk about bringing a post office back into the town.

The old one closed in October - locals say it was an "absolute blow" to them.

Hospital boss asks NHS decision-makers to 'explain themselves'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The chief executive of the trust in charge of Glenfield Hospital is one of those travelling to London this morning to meet with MPs, NHS bosses and the health secretary.

Inside Glenfield Hospital
BBC

John Adler says: "When we meet we will be asking health bosses to explain why they've come to this decision and we will be leaving them in no doubt that this is a decision we think is wrong and that we intend to fight."

Park death: Pair charged with murder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Over the weekend, two men were charged with the murder of Brendon Mason, who was found with fatal injuries in Leicester's Abbey Park last week.

Police cordon in Abbey Park
BBC

The 21-year-old's also appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

I'm hoping to find out later today when their next court appearance is.

MPs to discuss saving heart surgery at Glenfield

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

More this morning on the news about heart surgery stopping at Glenfield Hospital- I think we're going to be talking about this a lot over the next few months.

Glenfield Hospital
BBC

MPs from across Leicester and Leicestershire are meeting with health bosses and doctors at the House of Commons later to discuss how they can go about saving the service.

Travel: Delay on M69

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the M69 southbound between M1 J21 and J2 (Burbage) because of a broken down lorry.

Fountain as water main bursts

Hayley Compton

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Here's the scene on Station Road in Nottingham where a water main has burst.

It's sending jets of water high into the sky.

Burst water main
BBC

It's affecting supplies in the Loughborough and Melton area - Severn Trent engineers are working to get it fixed.

'Thousands' affected by burst water main

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Severn Trent has apologised for the burst water main in Plumtree.

Sarah O'Kane from the company said it could be affecting a few thousand people.

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Google

She said they're trying to turn valves to get people's water supply back on as "an absolute priority".

They're also bringing in tankers filled with water and injecting it into the pipes.

Cosgrove signs new deal

BBC Leicester Sport

In more cricket news - captain Mark Cosgrove has signed a new two-year contract with Leicestershire.

Mark Cosgrove
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