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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 5 August 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: Dry and warm tomorrow

Kay Crewdson

BBC East Midlands Today weather presenter

Dry through the evening and overnight with variable amounts and clear spells. 

Temperatures similar to last night, around 13C (55F).

Weather
BBC

A dry day on the cards tomorrow with variable cloud and sunny spells. Highs of 23C (73F).

Vaz: Goddard needs to help successor

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Keith Vaz
Getty Images

"The sheer volume of it must be very overwhelming and therefore I think we need to hear from her. I don't think it is enough to resign and then to leave. I think we in parliament will want to share some of those thoughts with her because it's going to be vital for her successor as chair of the inquiry."

Keith VazLeicester East MP and Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee

MPs want answers from Goddard

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you've been keeping up with the national news today you'll probably have heard about Dame Lowell Goddard resigning as the chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child abuse.

Dame Lowell Goddard
AP

MPs have called for an explanation about why she's quit, including the Leicester East MP and chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz.

Banner to commemorate Leicester's 'beautiful grove'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

These new banners are going to be making an appearance in the Belgrave area of Leicester to commemorate its 900-year heritage...

Banner
Leicester City Council

A little bit of history for you - Belgrave means "beautiful grove" and it was first mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086.

The 'honour' of Wembley

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Ranieri will certainly select his strongest starting 11 for the clash with Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday - he laughed off the suggestion it was a friendly match. 

Remember this is the Italian's first time managing at the home of football, quite a surprise in itself given his experience. 

Wembley
Getty Images

The Foxes are going to have a real go at winning the Community Shield, which is an honour in my view. 

It's Wembley - the stadium everybody in the world wants to go to.

Bridge repairs this weekend

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

East Midlands trains have just tweeted this about some changes to it's timetable on Sunday- it might affect you if you're heading to Wembley to see the Foxes play.

It's so they can make some repairs to the bridge at Barrow Upon Soar.

View more on twitter

Woman killed in A6006 crash named

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A woman killed in a crash yesterday on the A6006 has been named as Amy Young, from Melton Mowbray.

The 31-year-old died when the car she was driving collided with a van at around 01:00.

crash map
Google

Three men aged 21, 22 and 25 who were arrested, have been bailed.

The van driver has been released from hospital and a HGV was also involved but the driver was not injured.

Claudio keeps the press amused

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Claudio was on fine form in his press ahead of Sunday's match against Manchester United. 

He was chipper and amusing whilst dealing with the tough questions regarding his players with the ease we've come to expect.

Claudio Ranieri
Getty Images

He had the room laughing collectively on at least three occasions - classic Claudio.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • A man is in police custody for a furious attack on a moving car in Leicester
  • The council are investing £500,000 in improving Coalville
  • Cricket: Leicestershire made 380 in their first innings against Derbyshire

Foxes billionaire chairman gives players a gift

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Wow...

View more on twitter

I wouldn't mind if my boss wanted to give me a gift like this... hint hint.

Speedway: Top riders missing for rival clash

BBC Leicester Sport

The Leicester Lions are back in Elite League action tonight - they travel to the Brandon Stadium to face their Midland rivals the Coventry Bees.

They're without two of their most influential riders Patrick Hougaard and Paul Starke, who are both unavailable for the fixture.

Charity collection tin stolen

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The police would like to hear from you if you recognise this man...

CCTV image of wanted man
Leicestershire Police

They want to speak him in connection with the theft of a LOROS charity collection tin from Shires Motorcycle Training School, off Beaumont Way, Leicester.

A town that's been 'let go'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Sarah Booth already has a business in Coalville - she runs a pub overlooking Marlborough Square.

She says: "At the moment nobody's going to invest into Coalville - no business owners, nobody looking for land or buildings because it looks like a town that's been let go.

"If we can inject some money, we're going attract people who want to invest in Coalville and it can only lead to better things for the town."

Money will help Coalville firms

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is money that will, with the views of local businesses and local people, be used to make improvements that will help the businesses to thrive and will bring people here. Perhaps create a space they can enjoy a little bit more than they can at the moment. Maybe there can be more events here."

Kay GreenbankNorth West Leicestershire District Council

Coalville 'a bit depressing'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So how important is this money to Coalville? BBC Radio Leicester went to ask some of you what you thought of the area as it is.

Coalville
BBC

One person said: "It's certainly run down and a bit depressing really I'd say".

Another said: "It's very run down. It's been like this now for about 10 years."

Money to be spent on Coalville

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Not a pretty sight really...

Coalville
BBC

This was the pub The Litten Tree - it's been closed for years and it's not the only shabby looking business.

Afternoon weather update

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A pleasant afternoon with variable amounts of cloud and a few sunny spells.  

A gentle westerly wind. 22C/72F.

Ranieri speaks to the media

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

A slightly different press conference venue today for Ranieri's pre Community Shield briefing - the training ground.

