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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, 10 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 18:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

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  2. Weather: A chilly night with a widespread frost expected

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Expect a cold night with clear skies for much of the night, bringing widespread frost and the risk of icy patches. Minimum temperature -1C (30F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow will start cold and frosty but after that most places will see a fine day with sunny spells and highs of 7C (44F). For more on the outlook where you live head to BBC Weather.    

  3. Ely Cathedral on the look out for more boy choristers

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Ely Cathedral is recruiting choristers. Assistant organist Edmund Aldhouse says it is looking for boys aged between eight and nine with "musical potential".    

    Choristers and dean in pancake race at Ely Cathedral

    The cathedral currently has 16 boys in its choir but has room for up to 22, who will get to tour abroad and sing in concerts with world-class musicians.

    Marketing manager Lesley-Anne Thompson says the shortage of choristers is "not unique to Ely - a lot of cathedrals are struggling to recruit" but full scholarships are available.

  4. Headlines: Motorcyclist killed in a crash with a van on the A141... Cambridge company ARM Holdings announces record profits

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the headlines for Cambridgeshire this afternoon:

    • A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a van on the A141 roundabout on Ermine Street, Huntingdon, and the road is closed
    • As junior doctors in the county continue with their 24-hour strike, the government warns it will impose a contract on them
    • Cambridge-based chip manufacturer ARM Holdings announces record profits of almost £415m last year
  5. Norfolk and Suffolk devolution bid 'too small' without Cambridgeshire

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    As a senior Norfolk MP wades into the debate over devolution for East Anglia - government sources tell me it would almost certainly go ahead if three counties agree to combine forces.

    Wimblington Fen, Cambridgeshire

    Last month, Cambridgeshire County Council turned down an overture from Norfolk and Suffolk to join them n a three-county bid.

    Mid Norfolk Conservative MP George Freeman is urging Cambridgeshire's business leaders to back the bid. 

  6. Chancellor 'in favour' of Cambridgeshire joining East Anglian devolution, says MP

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    The Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk says the Chancellor George Osborne and the Communities Secretary Greg Clark would both back a devolved East Anglia - if Cambridgeshire joins in.

    George Freeman

    George Freeman has written to the county's business leaders urging them to lobby the county council to back a combined authority with Suffolk and Norfolk.

    Last month, Norfolk and Suffolk county councils asked Cambridgeshire to join them in a combined devolution bid - but Shire Hall turned down the offer. 

  7. ARM Holdings 'committed to Cambridge'

    Richard Bond

    BBC Look East business correspondent

    ARM Holdings - which announced record profits today - is "absolutely committed to continue building our output in Cambridge" - according to the its executive vice-president.

    Jenny Duvalier

    Jenny Duvalier has been speaking to me as the chip designer company revealed it was making more than £1m a day in profit.

    She says the number of people working at its Cambridge HQ had grown from 680 in 2011 to "about 1,500" today.

  8. Travel: A141 Ermine Street in Huntingdon closed

    Cambridgeshire Police have tweeted a warning about a road closure following an accident....

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  9. Posh prepare to face West Brom for the seventh time this decade - but are yet to win

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United last reached the fourth round of the FA Cup in 2008 - and they also faced West Brom back then.

    Ben Alnwick of Peterborough United during the match between West Brom and the Peterborough on January 30, 2016

    Posh are hosting the Baggies tonight, after drawing 2-2 in the original fixture.

    They've played seven matches over the past decade - and of those, West Brom have won five, while two were draws.

  10. East Anglia for the East Anglians?

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    Is it time for East Anglia to go it alone?

    Last month, Norfolk and Suffolk county councils asked Cambridgeshire to join them in a combined devolution bid - but Shire Hall turned down the offer.

    Shire Hall, Cambridge

    Now the Tory MP for Mid Norfolk, George Freeman, has waded into the debate, urging Cambridgeshire business leaders to lobby the county council in favour of a joint East Anglian authority.

  11. Studio prepared for Posh v West Brom match

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    This is where Gary Lineker and the BBC pundits will be broadcasting from when Peterborough United take on West Brom in the FA Cup tonight.

    Mobile studio

    The mobile studio has been set up on a gantry overlooking the pitch at London Road.

    You can watch the match live on BBC One from 19:30.

  12. Who is ARM Holdings?

    Chip manufacturer Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) was founded in 1990 as a spin-off of Acorn and Apple Computers.

    Microchip, ARM Holdings. Handout image 2012

    About 1,500 staff work at its global headquarters in Cambridge.

    The company has a further 33 offices in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

  13. Football: Posh hope for place in fifth round of FA Cup for first time since 1986

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United are hoping to earn a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1986 as they prepare for their replay against West Brom tonight

    Jon Taylor

    The first tie finished as a 2-2 draw, with Shaq Coulthirst and Jon Taylor (above) scoring in the final 10 minutes of the game

    How to follow: Live on BBC One from 19:30 GMT, commentary on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio 5 live and live text coverage on the BBC Sport website and app.

  14. Demand for ARM Holdings' technology creates jobs boom at Cambridge HQ

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The number of employees at ARM Holdings' Cambridge headquarters has more than doubled in the last five years as demand for its technology increases.

    Graphic showing ARM workforce

    The Cambridge-based chip designer, whose technology is used in smartphones, is making more than £1m a day in profit, figures out today show.

  15. Watch: Demand for technology boosts ARM Holdings profits to record levels

    Richard Bond

    BBC Look East business correspondent

    I've been to ARM Holdings in Cambridge, the chip manufacturer that has today announced record annual profits of £414m.

    It puts the increase down to greater demand for its technology.

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    Video caption: Cambridge-based ARM-Holdings has reported a record £414m annual profit
  16. Thorney fire: Residents 'shocked' after firefighters struggle to find hydrant

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Residents of Thorney say they are "shocked" after firefighters were hampered in tackling a blaze that destroyed a house in the village on Monday night, because a hydrant was not accessible. 

    THorney Fire

    Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said the nearest fire hydrant was "overgrown and not easily accessible" so engines had to be used to relay water to the incident.

    Eric Rayner, who runs the village newsletter, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It is a bit of a worry when fire hydrants can't be found as houses in the Fens depend on their being a nearby water source."

  17. More than 10,000 fans expected at Posh for FA Cup replay

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United are expecting their biggest home attendance of the season tonight when they take on West Brom.

    Peterborough United

    Peterborough and West Brom have been paired together three times in the FA Cup in the last eight years, having not met in the competition prior to 2008.

    More than 10,000 fans are expected at London Road to watch the FA Cup fourth-round replay.   

  18. Appointments cancelled but operations go ahead as junior doctors strike at Peterborough City Hospital

    Peterborough Telegraph

    A second strike by junior doctors has seen some outpatient appointments at Peterborough City Hospital cancelled, although all operations are going ahead.

  19. Headlines: Cambridge-based ARM Holdings making £1m a day profit... Junior doctors strike at Cambridgeshire hospitals

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories so far in Cambridgeshire today:

    • Cambridge-based chip designer ARM Holdings reports £1m a day profit
    • Junior doctors begin second 24-hour strike at Cambridgeshire's hospitals
    • Peterborough United prepare for fourth-round FA Cup replay against West Brom
  20. World’s first ‘park and cycle’ among multi-million pound plans for new Cambridge ‘western orbital’

    Cambridge News

    The world's first dedicated "park and cycle" site could be included in a multi-million pound package aimed at boosting bus travel and cycling in the west of Cambridge