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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 17 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Local Live has now finished for the week but updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.

Weather: More rain expected

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

Cloudy overnight with outbreaks of rain, mostly light and patchy. Lows of 11C (52F).

MP's attend vigil for colleague

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester's Labour MP's Jon Ashworth and Liz Kendall are at the clock tower paying respects to their colleague Jo Cox who was killed yesterday.

MP's at vigil in Leicester
BBC

Beadman 'attacked Kayleigh with brick'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The man who admitted killing 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood did a Google search for "lime pit" hours after dumping her body in a Leicestershire hedgerow, a court has heard.

Police and forensic officers at the scene where Kayleigh Haywood's body was found
Getty Images

The jury was told Stephen Beadman said to detectives he "switched" and attacked Kayleigh with a brick near Ibstock after drinking shots of vodka mixed with rum.

The 29-year-old is on trial for falsely imprisoning Kayleigh, a charge he denies.

Leicester gathers to remember MP

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

About 100 people are at Leicester's Clock Tower right now paying tribute to MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her West Yorkshire constituency yesterday.

Vigil at Leicester clock tower
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

'Development would harm the character of the landscape'

Hinckley Times

Plans for a housing estate next to a beauty spot in the borough have been thrown out by a High Court judge.  

Football fan gets special hospital visit

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

What a treat for this little lady!

Alisha has had a visit from the former Leicester City player Alan Birchenall who brought along some shorts signed by Jamie Vardy and football boots signed by Kasper Schmeichel.

Alisha with Alan Birchenall and her gifts
Leicester Hospitals

Appeal after Hinckley burglaries

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police are trying to identify these two men in connection with three burglaries in Hinckley town centre.

They happened in the early hours of Friday 27 May.

CCTV images of wanted men
Leicestershire Police

Leicester MP to attend vigil

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Shearer backs Vardy start

BBC Leicester Sport

Alan Shearer has called on Roy Hodgson to start Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in the final group game of Euro 2016 against Slovakia on Monday.

Alan Shearer
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Foxy hat for Ascot

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The gimmicks just keep coming...

This hat made an appearance at Royal Ascot yesterday for Ladies' Day, in recognition of Leicester City FC winning the Premier League.

Woman wearing foxes hat
The British Polio Fellowship

I hope it didn't scare the horses.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Men attacked in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two men needed surgery after they were attacked separately in Leicester.

Both assaults happened early on 4 June. 

A 20-year-old man was targeted in Bede Park - he also had his phone and wallet stolen. 

The other man was a 24-year-old and was attacked at a similar time on Narborough Road.

Police lower flags in respect

Lead stolen from school roofs

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two schools in Ibstock and one in Hugglescote have become the latest victims of lead thieves.

St Denys Infant School and Ibstock Junior School had lead taken from their buildings earlier this month. It's thought someone used scaffolding on the building to get onto the roof.

New pay structure 'fair for everybody'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Samworth Bros chief executive Alex Knight says: "As a result of lots of conversations with staff we've come up with a solution where everybody is going to be earning above the national living wadge. 

"Absolutely no employee is going to go backward in terms of their pay and we've managed to enhance our benefits package."

The company said people who work the anti-social hours will get a higher hourly pay rate.

Melton food manufacturer settles pay dispute

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The bosses of Samworth Brothers in Melton Mowbray say they've settled a long running dispute with staff about pay.

Earlier this year, the company wrote to staff explaining they'd be getting a 15% basic pay rise but at the same time would have their bonuses for working on Sundays, bank holidays and overtime cut.

Sandwich
Thinkstock

Now they say they have come up with a more balanced pay structure for employees.

Council shelves Leicester to Burton railway line

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Well it's official - the county council is scrapping any prospect of making the Leicester to Burton railway line a passenger route.

Earlier this month the council released the findings of a report into the idea - it found getting government funding for the project would be "unlikely".

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More support for Jo Cox vigil

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Harlow text reveals age gap fear

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Another message Luke Harlow sent to Kayleigh Haywood read: "I really like you I just keep worrying about the age range because I could get into trouble.

"I am too old for you and I will get into trouble for seeing you."

Kayleigh Haywood
Leicestershire Police

Harlow, from George Avenue in Ibstock, admits online grooming and indecency charges relating to Kayleigh Haywood. His neighbour Stephen Beadman has admitted raping and murdering her. 

Both deny falsely imprisoning the teenager at Harlow's flat in November last year.

Afternoon weather update

BBC Weather

Plenty of cloud around this afternoon with some hazy sunny spells later. 

