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    Video caption: Girl, 10, with cerebral palsy fulfills birthday wish with charity walk

    Kaci, who has cerebral palsy, said it was her birthday wish to raise money for a charity supports disabled children.

  2. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It will be dry and bright with the odd patch of cloud, but there will be plenty of sunshine throughout the day.

    Into the evening, it will remain mild for the time of year but another chilly night is ahead.

  3. Today's weather from the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    After a cloudy start, sunny spells should develop into the afternoon, but with a scattering of showers.

    Mild for the time of year but with a colder night than of late.

    Darley Abbey
  4. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Dry and fine today, with patchy cloud and spells of hazy sunshine.

    Exceptionally mild but with a moderate southerly breeze.

    Possible spots of rain overnight but with winds dropping.

    Melton Mowbray
  5. Dog bowl and scissors among items flushed down toilets

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    A dog bowl, a block of butter, an apple and a pair of scissors were among the weirdest items flushed down toilets in the East Midlands this winter, Severn Trent has said.

    The water company said workers were also perplexed after finding clothes pegs, a pen, and a screwdriver in its treatment works.

    Apple and block of butter

    Grant Mitchell, who manages sewer blockages at Severn Trent, said: "[I] can’t help but wonder what people were thinking.

    "We can’t stress enough how important it is to only flush the three Ps (pee, poo and toilet paper) down the toilet - anything else needs to go into the bin."

    He added: "Many customers may not realise they are responsible for the waste pipe running away from their home.

    "Unblocking or repairing this section of pipe can be costly, but avoidable if you’re careful about what you put down your toilet or your sink."

    A pair of scissors in a drain
  6. Today's weather for the East Midlands

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Staying dry throughout the day, with mostly cloudy skies, although there may be some sunny spells in the morning.

    Winds will be blustery at times but it will be a mild night.

  7. Woman charged with child sex offences

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    A woman from Leicestershire has been charged with a number of child sex offences at a "secure training centre" in Buckinghamshire.

    Metropolitan Police said Ashley Wright, 26, was accused of two counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of sexual communication with a child, and abuse of position.

    Police officer

    The force said the alleged offences took place between 13 May 2019 and 31 January 2020.

    She will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on 18 March.

  8. Man charged after car hits gas station

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A man is due to appear in court next month after a car crashed into a gas station in Rothley on New Year's Day.

    Leicestershire Police were called to The Ridings in the early hours of 1 January following reports of a crash involving one car.

    A "small number" of residents in nearby properties were temporarily evacuated as a result.

    The man, 33, from Leicester, has been charged with driving without due care and attention, being the driver of a vehicle and failing to stop at a road accident and being the driver of a vehicle and failing to report that accident, the force said.

    He is on bail and due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on 19 March.

    Crash scene
  9. Council tax rise for Leicester and Leicestershire

    BBC Radio Leicester

    Councillors in Leicester and Leicestershire have approved a 5% rise in council tax.

    It means bills will go up by about £5 a month - although that could rise further once the police, fire service, district and parish councils confirm how much they'll charge for their share of the bills.

    The city and county councils say the impact of the pandemic and uncertainty over the future funding of services for vulnerable children and adults have caused the rise.

    Conservative councillor Byron Rhodes, the lead on finances for Leicestershire, also blamed an unfair distribution of money from central government.

    Leicestershire County Hall

    Bill Boulter, an opposition Liberal Democrat councillor for South and West Wigston, said: "Some of my residents, it's going to put them in a situation where they've got to feed the children, pay the council tax and pay the rent. They can't do it all. Something's got to give.

    "Pushing the council tax up this amount puts a lot of those families under a great deal of mental stress."


    Labour councillor Patrick Kitterick, representing Leicester's Castle ward, said: "I'm not happy with the budget that we've got tonight but what the budget does do is it caters for people's needs.

    "If that means that those of us that can pay, pay towards those who are more vulnerable, then it's something we should do."

  10. East Midlands weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning it will be cloudy and a band of heavy rain will push in from the west.

    This will quickly clear leaving a brighter afternoon with only isolated showers.

    Feeling chilly with a maximum temperature of 9°C (48°F).

    This evening and tonight skies will clear and it will feel quite chilly with some patchy frost possible in rural areas.

    A rainbow over a road in Melton Mowbray
  11. Today's weather for the East Midlands: Mild again

    BBC Weather

    Cloudy and breezy this morning, with a period of rain but this will clear leaving a dry afternoon.

    It will feel mild again with temperatures into double figures.

    A few showers are expected this evening, perhaps heavy but passing through swiftly.

  12. Weather for the East Midlands: A warmer day

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a very mild day, with temperatures into double figures.

    The morning should also be dry, with some brighter skies developing this afternoon.

    This evening will start off dry but a band of rain will pass through later.

    Daffodil in Cropwell Butler
  13. Video content

    Video caption: Coronavirus: Bodycam shows moment police find 'pop-up pub'

    The makeshift pub, found inside commercial premises in Leicester, included a bar, large TV screen and a pool table.