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  1. That's all for this week

    That's it from us today and indeed this week. Thanks for your company.

    We'll be back from 08:00 Monday morning with the latest news for Cambridgeshire.

    We'll leave you with this picture of a rather grey-looking Ramsey, sent in by BBC Weather Watcher 'Fran's Place'.

    Have a great weekend.

    Fields with grey sky
  2. That's all for this week

    Thanks for your company this week.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, travel, weather and sport updates.

    See you then.

  3. That's all from us today

    Live updates have now finished for Northamptonshire.

    You can follow the Cobblers, the Saints, the US Grand Prix, and Ben Duckett playing for England via the BBC Sport website.

    We'll leave you with this circumzenithal arc, or sun halo, captured by one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

    See you Monday.

  4. Another one from the archives: Troops guard wreck of Zeppelin 1916 at Potters Bar

    And while we're on the subject of airships, here's a photograph from 100 years ago this month of British soldiers guarding the remains of a German craft during World War One.

    The sentries are guarding the wreckage of the German Navy Zeppelin L31, which crashed at Potters Bar after being attacked by a British fighter. 

    Sentries guarding the wreckage of the German Navy Zeppelin L31
  5. One from the archives: R101 at Cardington in October 1930

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The giant hangars at Cardington in Bedfordshire are today being used for the new generation of airships, but in the 1920s and 1930s they was used for the first wave.

    Eighty-six years ago this month the doomed R101 airship was photographed at its moorings in Cardington prior to its departure for India. It crashed en route.

    4 October 1930: R101 at its moorings in Cardington, Bedfordshire prior to its departure for India.
  6. U's looking to bounce back from loss

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    It's a trip to Devon for Cambridge United tomorrow, as they head to Exter in League Two.

    The U's sit 21st in the League Two table. They take the lowest total of away goals in the league to the side with the lowest total registered at home.

    League Two table bottom six

    However, manager Shaun Derry feels that particular statistic is irrelevant.

    "Football can change really quickly," said Derry

    "Going into last weekend's game we were one of the in-form teams, and we still are".

    "We've just got to concentrate on what we can do".

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire will have full match commentary from 15:00 - 96FM and Freeview channel 722.

  7. Weather: Scattered showers but sunny spells tomorrow

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    A few scattered showers overnight but much of the time dry and temperatures falling to 5C (41F).


    Mist and fog patches will gradually clear on Saturday morning to leave much of the day dry with sunny spells, but a few scattered showers will be possible. Temperatures will reach highs of 14C (57F).

    There are more details on the BBC Weather website

  8. Cambridgeshire 'needs to catch up with Midlands and North', says LEP boss

    Deborah McGurran

    BBC Political editor, East of England

    The forthcoming Autumn Statement has to deliver a number of new schemes for the area, according to the chief executive of the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.  

    Neil Darwin says that infrastructure is key to economic growth: "We are the fastest-growing region in the country and Cambridgeshire is the fastest-growing county."

    Neil Darwin, Chief Executive Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership

    He said that without investment in infrastructure here the area runs the risk of seeing growth move away. "In the light of the European Referendum and other pressures, we may well see existing businesses leave, let alone new ones come in," he said.

    Mr Darwin warned that growth in the county could be hit: "We have been in the shadow of the North and the Midlands for the past five years if not even longer. This is about us catching up and actually delivering growth for the county."

  9. New appeal in Luton body-in-bin case after dead mother named

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    As we reported a little while ago, a woman found dead in a flat in at flat in Essex Close, Luton, has been named as Tabussum Winning.

    Her death is being linked to the discovery of a man's body in a bin in the same street.

    Det Insp Fraser Wylie, said: “I’m appealing for the public to come forward if they know anything which could help our investigation. 

    “Did you know Tabussum? Whether you knew her as a friend or a colleague, or simply used to see her out and about in Luton, we want to hear from you. “We’re also continuing to ask for anyone who witnessed suspicious activity between Friday 7 and Monday 10 October in and around Essex Close to get in touch. “We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a black wheelie bin being taken along the street, or anyone who lived nearby who has noticed that their wheelie bin has gone missing.” 

  10. Posh have 'pretty much full-strength' squad for AFC Wimbledon match

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United host AFC Wimbledon at the Abax stadium tomorrow. Posh will be hoping to capitalise on Tuesday's 3-0 win over Northampton.

    Shaq Coulthirst (pictured), who scored midweek, could be involved. His hamstring injury "isn't as bad as first feared".

    Boss Grant McCann says his squad is pretty at much full-strength, aside from Lee Angol, Brad Inman and Jermaine Anderson.

    "One or two little knocks, but all looking ok," he said.

    "Everyone's in good spirits and looking forward to [the match]".

    Shaq Coulthirst

    McCann has thanked Posh fans for turning out in force on Tuesday night and urged them to return in numbers this weekend.

    Full match commentary will be available on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire from 15:00 on 95.7FM and 1026MW.

  11. 'I'm coming after you', MP warns housing firm

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, says he will use all options available to him as to investigate a housing agreement in Peterborough.

    Seventy-four families are being evicted from St Michael's Gate in Parnwell, after the city council struck a deal with private company Stef and Philips to move homeless families in.

    Speaking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Mr Jackson said he was not taking the issue lightly.

    "Stef and Philips, I'm coming after you," he said.

    Stewart Jackson

    "I will use all the forces possible to a Member of Parliament, with ministers and regulators.

