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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday, 12 April 2016
  2. Man dies in crash on A1 west of Peterborough
  3. Shops in Huntingdon claim delays in redeveloping a shopping precinct is to blame for closures
  4. Newmarket Racecourse is celebrating 350 years of horseracing
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mariam Issimdar

All times stated are UK

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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.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Bizarre diversion signs stump motorists

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Cambridge photographer Martin Bond was as stumped as other city centre motorists on Sunday when he spotted these bizarre diversion signs.

    Road signs

    As the Cambridge News reported, they were set out by contractors working on the Kettle's Yard development on Northampton Street.

    "I didn't stop to ask them why, as I was late for lunch at my mum's," Martin told the BBC. "But all the drivers looked totally confused except for a chap in a Porsche, who just ignored them all and drove straight through."

  3. Role a Cambridgeshire house had in revealing German A-Bomb secrets

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The role a large house in Cambridgeshire played in finding out the state of German knowledge of how to develop a nuclear bomb in the Second World War has been highlighted in a new book. 

    Farm Hall

    Operation Big: The Race To Stop Hitler's A-Bomb, by Colin Brown, describes how the top German nuclear scientists were rounded up by the Allies at the end of the war and detained in Farm Hall in Godmanchester.

    The building was wired up with bugs so any conversations could be heard and the British learned how far away the Germans were from developing a bomb.

  4. Weather: Bright end to day... Tomorrow dry and warm

    BBC Weather

    A bright end to the day but with scattered heavy showers moving north early evening, perhaps with thunder locally. Lows of 9C (48F).

    Weather

    Tomorrow will be dry with pleasantly warm sunny spells during the morning. Scattered showers are likely to develop during the afternoon, some heavy and locally thundery. High temperatures of 15C (59F).

  5. Headlines: No beds at city hospital... Man dies in A1 crash

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    If you're catching up, here's the latest news in Cambridgeshire:

    • There are no beds available at Peterborough City Hospital, with it issuing a "significant internal incident" after a busy weekend
    • A man has died in crash on the A1 near Wansford
    • Bizarre diversion signs have stumped motorists in Cambridge
  6. Huntingdon's business community say town 'on the up'

    Huntingdon's business group, BID, says it's confident the town is on the up now that work is finally under way on the Chequer's Court retail development.

    The former tax office site was demolished three years ago and local independent shops have complained delays to building was having a negative impact on footfall. 

    Quote Message: Now that building work is under way, we are in a transition stage. With a major developer investing and with lots of independent shops thriving the people at BID are very positive about the future." from Graham Campbell Vice chairman of Huntingdon BID
    Graham CampbellVice chairman of Huntingdon BID
  7. Traffic now flowing on M11 following earlier accidents

    Cambridgeshire Police has just tweeted again that the accidents on the M11 have now been cleared and it is flowing again south of Cambridge.

    For the latest travel news, head to BBC Travel.

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  8. Increase in car keys stolen for 'high value vehicles' in Peterborough

    Peterborough Telegraph

    The theft of car keys for "high value vehicles" is on the rise, according to police in Peterborough.

  9. Lorry recovered from A1 crash site

    David Keller

    BBC News

    The lorry that was involved in a crash with two other vehicles on the northbound A1 near Peterborough has now been recovered from the scene, Cambridgeshire Police say.

    However, there are no indications yet as to when the carriageway will reopen.

    Diversions are in place via the A47 and A43 up to Stamford.

  10. Dettori targets hat-trick at Newmarket's Craven meeting

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Traditionally seen as the beginning of the flat racing season, Newmarket's Craven meeting is under way at the Rowley Mile course.

    Frankie Dettori

    Local trainer John Gosden saddles the favourite in the featured Nell Gwyn Stakes at 16:30, with Frankie Dettori riding Nathra.

    Dettori has won the race on four previous occasions, including in 2014 on board Sandiva and last year with Osaila.

  11. Rose Polge: Family of missing junior doctor grateful for 'love and support'

    The Melbourn family of a missing junior doctor, whose body is thought to have been found in the sea off Dorset, have thanked people for "the continued love and support" they have received.

    Rose Polge, 25, who worked at Torbay Hospital in Devon, has not been seen since 12 February.

    A body was recovered from the sea east of Portland Bill on 1 April, but it has not yet been formally identified. The hospital said it was "deeply saddened".

  12. No available beds at Peterborough City Hospital

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Peterborough City Hospital says it's got no available bed space and its emergency department is at full capacity.

    Peterborough City Hospital

    The trust which runs the hospital has issued a "significant internal incident" after an extremely busy weekend and Monday.

    Thirteen operations have been cancelled and people who need treatment for minor illnesses and injury are being asked to choose another option instead by calling 111.

  13. Topshop fraud researcher fails in bid to overturn conviction

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A Cambridge University researcher has failed in her bid to overturn a conviction for fraud over her attempt to take back a "bogus" £30 shirt ordered online to Topshop.

    A Topshop store

    Annie Hoxhalli, 28, of Hills Road, Cambridge, was found guilty at Peterborough Crown Court of fraud by false representation and given a two-year conditional discharge.

    She appealed to the High Court and her barrister, Craig Rush, argued the guilty verdict was "unsafe" because of gaps in the evidence and flaws in the trial judge's summing-up.

    But this was rejected today. Appeal Court judge Lady Justice Sharp, said: "We do not accept that the prosecution of Hoxhalli, or the case that was presented against her at trial, was flawed or suffered from a crucial evidential gap."

  14. A1 crash: Latest from ambulance service

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    We've just received some more news from the ambulance service about this crash on the A1 west of Peterborough.

    A1

    It said it happened at just before midday on the northbound carriageway near Wittering.

    Two ambulances and the air ambulance arrived. The male driver of the lorry, which crashed with two other vehicles, had suffered life-threatening injuries - despite treatment, he died at the scene.

    We have yet to be told whether anyone else was hurt.

  15. Travel: A1 delays with northbound carriageway shut

    BBC Travel

    The A1 is shut northbound near Wansford, with queuing traffic and long delays on the A1 and the A47 approach from Peterborough following the earlier accident.

    Diversions are via the A47 westbound to Duddington and the A43 northbound towards Stamford.

  16. BreakingMan dies in A1 crash

    A man has died in a crash on the A1 west of Peterborough.

    The northbound carriageway remains closed at the junction with the A47.

    We'll bring you more when we get it.

  17. UK government calls for 'transparent investigation' of student death

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    The UK government has called for a "full and transparent investigation" into the murder of an Italian student from Cambridge University.

    Regeni's student card

    The body of Giulio Regeni, which showed clear signs of torture, was dumped beside a road near Cairo on 3 February.

    A petition demanding the UK government intervenes has now reached 10,000 signatures, meaning it must respond. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the case had been raised with the Egyptian authorities.