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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday, 5 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Thanks for joining us. Our live updates have finished for today, but we'll be back with the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Cambridgeshire at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Showers less frequent, fog forming

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Any showers will become less frequent and less heavy tonight, but there will be enough moisture around for mist and fog to form.

    Low temperature: 5C (41F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow, it will be mostly dry but there is a risk of some showers, particularly across eastern parts of the region. Highs of 9C (48F).

  3. More than 120 people arrested for drink driving in Cambridgeshire over festive period

    More than 120 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire as part of a crackdown on drink driving over the festive period.

    Police car

    The road policing unit began its seven-week campaign in November, targeting those who shouldn't be behind the wheel.

    The number of offenders caught fell for the sixth year in a row, with 928 arrested in 2015 compared to 1,133 in 2010. 

  4. Football: Conor Washington could leave - Peterborough owner

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony admits he's unsure whether star striker Conor Washington will still be at the club come the end of the January transfer window. 

    Conor Washington

    Washington has scored 14 goals so far this season. 

    MacAnthony says Posh don't need to sell any of their star players, but could use money from a potential sale to invest in improving the squad. 

    Quote Message: If Conor were to go now or in the summer, we've already got plans to replace him with an option B and C. from Darragh MacAnthony Peterborough owner
    Darragh MacAnthonyPeterborough owner
  5. Leaving the lights on: Streetlight switch-off plans scaled back

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Proposals to turn off the street lights overnight in Cambridgeshire could be scaled back following the results of a public consultation. 

    street at night

    Cambridgeshire County Council wanted to turn off streetlights in residential areas between midnight and 06:00 to save money.

    But after taking into consideration the "strength of feeling" expressed in a public consultation, councillors will now consider leaving the lights on until 01:00 or 02:00.

  6. NHS trusts 'right to save money'

    North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara said "it is right we look at ways of saving money", following the announcement the NHS trusts running Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospitals are to work "more collaboratively".

    Shailesh Vara

    He said joining-up back office work, such as management, finance and IT, made sense if there was "duplication".

    "However, if there are to be closer links, then it is vital that frontline services are not affected," he added.

  7. News update: MPs' mixed views over closer hospital collaboration... Washington could leave Posh

    David Keller

    BBC News

    If you're just joining us, here's the latest news in Cambridgeshire:

    • Two Cambridgeshire MPs have offered mixed views following the announcement two NHS trusts in the county are going to collaborate more
    • Plans to turn off streetlights in Cambridge have been scaled back
    • Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony admits he's unsure whether star striker Conor Washington will still be at the club come the end of January
  8. 'Weasel words' over joint hospital review

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    "Weasel words for a takeover of Hinchingbrooke Hospital by Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust," is how MP Jonathan Djanogly has described a joint organisational review.

    Jonathan Djanogly

    The two trusts announced today they will be looking at ways to "collaborate clinically," and review "potential organisational form". 

    But the Conservative Huntingdon MP has called for them to "clarify their intentions" over the future of services at Hinchingbrooke.

  9. Video: Priceless books to go on display to mark Cambridge University Library's 600th anniversary

    Louise Hubball

    BBC Look East

    Here's preview of priceless books going on public display to mark the 600th anniversary of Cambridge University Library

    Video content

    Video caption: Cambridge University Library shows off it's treasures to celebrate 600th birthday.

    I went for a look behind the scenes as the institution prepares for the exhibition in March.

    It will include Edmund Halley's handwritten notebooks of Halley's Comet from 1682 and Stephen Hawking's draft typescript of A Brief History of Time.  

  10. Football: QPR defender joins Cambridge United on loan

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge United have added another loan signing to their squad, with Queen's Park Rangers defender Darnell Furlong joining on a one-month deal.

    Darnell Furlong

    The 20-year-old spent the first half of the season at Northampton, where he played against the U's in one of his 10 League Two appearances.

    His arrival coincides with the departure of loan pair Mickey Demetriou and Terry Kennedy, who have returned to Shrewsbury and Sheffield United.

