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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 11 July 2016
  2. Man remanded in custody over crash that led to footballer losing both his legs
  3. Campaign aims to tackle childhood obesity in Peterborough
  4. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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  1. That's all for today

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    That's it from all of us here at Cambridgeshire Local Live. You can read all the news stories today by scrolling through the news feed.

    So on the day we found out that we'll have a new leader of the country in place by tomorrow, we've also found out it will be a busy day for the Queen.    

    The Queen

    Not only will she have to say goodbye to the outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron and welcome in the new one, Theresa May, she'll also be in Cambridge in the morning, opening the East Anglian Air Ambulance's new base at Cambridge Airport. 

    We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all your news, sport, travel and weather.   

  2. False teeth and credit cards flushed down toilets

    On Friday we told you how items weighting the equivalent of 13 adult elephants were wrongly being flushed away in Cambridge and Peterborough every week. 

    Anglian Water says the items clog up the sewers, risks flooding, harms the environment and therefore adds millions of pounds to customers' bills.

    Among the things regularly found are false teeth and credit cards.

    Items that block sewers
  3. Weather: Showers easing

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There will be bright spells and scattered heavy showers to end the day with gusty winds, too. However, overnight the wet and windy weather will ease, leaving a mostly dry night across Cambridgeshire, allowing some clear spells to develop.

    Minimum temperature: 12C (54F). 

    Weather map

    Tomorrow, further showers will develop towards Wisbech shortly after sunrise. These showers will soon spread across the county, with warm sunny spells in between. 

    It'll feel quite pleasant in the sunshine, thanks to lighter winds, although this will result in the showers becoming slow-moving, and potentially thundery, too. 

    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F). 

  4. Lamppost set for new lease of life

    David Webster

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The oldest lamppost in Cambridge is to be given a facelift. 

    The Grade II-listed landmark, known as "Reality Checkpoint", stands on Parker's Piece, where it has been since 1860. 

    Reality checkpoint

    It is a unique design is decorated with four intertwined 'dolphins' on the column and topped with four lamps.

    It's thought it got its name in the 1960s or 70s by students from what is now Anglia Ruskin University and it could denote the demarcation between the "unreal" nature of the historic, university-dominated city centre and the "reality" of the rest of Cambridge.

    Work is set to begin next week to restore the original green, red, white and gold colour scheme. 

  5. Cyclist and motorists... look out for each other!

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Over the past five years 12 cyclists have been killed on Cambridgeshire' roads, so police have launched a campaign to make the roads safer by reminding drivers and cyclists to have "equal responsiblity on the road."

    They want motorists to look out for people on bikes and to make eye contact so they know they've been seen. 

    They also want people on bikes to "avoid riding up the inside of large vehicles, like lorries or buses, where you might not be seen."

    This table shows the amount of cyclists that have been injured or killed on Cambridgeshire's roads in the past five years.

    The number of cyclists injured and killed over the past five years in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  6. Cyclist hurt every day on Cambridgeshire's roads

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A campaign has been launched to keep cyclists safe on Cambridgeshire roads after figures released by Cambridgeshire Police showed that at least one cyclist was injured on the county's roads every day. 

    In 2015, three cyclists were killed, 74 seriously injured and 367 injured across the county.

    Cyclists in Cambridge
    Quote Message: "The purpose of this campaign is to educate and remind drivers and cyclists that they have equal responsibility on the road to drive and ride safely. from Insp Philip Bloor Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit
    Insp Philip BloorBedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit
  7. Driver stopped on consecutive nights with no insurance

    A driver has been stopped in Whittesford for driving without insurance for the second night running.

    The Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing team sent out this tweet as a warning that cars will be seized if drivers get caught. 

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  8. Players 'chewing at the bit' to try out new artificial pitch

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Improvements to the stadium at Newmarket Town FC, which have cost £750,000, are being officially unveiled this afternoon.  

    Newmarket Town FC

    The club is thought to be the first in the country to replace its grass with a cork-filled 3G artificial pitch, illuminated by the very latest energy-saving flat glass LED floodlights. 

    Cambridge United are set to use it for training purposes.  

    Newmarket chairman John Olive said players were "chewing at the bit" to try it out.

    "We've had one training session on it just to give them a taste, and today is our official opening," he said.

  9. Grabarz reaches new heights at European Athletics Championships

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridgeshire's Robbie Grabarz finished second in the high jump at the European Athletics Championships yesterday.

