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  1. Updates on Friday, 29 July 2016
  2. A1 crash victim named as Colette McCulloch from Wyboston
  3. More than 2,000 sign Minor Injury Unit petition
  4. 'More than three quarters' of motorists speed in county's villages
  5. Cambridge United fundraiser for injured footballers
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Adam Jinkerson

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Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

That's it for Cambridgeshire Live for today. Thanks for your company.

We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from around the county.

Scroll down to see what stories we've covered today. 

Enjoy your weekend.

Overnight weather: Scattered showers perhaps locally heavy

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Some clear spells, but often cloudy tonight with a few scattered showers, perhaps locally heavy. Temperatures will dip to 13C (55F).

Overnight weather map

Early showers will fade and there'll be breaks in the cloud tomorrow to give some good sunny spells. There will still be a risk of a few isolated but locally heavy showers developing during the afternoon and evening. Top temperature: 23C (73F) inland.

BBC Weather has more detail.

Watch: From Darwin to DNA

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Charles Darwin's stuffed pigeons, the letter which first coined the term 'genetics', and a paper by Crick and Watson which helped decode DNA all feature in the latest film to celebrate Cambridge University Library's 600th anniversary.   

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As part of the celebrations, it has commissioned six films based on an exhibition of priceless treasures communicating 4,000 years of human thought.

The latest film travels from Darwin to DNA, demonstrating how Cambridge has been crucial to the history of how heredity is understood.  

Colette McCulloch named as pedestrian struck by lorry on A1

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Police have just confirmed that Colette McCulloch, 35, of The Lane, Wyboston, was killed after being struck by a lorry on the A1 yesterday.

The crash happened at about 03:00 on the southbound carriageway near Eaton Socon, on the Bedfordshire-Cambridgeshire border, causing the road to be completely shut for much of the morning.

BreakingA1 crash victim named

A woman who died in a collision with a lorry on the A1 near St Neots, Cambridgeshire, yesterday has been named as Colette McCulloch from Wyboston, Bedfordshire.

More to follow.

Cambridge Folk Festival: Pictures

Nic Rigby

BBC News

It's already been a very busy second day at the Cambridge Folk Festival, with lots of greats already performing.

KT Tunstall will be headlining the festival tonight, with Kate Rusby, Imelda May and Baaba Maal all appearing over the weekend.

So far I've seen Megson on stage...

Megson on stage at Cambridge Folk Festival

And the Mike and Ruthy Band...

Mike and Ruthy Band on stage at the Cambridge Folk Festival
Mike and Ruthy Band on stage at the Cambridge Folk Festival
Crowds gathering at the Cambridge Folk Festival

Vintage van for veteran ice cream man

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

The Cambridge News reports Cherry Hinton-based ice cream man Giovanni Rozzo can now sell ices again... at the age of 103.

It's after his family bought him a vintage van, identical to the one he drove when he first started his ice cream business in the 1960s.

It may now be used for special events including weddings.

Three different coloured ice creams lined up

Weather update: Afternoon showers likely, turning heavy later in the day

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

To summarise today's weather from our offices in Cambridge so far... grey!

And the outlook isn't much brighter, with afternoon showers likely to develop, perhaps turning heavy.

Lunchtime weather temperatures

BBC Weather Watcher 'ebb&flow' captured this murky looking sky over a Cambridge field a short while ago.

Grey sky over a Cambridge field

Watch: Behind-the-scenes at 'Britain's Pompeii'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

BBC presenter Prof Alice Roberts joined the team excavating the 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village at Must Farm, near Peterborough, that's been called the "British Pompeii". 

Here's a preview of the special hour-long documentary, which will be broadcast on BBC Four on Tuesday at 21:00.

Prof Alice Roberts arrives at a Cambridgeshire vlllage, preserved in silt for 3000 years

That's a lot of candles!

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

It's a big happy birthday to St John's College, which is celebrating 500 years since it opened today.

To mark the anniversary, it is holding a special quincentenary service today for its present-day fellows, students and staff. 

A public exhibition, which explores the changing life of St John’s over the last 500 years, is also open in the college library.

500 years ago, the first students arrived at St John's. Here's to the next half millennium!

