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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 10 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

Weather: Cloudy and damp night

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

The cloud will continue to thicken up this afternoon and the breeze will be picking up again too.     

BBC weather grid
BBC

There will be some showery rain edging in through the evening. 

The rain will be on and off overnight giving a cloudy and damp night but it will be milder with a minimum of 11C (52F).

Former Foxes keeper back at Rochdale

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Just a little bit of transfer news that you may be interested in. 

Conrad Logan
Getty Images

Former City goalkeeper Conrad Logan has joined Rochdale on a six-month deal.

It is a the 30-year-old's second spell at Spotland after he had a spell in the north-west in 2014. 

My son 'has found his hero'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Matthew's operation took place at Birmingham's Children's Hospital about two weeks ago. 

Matthew Pietrzyk
BBC

Mum Nicola Pietrzyk said: "Matthew has finally found his hero! It is so wonderful to be able to say that his day finally came after such a long wait. 

"Matthew was antibody sensitive to 99% of the population - but we never gave up hope. It's still very early days after the operation, but Matthew is doing really well so far." 

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

Donor found after 'lifetime wait' for Glenfield boy

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a heartwarming story for you...

Matthew Pietrzyk
BBC

11-year-old Matthew Pietrzyk from Glenfield, who has been on the transplant waiting list all his life, has finally received a kidney. 

Donor Edward Batch got involved after learning about Matthew's plight on social media.

On this day in 2011...

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

...the clear-up was under way in Leicester after a night of riots - mirroring scenes in cities across the country. 

Riot police
BBC
Boarding up a shop
BBC

More pics can be seen here. 

Strictly star speaks to BBC Radio Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester get all the big names on the wireless. 

Jonathan Lampon and Craig Revel Horwood
BBC

Here is presenter Jonathan Lampon with Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood. 

Craig's currently directing Sister Act at the city's Curve Theatre...

Listen: Tigers prop on Leicestershire life

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sounds like Pat Cilliers is settling in well...

Your comments: Market square plans

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

You've been having your say on the BBC Leicester Facebook page about the plans for the market square. 

Niki Simonee writes: "Hmmmmmmmm, it somewhat diminishes the impact of what was going to be a beautiful piazza, and now leaves it looking like a car park."

Scudamore: We may never see a league like last year again

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Mr Scudamore has also hinted that he thinks the Leicester City fairytale won't be repeated again. 

Leicester lift the title
Michael Regan/Getty Images

"Last season was a fantastic thing and we said we may never see the likes of it again, but that isn’t to say there aren’t huge stories and exciting times ahead," he told BBC Sport. 

Premier League boss predicts Foxes' fate

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Nothing like sitting on the fence, eh Richard?

Scudamore: 'No idea' what Leicester will do next

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The chief executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore has been speaking to the BBC about Leicester's chances of repeating their title success. 

Richard Scudamore
Tom Dulat/Getty Images

"What are Leicester going to do? We don’t know. 

"What is anybody going to do? We don’t know," he said.   

Ospreys name team to face Tigers

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Tigers heading west on Friday...

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Girl abandoned under bridge pens song

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Chloe Jackson's life has taken her from China to Leicestershire...

Listed building to learn fate later

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A decision on the mural is expected later - the meeting is at 17:30. 

Listed building 'must be protected' from mural

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Richard Gill, from Leicester's Conservation Advisory Panel, says he hopes a new location can be found for the mural. 

"We're all in favour of murals that depict the fact that Leicester is now a world city," Mr Gill told BBC Radio Leicester. 

"The feeling was though that when you come to look at a listed building, you must honour it.

"When you list it, you offer it some protection and it is a way of showing your esteem for it." 

Listed building in line for Leicester-themed revamp?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The mural is being proposed for the side of the Newarke Houses Museum, a Grade II listed building. 

Newarke Houses Museum
BBC

Listed building 'to be painted blue and white'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What do you make of this latest mural commemorating Leicester's Premier League title win? 

Leicester Mural
Leicester City Council/BBC

Planners are being recommended to approve the painting of it tonight.

However, there's a bit of a problem...

Lunchtime headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri says the club's "energy" encouraged him to sign a new contract 
  • More images are released showing what a £1.6m transformation of part of the city could look like 
  • There's concern over where the next Leicester title win mural is going 

Transformation on its way for part of city

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has said the market square project will mean the area becomes a "destination."

