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  1. Updates on Monday, 11 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Nic Rigby

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Live updates for Cambridgeshire have finished for the day.

We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

Have a good evening.

Anger over street tables and chair costs in Cambridge

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A business owner in Cambridge has hit out at the increasing cost to have tables and chairs on the street. 

Benets cafe on King's Parade has four tables outside its outlet.


Two years ago Alex Griffiths paid £300 to Cambridgeshire County Council. Now he says it will rise to £1,250. 

Richard Lumley, head of street management at the council, said the costs are justified.

Weather: Rain likely later tonight... Clouds tomorrow

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

There may be dry spells, but more rain is likely later with low temperatures of 10C (50F).

Weather map

Cloud and rain are likely to move north during the morning on Tuesday, becoming brighter and drier and warmer from the south. High temperatures of 14C (57F).

Get the detailed forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Cancelled Flying Scotsman could come to East Anglia next year

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The organisers of a planned visit of the historic steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman, which has been cancelled due to safety concerns, say the historic engine could come to East Anglia next year.

Flying Scotsman
Getty Images

In February, its inaugural journey after restoration was disrupted after trespassing on the rail line and fears of this happening again have seen this May's trip between Ely and Norwich cancelled.

Marcus Robertson, organiser Steam Dreams, said the firm was looking at bringing the locomotive to the area next year.

Elected mayor plans for East Anglia 'flawed', says leading negotiator

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Plans for three counties in East Anglia - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk - to have a directly elected mayor with devolved powers are flawed, the Norfolk councillor leading negotiations admits.

Getty Images

George Nobbs, Labour leader of Norfolk County Council, said although flawed, the plans did have some things going for them and negotiations should continue.

The plans were opposed by Cambridge City Council before being announced by the government, and rejected by 64 votes to one by Cambridgeshire County Council last month.

Footballer Terry pays for funeral of eight-year-old Chelsea fan from Cambridge

Footballer John Terry has paid for the funeral of an eight-year-old Chelsea fan from Cambridge, who recently died from leukaemia.

The former England captain John Terry donated £1,600 to the family of Tommi Miller
Ruth Miller

The former England captain donated £1,600 to the family of Tommi Miller, who he met last year. He told the Cambridge News he was "totally devastated" to hear he had died.

Tommi's mother, Ruth, said she was "overwhelmed" by the gesture and is also planning to buy a "special headstone" with the money.

BreakingMinister appointed to oversee devolution

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock has been appointed as minister to oversee East Anglian devolution. 

Matthew Hancock MP

It follows concerns that the deal, announced in last month's budget for a directly-elected mayor for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, was running into trouble. 

I understand that Mr Hancock will be in charge of leading negotiations between the 23 local councils, several of whom have expressed concern that the devolution process is being rushed. 

Headlines: Flying Scotsman trip organisers hope locomotive can return next year... John Terry pays for Chelsea fan's funeral

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Headlines for this evening: 

  • Organisers which cancelled a trip of the Flying Scotsman to Cambridgeshire and Norfolk over safety concerns say they hope the locomotive can return next year
  • Footballer John Terry pays for the funeral of an eight-year-old Chelsea fan from Cambridgeshire who recently died from leukaemia
  • The leader of Norfolk County Council says he's expecting fireworks when the full council discusses East Anglian devolution

Trespassers on Flying Scotsman route

Here's the Flying Scotsman guard's reaction back in February to one of the incidents of trespass during the engine's inaugural journey, which has led to this year's visit to Ely and Norwich being cancelled.

The locomotive was halted near St Neots after about 60 people made it alongside the tracks during the journey from London King's Cross to York. 

Fears it could happen again as the train makes it way from London to Cambridgeshire have led to the cancellation.

Max Whitlock beats Louis Smith at British Championships

BBC Sport

Basildon gymnast Max Whitlock beat Peterborough's Louis Smith to take gold in the Masters event at the British Gymnastics Championships at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Both posted huge pommel scores, but Smith had to settle for silver as his 16.1 was bettered by Whitlock's 16.325.

