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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 28 February 2017
  2. Leicester City beat Liverpool 3-1
  3. Concern over Glenfield meeting allocation
  4. Aunt jailed for killing baby niece
  5. Coroner condemns Tunisia police response
  6. Copper stolen from church roof
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield

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Today's Local Live coverage has now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday.  

Weather: Another cold night

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be cloudy with scattered showers in the first half of the night. 

Lows of 2C (36F) in towns and cities but it’ll be cooler in rural spots.

Weather
BBC

There’ll be some brighter weather tomorrow with variable amounts of cloud and the risk of occasional showers. 

Highs of 8C (46F).

Plans to clean up site of former textile company

Hinckley Times

Ward councillors are calling for the clean-up of a derelict former factory site in Hinckley town centre.  

School places to be offered

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Some parents in Leicestershire might be feeling a bit on edge tonight as tomorrow is "offer day" for secondary school admissions.

Fingers crossed for you all - please feel free to get in touch and tell us whether or not you're happy with the place your child has been offered.

Watch: Guardiola 'surprised' by Ranieri sacking

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was "surprised" after Claudio Ranieri was sacked by Leicester City last week...

Travel: Lights out in Aylestone

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Hodgson bookies' favourite for Foxes' job

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

According to one bookmakers Roy Hodgson is now favourite for the Leicester City manager job.

Roy Hodgson
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William Hill have the former England boss at 13/8 to replace Claudio Ranieri - followed by Craig Shakespeare at 5/2, Guus Hiddink at 7/1 and Nigel Pearson at 9/1.

Watch: Tunisia attack victims' family feel 'let down'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Adam Fisher - the son of Leicester couple Ray and Angela Fisher who were killed in the 2015 Tunisia terror attack - believes the tour operator TUI didn't do enough to protect his parents. 

Rugby: Players to miss Exeter clash

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Tigers has confirmed Ed Slater and Jack Roberts are both ruled out of Friday night's clash with Exeter.

Ed Slater
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Prop Pat Cilliers has also been given a 50-50 chance of being fit for the game.

Your photos: Sheep in Kegworth

BBC Weather Watchers

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Sheep
scrappy

Nice photo, taken in Kegworth, by Weather Watcher scrappy.

Fewer empty shops in Loughborough?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Figures from the Loughborough's Business Improvement District (BID) show the town has the lowest number of empty shops for five years.

Empty shop in Loughborough
BBC

The BID claims Loughborough is doing much better than the national average in terms of how many shops they have open - but several business owners in the town have been telling BBC Radio Leicester they think otherwise.

A woman, who has been running a shop in the town for 30 years, said: "A lot of people have stopped coming into town, they don't find it very attractive. People don't terribly like the new pedestrianisation."

She thinks more people are choosing to shop locally in the smaller towns and villages of Leicestershire.

Tributes paid to Guinea Pig Club member

Sonia Kataria

BBC News Online

Yesterday we brought you the sad news that World War Two pilot Sandy Saunders died from cancer on Sunday. 

He was one of the last surviving members of the Guinea Pig Club - a group which was given experimental, pioneering plastic surgery.

Dr Sandy Saunders
BBC

Paying tribute to the veteran, director and actor Simon Callow said he had the "extraordinary pleasure" of meeting the "inspiring" man.

Mr Callow, who is directing a play about the club, said: "Sandy himself was nothing but elegant, precise, and funny.”

Leicester man 'missing for weeks'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire Police is appealing to find this man, Patrick Hehir.

Patrick Hehir
Leicestershire Police

The 47-year-old, from Leicester, was reported missing at the end of January and his family are becoming increasingly concerned  for his welfare. 

East Midlands weather update: Fairly cloudy through afternoon

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It will be fairly cloudy through the afternoon with some outbreaks of rain , with a maximum temperature of 7C (45F).

The psychology of Leicester City's revival

BBC Newsbeat

Leicester City's former psychologist explains what went wrong - and then right - at Leicester this season.

Jamie Vardy
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Tunisia attack police response condemned

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The police response to a terror attack at a Tunisian beach resort in which 30 Britons died was "at best shambolic and at worst cowardly", a coroner has concluded

Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith ruled a total of 38 people were "unlawfully killed" when a gunman opened fire at a hotel in Sousse in June 2015.

Ray and Angela Fisher
Other

The 38 killed included Ray and Angela Fisher, from Leicester.

The judge rejected a finding of neglect against the tour firms and the hotel.

Remembering an old workplace

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Chris Huscroft worked for British Shoe for 34 years.

Chris Huscroft
BBC

He told BBC Radio Leicester: "I saw this building in construction back in 1963. Here we are in 2017, and I'm still talking about it."

He's hoping to salvage the statue in the pond at the front - he wants it to feature at an exhibition here at BBC Leicester, starting 13 March.

Watch: End of an era for former Leicester shoe business

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The former site of the British Shoe Corporation in Braunstone is being demolished today.

Work to bring down the site started a while ago, but today will see this final office block come down.

At its height, the Braunstone firm employed about 60,000 people around the country and one in four of every pair of shoes bought were made there.

A sad sight for many of you I'm sure.

Watch: Record-breaking Jaffa Cake

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

WARNING: Don't watch this if you're hungry.

