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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 19 July 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - updates will start again on Wednesday at 08:00.

Weather: Warm and muggy night

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

A fine, warm and sunny evening. It will stay dry overnight but there will be some cloud drifting in and it will be a very warm and muggy night with lows of 21C (70F).

Weather
BBC

A dry and warm start tomorrow with some sunshine. 

There will be more cloud around and there will be a few isolated thunderstorms developing into the afternoon with highs of 27C (81F).

New signings to feature at Oxford

BBC Leicester Sport

Claudio Ranieri could give debuts to his four summer signings against Oxford United this evening.

It's Leicester City's first pre-season friendly of the summer.

Ahmed Musa, Luis Hernandez, Nampalys Mendy and Ron-Robert Zieler are all set to feature at the Kassam Stadium.

Leicestershire star to captain GB rugby team

BBC Leicester Sport

Good news for Desford's Emily Scarratt (pictured) - she'll captain Great Britain's Olympic rugby sevens squad in Rio.

Emily Scarratt
Getty Images

Sapcote's Vicky Fleetwood has missed out on a place in the competition.

Travel: Traffic lights not working

BBC Travel

Three arrested after burglary

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have arrested three men in connection with burglaries in Markfield and Groby.

Some electrical items were stolen from a property in Markfield yesterday afternoon and police think it was linked to an attempted burglary in Groby earlier in the day.

Men aged 23, 25 and 27 were arrested after police stopped a vehicle seen close to the scene of the burglary in Markfield.

Travel: Breakdown near prison

BBC Travel

Giant ice cream in Harborough

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

When a "normal" ice cream just isn't enough...

Giant model ice cream
Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police has dubbed it "the biggest ice cream in Market Harborough".

I wonder how many calories...

Commentary team back together

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

It's been too long without an entertaining car trip with these boys.

Ian Stringer, Matt Elliott anf Jason Bourne
BBC

Back on the road - to Oxford we go and some pre-season action  

Blue skies at Rutland Water

Geeta Pendse

Arts reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Hello sunshine...

Rutland beach
BBC

Oxford-bound for Foxes friendly

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I bumped into BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer a moment ago as he was setting off to Oxford for the Leicester City friendly.

Ian Stringer
BBC

You can listen to the coverage on the radio or online from 19:00.

PCC backs campaign to keep heart surgery at Glenfield

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Our police and crime commissioner has made a statement about NHS plans to stop children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.

Lord Willy Bach says it would be a "serious mistake".

Children's ward at Glenfield Hospital
BBC

He says he's supporting the cross-party campaign against the NHS England decision.

Governance issues after council staff quit

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last August the union Unison said they were worried that public services could be affected after a row broke out between top managers at the council. The row led to some council staff quitting.

The new audit report suggests this has caused "significant governance issues" in things like budget monitoring and forecasting, financial compliance and payroll procedures.

One way to cool off in a heatwave

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

As someone who doesn't usually like water sports this wouldn't normally appeal to me but today I would actually consider it...

Aqua Park at Rutland Water
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

It has to be one of the best ways to cool down in Leicestershire/Rutland during a heatwave.

Your photos: River Soar in the sun

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Wow - impressive photo Sean82...

Leicester
Sean82

Our city scrubs up quite well in the sunshine don't you think?

Your photos: Lunch in the garden

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It looks like Nicola Dawson is enjoying the nice weather in Syston... can I come over?

Lunch in the garden
Nicola Dawson

Schmeichel: 'We have to do exactly the same again'

BBC Leicester Sport

Kasper Schmeichel looks ahead to next season amid speculation he's off to Everton...

Kasper Schmeichel was speaking at pre-season training in Austria

My kind of sky

Tom Brown

Sports reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Sky
BBC

Police advice about West End crime

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last month there was a spate of up to ten attacks in Leicester's West End.

At the time, Sergeant Ollie Webb from Leicestershire Police gave advice to people worried about crime.

Braunstone Gate
Google

He said: "If people are going on a night out, plan your evening. Plan to take a taxi at the end of an evening or walk home with friends.

"Use busier or well lit routes. Don't use your phone or withdraw cash unless you're with other people."

