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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 14 March 2017
  2. Foxes to take on Sevilla for Champions League quarter-final spot
  3. Attempted murder charge after pedestrian hit by car
  4. Richard III team searched for Jack the Ripper victim
  5. Prison worker smuggled phones into Stocken Prison
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

That's just about it from us today - our colleagues over at BBC Sport will take you through the rest of the build up and the game

Local Live will bring you reaction whatever the result from 08:00 tomorrow. 

Fans set for historic night?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I suspect these stallholders will be doing a good trade in the hour or so before kick-off. 

Scarfs on a stall
Reuters

Could be a good collector's item. 

'Don't ask me what scoreline'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A few final thoughts from me - I fancy Leicester to qualify for the quarter-finals despite the 2-1 first leg deficit. 

Don't ask me about what scoreline though.  

Fans heading to the King Power Stadium

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

This girl has obviously done her maths homework nice and early and is making sure she is at the ground in plenty of time. 

Fans walk to the ground
Reuters

I wonder if she knows she has got a free bag of crisps waiting for her when she arrives? 

Vardy the 'in form' striker

Foxes 'look like side that won the league,' Sampaoli says

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has said he is wary of a rejuvenated Leicester City in the second leg. 

Jorge Sampaoli
Getty Images

He said: "It looks like the same set-up as when they won the league. 

"The change is in terms of their emotion and morale - they seem a lot more decisive now, they are going for it again."

Champions League awaiting 'first time' quarter finalists

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Whatever happens this evening - European football history will be made, because like Leicester, Sevilla have never made the quarter-finals of the Champions League. 

Sevilla vs. Leicester City
CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images

Who wants it more? 

Free food for City supporters

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester's fans were treated to free beer and donuts by the club's owners last season - tonight if you are heading to the ground you'll get a free bag of crisps.  

Crisps
Reuters

Question is: do you eat them or save them as another collector's item? 

Local Live extended for Champions League

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

As a special treat - Local Live will be staying with you a little longer tonight to build up to City's Champions League tie with Sevilla. 

I'll be guiding you through the extra time, you lucky souls. 

Players set to be greeted by blue and white flags

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Spot the steward... 

Steward among the flags at King Power Stadium
Reuters

'Leicester back to Leicester of last season'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Former Premier League defender Danny Higginbotham tweets... 

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A flag for every supporter

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Every fan at tonight's game will be able to wave a flag in their team's colours - should make for quite a spectacle.

Flags at the King Power Stadium
PA

Mendy won't face Sevilla

BBC Sport

We've yet to find out what Leicester City's starting eleven will be this evening but it won't include French midfielder Nampalys Mendy - he's out with a knee injury.

Aside from that, Craig Shakespeare has a pretty much full strength squad to choose from

Nampalys Mendy
Getty Images

Foxes looking focused and dapper

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Football fans gathering in the fanzone

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There are definitely now a few more Leicester supporters at the fanzone in Jubilee Square. 

Leicester fans
BBC

However, their chants of "champions of England, we know who we are" are still being drowned out by the visiting Spaniards and the DJ. 

Leicester v Sevilla: Fans 'know how to party'

Sumeer Kalyani

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

One thing I love about L eicester is we know how to throw a good party.  

Fanzone
BBC

Sevilla fans soaking up the pre-match atmosphere

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Meanwhile, hundreds of Sevilla fans are enjoying the fanzone in Leicester city centre ahead of this evening's match. 

Sevilla fans
BBC

There's a Bob Marley tribute act on the stage, but the supporters seem mostly interested in their own chants. 

From what I have heard - it promises to be some atmosphere at King Power Stadium. 

Sevilla fans
BBC

The million dollar question is: Will the Spaniards still be quite so lively come 21:45? 

Fan
BBC

Car crashes into Nando's in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

A car has crashed into the Nando's restaurant at Leicester's Highcross shopping centre.

Police said the driver nor the restaurant's diners were injured.

Car smashes into the side of a Nandos
BBC
Damaged car
BBC

Cops unite for picture

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nice photo - but not technically a selfie...

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Spirits high ahead of Foxes v Sevilla

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Your photos: Emerging from the deep

BBC Weather Watchers

Check out this cheeky chap emerging from a pond in Birstall. Thanks to Mogjo for the pic.

Frog
Mogjo

West Ham v Foxes ref announced

BBC Leicester Sport

Roger East will be the referee at the London Stadium for West Ham v Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.  

Roger East
Getty Images

Your views: Fenwick shutting at end of month

Facebook

Plenty of response on Facebook to the news Leicester's famous Fenwick store will close for good on 31 March.

