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Summary

  1. Government "disappointed" with progress of investigation into death of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni
  2. Father and daughter who won £700,000 on the National Lottery say they will "pay back" community for recent support
  3. A man arrested on suspicion of murder in Wisbech on Sunday remains in hospital with "minor injuries"
  4. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage through the day

    We'll be back in the morning from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

    Until then you can get involved with our live page at any time by sending us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Wintry showers dying out overnight

    BBC Weather

    After an afternoon of sunshine and hailstorms there will be wintry showers through the course of this evening, dying out later on. Minimum temperature: 0C (32F). 

    Weather map

    For a full forecast head to BBC Weather.

  3. Inside information: Cambridge students and prisoners study together

    University of Cambridge students have gone behind bars to study with inmates at a Category B prison, in a project studying the benefits of collaborative learning for prisoners.

    Prisoner and Guard

    So far 22 prisoners have participated in the Learning Together initiative at HMP Grendon in Buckinghamshire, alongside students studying criminology at Cambridge.

    Researchers say the project offers prisoners a "meaningful vision for the future after release". One of the participating inmates has already had a paper accepted by an academic journal, they said.

  4. Headlines: Dangerous driving promise from justice minister following Alex Jeffery case...Wisbech murder arrest man remains in hospital

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the headlines in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • Justice minister promises to look at death by dangerous driving sentencing, after Alex Jeffery case is raised in Commons
    • A man arrested on suspicion of murder in Wisbech on Sunday remains in hospital with "minor injuries"
    • Family of Whittlesey girl with half a brain wins Lottery and promises to pay back community for recent support  
  5. BBC Weather Watchers: Hail storms hit Cambridgeshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Cambridgeshire may not have had any snow flurries like parts of East Anglia - but the county did get heavy hail storms this afternoon, as recorded by BBC Weather Watchers.

    Snow flurry in Burwell

    This was how a garden in Burwell looked, photographed by MetMan R.

    Don't forget you can send us your pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.  

  6. Alex Jeffery case prompts death by dangerous driving promise from government

    The government is promising to consider whether to recommend tougher sentences for death by dangerous driving, after an MP raised the case of 21-year-old Alex Jeffery, who was knocked down and killed in Cambridge

    Alex Jeffery

    Jack Mulcahy, 24, from Huntingdon, was jailed for four years and three months for killing Mr Jefferey in 2014. He was also banned from driving for five years. 

    Heidi Allen, the Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, told the Commons the sentence was too lenient.

  7. Beheaded church statue a 'hate crime'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Vandals who "beheaded" a statue in a Cambridgeshire church carried out a "hate crime and a crime against our heritage", an archaeologist has said.

    Thomas Wendy memorial

    As reported in the Cambridge News, the attack on the 17th Century Thomas Wendy memorial at All Saints in Haslingfield took place some time between 10 and 24 April.

    The head of his son Sir William Wendy, who commissioned the monument, had been chopped off and stolen (shown above before and after).

    Archaeologist Prof Norman Hammond, who photographed the damage, said it was a "hate crime directed at the church".  

    A church collection box was also forced open, but was empty.

  8. New Cambridge United sponsorship 'important to the club'

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A new sponsorship deal for Cambridge United, that will see the Abbey Stadium renamed the Cambs Glass Stadium, has been welcomed by a director at the club. 

    Abbey Stadium

    Cambridge-based Cambs Glass, sponsors of the dugouts this season, is becoming the official stadium naming rights partner, in what is described as a "significant financial agreement".

    Dave Matthew-Jones, who is a former chairman of the supporters club, told the BBC: "It is really important to the club and it is good to have a sponsor that is local and one which is involved in the club."

  9. Lottery-winning family of disabled girl praise support from 'amazing' community

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    The lottery-winning family of a little girl who had half her brain removed say they will use part of the money to pay back their "amazing" community, who raised funds to buy her a special bed

    Lorraine Daniels, 41, and her father Derek Daniels, 77, from Whittlesey won £729,026 in last Wednesday's draw.

