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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 28 April 2017
  2. Ram-raided shop owner 'felt demoralised'
  3. Three injured after van crashes in Wisbech
  4. Car full of weapons seized in Chatteris

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  1. Our live coverage for the week

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for us for today and indeed this week. Live updates return from 08:00 on Tuesday.

    Scroll back through today's feed for anything you may have missed, including...

    • The air ambulance doctor who is "scared of heights" - and who is about to skydive
    • The local museum in the running for a national title
    • An array of weapons found in a seized car

    Have a great extended Bank Holiday weekend.

  2. Cyclist seriously injured

    Alex Harris

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A cyclist has been seriously injured on Long Causeway in Peterborough.

    Cambridgeshire Police were called to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian at 22:30 last night.

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and a woman arrested on suspicion of theft in an incident which followed the collision.

    The cyclist, a man in his 50s, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

  3. Weapons seized by police

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Both a knife and a firearm were seized by British Transport Police officers in Cambridge earlier today.

    View more on twitter
  4. The bank holiday weather forecast

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Apart from a few isolated showers, tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells.

    Temperatures could fall as low as 3C (37F) although they'll rise by the end of the night.

    Weather graphic for 05:00 Saturday

    A largely fine and dry day tomorrow, with sunny spells and just the chance of an isolated shower.

    Temperatures rising to 14C (57F) - although it could be a little bit warmer in the best of the sunshine.

    Another dry day on Sunday, although cloud will increase from the south west later... rain isn't expected until the evening.

    As for bank holiday Monday... it's still uncertain, but potentially we could have some rain, followed by sunshine and showers, with temperatures hitting 17C (63F).

  5. Derry says Us need to win by any possible means

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    With two games of the season left, Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry says his side must find a way to win this weekend "by hook or by crook".

    The U's are hosting Crawley in League Two tomorrow and they're three points off the promotion play-off places.

    Strikers Uche Ikpeazu, Barry Corr and Adam McGurk are all sidelined owing to injury.

    Shaun Derry

    After a poor start to the season when United failed to win in their opening eight matches, Derry feels the campaign should be considered a success - whatever happens over the next week.

    He said: "To still be in and around a chance of getting into the top seven, considering where this football club ended in its first season back as a league club, I think everybody would've taken that as largely successful."

  6. 'Two hours later and I would have died'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    A 22-year-old from Benwick near March has been recounting her harrowing ordeal as she contracted bacterial meningitis earlier this year, and has thanked the doctors who saved her life.

    Hollie Jackson, of Lilyholt Road, collapsed at Stansted Airport on 4 January, minutes before boarding a plane for a work trip.

    After being assessed in hospital, she was discharged as all her test results had come back clear.

    However, Miss Jackson's condition deteriorated rapidly when she arrived home, with her left side going completely numb. She was vomiting and developed a rash all over her body.

    An ambulance was later sent to her aid at about 04:00 as she said: "My vision started to go and the pain in my head was unbearable.

    "It felt like a kettle was being brought to the boil in my skull."

    Greg Sage with Hollie Jackson

    When paramedics Greg Sage and Matt Bafico arrived they knew immediately something wasn’t right.

    "She ticked all the boxes for meningitis," Mr Sage said.

    The paramedics gave her penicillin, which doctors later said kept Miss Jackson alive.

    And yesterday she was able to thank Mr Sage in person at Peterborough ambulance station.

    "It was lovely to meet Greg under much happier circumstances and thank him," she said.

    "The doctors said that if I had left it two hours later I would have died, which took a few weeks to sink in.

    "It is clear to see that the choices both he and Matt made on that day saved my life."

    Hollie has since gone on to make a good recovery and recently raised almost £1,500 in a charity sky dive for the Meningitis Now charity.

  7. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Election 2017: James Palmer

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Come Friday, 5 May, we will know which candidate has succeeded in becoming Cambridgeshire's first directly elected mayor for the whole county.

    Seven men and women are in the running for the job, which comes with a multi-million pound budget and powers over housing and transport.