Risk of catching a shower later this afternoon and this evening.

Harlow asks schoolgirl to keep meeting 'secret'

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

A jury's been hearing details of text messages between the murdered Leicestershire schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood and the man who admits grooming her online.

Artist drawing of Luke Harlow
BBC

Luke Harlow, who's 27 years old, texted the 15-year-old from Measham to say: "Let's just keep it secret."

Police programme stopped teenager going to Syria

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire's Chief Constable Simon Cole is the national police lead on "Prevent" and argues it is having a positive impact.

Conflict in Syria
Getty Images

He says: "We think nationally about three quarters of the referrals to Prevent have a positive impact on the person.

"For instance there was a teenage lad who was thinking of going to Syria, people around him were concerned about that. 

"Some mentoring was put around him and he has not gone to Syria and his performance at school has massively improved."

Weather conditions 'frustrating'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Cricket ground 'resembled a lake'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire Cricket Club say: "Aylestone was affected by flash flooding on Tuesday and the Fischer County Ground resembled a lake with the water subsequently gathering in the far corner of the ground.

Further rain has fallen either side of that particular deluge and although the club brought in heaters to try to dry everywhere out, conditions remain sodden and unfit.

"An inspection has been conducted by match umpires Rob Bailey and Russell Evans, and they have concluded that the ground is unfit for play today."

Vardy tweets after England goal

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

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I bet it is! 

Foxes T20 Blast cancelled

BBC Leicester Sport

We're just hearing Leicestershire's T20 Blast against Worcestershire tonight has been called off because the Grace Road ground is too wet.

Leicestershire cricket team
Getty Images

The Foxes last three one-day games have been badly affected by rain with only 23 overs played out of a possible 240.  

Leicester MP supports Leicester vigil

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Water issues in Husbands Bosworth

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you live or work in the Husbands Bosworth you might not have any water in the taps!

Severn Trent say one of their pieces of equipment has failed to operate as it should do.

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Vigil organisers request tributes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

People are being asked to bring candles, banners and flowers to a vigil at Leicester's clock tower this evening.

It's been organised to remember the MP Jo Cox who was killed yesterday.

Clock tower in Leicester
BBC

PCC claims national programme alienates Muslims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire's Chief Constable has defended an anti-extremism programme after the county's new Police Commissioner called for it to be reviewed.

Willy Bach
BBC

Willy Bach thinks the national programme "Prevent" isn't working because it's alienating Muslim communities.  

Bridgen: 'It just broke my heart yesterday'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Another MP who has spoken out about the killing of Jo Cox is Andrew Bridgen.  

Police corden by the library in Birstall
Getty Images

The MP for Northwest Leicestershire says: "Jo Cox has been in the house for only a year and made an impression.

"She's a very good speaker and she's very energetic and committed and she's been taken away from her husband and her community and most of all her children. It just broke my heart yesterday."

Killed MP was respected and liked

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

One of many paying tribute to Jo Cox this morning is Sir Alan Duncan - a Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton.

Tributes to Jo Cox
Getty Images

He said: "People think of the House of Commons as being one side fighting the other, and that is often the case.

"But then some people stand up and you think 'I really respect them, I really like them, we don't agree on everything but I really like them' and she was in that category."

Cricket: Foxes hope rain stays away for T20 Blast

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicestershire are hoping to play a full game of cricket tonight when they face Worcestershire in the T20 Blast. 

Their last three one-day matches have all been dominated by the weather.

Leicestershire T20 cricket
Getty Images

Hopeful about cricket commentary

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Leicester's cricket commentator is hopeful about the weather tonight... 

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Electrics caused fire in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two fire crews in Leicester have spent the morning fighting a fire in a block of flats on Avonside Drive.

The fire in the living room of one flat is believed to have been an accident caused by electrics.

Residents were told to leave the block while firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

Flooding fears reduced

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This time yesterday I was telling you about flooding in north-west Leicestershire but it seems like the situation has improved.

Flooding in Whitwick
Leon Spence

The Environment Agency's flood warning for Grace Dieu Brook at Whitwick and Thringstone is no longer in place.

There are now just two flood alerts for the Lower River Soar in Leicestershire and four urban watercourses in Loughborough.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • People in Leicestershire are paying tribute to the West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox who was killed yesterday
  • Flooding fears have been reduced in north-west Leicestershire
  • Leicestershire hope the weather will allow them to complete their T20 Blast against Worcestershire this evening