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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 18 April 2016
  2. A body found washed up in Dorset has been formally identified as missing junior doctor Rose Polge originally from Melbourne, police said
  3. The number of pupils being given a place at their first preference primary school in Cambridgeshire has increased, but the figure in Peterborough has lowered
  4. A woman in Peterborough who lost her house in a fire last week says she's been "shocked" and "stunned" by the amount of support she's received over the weekend
  5. Two Cambridgeshire villages are hosting a mental health awareness week for the first time
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

New male grooming salon in Peterborough

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Peterborough's first male grooming and waxing salon has opened.

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Craig Easeman, the owner of Groom and Butler in Werrington, told me: "Guys are [in] this day and age quite shy, so the idea of the business is to create this private atmosphere but professional at the same time... without the embarrassment of being spotted or walking through a female hairdresser's."  

Mother and young children attacked in racially aggravated incident in Peterborough Asda

Peterborough Telegraph

A woman and her two young children were attacked in a racially aggravated incident which took place inside Asda in Peterborough.

Weather: Cloudy tonight with a fine dry day tomorrow

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Staying cloudy for the evening with the chance of some spots of rain.  Some clear spells developing later, particularly across the eastern half of the region. 

There's a risk of frost under any cloud breaks with lows of 2C (36F).

BBC weather map
BBC

Tomorrow, any early frost clearing to bring a fine dry day with sunny spells. Turning cloudy at times but feeling warm in the sunshine with light winds. Highs of 13C (55F).  

You can get a more detailed forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

House fire victim had no insurance

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A house fire victim said she had no insurance because the current economic climate had forced her to "cut corners" to save money.

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Mandy Rennie's house in Bretton, Peterborough, was completely destroyed after an incense stick caught a wicker basket alight on Thursday evening.

She told me rumours had surfaced that the fire was a so-called "insurance job", but she said she was not gaining financially and insurance was considered "one of those things you don't need".

Headlines: Body found named as doctor... House fire victim had no insurance

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The headlines for Cambridgeshire this evening:

  • A body found washed up in Dorset has been confirmed as that of the missing doctor from Cambridgeshire - Rose Polge
  • A Peterborough house fire victim says she had no insurance because she had to cut costs
  • National Audit Office to investigate £725m NHS contract for Cambridgeshire, which collapsed last year

MP welcomes audit investigation into NHS contract collapse

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The National Audit Office's decision to investigate the collapse of a £725m NHS contract has been welcomed by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. 

Daniel Zeichner MP
BBC

UnitingCare won a competitive tender to supply older people and adult community healthcare in Cambridgeshire last April, but the contract was ended in December. 

"Cambridge taxpayers and patients deserve to find out the full picture," said Mr Zeichner, Labour.

Gymnastics: Louis Smith apologises for Twitter comments

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Peterborough's Louis Smith has apologised for comments he made on Twitter following the recent British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool. 

Smith, who claimed silver on the pommel horse, wasn't happy with the standard of judging...

Louis Smith
Getty Images

I am actually really bitter. Thought I done enough, passionate about my sport my journey and my dreams. The cut is open and deep and the judges are rubbing salt in it."

Louis Smith on TwitterGymnast

However, the 26-year-old Olympic medalist has now apologised, admitting he allowed his emotions to get the better of him.  

Man seriously injured in A142 crash in Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Telegraph

A serious collision is blocking the A142 near Sutton.

Football: 'We were unconvincing' - Peterborough's Graham Westley

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Graham Westley says his Peterborough side must develop "greater resilience". 

Posh beat Colchester 4-1 on Saturday, but Westley feels they "toiled" for large parts of the match. 

Graham Westley
Peterborough United

It wasn't very comfortable. They controlled the ball for long periods, we toiled and hung on and our goalkeeper was overworked. It wasn't a convincing performance.

Graham WestleyPeterborough United

Peterborough are heading to Barnsley in League One on Tuesday, having lost eight of their past 13 matches. They're 14th in the table with four games left to play. 

Audit Office to look at Cambridgeshire NHS contract collapse

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The collapse of a £725m NHS contract to deliver adult community services in Cambridgeshire is to be investigated by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
PA

UnitingCare won a competitive tender to supply older people and adult community healthcare last April, but the contract was ended in December.

Sir Amyas Morse, comptroller and auditor general of the NAO, has written to Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner to say it will hold an "independent investigation into all of the factors which led to the termination of the UnitingCare contract".

Weather: Light showers this afternoon

BBC Weather

Through the afternoon one or two light showers are possible, though many places will stay dry with winds easing through the day. A high temperature of 11C (52F).

Weather map
BBC

Headlines: Body confirmed as missing doctor... House fire family praises support

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's your lunchtime headlines for Cambridgeshire:

  • It's been confirmed that a body found washed up in Dorset is that of the missing junior doctor from Cambridgeshire, Rose Polge
  • A new primary school in Cambridgeshire is already planning to expand, before it's even opened
  • A woman whose house was ruined by a fire last week in Peterborough says she can't believe how much support she's been given

Football: Cambridge United to 'monitor' defender Leon Legge

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Cambridge United defender Leon Legge is being assessed following Saturday's draw against Carlisle. 

Leon Legge
Getty Images

The former Gillingham man was substituted midway through the second half after picking up a suspected hamstring problem.

