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Summary

  1. Government "disappointed" with progress of investigation into death of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni
  2. Father and daughter who won £700,000 on the National Lottery say they will "pay back" community for recent support
  3. A man arrested on suspicion of murder in Wisbech on Sunday remains in hospital with "minor injuries"
  4. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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We'll be back in the morning from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

Until then you can get involved with our live page at any time by sending us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Weather: Wintry showers dying out overnight

BBC Weather

After an afternoon of sunshine and hailstorms there will be wintry showers through the course of this evening, dying out later on. Minimum temperature: 0C (32F). 

Weather map
BBC

For a full forecast head to BBC Weather.

Inside information: Cambridge students and prisoners study together

University of Cambridge students have gone behind bars to study with inmates at a Category B prison, in a project studying the benefits of collaborative learning for prisoners.

Prisoner and Guard
Learning Together/Ministry of Justice

So far 22 prisoners have participated in the Learning Together initiative at HMP Grendon in Buckinghamshire, alongside students studying criminology at Cambridge.

Researchers say the project offers prisoners a "meaningful vision for the future after release". One of the participating inmates has already had a paper accepted by an academic journal, they said.

Headlines: Dangerous driving promise from justice minister following Alex Jeffery case...Wisbech murder arrest man remains in hospital

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here are the headlines in Cambridgeshire this evening:

  • Justice minister promises to look at death by dangerous driving sentencing, after Alex Jeffery case is raised in Commons
  • A man arrested on suspicion of murder in Wisbech on Sunday remains in hospital with "minor injuries"
  • Family of Whittlesey girl with half a brain wins Lottery and promises to pay back community for recent support  

BBC Weather Watchers: Hail storms hit Cambridgeshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Cambridgeshire may not have had any snow flurries like parts of East Anglia - but the county did get heavy hail storms this afternoon, as recorded by BBC Weather Watchers.

Snow flurry in Burwell
'MetMan R'

This was how a garden in Burwell looked, photographed by MetMan R.

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Alex Jeffery case prompts death by dangerous driving promise from government

The government is promising to consider whether to recommend tougher sentences for death by dangerous driving, after an MP raised the case of 21-year-old Alex Jeffery, who was knocked down and killed in Cambridge

Alex Jeffery
Cambridgeshire Police

Jack Mulcahy, 24, from Huntingdon, was jailed for four years and three months for killing Mr Jefferey in 2014. He was also banned from driving for five years. 

Heidi Allen, the Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, told the Commons the sentence was too lenient.

NHS England: 78% of junior doctors did not work today

BBC health editor tweets...

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Beheaded church statue a 'hate crime'

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Vandals who "beheaded" a statue in a Cambridgeshire church carried out a "hate crime and a crime against our heritage", an archaeologist has said.

Thomas Wendy memorial
Keith Edkins/Norman Hammond

As reported in the Cambridge News, the attack on the 17th Century Thomas Wendy memorial at All Saints in Haslingfield took place some time between 10 and 24 April.

The head of his son Sir William Wendy, who commissioned the monument, had been chopped off and stolen (shown above before and after).

Archaeologist Prof Norman Hammond, who photographed the damage, said it was a "hate crime directed at the church".  

A church collection box was also forced open, but was empty.

New Cambridge United sponsorship 'important to the club'

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A new sponsorship deal for Cambridge United, that will see the Abbey Stadium renamed the Cambs Glass Stadium, has been welcomed by a director at the club. 

Abbey Stadium
BBC

Cambridge-based Cambs Glass, sponsors of the dugouts this season, is becoming the official stadium naming rights partner, in what is described as a "significant financial agreement".

Dave Matthew-Jones, who is a former chairman of the supporters club, told the BBC: "It is really important to the club and it is good to have a sponsor that is local and one which is involved in the club."

Lottery-winning family of disabled girl praise support from 'amazing' community

Charlie Jones

BBC Local Live

The lottery-winning family of a little girl who had half her brain removed say they will use part of the money to pay back their "amazing" community, who raised funds to buy her a special bed

Lorraine Daniels, 41, and her father Derek Daniels, 77, from Whittlesey won £729,026 in last Wednesday's draw.

Lorraine Daniels and her father Derek DanielS
BBC

Recent fundraising events were held to buy a bed for Lorraine's six-year-old daughter Lotus, who currently sleeps in her mother's bed, so they can manage her seizures.

Ms Daniels said: "Who would have thought that when we placed that order, before the bed had even arrived, I would have won the Lottery and can now pay back the community so the money can go to another worthy cause."

