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Summary

  1. Police praise victims for bravery as a child abuser is jailed
  2. Four people are arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Peterborough
  3. Cambridge University is the UK's highest-ranking university according to the Times Higher Education ratings, but has slipped two places
  4. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Thursday at 08:00

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By Alex Pope

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    That's it from all the team here at Cambridgeshire Local Live.

    We'll be back on Friday morning with your news, sport, travel and weather, along with local election and police and crime commissioner results.

    In the meantime, have a great night. 

  2. Possible cuts to gluten-free food prescriptions being planned

    Alex Harris

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free food prescriptions could be a thing of the past in Cambridgeshire. 

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group is currently consulting on possible changes. 

    A loaf of bread with a warning sign printed on it

    They say it could save the NHS £370,000 a year as alternatives are now widely available in supermarkets. Members of a local coeliac group say that isn't the case and foods are not affordable. 

  3. Boaty McBoatface competition to be examined by the Commons Select Committee

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The Commons Select Committee is to examine the Boaty McBoatface competition

    Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey started an online poll to name a new polar research vessel, and Boaty McBoatface came top. 

    Artist's impression of ship

    The committee will hold an inquiry into science communication as well as exploring the Name Our Ship competition. It will take place on 10 May.

  4. Weather: Dry with clear spells

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It will stay dry across the county this evening and overnight with some good clear spells.

    Wisbech

    With light winds it will become rather chilly by morning in some rural parts, such as around The Fens. Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

    Tomorrow it will remain dry with some good sunny spells, although high cloud will make sunshine rather hazy at times. Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

  5. Healthcare assistant jailed for sexual activity with teenage patient

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A healthcare assistant from Cambridgeshire has been jailed after pleading guilty to having sexual activity with a child.

    Stephen Ray

    Stephen Ray, 26, from St Ives, was found asleep in bed with a 15-year-old female patient in her home last March. He was working at Ida Darwin Hospital in Fulbourn at the time. 

    He was sentenced today at Cambridge Crown Court to 40 months in prison. He was also put on the Sex Offenders Register.

  6. Headlines: Healthcare assistant jailed for sexual activity with young patient... Inquiry to be held into Boaty McBoatface competition

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the stories making the news this evening: 

    • A healthcare assistant from St Ives has been jailed for 40 months after pleading guilty to having sexual activity with a 15-year-old patient
    • The Commons Select Committee is to hold an inquiry into a competition started by the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey that saw the name Boaty McBoatface come top of a boat naming poll
    • Nearly £20m is to be spent on updating and upgrading the Grafton Shopping Centre in Cambridge
  7. Cambridge research finds doing exercise in heavily polluted cities outweighs the risk

    A study says the benefits of getting on your bike or going for a walk outweigh any harm done by the fumes you might breathe in.

    Cycling in China

    Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and East Anglia compared the benefits and risks of different kinds of physical activity in different levels of air pollution around the world. 

    It found that even in the most polluted cities, the advantages of doing some form of exercise outweighed the health risks.

  8. Millions to be spent refurbishing Cambridge's Grafton Shopping Centre

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    As we mentioned earlier, £18.5m is to be spent refurbishing Cambridge's Grafton Shopping Centre.

    If you want to see what it will look like, here's a video with some artist impressions.

    Tim Froggett, a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, explains why the re-vamp is needed.

    Video content

    Video caption: Work is set to start on revamping the Grafton Centre in Cambridge.
  9. Hotel Chocolat to invest in Cambrigeshire factory

    Hotel Chocolat is to invest in its chocolate factory in Huntingdon after the firm was valued at £167m.

    Angus Thirlwell

    In an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange, the valuation has netted Royston businessman and company founder, Angus Thirlwell, more than £20m. 

    Mr Thirwell said he plans to invest further in its British chocolate manufacturing operations, new stores and digital offering. 

  10. Memorial to mark 100 years of RAF Wittering unveiled

    Sue Dougan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A memorial has been unveiled to mark the centennial of RAF Wittering.

    Memorial to RAF Wittering

    It's located at a specially-prepared area at All Saint's churchyard in Wittering. 

    It's dedicated to personnel from the village and the station who lost their lives during service in the last century.

  11. Tributes to Wisbech-born Nobel prize chemist Harry Kroto

    Pallab Ghosh

    Science correspondent, BBC News

    The science community has been paying tribute to Prof Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.

    Prof Sir Harry Kroto

    He was born in Wisbech and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of carbon molecules in the shape of a ball, popularly known as "bucky-balls".

    These molecules are the "third type of carbon" - with the first two types being graphite and diamond.

  12. Giant Henry Moore lifted into place

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    The front lawn of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has been transformed after an enormous bronze sculpture by Henry Moore was lifted into place last night. 

    The work of art, called Hill Arches, is on long-term loan and is part of the bicentennial celebrations at the museum.

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    Video caption: A giant Henry Moore sculpture is lifted into place at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.

    Thanks to Mick Jones for the pictures.  

  13. Weather: Dry with warm sunshine and light winds

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be dry, warm and sunny with light winds.

    Cambridge field

    There will be some very high cloud overhead which will make the sunshine look a bit hazy at times.

    Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

  14. Four people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Peterborough

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Four people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Peterborough after a man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. 

    Officers were called to reports of violence at property in Woodston on Tuesday night. 

    Three men and a woman who're all from Peterborough were arrested. They've been bailed until 9 June.