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  1. Updates on Tuesday, 10 May 2016
  2. Two men due in court over attack on pizza delivery man in Peterborough
  3. Big rise in the number of Cambridge students being given exam help because of mental health concerns
  4. Sister of an RAF serviceman killed in Iraq "blindsided" by the announcement that the Chilcot report is to be published in July
  5. Updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Thanks for joining us for today's Cambridgeshire Live. We'll be back at 08:00 with news, sport, weather and travel updates for the county until 18:00.

    You can get involved at any time - send us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: A wet night in store

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight we'll see a mixture of showers or longer spells of rain which will be locally heavy. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F). 

    Weather chart

    Tomorrow will become dry through the morning with sunny spells developing, but later isolated thunderstorms are a possibility. Top temperature: 21C (70F).

  3. Boaty McBoatface controversy 'good for science', MPs told

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Parliament's Science and Technology Committee has finished grilling the organisers of an online contest to name a new polar research vessel, to find out if it was a success - or whether staff would have to "walk the plank".

    The most popular suggestion was Boaty McBoatface, which received 124,000 votes. Despite this, the vessel - operated by Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey - was named after Sir David Attenborough.

    Prof Duncan Wingham, chief executive of the Natural Environment Research Council - which BAS is part of -  told MPs the response had been an "astonishingly great outcome".

  4. Flying Scotsman summer tour begins with trespass warning

    BBC News UK

    A warning has been issued to Flying Scotsman fans to stay clear of the tracks as it begins a summer tour

    During its inaugural journey from London to York in February, it was brought to a standstill near St Neots after reports of about 60 people trespassing.

    Flying Scotsman

    Phil Hufton, Network Rail managing director for England and Wales, said: "The images of people stood on the railway taking photographs were deeply concerning."

  5. Profile: The man who built the Hotel Chocolat empire

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    As mentioned earlier, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire-based Hotel Chocolat is now worth an estimated £200m.

    But did you know the father of co-owner Angus Thirlwell (pictured) invented Mr Whippy? And the company's first batch of 20,000 packs of chocolate had to be hand-wrapped because the wrapping machine didn't work?

    Angus Thirlwell

    You can read more here.

  6. Cambridge student describes how pressure led to suicide bid

    Hannah Gelbart

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A student at Cambridge University says the pressure she felt under led her to attempt suicide.

    The Backs in Cambridge

    A BBC investigation found there has been a 43% rise since 2012 in the number of Cambridge University students being granted "allowances" during exams, due to mental health issues. 

    Kate, who is now in her second year, says she felt like she had "lost control".

    The university says it offers a free counselling service and a welfare network. This includes twice-a-term meetings with a director of studies to discuss problems.

  7. Head-on crash outside Peterborough City Hospital

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Police say one of the two vehicles involved in a crash outside Peterborough City Hospital was believed to be on the wrong side of the carriageway.

    As reported in the Peterborough Telegraph, the accident involving a green Mitsubishi Shogun and a blue Hyundai Tucson happened at about 14.40 on Bretton Gate.

    It is not yet known if anyone was hurt, police say.

  8. Headlines: Rise in mental health concerns among Cambridge students... Chocolate company plans expansion after stock market flotation

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • There's been a rise in the number of Cambridge students being given exam help because of mental health concerns
    • Hotel Chocolat, which makes luxury chocolates in Huntingdon, plans further investment following a £200m valuation on the first day of stock market trading
    • County councillors have voted to investigate the possibility of moving the council from Shire Hall
  9. Firefighters 'working hard' to extinguish Girton house blaze

    Firefighters are "working hard" to extinguish a blaze at a house on Thornton Road in Girton.

    Fire at Girton

    The fire service says the blaze is now mainly confined to the attic, "which is making it difficult for crews to access".

  10. Firefighters remain at Girton house fire

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Firefighters remain at the scene of a house fire in Girton.

    They say damage is "significant" and has affected the structure of the building. 

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  11. Councillors vote to investigate moving county council from Shire Hall

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridgeshire county councillors have voted in favour of investigating the potential benefits of moving out of Shire Hall.

    Shire Hall

    A motion proposed by council leader Steve Count was passed by 55 votes to eight this afternoon.

    It calls for the council to consider "alternatives to Shire Hall, to determine the most effective method for fulfilling the council's democratic duties and responsibilities".

  12. Chocolate company plans further investment

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The founders of a company making luxury chocolate say they plan to make further investment in manufacturing, after the firm started trading on the stock exchange.


    Shares in Hotel Chocolat, based in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, jumped by more than a quarter on the company's first day of trading in London.

  13. More than 20 firefighters tackling large blaze in Girton

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    More than 20 firefighters are tackling a large fire which spread to the attic of a house on Thornton Road in Girton. 

    A spokesman for the fire service says: "Crews from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon, Papworth and Burwell arrived to find a well-developed fire in a large house."

  14. Village near Cambridge launches last-ditch bid to stop nearby A14 construction compound

    Cambridge News

    A village near Cambridge has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a huge new construction compound for the A14 being built within a mile of its High Street.

  15. Eight people arrested in 1990 Andrew Bedford murder probe re-bailed

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Eight people arrested over the murder of a man in 1990 have been re-bailed until 6 July, Cambridgeshire Police say.

    Andrew Bedford

    Andrew Bedford, 27, from Huntingdon, was last seen in Ramsey in September 1990. 

    The eight arrests were made in raids across Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Kent in January after detectives relaunched the murder investigation.

  16. Weather: Cloudy and wet with a risk of thunder

    BBC Weather

    The rest of the day will be cloudy and wet with the risk of thunder. 

    Misty field

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F). You can find a more detailed forecast for where you live at BBC Weather.

  17. Headlines: Rise in mental health concerns among Cambridge students... MPs to discuss Boaty McBoatface

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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

    • The number of students being given exam help at Cambridge University because of mental health concerns has risen 43% since 2012, the BBC has learned
    • Two men are due in court over an attack on a pizza delivery man in Peterborough
    • Boaty McBoatface will be discussed by MPs today as they debate whether the online poll by Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey to name their new polar vessel was a PR success or a disaster
  18. Hotel Chocolat valued at £200m on first day on stock market

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Shares in Hotel Chocolat jumped by more than a quarter on the company's first day of trading on the London stock market - valuing the business at more than £200m.


    The firm, which makes luxury chocolates at its factory in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, and has its headquarters in Royston, Hertfordshire, launched shares on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market for young companies at 148p.

    The company is run by Angus Thirlwell (above) and Peter Harris, who founded the business in 1993.

  19. Boaty McBoatface - PR triumph or disaster?

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Boaty McBoatface will be discussed in parliament today, when MPs on the Commons Science and Technology Committee ask if an online poll to name a new polar research vessel was a public engagement triumph or a PR disaster.

    Polar Research vessel

    The public's overwhelming vote to use the comedy name Boaty McBoatface for a new Arctic research vessel was ignored last week, when officials decided to call it RRS David Attenborough instead.

    Oceanographer Alex Brearley, from Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey which ran the poll, said: "Everyone at BAS is really delighted by how engaged the public has been."