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  1. Updates on Friday, 13 October 2017
  2. Two people killed after crash
  3. Man arrested on suspicion of rape after Peterborough attack
  4. Don't let fireworks off 'willy-nilly' says councillor

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By Alex Pope

All times stated are UK

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  1. The weekend weather: Warm, with sunny intervals

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A dry and cloudy night, with some clear intervals.

    Feeling warm and humid for the time of the year, with temperatures only falling to 13C (55F).

    Saturday will be mostly dry with a fair amount of cloud, but there should be some bright or sunny intervals.

    The moderate SW wind should eventually fall light, and temperatures should reach around 20C (68F).

    Weather graphic for 05:00 Saturday

    Another dry day for Sunday, with more in the way of sunshine - although high cloud may turn it hazy at times.

    Temperatures could climb to 24C (75F).

    Looking ahead to Mnoday - it's expected to remain largely dry and warm, with sunny spells. There's some uncertainty as to when a cold front will push in from the west, bringing the risk of a few showers and cooler air.

  2. Strictly: Smooth, smooth, quick, quick, smooth


    The star shaped paddle boards have been put away for another year, after a wonderful movie week on Strictly Come Dancing.

    So it's business as normal on Saturday night with Cambridgeshire's very own Aston Merrygold and Jonnie Peacock.

    Aston will be attempting a Quickstep to Mr Blue Sky by ELO while Jonnie is getting all American Smooth, to Cry Me a River by Michael Bublé.

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  3. 'Concerns growing' for missing teenager

    Police say they're "growing increasingly concerned" for the welfare of a missing 13-year-old Dullingham teenager.

    Tyler Parmar-Andrews was last seen on Monday, at the Abbey Swimming Pool, in Pool Way, Cambridge.

    There have been reported sightings of him around the Grafton Centre of Cambridge, but he's yet to be found.

    Tyler Parmar-Andrews

    He's 5'1" and was wearing a blue Puffa style jacket, a black t-shirt with "Santa Cruz" on it, light grey jogging bottoms and red Nike trainers.

    It's thought he might be in the Cambridge and Newmarket areas.

  4. Thieves plunder 100 pumpkins in Hallowe'en heist

    Cambridge News

    Cambridge News are reporting this afternoon that green-fingered criminals have carved out a plan to ruin Halloween in Cambridgeshire, by stealing 100 pumpkins from a field.

    They say a bumper crop was taken from a field off Long Drove in Ramsey Forty Foot sometime between 5 October and 9 October.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A11 Essex northbound severe disruption, between M11 J9 and A1307 Cambridge Road.

    A11 Essex - Slow traffic on A11 Saffron Walden northbound between the M11 J9 junction in Great Chesterford and Four Went Ways in Babraham, because of an earlier vehicle fire. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Man arrested on suspicion of rape after Peterborough attack

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery and sexual assault after police say they're linking two attacks in Peterborough.

    A woman in her 20's was sexually assaulted close to the Rhubarb Bridge on 30 September and a woman was grabbed and had her handbag stolen, also by Rhubarb Bridge on 6 October.

    Map of Peterborough

    Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything, and want to locate any dash-cam footage.

    Map of Peterborough

    The teenager has been released under investigation.

  7. Road reopens after two women killed in crash

    Puddock Road between Ramsey Hollow and Forty Foot Bank has just reopened after an earlier accident that left two women dead.

    They were in the back of a car, when it left the road and ended up in water-filed ditch.

    The road has been closed since about 07:00.

    Two men, who were also in the car, are recovering in hospital.

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  8. Art on display

    At this very moment, one of the largest pieces of community art is being put up at Ely Cathedral.

    The Great Community Mural will be on display this weekend to mark their Harvest Festival.

    It features creative artwork submitted by churches from all over the country and has previously been on display at St Paul's Cathedral (pictured below) and is 10m by 3m (33ft by 10ft).

    The Great Community Mural

    As well as the artwork, vintage farm machinery is also being moved into place.

    Tractor in Ely Cathedral
  9. Two women killed on Puddock Road

    More information has just been released by Cambridgeshire Police, after two women were killed in a crash on Puddock Road, Ramsey Forty Foot this morning.