    The Conservative candidate, James Palmer, used to run a dairy business and says he wants to be a "mayor for everyone".

    Video content

    Video caption: The Conservative nominee is in the hot seat as the BBC speaks to those vying to be mayor.

    The full list of candidates:

    • Paul Bullen - UKIP
    • Rod Cantrill - Liberal Democrats
    • Peter Dawe - Independent
    • Stephen Goldspink - English Democrats
    • Julie Howell - Green Party
    • James Palmer - Conservative
    • Kevin Price - Labour    
  8. The rugby team in a football final

    #PeoplesCup

    You don't even need to be a football team to play in the FA People's Cup.

    LBoro Rangers are a group of university students who are taking part in the Higher Education category......

    Video content

    Video caption: FA People's Cup: Meet LBoro Rangers - the rugby team playing five-a-side football

    Catch up with what's been going on in the FA People's Cup so far - and follow live coverage of the FA People's Cup finals on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

  9. Air ambulance doctor 'scared of heights' to skydive

    John Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A helicopter doctor is about to embark on a charity feat which will see him skydiving from 13,000ft (4,000m) for MAGPAS - the air ambulance charity.

    However, there's a problem... he's scared of heights.

    Dr Saad Jawaid

    Dr Saad Jawaid, who has been a doctor with the charity based at RAF Wyton for the past few months, says he doesn't let his fear impede his job.

    "As long as I'm tightly secured, I'm ok," he said.

    "It's only when I look down I feel tingly and dizzy."

    So why would a man who is scared of heights want to skydive?

    "It's a bit crazy, but fundraising is vital for air ambulance charities, even if it means facing your fear and going extreme.

    Dr Saad Jawaid

    "MAGPAS as a charity prepares you mentally and makes you feel that the limit is only in your mind and you can do stuff that you previously thought you couldn't do.

    "I can safely say that with MAGPAS I've been in situations which were dangerous and more stressful than a skydive would be."

    Dr Jawaid will complete the jump on 8 July.

  10. 'Average, if i'm being brutally honest'

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United boss Grant McCann has been reflecting on this mid-table season's trials and tribulations, ahead of their final League One game away to Bolton on Sunday.

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  11. Museum in running for national title

    The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket is in a short-list of five in the running to be named the UK's Museum of the Year.

    National Heritage Centre for Horseracing

    Officially opened by the Queen in November, this complex is home to the National Horseracing Museum, the Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art, and a yard for the Retraining of Racehorses charity.

    It is also home to two of the Queen's former racehorses and a virtual Clare Balding.

    Also shortlisted are:

    The winner will receive a £100,000 award.  

  12. Infamy, infamy... the Latin graffiti 'effect'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Daubing houses with Latin graffiti in an apparent protest against house prices in Cambridge did not dent the popularity of the vandalised luxury development, it seems.

    Four out of the five riverside homes in Chesterton were splashed with the words Locus in Domos Loci Populum on 4 April.

    It's thought the vandals meant the phrase to mean "local homes for local people".

    That was then:

    Latin graffiti on houses in Cambridge

    And this is now:

    Latin Graffiti on houses in Cambridge

    Three-and-a-half weeks later, you can still make out some of the words on the £1.25m homes.

    But, after a £4,000 cleaning bill, the paint's completely gone from the windows, frames and brickwork. It's just the cladding that's proving stubborn.

    Paul Ursell, from developer HC Moss (Builders) Ltd, told me they never really expected to be able to get rid of it all.

    New paint has been ordered from a specialist supplier and the cladding is expected to be like new again by the end of next week, he said. 

    Latin graffiti in Cambridge

    The homes gained infamy after the classically-inspired graffiti hit the media, and have been cordoned off for a fortnight after concerns about a planned protest by a national anarchist group.

    Although that was called off, the police said "about eight people and a dog" gathered outside King's College, about two miles away, and a small march did take place.

    Latin graffiti on houses in Cambridge

    None of this put off buyers, though. 