    "If you know what's good for you, you will engage and explain your position".

    Stef and Philips has  been unavailable for comment.  

  12. High Court decision on Watford allotments put on hold

    A decision on whether to take the issue of the Watford allotments to judicial review will not be known today.

    A judge at the High Court has listened to arguments from both sides and has decided to reserve judgement.

    Allotment holders in Watford have been trying to save the Farm Terrace plots from being built on as part of the Health Campus scheme.

  13. Commissioner welcomes support for PD Finn


    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, has welcomed the huge public support for the injured police dog Finn.

    Police dog Finn and PC Dave Wardell

    A petition calling for equality between police animals and officers in the eyes of the law - launched shortly after Finn and handler PC Dave Wardell, were stabbed pursuing a suspect - reached more than 100,000 signatures today and could now be debated in parliament.

    Mr Lloyd said: “We fully embrace the sentiment behind this petition and support more recognition of the work police animals do.

    "Finn is a credit to the service and has been a huge part of the team, not just on this occasion."

    The commissioner said the language used in the law “doesn’t feel right” and that a greater understanding of the risks animals and handlers face was needed.

    “Hopefully this petition will lead to a wider debate about the way we treat officers and animals when they are attacked," he said.

  14. Police officer assaulted in Milton Keynes

    Carol Abercrombie

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer in Milton Keynes.

    Thames Valley Police said it followed an incident at a petrol station in Newport Road at about 02:00. 

    Although injured, the officer didn't need hospital treatment.

    A 29-year-old from Coventry is in police custody.

  15. Local football league weekend round-up

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    When Milton Keynes Dons last won at home, David Cameron was still prime minister, we hadn't voted to leave the EU, nobody had heard of Honey G and Ed Balls was still thought of as a serious politician.

    This week in League One, the Dons continue the quest for a first home win since 5 March - when they beat QPR 2-0 (pictured) - and welcome back Joe Walsh and Darren Potter after suspension at home to Southend.

    MK Dons v QPR

    In League Two, Stevenage host Carlisle, Wycombe are at home to Barnet and Nathan Jones' Luton are without suspended leading scorer Danny Hylton at home to Mansfield.  

  16. Cobblers boss Page wants to 'put it right' against Shrewsbury

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton Town are looking to end their poor run of form this Saturday at League One's bottom club, Shrewsbury Town.

    The Cobblers are winless in October and have slipped to 12th in the table.

    They will still be smarting from their 3-0 loss to Peterborough United. Manager Rob Page is glad of the chance to put it behind them quickly...

    Rob Page
    Quote Message: Thing ain't going right for us at the minute but the game can't come quick enough so we can put it right." from Rob Page Northampton Town manager
    Rob PageNorthampton Town manager
  17. Weekend of events for St Crispin's and Northamptonshire Day

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Tomorrow the St Crispin Street Fair comes to Northampton's Abington Street, and will run until Tuesday.

    Then on Sunday there are Northamptonshire Day celebrations at Brixworth Country Park. Northamptonshire Day is celebrated on the nearest Sunday to St Crispin's Day, which is Tuesday, 25 October.

    St Crispin is the Patron Saint of Shoemakers.

    Brixworth country park

    If you're off to either of those or any other events around the county, find out if you'll need your brolly or your sunglasses by heading to the BBC Weather website.

  18. Five jailed for Huntingdon assault

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Five men have been jailed for a violent attack on three men outside a pub in Huntingdon earlier this year.

    Police were called to reports of 10 to 12 men fighting, some armed with fence posts and a metal pole, on Huntingdon High Street on Saturday, 19 March.

    Five men jailed after Huntingdon assault

    Pictured, clockwise from top, Alexandru Petrescu, 21, Cosmin Palade, 30, Daniel Bordeianu, 34, Remus Grecu, 27 and Ionatan Lupu, 21, all of Stukeley Road, Huntingdon, were all arrested in connection with the disorder.

    All were charged with violent disorder. Lupu, Grecu and Palade were all also charged with causing actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. Grecu was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm. All admitted the charges against them at Peterborough Crown Court on 18 August.

    Grecu was jailed for a total of four years, Lupu and Palade were jailed for a total of 18 months each and Bordeianu and Petrescu were each handed 12-month prison sentences.

    They were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court today.  

  19. Body-in-bin double murder inquiry: Dead mother named

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

     A mother, whose death has been linked to the discovery of a body in a bin in the same street in Luton, has been named.

    Tabussum Winning

    The body of Tabussum Winning, 34, who was originally from Pakistan, was discovered in her home in Essex Close on 10 October.

    A double murder investigation was launched on Wednesday after her death was linked to the discovery of a man's body in a bin in the street on Monday. 

    It is thought Ms Winning and the man were partners. Yesterday it was revealed that Ms Winning had recently given birth. The baby is being cared for.  

    One man has been arrested in connection with both deaths and has been released on bail pending further inquiries. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bedfordshire Police.

  20. Shrewsbury's Northampton-born Toney say Cobblers 'best part of his career'

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Cobblers fans will see a familiar face in the opposition tomorrow as Northampton Town travel to Shrewsbury in League One

    Northampton-born Ivan Toney is on loan there from Newcastle but still speaks very fondly of his time at Sixfields.

    Ivan Toney
    Quote Message: It's where it all started. The best part of my career. The fans are right behind the players at the time. from Ivan Toney Shrewsbury striker
    Ivan ToneyShrewsbury striker