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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 25 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county. 

    Remember you can get involved at any time via emailFacebook or Twitter.  

  2. Weather: Clear overnight, but rain later tomorrow

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll be a cloudy for a time this evening with patchy light rain possible in places. However, colder and clearer conditions will push in from the west during the early evening. Minimum temperature: 5C (41F). 

    Weather chart

    Tomorrow will see a dry and bright start, however it'll turn increasingly cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the afternoon.

  3. Cambridge scientists join £40m venture to develop new medicines

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridge scientists are participating in a new £40m venture to turn academic research into new medicines

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    The University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca are part of a consortium of leading academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies launching the Apollo Therapeutics Fund.

    The aim is to advance pre-clinical research from the universities to a stage where it can be developed into treatments by one of the industry partners.

  4. Calls for more exports by Cambridgeshire food producers

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    More Cambridgeshire food producers should be selling their wares overseas, according to the Peterborough-based Institute of Export.

    Cambridgeshire carrots

    Director general Lesley Batchelor says while Cambridgeshire remains a largely agricultural county, there is a "huge gap" in the number of exports by small producers. 

    The government has launched a new Great British Food Unit, which aims to match France and Germany which currently export more than double the UK in terms of food and drink.

  5. Video: Huntingdon multi-storey 'car cruising'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Jon Pearce, from Huntingdon, sent us this footage of an illegal "car cruising" event at a multi-storey car park in the town.

    Video content

    Video caption: Up to 300 cars descend on a Huntingdon multi-storey for an illegal "car cruising" event.

    Police said they warned two drivers for "inconsiderate" driving, after 300 cars descended on the St Germain car park on Saturday.

  6. Headlines: Cambridgeshire special constable jailed for child sex offences... Huntingdon multi-storey used for illegal 'car cruising'

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the headlines in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • A Cambridgeshire special constable has been jailed for five years for sexual offences against children
    • Up to 300 cars descended on a multi-storey car park in Huntingdon on Saturday night for an illegal "car cruising" event
    • Cambridge scientists join £40m venture to develop new medicines
  7. Cambridge manuscript reveals medieval childbirth beliefs

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A study of a rare medieval medical manuscript has revealed fascinating details about the beliefs and rituals surrounding childbirth in the Middle Ages, Cambridge University researchers have said.

    The Compendium of Gilbertus Anglicus.

    The Latin text of Gilbertus' Compendium medicine, kept at Pembroke College, was the first great survey of medical knowledge in the 13th Century.

    One of the remedies for getting pregnant recommends making a charm using Biblical verses written in juice from comfrey and daisy plants. 

  8. Child sex attack special was based at Cambridge's Parkside police station

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A special constable jailed for five years for sexual offences against two girls was based at Parkside police station in Cambridge.

    Daniel Clarkson

    Daniel Clarkson, 25, was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

    Det Ch Insp Neil Sloan, said: "We want the public and our own employees to feel confident about raising concerns about the conduct of our officers and staff".

  9. Special constable jailed for five years for sex offences against two girls

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridgeshire special constable Daniel Clarkson was jailed for five years at Cambridge Crown Court today for sex offences against two girls.

    The 25-year-old, of Saints Close, Hull, pleaded guilty earlier this month to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, four counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child and one count of non-penetrative activity with a child.

  10. BreakingCambridge special constable jailed for child sex offences

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A Cambridge special constable has been jailed for five years for sexual offences against children.

    More to follow.

  11. Plans for 270 student flats in Cambridge approved after planning inspector overrules city council

    Cambridge News

    Nearly 300 student flats have been given the go-ahead in Mill Road after a planning inspector ignored local concern and overturned the city council's original decision to reject them.

  12. Huntingdon multi-storey used for illegal 'car cruising' event

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Up to 300 cars descended on a multi-storey car park in Huntingdon on Saturday night for an illegal "car cruising" event.

    Image from 'car cruising' event in Huntingdon

    Jon Pearce, whose house backs on to the St Germain Walk car park, said: "The noise was terrible... there was very loud music and revving engines."

    Police said two drivers were issued with warnings for "careless and inconsiderate driving".

  13. The unclaimed dead and the people trying to give them a name

    Laurence Cawley

    BBC News

    A man discovered near Cambridge 40 years ago is just one of the hundreds of unidentified body cases reported to the National Crime Agency each year.

    Unidentified people graphic

    Without a name, they are referred to by the clothes they died in or some other distinguishing feature  

    Tonight on BBC1 at 19:30 Inside Out meets the people trying to identify them. 

  14. Weather: Very mild, becoming cloudy and breezy with patchy rain

    BBC Weather

    There'll be plenty of cloud this afternoon with the chance of the odd spot of rain, but it will remain mild. Maximum temperature: 13C (55F)

    Sunrise in Yaxley

    It was a stunning sunrise over Cambridgeshire this morning. Sarah Morris sent us this photo taken at Yaxley.

    You can send us your photos to feature on Local Live via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  15. Fat to blame for sewer blockage that closed Cambridge street

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A sewer leak which flooded a shop and led to the closure of a busy street in the centre of Cambridge was caused by a build-up of fat, say Anglian Water

    Fat in sewer

    The water company have released this image of what they found when they lifted a manhole cover on Regent Steet, on Friday.

    A spokesman said: “We recently launched our Keep It Clear campaign in Cambridge and the message is simple – leave fat from cooking to solidify before scraping it into your bin."

  16. Cambridge physics professor among top 500 influential Britons

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A Cambridge University physics professor has been named in a list of Britain's 500 most influential people.

    Professor Athene Donald

    Professor Athene Donald features on the Debrett’s 500 2016 list, which covers 23 sectors including politics, business, media and sport.  

    It cites her work to support and champion women in science. 

  17. Pacific Ocean rowers: Coxless Crew reach Australia

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A team of female rowers, including one who previously rowed for Cambridge University, have arrived in Australia nine months after setting off from San Francisco to cross the Pacific Ocean.  

    Video content

    Video caption: British rowers complete ocean odyssey

    Isabel Burnham, 31, who lives at Saffron Walden, joined the Coxless Crew for the first leg, from San Francisco to Hawaii. 

    The 9,200-mile (14,800km) expedition has set two world records; the women becoming the first all-female team and the first team of four to row the Pacific.  

  18. Ammunition cases in Littlehey Prison clothes recycling workshop

    Sally Chidzoy

    BBC Look East home affairs correspondent

    Two ammunition cases have been found in a jacket sent to a Cambridgeshire prison for recycling.

    Littlehey prison

    The spent rounds, discovered by a prisoner sorting through clothes at a recycling workshop at Littlehey Prison, near Huntingdon, were handed to a guard by the inmate.

    A Prison Service spokesman said: "They were quickly removed and there was no risk to the security of the prison."

  19. The latest names to perform at the Newmarket Nights summer concerts have been revealed

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The latest names to perform at the Newmarket Nights summer concerts have been revealed.

    The Corrs

    Irish band The Corrs will take to the stage on 17 June, kicking off the series of concerts for 2016.

    Will Young will then perform in Suffolk on 24 June. Tickets for both concerts go on sale on Friday morning.

  20. Police hunting suspect after man stabbed at Cambridge bus stop in broad daylight

    Cambridge News

    A man ran for his life and hid in a nearby garden after being stabbed in broad daylight at a city bus stop at the weekend.