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Summary

  1. A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in Murrow, near Wisbech, is released without charge
  2. Police release details of a series of thefts targeting elderly women in Cambridge
  3. A new building at Cambridge University named after Sir David Attenborough will be opened by the broadcaster and naturalist later
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Cambridgeshire have finished for the day.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. Weather: Turning chilly

    BBC Weather

    Sunshine and showers will continue today but gradually ease this evening and long clear spells will develop later. Turning chilly but temperatures staying a few degrees above freezing in breezy conditions. Lows of 3C (37F).

    Tomorrow will see a cloudy start to the day with patchy rain. Showers could be heavy and thundery. High temperature 11C (52F).

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  3. Watch: Sir David Attenborough abseils down building bearing his name

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier we told you about Sir David Attenborough abseiling down a new building which has been named in his honour.

    It will house hundreds of academics, making up the largest group of conservation researchers in the world.

    Click below to watch the 89-year-old in action, in a film shot by the University of Cambridge.

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    Video caption: Sir David Attenborough abseils down 50ft-high wall at the University of Cambridge to mark
  4. Train delays between Ipswich and Cambridge

    BBC Travel

    Greater Anglia says commuters between Ipswich and Cambridge should expect delays on their journey home from work because of trespassers.

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  5. CCTV released of man wanted in connection with purse thefts

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with two purse thefts.

    CCTV

    The first took place on March 24 in Whittlesey Road, Stanground at 15:30, while the second happened on April 1 in Bridge Street, Chatteris at 10:30.

    The purses contained cash, bank cards and sentimental photos.

  6. Headlines: Police lay on extra police patrols following theft... Sir David Attenborough opens new conservation hub

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories we are covering this evening:

    • Police say they have increased patrols in the Trumpington area of Cambridge after £22,000 was stolen from the accounts of two women
    • A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in Murrow, near Wisbech, has been released after a post-mortem examination concluded that a woman's death was not suspicious
    • Sir David Attenborough has opened a new conservation hub at the University of Cambridge
  7. Elderly people willing to discuss death, study finds

    A new study from Cambridge University has found that elderly people are willing to discuss death - but are not often asked about it. 

    stock photo of elderly hands

    The research - which involved conversations with more than 30 people over 95 years old - suggests that discussion of funeral preferences is more common than talking about death. 

    Report author Dr Jame Flemming says it's a topic of conversation that should be encouraged.  

  8. No operations cancelled at Peterborough City Hospital

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The trust that runs Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital has been in touch to say no operations have been cancelled, because consultants are covering for junior doctors while they are on strike.

    A total of 19 outpatient clinics spanning today and tomorrow have been cancelled.  

    Peterborough City Hospital

    Dr Kanchan Rege, medical director of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I would like to reassure patients that our emergency department is not affected by the strike action and I would like to thank our staff for their support in keeping any disruption to patients to a minimum.”   

  9. Sir David Attenborough 'enormously proud' of new conservation hub

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    Sir David Attenborough has been speaking of his pride after a new global conservation hub was named after him at the University of Cambridge.

    Sir David, who abseiled down the building yesterday, said: "By bringing together leaders in research, practice, policy and teaching, we stand the greatest chance of developing the solutions required to save our planet."

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    Quote Message: I am enormously proud that these collaborations are occurring in a building bearing my name.” from Sir David Attenborough
    Sir David Attenborough
  10. Charlotte Edwards joins Southern Vipers

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards has joined the Southern Vipers for the first season of Women's Super League cricket.

    Charlotte Edwards

    She will be captain of the side in the inaugural Kia Super League, which is made up of six teams.

    "With three or four England players, plus three overseas players, per squad, the standard of the Super League is going to be very high; exactly what's needed to take our game forwards," she said. 

  11. Stolen items found at Chatteris property

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Police have released images of suspected stolen items that were recovered at a property in Chatteris.

    Seven watches, two mobile phones and various items of jewellery, including two gold rings (pictured) were found as part of investigations into burglaries in the town.

    Officers say they want to find the rightful owners so they can be returned.

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  12. Histon manager calls on fans to stay positive

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Histon may have suffered a third relegation in just five years at the weekend, but manager Steve Fallon has called on fans to stay positive.

    Steve Fallon

    The Stutes are set to drop out of the Southern Premier having been beaten by Bedworth at the weekend.

    They've been struggling financially, but Fallon said: "If we can get to a level where we can start getting success again, then people will come back and it's easier to get people involved."

  13. Weather: Cool and windy

    BBC Weather

    It's cool and blustery this lunchtime with sunshine and scattered showers. Highs of 12C (54F).

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  14. Headlines: Man released after murder arrest.... Sir David Attenborough to open new conservation hub

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories we are covering this lunchtime:

    • A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in Murrow, near Wisbech, has been released after a post-mortem examination concluded that a woman's death was not suspicious
    • Officers have released details of a series of thefts in Cambridge, in which elderly women were distracted while their bank cards were stolen
    • Sir David Attenborough will open a new conservation hub at the University of Cambridge later
  15. New university hub will house world's largest group of conservation researchers

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    A new global conservation hub being opened today in Cambridge by Sir David Attenborough will house the largest group of conservation researchers in the world.

    the new building

    Dr Mike Rands, executive director of Cambridge Conservation Initiative, said: “The campus makes the sharing of knowledge, networks and experiences between people and institutions much more effective."

  16. Why are junior doctors striking?

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Our colleagues at BBC Health have produced a helpful article explaining why junior doctors are going on a 48-hour strike starting today, over their dispute with the government about a new contract.

    Graphic showing career path of a junior doctor

    The government has described the current arrangements as "outdated" and "unfair", pointing out they were introduced in the 1990s. Ministers drew up plans to change the contract in 2012, but talks broke down in 2014.

    Sticking points for the junior doctors include changes to salary and weekend working conditions.

  17. Addenbrooke's Hospital cancels operations due to strike

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Junior doctors in England are taking part in a fourth walk-out in their long-running contract dispute.  

    Addenbrooke's Hospital has been in touch to say it has cancelled 166 outpatient appointments today and 11 operations as a result of the strike.It has cancelled 152 outpatient appointments and 14 operations tomorrow. 

    Addenbrooke's sign
  18. Sir David Attenborough abseils down new building named after him

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    Sir David Attenborough is today opening a new global conservation hub which has been named after him at the University of Cambridge.

    The 89-year-old, a graduate of the university, abseiled down a wall of the new building which will house more than 500 conservation experts, including 150 academics.

    Attenborough

    They will work together to find solutions to the challenges faced by the natural world.

  19. Anglian Water calls for new resevoirs

    Martin Barber

    BBC News

    Anglian Water says new reservoirs may be needed to cope with increasing demand for water, especially in Cambridgeshire, one of the country's driest counties.Water companies from across the East met in Peterborough yesterday to discuss how to cope with the increasing pressure from thousands of new homes.

    water bills

    The firm said it would spend millions of pounds across Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas to fit free water meters, replace old ones, and offer free water-saving devices to help customers become more water-efficient.  

  20. Peterborough boss says performance was insult to fans

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Peterborough boss Graham Westley says he won't tolerate a repeat of last night's defeat at Fleetwood in League One.

    Graham Westley

    Posh were beaten 2-0 in front of around 130 away fans who had made their longest away trip of the season.

    Westley says the side's performance was an insult to their fans and described it as appalling.