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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 11 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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

Weather: A better day tomorrow with sunshine

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

A dry and mostly cloudy night although some clearer spells developing during the early hours. 

Feeling warm with lows of 16C (61F).

Weather
BBC

A better day on the cards tomorrow - dry with variable cloud and long sunny periods, especially late morning, early afternoon. 

Feeling warm with highs of 21C (70F).

Rugby: Genge 'world class'

BBC Leicester Sport

The Leicester Tigers head coach has been singing the praises of their young prop Ellis Genge.

Aaron Mauger says he has the potential to become a "world class" player.

Ellis Genge
Getty Images

Less than 12 months ago Genge was playing Championship rugby for Bristol but is now part of the 45-man England training squad.

Concern over 'contaminated' soil

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Plans to dispose of waste soil around the site of Kelham Bridge Nature Reserve have been approved.

The County Council's development and control committee met this afternoon and said the soil can go onto the fields near Hugglescote. 

The soil has come from nearby building developments and campaigners think it could pollute the watercourse at the reserve.

Your comments: Pavement parking pilot

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Superdog Drake learning to fly

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Forget Superman... you could soon be getting rescued by Superdog in Leicester...

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Listen: Ellis needs to 'get scrum sorted'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here's a clip from BBC Radio Leicester of Aaron Mauger talking about Ellis Genge...

Goddard replaced in child sex abuse investigation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A new chairwoman has been appointed to lead the inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales.

The child protection expert Professor Alexis Jay has been appointed - among the allegations she will be looking into are those against the former Leicester MP Lord Janner.

Professor Alexis Jay
PA

You might recognise Professor Jay because she led the inquiry into child exploitation in Rotherham.

Advice after airport shutdown: Tell people how to fit screw

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The Air Accident Investigation Branch gave some handy information in a bid to avoid future problems.

It recommended the aircraft's manufacturer tells operators how to ensure the set screw is properly installed...

east mids airport
Kayla Williams

Screw caused shutdown of East Midlands Airport

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

And we're back with East Midlands Airport now.

Remember when a light aircraft had a problem on the runway back in January that led to the whole airport being shut down?

plan runway
BBC

Well it was caused by nothing more than a wrongly-fitted screw, a report has found.

The private plane's landing gear failed to work properly shortly after the plane touched down.

Man in mobility scooter crash named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Earlier this week I told you an elderly man had died after crashing his mobility scooter in Newbold Verdon.

Police have now named him as 81-year-old Harry Lee who lived in the village.

Nisa store
Google

He crashed outside the Nisa Local shop on Main Street on Saturday afternoon. He was airlifted to hospital but later died.

FA Cup dream over

BBC Leicester Sport

Hinckley AFC are out of the FA Cup after being beaten 5-1 in their preliminary round replay against Heanor Town.

FA Cup trophy
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Leicester rower misses out on Olympic medal

BBC Sport

Leicester's Jonny Walton and John Collins have missed out on a medal in the Men's Double Sculls in Rio.

Jonathan Walton and John Collins
Getty Images

Medals went to Croatia, Lithuania and Norway - the GB pair came fifth.

Watch: Boy finds a kidney through Facebook

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This is a story we featured a lot on Local Live yesterday - a Leicestershire man who donated his kidney to a little boy who'd been waiting eight years for one.

If you missed it, here's a recap...

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New residents' parking schemes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Another part of the parking plan would be to spend £75,000 on a residents' parking schemes in Stoneygate and St Matthew's.

Stoneygate
Google

The council say there will be a consultation on this and it will only happen if their is a demand for it locally.

Listen: Classic Claudio jokes with the press

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I don't think Claudio Ranieri is optimistic Leicester City will win the Premier League again.

Here's the moment he told BBC Radio Leicester there's more chance of ET landing in Piccadilly Circus...

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Thousands to be invested in safer school parking

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Any parents out there might be aware of dangerous of parking outside schools - well about £450,000 will be spent on trying to stop it.

Car parked illegally outside school
Google

Part of the new parking plan will see the council review how they use "keep clear zones" outside schools and even look at using camera enforcement vans to fine parents who park illegally.

Any aliens heading to London?

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

He's done it again... Claudio with a beauty: "There's more chance of ET landing in Piccadilly Circus than City winning the Premier League again".

The room erupted - classic Claudio

Claudio Ranieri
BBC

More Leicester companies dodge fair wages

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Other local employers shamed for not paying the minimum wages were...

Music Junkie Ltd who owed £396.85 to one worker, Beezy Beez Day Nursery Ltd who owed £334.26 to one worker and Wood & Co Ltd who owed £179.17 to one worker.

Nursery shamed for failing to pay minimum wadge

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Nearly 200 employers have been named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the national minimum wage - including some in Leicester.

Kushi Care Ltd
Google

The worst local offender was a children's nursery school called Kushi Care Ltd.

They owed £9,726.23 to 46 workers.

Women touched by man asking directions

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police want to speak to this man about several indecent assaults in Leicester...

Wanted man
Leicestershire Police

There have been a number of incidents where a man approached women on their own and asked for directions. 

