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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 21 April, 2017
  2. Platforms at Cambridge North to be handed over to operator
  3. Students evacuated after fire in flats
  4. Body of a woman recovered from water in Grantchester

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By Alex Pope

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and goodnight

    That's it from us for another week, but thanks for joining us for our live news updates from Cambridgeshire.

    Scroll down to catch up on any stories you might have missed and be sure to join us again from 08:00 on Monday.

    In the meantime, enjoy your weekend.

  2. Weather: Cloudy with bright spells and much cooler

    BBC Weather

    A largely cloudy night with some patchy light rain pushing down from the north. The winds becoming light and variable and lowest temperatures around 6C (43F). 

    Weather graphic

    Once the last of any overnight rain has cleared, Saturday will be relatively cloudy with odd showers feeding southwards. There should be some bright or sunny spells and a top temperature of 13C (55F).

    A cold start to Sunday with a touch of frost in places, it’ll then be largely dry with some brightness and sunshine at times and the small chance of a shower. Temperatures again reaching around 13C (55F) at best.

    BBC Weather has more local forecasts.

  3. Photo of Dzilva Butiene released

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Wisbech have released a photograph of her.

    The body of Dzilva Butiene, 48, was found in Orange Grove in the town on 5 April. Tests showed she died as a result of trauma to the abdomen.

    Dzilva Butiene

    Kestutis Bauzys, 46, of no fixed address, was charged with her murder and is next due at Cambridge Crown Court on 17 May.

    Police are continuing to ask anyone who knew Ms Butiene or knows Mr Bauzys to come forward.

  4. Have you ever wondered how you can become a candidate in the election?

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    If Theresa May's recent announcement of a snap election in June has made you yearn to be an MP, here are a few guidelines for you to consider.

    You can't stand if you're:

    • Under 18
    • A member of the police forces
    • A member of the armed forces
    • A civil servant, a judge or a peer
    • You're subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or a debt relief restrictions order
    House of Commons

    If none of those conditions preclude you, and you're either a British citizen, a citizen of the  Republic of Ireland or a commonwealth country (with certain provisos) then you're over the first hurdle, and will need to consider these regulations:

    • You need a completed set of nomination forms and a deposit of £500 
    • You also need an election agent
    • You probably want to plan and run a campaign

    There - it's almost as simple as that. So what's stopping you? I'm off now to see how much money is in my piggy bank.

  5. Marathon motivation #reasontorun

    Sue Dougan

    BBC Local Live

    This Sunday, 39,000 people will run the 37th London Marathon.

    For many, including Cambridgeshire couple Sam Edwards and Clare McPartland, it'll be their first time.

    Sam and Clare are taking part to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice, in Romford, which cared for Clare's grandma, Jeannette Jarmyn, who died in May 2002 from cancer. 

    You can watch their story below.

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    Video caption: Clare and Sam are running the London Marathon in memory of her grandma
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Cambridgeshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Cambridgeshire northbound severe accident, between B1041 Great North Road and Bell Lane.

    A1 Cambridgeshire - A1 Great North Road in Little Paxton closed and queuing traffic northbound between Little Paxton Turn Off and Southoe Turn Off, because of an accident.

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

  7. How to do tea to a 't'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    In case the thrill of this being National Tea Day has escaped you, here's a little tea treat from Twitter that tickled us.

    The folk in the development office at Clare College have got tea-making down to an absolute "t", even producing their own chart.

    Tea chart

    No more scribbling the office orders on a Post-it note - and still getting it wrong.

    Get yourself a full-colour chart complete with your colleagues' preferences and you'll be a tea supremo.

  8. Teen's software 'behind more than one million cyber attacks'

    Angus Crawford

    BBC News correspondent

    The Old Bailey has today heard how a Hertfordshire teenager created the software behind more than 1.7 million cyber attacks on websites around the world. 