    Lorraine Daniels and her father Derek DanielS

    Recent fundraising events were held to buy a bed for Lorraine's six-year-old daughter Lotus, who currently sleeps in her mother's bed, so they can manage her seizures.

    Ms Daniels said: "Who would have thought that when we placed that order, before the bed had even arrived, I would have won the Lottery and can now pay back the community so the money can go to another worthy cause."

  10. Sacred statue beheaded in a church near Cambridge

    Cambridge News

    A 'sacred' figurine had its head snapped off in a church near Cambridge, prompting a police appeal for information.

  11. Wisbech murder arrest man 'to remain in hospital'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A man from Wisbech who was arrested on suspicion of murder is expected to remain in hospital until tomorrow, according to police. 

    The 43-year-old man was arrested after a woman's body was found at a property in Mill Close on Sunday night. He was taken to hospital to be treated for "minor injuries".

    A post-mortem examination on the woman is taking place this afternoon.  

  12. Early morning drugs bust uncovers £8,000 of suspected class A drugs

    Peterborough Telegraph

    A man was arrested after an early morning drugs bust in Peterborough uncovered £8,000 of suspected class A drugs and £2,000 cash.

  13. Weather: A mixture of sunny spells and showers this afternoon

    This afternoon we will see a mixture of sunny spells and showers, which may turn heavy and thundery at times. Maximum temperature: 9C (48F). 

    Bluebells and Oxslips in the sunshine.

    BBC Weather Watcher Shardy-nay took this picture of Bluebells and Oxslips in the sunshine, near Swavesey, this morning.

  14. David Cameron says doctors' strike is 'quite wrong'

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    Video caption: Cameron: Doctors' strike is 'quite wrong'
  15. Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium to be renamed

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    From the start of next season, the Abbey Stadium will officially be known as the Cambs Glass Stadium, as part of a new sponsorship deal.

    Abbey Stadium

    Cambridge United's chief executive Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the new stadium naming rights deal with Cambs Glass would "drive the club forward".  

    Chairman Dave Doggett said: "It will always be the Abbey Stadium to our fans, but we live in a commercial world and this is a significant financial benefit to the club, which will allow us to continue investing in the first-team squad."

  16. Whittlesey lottery winners to 'pay back' people who helped family

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A father and daughter who have won a £729,026 Lotto jackpot say they plan to "give back" to members of the local community who helped their family.

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    Derek Daniels, 77, and his daughter, Lorraine Daniels, 41, from Whittlesey, are sharing a £2,187,078 jackpot with five other winners.

    They say they plan to pay back local people who raised funds recently to allow Lorraine's disabled daughter Lotus to have a specialist bed.

  17. Hillsborough inquests: Ely fan welcomes 'unlawfully killed' verdict

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    A Liverpool fan from Ely, who was caught up in the Hillsborough disaster, says he is "so pleased" with the inquests' conclusion that the 96 people who died in 1989 were "unlawfully killed". 

    Families outside the court

    The jury decided the actions of match commander Ch Supt David Duckenfield amounted to "gross negligence" due to a breach of his duty of care for fans.

    Christian Morris, who as an 18-year-old Liverpool supporter was at Hillsborough for the FA Cup semi-final, said: "There's still anger in there and a lot of hurt."

    Live reporting from the Hillsborough Inquests

  18. Doctors Strike: Junior doctors picket in Peterborough

    Johnny Dee

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    This is the picket line outside Peterborough City Hospital today as part of the all-out strike by junior doctors in England.

    Picket line outside Peterborough City Hospital

    The NHS says 43 operations and about 800 outpatient clinic appointments have been cancelled at the hospital over the next two days because of the industrial action. 

  19. Headlines: Junior doctors in Cambridgeshire join all-out strike...Government 'disappointed' with Cambridge student murder investigation

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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

    • Junior doctors in Cambridgeshire have joined picket lines as part of the first all-out doctors' strike in the history of the NHS
    • Government "disappointed" at progress into murder of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in Eygpt.
    • £700,000 lottery winners say they plan to give back to members of the community in Whittlesey who helped their family