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Summary

  1. MP seeks government deal to protect affordable housing in the county
  2. Women's Institute members in Cambridge learn burlesque
  3. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Cambridgeshire Live

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    I'm afraid that's it from the Cambridgeshire Live team today. But we'll be here again tomorrow at 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county. 

    In the meantime you can get involved by sending us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Animated explanation of black holes based on Stephen Hawking's Reith lecture

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    "Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers, but they are firmly matters of science fact," says Prof Stephen Hawking in his Reith lecture.

    Video content

    Video caption: An animated explanation of black holes based on Stephen Hawking's Reith Lecture.

    This second short animation by Aardman Studios helps explain the Cambridge physicist's theories.

  3. Weather: Staying cloudy and windy this evening, rain tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    The windy weather will continue into tonight. Minimum temperature: 10C (50F). 

    Weather chart

    Tomorrow will be windy with heavy rain expected from Storm Jonas. For a more detailed forecast for where you live head to BBC Weather.

  4. An illustrated companion to Prof Stephen Hawking’s black hole Reith lecture

    David Keller

    BBC News

    Here's an illustrated companion to Prof Stephen Hawking's first of two Reith lectures about black holes.

    Hawking lecture graphic

    While the world famous Cambridge scientist discusses black holes, artist Andrew Park draws the key points of the lecture in chalk on a blackboard.

    Watch the full feature here.

  5. Headlines: Police make appeal after 'terrible' fish and chip shop robbery... Stephen Hawking delivers Reith lecture on black holes

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

      Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • Police launch appeal after "terrible" robbery at a fish and chip shop in Peterborough
    • World famous Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking delivers BBC Reith lecture on black holes
    • Peterborough United's manager says he is confident ahead of tonight's match against Burton
  6. Fish and chip shop robbery a 'terrible experience' for victim, say police

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A robbery at a Peterborough fish and chip shop was "a terrible experience" for a member of staff who was held to the floor and punched, say police.

    CCTV of robbery

    Four men made off in a silver Mercedes after taking a wallet, bank cards, money and two mobile phones from Yummy Fish Chips, at 10.30 on 7 January.

    Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

  7. Football: Peterborough confident ahead of match against Burton

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United's manager Graham Westley is confident of maintaining the club's promotion push tonight when they host Burton in League One. 

    Graham Westley

    On Saturday, Posh signed Nuneaton striker Aaron Williams, 22, and 19-year-old midfielder Callum Chettle, son of ex-Nottingham Forest player Steve.

    Graham Westley told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that Peterborough have done "good business" in January, despite Conor Washington's sale to QPR.  

  8. Britain's longest-serving police dog Brewster retires after 11 years of sniffing out crime

    Cambridge News

    Britain's longest serving police pooch has retired from a successful career of busting drugs gangs to spend more time chasing tennis balls.

  9. Cambridge diver heading to Rio

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge diver Daniel Goodfellow (below left) has been selected as part of Great Britain's diving squad for the upcoming World Cup event in Rio.

    Daniel Goodfellow and Tom Daley

    The 19-year-old, who trained with the Cambridge Dive Team as a youngster, will compete in the men's 10m synchro pairs event alongside Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley (above right). 

    Britain will be aiming to secure a full quota of qualifying places for the Rio Olympics. The competition gets under way on 19 February.   

  10. Heavy rain expected in Cambridgeshire as Storm Jonas reaches UK

    BBC Weather

    Heavy rain is expected in Cambridgeshire on Wednesday as Storm Jonas hits the UK, after it brought near-record snowfall from Washington to New York in the US.

    BBC Weather

    The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain on Tuesday for the west of the UK, with 100mm (4in) expected in parts of Wales and England.

  11. Watch: Inside the mind of Prof Stephen Hawking

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    To celebrate Prof Stephen Hawking's Reith Lecture on Black Holes, Aardman Studios has created a short animation to explore a journey into the mind of the Cambridge physicist.

    Video content

    Video caption: A short animated journey into the mind of the world’s most famous physicist.

    You can listen to the first lecture on demand or download it for later. More information on both lectures and Stephen Hawking can be found on the Radio 4 Reith Lectures site.  

  12. Stephen Hawking delivers Reith Lecture on black holes

    World famous Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking has delivered his first Reith Lecture on black holes.

    Stephen Hawking
    Quote Message: It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. from Prof Stephen Hawking
    Prof Stephen Hawking

    The lectures are given annually by leading figures, commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. You can read a full transcript and analysis of his lecture here.

  13. Headlines: Police release CCTV of Peterborough fish and chip shop robbery... Stephen Hawking delivers Reith Lecture on black holes

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    If you are just joining us, here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire:

    • Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a fish and chip shop in Peterborough
    • MP Heidi Allen "a bit nervous" over sell-off of "high-value" council homes in Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking delivers BBC Reith Lecture on black holes
  14. Weather: A cloudy afternoon with outbreaks of rain later

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will see increasingly cloudy conditions with outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west during the late afternoon. Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

    Sunrise seen though trees

    Cambridgeshire was treated to another stunning sunrise this morning - Steve Jackson took this at Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge.

    Send us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  15. CCTV released of Peterborough fish and chip shop robbery

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a fish and chip shop in Peterborough.

    View more on youtube

    A member of staff was punched after answering the back door at Yummy Fish and Chips in Dogsthorpe Road at 10:30.

    Three other men ran in and searched the premises, before making off with items including a wallet, bank cards, money and two mobile phones.

  16. Network Rail's bridge net by River Cam labelled 'dangerous' to rowers and cyclists

    Cambridge News

    A net hanging from a bridge over the River Cam presents a risk to pedestrians, cyclists and river users, Cambridge residents have claimed.

  17. Panting for breath: Cambridgeshire fire crews get oxygen masks for dogs

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Some of Cambridgeshire's fire engines are now equipped with oxygen masks for dogs, as part of a trial to improve the first aid they can provide to pets.

    Firefighter and dog

    Firefighter Neil Hoskin says: "We have in the past used human oxygen masks numerous times, but they do not always work very well. These pet masks...will help our attempts to revive animals".

  18. MP 'a bit nervous' over sell-off of 'high value' council homes in Cambridgeshire

    South Cambridgeshire's MP says she is "a bit nervous" the new Housing Bill could result in "all" council homes in the Cambridge area being sold off.

    Heidi Allen

    The government plans to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants, and wants local authorities to fund it through the sale of "high-value" council homes.

    But Conservative MP, Heidi Allen, says high property prices in Cambridgeshire "make all our council homes high-value".  

  19. Headlines: 'We can't afford to be hemorrhaging council homes', says MP... WI members in Cambridge learn burlesque

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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

    • "We can't afford to be hemorrhaging council homes", says South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen over the extension of "Right to Buy"
    • Flowers are blooming in the village of Thriplow because of the mild weather - weeks ahead of the annual Daffodil Weekend
    • WI members in Cambridge take burlesque workshop