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Mark Williamson

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  1. That's all from us today

    We'll be back in the morning at 08:00 for more live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.  

    Today we heard from two England fans from Peterborough who were caught up in the weekend's violence in Marseille as England faced Russia.

    But on the brighter side, the highlights of the match recreated in Lego by a Cambridge animation student gave us a smile.

    Until tomorrow, if you have any pictures, stories or comments you want us to feature, get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.   

  2. Not a good day to be a dragonfly

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    And finally, if you've your fed up with the rain, spare a thought for the dragonflies emerging at Wicken Fen.

    Naturalist Megan Shersby sent us this photo of dragonfly she rescued this morning after a downpour left it unable to fly.

    "Very soggy! Have brought it in to dry off & hopefully recover," she said.

  3. Weather: Showers slowly dying out this evening

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Remaining heavy showers will gradually become fewer and further between through the evening, leaving a rather cloudy night with a westerly breeze. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F). 

    Weather map

    Tuesday will be a day of sunny intervals and showers, and some showers will again become heavy and perhaps thundery. Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). 

  4. Greater Anglia spends £40m improving service

    Greater Anglia has published its annual report today and says it has to do more to meet customers' expectations.

    Greater Anglia

    Last year, the rail operator came 20th out of 22 companies in a survey of customer satisfaction. 

    It says it has spent £40m to improve experiences for commuters, including refurbishing trains and adding thousands of extra seats. 

  5. Second-hand tractor buyers from across the globe head to Cambridgeshire

    Out of production Massey Ferguson tractors are are still seen as an essential piece of kit by farmers in dozens of countries around the world. 

    And a field in Cambridgeshire is at the centre of the second hand trade in these "mechanical donkeys." 

    Tractors at auction

    Buyers travel from across the globe to the farm machinery auctions near Cambridge, according to Bill Pepper, auctioneer and director of Cheffins.

    You can read more about the tractors here.

  6. Thank you message from pupils in Nepal after Cambs charity rebuilds school

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Pupils at a Nepal school rebuilt by Cambridge-based charity The Mountain Trust following last year's devastating earthquake have sent a thank you message to people in the county who helped raise money.

    School in Nepal

    The school was officially opened on Sunday, nearly 14 months after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the country on 25 April 2015.

    Nearly 9,000 people died and more than 800,000 buildings were destroyed or damaged in the Himalayan country.

    As well as the school, the Mountain Trust is in the process of rebuilding 50 homes in remote Sindhupalchowk District.

  7. U's sign winger Elito

    Cambridge United has signed Medy Elito on a two-year contract after the winger rejected a new deal at Newport County. 

    Medy Elito

    The 26-year-old played 43 times for the Welsh side last season, scoring his only goal against Oxford in April.

    "I'm pretty sure we'll be in and around [promotion places] because I know what this squad's capable of," said Elito.

  8. Fit for a Queen: Ian bakes for royal birthday celebration

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Great British Bake Off runner-up Ian Cumming has shared a photo of the cake he created for a tea party to mark the Queen's 90th, in the village of Great Wilbraham at the weekend. 

    Her Majesty appears to be pleased - but what would Mary Berry think?

    Queen's 90th celebration cake

    Watch highlights of a weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen's 90th birthday here.

  9. Dodging the downpours: Rainfall figures

    It was a bit of a rain-soaked weekend, but just how much fell across the region over 24 hours? Weatherman Dan Holley has tweeted the figures:

    • 33mm Santon Downham (Norfolk)
    • 27mm Writtle (Essex)
    • 25mm Woburn (Bedfordshire)
    • 18mm Tibenham (Norfolk)
    • 16mm Northampton
    • 12mm Norwich
    • 11mm Shoeburyness (Essex)
  10. Two men 'critical' following Hail Weston crash

    Two men, aged 19 and 20, suffered serious injuries in a three-vehicle crash near Hail Weston yesterday afternoon.

    It involved a silver Fiat Punto, a blue Hyundai IX35 and a blue Renault Clio on the B645 Kimbolton Road at about 14.30.

    The injured men were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital where the 19-year-old's condition is described as "critical, but stable" and the 20-year-old's as "critical".

