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Summary

  1. Leicester fans 'fired at' by Spanish police
  2. Storm Doris causing travel problems
  3. Amazon imam 'stopped in the street for selfies'
  4. Vardy goal gives City hope in Sevilla tie
  5. Updates for Thursday 23 February 2017

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. East Midlands weather update: Winds to ease tonight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    An amber warning for wind is valid until 20:00, with rain and strong winds continuing to cause travel disruption. 

    Wind and gusts will steadily ease over the course of this evening and overnight.

    Weather grid
  3. BreakingMurder arrest following death in Cosby

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who was found at a house with serious injuries.

    Leicestershire Police said they were called to the house in Brooklands Road, Cosby, Leicestershire, at 11:30 where they found the man inside.

    He was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.

    The force said "scene preservation" is currently in place along Brooklands Road, between Manor Road and Andrew Avenue, while investigations continue. 

    Brooklands Road
  4. Watch: Train staff pull branch off line

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Mike Tansey for this video showing train staff pulling a felled tree off the track at Barrow upon Soar.

    Literally "pulling together" to keep Britain moving!  

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch: Train staff pull branch off line at Barrow upon Soar
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J21A for A46 Leicester North and J22 for A50.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J21a, A46 (Leicester North) and J22, A50 (Coalville), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Your photos: Storm Doris across Rutland

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    These pictures have been sent in by Georgie Balmford - showing the impact of Storm Doris on Oakham in Rutland. 

    Collapsed wall in Oakham
    Tree over in Oakham
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J23 for A512 and J23A for A42.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J23, A512 (Loughborough) and J23a A42, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Your photos: Tree falls in Market Harborough

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nowhere across our region appears to have escaped the impact of Storm Doris - this tree has come down in Market Harborough. 

    Thanks to Hannah Eva Marie Newlyn for getting in touch via Facebook with it.    

    Fallen tree
  9. Storm Doris: 'Unsafe roofs' force road closures

    Sumeer Kalyani

    BBC East Midlands Today reporter

    The Inner Ring Road at St Georges Way in Leicester is being closed until further notice because of an unsafe roof.

    A side of Sanvey Gate is also being closed due to another unsafe roof.

    Both are likely to cause all sorts of huge traffic problems.

  10. Storm Doris batters Rutland Water

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    I've just been sent this picture of the wind and waves battering the sailing club's jetty at Rutland Water. 

    Water batters a jetty at Rutland Water

    Thanks to James Greenberry for braving the elements to take it. 

  11. Storm Doris affecting university estate

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    You might need to find an alternative route to your University of Leicester lecture/seminar...

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  12. Storm Doris rips roof from scout hut

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Uinsean Paddy Giolla Bháin for getting in touch via Facebook with this pic of Storm Doris damage from Sapcote.  

    Roofing from STorm Doris

    That pile of what looks like building rubbish is actually from the scout hut roof. 

  13. Tigers name side for Quins test

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Here is the Leicester Tigers team in full ahead of the game at Harlequins tomorrow night.

    Leicester Tigers team graphic
  14. Why the name Storm Doris?

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    I was a little baffled as to why today's storm is called "Doris". 

    Well, it seems "Doris" was voted for by the public as part of the Met Office's "Name Our Storms pilot scheme" - which helped compile the list of storm names for 2016 to 2017. 

    met office

    Very straight-forward!  

  15. Your photos: Rainbow in Loughborough

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Claire Michelle Kasher for sending in this excellent picture of a rainbow earlier this morning over Ashby Road in Loughborough. 

    Rainbow

    I wonder who found the pot of gold? 

  16. Storm Doris: Part of bank frontage pulled off

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

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  17. Storm Doris causing problems across city

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    BBC East Midlands Today's cameras have been braving Storm Doris and found this billboard that has been pulled down on Vaughan Way in Leicester. 

    billboard pulled down