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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 22 April 2016
  2. The number of children home schooled in Cambridgeshire has increased by 85%
  3. About 200 people celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday in March last night with a lantern being lit at West End Park
  4. Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry is returning to former club Notts County tomorrow as the U's face the Magpies in League Two
  5. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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That's it for this week from everyone on Cambridgeshire Local Live - thanks for joining us.

We'll be back on Monday at 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates. The team at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire will keep you company over the weekend.

Have a good evening.

Cat stuck on roof for two days

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Here's another cat who came to regret his "night on the tiles"...

Cat on roof
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

The petrified pussy (circled) had been stuck on this rooftop in Stanground for 48 hours before the RSPCA called the fire service for help.  

The sight of the aerial ladder looming above it was enough to eventually persuade the animal to come down by itself.

Last week we told you about Moses, another cat whose curiosity got the better of him when he had to be rescued from the roof space of a tile warehouse in Bar Hill.

Cat on roof
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Weather: Cloud and patchy rain clearing overnight, sunny spells on Saturday

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Cloud and patchy rain in the south will gradually clear southwards with clearer and colder conditions becoming established overnight. This allowing a slight frost to form in places, chiefly in rural spots such as the Fens. 

Minimum temperature: 2C (36F). 

Weather map
BBC

A mixture of sunny spells and a few scattered showers for Saturday, before turning cloudier during the evening. Feeling chilly in a moderate northerly breeze, with temperatures reaching highs of just 10C (50F).  

Residents call to stop pony racing in park

Residents from Chesterton in Cambridge are calling for more to be done to stop pony racing in their park.

They're worried it's dangerous and stops local people using the area.

Police say they were called to Chesterton Recreational Ground last week after reports came in that people were riding horse and carts, but by the time officers arrived they could not be located.

A BBC reporter was in the park last week and shot this footage when the horse riders appeared.

Headlines: Rally held over death of Cambridge student in Egypt... Peterborough man arrested over body found in house

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here are the top stories making the news this afternoon: 

  • A rally has taken place in Cambridge calling for justice into the death of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in Egypt
  • A Peterborough man been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a man in Stanground
  • People living close to a park in Chesterton are calling for more to be done to stop pony racing

Peterborough manager Westley likely to play young stars

BBC Sport

Graham Westley wants his young Peterborough United stars to seize their opportunity when Posh host Scunthorpe tomorrow.

Graham Westley
Getty Images

Westley says the likes of Adil Nabi, Callum Chettle and Leo Da Silva Lopes may all be given a chance to impress.

Taxpayers face forking out £10k to knock down Cambridge phone boxes – and £3k for a new bench

Cambridge News

Phone boxes cluttering up Cambridge city centre are due to be removed – at a cost of £10,000.

Rally taking place in Cambridge for murdered student Giulio Regeni

Kate Bradbrook

BBC Look East

A rally is taking place on King's Parade in Cambridge calling for justice for the murdered Cambridge student Giulio Regeni.

The body of the 28-year-old was was discovered in Egypt in February. 

It's been attended today by friends and the Labour MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner.

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Cambridge University could break ties with NUS over president appointment

BBC News Education

Students from several universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, are threatening to vote to break away from the National Union of Students (NUS).

It follows the controversial election of new president, Malia Bouattia, the NUS's first black female Muslim leader.

Malia Bouattia
NUS

Ms Bouattia has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks - including calling the University of Birmingham "something of a Zionist outpost". She has insisted her argument was political rather than one of religion.

BreakingMan arrested on suspicion of murder after body found in Peterborough

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

A 46-year-old-man from Peterborough has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in the city last Friday. 

First reported in the Peterborough Telegraph, Cambridgeshire Police say they're investigating the unexplained death of a man in his 40s on 15 April in a house in Park Farm Way, Stanground.

A 43-year-old woman has also also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. 

Rediscovered steam locomotive in 'incredible condition'

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A 1929 steam locomotive found hidden away in a Hertfordshire shed is in "incredible condition", according to Jerry Thurston, from Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough, where it has gone on display.

