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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 7 July 2017
  2. Posh and U's to meet in first competitive fixture for years
  3. A1101 shut after crash
  4. Greater Anglia apologise over Norwich-Cambridge disruption

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By Adam Jinkerson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Video content

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    The mother and colleagues of a zookeeper killed by a tiger have taken part in a skydive to raise money for her favourite charity.

  2. Our live coverage for the day

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

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

    Scroll back through today's feed for anything you may have missed, but we'll be back again with our regular updates of news, sport, travel and weather for Cambridgeshire.

    Have a great weekend.

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    Video caption: Parkrun: Huntingdon runners pay tribute to founder who died from cancer

    A Huntingdon running group has paid tribute to their founder one year after she died from cancer.

  4. Weather: Cloudy with possibility of sharp showers

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloud will develop from the north west bringing a small chance of isolated sharp showers across the BBC East region tonight.

    But it will remain dry for many areas with clear spells later.

    Weather chart

    Light rain or drizzle is possible across western counties later as the temperature falls to 12C (54F) in places.

    Saturday will be another dry day with sunny spells and some cloud and it will be cooler on the coast.

    Maximum temperature: 23C (76F)

    More details from BBC Weather:

  5. Rail line reopens after lightning strike

    Greater Anglia is reporting that the Norwich-Cambridge line is now open again.

    It had been closed following a lightning strikes on overhead cables between Attleborough and Thetford in Norfolk and between Shippea Hill and Ely in Cambridgeshire.

    However, delays are expected as services get back to normal.

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  6. Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire

    Let's take a quick look at some of the other stories being reported in Cambridgeshire today:

    • A police hunt using a sniffer dog was launched in Grantchester Meadows in Cambridge - but one man remains at large, reports the Cambridge News
    • A group of newly-graduated Cambridge students have faced a legal threatfalse from a publishing company following their plans to parody Enid Blyton's The Famous Five at the Edinburgh Fringe, says Varsity
    • Meanwhile, a Wisbech shopping centre is launching a kids club in a bid to help families enjoy their experience, writes the Fen Citizen
  7. Foal rescued from river

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    This forlorn foal had to be rescued by firefighters after falling into the river off Mill Road in Buckden.

    It went over the top of a weir before getting stuck downstream.

    Foal rescue

    The baby horse was saved using a flotation device and a harness, which guided it back on to the river bank.

    James Ball, from St Neots fire station, said the foal was "pretty lucky".

    The animal escaped largely unhurt and only had a small graze to one of his shins, he said.

  8. A1101 crash: Only 'slight injury' reported

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Just to update you on our post this morning...

    Fortunately only one person received "slight injury" when a lorry and a car crashed on the A1101 near Wisbech, according to police.

    They were taken to hospital to receive further treatment.

    The crash happened at about 08:45. The road has since reopened.

  9. Ely bypass delayed

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The opening of the new £36m Ely Southern Bypass has slipped back by about three months.

    The route - to connect Stuntney Causeway to Angel Drove and remove congestion from Ely Station - was due to open next Spring.

    Construction site for new Ely bypass

    However, it won't now be ready until late summer 2018 because of complications moving a high voltage power cable.

    Bob Menzies, from Cambridgeshire County Council, admitted it was disappointing...

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  10. Rogue gardener targeting victims

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    A rogue trader targeting elderly residents across St Ives and Huntingdon is being hunted by police.

    The offender has been offering to do gardening work at a reasonable price. However, he asks them to pay up front to cover the cost of tools and then doesn't complete the agreed work.

    Three incidents in the area in the last month are believed to be linked:

    • About £100 taken in Little How, St Ives, on 17 June
    • £450 taken in Greengarth, St Ives, between 19 June and 22 June
    • £750 taken across 28 June and 29 June in Ambury Road, Huntingdon

    The suspect is described as white, about 5ft 8in tall, aged in his early 40s and with short dark receding hair.

    Angie Wilson, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: "To reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a rogue trader we advise you to be very wary of giving work to anyone cold calling at the door or from a flyer posted through your letterbox.

