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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 13 March 2017
  2. Two arrested over Charlie Dunn water park death
  3. Man in court over New Parks siege
  4. Foxes prepare for Sevilla crunch clash
  5. Oakham named one of England's top towns
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Gavin Bevis

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Today's updates have come to an end. Local Live will return at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Weather: Mild and cloudy night

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Dry with variable amounts of cloud in the East Mids tonight. Some clear spells at times, more cloud later. Warmer than last night with lows of 7C.  

Attempted murder arrest after 'car driven at pedestrian'

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was allegedly deliberately driven at a pedestrian in Leicester .

Police said the victim suffered serious leg injuries in the alleged attack in Pickering Close yesterday.

Fanzone returns for Foxes v Sevilla

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Jubilee Square will once again host a Champions League fanzone from 12:00 tomorrow ahead of Leicester City's second leg clash with Sevilla.

The event, open to fans from both clubs, will feature a DJ, a large TV screen showing classic goals and a selection of food and drink stalls.

Fanzone
BBC

Air ambulance gets a clean

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Just hope they're careful when they do the rotor blades...

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Arson theory over building blazes

Leicester Mercury

Arsonists are believed to have struck again in part of Leicester hit by a series of deliberate blazes in mainly derelict buildings.

Osprey heading back to Rutland from Senegal

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Rutland Osprey Project is tracking the progress of one of its female birds as she makes her way back to the East Midlands from her winter home in west Africa.

Osprey 30, as she's known, left Senegal on Saturday morning and the project team told us she has now reached north Africa.

Osprey progress
Google/Rutland Osprey Project

Shakespeare: 'Foxes can win Champions League'

Shakespeare: 'No grudges' with Ranieri

BBC Sport

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says there are "no grudges" between him and former manager Claudio Ranieri.

Bridgen wants MPs to reject Brexit bill amendments

BBC Radio Leicester

Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, has urged fellow MPs not to back amendments to the Brexit bill proposed by the House of Lords .

Peers want to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in Britain and give parliament a vote on the final deal.

Andrew Bridgen
BBC

Mr Bridgen, who voted to leave the EU, said: "The amendment we're going to discuss tonight is actually constitutionally unsound. It gives the veto of legislation that could be passed in the House of Commons to the House of Lords."  

Man appears in court over New Parks siege

East Midlands Today

A man's appeared in court on firearms offences following an incident in Leicester.

Police were called to a flat in the New Parks area of the city on Friday.

David Bourassa has been charged with two counts of possessing a firearm and one of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Your photos: Runway sunrise

BBC Weather Watchers

An awesome shot of East Midlands Airport, taken early this morning by Loki's Keeper.

East Midlands Airport
Loki's Keeper

'Unique' Oakham praised by newspaper

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Oakham mayor Adam Lowe says he wholeheartedly agrees with The Times naming the town as one of England's best places to live .

He said: "It's a county town with lots of traditions. It's got the Cottersmore Hunt, it's got the country folk - these are unique selling points."

Adam Lowe
BBC

East Midlands weather update: Cloud to move in

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Cloud will move in from the north west over the course of the day, but there’ll still be some bright spells this afternoon.   

Cyclists 'fighting for life' after crash

Melton Times

Two cyclists have sustained life-threatening injuries after being involved in a collision with a car near Melton yesterday. 

Drinkwater: 'Players delighted Shakespeare staying on'

BBC Leicester Sport

Meanwhile, midfielder Danny Drinkwater told reporters: "On behalf of all the players... we were delighted for him [Craig Shakespeare] to get the job. I think the players would be happy if he got the job long-term.

“He helps us enjoy the football. Just enjoy your football. Work hard, do the simple things and the rest will shine through.”

Shakespeare: 'Massive challenges ahead'

BBC Leicester Sport

Craig Shakespeare has been holding his first news conference since being confirmed as Foxes boss until the end of the season.  

He said: "I’m still settling in. I’m delighted and comfortable with it being until the end of the season.

"I understand the challenges that are ahead, some massive ones and none more so than tomorrow night."  

Craig Shakespeare
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Job losses as firm placed in administration

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Castle Donington equipment hire firm Plant and Consumable Services  has gone into administration .

The Leicester Mercury says 44 out of 68 staff with the Willow Farm Business Park-based company have been made redundant. The firm's website is also offline .

Plant and Consumable Services
Google

Two arrested over boy's lake death

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's a little more on today's arrests over the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn at Bosworth Water Park.

Two people have been detained on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and child neglect.  

Charlie Dunn
Police handout

Sevilla announce squad to face Leicester

BBC Leicester Sport

Sevilla have released their 20-man squad for tomorrow's Champions League clash at Leicester City.  

Sevilla squad
Sevilla FC

In pictures: Foxes prepare for Sevilla clash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

It's arguably Leicester City's biggest game of the season so far - they host Sevilla in the Champions League tomorrow night hoping to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg .

