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Goodbye

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

So another week has come and gone, so that means Local Live for Beds, Herts and Bucks has also finished for this week.

Don't worry, we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with yet more news, sport, travel and weather.

I hope you have a great weekend. I'm off to AmpRocks with 6,500 other people.

Here's a special preview of the DJ decks from the main stage. It's gonna get loud!

AmpRocks DJ decks
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See you again soon.

Our coverage across the week

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

That's the end of our regular updates for Cambridgeshire for another week. Thanks for joining us.

You can scroll down to see any stories you may have missed, including:

We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather for the county at 08:00 on Monday.

Have a great weekend.

Goodbye

Kris Holland

BBC Radio Northampton

That's all we have time for on this week's Northamptonshire Local Live - thanks for being with us.

If you're just joining us, here's a look back at some of the big stories from Friday, 30 June.

We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

Have a good weekend.

Water way to have fun!

A bit of a splash will be made in Watford tomorrow when the brand new £2.8m Cassiobury Park hub and paddling pools officially open to the public.

The park with 30 state-of-the-art splash pads, water jets and fountains, is next to two new paddling pools.

Children in water park
Watford Borough Council

It looks like it's already been tried out and is proving popular...

Children in water park
Watford Borough Council

There are raised "push buttons" for children to control the water flow and flat surfaces for children with disabilities to enjoy a paddle.

Children in water park
Watford Borough Council

The work is part of a £6.6m regeneration of Cassiobury Park, funded by Watford Borough Council and a National Lottery grant of about £5m.

It's due to open at 11:00.

Jail for men over trench wall collapse death

A site manager has been jailed for four years after a grounds worker died when a trench wall collapsed on top of him.

Shane Wilkinson (pictured), 33, of Crowland, Lincolnshire, died on 4 September 2014 at a building site in Collyweston, Northamptonshire.

Shane Wilkinson
Northamptonshire Police

Andrew Winterton, 52, of High Street, Collyweston, was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter at Northampton Crown Court.

Trench digger driver Dean Wortley, 48, of Market Deeping, was jailed for 12 months for health and safety breaches.

Northamptonshire Police said it was the first case of corporate manslaughter successfully tried in the county, after a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive.

The court heard Mr Wilkinson was standing next to a deep trench, which had been incorrectly excavated by Wortley.

When the unsecured trench wall collapsed, the father-of-five was completely buried in the rubble and he died at the site.

You can hear more from the case on BBC Look East tonight, at 18:30 on BBC One.

Vladimir Bukovsky to face retrial in child abuse images case

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

A judge has ruled a Russian dissident accused of possessing hundreds of indecent photographs of children should face a retrial.

Vladimir Bukovsky, 73, of Gilbert Road, Cambridge, denied 11 charges while on trial at Cambridge Crown Court in December last year.

The case had to be halted after Mr Bukovsky was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to hospital.

The trial will now go ahead at Cambridge Crown Court on 24 July.

Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said the risk to Mr Bukovsky's health could be mitigated by allowing him to appear by videolink from his home, for medics to be in the room with him and for him to have a medical examination two days ahead of the trial.

Vladimir Bukovsky
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Appeal to rebuild fire-damaged outdoor classroom and donkey stable

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

A fundraising page has already been set up to raise funds to rebuild a special school classroom and donkey stable damaged by fire last night.

An appeal has started to try and collect £37,000 to replace the razed outdoor classroom and build a new shelter that housed donkeys Edwards and Issac.

Edward and Issac
Matthew Colley

Matthew Colley, the animal care manager at the school who set up the campaign, says the donkeys "are loved by the children at St Luke's, some of whom have complex needs".

"The outdoor classroom was purpose built to be accessible to the children in wheelchairs who benefit greatly from learning outside the classroom."

Northamptonshire's newspapers: Church lead stolen, upkeep of play areas, parking crackdown

Here's a look at what else is making the news around Northamptonshire on Friday:

  • The Daventry Express reports that lead has been stolen from the roof of St Augustine's Catholic Church in the town.
  • Meanwhile, the Northamptonshire Telegraph says concerns have been raised about the upkeep of play areas on an estate in Higham Ferrers.
  • And the Northampton Chronicle and Echo has news of a crackdown on people who have been parking for free all day in the car park next to Radlands skate park.