Market Harborough's Frances Quinn (who you might recognise from the Great British Bake Off) has gone into the record books for making this - the largest Jaffa Cake.

Frances tweeted earlier to say her certificate from Guinness World Records has arrived.

Watch: Pancake Day in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Bishop Martyn Snow has been having some Shrove Tuesday fun at Leicester Cathedral. 

Concern over Glenfield meeting allocation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Leicester MP Jon Ashworth has said it's "not good enough" that NHS England has only increased the number of tickets available for a public meeting by 24.

The meeting at Leicester Tigers stadium on 9 March is about plans to stop performing children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. 


          Protest against stopping children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital
BBC

Thousands of people have signed a petition opposing the plans, but only 120 tickets are available for the meeting. Originally it was 96.

Mr Ashworth said: "I am extremely concerned at the low number of places available for the public to attend this event.”

Scouts awarded £100k for new hut

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Woodhouse Eaves Scouts have been homeless since 2015 following the demolition of their hut after it was declared unfit.

Last night, however, they received a bit of a surprise...

Woodhouse Eaves Scouts
BBC

The UK Scout Association and the Shanly Foundation have awarded the children £100,000 to design their dream scout hut.

One scout said: "We're going to make it quite big so we can have big areas to play in and a storage room for our stuff so we don't have to carry it in every week."

It is currently unclear where the new hut will be. The site of their old hut has already been built on, so they're on the hunt for somewhere new in the village.

Leicester out of relegation zone

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The table is looking a bit better for the Foxes now...

Bottom of Premier League table
BBC

Watch: 'Foxes fans were unbelievable'

BBC Sport

Jamie Vardy compliments the support from the fans during last night's match.

Damage will cost church thousands

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have said the theft has caused "extensive damage" to the building - and they estimate it will cost thousands of pounds to repair. 

Church roof
Martin Paling

Despite the damage, the church is still open.

Water 'pouring' inside church

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I've been told all the copper in the roof of St Peter's Church has gone and water has been "pouring inside".

Inside St Peters Church
Martin Paling

Leicestershire Police has said the suspects would have needed a vehicle to take the copper away.

They'd like to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen any suspicious activity.

Copper stolen from church roof

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

St Peter's Church in Kirby Bellars has been targeted once again by thieves, who stole copper sheeting from the roof.

St Peters Church in Kirby Bellars
Martin Paling

More than 100m of copper was ripped from the roof sometime between 23:00 on Friday 24 February and 10:00 on Saturday 25 February.

It's the third time the church has fallen victim to this type of theft.

Your comments: Foxes beat Liverpool

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Send in your comments by email , Facebook or Twitter .

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J23 for A512 and J22 for A50.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tunisia attack inquests to conclude

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The inquest into the deaths of 30 Britons in a terror attack at a Tunisian resort is to conclude later.

Ray and Angie Fisher, from Leicester, were among the 38 people killed when an Islamist gunman opened fire at a hotel in Sousse on 26 June 2015.

Ray and Angie Fisher
FCO handout

The inquest examined whether the UK government and travel firms failed to protect British tourists.

Woman jailed for killing niece

Caroline Lowbridge

BBC News Online

An aunt who "repeatedly, vigorously and aggressively" shook her baby niece has been jailed for six years for the girl's manslaughter.

Chuanfang Zheng
BBC

Chuanfang Zheng was babysitting seven-month-old Phoebe Guo in March 2015 as her parents worked at a nearby takeaway in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

The baby became unconscious and died four days later.

Read the full story here .

Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Foxes fans thank former manager

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There was also a lot of support shown for Ranieri inside the King Power Stadium last night.

Leicester City fan with sign
Getty Images
Leicester City fans with sign
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Watch: Foxes fans show support for Claudio Ranieri

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Yesterday I told you about a Leicester City fans march from the Clock Tower to the King Power Stadium, which was due to take place before the Liverpool game. 

Well, plenty of people were in attendance... 

The march was to show support for the club's sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, and was organised by 11-year-old Jack Stephens .  

Ndidi compared to Kante

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Did anyone else think Wilfred Ndidi reminded them of N'Golo Kante last night?

Well here's a stat for you - last night Ndidi made 11 tackles .

Wilfred Ndidi and N'Golo Kante
Getty Images

The only player who has made more in a Premier League match this season is former Leicester midfielder Kante, who is now at Chelsea. He made 14 against Liverpool in January.

Watch: Leicester's caretaker manager comments on win

BBC Sport

Craig Shakespeare said his players reacted well to recent criticism

Watch: Post-match thoughts

BBC Sport

Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes the result shows the Foxes made right decision in sacking Claudio Ranieri. 

Will the real Leicester City please stand up?

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Last night's performance in the Foxes' 3-1 win over Liverpool was sublime and resembled very little to the whimpers at Swansea and Millwall recently. 

Jamie Vardy scored a couple and looked like his old self. Danny Drinkwater's volley... exquisite. 

Jamie Vardy
Getty Images

Wilfred Ndidi was like an octopus - what a buy. 

Will it be enough for Craig Shakespeare to get the job? Another interview comes on Saturday when they host Hull. Huge game.

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Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

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