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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday, 14 April 2016
  2. A Cambridgeshire man gives up life in the county to go and care for hundreds of animals in a sanctuary he's set up in Morocco
  3. Peterborough city councillors say no to joining up with the rest of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk to form a devolved Eastern government and plan to hold a public consultation
  4. Callum Fairhurst arrives home safely after completing a 17,000-mile bike ride to honour his brother who died from cancer
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Friday at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Alex Pope

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 at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Weather: Rain tonight... Cloudy and cooler tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight further rain is likely to arrive from the south, becoming prolonged and possibly heavy at times. Lows of 9C (48F).  

    Weather map

    Tomorrow, cloudy and cooler than of late, with rain moving northwards. 

    Likely to become brighter and warmer for a while, but with a risk of heavy, thundery showers developing. A high temperature of 10C (50F).

  3. Daredevils needed to abseil down Peterborough Cathedral

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    This is the view that you could see if you want to abseil down Peterborough Cathedral at a fundraising event in July.

    View looking down from the North West Tower

    Daredevils are needed to go down the side of the famous West Front to raise funds for the Peterborough 900 Campaign, to improve facilities for visitors and worshippers ahead of its 900th anniversary in 2018.

    As well as not being scared of heights you'll need to be aged over 16 and in good health. 

  4. Woman cautioned over drugs after student's death

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A 19-year-old woman arrested in connection with drug offences following the death of a student at Cambridge University has been cautioned.

    Thomas Millward

    Thomas Millward, 19, of Cheltenham (pictured), was found with head injuries at Girton College in March following a fall.

    First reported by the Cambridge News, the woman was cautioned by police for possession of a class A and class B drug.

  5. Derry targets 'four wins out of five'

    BBC Sport

    Shaun Derry

    Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry believes four more victories will see his side into the League Two play-offs.

    Derry targets 'four wins out of five'

    Shaun Derry

    Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry believes four more victories will see his side into the League Two play-offs.

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  6. Man arrested after fight in Huntingdon

    Alex Harris

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed after a fight broke out in Huntingdon on Saturday. 

    A group of five men were outside Cromwell's bar in the High Street at 03:00 when they confronted two other men. 

    Cromwell bar cafe

    One man was arrested but the rest fled the scene. 

    Police are appealing for people with information to come forward, saying there were many who may have seen the incident.

  7. Headlines: Man cautioned for assaulting paramedic in Grantchester... Fight in Huntingdon

    Alex Harris

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here's your latest headlines for Cambridgeshire:

    • A 56-year-old man has been cautioned after assaulting a paramedic in Grantchester in the early hours of this morning
    • A man has been arrested on suspicion of affray after a fight broke out in Huntingdon on Saturday
    • Daredevils are being given the chance to abseil down Peterborough Cathedral
  8. Network Rail engineers on scene of flooding between Stowmarket and Diss

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    More now on the problems that flooding is causing to rail services into and out of Suffolk this afternoon.

    Network Rail says water from a drainage pipe is gushing onto the track between Stowmarket and Diss. Engineers are on scene.

    Check the Greater Anglia website for the latest travel information.

  9. Jack Collison offering cash reward to find stolen car

    Former Welsh international and Peterborough United midfielder Jack Collison is offering a cash reward for anyone who can help find his car, which was stolen in Milton Keynes.

    Jack Collison

    His black Mercedes was taken from outside a casino in the town.

    Collison retired earlier this season at the age of 27 due to a knee injury. He now coaches younger players at Peterborough. 

  10. Extra funding made available for Peterborough football scheme helping to break down barriers

    Peterborough Telegraph

    The successes of a football scheme in Peterborough have been recognised and additional funding made available to secure its future.

  11. Animal sanctuary founder cares for hundreds of animals

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Karl Scarr from Cherry Hinton doesn't just look after dogs at his Wild Animal Sanctuary in Morocco...

    Donkey

    He also cares for 300 other animals including cats and donkeys.   

    Cats

    He says he does the work to "safeguard the welfare of all animals in a country where cruelty and abuse are still considered normal". 

  12. Man in 'spin' over vinyl shed

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Mike Johnson from March is a literal "record breaker", having covered his shed roof with about 500 vinyl records.

    Video content

    Video caption: A man creates a "recording breaking" shed with 500 vinyl records nailed to the roof.

    He collected them from local charity shops and spent two days attaching them to his roof, at a cost of £70.

  13. Ambulance service says attack on paramedic 'unacceptable'

    Emma Howgego

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The East of England Ambulance Service has spoken out after one of their paramedics was assaulted in the early hours of this morning.

    They said it happened after attending a house on Grantchester High Street, where a man became aggressive after being treated.

    High Street, Grantchester

    Chief executive officer Robert Morton said: "It's completely unacceptable that our staff are subject to physical or verbal abuse when they're trying to do their job and it will not be tolerated."

  14. Posh boss says no-one's job is safe

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony says no-one's job is safe, from the "tea lady" to the manager.

    Darragh MacAnthony

    Posh's defeat against Rochdale last Saturday left them 14th in the League One table, after having hopes of a play-off place in February.

    Speaking about their bad run, MacAnthony told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's been awful. It's been well and truly awful." 

    Posh chairman says no-one's job is safe

    Darragh MacAnthony

    Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony says no-one's job is safe at the club from the "tea lady" to the manager.

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  15. Paramedic assaulted by man after ambulance sent to treat him

    Emma Howgego

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A 56-year-old man was arrested after assaulting a paramedic in Grantchester in the early hours of this morning.

    Police were called to the property on High Street at soon after 01:00 after he became aggressive. 

    He's since been released and cautioned for assault. 

  16. Decision still to be taken on whether Peterborough is joining devolved East Anglia

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    It's hoped a decision will be made by the end of June on whether Peterborough City Council will join up with the rest of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk to form a devolved government.

    Peterborough city council meeting

    At a meeting last night in Peterborough, councillors said no to the idea in the current form.

    But the leader of the council, Conservative John Holdich, told me that after the local elections in May they hope to run a consultation for between two and three weeks and then look at the results and take it from there.

  17. Weather: Sunshine and slow-moving showers, heavy and thundery later

    BBC Weather

    Heavy, slow-moving showers are likely to develop this afternoon, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder, especially over higher ground such as the Gog Magog Downs. 

    Cambridge

    However, there will be some warm sunny spells in-between the showers. 

    Maximum temperature: 15C (59F). 

  18. Headlines: Public consultation to be held in Peterborough on devolution plans... Cambridgeshire man changes life to save abandoned animals in Morocco

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the stories making the news this lunchtime: 

    • Peterborough city councillors say no to joining up with the rest of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk to form a devolved Eastern government and plan to hold a public consultation
    • A Cambridgeshire man gives up life in the county to go and care for hundreds of animals in a sanctuary he's set up in Morocco
    • Callum Fairhurst arrives home safely after completing a 17,000-mile bike ride to honour his brother who died from cancer
  19. Animal lovers refuse to 'turn a stray in need away'

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Karl Scarr says he refused to "turn a stray in need away" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary he set up in Morocco in 2012. 

    He says: "I literally have no space or time to myself, and life in a kennel isn't easy."

    Karl Scarr and dog

    "Being the leader of a pack this size requires complete concentration and vigilance at all times, watching out for deadly scorpions and snakes, or breaking up fights."

    Dog

    He's applied to Guinness World Records to see if he's a record holder for living with the most number of dogs. At the moment it's believed no record has been set but Karl thinks the largest dog pack at the moment stands at 140.