A1 shut northbound after vehicle hits pedestrian

David Keller

BBC News

There's long delays on the A1 near Wittering after a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

Police said he was hit at about 15:15 and the northbound carriageway has been closed.

The air ambulance has been called to the scene.

There's no information yet as to when the road will re-open, but we'll try and find out more when we can.

Newspaper round-up: Cow death; 'rowdy behaviour' by pensioner and charity hair chop

Here's what's on the local news sites today:

  • The Cambridge News says one of the city's cows died of internal injuries after it got "spooked" by fireworks and charged through a fence in the city centre.
  • A man in his 80s has been arrested after reports of "nuisance/rowdy behaviour" in a Peterborough street this morning, writes the Peterborough Telegraph.
  • And the Royston Crow reports a Bassingbourn Community Primary School pupil has finally had her hair cut after growing it out for two long years so it could be donated to a children's cancer charity.

Mayor 'doesn't know' where missing chain is

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

The mayor of St Albans and his wife are "retracing our footsteps" to try and find a missing mayoral chain.

The piece of official regalia, worn by the mayor's consort, hasn't been seen for several days.

Iqbal Zia says: "We don’t know exactly when this chain went missing, nor the circumstances of its disappearance. Indeed, we are still hoping that it will turn up.

"We don't know if it has been taken, or whether it has been misplaced.

"We had an incident at our house on Wednesday when our alarm was triggered and the police were called to the property.

"At the time, it didn't look like anything was out of place, but we can't help wondering now whether the chain was taken then. We simply don't know."

Mayoral chain
St Albans City and District Council

The piece dates from 1907 and consists of an 18-carat gold shield-shaped body, mounted with the enamelled Arms of the City.

An inscription on the back reads "presented to the corporation of St Albans for the use of the mayoress by Mrs W. S. Green, 1936".

'Devious and manipulative' wrestling promoter jailed for grooming young fan

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

A Northampton man who used to run wrestling events in Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes, has been jailed after grooming a 12-year-old fan.

Steven Biggs, 40, of Northumbria Gardens, Northampton, used to run Total Action Wrestling.

He was told by a judge at Luton Crown Court he had been "manipulative and devious" towards the girl, who was infatuated with him and two other wrestlers.

Biggs pleaded not guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

He was found guilty by a jury on Thursday and jailed for 18 months today. He was also given a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, stating he can't have unsupervised contact with girls aged under 16.

The mother of the girl, who's now 14, said in a statement her daughter's childhood had been stolen and irreparable damage had been done to her.

Pedestrian dies after Northampton crash

Police say a 46-year-old pedestrian seriously injured in a collision in Northampton has died in hospital.

The crash happened just before 00:45 on Bedford Road, close to the Workbridge Centre entrance, on Wednesday.

Police said he was struck by a black Vauxhall Vectra.

Bedford Road
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Police are asking for anyone with information or who witnessed the crash to contact them.

'Gutted an understatement' for injured Saints and Lions wing North

As we told you yesterday, George North's contribution to the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand is over, after the Northampton Saints wing suffered a suspected hamstring injury.

The Welshman picked up the injury in Tuesday's 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

North, 25, has taken to Instagram to give his reaction to the injury, saying: "Obviously my hamstrings don't agree with NZ. Gutted is an understatement."

"Thanks for all the support and messages. I'm backing the boys 100% tomorrow so let's all get behind them #allforone."

George North
BBC

He will fly back to the UK after tomorrow's second Test against the All Blacks, which kicks-off at 08:35 BST.

North's Northampton Saints team-mate, lock Courtney Lawes, is among the replacements for the Lions in the game which they must win to keep the series alive - having lost the first Test last weekend.

Lack of space at burial ground causing upset for residents

David Lumb

BBC News Online

Residents of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire are being forced to find alternative places to bury their loved ones after a local graveyard ran out of room.