Sir Peter Soulsby
BBC

He said: "It will be a place to meet up with friends, to enjoy a drink, or to sit down for a meal – and it will also provide an important new space for live performance, festivals and events, and temporary specialist markets."

Shops to stay open during work

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I should also point out the authorities have said the outdoor market, food hall and shops will operate as normal during the redevelopment - so you can still get your fruit and veg. 

Weather: Rain around as the day progresses

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An occasional shower is possible this afternoon with a few brighter intervals remaining before the cloud increases from the north west. 

Sara Blizzard's weather map
BBC

Maximum temperatures of 18C (64F).

New look for city centre

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is another artists' impression giving you an idea of how the area will look...

Market square artists' impression
Leicester City Council

Transformation of market square underway

Nisha Chopra

BBC Radio Leicester newsreader

Work has now officially started on creating a new public space on the site of Leicester's old indoor market. 

Market square artists' impression
Leicester City Council

It's hoped it will bring new eating and drinking opportunities around the square and increase footfall to the outdoor market. 

Tigers prop enjoying having a milk delivery

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Big question is - does he go for semi-skimmed or full fat? 

Milk bottle
Dave Thompson

New Tigers prop settling in Market Harborough

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

New Leicester Tigers prop Pat Cilliers has been explaining how he's adapting to life in Market Harborough having spent the last few years in Montpellier. 

Pat Cilliers
Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

"I got the house and everything online. I didn't even see the place so I was a little bit nervous," the South African said. 

"Market Harborough has got everything. I don't just know my neighbours, I know my whole neighbourhood.

"I mean I have got a milkman - I mean that is virtually unheard of in South Africa. It is like something out of a book." 

Listen: Ranieri deal 'fantastic news'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's a little bit of Wednesday morning Wes Morgan for you to all enjoy...

Club legend reacts to Ranieri deal

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ex-Leicester striker Gary Lineker tweets...

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Ranieri joins key players in signing new contract

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ranieri of course joins Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan in signing new deals at the club this summer. 

Riyad Mahrez
Alex Morton - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Riyad Mahrez - you know what to do.   

Foxes boss has 'exquisite' fashion sense

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Five Live reporter tweets...

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Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's what's happening across Leicestershire: 

  • Claudio Ranieri says he is "happy and proud" to have signed a new contract with Leicester 
  • A "rubbish amnesty" is being proposed to sort out stuff dumped from houses in Leicester during the holidays 
  • There is concern about the location of the next mural to commemorate the Premier League title win 

'Rubbish amnesty' to sort out street mess?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Ian Lomas, the local area manager for cleansing services, says the council needs to get together with the universities and plan a rubbish amnesty for students. 

"I'm all for engagement with universities where they say this is the day where you have your collection," he told BBC Radio Leicester. 

"They could make sure stuff is ready for collection and it'd make our team not have to pick it up every day." 

Uni expects students to be responsible with waste

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what the University of Leicester has had to say about the waste on the streets: 

As with any arrangement between tenant and landlord, students are expected to responsibly manage their waste and rubbish disposal, whether in university or private accommodation."

SpokespersonUniversity of Leicester

Morgan: Players are behind Ranieri

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Foxes captain Wes Morgan has been giving his reaction to Claudio Ranieri's new deal. 

Wes Morgan
Getty Images

"He was a big part of our success last season and all of the boys are right behind him," Morgan told BBC Radio Five Live.  

"He deserves this contract."

Ranieri 'at home' in Leicester

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Claudio Ranieri and his wife Rosanna love being in this city.  

Claudio Ranieri and his wife
Simona Granati/Corbis via Getty Images

Ranieri: I want to be at Leicester 'for a long time'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Claudio Ranieri has said he's "happy and proud" to have signed a new four-year deal to keep him at Leicester. 

"From the moment I talked to the owners about their vision for Leicester City, I knew it was something I wanted to be part of for a long time," the Italian said. 

"The energy that exists at this club – from the owners and the staff, to the players and supporters – is something very special." 

Ranieri to 'continue to be part of' Foxes' journey

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here is what City vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has had to say about Ranieri's new deal: 

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

Claudio’s qualities, both as a man and as a coach, have been very clear since the moment he arrived – qualities that have helped Leicester City to progress on every level. We have strong foundations from which to keep moving our club forward and I’m delighted that Claudio will continue to be part of that journey."

Aiyawatt SrivaddhanaprabhaLeicester City vice chairman