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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday, 9 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from Cambridgeshire Live

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    That's all for today but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel as it happens.

    Until then you can contact us through email, Facebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Little windy overnight as patchy rain moves southwards

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It will become a little windy overnight as patchy rain moves southwards. This will clear by dawn to leave cloudy skies but dry conditions. Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

    Weather chart

    Tomorrow cloud will break up through the morning to leave plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. Although despite the sunshine it will feeling rather chilly.

    For a more detailed forecast for where you live head to BBC Weather.  

  3. Club hails 'incredible turnaround' in finances

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge United's chairman Dave Doggett says the club has made "an incredible turnaround" after posting a significant yearly operating profit for the first time since it went into administration in 2005.

    Cambridge United

    The U's made a profit of just over £1.3m last season, mainly owing to their lucrative FA Cup tie against Manchester United. 

    Dave Doggett told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I think we announced a loss of around £450,000 back in 2013 with turnover of around £1.6m. So we've more than doubled our revenue which is great."

  4. Wheelie good idea? Council leader defends proposal to confiscate bins from people misusing them

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    The leader of Huntingdonshire District Council says plans to introduce a "red card" system, which could see recycling bins confiscated from households that repeatedly misuse them, are a last resort.

    Wheelie bins

    Conservative councillor Jason Ablewhite told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire repeat offenders are costing other taxpayers a lot of money, as contaminated recycling has to be sent to landfill.

    Listen to the full report here.

  5. Headlines: Hydrant 'not easily accessible' for firefighters tackling blaze... Cambridge United celebrate financial turnaround

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the headlines in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • A hydrant was "overgrown and not easily accessible" for firefighters tackling the Thorney house blaze, the fire service's incident commander says
    • Cambridge United chairman hails "incredible turnaround" as club posts significant operating profit for the first time since going into administration in 2005
    • A Cambridgeshire animal shelter is trying to rehome 140 rats
  6. Travel: A1 partially blocked southbound near Peterborough after car fire

    BBC Travel

    The A1 is partially blocked southbound at Water Newton, because of a car fire.

    Head to BBC Travel for the latest on Cambridgeshire's roads.

  7. Thorney fire: Hydrant was 'overgrown and not easily accessible'

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Firefighters were hampered from tackling a blaze that destroyed a house at Thorney last night because a fire hydrant was "overgrown and not easily accessible," according to the incident commander.

    Thorney fire aftermath

    Sean Brown, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, says they had water relays in place, while officers tried to identify where the nearest hydrant was.

    The cause of the blaze was accidental.

  8. Rescued rats brought to Cambridgeshire

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A Cambridgeshire animal shelter is trying to rehome 140 rats rescued from a property in Oxfordshire.

    Rats

    As reported in the Cambridge News, Woodgreen Animal Charity, based at Godmanchester, are trying to find new owners for the unwanted pet rodents. Some of the animals are on 'pregnancy watch' so there could soon be even more needing a new home.

  9. MP calls for 'overarching' investigation into collapse of £800m NHS contract

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridge's Labour MP is calling for an "overarching review" into the collapse of the £800m UnitingCare contract to prove elderly care in Cambridgeshire.

    The Health consortium pulled out of the NHS contract in early in December, after just eight months, saying it was "financially sustainable".

    Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon, Daniel Zeichner said the investigation also needed to "look at the role of NHS England and ministers".

  10. Man attacked with craft knife in Huntingdon

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A man in his 30s was left with serious injuries after being attacked with a craft knife in Huntingdon

    Ambury Road

    Police said the incident happened on Ambury Road at 15:00 on Friday by three men "of Asian appearance", aged between 15 and 20 years-old.

    He was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for treatment.

  11. Man arrested on suspicion of arson after Cambridge flat fire

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a block of flats in Cambridge.

    Minerva Way

    Paramedics treated two children for smoke inhalation at the property in Minerva Way at 02:40 yesterday morning. 

    The man has been bailed to appear at Parkside Police Station on 2 March.

  12. Woman in 80s left housebound after mobility scooter stolen

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A woman in her 80s has been left housebound after her mobility scooter was stolen outside her flat in Peterborough.

    It was taken on Crown Street last Friday.

    Police said the theft would have "a significant impact on her daily routine and independence" and called for witnesses to come forward.

  13. Sport: Cambridge United post significant yearly operating profit

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge United has posted a yearly operating profit for the first time since entering administration in 2005. 

    The U's made a profit of just over £1.3m last season.

    Cambridge United graphic

    Drawing Manchester United in the FA Cup raised around £2m, but ticket sales and merchandising revenue also increased following promotion back to the Football League, the club said. 

  14. Weather: Staying dry with some bright or sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    Many places will stay dry into this afternoon, with just a few isolated showers. There will be some bright or sunny spells and lighter winds compared to Monday. Maximum temperature: 7C (45F)

    Daffodil in bloom

    This photo of a daffodil in bloom was taken this morning in Foxton, by BBC Weather Watcher 'Steve's weather'.

  15. Headlines: Fire that destroyed a home in Thorney 'exacerbated' by Storm Imogen... Cambridge United post yearly operating profit

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this morning:

    • A blaze that destroyed a house and classic cars in Thorney last night was "exacerbated by strong winds", according to the fire service
    • Cambridge United has posted a yearly operating profit for the first time since entering administration in 2005
    • Peterborough woman in her 80s left housebound after mobility scooter is stolen
  16. Animal charity Wood Green appeals for homes for 140 rats

    Cambridge News

    Animal charity Wood Green is looking for a Pied Piper of its own to help find homes for around 140 pet rats.

  17. From the scene: Tree lands on pub in St Neots

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here's another photo from St Neots, where the Bridge House pub is closed after high winds brought down a tree at lunchtime yesterday. 

    It plans to reopen tomorrow.

    Tree on pub
  18. Accidental fire at Thorney spread by high winds, as Storm Imogen passed over UK

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    An accidental fire that destroyed a house and a collection of classic cars at Thorney last night was spread by high winds, as Storm Imogen passed over the UK.

    Burnt out car at Thorney

    Incident commander Sean Brown, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said strong winds "exacerbated" the blaze which took 60 firefighters to extinguish.

  19. High winds bring down tree on St Neots pub

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    As well as exacerbating the Thorney fire, the winds of Storm Imogen brought a tree crashing down on the Bridge House pub by the river in St Neots yesterday.

    Pub with tree toppled onto it

    As reported in the Cambridge News, customers had to be evacuated from the building yesterday lunchtime.

    A notice on the front door this morning says the pub will be open for business again tomorrow.

  20. Collection of classic cars destroyed in Thorney fire

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A number of classic cars were also destroyed in a fire that gutted a house in Thorney last night. These photos show the scene this morning.

    Destroyed cars at Thorney
    Thorney fire