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  1. Pembroke College: Remembering its fallen heroes

    Sara Varey

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The aim of the project is to remind people that each one of the names listed on Pembroke's war memorial was an individual.

    The first man killed was Henry Good Fielding Johnson, a corporal in the Royal Engineers (Divisional Signals). The mechanical sciences student must have joined up within days of war being declared (or already been a reservist) - he died aged 20 on 24 August 1914.

    Poppies at Pembroke College, Cambridge

    While the majority of those listed on the memorial were recent graduates or undergraduates from Pembroke, two of the men were college servants.

    Dr Gardom said: "It's caught people's imaginations and it helps us as a college get the sense of the impact of the war."

  2. Pembroke College marks Great War deaths with poppies 100 years on

    Sara Varey

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Friday will be Armistice Day, and as many of us buy our poppies to support the Royal British Legion's work with veterans, we thought you'd be intrigued to learn about how one Cambridge college is remembering its former students who died in World War One.

    Sign at Pembroke College, Cambridge

    Pembroke College is midway through a project in which each of the 308 men is remembered on the day they died with a poppy on a cross being placed at the war memorial.

    College chaplain James Gardom said: "It's an unfolding memorial, so there can be a week or two when there are no deaths - and then we get the Battle of the Somme when a dozen deaths go up in a few days."

  3. Goodbye from Cambridgeshire Live for this week

    Thanks for joining us. We hope this weekend has whizzes and bangs and lots of excitement, but remember to wear gloves with your sparklers!

    Keep an eye on this page over the weekend though - it's where we'll post any news updates if they happen.

    You can stay in touch via emailTwitter or Facebook.

    We'll end with this picture from BBC Weather Watcher Mr Mark, who captured this sunny scene at Longthorpe this morning.

    Longthorpe

    Autumn? What autumn?

  4. That's all from us

    Our live updates have now finished for the week - thanks for your company.

    Don't forget Northampton Town and Brackley Town are in the FA Cup first round tomorrow.

    And tonight Northampton actor Matt Smith (second right) is on The Graham Norton Show on BBC One.

    See you for more live news, sport, weather and travel for Northamptonshire on Monday from 08:00.

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    Image caption: Graham is joined by Ben Affleck, Sir David Attenborough, Matt Smith, Claire Foy and Sting.
  5. Our live coverage

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

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

    Today we've covered:

    • 'Jealous and controlling' Paul Hemming from Milton Keynes jailed for at least 20 years for partner's murder
    • A man charged over a Hitchin stabbing
    • Bedfordshire actress Samantha Womack talks about this year's panto she's starring in and reflects on the man convicted of stalking her

    In the meantime, any breaking news tonight and over the weekend will be posted here.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  6. Fireworks guides for Cambridge and Peterborough

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    Fancy some fireworks this weekend?

    The Cambridge News has a guide featuring the big event on Midsummer Common and other bonfire nights near the city.

    Meanwhile, the Peterborough Telegraph shares information on Peterborough Arena's Firework Fiesta and others north of the county.

    Fireworks
  7. Strictly Come Dancing: Rutherford 'thoroughly enjoying' Viennese Waltz

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    It's Friday - and that means just one thing to some people. It's only a day until the next episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

    Last night, our man Greg Rutherford told the show's sister programme It Takes Two how much he's enjoying this week's dance.

    The Milton Keynes long jumper said: "I very much enjoy being away from the Latin side of things. We've had a really good last couple of days and I'm thoroughly enjoying the Viennese Waltz - it's very fast and furious though.

    "It's a very difficult dance... I'm very excited to perform it and I think and I hope it could be our very best dance."

    If you're wondering how a man who normally runs in a straight line to win is handling the many turns of this dance - well, it seem that his partner Natalie Lowe is the one that's in a spin, as the clip below reveals.

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  8. FA Cup first round: Brackley hoping for repeat of 2013 giant-killing

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Meanwhile, Brackley Town travel to League One Gillingham away in the FA Cup tomorrow.

    The tie will bring back happy memories for the National League North side, who beat the Gills 1-0 at St James Park in a first round replay in 2013 after drawing at Gillingham 1-1.