The churchyard at St Mary's closed in February.

A new housing estate is being built with a new burial site, but that might take several years to complete.

St Mary's graveyard
BBC

Freda Dorrell, a resident in the village, said the current situation was "unacceptable".

She said people were "not happy" as alternatives plots had to be found further away, and she knew of one person who was cremated instead of being buried as they originally wished.

She said the new site was there but not yet ready, adding: "Somebody needs to get their act together and get things moving."

Reverend Margot Hodson St
BBC

Margot Hodson (pictured), the vicar of St Mary's, told us: "I was personally devastated that we couldn't keep open until we found another option."

The company behind the new development, Dandara, said it bought the land with planning permission for housing, public open space and a burial ground, and had been working with the parish council on the proposed cemetery "for some time".

"We are aware of the acute need for burial facilities in Haddenham and whilst we are not legally obligated to deliver the burial ground until the end of the development, we will look at opportunities to bring this forward," a spokesman said.

Syd Barrett to be honoured by orchestra

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd are to be honoured with new piece of music by the Cambridge Concert Orchestra.

As reported in the Cambridge News, the composition will get its world premiere at a special concert at West Road on 8 July, to mark the orchestra's 50th anniversary.

Syd Barrett
BBC

Cambridge Concert Orchestra's chairman, Jan Mentha, said: "Whether the audience is familiar with Pink Floyd or not, the piece stands on its own as a great modern composition.

"But for fans of the early Floyd, it will conjure up the Grantchester Meadows spirit of nature, mystery, progress and searching for meaning in everything."

Having grown up in Cambridge, Barrett performed with Pink Floyd in the earliest days of the band, but drug issues resulted in him leaving in 1968.

He returned to Cambridge in the 1970s as a semi-recluse.

An artwork commemorating his life and work was unveiled at Cambridge Corn Exchange in October.

Arsonists destroy outdoor classroom

This is all that's left of a recently built outdoor classroom at a special school in Redbourn, after arsonists set fire to it.

The barn structure in the grounds of St Luke's School on Crouch Hall Lane was burned down overnight.

Burnt outdoor classroom
Hertfordshire Police

Two donkeys that were stabled close by were found unharmed this morning by police wandering on Redbourn Lane, between the Redbourn roundabout and Harpenden Golf Club.

Burnt outdoor classroom
Hertfordshire Police

PC Richard Donbavand, from Hertfordshire Police, said: "This incident has deprived the school of their outdoor classroom, which will cost a significant amount of money to replace."

Video: BBC Radio Northampton celebrates 35th birthday

It's 35 years to the day since BBC Radio Northampton was officially opened by the Duke of Gloucester.

Here's a look back at some archive footage from the day...

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Afternoon weather: Cloudy and dry

It's been a rather cloudy day so far, and it looks like it'll stay that way this afternoon.

It'll be mainly dry for many, although a few showers are likely later on.

Highs of 18C (64F).

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BBC Weather has more details.

'Ampthill, are you ready!'

Kate Bradbrook

BBC Look East

This scene is going to look rather different from about 17:30 tonight.

About 6,500 festival goers will descend on Ampthill for AmpRocks to see Human League, Busted and Cast perform.

Amprocks stage
BBC

The first round of tickets sold-out in 38 minutes and here are some interesting facts about the annual event.

  • The Friday night rock festival is eight years old, but Ampthill festival has been going for 37 years.
  • Three events are held over three days, AmpRocks tonight, Ampthill Park Proms on Saturday and the Gala Day on Sunday.
  • More than 60 volunteers help out at the not-for-profit event, with some helping since the start.
  • Festival workers can clock between 30,000 and 40,000 steps on busy days.
  • A team of cubs, scouts and volunteers clear the festival arena in about 90 minutes after the Friday evening. Across the weekend, the festival fills five skips of rubbish.
  • A staggering 1.5 tons (1500kg) of water bottles are consumed over the weekend.

Your pictures: Hints of summer

BBC Weather Watchers

It's not quite blazing hot sunshine today but it's an improvement on what we've had so far this week.