"It took two days to move it and we had to cut down trees to get it out of the shed but it has been preserved in this incredible condition," he said.

Steam train
Nene Valley Railway

Wilson has a 'massive future', says defeated Perry

Joe Perry, the world number 10 from Cambridgeshire who lost 10-9 to Kettering's Kyren Wilson, has had some kind words to say about his opponent...

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Woman bailed over balcony fall

A 56-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Huntingdon yesterday has been bailed.

Scene of incident
BBC

Police were called to a flat in Percy Green Place after a 17-year-old girl fell from a third-floor balcony. 

The woman has been bailed until 8 May.

Network Rail co-operating fully with authorities over level crossing tractor crash

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Network Rail has responded to a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) into a crash between a train and a tractor on a level crossing at Roudham, near Thetford, as it was travelling between Norwich and Cambridge on 10 April. 

Roudham train after crash
Department for Transport

A spokesman said Network Rail was co-operating fully with the RAIB investigation who have already released preliminary findings, the Office of Rail and Road, and the British Transport Police.

"A member of staff has been transferred away from 'safety-critical duties' while the incident is investigated. 

"The safety of those who use, or live near the railway, is of paramount importance to us, but whilst the incident remains under investigation it wouldn't be right to go into further detail just now."

Tributes paid to men killed on A14

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

The families of two men killed on the A14 at Swavesey on Wednesday afternoon have paid tribute to them. 

The family of Jason Louis (pictured top), 31, from Stilton, said: "Jason was a very much loved son, brother and husband who was a brilliant dad to his nine-year-old son. He had a huge circle of friends and will be missed by all who knew him." 

Jason Louis
Cambridgeshire Police

Daniel Marshall (pictured bottom), 37, from Hartford, was also killed. 

His family said: "Daniel was a greatly loved son, brother, grandson and uncle who had many close friends. We are distraught by this sudden loss, he will be terribly missed by all who knew him."  

Daniel Marshall
Cambridgeshire Police

Weather: Cooler than recently

BBC Weather

If you're heading out this lunchtime, it will feel cooler than the last few days, with a continuing easterly wind. There is an increasing chance of seeing intermittent light rain from the south, perhaps eventually becoming more persistent here by evening.  

Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

weather
BBC

Headlines: Two men who died in A14 crash named... Money raised for special suit for sick son

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's the latest news for Cambridgeshire:

  • Two men who died following a crash on the A14 on Wednesday have been named 
  • A tractor hit by a Norwich to Cambridge train, leaving a man with serious injuries, was given permission to cross the line, a report has found
  • A fundraising target has been met so a couple can buy a special suit for their six-year-old son who has cerebral palsy

Recently discovered industrial steam locomotive goes on display

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

After delays in moving it, a 1929 steam locomotive found hidden away in a shed at a convent has finally gone on display at the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough.

Train
BBC

It was thought the industrial steam engine, called "Newstead", had been scrapped. But the train - which was last used to haul coal in the 1970s - had been saved by an enthusiast who restored it and then built a small track and shed at a convent near his Hertfordshire home, where it remained for almost 30 years.  

Specialists at the Nene Valley Railway described it as "one of the biggest preservation stories of the 21st Century so far".

Home schooling on the rise

Elinor Cross

BBC Radio Northampton

There are now nearly a thousand children being taught at home in Cambridgeshire and that number is rising faster than anywhere else in the East of England.Over the last five years the number of children being educated at home in the county has reached 776, where as it was only 200 in 2009/10. In Peterborough it's currently 185.

data pic
BBC

Early findings on why tractor was hit by train on Norwich to Cambridge line

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The investigation into why a tractor was hit by a train at a level crossing on 10 April at Roudham, near Thetford, has published its preliminary findings.

Train crash
BBC

The report says: "The tractor driver was given permission to cross the line, and had reached the mid-point of the crossing when his vehicle was struck by train 1K77, the 12:03 Norwich to Cambridge service, which was travelling at 84 mph (135 km/h). 

"There were 135 passengers and two crew on the train, which did not derail and came to a stop 410 metres beyond the crossing."

