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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 12 July 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 ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Weather: Mainly fine night ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy for the rest of today with scattered showers and occasional hints of brightness. Highs of 17C (63F).

BBC weather grid
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Ex-Loughborough student 'feeling Federer effect'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It has been quite a month for former Loughborough University student Marcus Willis. 

Roger Federer and Marcus Willis
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Fresh from tackling Roger Federer on Centre Court, places at his summer tennis camp have completely sold out. 

"If you'd told me that before this all happened I would have bitten your hand off," he said. 

City residents get chance to grill the mayor

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Democracy in action folks...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

Vaz: Corbyn doing a 'very good job'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's not just the Conservative Party who've got some sorting out to do - I think it's fair to say Labour have got a few issues to work through.

Keith Vaz
BBC

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz says he's focussed on getting behind leader Jeremy Corbyn. 

Mr Vaz said: "We have now got a new prime minister coming in tomorrow - I think that will concentrate everyone's minds. 

"Jeremy Corbyn is the elected leader of the Labour Party. I saw him yesterday, he was doing a very good job yesterday."

Is May planning to banish Morgan?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg is predicting that Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan may be moved out of the cabinet by Theresa May. 

Nicky Morgan
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She adds that her prediction may prove to be wrong - but if you'd like to read her thoughts in full, then you can do by clicking here. 

City players caught in the rain at Austria camp

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City's player liaison officer tweets...

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Foxes out to keep 'old boys' quiet

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Tonight's T20 between Leicestershire and Notts will of course see the Foxes reunited with former players Greg Smith and Harry Gurney. 

Greg Smith and Harry Gurney
Getty Images

Let's hope they don't enjoy their return to Grace Road too much...

Speeding Duke: List of driving offences

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is a breakdown of the speeding offences that has seen the Duke of Rutland banned from driving: 

  • Driving at 59mph in a 50mph near Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, in November
  • Driving at 61mph in a 50mph stretch of the A1 between Scotch Corner and Barton in North Yorkshire in September
  • Driving at 73mph in a 50mph near Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, in March
  • Driving at 37mph in a 30mph on the A61 near Chesterfield in June last year

Boundary changes could become clear in September

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The organisation with the responsibility for setting the constituency boundaries on which MPs will fight the next election says it will publish its initial proposals for future changes on 13 September.

Polling station
PA

Why is this important I hear you ask? 

Although no-one knows the exact changes there have been previous proposals that suggested the North West Leicestershire and South Leicestershire constituencies could dramatically alter. 

Graduation begins at Loughborough Uni

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Hands up if you'd like to be mingling at the Loughborough Uni graduation right now...

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Men appear in court over boating lake murder

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two men have appeared before magistrates after being charged with the murder of a man in Leicester last week. 

Brendon Mason
Leicestershire Police

Brendon Mason, 23, was found in Abbey Park last Tuesday, and died in hospital. 

Joshua Hack, 21, and Keith Lowe, 21, both from Leicester have been remanded in custody. They're due before crown court in August. 

Multimillionaire noble accepts speeding fate

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Unsurprisingly, the duke, whose personal fortune is believed to be £140m, did not put forward "an argument of exceptional hardship" during the case. 

"The court may consider that with the title he has and the property he resides in the defendant is of considerable means," his representative told the court.

Schmeichel put through his paces

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

City's pre-season continues in Austria...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • The Duke of Rutland is banned from driving after amassing 24 points on his licence
  • Residents in Whitwick criticise the county council's response to June's floods 
  • Cricket: Leicestershire are looking to claim local bragging rights in tonight's T20 Blast match against Notts Outlaws 

Cause of flooding should become clearer soon, council says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

In a statement, Leicestershire County Council said Mr and Mrs Lee and other flood victims will receive a letter this week, including a flood incident form, to help them understand what caused the flooding. 

It added it is holding a meeting with the Environment Agency tomorrow and hopes to produce a full report by the end of September.

Concerns over council's flood response

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Almost a month on from the floods, some residents are still waiting for help from the county council after their properties were affected. 

Brook and culvert in Whitwick
BBC

Helen and Nick Lee's house in Whitwick was flooded as both a nearby brook and culvert overflowed. 

Despite asking for some support straight away to try to stop it happening again, the couple say they've yet to have any response from Leicestershire County Council.

Weather: Showers around this afternoon

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A wet afternoon with heavy, possibly thundery showers moving south eastwards. 

A few brighter intervals will develop. The wind will also remain light from the north west with highs of 19C (66F). 

Duke 'did not respond' to speeding tickets

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Duke of Rutland was caught speeding on the A1 between Barton and Scotch Corner, twice in Nottinghamshire and once near Chesterfield. 

