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Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Thanks for joining us, take a scroll down the page to catch up on the stories we've covered today.

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

    Until then you can still contact us with your pictures, stories or comments via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. People gather in the rain for 'Cambridge Stays' rally

    It's a case of brollies against Brexit this evening as people gather in the rain for the Cambridge Stays rally.

    It has been organised to promote a strong relationship with Europe following the vote to leave the EU.  

    Cambridge Remains
  3. Cambridge's Labour MP says he didn't take part in no confidence vote

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridge's Labour MP Daniel Zeichner says he didn't take part in the vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn.

    He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire earlier that it lacked legitimacy.

    Daniel Zeichner

    The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit.  

  4. Weather latest: Rain... and then a bit more rain

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be turning cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Some heavy, with lows of 9C (48F).


    It will be dry at first tomorrow with sunny spells, but turning cloudy with rain pushing in from the west. Highs of 18C (64F).

    BBC Weather has the latest.

  5. County council backs devolution plans

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    Councillors on Cambridgeshire County Council have voted to back the East Anglian devolution deal.

    View more on twitter

    They will now hold a public consultation on plans, which include an elected mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough overseeing planning, housing and transport decisions.

  6. Cambridge rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn

    Another rally has been organised in Cambridge - this time as a show of support for Jeremy Corbyn.

    Labour MPs have just overwhelmingly backed a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

    Corbyn in Cambridge

    The rally is set to take place outside Great St Mary's Church at 17:30 tomorrow.  

    It is the same spot where Jeremy Corbyn addressed several hundred supporters just a week before he was elected leader in September.

    He has issued a statement this afternoon saying: "I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy."

  7. Jonathan Djanogly: 'The divorce is planned – but not in haste'

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly says now "is not the time to bury our heads in the sand" over Brexit.

    The Conservative supported the Remain campaign, but in a statement released today writes: "We politicians need to negotiate the best Brexit deal we can get for the UK."

    View more on twitter

    He says the two-year negotiating period, after which the UK will cease to be a member of the EU, may not be enough to conclude future trading arrangements. So there could be "transitional arrangements", resulting in some kind of free trade area. 

  8. Now it's the turn of Cambridgeshire County Council to discuss devolution deal

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    This afternoon it's been the turn of councillors on Cambridgeshire County Council to debate the devolution deal for East Anglia.

    Cambridgeshire County Council

    The deal has to be ratified by 23 councils across East Anglia before it can pass.

    Council leader Steve Count told the meeting at Shire Hall it would be "good for people of Cambridgeshire, good for businesses in Cambridgeshire, and good for the future of Cambridgeshire".    

    You can watch the debate live here.

  9. 'Lots of emotion' in European parliament

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Eastern region Tory MEP Vicky Ford said there was "lots of emotion" at the European parliament in Brussels today.

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    There have been bitter exchanges between MEPs during a debate on the UK's vote to leave the EU.

    In particular, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was booed, called a liar and accused of using "Nazi propaganda". 

    But not one to back down, Mr Farage said: "When I came here 17 years ago and said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union you all laughed at me.

    "Well I have to say you're not laughing now are you?"

  10. About St Peter's School

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Coincidentally, St Peter's School in Huntingdon, where a pupil is being treated for TB, is the same school that had anti-Polish cards left outside it at the weekend.

    St Peter's School

    As we reported earlier, the school, which has over 1,000 pupils, issued a statement about the hate mail, saying it found it "abhorrent".

    About 20% of its students were born outside the UK, coming from more than 20 different countries. 

    It is also currently hosting 45 students from China and Spain.

  11. TB case at Huntingdon school: County council 'aware'

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Cambridgeshire County Council has got back to us about the case of TB at St Peter's School in Huntingdon.

    Quote Message: Public Health England have made Cambridgeshire County Council aware of this case and we are working with them and the school. We fully support the approach they are taking on this issue." from Dr Liz Robin Director for public health at Cambridgeshire County Council
    Dr Liz RobinDirector for public health at Cambridgeshire County Council
  12. What is tuberculosis?