500 years ago, the first students arrived at St John's. Here's to the next half millennium!

To help celebrate, we've compiled a series of photos of St John's to show how it has changed over time. Enjoy.

St John's College through the years. Photos: St John's College / Getty Images

Cambridge Folk Festival: Pictures so far

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Day two of the Cambridge Folk Festival is under way, with Royston folk duo Megson currently opening up the main stage.

The famous fox sculpture stands tall at the festival
Crowds gather at the Cambridge Folk Festival

Every year, Cherry Hinton Hall is transformed into the folk capital for one weekend, with acts flying in from across the globe to play.

If you're at the folk festival, we'd love to see your pictures. You can send them to us on Facebook, or you can tweet them using #cmblive.

They think it's all over...

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Fifty years ago tomorrow, jubilant football fans across the country were celebrating England's 4-2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.

Albert Fox, from March, was at the match and remembers the winning goal.

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And here's the man himself talking about that goal... to add to his two others in the match.

Geoff Hurst talks about his hat-trick at the 1966 World Cup final

What are your memories of the match? Were you there? Do you still have any memorabilia? You can contact us on Facebook, or tweet us using #cmblive.

You can see a collection of behind-the-scenes photos of the build-up to the final here.  

Cambridge memorial for Vietnam backpacker

Helen Burchell

BBC News

A memorial day is set to take place in Cambridge on Sunday for backpacker Aiden Webb, who plunged to his death trying to climb Vietnam's highest mountain.

The 22-year-old former Anglia Ruskin University graduate set off to scale Fansipan mountain alone on 3 June. He died after slipping down a waterfall and was found six days later.

Aiden and Bluebell

His family and girlfriend Bluebell Baughan have arranged the event on Jesus Green in Cambridge.

It will include personal tributes, "memory tables" and a candlelit vigil.

Organising the tribute has helped the family through their grief, his girlfriend said.

Feast of folk for all

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The Cambridge Folk Festival is under way at Cherry Hinton Hall, where I spent last night sampling some of the acts available.

A big highlight already has to be The Georgia Shackleton Trio, who originate from just over the border in Norfolk. They were playing the festival for the first time and received a great reception.

The Georgia Shackleton Trio performing onstage at Cambridge Folk Festival

Tonight's line-up includes KT Tunstall, with Imelda May and Baaba Maal also appearing over the weekend. 

You can hear more from the festival across the weekend on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Local newspaper round-up

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Here are some of the stories leading the local newspapers this morning:

Cambridge United fundraiser for injured footballers

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridge United has announced plans to host a fundraising day in aid of local footballers Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs, who were both injured in a crash in Newmarket.

Newmarket Town's Shaun Whiter (below) lost his legs in the incident earlier this month, while Soham Town Rangers' Joey Abbs sustained "serious" leg injuries.

Shaun Whiter
David Lee

The club has invited Newmarket Town, Cambridge City, Soham Town Rangers and Fulbourn Institute to take part in a tournament on 9 October.

"We want to provide some practical help," Cambridge United's chief executive Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

'More than three quarters' of motorists speed in county's villages

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A community group in Cambridgeshire says as many as three quarters of motorists are excessively speeding in some of the county's villages.

30mph sign

Cambridgeshire Community Roadwatch says it has seen cars go through hedges and fences, with some travelling as fast as 86mph in a residential zone.

David McCandless from the group said because it doesn't report anyone to police, it can be more "covert" and provide more reliable data.

More than 2,000 sign Minor Injury Unit petition

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Minor Injury Unit in Ely to stay open.

Doddington Minor Injuries Unit

Earlier this week a report by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, seen by the BBC, recommended closing the unit in Ely as well as units in Doddington and Wisbech, because they don't give value for money.

The CCG said no decision has been made and it's just option they are looking at, but the MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Stephen Barclay, has said he's concerned about the future of the units.

Today's weather: Sunshine and showers

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It'll be a dry but rather cloudy start. Warm sunny spells will develop through the morning.

A few afternoon showers are likely, perhaps turning heavy later in the day.

Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).

Welcome to Local Live for Cambridgeshire

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Thanks for joining us again for live news, sport, weather and travel for the county - we'll be here until 18:00. 

We'll start this morning with the latest weather forecast.