Westley unhappy with Posh discipline

BBC Sport

Peterborough boss Graham Westley says having the worst disciplinary record in the Football League is costing them dear.

Posh have amassed 100 yellow cards and seven reds in league games this season - the most in the top four divisions.

Red card
Getty Images

"The discipline of a group of young players is something that often needs managing. There's no question our discipline is short of the mark," said Westley.

A14 crash: Police name victims

Two men who died following a crash on the A14 at Swavesey on Wednesday have been named by police.

Jason Louis, 31, of Worthington Close in Stilton, was driving a white Ford Transit when it was involved in a collision with three lorries at about 16:30.

The ambulance and fire services both attended, but Jason and his passenger, 37-year-old Daniel Marshall, of Mayfield Road in Hartford, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

BreakingMen who died in A14 crash named

Two men who died following a crash on the A14 at Swavesey on Wednesday have been named as Jason Louis and Daniel Marshall.

BreakingTractor hit by train had permission to cross line

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A tractor which was hit by a Norwich to Cambridge train at a level crossing in Norfolk, leaving a man with serious injuries, had been given permission to cross the line, a preliminary accident report has found.  

Train crash
Alex Youngs

The accident happened at 12:30 on Sunday 11 April and the tractor driver was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said drivers of vehicles must open and close the Hockham Road level crossing gates themselves and "at the time of the accident they had to use the telephone to obtain permission from a signaller at Cambridge, before going over the crossing".

Money raised for special suit for sick son

Charlie Jones

BBC Local Live

A fundraising target has been met so a couple from March can buy a special suit for their six-year-old son who has cerebral palsy.

Harry and Carly Brown
BBC

The £3,500 elastic body suit fitted with electrodes will reduce the pain Harry Brown is in, and help his mobility.

After hearing the story on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, the Peterborough Round Table agreed to pay all the remaining money the family needed.

Fenland cueman loses in 19 frames

BBC Sport

Joe Perry from Chatteris is out of the World Snooker Championship.  

He was beaten by Kyren Wilson in a closely fought first round tie last night, losing 10 frames to nine.

Here's the highlights...

Cambridgeshire gets into party mood as county comes together to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday

Cambridge News

Royalists across Cambridge and its surrounding areas came out in force this week as they set about celebrating a very special milestone – the Queen's 90th birthday.

U's trip to Magpies 'just another game' for Derry

BBC Sport

"It's just another game" - that's the opinion of Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry on returning to his former club Notts County tomorrow.

Shaun Derry
Getty Images

Derry supported, played for and managed the Magpies, but he insists his only concern this weekend is getting maximum points for the U's.

United will be looking for maximum points again after their 7-0 rout of Morecambe earlier in the week.

Home schooling rise in Cambridgeshire

Dotty McLeod

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Not every child in the county goes to school. In fact, there's been a big jump in the number being home schooled, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Here in Cambridgeshire, we've seen the fastest rise in the East of England.

Within the Cambridgeshire County Council area, the number being taught at home has nearly doubled in five years - it now sits close to 800. In Peterborough, it's gone from just over 100 in 2014 to 185 last year. 

Weather: Mostly dry but cloudier and cooler

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It will be a cloudier and cooler day than on Thursday, with a continuing easterly wind. 

There is an increasing chance of seeing intermittent light rain from the south, perhaps eventually becoming more persistent by evening. 

Maximum temperature: 11C (52F). Get the full picture by watching my full forecast below, or head to BBC Weather.

Beacon lit to mark Queen's landmark birthday

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A beacon was lit in March last night to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. About 200 people watched it being set alight at West End Park, including me...

News: Home schooling increases by 85%... Lantern lit in March to celebrate Queen's landmark birthday

Tom Horn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's the latest news for Cambridgeshire:

  • The number of children home schooled in Cambridgeshire has increased by 85%
  • About 200 people celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday in March last night with a lantern being lit at West End Park
  • Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry is returning to former club Notts County tomorrow as the U's face the Magpies in League Two

Thanks for joining us for Friday's Cambridgeshire Live

David Keller

BBC News

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