Boating in Bosworth

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Ok, now I'm jealous...

Bosworth Water Park
BBC

How have I never been to Bosworth Water Park before? This looks like a great way to enjoy a hot day.

Send me photos of what you're up to by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Is council row affecting leadership?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It's not only the weather that's "hotting up" in Oadby and Wigston - it looks a council row is reaching boiling point.

An audit report being considered tonight will look at claims that arguments between senior staff at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council are threatening the governance and finances of the authority.

Crime 'getting worse' in Braunstone Gate

One woman living in Braunstone Gate said: "It seems like this area's been getting worse recently, like the stabbing and all the muggings - it's made us quite scared.

"I wouldn't come out here at the weekend now because it just seems like when everyone's drunk that's when stuff happens."

Braunstone Gate
Google

Her partner said: "You fear to go out at night, especially when it's dark. You just don't know what's going to happen to you."

Hotting up in Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Wowzers - it's getting hot in Markfield...

Thermometer
Mackem in the Shires

Thanks to Mackem in the Shires for sending in the photo - I hope you've put your suntan lotion on.

168,000 miles - Premier League on tour

BBC Sport

Premier League teams will clock up about 168,333 miles in total during pre-season for friendlies and tours.

Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China
Getty Images

Leicester City will travel a total distance of 12,415 miles with games in Oxford, Glasgow, California and Stockholm.

Afternoon weather update

BBC Weather

A hot and sunny afternoon in store with very high UV levels and a high pollen count. 

Temperatures could reach 33C (91F).

Clough keen to keep Choudhury

BBC Leicester Sport

Burton boss Nigel Clough admits he would "love" to re-sign midfielder Hamza Choudhury on-loan from Leicester City.

Hamza Choudhury
Getty Images

Pub to be auctioned this week

Harborough Mail

The future of a village pub hangs in the balance with the deadline for a rescue bid this Thursday.

Council warns of road closure

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

From 20:00 tonight the A511 will be closed overnight in one direction between the Flying Horse roundabout at Markfield and J22 of the M1.

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Hospital in heart surgery social media campaign

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester Hospitals Trust is asking people to back their campaign to save children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital by changing their profile picture on social media...

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Fear among Braunstone Gate locals

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Some people living in the Braunstone Gate area of the city have told BBC Radio Leicester they're getting worried about a rise in crime in the neighbourhood. 

Some people said they don't feel as safe as they used to - some were even worried about leaving the house at night.

Police cordon in Braunstone Gate area
BBC

Police have recently arrested four people in relation to a suspected murder there. Another man has been bailed in connection with a spate of separate attacks.

Your photos: Sun shining over Rutland Water

BBC Weather Watchers

This stunning photo of the sun shining over Normanton in Rutland Water was uploaded by Andy's Rutland yesterday...

Normanton in Rutland Water
Andy's Rutland

Gossip: Foxes want 'big bucks' for Riyad Mahrez

BBC Sport

The Telegraph say Leicester City want more than £45m for Riyad Mahrez. 

They say the club is confident though that the 25-year-old Algeria forward will stay after the French midfielder N'Golo Kante left for Chelsea.

Riyad Mahrez
Getty Images

Four cars in crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

They fire service says there were four cars involved in the crash at J21 of the M1. The crew made the vehicles safe and moved them to the hard shoulder.

Travel: Slip road reopens

BBC Travel

Foxes friendly in Oxford

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City will play a pre-season friendly against Oxford United this evening.

Oxford United fans
Getty Images

The assistant head coach of the League One side says hosting the Premier League champions will be a "special occasion".

Police on the scene

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police are at the scene of the crash at J21...

Police on motorway
Highways England

The city council has tweeted to say traffic at the junction is solid.

Monica's fan club

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester's Monica Winfield knows how she'll be keeping cool this afternoon.

A gigantic fan...

Monica Winfield in the studio with her huge fan
BBC

Travel: Slip road closed

BBC Travel

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Temperatures are expected to soar in Leicestershire, making the county hotter than some exotic holiday destinations
  • People living in the Braunstone Gate part of Leicester are growing increasingly concerned about rising crime
  • Leicester City play their first pre-season game against Oxford United tonight