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  1. Thank you and goodnight

    That's it from us for another week, but thanks for joining us for our live news updates from Cambridgeshire.

    Scroll down to catch up on any stories you might have missed and be sure to join us again from 08:00 on Monday.

    In the meantime, enjoy your weekend.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage has come to an end for the week - we hope you'll join us again on Monday when we're back with regular updates from 08:00.

    Today's main stories have included:

    • Northampton South's sitting MP is facing a battle to be reselected for the 8 June general election
    • A speed monitoring device is stolen from a village in the south of the county, police say
    • And Northamptonshire's cricketers get off to a flying start at Worcestershire

    Staying with sport, we'll wish good luck to Kettering's Kyren Wilson as he takes a 9-7 lead going into this evening's final session of his World Championship Snooker second-round match against Stuart Bingham.

    Kyren Wilson and Stuart Bingham

    Full coverage here and on the BBC Red Button.

  3. Goodbye for now

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for today. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday. 

    Have a good weekend.

  4. Teacher completes 28-mile walk to school

    A head teacher has completed her 28-mile walk from her home in Rugby to Brackley Junior School.

    Promoting the Healthy Schools Project, Ros Peet set off at 04:30 and made it to school at about 15:00.

    Ros Peet said: "My children were waiting at the gate with a lovely reception singing One More Step Along the World I Go.

    "When I got to Helmdom, which is about four miles from school, my feet started hurting and I did wonder if I'd get there."

    She's raised about £800 the School Fund.

  5. Teenager denies brother's murder

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A teenager has denied murdering his brother.

    Brandon Lavender, 18, of Brompton Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, is accused of stabbing Daniel Lavender, 26, on 16 January. 

    He was taken to hospital but died later.

    The accused appeared at Reading Crown Court earlier, and denied murder. He is expected to face a trial at the same court on 12 June.

  6. Millions coming to A&E hospitals

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The government has allocated about £3.5m to hospitals in Beds, Bucks and Herts to help them deal with winter pressures in accident and emergency departments. 

    The announcement was made in the Budget, but where the money is being sent has only just been released. 

    Here's a breakdown of who's getting what: 

    • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, £850,000. 
    • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, £995,000
    • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, £1m
    • East And North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, £596,976
    Milton Keynes Hospital
  7. Your pictures: Grey and overcast

    Here are some snaps from our BBC Weather Watchers

    It'll give some readers a sense of the conditions in Roade, where they're holding a public meeting tonight about the proposed rail freight interchanges.

    Field of rape, Pattishall
    Grey skies over housing, Roade
    River Nene, Irthlingborough

    For a full forecast, visit BBC Weather.

  8. 'Significant' fire at thatched cottage

    Four fire engines and an aerial appliance are at the scene of what police are calling a "significant" fire at a thatched cottage.

    It's in Easton Maudit, which is south of Wellingborough, near Bozeat.

    The police were called at 12:15 and were "working with Compton Estates to minimise the impact on the local community".

    Compton Estates runs Castle Ashby and its estate, which its website says includes 214 houses and 50 commercial premises.

    View more on twitter
  9. Skipping world record attempt hailed a success

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier we brought you a story that Peter Thompson, from Bedfordshire, was aiming to skip his way into the record books by carrying out the most crossovers in one minute. 

    Well we've just been told he managed 112, which is 13 more than the current world record.

    It now just needs to be verified by the Guinness World Records.

    Peter Thompson skipping
    Peter Thompson skipping
  10. Warburtons factory could close in Milton Keynes

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    The bakery giant Warburtons has announced it's planning to close its factory in Milton Keynes, putting 218 jobs at risk. 

    The firm, based at the Giles Bakery on the Blakelands Industrial Site, has been run by Warburtons since a take-over in 2013, and makes a range of products including garlic bread.

    Giles Bakery

    In a statement, Warburtons said: "After much consideration we have made the extremely difficult decision to enter into a period of consultation.