Here's some pics from this morning's training session.

Leicester City training session
Getty Images
Leicester City training session
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Leicester City training session
Getty Images

Horse emergency on Leicestershire road

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A number of loose horses caused disruption to drivers on Granite Way in Mountsorrel yesterday afternoon.

Police said members of the public helped officers to bring the animals under control and move them safely off the road .

Former Foxes star set to take charge at Derby

Derby County have followed Leicester City and Nottingham Forest's lead in sacking their manager .

Now it looks like former Foxes defender Gary Rowett could be in line to take charge at Pride Park .

Gary Rowett
Getty Images

It's thought the 43-year-old will be appointed before the weekend.

Victory for village in speed camera battle

East Midlands Today

A Leicestershire village has won its long-running fight for a speed camera - after recording a quarter of a million vehicles speeding in one year. 

Villagers in Sharnford near Hinckley have been trying for over a decade to improve safety - particularly near pedestrian crossings. 

Now the county council's agreed to install a camera for a 12-month trial.

Speed camera
BBC

Two arrested over Charlie Dunn water park death

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man and a woman have been arrested over the death of a five-year-old boy at a Leicestershire water park.

Charlie Dunn, from Tamworth, died in hospital after being found submerged at Bosworth Water Park on 23 July.

Charlie Dunn
Family handout

Police said a man in his thirties and a woman in her twenties were arrested in Staffordshire this morning on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and child neglect. 

Two people were arrested at the time of Charlie's death but no charges were brought against them .

Lorry blocking road

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Here's what we've got in store...

Morgan wants MP vote on EU final deal

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Loughborough MP and former education secretary Nicky Morgan says she wants assurances from the prime minister that Parliament will get a meaningful vote on any Brexit deal agreed with the EU.

Morgan, a remain campaigner, is among a handful of potential Tory rebels ahead of a vote on the final wording of the EU Withdrawal Bill .

Nicky Morgan
BBC

Theresa May has said Parliament will get a vote, but some MPs and peers want a stronger commitment to give them a more "meaningful" say - and to be able to potentially send her back to the negotiating table in Brussels.  

Morgan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "If the prime minister wants a united party behind her, this is a simple reassurance that can be given by ministers at the dispatch box that will have the effect of me and my colleagues supporting the government on this." 

Madeleine McCann search extended for six months

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

In case you missed it - police have been handed £85,000  by the Home Office to continue their search for missing Madeleine McCann.

May will mark the tenth anniversary of the Rothley child's disappearance during a family holiday in Portugal.

Madeleine McCann
Family handout

Top town honour for Oakham

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Oakham has been named as one of England's best towns to live in by The Times .

It was highlighted alongside other pleasant locations such as Tideswell in Derbyshire and Southwell in Nottinghamshire by the newspaper's team of experts.

Oakham
Google

The town was particularly praised for its range of activities for children.

Lorry fire shuts M1 for four hours

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Part of the M1 was closed in Leicestershire in the early hours of this morning after a lorry caught fire.

A stretch was shut northbound between J20 and J21 at about 01:00 but reopened four hours later.

Lorry fire
Highways England
Lorry fire
Highways England

Foxes VP: 'Club in good hands with Shakespeare'

BBC Sport

Leicester City's vice-chairman has heaped praise on Craig Shakespeare after the caretaker boss was handed the job to the end of the season .

Craig Shakespeare
Getty Images

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: "We always knew the team would be in good hands when we asked him to take charge a fortnight ago.

"He has initiated the type of positive response that we hoped change would bring, showing great leadership qualities and composure under considerable pressure to produce two very important results.

"We have asked him to continue to lead the team this season and we are very happy that he has accepted."

Health expert criticises NHS revamp plan

BBC Radio Leicester

The NHS's Sustainability and Transformation Plan  for Leicestershire and Rutland has been strongly criticised by a local health expert.

The STP is designed to make the NHS more efficient - but involves reducing the number of hospital beds.

Dr Sally Ruane, deputy director of the health policy research unit at De Montfort University, told the BBC the plans don't add up.

Rutland Memorial Hospital
Google

She said: "It is based on the assumption that if you invest more in community services and integrating services, you can then produce an overall cheaper health system. There's no body of evidence that suggests you can do that."

The team that put the plan together said it "draws on widespread and diverse evidence from professional bodies, local clinicians and patients' own insights and experiences".

New Parks flat siege: Man due in court

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man is due in court today charged with firearms offences following a 10-hour siege at a flat in Leicester on Friday.

Armed police officers and negotiators were called to Keightley Road in New Parks at about 07:00 GMT and suspect David Bourassa was arrested that afternoon.

New Parks siege
BBC

The 40-year-old, from the same street, has been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply cannabis.  

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Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

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