It was a re-run of November's World Championships final, which was also won by Whitlock.

Delays on Frank Perkins Parkway in Peterborough after serious crash

Peterborough Telegraph

serious crash between two cars has shut one lane of the A1339 in Peterborough and the entry slip road at Boongate this afternoon.

Burglars steal jewellery from Cambridge home

Burglars used garden tools to enter a Cambridge property and steal jewellery, police said.

It happened between Sunday 3 and Monday, 4 April, in Cromwell Road.

A pocket watch and a pair of silver, white and purple cufflinks were taken. Police said they were of "great sentimental value" and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Cromwell Road, Cambridge

Petition on killed student in Egypt gains 10,000 signatures

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A petition to the British government to make sure there is a "credible investigation" into the death of an Italian Cambridge University student killed in Egypt has garnered more than 10,000 signatures.

Regeni's student card found in a raid by Egyptian police, it is alleged

The body of Giulio Regeni, which showed clear signs of torture, was dumped beside a road near Cairo on 3 February.

A group of UK academics and human rights campaigners fear Mr Regeni, who was researching union activities in the country, may have been killed by government security forces. But Egypt says a criminal gang was behind his death.

If a petition to the House of Commons gets more than 10,000 signatures the government must respond to it.

Showmen's Guild in last-ditch bid to save funfair at Cambridge's Midsummer Fair

Cambridge News

Fairground organisers have made a last-ditch plea to save the rides at Cambridge's Midsummer Fair.

Travel: Two vehicle crash causing delays in Peterborough

BBC Travel

A crash between two vehicles on the A1139 Frank Perkins Parkway in Peterborough has led to one lane being closed westbound at junction five and a slip road being shut.

Peterborough man arrested over art dealer death

A second man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a respected historian found knifed to death at his home. 

The suspect, a 50-year-old from Peterborough, is being held on suspicion of murdering Oxford-educated Adrian Greenwood, 42, who was found dead by his cleaner. 

Adrian Greenwood

His body was discovered in the hallway of his four-storey property in Iffley Road, Oxford, at about 15:00 last Thursday, Thames Valley Police said. 

A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on the day Mr Greenwood's body was found was released without charge on Saturday.

Headlines: Flying Scotsman trip called off... Cancer treatment scan 'revolutionary'

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The headlines for Local Live in Cambridgeshire at lunchtime:

  • Plans for historic steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman to travel from Ely to Norwich in May have been called off over safety concerns
  • The first cancer patient in Europe has been scanned with a "revolutionary" new technique, which could allow Addenbrooke's doctors to see whether a drug is working within a day or two of starting treatment
  • Graham Westley says his Peterborough United side have the ability to turn around their form over the last few weeks of the season

Weather: Increasingly cloudy... rain spreading

BBC Weather

It will become increasingly cloudy through the afternoon with outbreaks of rain spreading to southern and western parts by early evening, with a high temperature of 15C (59F).


Man sought by police over £100,000 fraud

Police are trying to trace a man in connection with a number of frauds in Cambridgeshire worth a total of £100,000.

Matthew Holloway
Cambridgeshire Police

Matthew Holloway, 45, is believed to be in the eastern region.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridgeshire Police.

Flying Scotsman: Ely to Norwich trip cancelled

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Plans for the historic steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman to travel through the county in May have been called off over safety concerns.

The Flying Scotsman
Getty Images

In February, its inaugural journey after restoration was disrupted after trespassing on the rail line.

First reported by the Ely Standard, the organisers of the East Anglian Cream Tea ride said the Flying Scotsman would no longer run between Ely and Norwich.

They said the service would have to first run from London King's Cross to Ely and there were fears that the popularity of the train could lead to similar trespassing - putting lives at risk on this part of the line.

Cambridgeshire hospitals pay out £80m in compensation

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Cambridgeshire hospitals have paid out almost £80m in compensation claims in the past five years.

Adddenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

More than 700 patients and staff have made a claim against a hospital or mental health trust in the past five years, figures from the Department of Health show.