Plenty to talk about ahead of the trip to Wembley.

Leicester City training ground
BBC

Man punches windscreen of moving car

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It all happened at about 17:50 yesterday.

It sounds like he went on to damage other cars as well as this one.

Leicester road rage
BBC

The man was taken to hospital for treatment but is now in police custody.  

We and other drivers were very alarmed by the man - he was furious. 

Revamp for Coalville square

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Finally some good news for Coalville...

One year on from Snibston Discovery Museum closing, the council has announced it's going to spend £500,000 doing up Marlborough Square. 

Coalville
BBC

Watch: Man attacks car in Leicester rush hour

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

On my way home last night I came across this in Leicester where St Margaret's Way meets the ring road...

I don't know what happened to cause this but he was possibly a pedestrian or a jogger because he was in running gear.

He's since been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assault.

The Scarecrows?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I have to say - fair play to Heather for standing by their scarecrow festival and not changing their plans for the football. 

Maybe a scarecrow could become Hinckley Town's new club mascot?

The Scarecrows - what do you think?

First time scarecrows have interfered with a match

BBC Sport

Steve Jelfs is chairman of Hinckley AFC - who play in the 10th-tier Midland Football League Division One.

He says: "This is our third season at Heather but it's the first time we have had to move a game because of the scarecrow festival."

Scarecrow festival gets prioroty over FA Cup match

BBC Sport

Hinckley AFC have brought forward their FA Cup home tie with Heanor Town because it clashes with one of the area's biggest annual events - the Heather Scarecrow Festival.

Scarecrow
Thinkstock

Their facilities are being used for the festival, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.

The match will now take place on tonight at 19:45.

Village 'upset' by memorial graffiti

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tony Saffell is a councillor in the area and his uncles name is on the memorial.

He says: "I'm not very happy at all I'd expect people to respect a monument like this and not go around trying to deface it.

"The village is very upset."

Graffiti written in felt pen

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The parish council for Castle Donington say a stonemason will try to remove the felt pen from the plaque below the engravings.

The memorial has been on High Street for 95 years.

War memorial
BBC

Lorry crashes into bridge

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I'm seeing reports on Twitter of a lorry hitting a railway bridge on the High Street in Syston.

It doesn't seem to be causing any delays on the road or the railway though.

The police say they don't have any information on this at the moment but I'll let you know if I hear more.

Blackpool sign Foxes midfielder Cain

BBC Sport

League Two side Blackpool sign Leicester City midfielder Michael Cain on a season-long loan deal.

Michael Cain
Empics

Graffiti to be removed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might remember hearing that a war memorial is Castle Donington has been vandalised with graffiti.

Well it's due to be cleaned off today...

Graffiti on war memorial
BBC

Concern for police staff

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"The number of police officers probably won't change - it'll be police staff that are affected in the main. Of course police officers can't actually undertake their job without that support - to bring somebody to justice actually takes a number of people in different roles so reducing staff from our point of view might have an affect on that."

Chris HanrahanLeicesershire Police branch of UNISON

Leicester Police 'lead the way'

The three police forces had to bid for the cash - in total the government are spending £23m on the projects in England and Wales.

Amber Rudd with police
Getty Images

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd says: "The job of reforming the police must continue and these successful bids demonstrate exactly the kind of transformative thinking that we expect from forces, with creative plans which will enable them to be more efficient and serve their communities more effectively. 

"While ten forces will lead on the work, we expect these pioneering projects will benefit all 43 police forces across England and Wales."

Quicker police reactions?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The government says the teamed-up policing project will also create a larger bank of information, allowing officers to react quicker to incidents.

Police car
BBC

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Police win bid for cash to "increase sharing" with neighbouring forces
  • Men arrested over Blickling Walk death have been released on bail
  • Cricket: Leicestershire will resume on 300 for seven against Derbyshire

Government spend millions on police sharing project

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Our police force could be getting to know its neighbours a bit better soon...

This is because the Home Office has announced it's pumping over £5.5m into efforts to increase the sharing of resources between Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire police.

Police
BBC

It says over the next two years there will be a project to "eliminate duplication between forces".

Cricket: Foxes continue batting after a strong start

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicestershire will resume on 300-7 against Derbyshire this morning after Ned Eckersley hit an unbeaten 73 yesterday at the Fischer County Ground.

Pitch at Fischer County Ground
BBC

MP backs Olympic athletes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The fun kicks off in Rio tonight with the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics.

The Loughborough MP has tweeted her well-wishes...

View more on twitter

Dozens of athletes at the games have some connection with Loughborough.

Men bailed over Humberstone death

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The five men that were arrested yesterday after a woman's body was found in the Humberstone area of Leicester have been released on bail.

Police were responding to reports on a unconscious woman at a house in Blickling Walk when the 49-year-old's body was found.

A post-mortem examination has taken place and was "inconclusive" about how she died. Police are treating it as "unexplained".