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Adam Jinkerson

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  1. Our live updates through the day

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for live updates for today, and indeed this week.

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

    Thanks for joining us, and have a great weekend.

  2. Corr return 'needs to be managed'

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Meanwhile, Cambridge United fans may have to wait a little longer before they see striker Barry Corr in the starting eleven.

    The 31-year-old has made two substitute appearances since returning from a 14-month injury lay-off, and scored the equaliser at Yeovil on Tuesday.

    Barry Corr

    Ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Newport, U's boss Shaun Derry said they're continuing to monitor his comeback.

    "14 months is such a long time to be out for," said Derry.

    "We've looked after him and we'll continue to do that.

    "We'll have to manage his minutes properly before throwing him back into the starting line-up."

    Full match commentary of Cambridge United v Newport can be heard on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire tomorrow from 14:00, on 96FM and Freeview channel 722.  

  3. Posh looking to advance on league position

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United travel to Walsall this weekend, looking to close the gap on the teams in the play-off places.

    Posh are three points off the top six.

    Inevitably in the build-up to the game there has been plenty of talk about Posh coming up against one of their former favourites, Erhun Oztumer (pictured).

    Erhun Oztumer

    Posh were keen to keep hold of the midfielder, nicknamed "Turkish Messi", but he opted to join Walsall in the summer.

    He's scored 12 goals for the Saddlers this term.

    Posh boss Grant McCann knows he's a threat.

    "Erhun is a good player," he said.

    "I would have like to have kept him here, but for financial reasons we couldn't.

    "We snuffed him out in the home game earlier in the season and we need to be aware of him again."

    Full match commentary can be heard on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire tomorrow from 14:00, on 95.7FM and 1026MW.

  4. Overnight weather: Generally dry and cloudy

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A few spots of drizzle around this evening and overnight but generally it will be dry and cloudy across the BBC East region.

    Where we get any breaks in the cloud we could see some mist and fog developing. 

    Light south to south-westerly winds and temperatures down to about 5C (41F).

    Overnight weather map

    A mild and cloudy start to Saturday and it could take a little while for any mist and fog to clear, although we're likely to see some sunny intervals developing eventually.

    Highs of 12C (54F) and a light southerly breeze.

    Get a full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather.

  5. Helen Bailey murder trial: Defence finishes summing up

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    The defence team in the case of Ian Stewart, accused of killing Royston author Helen Bailey, have finished summing up at St Albans Crown Court.

    Today the jury was told Mr Stewart, 56, was trapped in a "terrible nightmare" after being accused of a murder he did not commit. 

    His defence argued "others are guilty, not him", and it was two kidnappers called Nick and Joe who killed Ms Bailey.

    Jurors heard the cesspit under the garage of their home on Baldock Road was the last place Mr Stewart would want to hide his bride-to-be.

    Helen Bailey

    Mr Stewart's team said "crucial" witness evidence demonstrated the Hertfordshire author was still alive beyond the date of the alleged murder.

    Judge Andrew Bright has now started his summing up.

    Mr Stewart denies murder, preventing a lawful burial, fraud, and three counts of perverting the course of justice. 

    Court resumes on Monday.

  6. A505 crash update: Man in his 70s dies

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    We've just received more information about the fatal crash on the A505 in south Cambridgeshire.

    A man, believed to be in his 70s, died in the crash between Flint Cross and the M11.

    Police said he was driving a white Audi A1 which struck a white Vauxhall Insignia at about 12:40.

    The driver of the Vauxhall received serious injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital. 

    The road is shut in both directions between the M11 and the A10 roundabout in Royston, but is expected to be open within the hour.

  7. Cambridge students 'reach out' to dozens of homeless after note burning claim

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we brought you news students were gearing up to hand out food and drink to homeless people living around Cambridge.

    A post has recently gone up on the event's Facebook page, which says up to 40 rough sleepers were helped yesterday evening.

    About £400 has also been raised by the event, which was organised after a Cambridge student was filmed appearing to burn a £20 note in front of a homeless man.

    Students handing out food and water to homeless people

    Ella Jenkinson, who organised "Let's Love Cambridge's Homeless", posted on the page thanking people for their help.

    "Our estimates suggest we reached around 30-40 individuals sleeping rough," she said.

    "We really appreciate you giving up your time!"

  8. Corrie Mckeague: Further preparatory work needed at Milton landfill site

    Police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie Mckeague say the preparatory work at the landfill site at Milton in Cambridgeshire is going to take longer than previously expected.

    Milton landfill site

    Some 8,000 tonnes of bulk material need to be removed to allow safe access to where the search needs to take place. 

    Det Supt Katie Elliott said: "The work to trace Corrie remains a priority.

    "It was initially hoped the search could start next week, but the logistics of building access routes and ensuring the area is safely accessible for those who will be carrying out the work mean further preparatory activity will need to be done first. 

    "This is a considerable task and we need to ensure everything is in place before officers begin the process of going through the waste in the landfill. 

    "We have been liaising with Corrie's family around the timescales involved and, while we can't confirm a start date, this preliminary work will be completed as quickly as possible, so the full scale search can take place."  

  9. Police 'photograph' locomotive in Peterborough

    Time for a quick game of "spot the Tornado".