And, as ever, Cambridgeshire has been beautifully captured by our BBC Weather Watchers...

Canal in Cambridge.
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Field and flowers in Babraham.
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Field and blue skies in Histon.
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A cat in Hardwick.
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If you're going to crash somewhere...

Helen Burchell

BBC News

...best do it near a hospital.

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OK, we all know parking at Addenbrooke's is a nightmare, but this is taking things to the extreme.

Luckily for the driver, no-one was injured.

Afternoon weather: Mostly dry and bright

BBC Weather

One or two showers can't be ruled out this afternoon, but for most it will stay dry with some warm sunshine.

A top temperature of 20C (68F).

Weather forecast for Cambridge.
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More at BBC Weather.

World number 855 Alex Ward to face fellow Briton at Wimbledon

News from the draw for the men's singles at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

Northampton's Alex Ward, 27, who came through qualifying, will play 22-year-old compatriot Kyle Edmund - the world number 48.

Alex Ward
BBC

It is only the second time he has reached the tournament, having been given a wildcard (tournament entry awarded to a player at the discretion of organisers) for the 2016 edition - though he was eliminated in the first round by 11th seed David Goffin.

Oh deer

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

Here's a little animal story for your Friday lunchtime.

Don't worry, it's got a happy ending.

Somebody in the Dogsthorpe area of Peterborough was woken up by a strange barking sound in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Turns out it was a young deer who'd become trapped in a gate.

Deer stuck in gate
Cambridgeshire Fire Service

The fire service came to the rescue with a hydraulic door opener and were able to spread the railings and free the animal.

We're told it was released back into the wild, unharmed.

Tell staff about Tesco job losses ASAP, says MP

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

The MP for Welwyn Hatfield is calling on Hertfordshire-based Tesco to tell workers as soon as possible who is losing their job.

About 1,200 losses were announced this week, which amounts to a quarter of its workforce in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

Conservative MP Grant Shapps believes it will be "later August" before people know about their future, and he wants the company to "keep people posted, up to speed" and have those meetings "quickly".

Tesco
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Tesco says the job losses are "a significant next step to continue the turnaround of the business".

"We have made good progress so far in our turnaround but we have more to do," a spokesman said.

"We will work with colleagues to support them as we go through this important transition."

Cambridge-designed computer wins top award

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

The Raspberry Pi, a tiny computer developed in Cambridge, has won the UK's top engineering award.

The device (pictured below) is fairly basic - users have to put in a bit of effort to make it do anything useful.

Its designers hoped it would help introduce children to writing computer programmes.

More than 14 million have been sold since it was originally launched in 2012.

RASPBERRY PI
RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION

The team behind it, which is supported by the University of Cambridge, was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Prize at a ceremony in London last night.

They beat two other finalists - cyber-security company Darktrace and radiotherapy pioneers Vision RT, to win the prize.

You can hear more from Eben Upton, one of the co-founders of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, on Look East tonight at 18:30, on BBC One.

Porters to wear dresses at protest of suspension

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

A group of male porters will wear dresses the next time temperatures soar, in protest against the suspension of a porter at Watford General Hospital.

Michael Wood rolled up his trousers during hot weather last week but was suspended by his employer Medirest.

Michael Wood
PA

Fifteen of his fellow porters met with the GMB union on Wednesday night to make the protest plans.

Mick Dooley, a regional officer from GMB, said the decision to take the action was "unanimous", adding "we have got to do what we have got to do".

The company released a statement, saying: "The health and safety of our colleagues is always our number one priority.

"We maintain an open dialogue with our people on such issues and due to the nature of their job and health and safety requirements, it is important that porters wear appropriate uniform at all times."

Harrison Ballantyne: School calls rail death pupil 'enthusiastic student'

Meanwhile, the school attended by Harrison Ballantyne says it is in "mourning" after his death.

The 11-year-old died on a railway line close to the Daventry International Railway Freight Terminal on Tuesday.

In a short statement on its website, Guilsborough Academy said: "As a school we are mourning the very sad loss of one of our eleven-year-old students, Harrison Ballantyne.