Sacred statue beheaded in a church near Cambridge

Cambridge News

A 'sacred' figurine had its head snapped off in a church near Cambridge, prompting a police appeal for information.

Wisbech murder arrest man 'to remain in hospital'

Helen Burchell

BBC News

A man from Wisbech who was arrested on suspicion of murder is expected to remain in hospital until tomorrow, according to police. 

The 43-year-old man was arrested after a woman's body was found at a property in Mill Close on Sunday night. He was taken to hospital to be treated for "minor injuries".

A post-mortem examination on the woman is taking place this afternoon.  

Early morning drugs bust uncovers £8,000 of suspected class A drugs

Peterborough Telegraph

A man was arrested after an early morning drugs bust in Peterborough uncovered £8,000 of suspected class A drugs and £2,000 cash.

Weather: A mixture of sunny spells and showers this afternoon

This afternoon we will see a mixture of sunny spells and showers, which may turn heavy and thundery at times. Maximum temperature: 9C (48F). 

Bluebells and Oxslips in the sunshine.
'SHardy-nay'

BBC Weather Watcher Shardy-nay took this picture of Bluebells and Oxslips in the sunshine, near Swavesey, this morning.

David Cameron says doctors' strike is 'quite wrong'

Cameron: Doctors' strike is 'quite wrong'

Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium to be renamed

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

From the start of next season, the Abbey Stadium will officially be known as the Cambs Glass Stadium, as part of a new sponsorship deal.

Abbey Stadium
BBC

Cambridge United's chief executive Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the new stadium naming rights deal with Cambs Glass would "drive the club forward".  

Chairman Dave Doggett said: "It will always be the Abbey Stadium to our fans, but we live in a commercial world and this is a significant financial benefit to the club, which will allow us to continue investing in the first-team squad."

Whittlesey lottery winners to 'pay back' people who helped family

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A father and daughter who have won a £729,026 Lotto jackpot say they plan to "give back" to members of the local community who helped their family.

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Derek Daniels, 77, and his daughter, Lorraine Daniels, 41, from Whittlesey, are sharing a £2,187,078 jackpot with five other winners.

They say they plan to pay back local people who raised funds recently to allow Lorraine's disabled daughter Lotus to have a specialist bed.

Hillsborough inquests: Ely fan welcomes 'unlawfully killed' verdict

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A Liverpool fan from Ely, who was caught up in the Hillsborough disaster, says he is "so pleased" with the inquests' conclusion that the 96 people who died in 1989 were "unlawfully killed". 

Families outside the court
Getty Images

The jury decided the actions of match commander Ch Supt David Duckenfield amounted to "gross negligence" due to a breach of his duty of care for fans.

Christian Morris, who as an 18-year-old Liverpool supporter was at Hillsborough for the FA Cup semi-final, said: "There's still anger in there and a lot of hurt."

Live reporting from the Hillsborough Inquests

Doctors Strike: Junior doctors picket in Peterborough

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

This is the picket line outside Peterborough City Hospital today as part of the all-out strike by junior doctors in England.

Picket line outside Peterborough City Hospital
BBC

The NHS says 43 operations and about 800 outpatient clinic appointments have been cancelled at the hospital over the next two days because of the industrial action. 

Headlines: Junior doctors in Cambridgeshire join all-out strike...Government 'disappointed' with Cambridge student murder investigation

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

If you are just joining us, here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire:

  • Junior doctors in Cambridgeshire have joined picket lines as part of the first all-out doctors' strike in the history of the NHS
  • Government "disappointed" at progress into murder of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in Eygpt.
  • £700,000 lottery winners say they plan to give back to members of the community in Whittlesey who helped their family

Junior doctors' strike: What patients need to know

Junior doctors in England are on strike today and tomorrow from 08:00 to 17:00. The NHS says it is working hard to ensure as few patients as possible are affected, but what does this mean for people who need these services?

A&E
SPL
  • A&E: These services will continue to run throughout the strike but with other staff covering junior doctor roles
  • To access urgent medical help: You can still call NHS 111, visit your GP or see an out-of-hours doctor at an urgent care centre or walk-in centre
  • Visiting a GP: GPs may experience greater demand than normal, so it is best to contact your GP early if you need advice or an appointment, according to the NHS Choices website
  • Pharmacies and dentists: The strikes do not include any of these healthcare professionals. Services should run as normal

Government 'disappointed' with Giulio Regeni investigation

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

statement issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the murder of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in Eygpt says the government is "disappointed" with the limited progress made in the investigation.