  11. CBE for Raspberry Pi-oneer: A profile of Britain's most popular computer

    With Eben Upton, Cambridge pioneer of the Raspberry Pi, getting a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, here's a few facts about the credit card-sized computer:

    • In April 2016, the Pi became the most popular British computer ever made
    • More than eight million have been sold since the tiny device was launched in early 2012
    • There are now more than 4,000 code clubs using the computer in UK schools
    • The small computer has gone through several revisions and the most recent update, version three, has a 64-bit processor, wi-fi and Bluetooth
    • UK astronaut Tim Peake took a specially-adapted "Astro Pi" to the International Space Station  
    Raspberry Pi
  12. Raspberry Pi pioneer gets CBE

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Eben Upton, pioneer of the Raspberry Pi computer based in Cambridge, has become a CBE in the Birthday Honours list.

    Dr Upton was the driving force behind the early design of the credit card-sized computer and founded the charity that oversees its development.

    Eben Upton

    The Pi has proved hugely popular with electronics hobbyists and many children are using the devices to get a taste of computer coding.  

    Dr Upton said he was "shell-shocked" to receive the honour.

  13. Man killed in A1 crash named by police

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A man who died after crashing on the A1 near Peterborough has been named by police as Jabed Hussain, of Abbey Drive, Luton. 

    The 46-year-old was driving a blue Toyota Corolla when it left the northbound carriageway and struck a tree at about 21:00 on Thursday.

    Cambridgeshire Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle travelling along the A1 in the run up to the crash.

  14. Weather: Warm, humid and showery

    BBC Weather

    Rain will ease and it'll become brighter this afternoon, but there's a risk of heavy and possibly thundery downpours. 


    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F). For more, head to BBC Weather.

  15. Euro 2016: England matches not safe for families, says Peterborough fan

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Craig Lyons, from Peterborough, says he doesn't think it's safe for families to watch England at Euro 2016.

    The Posh fan was with a group of 18 supporters in Marseille when violence flared.

    Russian fans pull down England flag

    He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire one member of the group was attacked by Russian fans. "He put his hands up and they still punched him. They were throwing chairs at him... we were very lucky, we could have been seriously injured very easily," he said.

  16. Ugh... weather warning issued

    Just when you thought the storms had passed and we could get on with enjoying the summer, the Met Office has issued a "yellow" warning of heavy rain for the region for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

    It says there's a risk 15-25mm of rain could fall within an hour in scattered locations, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if it falls in urban areas. 


    Weather warning
  17. England fans given 'no protection' by police

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Craig Buckley, from Peterborough, says England fans received "no protection" from police during violent clashes before the England v Russia match at the weekend.

    He was given shelter by a cafe owner when the group he was with was attacked by "masked and armed" Russian supporters.

    Riot Police

    Mr Buckley spoke to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire this morning after returning home. "There was a guy with a baton, and I was fortunate enough that a cafe owner helped me get inside and put the shutters down, and then the guy was banging his baton on the shutters," he said.  

    Some 150 Russians were behind much of the violence, French prosecutors have said.  

  18. Marseille was a 'war zone', says Peterborough fan

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Another England fan from Peterborough has described the situation in Marseille before the match against Russia at the weekend as a "war zone".

    Craig Lyons told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Russian supporters "attacked anyone".

    Violence outside bar
    Quote Message: They just attacked anyone - they didn't care if they were women, children, old, French or English. They threw chairs and bottles and threw punches on people... it was carnage." from Craig Lyons
    Craig Lyons
  19. EU debate: UK does not need freedom of movement for trade, says MEP

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Pro-Leave Cambridgeshire MEP David Campbell Bannerman says the UK does not need freedom of movement in order to negotiate its own trade agreements.

    The Conservative was speaking on a BBC Look East debate about the EU referendum last night.

    Debate panel

    But Tory Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss accused those campaigning to leave the European Union of "wanting to have their cake and eat it".

    Ms Truss, who wants to remain in the EU, said leaving would be "very damaging" to the East of England.

    Also on the panel were two more East of England MEPs, Labour's pro-Remain Richard Howitt and UKIP's pro-Leave Patrick O'Flynn.

    Subjects covered included immigration, employment, farming and scientific research grants.

    If you missed it, you can watch the debate here.

  20. Brick of the net: England v Russia highlights recreated in Lego

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    If you can't bare to relive the real game on the news, this should turn your frown upside down...

    Watch the goals below in England's 1-1 draw with Russia recreated in Lego by a Cambridge student.

    View more on youtube

    As we reported last week, Fabian Moritz is planning to recreate all the key moments in the Euro 2016 football championship in stop-motion animation using the toy bricks.

    The third-year media student at Anglia Ruskin University hopes to build a career as an animator.