The U's are hosting Morecambe in League Two on Tuesday. It's their penultimate home match of the current season. 

Gypsy site plan recommended for approval

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Plans for a private gypsy and traveller caravan site in Huntingdonshire are being recommended for approval tonight.

Aerial shot showing the site in the middle
Google

An application has been put in for the Kym Stables, in Kimbolton Road, Hail Weston.

The scheme for four caravan pitches is opposed by Great Staughton Parish Council, but is being supported by council officers who say it fits in with council planning policy.

'Boaty McBoatface' tops public vote as name of polar ship

David Keller

BBC News

I still can't stop laughing about this story even a few weeks on... but it's now official - Boaty McBoatface has become the overwhelming choice in a public vote to name a £200m polar research ship.

Artist impression of new polar ship
Nerc

The name, suggested by former BBC Radio Jersey presenter James Hand, went viral, crashing the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) website.

Boaty McBoatface was the runaway winner with 124,109 votes. The second most popular choice, Poppy-Mai, had 34,371.

Nerc said that according to its competition rules it would have the final say on any name.

Body found on beach confirmed as missing doctor

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A body found washed up in Dorset is that of a missing junior doctor, police have said.

Rose Polge
Devon and Cornwall Police

The body of Rose Polge, 25, who worked at Torbay Hospital in Devon and was originally from Melbourn, was recovered from the sea east of Portland Bill headland on 1 April.

The doctor's car was found in February at Ansteys Cove near Torquay, the town where she worked. Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed that Ms Polge has now been formally identified.

Cambridge's most prolific police speed trap areas revealed

Cambridge News

The News can today reveal where police speed traps are set up in the Cambridge area and where the most drivers are caught flouting the limit, including accident blackspots on the A14.

Peterborough prepares for Queen's landmark birthday

Patriotic Peterborough is getting dressed to impress in readiness for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on Thursday.

Queen on the Guildhall
Peterborough City Council

This picture of the Queen appeared on the Guildhall this morning.

The council has also strung bunting around the city centre and a beacon will be lit on the big day followed by a tea party hosted by the mayor.

Woman 'overwhelmed' by support after house fire

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A woman whose house was ruined by a fire last week in Peterborough says she can't believe how much support she's been given over the weekend.

Bretton house fire
BBC

Mandy Rennie and her three children escaped safely before fire crews arrived in Bretton on Thursday evening. The blaze was believed to have been started by the ember from an incense stick.

She said: "There have been lots of donations coming through the door [where she's currently staying], I feel quite humbled from it all... I just feel really grateful, I'm absolutely stunned." 

Cambridgeshire firefighters get new uniforms

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Cambridgeshire firefighters will look a little different from this week, as new dark navy and orange protective kits with yellow helmets replace the blue and yellow clothing worn for more than a decade.

New Cambridgeshire firefighters uniform
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the new kit uses the latest technology, is lighter in weight and provides better protection. All fire crews should have the new uniforms by Friday.

Chief fire officer Chris Strickland, said: "A host of options went through rigorous testing before our staff chose the very best fit for them."

Cambridgeshire sees increase in pupils getting first choice primary school, while it lowers in Peterborough

Kerry Devine

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Thousands of parents in the county will find out today which schools their children have got into.

We've discovered there's been a steady increase in the number of pupils being given a place at their first preference primary school in Cambridgeshire, but the figure in Peterborough has gone down.

Primary school
BBC

Provisional data from Cambridgeshire County Council shows 91.7% of pupils have been given a place at their first choice. This compares with 90.13% in 2015 and 90.12% the year before.

However, figures from Peterborough City Council show that out of the 2,864 applications made on-time, 88% of parents were offered their first preference. This compares to 90.7% in 2015 and 88% in 2014.

Cambridgeshire villages hold mental health awareness week

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Two Cambridgeshire villages are hosting a mental health awareness week for the first time after three teenagers in Histon and Impington suffered mental health issues, with one attempting suicide.

Depression generic
BBC

The villagers said they aim to raise awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding poor mental health in everyone from toddlers to older people. The idea was thought up between the local vicar and a councillor who wanted to do something to help at a local level.

It includes assemblies and activities at schools, a workshop for parents and an information evening on dementia.

Weather Watchers: Blue sky across Cambridgeshire

BBC Weather Watchers

There is some beautiful blue sky across Cambridgeshire this morning, although some cloud is creeping in - as we can see in this photograph of a garden in Cottenham.

Blue sky and cloud over Cottenham
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Latest headlines: Cambridgeshire increase, Peterborough decline in first preference school places... House fire victim 'stunned' by support

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

  • The number of pupils being given a place at their first preference primary school in Cambridgeshire has increased, but the figure in Peterborough has lowered
  • A woman in Peterborough who lost her house in a fire last week says she's been "shocked" and "stunned" by the amount of support she's received over the weekend
  • Two Cambridgeshire villages are hosting a mental health awareness week for the first time

Today's weather: Generally cloudy

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

After some early sunshine there will be a good deal of cloud for much of the day, with one or two light showers possible this afternoon.

Maximum temperature: 11C (51F).

Get the detailed forecast for where you live at BBC Weather.

Welcome to the live page for Cambridgeshire

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to a new week on Cambridgeshire Local Live. 

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