He then touched them inappropriately.

A453 fire: Queues reaching Clifton

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Trent Barton have posted this picture of the earlier van fire on the A453 on Facebook.  

van fire
Trent Barton

They said the delays are around the power station at Ratcliffe-on-Soar but queues are trailing back towards the Clifton Park and Ride.

They're putting extra buses on, they said.

Press poised for Claudio

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

The calm before the storm...

Press conference
BBC

Improved shopping parking

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Of the £2.2m the council also plans to invest about £450,000 revamping parking at the Haymarket and Dover Street.

Dover Street car park
Google

They want to improve the signs directing people to the car park and make it so drivers pay before exiting the car park instead of when they park up.

Pavement parking 'experiment'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester’s City Mayor Peter Soulsby
BBC

"In some parts of the city at the moment we've got people parking on pavements, blocking them so you can't get a buggy or a mobility scooter through. What we're looking at doing is something that has been done in other parts of the country - an experiment allowing people to park in a very controlled way in marked areas on some pavements. We'll see if that enables people to get their cars and buses up and down the street at the same time as making sure the pavement is clear for those who want to use it."

Peter SoulsbyLeicester’s City Mayor

Travel: A453 fire update

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

The vehicle fire is out on the A453 but look at the mess it's left!

A453 fire
Highways England

It's on the southbound side and the lane closure's causing congestion back to Kegworth Road.

Tigers back-row Fonua joins Newcastle

BBC Sport

Newcastle Falcons have signed back-rower Opeti Fonua from Leicester Tigers on undisclosed terms.

Opeti Fonua
Getty Images

Travel: A453 car fire

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There are currently delays on the A453 near the M1 junction at Kegworth because of a vehicle fire.

Looking at the Highways Cameras it appears to be out and the fire service are at the scene.

camera a453
Highways England

Ahead of Leicester City press conference

Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

Waiting for Claudio's first press conference is like the hours before the first day back at school.

Claudio Ranieri
Getty Images

What is he going to say? Will he be uber cool? How will he manage expectations? Will he have any big announcements or headline grabbing lines ready? 

Can't wait.

Airport charges 'help pay for improvements'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Six years ago the airport brought in a drop-off charge of £1 but they doubled it in May.

They say it helps to pay for improvements and that free short-stay parking is available further away.

EMA
Thomson

But, still £2 for 10 minutes? I'd rather get the bus...

Driver trapped in lorry upside down

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital after a crash in on Main Road in Tywcross.

The lorry was upside down in a ditch with the driver trapped by the legs.

The fire service and air ambulance were called to the scene.

East Midlands Airport parking charges 'one of highest in country'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Now, parking charges at the airport. Worst bit about going on holiday? I think so.

East Midlands Airport has come under fire for the charges it levies on dropping people off outside the terminal.

airport parking
BBC

The RAC says the flat fee of £2 for 10 minutes makes it one of the priciest in the country.

That's especially because for every minute you stay after that you're charged £1!

Pavement parking to be piloted

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Over the next three years the council wants to spend £2.2m on their Parking Improvement Action plan.

Aylestone
Google

About £300,000 of that money will be spent on pilot schemes in Rushey Mead and Aylestone that will allow drivers to legally park on the pavement.

If this is successful the council will roll it out across the city centre.

The fastest ever Triumph

Hinckley Times

Speedster Guy Martin has set a new record for Hinckley-based Triumph while practicing ahead of his attempt at breaking the two-wheeled land speed record later this month.

Council invest in city parking

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A very interesting story now for all my fellow Leicester drivers...

Parking meter
BBC

There's going to be some big changes coming in for parking as the city council invest more than £2m into things like resident parking schemes, pavement parking and dangerous school parking.

Your comments: Mural approved for Newarke Houses

Facebook

The approval of the mural doesn't seem to have gone down well with some of you on Facebook.

Mural
Leicester City Council

Roger Cornish said: "As a Massive City fan..... this isn't the correct place for this mural."

Pete Degnan said: "Disgusting that such a historic building should be used as a canvas for modern art. We admire buildings such as Newarke Houses, their age and importance to our city."

Weather forecast for the East Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

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Mural only temporary

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you are disappointed in the council's decision to approve the mural you might be pleased to know it will only be temporary.

It will be able to stay on the north wall of Newarke Houses Musuem for up to two years.

It could still be a long time till the mural is complete - work to create it will start within the next three years.

Mural hoped to attract more museum visitors

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"The series of murals celebrating Leicester City's extraordinary season has been well-received by the public, so we're pleased that we've been given the go-ahead to create this temporary installation on the side of Newarke Houses Museum. This tribute to the Thai heritage of the club's owners will be a striking addition to the series - and could also encourage people to visit this historic part of Leicester and discover all that the area has to offer."

Leicester City CouncilStatement

Mural celebrates Thai football boss

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The painting will feature Buddhist images - this is to recognise Leicester City's Thai heritage and owners.

It's to celebrate that under their ownership the club managed a hugely successful season.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Getty Images