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Workers 'missing out on £31bn of overtime'

BBC Radio Leicester

Workers in the East Midlands are missing out on up to £31bn of overtime each year, according to the TUC trade union body.

Figures from the union show 20% of employees in the East Midlands work an extra seven-and-a-half hours of unpaid overtime a week.

Working extra hours means that you get tired. When an employer looks at somebody who's working 45 hours a week who's only contracted for 40, that's great for them. But, in the long-run, they could actually end up with an empty chair simply because that person is burnt out.

Mark FordBusiness Coach

Homes evacuated over suspicious package

BBC Radio Leicester

A number of homes were evacuated in Loughborough last night after a suspicious package was delivered to a property.

Herbert Street in Loughborough

Leicestershire Police were called to Herbert Street just after midnight.

Officers cordoned off the area and a bomb disposal unit was called in to examine the package.

It was later declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Leicestershire Police said: "Investigations are in their early stages and enquiries are being carried out in relation to the incident."

Rise in arson attacks in Leicestershire

BBC Radio Leicester

There's been a rise in the number of arson attacks in Leicestershire and Rutland, according to police figures.

Data obtained by BBC Radio Leicester shows officers investigated 319 alleged offences last year.

That compares to 271 reported arson attacks across Leicestershire and Rutland in 2013.

There are a lot of old factory buildings that have been derelict and these have been set on fire deliberately in many cases. Young people use them as playgrounds and they're being used by homeless people as shelter."

Det Con Del GillespieLeicestershire Police
Damage caused by an arson attack in Leicester

Leicester's Haymarket Theatre to reopen

Jonathan Lampon

BBC Radio Leicester News Editor

Leicester's Haymarket Theatre will reopen next week, more than 10 years after it closed its doors.

The Haymarket shut after ongoing funding problems in 2007 and was replaced by the £61m Curve arts centre, which opened in November 2008.

A builder paints the stage in the hold Haymarket Theatre
Haymarket Theatre

Millions of pounds have been spent refurbishing the old theatre which city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and members of the Haymarket Consortium will reopen on Tuesday.

It will hold small-scale productions before a grand opening, which is expected later this year.

Future of Foxes' defender Huth unclear

Mike McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has refused to be drawn on the future of defender Robert Huth.

Robert Huth
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Huth, 33, hasn't featured for the first team this season after starting the campaign with an ankle problem.

His contract, along with that of goalkeeper Ben Hamer, is due to expire this summer.

Puel said: "He [Huth] has not had a lot of game time in this moment.

"I understand it is difficult for him. We will see at the end of the season what will happen with Robert."

Scheme to get women into construction

BBC Radio Leicester

Women in Leicester are being encouraged to consider a career in construction as part of a city council initiative.

Leicester College is running taster sessions for courses including bricklaying, carpentry and plastering.

Women in construction taster class.
Women in Construction / Facebook

Harjinder Chada spent about 10 years working in an office but found herself struggling and is now a construction apprentice.

She said: "We spend time at college learning those skills and then go out and use them."