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Summary

  1. Cannabis factory found in Thorpe Astley
  2. Elderly woman 'punched in the face'
  3. Taxi passenger pleads guilty to 'car dooring'
  4. Shakespeare to discuss future after Hull match
  5. Foxes to take a trip for warm-weather training
  6. Updates for Friday 3 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Leicestershire Local Live this week. Updates will start again on Monday at 08:00. 

  2. Reassurance events to be held following fatal fire

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Following Wednesday's fatal fire in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in which a man died at a commercial property on Market Street, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding some community reassurance sessions.

    The fire service will be on hand in the town tomorrow and on Tuesday to give advice to local business owners and residents. 

  3. East Midlands weather update: More rain to come tonight

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It’ll be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain through this evening and overnight. 

    The rain could be heavy at times but will become patchier in the early hours.

    Weather
  4. Burst water pipe causing problems in Loughborough

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The water supplier has said some people in Loughborough might not have any water this afternoon and evening due to a burst pipe on Chaveney Road. 

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  5. Watch: Shakespeare focusing on Hull match

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Craig Shakespeare has told the media his focus is only on tomorrow's match against Hull...

    Video content

    Video caption: Craig Shakespeare has told the media his focus is only on tomorrow's match against Hull
  6. Police appeal after man was knocked unconscious in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are asking for help to identify this man captured on CCTV...

    CCTV of wanted man

    It's after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in Leicester last month.

    He was knocked unconscious outside a premises on East Gates in Leicester and needed hospital treatment for an injury to his face.

    It happened on Saturday 4 February.

  7. Police find 150 cannabis plants in Thorpe Astley house

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have discovered this cannabis factory at a house in Thorpe Astley...

    Cannabis plants

    Officers went into the property on Priestman Road on Wednesday and discovered more than 150 cannabis plants in the top floor of the address.

    No-one was arrested and police are investigating.

  8. Five arrested after attempt to steal Aldi cash machine

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    You might remember back in December last year there was an attempt to steal the cash machine at Aldi on Meridian Way.

    Well police have said they've just arrested five people in the West Leicester area in connection with the offence.

    Aldi

    Four men aged between 19 and 42 have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

    A 39-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property.

    All are in police custody.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J2 for B4669 and M1 J21.

    M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M69 northbound between J2, B4669 (Burbage) and M1 J21, Leicester, because of an accident.

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

  10. Family 'worried' about missing man

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Have you seen this man? Leicestershire Police have told us he's been reported missing and his family are feeling "increasingly worried".

    Tofikahmed Kureshi

    Tofikahmed Kureshi is 40 years old and was last seen on Diseworth Street in Leicester just before midnight last night.

  11. Foxes to get some 'bonding time' on a trip away

    BBC Leicester Sport

    It looks like the Foxes will be heading away for some spring sunshine soon.

    Craig Shakespeare said the club is taking the players away for a few days after the Hull game - a trip that has apparently been in the pipeline for a few months.

    Leicester City players warming up before match

    They'll do a bit of warm-weather training and use it as an opportunity to get together as a team.

  12. Ulloa fit and 'raring to go'

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Going back to the game against Hull this weekend, Craig Shakespeare said he thinks the game is "bigger" that the match against Liverpool.

    He said: "We have to put in another performance. The players realise that. 

    "The first start is getting back-to-back wins and I’m confident with the squad we have we can pull away (from the relegation zone).”  

    Craig Shakespeare

    When asked about Leonardo Ulloa (who had said he wouldn't play for the club again ), Shakespeare said: “It was just a case of him getting fit. He’s raring to go.”

  13. Foxes interim boss 'comfortable' with recruitment process

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Craig Shakespeare has started his press conference by confirming "everyone’s fit" for their game against Hull this weekend.

    Craig Shakespeare

    He then moved on to the topic everyone is talking about - who will be Claudio Ranieri's long-term successor.

    The clubs interim boss said: “I’ll leave that to the powers that be. I’ve been told to prepare for this game.

    “I’ve been kept informed and I’m quite comfortable with that."

    When asked about the Roy Hodgson rumours he said it was "just speculation".

  14. Watch: Woman injured in axe robbery

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we told you about how a woman suffered a head injury when a shop was robbed by a man carrying an axe.

    Well here's some shocking footage that shows the robbery taking place...

    Video content

    Video caption: Woman injured in Melton by 'man carrying axe'
  15. Elderly woman punched in face during attempted burglary

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A man forced himself into a house in Leicester and demanded money from a 77-year-old woman.

    He then punched the woman in the face - she needed hospital treatment for her injuries.

    The man didn't get any cash and didn't taken anything from the house on Richmond Road on Wednesday. 

    Det Cons Matthew Wiggins said: “This was a nasty attack on an elderly woman in the middle of the day at a busy period and there would have been numerous people around.

    “If you may have seen the suspect either before or after the offence, or have any information that may assist, please contact me.”

  16. Foxes press conference underway

    Ian Stringer

    BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

    Coffee was interrupted by the Caretaker Manager's arrival...

    Coffee cup