  11. Newmarket welcomes ITV coverage

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Newmarket Racecourses says the sport will enjoy "good coverage" from ITV, which has secured a four-year deal to show live racing from 2017.  

    Newmarket Racecourses

    Reports suggest several of Newmarket's meetings will be broadcast on ITV4, rather than the network's flagship channel.

    However, Amy Starkey, regional director for Jockey Club Racecourses East Region, said: "Newmarket Racecourses will enjoy good coverage across ITV's main channel alongside the first day of the Qipco Guineas Festival, as well as top-quality racing on ITV4, which has proven easy to turn to for sports fans."

  12. Bodies found in search for former EastEnders actress

    Kerry Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Police searching for a missing former EastEnders actress and her two children have found three bodies at their south-east London home.  

    Police at scene

    Sian Blake, 43, and her two young sons, aged four and eight, had not been seen since 13 December.  

    Police previously said she might be in Cambridge, where she was thought to have connections.  

  13. A14 transporter crash: Road now clear

    Police have released this picture of a van involved in a crash with a transporter lorry, on the A14 near Cambridge this afternoon.

    Van after crash

    There are no reports of casualties and the road is now clear

  14. 'Significant financial challenges' prompt joint hospital review

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The NHS trusts for Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospitals says a joint review of services is necessary because of "significant financial challenges".

    Peterborough Hospital

    The trusts have announced they will be looking at where they can work "more collaboratively", focusing on "back office" services.

    But Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly says he is concerned it could lead to a takeover of Hinchingbrooke Hospital by the Peterborough trust.

  15. Rare and historic oven wins Sacrewell Mill a part in new BBC baking show

    A rare and historic wood burning oven at Sacrewell Mill, near Peterborough, was the reason the property was chosen to host a new BBC baking show, according to staff.  

    Sacrewell Mill

    Victorian Bakers challenges four modern bakers to see if they can rise to the challenge of baking using ingredients and methods from the 19th Century. It starts on BBC Two at 20:00.

    Megan Allen, from Sacrewell Mill, says the Grade II-listed, 18th Century building provided an authentic backdrop for the filming.

  16. 'Grave fears' of Huntingdon MP over hospitals deal

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The MP for Huntingdon says he has "grave fears" services could move from Hinchingbrooke Hospital to Peterborough and Stamford NHS Trust.

    Hinchingbrooke Hospital

    The two NHS trusts have announced a collaborative working agreement today.

    But Conservative Jonathan Djanogly says he understands a "secret memorandum" was agreed over the future of services, which has led to his concerns.     

  17. Headlines: MP voices 'grave concerns' over local hospital deal... Crash involving transporter affects A14

    Kerry Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire so far this lunchtime:

    • The Huntingdon MP says he has "grave concerns" over the future of services in a new deal between Hinchingbroke and Peterborough hospitals
    • A crash involving a transporter and two other vehicles causes delays on the westbound A14
    • Network Rail says it is "reviewing timescales" for a second station for Cambridge
  18. Peterborough aviary bird deaths 'unexplained'

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Post mortem examinations on 35 birds found dead in an aviary in Peterborough's Central Park have established "no findings to explain death", according to the company running it.

    Dead zebra finches

    The RSPCA was brought in to investigate after the zebra finches were found dead in their cage a week ago.

    A spokesman for Amey, the company which runs the park for Peterbrough City Council, said: "Since the incident there have been no further fatalities. We will continue to work with the RSPCA and vet to monitor the health of the remaining birds."

  19. Fire crews attend A14 transporter crash

    David Webster

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Fire crews are at the scene of an accident on the A14 near Cambridge involving a car transporter and two other vehicles.

    Fire crews on A14

    The road is blocked the A14 westbound between junction 32, for Histon, and junction 31 with the M11.

  20. Crash involving a car transporter on the A14 westbound near Cambridge

    David Webster

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A crash involving a car transporter, a lorry and a car has blocked the A14 westbound between junction 32, for Histon, and junction 31 with the M11. 

    A14 crash