    Brackley will be hoping for more of this...

    Brackley Town
  9. FA Cup first round: Cobblers face non-league opposition at Sixfields

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton Town welcome Isthmian League Premier Division side Harrow Borough tomorrow in the first round of the FA Cup.

    Northampton will be confident, especially at home, but last year in the second round the Cobblers faced non-league Northwich Victoria (below) and needed a last-minute winner, after going 2-0 down, to progress.

    Northampton northwich
  10. Random picture of the week: Mayor on a wall

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Q. What is the mayor of Dacorum doing on a climbing wall surrounded by knitted red flowers?

    Councillor Robert Mclean

    A. Councillor Robert Mclean was launching the Royal British Legion's Hertfordshire Poppy Appeal at the XC Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

    The fundraising target in Hertfordshire is £900,000, which will go towards the Legion's national target of £43m.

  11. Watford defender doubtful for Liverpool clash

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Meanwhile, Watford defender Sebastian Prodl is a doubt for Sunday's Premier League game against in-form Liverpool.

    Sebastian Prodl

    Prodl went off against Hull last weekend with a muscle injury and is unlikely to recover in time, while Craig Cathcart, who has a groin strain, and Isaac Success, with an injured foot, are both out.

    A late decision will be made on striker Stefano Okaka, who trained this week after overcoming a hamstring strain.

    Watford last played at Anfield in May (pictured) when the Reds won 2-0.

  12. FA Cup first round ties

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    It's FA Cup weekend - the first round proper where lower league clubs battle it out to walk onto Wembley's hallowed turf in May.

    Let's face it... it's rare for that to happen. But if you're wondering why supporters of those teams still make a fuss about it, then read Newsbeat's feature about why the FA Cup is still a big deal for lower league teams.

    And if you fancy joining in the atmosphere, there's plenty of cup action in the three counties this weekend.

    FA Cup

    Luton manager Nathan Jones says he'll pick his strongest team as the Hatters travel to fellow League Two side Exeter on Saturday. Dan Potts may return at left back after Alan Sheehan played there last weekend.

    Meanwhile, caretaker manager Richie Barker will again be in charge as Milton Keynes Dons host non-league Spennymoor.

    Also in the first round tomorrow, Stevenage go to Port Vale, non-league Chesham go to League One Peterborough and Wycombe Wanderers are at Portsmouth, which manager Gareth Ainsworth calls "one of the best ties we could've had".

    On Sunday, National League sides St Albans City and Boreham Wood host Carlisle United and Notts County respectively.

  13. Samantha Womack says stalker was 'confused'

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    EastEnders star Samantha Womack has been talking about the man who was convicted of stalking her at her Bedfordshire home.

    Samatha Womack

    Last year, Peter Rombough, from Ditchingham in Norfolk, admitted travelling 93 miles to stalk her twice in 2014 and was given an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

    At the time, Womack said the events had a "massive impact" on her life.

    Speaking ahead of appearing in panto at the Milton Keynes Theatre this Christmas, she said: "It was as reported, but I think the man was more confused than a threat.

    "I was just concerned that he was looked after properly, which I believe he was."

  14. Bedfordshire's Samantha Womack 'must get used to the boos' in panto

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Samantha Womack may be filming her final EastEnders scenes at the moment, but she's not disappearing as she can be seen in Dick Whittington at the Milton Keynes Theatre later this year.

    Samantha Womack

    Playing the villain Queen Rat, you may not think it's too far a leap from the villainous Ronnie Mitchell, the character she's played in the soap for the past 10 years - but she begs to differ.

    "Panto is such a different sensibility," she said.

    "You can be as large as life as you like, it's not rooted in truth, it's a chance to put your old acting skills into play and let go of your inhibitions and let yourself go.

    "People tell me you really do have to get used to the booing though, because it's really hard not to take offence at first."

  15. EastEnders' Samantha Womack on 'great position' of Bedfordshire

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    I've been talking to EastEnders star Samantha Womack, who told me how happy she is to be able to go "straight from home to panto" this year when she appears in Dick Whittington at the Milton Keynes Theatre.