Scene of rail depot death
BBC

"We would like to express our sincere condolences to Harrison's parents, brother, wider family and friends.

"At the front of our school we have a reflection area for floral tributes; we will also be opening a book of condolence where students and staff can express their thoughts about and memories of Harrison."

Principal, Julie Swales, added: "Harrison was always an enthusiastic student, a member of the school football team and was highly respected by all who knew him. Harrison was a natural leader in and out of class; he will be greatly missed by all of us."

Harrison Ballantyne: Tribute to boy, 11, killed at rail depot

The parents of a boy who was electrocuted at a rail depot near Daventry have commented publicly for the first time.

Harrison Ballantyne, who was 11 years old and from Crick, died after an incident near a railway bridge off a bridle-path on Tuesday evening.

Harrison Ballantyne
British Transport Police

In a statement issued by British Transport Police, Harrison's parents, who are not named, said: "Harrison was our beautiful son. In less than 12 years he filled our lives with happiness. His lively character lit up the room."

They also described him as a "talented sportsman" and "outgoing boy", who "loved to be active and outside exploring, climbing and getting muddy".

Family liaison officers continue to support Harrison's family and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding his death continue, although they are not being treated as suspicious.

The statement added: "His innocence and inquisitive nature led him to the railway track, stealing him from this world so soon after he arrived. We will struggle to live without him."

A fundraising page set-up to raise money for a memorial to the boy has so far attracted donations totalling almost £5,000.

Weetabix v Weet-bix

A consignment of Burton Latimer's famous breakfast cereal Weetabix has reportedly been impounded by New Zealand customs officials, after complaints it could confuse customers.

The 300 boxes had been ordered by a specialist shop in Christchurch, "A Little Bit of Britain".

Weetabix lorry
BBC
Weetabix makes about 70 million of its lozenge-shaped biscuits every week

But food giant Sanitarium, which owns rival brand Weet-bix, has objected to it being sold.

The shop's owner has been told the cereal will only be released if a sticker is put over the Weetabix label.

Ripley thought game was 'slipping away' from victorious Northants

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

What drama last night at Wantage Road.

Leicestershire were chasing a mighty 394 to beat Northamptonshire in their day-night County Championship match, and had reached 299-5 before Northants struck with the second new ball to come back into the game.

But with only two runs needed by the visitors, Rory Kleinveldt forced a leading edge from Mathew Pillans - who had scored a fine 56 - and Leicester old-boy Josh Cobb took a winning catch.

County Ground, Northampton
BBC

"I thought it was slipping away," said Northants' head coach David Ripley.

"The missed chances were adding up. It was looking like it was just going to be one of those things."

It's five wins now for Northants in the County Championship, but in what is a highly competitive season they are only fourth in the table, and face a huge game at third-placed Kent next week.

'Large diesel spill' on A14 cleared

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

There's been some disruption on the A14 through Cambridgeshire this morning after a "large diesel spill".

It happened at about 09:00 on the eastbound side, near junction 21 for the A1.

There were about three miles of tailbacks, but Highways England said the clean-up operation was completed and all lanes had reopened.

Diesel spillage on A14.
Highways England

Kettering MP lobbies government over town's hospital

The government is being urged to invest millions of pounds to upgrade Kettering General Hospital.

The town's Conservative MP, Philip Hollobone, told the Commons the area was growing and an older population meant a cash injection was needed.

Philip Hollobone
BBC

"The idea is this," said Mr Hollobone. "To have on one site, at Kettering General Hospital, a one-stop shop for GP services and out-of-hours care, an on-site pharmacy, a minor injuries unit, facilities for social services and mental health care, access to community care services for the frail elderly, and a replacement for the A&E department.

"Those services in a one-stop shop urgent care hub on site would enable the rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment by appropriate health and social care professionals."

Mr Hollobone said the plans would cost between £20m to £30m.

"This is an example of best practice across the NHS," he added. "And it is what we would like to see introduced at Kettering to relieve pressure on clinicians in the A&E department."

Health Minister Philip Dunne said a formal bid for a centre was likely to be made next year.