    Adam Mudd, who's now 19, from Kings Langley, has already pleaded guilty to three charges of creating the malware and selling it to other people.

    The hearing was told he built the "Titanium Stresser" tool on a computer in his bedroom, when he was just 15.

    Today, the prosecution described how the software was used to attack the servers of Cambridge University, Sony PlayStation and XBox.

    One company, Runescape, had to spend £6m protecting itself against such attacks and lost more than £180,000 in revenue, the court heard.

    Mudd is said to have made £386,000 from the software. He is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.

  9. 'Take the leg away, and he will run another marathon'

    #Get Inspired

    Seven inspiring runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday

    Those were the words of Denise Arthey to doctors after she and her husband Chris were involved in a road accident while on holiday.

    Chris and Denise are just some of the thousands of inspiring runners who will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday. 

    Read more about there story here and follow the live text commentary on this website from 08:25-16:00 BST on the day.

    If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know by using the #GetInspired on social media and we could feature your message!

  10. A 21-piano tribute to Chopin

    Video content

    Video caption: A reworking of the composer's original Nocturnes - played simultaneously by 21 pianists

    Dan is treated to a reworking of Chopin's original Nocturnes - played simultaneously by twenty-one pianists at Kings College Chapel, Cambridge University

  11. Cambridge University to become part of dementia "hub"

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    The University of Cambridge is to become one of six centres that will make up a new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI).

    The UK DRI is a £250m investment into research led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) alongside the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

    Brain neurons image

    The Cambridge centre will be led by Prof Giovanna Mallucci, who said: "Our centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will focus on interdisciplinary science, building on our university’s strengths across research areas from chemistry and biophysics through to cell biology of neurodegeneration."  

    The other research centres making up the institute are University College London (UCL), Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King’s College London.  

  12. Are you running in London this weekend?

    #GetInspired

    Meet Fran - she's just one of the many thousands who will be taking on the London Marathon this weekend.....

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    Video caption: London Marathon 2017: Beating the bullies, Fran's inspiring story

    If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know about it using the #GetInspired hashtag on social media and we could feature you in our live text commentary or messages on the TV coverage during the day. 

  13. Suspected arsonist torches car

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a car was torched in Peterborough overnight.

    The fire service was called to Saxby Gardens at about 01:50 to find the vehicle well alight.

    Car fire in Peterborough

    A man is currently being questioned by police in connection with the incident.

  14. About 250 students evacuated in flats blaze

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    About 250 students had to be evacuated from a block of flats after fire took hold yesterday evening, the fire service has confirmed.

    Earlier we told you about the blaze in the kitchen of Varsity House in the centre of Cambridge, which started on the second floor at about 19:10.

    Fire in student kitchen

    It took seven fire engines and 45 firefighters to bring the blaze, which started in an extractor fan in a cooker hood, under control.

    Crews had to cut through a roof to check for hot spots and provide ventilation.

    A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said six flats were heavily affected by smoke.

    Station commander Danny Kelly said: "The actions of the crews were extremely good because they were faced with a large amount of people evacuating into the street, and it is quite congested down there as it is right in the centre of Cambridge."

    No-one was injured and the cause of the fire was confirmed as accidental. 

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    Video caption: Cambridge gets new bicycle sharing scheme

    A new bike sharing scheme has been launched in Cambridge by Chinese company Ofo.

  16. 'Smashing' way to clamp down on hare coursing

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    The message seems to be pretty simple from Cambridgeshire Police...

    If you get caught hare coursing you might need to look at buying another vehicle!

    View more on twitter
  17. Fire in student flats looked 'very dramatic'

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    George Pippas was riding past the student flats on Occupation Road in Cambridge last night when he saw the emergency services, and stopped to take these photos.

    Fire at student flats

    He said it looked far more dramatic than it actually was and he was relieved when he found out no-one was injured. 

    Mr Pippas said it looked like hundreds of students were evacuated from the building.

    Fire at student flats