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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday, 11 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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  1. Goodbye from Cambridgeshire Local Live

    That's it for Local Live today. We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, weather, travel and sport for the county. 

    Until then you can get involved through Facebook,Twitter and email.

  2. Posh 'better side over 120 minutes'

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    Peterborough boss Graham Westley said his team will learn from their FA Cup penalty shootout defeat by West Brom.

    Lee Angol

    Posh lost the fourth-round replay after a 1-1 draw following extra time.

    "It was tough on the boys. If you ask me hand-on-heart who was the better team over the 120 minutes, I'd have to say us," said Westley.

    Posh 'better side over 120 minutes'

    Lee Angol

    Peterborough boss Graham Westley says his team will learn from their FA Cup penalty shootout defeat by West Brom.

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  3. Books return to phone box in Elsworth

    Julia Greenaway

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A community book exchange housed in an old red phone box in Elsworth has resumed service.

    Elsworth book exchange

    Just a few days ago the books were thrown into skips after a warning was issued by the Society of Local Council Clerks, saying planning permission was needed. 

    Now permission from South Cambridgeshire District Council has been given and most of the books are being returned.

  4. Headlines: Stephen Hawking praises scientists who discover gravitational waves... £1m in NHS money for Cambridgeshire project

    Kerry Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top news stories in Cambridgeshire this afternoon:

    • Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves "provides a completely new way of looking at the universe"
    • The motorcyclist killed on the A141 at Ermine Street in Huntingdon is named as Hartford man Andrew Symmonds
    • A Cambridgeshire project aimed at keeping people with mental health problems out of hospital unnecessarily receives nearly £1m in NHS funding
  5. Weather: Another chilly night with frost and icy patches

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll be a clear and chilly night, with the risk of frost and icy patches. Wintery showers could fall later in the night. Minimum temperature -2C (28F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow, expect frost first thing and possibly scattered showers merging with rain. Maximum temperature 6C (42F).

  6. Two Cambridge School of Art graduates nominated for their book illustrations

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    Two former Cambridge-based students are competing for the Best Illustrated Books category in the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

    Cover for Super Happy Magic Forest

    David Barrow and Matty Long both received masters in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.

    What you can see above is the cover from Matty's Super Happy Magic Forest.

  7. Anglia Ruskin graduates up for Waterstones Children's Book Prize

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    Many congratulations to two Anglia Ruskin post-graduates who've been nominated for the Best Illustrated Books category in the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

    Have you seen Elephant book cover

    David Barrow and Matty Long studied Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, which is part of Anglia Ruskin.

    What you can see above is the cover picture for Have you Seen Elephant by David Barrow - keep reading and we'll put up Matty's image next.

  8. Stephen Hawking: Gravitational waves are 'a completely new way of looking at the universe'

    Pallab Ghosh

    Science correspondent, BBC News

    Cambridge University's Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves "has the potential to revolutionise astronomy".

    Stephen Hawking

    A team of international scientists have announced the "stunning discovery" - which will help them in their quest to fully understand gravity.

    The professor, who is an expert in black holes, says gravitational waves "provide a completely new way of looking at the universe".

  9. Nearly £1m comes to Cambridgeshire to free up hospital beds

    Emma Baugh

    BBC Look East

    I've been seeing how a project to try and keep more people out of hospital in Cambridgeshire has been given almost £1m.

    Carer and patient at care centre

    The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Vanguard Programme is a pilot project working in the county to free up hospital beds. 

    The money will fund eight rooms at a care centre run by the Papworth Charitable Trust.

  10. Van rammed and robbed at service station

    Katharine Park

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The driver of a silver van has been robbed after his vehicle was rammed at the Haddon services on the A1.

    Haddon Services on the A1

    People wearing balaclavas in a silver Peugeot and a silver BMW drove up to the van at about 19:40 on Tuesday, forcing it to stop. 

    The victims tried to drive away before leaving their vehicle. The suspects entered the back of the van and took various bags, some of which contained money.

  11. People who speak two languages are more visually 'attentive'

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    If ever you want to play spot the difference, never play it with someone who speaks two languages. 

    Spot the Difference images

    That's because new research out today by Dr Roberto Filippi at Anglia Ruskin University claims that anyone who is bilingual has better visual attention. 

    Now try looking at the image above to see if you can see the one difference. 

  12. Emergency doctors Magpas attend overturned lorry at Huntingdon

    The Magpas team tweeted the lorry driver suffered minor cuts and bruises in this morning's accident...

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  13. Peterborough 'womble' to get award

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A woman from Peterborough is to be presented with a civic award later this month after picking up litter in the city for five years.

    Video content

    Video caption: Peterborough 'womble' to be given award for litter picking

    Janet Cox told me she spends about 30 minutes every day clearing up other people's mess.  

  14. Biker killed in Huntingdon named

    Kerry Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The motorcyclist killed at the junction of Ermine Street and Lancaster Way in Huntingdon yesterday afternoon has been named. 

    Andrew Symmonds, 44 from Barn Close, Hartford died at the scene. 

    Police are appealing for more information after the collision between a blue Kawasaki motorcycle and a white Mercedes Sprinter van at about 15:00. 

  15. Weather: Dry and cold

    BBC Weather

    It will stay cold this afternoon but should be dry.

    Cambridge field

    The best of the sunshine will be towards western parts such as Peterborough. Maximum temperature: 8C (46F). 

    Thanks to Weather Watcher Ebb&Flow for the photo.

  16. Posh boss Westley thanks the fans

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Praise has been heaped on Peterborough United's fans following the side's FA Cup exit at the hands of Premier League West Brom.

    Graham Westley (centre) at Peterborough V West Brom

    Posh manger Graham Westley said: "The fans were terrific and got right behind the team and really helped them through the extra-time period when legs got heavy."

  17. Thomas Cook still making a loss

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Underlying losses at Peterborough-based holiday firm Thomas Cook improved by 11%, to £49m at the end of 2015.

    The Thomas Cook Business Park, Peterborough

    The figures are for the three months to the end of December.

    The company described trading in its typically quieter winter period as "challenging".