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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday, 4 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Alex Pope

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage through the day

    David Keller

    BBC News

    I'm afraid that's it - thanks for joining us on today's Local Live. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Weather: Cloudy and some rain possible tonight and tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    This evening and overnight will remain rather cloudy, mild and breezy, with some patchy rain or drizzle in places. Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).

    Friday will stay rather cloudy with winds gradually strengthening throughout the day. The cloud will also be thick enough at times to produce some further rain or drizzle. Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

  3. Busiest January ever for Ambulance staff

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Over 80,000 people called the East of England Ambulance Service in January, making it the busiest start of the year ever.

    Call handler at East of England Ambulance Trust

    Cambridgeshire had one of the highest increases in calls in the region, up 16% compared to last January.

  4. All-amputee team complete record-breaking Atlantic row

    The Row2Recovery team has tweeted saying its record-breaking trip across the Atlantic has been completed.

    Four ex-servicemen, including Paddy Gallagher from Wisbech, have become the first all-amputee team to make the 3,000-mile trip, landing back on dry land in Antigua.

    Kensington Palace is one of the first to tweet its congratulations.

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  5. University statement on Giulio Regeni death

    David Keller

    BBC News

    A spokesperson for Cambridge University and Girton College has put out a short statement regarding PhD student Giulio Regeni.

    It says: "We are deeply saddened to hear news of the death of Giulio Regeni. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    "The vice-chancellor and the mistress of Girton College have been in contact with Giulio's family."

  6. Latest news: University 'deeply saddened' over student death... Ambulance service bombarded with calls

    David Keller

    BBC News

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

    • The University of Cambridge says it is "deeply saddened" to hear of the death of PhD student Giulio Regeni in Egypt
    • The East of England Ambulance Service says it was bombarded with a 16% rise in calls from Cambridgeshire in January
    • Celebrations have begun today to mark the bicentenary of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum
  7. Peterborough out-of-hours service placed in special measures

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    An out-of-hours service run by the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust in Peterborough has been placed in special measures. 

    Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found the service was "inadequate" after a November inspection. 

    It provides urgent medical care outside of normal GP hours and employs nurses, healthcare assistants and support staff based at the City Care Centre in Peterborough.

  8. Photo released of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni found dead in Egypt

    David Keller

    BBC News

    A photo of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni found dead in Egypt has been released by his family.  

    Giulio Regeni

    The body of the 28-year-old Italian, a PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Studies, was found on a road on Cairo's western outskirts on Wednesday.

    State prosecutor Ahmed Nagi told reporters there were signs of torture on the body, including cigarette burns and knife wounds.

  9. U's Mark Roberts takes captain change 'as a man'

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    Cambridge United defender Mark Roberts has accepted losing the captaincy "as a man", according to boss Shaun Derry.

    Derry has named midfielder Luke Berry, 23, as his new full-time skipper after dropping Roberts to the bench for last Saturday's win at Leyton Orient.

    He says "I've spoken to Mark and he's accepted it as a man. He'll respond in the right way because he's a leader of men". 

    Roberts takes armband loss 'as man'

    Mark Roberts

    Cambridge United defender Mark Roberts has accepted losing the captaincy "as a man", according to boss Shaun Derry.

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  10. Concern grows for missing man

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Concern is growing for a missing man whose car was spotted in Cambridgeshire at about 07:00 yesterday. 

    Carl Hodges

    Carl Hodges' black five-door Kia Rio, registration HJ11 WAE, was seen in the Cambridge/Newmarket area on Wednesday. 

    The 33-year-old is from Hawkesworth Close in Northwood, London. Police have asked that anyone who may have seen him gets in touch.

  11. Weather: Brighter spells possible

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will remain rather cloudy, with perhaps the odd spot of rain and drizzle in places. 

    Wisbech St Mary

    A few brighter spells may also develop at times, and where these occur it will feel very mild for the time of year. 

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F). 

  12. Headlines: Cambridge University student found dead in Egypt... NHS out-of-hours service rated 'inadequate'

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the main stories making the news this afternoon: 

  13. What's inside the Fitzwilliam Museum?

    David Keller

    BBC News

    Once quoted by a director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as "the finest small museum in Europe", Viscount Fitzwilliam's bequest to the Cambridge museum included:

    • 144 pictures, including masterpieces by Titian, Veronese and Palma Vecchio
    • More than 500 folio albums, forming "a vast assembly of prints by the most celebrated engravers"
    • 130 medieval manuscripts and a collection of autograph music by composers including Handel and Purcell
    Gallery in the 19th Century
  14. Search starts for talented young artists in Cambridgeshire

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Police in the county have come up with a unique way of brightening up Ely police station. 

    Paint brushes

    Cambridgeshire police have launched ArtReach 2016 to find talented young painters aged between 11 and 18. 

    They need to send in any type of art, as long as it can be put in the wall of Ely police station. The theme is "mood or emotion". 

  15. Travel news: Approach junction 36 of the A14 with caution

    A warning has been posted asking drivers to be careful around junction 36 of the A14 as a driver is being treated by ambulance at the side of the road. 

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  16. Body of missing Cambridge student found in Cairo shows sign of torture say officials

    The body of a student from Cambridge University, who disappeared last week in the Egyptian capital Cairo, has been found and shows signs of torture, officials say.

    Mortuary in Cairo where the body of Giulio Regeni was brought

    Giulio Regeni, 28, disappeared on the evening of 25 January, after leaving his home in Giza to meet a friend.

    His body was found on a road on Cairo's western outskirts on Wednesday.

    Body of Italian student found in Egypt

    Giulio Regeni poster

    The body of an Italian student who disappeared last week in Cairo has been found and shows signs of torture, an Egyptian prosecutor says.

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  17. Italian authorities call for investigation after death of Cambridge University student in Egypt

    Katharine Park

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The Italian foreign ministry is urging the Egyptian authorities to launch a formal investigation after the body of a Cambridge University student was found in Cairo.

    Guillio Regeni went missing ten days ago after failing to meet a friend.

    The PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge had gone to Egypt to conduct field work. 

  18. Newmarket park and ride site now fully open

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The car park at Newmarket Park and Ride site is now fully open to drivers.

    Newmarket park and ride site

    Parts of the site had been closed after a body of a man was discovered in a bus stop early yesterday morning.

    Police are still at the scene and the death isn't being treated as suspicious.