    British Transport Police may be good at policing transport, but they're not so hot when it comes to photographing it.

    And they admit it... it's not just us being big meanies.

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    If you're struggling, here's what the Tornado should look like...


    If you don't know, the Tornado is Britain's newest steam locomotive - the first mainline steam engine to be built in the UK since the 1960s.

    It was travelling through Peterborough last night on its way back to London, after three days of timetabled services to mark the reopening of the Settle-Carlisle line in the North.

  10. Person killed in A505 crash

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    One person has died on the A505 between Flint Cross and the M11 in south Cambridgeshire, police have confirmed.

    The crash, involving two cars, happened at about 12:40.


    The road is closed in both directions.

  11. Don't let Gary down!


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    Video caption: Gary Lineker invites you to take part in the People's Cup

    Here's one from our friends at BBC Get Inspired. I dedicate it to someone very close to me who, it is fair to say, is something of a fan of Mr Lineker - and has a life-size cardboard cut-out of him that I carried across the piazza at Media City.

    Anyway, Gary would endorse the sentiment that it’s not too late to enter this year’s FA People’s Cup - as long as you do it by the deadline anyway - and that is at midnight on Sunday. 

    Entry is completely FREE, there are categories for everyone AND you can enter either as a team or an individual player. 

    Find out all the details here.

  12. Why not match these mums?


    Six months ago, many of these mums were just watching their kids play.

    Now they're getting ready to play in the FA People's Cup....

    Video content

    Video caption: FA People's Cup 2017: Football mums will show daughters how it's done

    It’s not too late to enter this year’s FA People’s Cup – the deadline to sign up is midnight on Sunday. 

    Entry is completely FREE, there are categories for everyone AND you can enter either as a team or an individual player. 

    Find out all the details here.

  13. Crash closes A505

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    There's been a two car collision on the A505, between the junction for the M11 and Flint Cross.

    It's causing queues in both directions.

    View more on twitter

    We've got calls in to the emergency services and will update you when we know more.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A505 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A505 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, between B1368 and M11 J10.

    A505 Cambridgeshire - A505 closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B1368 junction in Flint Cross and Duxford, because of an accident involving two cars.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Lunchtime weather: Light winds but feeling warm

    BBC Weather

    It's not been the brightest of starts to the morning, as these BBC Weather Watchers pictures show...


    Brighter spells are likely to develop into the afternoon, with perhaps some sunshine in places.

    However, there will be light winds everywhere and feeling very mild. Highs of 11C (52F).

  16. Residents oppose 'destructive' river crossing

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    However, the approval of a new £4.5m bridge over the River Cam has not satisfied everyone.

    Both Fen Ditton Parish Council and campaign group Friends of Ditton Meadows have been vocal in their opposition to the bridge in the past, with the latter stating they "oppose any form of destructive development in Ditton Meadows, including the new river crossing".

    Ditton Meadows

    A petition set up by the group had more than 300 signatures when it was submitted to Cambridgeshire County Council.

    We've contacted Friends of Ditton Meadows for further comment following the bridge's approval.

  17. What is the Chisholm trail?

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    We've been talking about a new bridge that will form part of the Chisholm trail in Cambridge. But what is it?

    It's a mostly traffic-free route between Cambridge Station and the new Cambridge North Station and forms part of the Greater Cambridge City Deal.

    It would also link up to routes to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Biomedical Campus in the south of the city, and the business and science parks in the north.

    Artists impression of bridge
    Artists impression of bridge
    Artists impression of bridge

    The north-south route closely follows the railway line, which the City Deal board says would provide a "quicker and safer route, largely off-road or along quiet streets and avoiding busy junctions".

    The trail would also connect to the Busway by the two railway stations, allowing people to travel to other parts of the city and county.

  18. Bird man helps control pigeons

    Laurence Cawley

    BBC News

    Meet Mark and his hawk, Faith.

    He's part of a pest control firm that uses the birds of prey to disperse other birds.

    The pair are often hired by councils and other organisations, such as Cambridge University, to control pigeons and gulls.  

    Video content

    Video caption: What is it like to work as a falconer?

    A Freedom of Information request by the BBC revealed the amount spent by councils on pest control across the country rose from £452,000 in 2013-2014 to £830,000 in 2015-2016, with some interesting figures across the East of England.

    Falconer Mark White, of Suffolk-based Step Pest Control, said councils were increasingly using non-lethal methods of bird control.

    He uses a combination of methods ranging from netting and spikes, special gels which look like fire, hawks and even a high-powered laser beam.

    Mr White, who's lives in Norfolk but grew up in Essex, said a lot of people think pest controllers "use hawks for killing".

    "It is in fact the complete opposite.

    "We use the birds for disruption and discourage killing as much as possible."

    The British Pest Control Association said the increase in spending might reflect a growing awareness of public health risks posed by some birds.

  19. Clean Bandit tickets on sale for Thetford Forest gig

    Tickets for the Clean Bandit gig at Thetford Forest this summer have gone on sale.

    Clean Bandit

    The Cambridge band, who appear on 2 July,  join Elbow, Olly Murs and Rick Astley in the line-up for the Forestry Commission's "Forest Live" concert series, which has been running for 16 years.