    "The price may seem reasonable at first and this is designed to gain your trust. However, very quickly you will be asked for more money in order to complete the job, whilst the offenders do very little work.

    "My advice would be not to pay them a penny until the job is complete and you are completely satisfied. And if a gardener needs money to buy tools then he's in the wrong job. Don't fall for it."

  11. Loss of rail services between Norwich and Cambridge 'frustrating'

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    We've been following the major disruption to train services between Norwich and Cambridge following a storm yesterday.

    Lucy Wright

    Network Rail is trying to repair it but at the moment services via Thetford, Brandon and Ely have been suspended.

    Lucy Wright, of Greater Anglia railways, told the BBC: "Lightning struck in the Attleborough area which means we can't run services at all on the Norwich to Cambridge line.

    "It is very frustrating and out of our control. We do apologise to passengers."

  12. Posh and U's to meet in first competitive fixture for years

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough United, Cambridge United and Northampton Town will all be placed in the same group in next season's EFL Trophy.

    EFL Trophy group

    It'll be the first time county rivals Posh and U's will meet in a competitive fixture since December 2001.

    The fourth side - an invited academy team - will be announced next week.

    The dates for the ties are yet to be announced.

  13. Greater Anglia apologise over Norwich-Cambridge disruption

    Greater Anglia have issued a statement on the disruption to the Norwich-Cambridge rail line:

    "Train services are currently suspended between Norwich and Ely, owing to damaged signalling equipment caused by an electrical storm lightning strike on Thursday, 6 July.

    Norwich railway station

    "Network Rail is working with its suppliers to rectify the fault, however, there will be no services between Norwich and Ely until further notice and customers are advised not to travel.

    "We apologise to passengers for the severe disruption and inconvenience caused.

    "Customers travelling between Norwich and Cambridge can travel via Stowmarket. Tickets dated 7, July 2017 will be valid for use on Saturday, 8 July 2017 between Norwich and Cambridge.

    "Customers who have been affected by the disruption can claim compensation at this website."

  14. A1101 shut after crash

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The A1101 near Wisbech is currently closed due to a crash.

    Police say a car and a lorry are involved.

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    It happened about 08:45, with injuries not yet known at this stage.

    We'll keep you updated when we know more.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1101 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1101 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, between Peatlings Lane and Parson Drove Lane.

    A1101 Cambridgeshire - A1101 Sutton Road in Leverington closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Peatlings Lane junction and the Parson Drove Lane junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

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

  16. Lightning strike delays Norwich-Cambridge trains

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Trains between Norwich and Cambridge have been cancelled until further notice because of a lightning strike.

    Greater Anglia train

    Commuters faced long delays yesterday as services between Norwich and Diss, London, Cambridge and Ipswich were cancelled or delayed following thunder storms.

    The fire service was called out to deal with flash flooding incidents across Norfolk.

    Harford Manor School in Norwich is closed this morning after the school has flooded following an electrical fault.

    Stations affected include Ely, Lakenheath, Brandon, Thetford, Attleborough and Wymondham.

    For the latest, visit the Greater Anglia website, or follow them on Twitter.

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  17. Weather: Dry and very warm but cloudy later

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Bright or sunny spells will dominate and it will become very warm in a light breeze although cloud cover will increase in places.

    Some rain showers are expected during a very muggy night.

    Maximum Temperature: 27C (81F)

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  18. Good morning

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Welcome back to live updates for Cambridgeshire on Friday, 7 July.

    We'll bring you live news, sport, weather and travel updates from around the county until 18:00.

    First off, a look to the sky, and it appears something in particular has caught the eye of a couple of you...

    Ramsey St Mary's
    Histon

    A full forecast for the day is on the way.

    You can get in touch with the team by email, Twitter and Facebook.

  19. Our live coverage for the day

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for today's live update, we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

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

    Stay tuned to this page overnight for any breaking news from around the county.

    Have a great evening.