Giulio Regeni poster
AP

The 28-year-old disappeared on 25 January, when the above poster was produced by concerned friends. His mutilated body was found in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo on 3 February.

Three months after Mr Regeni’s death, we are disappointed by the limited progress made. We are aware of allegations that the Egyptian security forces were responsible for the murder of Mr Regeni. These are unproven but we urge the Egyptian authorities to consider every possible scenario as they investigate."

Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement

Striking doctors 'testing patience'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A man whose operation at Addenbrooke's Hospital was cancelled today says striking junior doctors are testing his patience.

Striking doctors
Getty Images

John from Cambridge called BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to say he was was due to have a lesion on his vocal chords removed today. But the operation was cancelled because of the strike by junior doctors.

"It's all become very political and money orientated," he said. 

Tributes paid to 'lovely' Longstanton man Dishant Patel

Cambridge News

The family of a "lovely" young pharmacist who was "looking forward to the future" have paid tribute to him after he was killed in a crash.

Car crashes into church wall

Helen Burchell

BBC News

A church gate and wall were badly damaged when a car crashed into them last night.

Scene of accident at Elm
Fenland Police

Police think the driver of the Ford Fiesta lost control and careered off the road into All Saints Church in Elm, near Wisbech, at about 18:40.

The car was damaged but the driver was not injured, the ambulance service said.

Doctors' strike: Picket line formed outside Addenbrooke's Hospital

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

This is the scene outside Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where junior doctors have joined the first all-out strike in the NHS' history.

Demonstrators outside Addenbrooke's Hospital
BBC

About 50 people are currently on the picket line, holding banners with slogans such as "tired doctors make mistakes".

One striking doctor told me they were getting a positive response from passers-by: "There's been loads of support out here, people have been hooting their horns spontaneously." 

Why are junior doctors striking?

Victoria Derbyshire

The Victoria Derbyshire programme's Jim Reed has been taking a look at why the junior doctors' strike is taking place:

What is the junior doctors strike about?

Father and daughter from Whittlesey celebrate big Lotto win

Peterborough Telegraph

A father and daughter from Whittlesey are celebrating a life changing Lotto win after picking up more than £700,000.

Government 'appalled' by murder of Cambridge University student in Egypt

Helen Burchell

BBC News

The UK government says it is "appalled" by the murder of a Cambridge University student in Egypt.

Giulio Regeni'S university's pass
EPA

The body of 28-year-old Italian Giulio Regeni, which showed signs of torture, was found dumped near Cairo on 3 February.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released a statement condemning "the brutal manner of his killing" after a petition demanding the government intervened reached 10,000 signatures, meaning it was compelled to respond officially.

Cambridgeshire lottery winners expected to give away winnings

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A father and daughter from Whittlesey who scooped £700,000 on the National Lottery are expected to announce they are giving their winnings away to help the local community.

Lottery balls
BBC

Our reporter is on the way to Whittlesey, where an announcement is due this morning.

First ever all-out doctor strike under way at Cambridgeshire hospitals

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Junior doctors at Cambridgeshire hospitals have joined the first all-out doctors' strike in the NHS' history.

Addenbrooke's Hospital
BBC

It is the first time services such as A&E, maternity and intensive care have been hit in the long-running dispute over new contracts.

Rezwan Samad, a first year junior doctor in the county, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he doesn't know how long the dispute over new contracts will last: "It's a question I've been asking myself, I honestly don’t know. We're hoping this will bring it to an end." 

Wisbech murder arrest: Formal identification of dead woman expected today

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Formal identification is due to take place today of a woman in her 50s whose body was found in Wisbech.

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after police were called to a property in Mill Close on Sunday night.

More updates on this later.

Travel: Delays to trains running through Ely

BBC Travel

Trains travelling through Ely are being delayed by up to 30 minutes due to a points failure, Abellio Greater Anglia says.

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Headlines: Junior doctors in Cambridgeshire join strike...Formal identification expected on body found in Wisbech

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this morning:

  • Junior doctors in Cambridgeshire join first all-out doctors' strike in the NHS' history
  • Formal identification is due to take place today of a woman in her 50s whose body was found in Wisbech
  • Lottery winners from Whittlesey set to give away winnings to help local community  

Weather: A bright start with showers later

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

A bright and sunny start to the day but wintry showers are expected later. Maximum temperature: 9C (48F).

For a full forecast head to BBC Weather.

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Good morning. As ever we'll bring you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire until 18:00.

It's a bright, if chilly, start to the day in the county.  We have a full weather forecast coming next, and don't forget you can get involved with our live page at any time by sending us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.