    The 28-year-old, who's already qualified for the Rio Olympics, cleared 2.29m. Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi won gold with 2.32m.

    Robbie Grabarz

    Grabarz claimed bronze at the London Olympics in 2012, but has only recently returned to full fitness following knee surgery.

  10. Sir Quentin Blake 'thrilled' to see his work in place in Cambridge

    Louise Hubball

    BBC Look East

    One of the biggest names in children's illustration has been in Cambridge today to see his work for the first time in situ, and I had the pleasure of meeting him. 

    Sir Quentin Blake came to the Museum of Zoology to look at his work on large blinds, made to protect the exhibits from sunlight. 

    He told me he was "thrilled" to see them brought to life and could really imagine children being "wowed". 

    He also said it was an unusual commission for him as he had to be "accurate". 

    Sir Quentin Blake looking at his artwork
    Sir Quentin Blake looking at his artwork
    Finback Whale, Sir Quentin Blake illustration
  11. Cambridge road 'race' result

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    So what happens if one of you takes the bus, one the bike and the other hops in a car to get from Longstanton in Cambridge to the Guildhall right in the city centre? 

    This morning I took part in a little "experiment" to see who could make it the quickest. 

    The winner was...

    Councillor Noel Kavannah

    ... councillor Noel Kavanagh on his bike.

    I came second in the car and councillor Ian Bates was third after using the Guided Busway.   

  12. Bus, car or bike: Which is quickest?

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    A consultation was launched this morning to see how congestion can be tackled in Cambridge city centre. 

    I took part in a little experiment to see which was quickest in the rush hour: bus, car or bike.

    Councillor Ian Bates (on the left) from the City Deal Board took the guided bus, councillor Noel Kavanagh (in cycle helmet) was on his bike and Tanya Sheridan, programme director for the Greater Cambridge City Deal, (far right) was with me in the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire radio car.

    Ian Bates, Hannah Olsson, Noel Kavanagh and Tanya Sheridan

    So who won? We'll tell you very shortly. 

  13. Peterborough MP 'disapointed' that Leadsom has stood down in leadership race

    Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has spoken about his "disappointment" that Andrea Leadsom will no longer be standing in the race to be the next leader of the Conservative party. 

    He says she was the "right person to finish the job of Brexit", had a "vision for the future" and was "willing to challenge the establishment".

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  14. Travel: Delays on northbound A1 at Southoe

    There are currently delays on the A1 northbound at Southoe because of an ongoing incident. 

    One lane is closed. 

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  15. Man sustains arm and leg injuries in Warboys crash

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    East of England Ambulance Service told me that it was called to Ramsey Road, near Warboys, at 12:05 on Sunday morning after reports of a road accident. 

    An ambulance, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, and Magpas response car responded and treated a man for injuries to his arms and leg. 

    He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for treatment. 

    Warboys accident
    Warboys accident
    Warboys accident
  16. Pictures: Car hits tree at Warboys

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    These dramatic images were released by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service after an accident on Ramsey Road in Warboys in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

    A single vehicle left the carriageway and collided with a tree. 

    A man was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

    Warboys road accident
    Warboys road accident
    Warboys road accident
    Warboys road accident
  17. Man arrested after Peterborough stabbing

    Emma Howgego

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Peterborough on Friday afternoon.

    Emergency services were called out to Hampton Way just before 14:30. 

    The arrested man was detained last night and police say he remains in custody at Thorpe Wood Police station.

  18. Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake to see museum designs on display

    Renowned illustrator Sir Quentin Blake has been in Cambridge today to see his own designs on display on a huge set of blinds at the Museum of Zoology. 

    Quentin Blake

    The artist, best known for illustrating books by children’s author Roald Dahl, has created the designs especially for the museum, which is undergoing refurbishment and is set to reopen next year.

    The blinds include illustrations depicting museum specimens and the stories behind them.

  19. Djanogly wishes Theresa May 'best of luck'

    Good luck messages have started to come in for Theresa May, who is set to become the next prime minister after Andrea Leadsom dropped out of the leadership race a short time ago. 

    Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly had originally backed Boris Johnson but then chose to support Mrs May after Mr Johnson chose not to stand as the new leader. 

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  20. Travel: Sixteen Foot Bank re-opens after earlier incident

    The Sixteen Foot Bank has re-opened after an earlier incident just north of Poulters Drove. 

    It was closed for several hours this morning. 

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