    It's only a short journey from her Bedfordshire house.

    Samantha Womack

    Womack, who will be channelling her murderous soap character Ronnie Mitchell in pantomime villain Queen Rat, also told me why she loves living in the county.

    "I've always been drawn to flat landscapes, but the main thing is I have so much more space and a country feel but it's still really accessible to London," she said.

    "Also my husband is from Liverpool and we're right near the M1. It's just a great position to be in."

    The only downside to performing so close to home is that "people I know will see me make a wally of myself," she said.

  16. Grade II-listed pub shut for 15 months could become home

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire could be losing another pub. 

    The Grade II-listed Woolpack in Weldon was a pub for centuries, but has been shut since August 2015. 

    woolpack

    Plans to turn it into a home will be considered by Corby councillors next week.  

    A council report says the village still has two other pubs and the cricket club, and evidence suggests the Woolpack is no longer viable.

    However, some locals still hope it can reopen.  

  17. Murderer's 'callous' cover-up of killing of his partner

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    We've been following the sentencing of Paul Hemming for beating to death mother-of-three Natalie Hemming, 31, in the lounge of their Milton Keynes home while their children slept upstairs.  

    Judge Richard Foster, sentencing Hemming, said: "Once the children were in bed a violent argument arose in the course of which you attacked her viciously to the head with some sort of implement. She attempted in vain to defend herself.

    "Having murdered your partner of 10 years and the mother of your children, you proceeded in the most callous way to cover up what you had done.

    "You stripped her naked and put her body in the boot of your car. You drove to a remote location and dragged her body through the undergrowth. It was not found for another three weeks. You then went on to tell lie after lie."

    Hemming showed no reaction when sentence was passed or when emotional victim impact statements were read to the court, about the effect of Miss Hemming's death on her family and three children.

  18. Snailwell fire: Picture reveals black smoke filling the sky

    Julia Greenaway

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    We've received this photo from someone who was near the woodchip fire at the Lynx Business Park earlier today in Snailwell, near Newmarket.

    The blaze was brought under control by lunchtime.

    The person who snapped this doesn't want us to share their details - but you can see why crews from across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk had to attend as the smoke filled the sky.

    Fire at Lynx Business Park, Snailwell
  19. Ex-Eastenders star promises 'fun time' at Kettering Christmas lights switch-on, with or without Lohan

    Cheryl Fergison, who played Heather Trott in Eastenders, has confirmed that she will be turning on Kettering's Christmas lights, but Kettering Borough Council is still hopeful it can get Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan along too.

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    Fergison is starring in Kettering Lighthouse's panto this year, and the plan was always for one of the panto stars to turn on the lights.

    But after the town's MP Philip Hollobone invited Lindsay Lohan to the light switch-on at the end of the month following her EU referendum night tweet about the town, it was hoped the Mean Girls star would join them.

    A council spokesman told the Northamptonshire Telegraph: "Kettering Council has been in direct contact with Ms Lohan's representatives; her schedule is very tight but they are looking to see if they can make it work."

  20. Partner's murderer was 'jealous, controlling and violent', says judge

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A "jealous and controlling" man who murdered his partner after finding out she was having an affair has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 20 years.

    Site of the discovery of the body at Chandlers Cross in Hertfordshire

    Paul Hemming beat mother-of-three Natalie Hemming, 31, to death in the lounge of their Milton Keynes home while their children slept upstairs.

    Miss Hemming was found dead in woodland at Chandlers Cross, Hertfordshire, on 22 May - 21 days after she disappeared. Hemming was found guilty of murder at Luton Crown Court.

    Judge Richard Foster said that outwardly the couple had the appearance of being a normal family living in a nice family home.

    But he said: "The reality was far removed from those outward appearances. As Natalie Hemming knew, you were overbearing, controlling, jealous and on occasions violent. You said you would mend your ways but you did not."

    He said it was clear Miss Hemming was making plans to move out with her three children and that Paul Hemming was aware of her new relationship with Simon Dennis.

    "I have no doubt that when she arrived home on Sunday afternoon you were in a state of high agitation and overcome by anger and jealousy," said Judge Foster.