Power Court dispute: 'Two schemes are better than none'

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

Luton Borough Council defended plans by the owners of The Mall shopping centre at an event yesterday after it faced criticism for opposing the move of the town's football stadium to Power Court.

As we reported earlier this week, Capital and Regional wants to use the site to build a mixed development (pictured below) of retail, catering, homes and offices, all set around a central public park.

Its proposals would see the new football stadium built in Stockwood Park, which goes against a separate plan backed by Luton Town Football Club and 2020 Developments.

Capital and Regional's plans for Power Court.
Capital and Regional

Some councillors are among those urging Capital and Regional to drop their opposition to the football ground at Power Court.

But speaking after a meeting of the town's business leaders on Thursday, council chief executive Trevor Holden said two schemes were better than none for a site that had been mothballed for a long time.

"The football club and Capital and Regional were both at the event. They were both talking about what their aspiration to grow the town would be and it was a cordial event," said Mr Holden.

"There's a process to go through and I'm really hopeful we'll get through that process in the autumn of this year, then, whatever the result, we'll move on and grow."

Two cottages severely damaged in 'deliberate' fire

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

Two derelict cottages near Stockwood Park in Luton have been severely damaged by fire.

It started at about 18:30 last night at the semi-detached properties on Newlands Road.

A thick plume of smoke could be seen from the nearby M1.

Fire near the M1 in Luton..
Graham Custance

Bedfordshire Fire Service said it had a number of calls from the public about "youths in the area" and that the cause of the fire was deliberate.

A spokesman said: "Firefighters used extension ladders and thermal imaging cameras to assist their search of the property to ensure there were no casualties and none were found."

The fire had been put out by 19:30.

Ward says he 'deserves' place ahead of Wimbledon draw

Northampton's Alex Ward will find out his first round opponent at Wimbledon - which starts on Monday - when the draw for the tournament is made later this morning.

The 27-year-old beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili in the third and final round of qualifying yesterday and will now compete alongside the likes of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The draw starts at 10:00.

Ward will now hope to go one better than last year, when he lost to Belgian David Goffin in the first round.

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"It just feels amazing, I'm still struggling to get my head around it," said Ward, who slipped down the rankings from 242 last year after having six months off with a wrist injury.

"It will mean everything [to return to Wimbledon], especially having qualified. I feel like I really deserve my place there."

Reaching the first-round proper guarantees him at least £35,000 in prize money.

"That's a big sum of money," he said.

"I haven't got a coach at the moment, so I can invest in a coach and have better preparation for matches."

World number 855 Alex Ward qualifies for Wimbledon

Northampton's Alex Ward - ranked 855 in the world - will play in the men's singles tournament at Wimbledon, after coming through qualifying on Thursday.

Ward, 27, beat Russia's world number 176 Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 in the third and final round of qualifying in Roehampton.

Alex Ward
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Ward, who studied at Northampton School for Boys, was given a wildcard (tournament entry awarded to a player at the discretion of organisers) to play in qualifying and had lost his previous seven matches before this week.

It's only the second time he has reached the tournament, having been given a wildcard for the 2016 edition - though he was eliminated in the first round by 11th seed David Goffin.

Cambridge's MP resigns from shadow cabinet

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

The Labour MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner, has resigned as a shadow transport minister following last night's Queen's Speech debate.

It's after he defied the order of leader Jeremy Corbyn and backed a motion for the UK to remain in the European single market.

Daniel Zeichner
BBC

A total of 50 Labour MPs defied party orders to abstain, but the motion was defeated by 14 votes.

Mr Zeichner said he remained a passionate pro-European and would continue to fight for Cambridge from the backbenches.

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Good morning

Kris Holland

BBC Radio Northampton

Welcome to live updates for Northamptonshire on Friday, 30 June.

We'll be here until 18:00 keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, sport, weather and travel as it happens.

After the recent heatwave, it's been a bit dull and dreary out there this week. Will that change? We'll take a look at the regional forecast shortly.

Rothers
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And, as ever, don't forget that you can get in touch with the team by email, Twitter and Facebook.