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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 15 February
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    That's all from Cambridgeshire Live for today.  We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel between now and 18:00.  

    But you can contact us anytime through email, Facebook or Twitter.  

  2. Cambridge mum's 'sugar-free' food fight

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridge mum Rend Platings is trying to launch her own "sugar-free" food label to provide clear information that she says is not available at the moment.

    Video content

    Video caption: A Cambridge mum is trying to launch her own 'sugar free' food label

    Watch the full report tonight on Inside Out on BBC1 at 19:30.

  3. Tractor pursuit man drove at speeds of 10mph

    It was on 16 January that 25-year-old Nathan Lovell from Wisbech took a Puma Case tractor from this farm in west Norfolk, damaging a gate and crops before police were alerted.

    Scene of tractor chase

    This led to a "low-speed" pursuit by officers from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and a police helicopter. 

    Lovell, 25, travelling at speeds of 10mph (16km/h), drove for an hour towards his home town of Wisbech, where he jumped from the vehicle in Oakroyd Crescent and ran off. 

  4. Weather: Becoming dry and cold with some clear spells

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Any wintry showers will gradually ease away through this evening to leave a dry and cold night across the area with patchy cloud, light winds and clear spells.  Minimum temperature: -3C (27F). 

    Weather chart

    After a cold start tomorrow soon clear to leave a fine and largely sunny day. For more on the outlook where you live head to BBC Weather

  5. Match.com user Jason Lawrance 'raped women he met on website'

    BBC News England

    A man raped five women and attacked two more after meeting them on internet dating site match.com, a court heard. 

    Match web page

    Jason Lawrance, 50, of Liphook, Hampshire, used two profiles on the website to meet the seven women in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

    Derby Crown Court heard he raped one victim in her own home, one at a hotel and another in his van. He denies rape, attempted rape and sexual assault.

  6. Watch: UK's largest cycle park opens to Cambridge commuters

    Adam Jinkerson

    Here's a look at the UK's largest bike park, which opened at Cambridge station today. 

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    Video caption: The UK's largest cycle park opens to commuters at Cambridge station

    "In a rapidly growing city, this cycle park is essential to enable many more people to access the railway," says the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, which supported the project.

  7. Appeal for brides hit by Thorney wedding car business fire to get in touch

    Peterborough Telegraph

    Bride and grooms who have booked a wedding car with a Thorney family hit by a devastating blaze are being urged to get in touch with the firm.

  8. Headlines: Search continues for missing junior doctor from Cambridgeshire...Jail for Wisbech tractor pursuit man

    David Webster

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • A major operation is continuing in Devon to find missing junior doctor Rose Polge, whose family live in Melbourn
    • Jail term for a Wisbech man who led police on 'low-speed pursuit' following a tractor theft  
    • The opening of the UK's largest bike park at Cambridge station is "a major cause for celebration", say cycling campaigners
  9. Football archive being created to celebrate Cambridge's contribution to FA rules

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    The world's "first archive of what football means to the masses" is being created to celebrate Cambridge's contribution to the FA's rules.

    Parker's Piece

    University students first posted rules on Parker's Piece (above) in 1848, parts of which were were later adopted by the Football Association.

    A sculpture inscribed with the rules will be installed in the autumn. Football stories, memories and even chants are also being gathered to go on display in 2017.

  10. Haulage firm launches 'no go zones' for lorries in Cambridgeshire villages

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Haulage firm Mick George has introduced "no drive zones" for its fleet of vehicles in a number of Cambridgeshire villages, including Haddenham and Earith, which are prone to rat-running by HGVs.

    Mick George Lorry

    The Huntingdon-based company is campaigning for other hauliers to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid villages in the Fens, and ensure their drivers keep to village speed limits. 

    Transport manager Joe Gossage says it will reduce emissions and improve safety.

