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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 16 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Our live updates across the day

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

And that's almost it for today. Thank you for joining us for our live coverage of Leicester City's title parade. We'll be back with updates for Leicestershire at 08:00 tomorrow morning. 

Happy faces on stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It looks as if that smile will have to be surgically removed from Claudio's face...

Claudio Ranieri
AP/Rui Vieira

Fans go mad for Kasabian

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A great photo of Kasabian at Victoria Park taken by Peter Hardy - it looks like it was amazing!

Can't wait to see them at King Power now.

Kasabian on stage
Peter Hardy

Players welcomed on stage

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

After a long wait for some fans, the players were welcomed on stage at Victoria Park...

Music continues at Victoria Park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The DJ is back on stage at Victoria Park and pumping the music out. 

'Joyous' party in Leicester

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

"It has just been a joy," reflects BBC Radio Leicester's Jo Hayward, as the crowds start to drift away.

'Electric' atmosphere

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Parade being followed from Mexcian beach

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Mike Wheeler who has emailed us from sunny Mexico. 

Mike wheeler and partner
Mike Wheeler

He says he's gutted he can't be there but is enjoying our live coverage. 

Thanks, Mike. 

Kasabian rock Victoria Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Here the Les-ta boys are an stage! It was only two years ago they played a huge concert at Victoria Park, now they're back.

Surge is a big Leicester City fan and told us a few weeks ago how he'd seen most games this season.

Kasabian on stage
PA

Premier League trophy lifted

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Here's the moment when the trophy was lifted in front of the crowd...

Trophy lifted
AFP

Surprise Kasabian performance

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Where you surprised by Kasabian? I heard rumours last week...

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Additional stops for some trains

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

If you need to get out of the city after the show...

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Live music on stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Kasabian are up there with Gary Lineker as famous sons from Leicester. 

Kasabian
PA

It had to be them to play Victoria Park tonight. 

Foxes commentator on international news channel

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A familiar face/voice in Leicester is becoming a household name now.

Ian Stringer is talking about being a lifelong Leicester City fan on the BBC News Channel.

Ian Stringer on BBC News Channel
BBC

Live music on stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Kasabian are now on stage...

"This one is for the underdogs," is how they're beginning their set. 

Title win has united city

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

"I'm struggling to hold back the tears," says Leicester City supporter Lee Jobber on BBC Radio Leicester. 

"If this doesn't pull the city together, nothing will." 

Fans partying in the park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Today's Tom Brown tweets...

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Great day out at Victoria Park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What a day it has (probably) been for this ice cream van. 

Ice cream van
Reuters

Leicester or Glastonbury?

Advice on getting the train home

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jamie Vardy on stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

He's having a party...

Jamie Vardy
Reuters

Live music coming up soon

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We've got Kasabian coming up in the next few minutes apparently. 

Some people have already paid £50 to see them over the bank holiday weekend, so I suspect they'll only perform a couple of songs tonight.   

Trophy lifted in park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

What a view of the moment when the Premier League trophy was lifted in front of the city again. 

Park
Reuters

Trophy lifted

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The Premier League trophy is lifted once more. 

There's confetti, fireworks and streamers all across the park. 

"Will we ever see this again?" asks BBC Radio Leicester's Ian Stringer as it happens. 

'The dream shall never die'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

"Keep dreaming, keep dreaming, don't wake up," is how Ranieri ends his on-stage interview. 

Ranieri: Crowd 'pushed' us to title

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Claudio looks close to tears on stage. 

He thanks the crowd for their belief and support. 

"They, push, they push, they push," he cries. 

Bus arriving at Curve earlier

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This was the scene at Curve earlier when the Leicester City parade buses arrived...

Fans welcome Jamie Vardy on stage

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Fan at Victoria Park
PA

Ranieri's press conferences relived

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We're now watching a montage of Claudio Ranieri's best bits from his press conferences.

Players on stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It's quite something this party - how many do you think are here?

Crowds at Victoria Park
Reuters

Vardy asked 'silly question'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Jamie Vardy is asked on stage whether that bus trip was the best of his life.  

"I think that's a silly question," he replies.  

Clean up under way

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Trophy lifted on stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The biggest cheer is reserved for Wes Morgan and Claudio Ranieri as they come on to the stage last. 

Fans being cheered onto stage

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Long-winded it may be - but do these fans care? Nope. 

Fans
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City centre 'empty'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Today's Quentin Rayner tweets...

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Bus riding 'blue wave' to park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Today's Tom Brown tweets...

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Buses arrive at Victoria Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Party ready to begin in the park

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

The DJ in Victoria Park is continuing to crank up the atmosphere. 

We've now got Viva La Vida from Coldplay coming through the speakers. 

Thousands at Victoria Park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Excuse the picture quality but seriously - look at this!!

TV screen showing crowds at Victoria Park
BBC

Players ready to meet fans

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Wes Morgan has just got off too, with a bit of Fatboy Slim's Right here, Right now blaring out through the speakers.