The trust that runs Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has paid out the most - about £40m to nearly 300 claimants - while Cambridgeshire Community Services paid the least at about £800,000.

Duxford unveils roadway 'crucial' to World War Two Normandy landings

Katy Prickett

BBC News

A piece of the temporary floating harbour that helped the Allies invade Normandy in 1944 has been restored and put on display.

A section of its roadway has been donated to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire.


Press officer Esther Blaine said the harbour was "crucial to the success of the Allies" and the roadway was "the only one of its type in the UK".

It was used to bring men and supplies from ships to Normandy's beaches.

Train passengers heard 'loud bang'

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Passengers have been telling BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about their experiences after a Norwich to Cambridge train struck a tractor near Thetford yesterday.

The damaged train

Passenger Chris Last, from Brighton, heard a "loud bang and a hell of a jolt". 

"Bits of the tractor shot down the side and took out some of the windows. I was covered in broken glass. The train was rocking and grinding, I thought it was going to tip over but thankfully it didn't. It didn't derail," he said.

"Everyone was a bit dazed and confused, but everyone rallied round and was very supportive and helpful to one another. It was pretty terrifying, kind of a moment of thinking, is this it?"

Cambridge continue promotion push

BBC Sport

Cambridge United maintained their revival and promotion aspirations under manager Shaun Derry with a 1-0 win over Newport County at Rodney Parade.

James Dunne
Getty Images

Cambridge are three points off a play-off spot while Newport's cushion over the bottom two is cut to 11 points.

The U's had the better of a low quality contest, with Newport failing to produce a single effort on target. James Dunne (pictured) scored the winner midway through the second half after smart work from Luke Berry.

Hildersham church loo flushes out ancient skeletons

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Parishioners had to wait for their new toilet after skeletons dating from as far back as the Anglo-Saxon era were unexpectedly found at a church during building work.

Some 40 graves lay just 45cm (18in) below a path outside Holy Trinity Church in Hildersham, near Cambridge.

Andrew Westwood-Bate

Archaeologists examined 19 intact skeletons from the 9th or 10th Century, predating the church by several hundred years, but left 24 graves intact.

The toilet has now been completed and the skeletons laid in a new grave.

Peterborough play-off hopes end following loss

BBC Sport

Peterborough were narrowly beaten by Rochdale as all three goals came in the first half at the ABAX Stadium.

Michael Smith
Getty Images

Rochdale's Joe Bunney broke the deadlock, netting from six yards before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing doubled the lead against his old club from close range.

Michael Smith (pictured) then halved Posh's deficit from 25 yards, 10 minutes before half-time. The result ends Peterborough's play-off hopes, with Posh sitting 14 points outside the top six.

Train lines back open after crash with tractor

Train lines have reopened this morning with no major disruption after a Norwich to Cambridge train struck a tractor near Thetford yesterday. 

The tractor driver is in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, and the train driver is thought to have a non-serious injury to his hand.

About 135 passengers were on board, but no-one was severely hurt.

Train crash
Alex Youngs

Weather: Dry and windy, turning cloudy with rain possible

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

It'll be a dry and breezy morning across the county with some sunny spells. 

It will turn increasingly cloudy through the afternoon though, with outbreaks of rain spreading to southern and western parts such as St Neots by the early evening. 

Maximum temperature: 15C (59F). For more information, watch my full forecast for the region below...

Latest news: Railway line reopens after crash... Hospital trusts pay £80m in compensation

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's the latest news in Cambridgeshire:

  • The railway line between Cambridge and Norwich has re-opened this morning after a train struck a tractor near Thetford yesterday
  • Hospital trusts in Cambridgeshire have paid out almost £80m in compensation claims in the past five years
  • There was a win for Cambridge United at the weekend, but Peterborough suffered a narrow loss

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David Keller

BBC News

Hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to grab some of the sunshine.

It's another week, so we'll be kicking off Cambridgeshire Live again, bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates as they come in to our Cambridge newsroom until 18:00.

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