  11. Watch: Festival of light shines on Cambridge colleges

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A festival of light is under way in Cambridge until Wednesday, using some of the city's landmark buildings as backdrops.

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    Video caption: College buildings lit up in Cambridge e-Luminate Festival

    E-Luminate was founded three years ago to bring modern computer-generated lighting to highlight buildings, landmarks and monuments in the city. 

    Co-founder Hugh Parnell said: "The festival offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to discover, or rediscover, the richness and diversity of Cambridge's iconic buildings".

  12. Deliberate car fire in Peterborough

    David Webster

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Firefighters are appealing for information after a deliberate car fire in Eastfield Road, Peterborough, yesterday.

    Car fire

    Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

  13. UK's largest bike park a 'major cause for celebration' for Cambridge cyclists

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The opening of the UK's largest bike park is "a major cause for celebration", the Cambridge Cycling Campaign says.

    Cycle park

    Cambridge station’s £2.5m CyclePoint provides parking for nearly 3,000 bikes over three floors,

    Martin Lucas-Smith, liaison officer for Cambridge Cycling Campaign, said: "The facility will provide a clear incentive for people to cycle to the station, rather than drive, freeing up space on the roads and in the car park".

  14. Tractor theft man was out on licence

    Mike Liggins

    BBC Look East

    A Wisbech man who led police on a "low pursuit" chase across two counties after stealing a tractor had depression and wanted to go back to prison, Norwich Crown Court heard.

    Norwich Crown Court

    Nathan Lovell, 25, of Trinity Road, Wisbech, who appeared on a video link from Norwich prison, was out on licence after a previous offence.

    On 16 January, he took a Puma Case tractor from a farm at Tilney St Lawrence, west Norfolk, driving it to Wisbech where he jumped from the vehicle while it was still moving.

  15. Major search continues for missing junior doctor Rose Polge

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A major operation is continuing in Devon to find missing junior doctor Rose Polge, whose family live in Melbourn.   

    Rose Polge

    Police, coastguards and search and rescue groups continued to search for Dr Polge in Torquay at the weekend, after her car was found in a car park near Ansteys Cove on Friday.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said it was "totally out of character" for the young woman and are concerned for her welfare.

  16. Weather: Feeling cold with isolated wintry showers

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cold and breezy afternoon with a mixture of sunny spells and isolated wintry showers. Maximum Temperature: 6C (43F).

    Dusting of snow near Cambridge

    There was a light dusting of snow over parts of Cambridgeshire today. This was the scene near Cambridge captured by BBC Weather Watcher "Ebb and flow".

  17. Further talks to take place about joint bid for East Anglian devolution

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Representatives from Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire have agreed to further talks about a joint bid for East Anglian devolution.

    Greg Clark

    Following a meeting with the local government secretary Greg Clark this morning, all sides agreed that progress has been made. 

    I am told that an agreement in principle is likely to be in place within weeks.

  18. Football: Cambridge United 'devastated' by Stevenage defeat

    BBC Sport

    Manager Shaun Derry says Cambridge United are "devastated" by their 2-0 defeat to League Two strugglers Stevenage.  

    Shaun Derry

    "We're devastated for the performance that we put in. That's not a Cambridge United performance," Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. 

    "You always want whatever goal you concede to be earned - I don't think we made Stevenage really, really earn their goals today."

  19. ‘Smart Cambridge’ data hub to support futuristic projects to combat Cambridge congestion

    Cambridge News

    A new hi-tech 'data hub' for Cambridge could help transform journeys in and around the city as the 'smart cities' agenda moves from futuristic dream to reality.

  20. Headlines: Vigils held for Cambridge student killed in Egypt... Jail for Wisbech man who led police on tractor pursuit

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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

    • Vigils have been held in New York and Washington for a Cambridge PhD student killed in Egypt
    • Jail term for a Wisbech man who led police on 'low-speed pursuit' following a tractor theft
    • The UK's largest station cycle park opens in Cambridge