Antony Statham wrote: "What an awful shame. This building will no doubt become either student accommodation or it'll rot away. I hope I'm wrong. But what a lovely shop." 

Fenwick
Google

Exhibition reunites former British Shoe Corporation staff

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

An exhibition charting the history of the British Shoe Corporation has opened at BBC Leicester.

The firm once employed more than 60,000 people and this event coincides with the demolition of its former factory in Braunstone.

Many of the company's former staff are expected to visit the exhibition over the next few days.

British Shoe Corporation exhibition
BBC

Afternoon weather update: Mild with bright spells

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

We should see a few sunny spells this afternoon and it'll stay mild with highs of 16C (61F).

Your photos: Blooming Breedon on the Hill

BBC Weather Watchers

A beautiful snap taken on a beautiful day. 

The flowers are blooming in Breedon on the Hill, thank you to our Weather Watcher sky girl for sending this in.

Breedon
sky girl

Watch: Former Fox Kante goes from strength-to-strength

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

This time last year N'Golo Kante was at the heart of Leicester City's title charge - now he's doing the same with Chelsea and Frank Lampard reckons he might be the best central midfielder in the world.

Here's Lampard and his co-pundits positively purring over Kante's performance against Manchester United last night.

Car ends up in ditch

Leicester v Sevilla fanzone opens

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Jubilee Square fanzone is open for business - but will it be the last one in Leicester?

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The changing face of Leicester's riverside

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester reporter

Millions of pounds has been put into regenerating Leicester's riverside area, both by Leicester City Council and private companies.

Here at De Montfort Uni, campus old buildings facing away from the river were knocked down along Mill Lane with new buildings opening up space. That's been landscaped into grass, seating areas and paths where people can sit and walk along the river.

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The city council is now turning its attention further up river towards Soar Lane and Soar Island.

It hopes to purchase 17 acres of land in the area which it can then turn over to developers to build both homes and businesses to revive the entire area.

It currently owns 80% of the land but is faced with compulsory purchasing the remaining 20% - a much slower prospect - but if that is completed by the end of the year, then it's hoped the new buildings and open waterways will start to appear by spring 2018.  

Richard III team hunt for Jack the Ripper victim

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

The team which found Richard III's remains has revealed its role in a case of equal notoriety - Jack the Ripper.

Crime author Patricia Cornwell asked experts from the University of Leicester to track down his last victim, Mary Kelly.

Mathew Morris and Dr Turi King
University of Leicester

Those who located and identified the former king under a car park in 2012 were approached to find Kelly's grave and analyse her remains.

The team said likely relatives had yet to be identified and also confirmed the bones may have been lost forever.

Attempted murder charge after pedestrian hit by car

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 24-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a pedestrian was hit by a car on a suburban street.

The victim suffered serious leg injuries when he was hit in Pickering Close in Leicester on Sunday.

Pickering Close
Google

Martin McCarthy, from Leicester, was also charged with dangerous driving, driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit and driving without insurance.  

He was due to appear before city magistrates today.

Soar Island revamp could start next year

BBC Radio Leicester

Building work on new homes and offices on Leicester's Soar Island should get under way by the spring of next year, according to the city council.

The authority already owns 80% of about 17 acres of land and hopes to buy the rest by December. 

Soar Island
Google

Man arrested over historical child abuse claims bailed

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A 59-year-old man arrested by police yesterday on suspicion of physically assaulting a child at a care home in Leicester in 1984 has been released on bail .

The arrest formed part of Operation Medway, a long-running investigation into historical allegations of child abuse.

Sports team hope Foxes exit music won't be needed

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

I've made an epic musical montage to end our coverage tonight that'll only be played if Leicester go out. I want my work to go in the bin.  

Sevilla to put Foxes' home form to the test

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City are yet to lose or draw at home in the Champions League while Sevilla have drawn their last two but are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions. More stats here .   

Sevilla v Leicester City
Getty Images

Man arrested over 1984 child abuse claims

BBC Radio Leicester

A man has been arrested by detectives in Leicester investigating allegations of historical abuse against children at care homes. 

The 59-year-old was detained yesterday on suspicion of physically assaulting a child at a Leicester care home in 1984 .

Operation Medway has been under way for several months.

Ex-Foxes star takes charge of Rams

BBC Sport

Derby County have made former Leicester City defender Gary Rowett their new manager .

The 43-year-old, who played for the Foxes from 2000 to 2002, is the Rams' fifth manager in 13 months.

Gary Rowett
Getty Images

Fly-tippers leave huge pile on city street

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The city council says it's investigating after a large pile of furniture and household waste was fly-tipped in Bruce Street in Leicester.

Bruce Street pile
Leicester City Council

The pile included a sofa, carpets and mattresses.