    They were in the back of a silver Mazda 6, which left the road and went into a water-filled ditch at about 07:18.

    Two men, who were in the front of the car, got out and were taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital with minor injuries.

    The road is set to re-open within the hour.

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  10. Don't let fireworks off 'willy-nilly' says councillor

    Calls are being made in Peterborough for fireworks to mainly be used at specially organised events.

    Ed Murphy, the Labour Group Leader at Peterborough City Council raised the issue at a full council meeting, which received council backing.

    He believes that "fireworks should be used primarily at controlled events and that the further restriction of sale and use benefit public safety, community cohesion, reduce casualties and such a policy receives support from the Fire Service, animal welfare charities and the NHS".


    He says he brought the action as he just wants people to "stay safe".

    He added it's "not about banning people but about encouraging people to go to organised events and not let them off willy-nilly".

  11. Road remains closed after two people killed in crash

    Puddock Road between Ramsey Hollow and Forty Foot Bank, in Huntingdonshire, remains closed this morning after two people were killed in a crash.

    Police say four people were in the vehicle, which left the road and ended up in a water-filed ditch after 07:00.

    Two people, who were in the back of the vehicle, died while two people in the front have been taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital with minor injuries.

    The road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the morning.

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  12. BreakingTwo people killed after crash

    Two people have been killed after the vehicle they were in left the road and ended up in a water-filled ditch.

    Police are investigating after the crash on Puddock Road, off Ramsey Forty Foot, Huntingdonshire at about 07:18.

    We'll bring you more on this shortly.

  13. Weather: Feeling warm for October

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    A generally cloudy and windy day, with some warm or bright spells.

    It'll be mostly dry, with the chance of a few spots of light rain or drizzle.

    It's very warm for the time of the year, with temperatures peaking at 19C (66F).

    BBC Weather has a more localised forecast for you.

  14. Weather: Staying dry into Friday

    Staying fine and dry across the BBC East region with clear spells, but variable cloud arriving from the west.

    It'll drop to 9C (48F).

    Friday will be rather cloudy at times, but high pressure to south and east will bring sunny spells and highs of 20C (68F).

    BBC East weather map
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    Video caption: Norwich school sends Lego dog and astronaut into space

    The spacecraft falls into the sea, washes up in Germany and is returned to the school.

  16. 'Don't pull the cord' plea if taken ill on the train

    Greater Anglia passengers are being asked not to pull the emergency cord if there's a medical emergency on board a train.

    The rail company and the East of England Ambulance Service have agreed a new process for their control rooms to work together to allow them to get to the aid of sick passengers as quickly as possible.

    It asks passengers to either dial 999, or ask a member of staff for help, but not to pull the emergency cord.

    The ill passenger would be helped off the train when it arrives at the next station.

    Interior of Greater Anglia carriage

    If the cord is pulled, the train might stop between stations and may be inaccessible for a conventional ambulance.

    This could result in the passenger having to wait longer for medical assistance, as well as causing delays to train services.

    Last year it says trains were delayed to the equivalent of seven days due to passengers becoming ill on the Greater Anglia network.

  17. Upgrade work to boost rail services

    The project to upgrade the Ely rail junction will see both the Greater Cambridge Greater Anglia LEP and New Anglia LEP fund technical and feasibility work associated with the Ely area.

    They will each provide £3.3m, along with £2.2m from the Strategic Freight Network.

    This study, carried out by Network Rail, will provide options for funders to increase rail capacity and provide improvements for freight and pasenger services from King's Cross to King's Lynn, Ipswich to Peterborough, and Felixstowe to Nuneaton and beyond.

    Train on tracks

    The following rail lines are served by the Ely area:

    • Norwich to Thetford, Brandon and Cambridge, currently an hourly service
    • Norwich to Liverpool via Peterborough, hourly
    • Ipswich to Peterborough, two hourly
    • King's Lynn to London, half hourly at peak times, hourly at other times.
    • Wisbech to Cambridge where the track is in place and available to reopen