    In light of the news that pupils at a Huntingdon school are being screened for TB, here are some facts about the illness:  

    Tuberculosis lungs
    • It is a bacterial infection that usually affects the lungs, but it can attack any part of the body
    • It is caught by being in close, prolonged contact with an infectious person who is coughing and sneezing
    • TB was rife in this country until the advent of antibiotic treatment, better housing and improved nutrition
    • A vaccine was introduced in 1953 and until 10 years ago children were routinely vaccinated
    • Now only babies and children considered at high risk are vaccinated
    • In the last decade cases of TB have risen dramatically in Britain, increasing almost 50% between 1998 and 2009
    • Last year there were 6,520 cases in England
  13. Parents of pupils told TB screening 'a precaution'

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    We've been sent a copy of a letter addressed to the parents of affected pupils at St Peter's School in Huntingdon after a child was diagnosed with TB.

    In it, Public Health England says: "Your child has been identified as one of a small number who has sufficient close contact with the TB case... as a precaution we are recommending they are tested."

    It is not known how many families have received the letter, but Public Health England is seeking to reassure them that the risk of contracting TB is "low".

  14. Public Health England statement on Huntingdon school TB case

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Dr Bernadette Nazareth, consultant in communicable disease control with Public Health England, says"As a precaution, we have been working with local TB service nurses and St Peter's School to arrange screening for those who have had sufficient close contact with the individual while infectious."

    Here's the statement we've been sent:

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  15. TB case confirmed at Huntingdon school

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Public Health England has confirmed it is working with St Peter's School in Huntingdon following confirmation of a case of tuberculosis (TB).

    The pupil receiving treatment is "no longer infectious", the health body said, and the risk of other pupils receiving the infection were "low".

    However, a number of pupils who were in close contact with the child are due to be screened at Hinchingbrooke Hospital tomorrow.

  16. BreakingPupils screened for tuberculosis

    Pupils in Huntingdon screened for TB after case confirmed at St Peter's School. 

    More to follow.

  17. Weather: A wet afternoon, but becoming drier overnight

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will continue to build through the afternoon with outbreaks of rain arriving into western parts such as St Neots later. Turning heavy at times as it continues to spread eastwards.

    Clouds at Great Stukely

    Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). Head to BBC Weather for more details for where you live.

  18. Peterborough United goalkeeper signs new contract

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has signed a new three-year contract with the League One side.

    The 29-year-old had a year left on his previous deal. He has made 92 appearances for Posh since joining in July 2014 from Leyton Orient.

    He has recently returned to training after missing the last part of the 2015-16 season with injury.

    Ben Alnwick
  19. Next Tory leader needs to be a 'Brexiteer', says MEP

    The next leader of the Conservatives needs to be a "Brexiteer", says Leave-supporting eastern region MEP David Campbell Bannerman.

    It comes after chancellor George Osborne confirmed he will not be standing as a candidate in the Tory leadership race.

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    Meanwhile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested Britain could hold another vote on the EU.

    He said a deal should be made allowing UK access to the single market and a compromise on free movement of workers.

    For the latest developments, head to the Politics Live page.

  20. Your comments on anti-Polish cards

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    We're still getting reaction from you to the "No more Polish vermin" cards distributed in Huntingdon following the EU referendum.

    This comment was emailed from a supporter of Brexit:

    Quote Message: I am horrified by the appalling reaction of a few ignorant ill-mannered bullies who have taken the Brexit vote as an excuse to insult the Polish community. The Poles are the best thing to happen to this country in years. The work ethic, good manners and intelligence of the young people who journeyed here years ago to work in hotels, cafes and a multitude of jobs have made them a pleasure to have around, and it would be devastating if they decided to up sticks and return to Poland. I devoutly hope that many will decide to take British citizenship and continue to inject their values into the UK. from Anon

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