    Three out of the four were already under offer, and since then, they've all sold.

    Selling agent Bidwells told us: "We had a steady flow of people viewing the properties before the incident and following it. 

    "Those who visited after... were aware of what happened, but we did not find that it put anyone off." 

    So, "infamy, infamy.." Fans of those well-known words uttered by Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Roman romp Carry On Cleo, can finish this sentence for themselves. 

  13. Lunchtime weather: Dry, although some possibility of showers

    BBC Weather

    Mainly dry across Cambridgeshire today and into tomorrow.

    There will be some spells of sunshine this afternoon and most places will stay dry.

    The odd light shower is possible though with highs of 12C (54F). 

    Weather outlook
  14. Lord Sugar splits from Peterborough Apprentice winner

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Apprentice winner Joseph Valente, from Peterborough, has split from Lord Sugar two years after winning the show.

    Lord Sugar invested £250,000 into Valente's plumbing business in 2015.

    Lord Sugar with Joseph Valente

    They've now announced that Valente will take full control of ImpraGas - but they're parting on friendly terms.

    Lord Sugar said: "I'll still be on hand to offer any help and advice required. I wish Joseph and ImpraGas all the very best for the future and will follow their progress with much affection."

    Lord Sugar will now divest himself of his interest in the company, with Valente acquiring his shareholding and taking full control of the business.

    Valente added: "I am so grateful for everything Lord Sugar has done for me and I could not have asked for a better partner in the early stages of my business career.

    "I owe him a great deal. I am confident that with the winning business model we created together, I can continue to grow the business successfully."

    Find out more about who's still with, and not with, Lord Sugar here.

  15. Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.....

    #PeoplesCup

    Images from the 2017 FA People's Cup

    ....there'll be just under a hundred teams taking part in the FA People's Cup finals this weekend hoping to book their trip to Wembley.

    Each of the winners in the 16 categories in the free five-a-side competition will win tickets to the FA Cup final on 27 May, where they will be presented with their trophies.

    You can catch up with what's been going on in the competition here - and you'll be able to follow live coverage from the finals in Birmingham on Sunday and Monday.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, at J25 Rideaway.

    A14 Cambridgeshire - A14 partially blocked and slow traffic eastbound at J25, Rideaway (Hemingford Abbotts), because of a lorry fire.

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

  17. Array of weapons found in seized car

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    A rather unexpected discovery was found in this car, which was stopped after police were alerted to anti-social behaviour issues in Chatteris last night.

    Car

    The car, which was also uninsured, contained and array of offensive weapons...

    Knife
    Baseball bat
    Knife
  18. Ram-raided shop owner 'felt demoralised'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The manager of a Post Office in Chatteris, in which thieves tried, but failed, to steal an ATM from in the early hours of Wednesday morning, says he "felt like crying" when he saw the damage to his shop.

    Satish Karia owns the business on the High Street, and was at a Post Office conference when he heard the news.

    Satish Karia outside shop

    "Seeing the damage was so devastating and hurtful. Kind of demoralising," he said.

    "Something like this happened to us in 2012 and we went through hell then.

    "And subsequently to find out the damage was substantial - I felt like crying and giving up."

    Digger outside Post Office after ram-raid

    Mr Karia said he was overwhelmed by the support of the local community.

    "Everyone is so wonderful. They have been so sympathetic and understanding.

    "There has been so much offer of help that has come through. We were so taken aback."

  19. Weather: A dry, sunny day ahead

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    A bright but chilly start.

    Through the day, there will be good spells of sunshine with most places staying dry.

    The cloud will tend to increase by the afternoon.

    Highs of 13C (55F).  

    Weather forecast

    Keep up-to-date through the day on the BBC Weather website.

  20. Injuries after van crashes in Wisbech

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Three people were injured when this van left the road in Wisbech yesterday evening.

    Van in ditch
    Van in ditch
    Van in ditch

    The incident happened on the A1101 Sutton Road.

    Police say only one vehicle was involved.