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  1. Updates for Friday, 4 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Cambridgeshire Live team for this week, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    If you have something to share with us, you can send us your stories and pictures at any time via emailFacebook or Twitter.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Weather: A mainly dry night with a few clear intervals, minimum temperature 10C (50F)

    Jim Bacon

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be a mainly dry night turning cloudier and rather breezy with a moderate southwesterly wind.

    weather graphic

    Saturday will be a very windy day with a good deal of cloud and just the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. Winds will become strong southwesterlies with gusts to 55mph.

    Temperatures will reach a very mild 12C (54F) in places: You can find a more detailed forecast for where you live at BBC Weather.

  3. Headlines: Online abuse 'tearing away' at standards, says MEP... Sound pioneer leaves £35m to Cambridge college

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the main stories in Cambridgeshire this afternoon:

    • Labour MEP Richard Howitt says online abuse is "tearing away at standards in public life," as attacks on MPs are condemned
    • Cambridge University has been left £35m by pioneering sound engineer Ray Dolby
    • Engine moved to museum after 80 years' service spreading sewage from Cambridge
  4. Labour MEP condemns Syria vote online abuse

    Katharine Park

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Abuse on social media is "tearing away at standards in public life," says Labour MEP Richard Howitt. 

    Richard Howitt

    The eastern region MEP told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he condemned "without hesitation" online attacks on MPs who voted for military action in Syria.

    Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham, who opposed air strikes, has called for a new code of conduct to curb abuse.

  5. Cambridge engine moved to museum after 80 years' service spreading sewage

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    After 80 years spreading sewage, a 1930s electric engine is being moved to a Cambridge museum. 

    Electric winch engine

    The winch engine was installed at the Cambridge Water Recycling Centre near Milton in 1935, and operated continuously until it was taken out of service this year.  

    Volunteers have taken the engine apart and are now in the process of moving it to the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

  6. South Cambridgeshire MP told she has 'blood on her hands' over Syria air strikes

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen says she has been attacked online after voting in favour of air strikes in Syria.

    Heidi Allen

    The Conservative MP says she has been told she has "blood on her hands". 

    Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has warned party members after a fresh row erupted over alleged bullying of MPs who voted to bomb so-called Islamic State in Syria.

  7. To boldly go... again: Raspberry Pi rocket launch rescheduled

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    NASA will have a second go tonight at launching a rocket to take Cambridge-designed Raspberry Pi computers into space.

    Tim Peake

    Rain halted blast-off of the rocket taking the specially-adapted Astro Pis to the International Space Station, last night. Another launch has been scheduled for 23:00 today.    

    Once there, the computers will be used in experiments conducted by British astronaut Tim Peake (above).

  8. Headlines: Cambridgeshire MP attacked on social media over Syria vote...Sound pioneer leaves £35m to Cambridge college

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    If you've just joined us here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this afternoon:

    • South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen says she has been subjected to abuse on social media after voting for air strikes in Syria
    • Sound pioneer Ray Dolby leaves £35m to Pembroke College in Cambridge
    • NASA reschedules launch of rocket taking Cambridge Raspberry Pi computers to International Space Station
  9. Every little helps: Charity man sent £283k of Tesco gift cards by mistake

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A Cambridgeshire charity coordinator was surprised to receive "12 kilos" (26lbs) of Tesco gift cards, worth more than £280,000  -  by mistake.

    Tesco gift cards

    Ken Smith, runs the Buckingham Emergency Food appeal, from his home in Histon.

    As reported in the Cambridge News he ordered £2,380 worth of gift cards as Christmas presents for mums and children living at women's refuges. A mix up resulted in Tesco sending him more than £238,000 instead.

  10. Vice-chancellor praises £35m Cambridge college Dolby gift

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Cambridge University's vice-chancellor says the £35m left by sound pioneer Ray Dolby will benefit future students

    Professor Leszek Borysiewicz

    The money left to Pembroke College is the biggest single gift to Cambridge University in modern times.

    Prof Leszek Borysiewicz said: "This gift will create a spectacular setting in which future students will benefit from the university’s education and begin to make their own mark in the world of innovation, as Ray did with such notable impact.”

  11. Football: Cambridge United waiting on FA Cup loan permission

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry is waiting to hear whether or not their loan players will be available to face Doncaster in the FA Cup this weekend.

    Ryan Ledson

    Terry Kennedy, Ryan Ledson (pictured), Mickey Demetriou and Jordan Jones will need to be given permission to play by their parent clubs.

    Cameron Gayle and Ben Williamson are cup-tied having already featured for Oxford and Gillingham respectively earlier in the competition.  

  12. UK Snooker Championship: Cambridge-based Neil Robertson set for quarter-finals

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge-based Neil Robertson is through to the UK Snooker Championship quarter-finals in York. 

    Neil Robertson

    Robertson, the world number three, made three centuries and two 50-plus breaks as he won six frames in a row to beat world number 15 Stephen Maguire 6-1.

  13. Weather: Dry but increasingly cloudy and windy, top temperature

    BBC Weather

    It will get cloudy through the afternoon but should remain dry with some bright or sunny spells.

    Weather chart

    Maximum temperature: 12C (54F). For a more detailed forecast for where you live head to BBC Weather.

  14. Cambridge college £35m gift: Who was Ray Dolby?

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Ray Dolby, who has left £35m to Pembroke College, Cambridge, pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings and was synonymous with home sound systems and cinema.

    Video content

    Video caption: Ray Dolby 'committed to excellence'

    The US engineer was born in Oregon in 1933, coming to the UK in 1961 to complete his PhD at Pembroke. He founded Dolby Laboratories in London in 1965.

    On his death aged 80 in 2013, Kevin Yeaman, president of Dolby Laboratories, described him as a "true visionary". 

  15. Headlines: Elderly care consortium pulling out of £800m NHS contract 'courageous'... Sound pioneer leaves £35m to Cambridge college

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the main stories in Cambridgeshire this morning:

  16. Sound sound pioneer Dolby leaves £35m to Cambridge college

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    The inventor of Dolby Surround sound has left £35m to Pembroke College in Cambridge. 

    Pempbroke College

    Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories and its world-renowned sound systems, received his PhD from the college in 1961. He died in San Francisco in 2013.

    The University of Cambridge says the £35m gift is the largest  to a college "in modern times".