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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday, 7 January 2016
  2. News. sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Alex Pope

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the Cambridgeshire Live team today. We'll be back tomorrow, with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county from 08:00.

    You can send us your stories and pictures at any time via emailFacebook or Twitter.

    Have a good evening. 

  2. Tonight's weather: A cold night with widespread frost

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll stay dry tonight and overnight, but expect a cold night with widespread frost and the risk of icy patches from early rain.

    Maximum temperature: 1C (34F). 

    Weather map

    Showers will spread across the region by the early afternoon tomorrow and there will be a maximum temperature of 8C (46F).

  3. It's 250 years since Addenbrooke's Hospital started to treat patients

    The hospital was founded after Dr John Addenbrooke, a fellow of St Catharine's College and necromancer, left £4,500 (about £13m today) to be used to buy "a small hospital for poor people".

    Addenbrooke's nurses, 1895

    Its first student nurses were enrolled in 1877, but it was not until 1905 that the hospital began to pay the nurse probationers.

    Addenbrooke's has changed quite a bit since its early days. It's now on Hills Road and treats nearly 900,000 patients a year.

  4. Punt-touting 'not fair'

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    The leader of Cambridge City Council, Lewis Herbert, has told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that punt touts should only "operate right next to punt stations and they shouldn't spread around the city".

    Punting in Cambridge

    It comes after the council revealed plans to make punt-touting illegal in certain parts of the city. 

    Mr Herbert says it's a "serious problem" and added: "It's not fair that we've got up to 50 touts in the city centre just repetitively interrupting people, being pushy - sometimes rude and sometimes aggressive."

  5. Addenbrooke's celebrates 250th anniversary

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Today is a big day for Addenbrooke's.

    Operating theatre as it was in the early 1900s

    The world-famous Cambridge hospital is officially launching a year of celebrations to mark its 250th anniversary. 

    It first opened on 13 October 1766 on Trumpington Street, with 20 beds.

  6. Farming needs to change says Cambridge expert

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A Cambridge professor says increasing farm yields could be the answer to cutting greenhouse gases.

    Farmland near Punch Farm, Landbeach

    Andrew Balmford's findings conclude that turning the spare land into woodlands or wetlands could dramatically reduce carbon emissions.

    He says it's one way to tackle climate change. 

  7. CCTV shows 'cowardly' robber knocking a woman to the ground in Peterborough

    CCTV footage of an elderly woman being knocked to the ground and robbed in Peterborough has been released by Cambridgeshire Police - and we warn you the footage is quite upsetting to watch.

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    The woman, who is in her 70s, had her handbag stolen in the car park of the Conservative Club in Broadway.

    The attack, described by Det Con Fran Scott as a "cowardly act", took place on 30 December at about 22:30.

  8. Hospital needs unwanted 'smellies'

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    I've been meeting some of the staff from the respiratory ward at Addenbrooke's Hospital who are appealing for unwanted "smellies". 

    Staff nurse Hannah Collins says items such as shampoos, deodorants, shower gels and creams are needed for their "beauty trolley". 

    They will be used to help patients who don't have the chance to pack essential items before they're admitted.  

  9. Beauty products wanted by hospital

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Any unwanted Christmas beauty presents are being put to good use at Addenbrooke's Hospital. 

    Sasha Rayner, and Hannah Collins with the beauty trolley

    Staff on the respiratory ward are seeking items like shampoo, shower gel, moisturisers and creams. 

    They'll be handed out to people who come into the hospital in an emergency with nothing. 

  10. Headlines: Leicester City manager fined for speeding on Cambridgeshire road... Seven people bailed in Andrew Bedford case

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the headlines making the news this afternoon: 

  11. Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri fined for speeding on Cambridgeshire road

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been fined £700 after admitting speeding on a Cambridgeshire road. 

    Claudio Ranieri

    Ranieri, 64, was caught speeding at 96mph (154km/h) in a 70mph (112km/h) zone on 13 October.

    He admitted the offence and was fined at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. He did not attend court.

  12. Gaffney 'has an opportunity and needs to take it'

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Manager Shaun Derry has been talking to the press this morning after Rory Gaffney's return to the Cambridge United squad from a loan spell at Bristol Rovers.

    Shaun Derry

    He said: "My only intention in sending Rory out on loan was to get him fitter and hungrier for the rest of the season. Nothing has changed." 

    "People say a deal was struck. Nothing was ever struck - absolutely nothing. Rory has got an opportunity and he needs to take it."

  13. Andrew Bedford murder case: Seven people released on bail

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Seven people arrested yesterday in connection with a murder in Ramsey more than 25 years ago have been released on bail. 

    Andrew Bedford

    A total of eight people were questioned as part of the investigation into Andrew Bedford's death in 1990. A man from Southampton remains in custody. 

    Detectives believe Mr Bedford (pictured) was killed with a shotgun at a garage called Mongrel Cars, which no longer exists, in Ramsey.

  14. Vardy and Alli a 'wake-up call'

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    The success of Jamie Vardy and Dele Alli should serve as a wake-up call to big clubs about lower-league talent, says Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

    Darragh MacAnthony

    Leicester striker Vardy and Tottenham's Alli have been capped by England after playing in the Football League.

    "Jamie Vardy and Dele Alli should have woken up them all up," said MacAnthony.

  15. Travel news: Ely station underpass closed

    The heavy rain has caused some problems on our roads this morning, and the Ely railway station road underpass is now closed, causing delays.

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