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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 15 August 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - updates will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.

Weather: A warm and sunny day tomorrow

Kaye Forster

Weather Presenter

Staying dry with some sunshine for the rest of the day. Remaining dry overnight and the cloud will melt away giving clear skies.

Minimum temperature 10C (50F).

Weather
BBC

A dry and sunny start tomorrow with clear blue skies. Temperatures will peak at 22C (72F).

Harvesting under way in Rutland

BBC Weather Watchers

Thank you to "Andy Rutland" for uploading this photo on Saturday - the view from your living room.

It looks like the harvest season has begun in Rutland.

Harvesting in Rutland
Andy's Rutland

'A new perspective' for Leicester Somalis

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Somali families by the canal
BBC

"As a city Leicester is rightly proud of its waterways and so we think getting out onto the towpath - or even onto the water - is a must for anyone living here. It's a great way of seeing the city from a new perspective and will give the families the chance to perhaps try something new or even just show them some of the best spots to get away from it all."

Liz FleutyCanal & River Trust

Opportunity for thousands of Somalis

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Canal & River Trust is working with the Somali Community Parents' Association so families can go on boat trips, walks along the canal and spend an evening canoe paddling.

SOCOPA is a charity that helps families from a range of nationalities settle in Leicester.

Somali families on a boat
BBC

Chief executive Abdikayf Farah said: "It will be a really good opportunity for our community to access and explore the environment and waterways surrounding Leicester and to take part in these activities. We are delighted to be the first organisation to offer this to over 15,000 Somalis living in Leicester."

'The Tinkerman' expected to make some changes

BBC Leicester Sport

The former Leicester City captain Matt Elliot expects Claudio Ranieri to "tinker" with the squad for Saturday's Premier League fixture against Arsenal...

Somali community take to the water

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

How well do you know Leicester's waterways? I must admit I've not really explored them in the time I've been here.

This week the city's Somali community are getting the chance to learn about our canals and rivers by exploring the city by water.

Somali families on the waterway
BBC

Not bad in weather like this.  

Travel: Crash causing delays

Medal-winning throw for GB

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I bet she has been "train-ing" hard in her event...

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Maybe they could award her with a free railcard as well... worth asking Sophie.

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Olympic medal in hammer throw

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Well done to Loughborough-based Sophie Hitchon - I've just saw her win a bronze in the women's hammer throw.

Sophie Hitchon
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She threw 74.54 metres on her final attempt.

Fair play - I'd struggle just to pick it up!

Three months of road works begin

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Highways England starts resurfacing the A42 tonight - from J13 in Ashby-de-la-Zouch to where it meets the M1 at J23a. 

Work will be between 21:00 and 06:00 on weeknight, going through till midday at the weekends. It'll take until early November to complete.

Definitely worth bearing in mind if you're flying from East Midlands Airport soon... or picking up someone that is.

Kante's Chelsea debut

BBC Leicester Sport

This guy will be playing in a different kind of blue shirt tonight...

N'Golo Kante
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It's N'Golo Kante's debut for Chelsea.

They spent about £30m on the former Leicester City midfielder this summer.

Teen killed in crash named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The 19-year-old man who died in a crash in Ashby on Sunday has been named as Daniel Hope from Woodville near Swadlincote in Derbyshire, 

He was driving in the direction of Ashby in the early hours when the car left the road.

There were no other vehicles involved.

Your comments: Diving facilities

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On our Facebook page you've been discussing the lack of diving facilities in Leicestershire.

Olympic diver
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Bob Wilson says: "To be fair there are only 93 pools with diving facilities in the entire country and only 12 of those have 10m platforms. If it's a sport you're seriously considering the chances are you're going to have to travel to do it whatever part of the country you live in."

Tracy Hunt says: "There used to be an amazing board in South Wigston pool."

Taggart: 'His heart's not in it'

BBC Leicester Sport

The former Leicester City player Gerry Taggart thinks Riyad Mahrez should be sold...

Could we have the next Olympic diver?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Tom Daley
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"In Leicestershire there is no swimming pool with diving facilities since they closed St Margaret's Swimming Baths about 20 years ago. We may have the next Tom Daley sitting somewhere in our county and they're not able to shine because there are no facilities.

Judy LeaderAmateur Swimming Association

Inspired divers would 'struggle' in Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

"You don't get youngsters coming here and seeing people diving so where they're meant to get their inspiration from once Tom Daley's finished his event at the Olympics I have no idea. If we had aspiring divers we wouldn't know and they really would struggle to do anything about it."