Speed camera
BBC

When the father-of-five did not respond to fixed penalty notices, the case was listed for trial until solicitors for the duke indicated he would plead guilty to all the offences.

Belvoir Castle noble handed driving ban

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The duke has been ordered to pay a £3,025 fine for the offences and has been banned from driving for a year. 

Magistrate Julia Svennevig gave him 15 points - meaning he now has 24 on his licence. 

Aristocrat handed driving ban

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Duke of Rutland has been banned from driving for a number of speeding offences. 

Belvoir Castle
BBC

The noble, whose name was given in court as David Charles Rutland and address as Belvoir Castle (pictured) had been driving a Land Rover Discovery at the time of the offences between March and November 2015.

Gossip: Full-back heading to Black Cats?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has emerged as a "shock" target for Sunderland, according to John Cross in the Daily Mirror. 

Danny Simpson
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The paper is quoting a figure of £4m. 

Argar: Post Office 'don't know what works for Rothley'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Charnwood MP Ed Argar is supporting the campaign to keep Rothley post office open where it is.

"My worry is that what the Post Office is trying to do is have a neat structure for them, but throw aside what we know works for Rothley," Mr Argar told BBC Radio Leicester.      

Tigers winger celebrates birthday

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Candles and cake at the ready...

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Rothley post office consultation to run until August

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is the consultation note that has been stuck up in Rothley that outlines what is on offer and what will happen next. 

Post Office consultation notice
BBC

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Charnwood's MP Ed Argar backs a campaign to keep Rothley post office open
  • Some of the region's MPs are linked with top jobs in Theresa May's first cabinet 
  • Leicestershire boss Andrew McDonald wants his side to play "a fearless brand" of T20 cricket against Notts Outlaws tonight 

Pooley: I'll still travel to Rio

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Isobel Pooley has also used her column to talk about what she'll be doing now she isn't going to be competing at Rio 2016. 

Isobel Pooley
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"I'm planning to travel out to Rio in August to watch the athletics with my parents and younger sister," she wrote on the BBC Sport website.  

"They'd already bought travel, tickets and accommodation and I've known throughout this process that I would be welcome to join them if my season didn't go as planned." 

Pooley modelled Team GB kit

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Almost to prove how close she came - Isobel was used as a model for the Team GB kit launch earlier this month...

Isobel Pooley
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High jumper ruled out of Olympics

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Loughborough-based high jumper Isobel Pooley won't be going to Rio 2016 because of an ankle injury. 

Isobel Pooley
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"During pivotal discussions with my coach and the team doctor I concluded that the risks involved with pushing my body to compete again this year were unacceptable," she wrote on the BBC Sport website.

Graduations beginning at Loughborough Uni

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The scrolls of parchment are being rolled as we speak...

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Post office move 'would extend opening hours'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Campaigners say they have already leafleted around 2,000 homes in the area urging villagers to respond to the consultation. 

Post Office sign
PA

Post Office says the move would extend opening hours, but those trying to keep it in its current location say that wouldn't be necessary. 

Fight to save Rothley's post office

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Campaigners in Rothley have asked their local MP to support them as they try to stop plans to move the local post office.

Rothley post office
Google

Post Office wants to relocate the existing branch into a local newsagents.

Kante linked with Chelsea move amid China interest

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Does this constitute a "transfer saga" yet? 

Gossip: Foxes midfielder heading south?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Chelsea are set to bid for City midfielder N'Golo Kante, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph. 

N'Golo Kante
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The paper reports though that there is also interest in the player from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG - who have already bid £35m.

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Rutland and Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan says Theresa May was the "obvious and best" option for PM 
  • Campaigners in Rothley have asked their local MP to support them as they try to stop plans to move the post office
  • Ex-Leicester boss Nigel Worthington is backing the Foxes to have another successful season 

Duncan: Theresa May the 'obvious and best' PM

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sir Alan Duncan, who was one of Theresa May's backers during the shortened campaign, has been highlighting her abilities to lead the country.

Theresa May and Sir Alan Duncan embrace
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"What we need is a prime minister who is competent in all respects and I think she is," he told BBC Radio Leicester. 

"She was the obvious and best option."

Struggling Foxes host local rivals Notts Outlaws

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Local bragging rights are up for grabs tonight as Leicestershire Foxes take on Notts Outlaws at Grace Road in the T20 Blast. 

Leicestershire Foxes
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The Foxes are still without the O'Brien brothers for the game - Kevin is away on international duty with Ireland, whilst Niall is still out with a calf injury.