    "This proposal is a result of significant ongoing challenges facing the business and is despite considerable time and financial investment."  

  11. School children help clean up MK rubbish

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Pupils from schools in Milton Keynes have already started to do their bit to improve their community, by carrying out litter picks.

    View more on twitter
  12. Man killed in van crash

    A man has died after a white van he was in crashed near Brackley.

    Northamptonshire Police said a Renault Trafic lost control "for reasons unknown" at the Duck End junction in Hinton-in-the-Hedges, at about 12:30, and rolled on to its side.

    Three people were in the van, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

    Police said they were still informing next-of-kin.

  13. Pupils march in protest against rubbish

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Hundreds of children from six schools in Milton Keynes have marched to the council's offices this afternoon, calling for improvements to be made to the town's Redways.

    The pupils have come together to show that they are unhappy about the amount of rubbish that's being dumped on the cycleways and footpaths, and want to help clear it up. 

    Milton Keynes school children

    They're asking Milton Keynes Council to support new litter patrols, improve lighting and cut back hedges.

    We've asked the council to comment.

  14. Photo of Dzilva Butiene released

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Wisbech have released a photograph of her.

    The body of Dzilva Butiene, 48, was found in Orange Grove in the town on 5 April. Tests showed she died as a result of trauma to the abdomen.

    Dzilva Butiene

    Kestutis Bauzys, 46, of no fixed address, was charged with her murder and is next due at Cambridge Crown Court on 17 May.

    Police are continuing to ask anyone who knew Ms Butiene or knows Mr Bauzys to come forward.

  15. David Mackintosh: Conservatives meeting moved to May

    Matt Precey

    BBC Look East

    An emergency meeting of Northampton South Conservatives will take place on Tuesday, 2 May as the local association decides whether it wants its sitting MP David Mackintosh to stand again.

    The selection meeting was due to take place on Friday, 28 April, but it's been moved at Mr Mackintosh's request.

    The venue has yet to be decided, as the Billings Road Conservative Association offices aren't available on that date.

    Northampton Town's unfinished East Stand
  16. Marathon motivation #reasontorun

    Sue Dougan

    BBC Local Live

    This Sunday, 39,000 people will run the 37th London Marathon.

    For many, including Cambridgeshire couple Sam Edwards and Clare McPartland, it'll be their first time.

    Sam and Clare are taking part to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice, in Romford, which cared for Clare's grandma, Jeannette Jarmyn, who died in May 2002 from cancer. 

    You can watch their story below.

    Video content

    Video caption: Clare and Sam are running the London Marathon in memory of her grandma
  17. Anti-speeding device 'stolen from village'

    Thieves have stolen a speed monitoring device which was placed in a village to remind motorists of the 30mph limit, police say.

    It was installed by Highways England on Deanshanger Road in Wicken, near Milton Keynes.

    When officials went to check it last week, only the mounting bracket was left on the post, Northamptonshire Police said.

    It is thought to have been taken some time between 9 and 11 March.

    Deanshanger Road, Wicken with "Please Drive Slowly" sign
  18. Arrests made in Hackney club acid attack

    Carol Abercrombie

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Police investigating the acid attack in a nightclub in Hackney have arrested a man in north London. 

    Arthur Collins (pictured), 25, from Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, is still being sought by police. 

    A 33-year-old woman from Hertfordshire arrested on suspicion of firearms offences yesterday has been released on bail.

    Officers have also searched addresses in Milton Keynes.

    Arthur Collins
  19. How to do tea to a 't'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    In case the thrill of this being National Tea Day has escaped you, here's a little tea treat from Twitter that tickled us.

    The folk in the development office at Clare College have got tea-making down to an absolute "t", even producing their own chart.

    Tea chart

    No more scribbling the office orders on a Post-it note - and still getting it wrong.

    Get yourself a full-colour chart complete with your colleagues' preferences and you'll be a tea supremo.