Alison BolandChair of Melton Mowbray Swimming Club

Olympic legacy let down

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Alison Boland also says she feels the club has been "let down" by the councils and institutions who promised an Olympic legacy from London 2012.

Tom Daley in London 2012 Olympics
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Singer thanks Leicester audience

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

It was the last performance of Sister Act at Curve theatre in Leicester on Saturday - I'm pretty gutted I didn't see it now.

It stared Alexandra Burke who you might remember from the X Factor. From her Twitter it looks like she enjoyed her time here...

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Tyler was 'very popular with the community'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

At the time of Tyler's death the singer Bizzi Dixon organised a memorial gig to help pay for the teenager's funeral.

Bizzi Dixon
BBC

When interviewed by the BBC for that he said: "Tyler's family's lives have been turned upside down. 

"He was a wonderful, bubbly, friendly young man."

Sir Frank Whittle plane has 'major works'

Hinckley Times

An iconic replica of the first British jet designed in Lutterworth has been given a £20,000 refurbishment.

Fire crew 'thoughts' with injured policeman

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

No diving board in Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

If you live in Leicester and you wanted to become a diver you'd need to travel at least 25 miles and into another county to find the nearest diving board.

There's one in Corby and one in Coventry.

Olympic diver
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Manslaughter plea stops trial going ahead

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Pravdit Sian was expected to begin a murder trial today but his guilty plea of manslaughter was accepted by the court.

Tyler Thompson
Event poster

Tyler Thompson was stabbed in the chest in November last year.

Anniversary of police deaths

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might remember this happening 14 years ago today...

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Police say they are also marking the anniversary of another police death today - it's been 130 years since PC Thomas Barrett was beaten to death by a man he spoke to about non-payment of a fine.

Calls for bigger pools and diving boards

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last week Team GB's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears became Britain's first ever Olympic gold medal winners for diving.

Before this Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow had won bronze for the men's synchronised 10-metres.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears
Getty Images

But to learn and practice diving you need the right facilities right? 

Well this is something we are lacking in Leicestershire and Rutland according to the chair of Melton Mowbray Swimming Club.

Afternoon weather update

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Blue sky and sunshine throughout the afternoon with temperatures up to 23C (73F).

Man admits killing Leicester teenager

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Pravdit Sian, from Litelmede in Leicester, has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 16-year-old Tyler Thompson in November last year.

He will be sentenced tomorrow.

Tributes left for Tyler Thompson
BBC

Cricket: Day Three in Northamptonshire

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicestershire are back in action again today in Day Three of their County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

The Foxes were all-out for 519 yesterday whilst Northants closed on 142 for four. 

The Steelbacks need 377 runs with six wickets remaining to win.

Truck found abandoned

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

So we know the man being held in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder is a 34 year old.

Police say he was arrested yesterday afternoon after a truck struck a police officer.

Police at the scene of the crash
BBC

The policeman's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The truck has since been found abandoned near to Main Street, in Woodthorpe.

Cricket: Pitch 'holding out well'

BBC Leicester Sport

Richard Rae takes a look at the pitch ahead of day three at Wantage Road...

Policeman still in hospital

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've spoken to Leicestershire Police this morning who say the police officer who was hit by a car yesterday is still in a stable condition in hospital.

We're expecting to get some more information from them soon - I'll keep you posted.

Police on the scene of the crash
BBC

New milestone for Eckersley

BBC Leicester Sport

Yesterday was a day to remember for Leicestershire batsman Ned Eckersley - he became just the third Foxes player to hit three centuries in successive innings.

Ned Eckersley
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On Day Two of their County Championship match against Northamptonshire the Foxes had been reduced to 61 for three early on.

Then Eckersley's 107 helped the Foxes reach a healthy 519.

Forensic team investigate policeman crash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Forensic Collision Investigation Unit in Loughborough yesterday after a police officer was hit by a car on Hillcrest Drive.

The driver is still in police custody.

Police at the scene of the crash
BBC

Dasaolu misses out on race final

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Also worth a mention is the Loughborough based athlete James Dasaolu who was in action in the men’s 100m semi-final.

He finished in sixth place with a time of 10.16. That sounds pretty quick to me but it wasn't quick enough to get him to the final.

James Dasaolu
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This isn't the last we've seen of him though - he’ll be back for the 4x100m relay later this week.

PCC sends wishes to 'brave' police officer

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Bitter sweet for Loughborough Diamond

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Emily Diamond is another former Loughborough student who was in action in the Olymics over the weekend.

In the 400m semi-finals, she ran the second fastest race of her career but only managed sixth place.

Emily Diamond
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She said “I’m really happy - I didn’t expect to run sub 52 this week."